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  1. I complained about this last Sunday, I do not agree with letting everyone off Orion bat the same time. I had to stop at the exit cause of the bottle neck, sorry that's not social distancing. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    4 points
  2. Last year, the worst spot on The Beast was at the end of the turnaround before the first lift hill...this year the horrible jolt is just gone from that spot...well done team!
    3 points
  3. THIS is the kind of food these parks should have. Original food that you can’t get elsewhere
    3 points
  4. They seem to be sacrificing their own rules and health practices for capacity sake. When everyone scrambles off at once there is almost no way to stay six feet away from another guest. This is made very clear when all the other rides in the park abide by the rules but the newest latest and greatest chooses to ignore them. Uncomfortable.
    3 points
  5. Been in the works since February! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/july/kings-island-foodie-news-chicken-sandwich-added-to-chicken-shack-menu
    2 points
  6. New chicken sandwich at the Chicken Shack! Now the question remains: is it the best chicken sandwich available at the park?
    2 points
  7. That's a good point about build up coasters as well. I do think it would look great in that spot too. They could possibly even fit the coaster and a couple small flats like the teacups and tilt-a-whirl and get the best of both then.
    2 points
  8. 2 points
  9. Or maybe just read the signs that are already there? Both ride signs are right above their respective entrances.
    2 points
  10. You didn't have to do it anyway. They will ask you the 4 questions at the park
    2 points
  11. But if you have the mask then social distancing is less imperative.
    1 point
  12. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/july/kings-island-foodie-news-chicken-sandwich-added-to-chicken-shack-menu The best chicken sandwich at Kings Island on a Sunday! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  13. Sandwich looks good. Looks like they stole someone from Popeyes to make this for them. Just need the spicy sauce on it.
    1 point
  14. New Development: the area is being cleared out.
    1 point
  15. LOL. WHAT exactly were those things supposed to be? Every use of them so far is just weird and out of place.
    1 point
  16. Honestly it'd be a toss up for me. I think a coaster like that would be great and fit in well with the area and working for younger kids with the height while still thrilling enough for the whole family. I also feel it would attract more people and give the park a bigger return on investment. However I do feel the a flat ride/ferris wheel package would offer more variety and expand the offerings of the park as a whole. We already have two good children's/family coasters in PS (though a KF style one would blow them out of the water) and a similar style offering on a bigger scale with Mysti
    1 point
  17. Unlike Vortex, Volcano and Stinger sat on relatively flat land. I'm not an expert on construction or demolition but I think the digging and grading might have more to do with removing footers and whatever remnants of Vortex were left over. They could be prepping for a future addition but I don't see the need if its going to take a while, unless of course the company they hired is under some type of contract to tend to that land. That or maybe grading and digging is just part of the destruction process?
    1 point
  18. These projects tend to take awhile. However, the interesting thing is, they’re still digging and grading the site. It isn’t being dealt in the same manner KD dealt with Volcano Site or DP with Stinger.
    1 point
  19. I absolutely agree. But a small investment would go a long way in my opinion.
    1 point
  20. Not trusting the KIC information on our main pages is an automatic one week ban from the forums. Just kidding!!
    1 point
  21. I really enjoyed the Red Racer this year after the off season track work. It was the only thing I rode during my visit other than Orion. I had just enough time to kill before getting in line at my assigned time, remembered reading about the Red Racer getting track work for this year, and walked right onto the front seat so I got a good look at things. The ride was noticeably smoother. I didn’t know The Beast got track work as well. Dang! I thought I experienced all the 2020 coaster improvements. You‘ve tempted me to the park again lol. Hopefully we will get some open days at the park this fa
    1 point
  22. So here’s the post I wrote about work being done at WCO: https://coasternation.com/new-markers-appear-at-cedar-point/?doing_wp_cron=1595570487.7171280384063720703125
    1 point
  23. Keep in mind I don't work for the park anymore, but I would have to say capacity. Tbh, it's hit or miss if you get social distancing on other rides because the ride attendants can't make you move once you're past the exit, so people sometimes stop. Doing it this way takes away about 10-15 seconds that would otherwise be spent dismissing row by row and it means the crew can probably dispatch another 4-5 trains per hour.
    1 point
  24. Orion is the only coaster that can match Fury dispatch times. Easy restraints and NO bins. Leviathan bins are a nightmare. Everyone at Wonderland, which is my home park, always carries enough for a weekend in the country. The crew tries hard, but with the bins its never super fast. I was very impressed with the Orion ops on my visit, should bode well for eventual crowded day ops, whenever that finally happens again.
    1 point
  25. No Johnny Quest afaik - but Moby Dick showed up in this form...
    1 point
  26. There is very little information on any of Bruce Bushman's concept art, but every news story or blog post I can find suggest it was for a never-built Hanna-Barbera park... not for Kings Island. I'd imagine that some of the ideas dreamed-up for this Hanna-Barbera Land made their way into Kings Island several years later, but (based off everything I can find and that I've read) it was not made for Kings Island. And, again, saying that the Moby Dick ride was "proposed for Kings Island" or that the concept art was for "a boat attraction in the spot of land that eventually became the site of Enchan
    1 point
  27. Finally, we can again night-ride The Beast in August
    1 point
  28. Only a few days for Springboro. Not sure about Mason. But I'm betting it's Aug 17...
    1 point
  29. It's not masks. It's the fact that there's a pandemic.
    1 point
  30. ^Except most schools have pushed their start back...
    1 point
  31. Got on it for the first time last Friday. In my opinion, Orion is nothing special. The first drop is awesome, pretty much the same as every other first drop on a giga. The high banked hill is interesting, but not much force to speak of. Not very much air time either. The trim breaks on the last big air time hill pretty much kills any air time you could have gotten for the rest of the ride. I was left very unimpressed. Vs the other giga coasters I've been on ( Millennium, Fury, Leviathan, & I305) Orion is definitely at the bottom with I305. Doesn't really compare to the others. Sent from m
    1 point
  32. Also note on August calendar park is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays for the first two weeks of August and starting August 17 closed Monday through Friday for the remainder of August - not many summer operating days left.
    1 point
  33. We were talking about this in another thread. Sounds like someone jumped a fence at Soak City to escape an accident. They locked down the park.
    1 point
  34. What is that helicopter doing? It literally has all of the rides shut down because it is getting extremely close to the rides.
    1 point
  35. Log jam at temp check. All lanes. Helicopter flying around.
    1 point
  36. And no reservations could end up deterring people from going that have a long drive to park and risk it being at "capacity" when they arrive or people now concerned that the crowd levels will not be maintained as well as they were....wouldn't that suck for the park if attendance goes down now...
    1 point
  37. Reservations aren't keeping them from hitting capacity. It's masks. They aren't going anywhere. You'll be fine.
    1 point
  38. Curious if the no reservations is effective immediately or if it will be effective in August. We have reservations for next Monday and Tuesday, and it would suck to get there for our reservations and then find they've hit capacity, although I guess they have a way of figuring out how many tickets were already pre-sold. On the other hand, we're going next week, which is the final week of closing at 7 p.m., so maybe people will sit it out until they can stay a bit later the next week.
    1 point
  39. It will be interesting to see if they still open parking tolls at 10:15 and allow rides on Orion from 10:30 - 11:00.
    1 point
  40. It's never been a requirement to enter the park. They ask you as you enter.
    1 point
  41. Woo hoo! Evening hours!! Not sure how I feel about the reservation system disappearing...quite a gamble.
    1 point
  42. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  43. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  44. A reference to a favorite ride in the queue of another.
    1 point
  45. Orion taking everyone by Storm
    1 point
  46. The park needs more total family rides. Ones that EVERYONE can ride. Right now this category includes the train, helicopters, antique cars, the very Boo Blasters and the Carrousel. Plus the Eiffel Tower attraction. Gone are the Turnpike, Skyway, Monorail, Rub-a-Dub, the Zodiac and 2nd Antique car ride. All were nice slow rides that everyone could ride ( unless fear of heights on a couple) There is a reason that Disney is so well attended. It’s because everyone can do a high number of the attractions together regardless of their age, ride tolerance, etc. Regional
    1 point
  47. ^Also, think of what could happen if the Junkyard coaster was relocated to either Action Zone or sent to another park. Think of what a massive, iconic and fun roller coaster than could take up those two plots.
    1 point
  48. The replacement has been announced! Introducing Dragon Slayer!: https://www.facebook.com/AdventurelandParkIowa/videos/3379721235372714/ Photo courtesy of Coaster-Nation:
    1 point
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