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  1. Kings Dominion and Canada's Wonderland didn't have the same stand up ride that Kings Island had. I rode all three and their similarities were different. The stand up coaster at each park gave over 20 million rides and remained popular with guests from the day they opened until giving their last rides. The retirement of each of the three rides were met with a great deal of sadness by guests. For some it was their first big coaster, or their favorite ride. For others it may have been the site of their first job. Literally thousands of people have wonderful memories of these stand up coasters.
    13 points
  2. @coaster sally, Other manufacturers besides Intamin can make enjoyable thrilling rides. As @DonHelbig said, maybe go and enjoy the rides for what it is instead of writing about what it isn't. The rest of us are here because we love Kings Island and the industry. Things like the awesome blog post @Kyle Kruthoffer wrote. This is one of the many things most KIC members enjoy reading and discussing about and what we are all about. Thanks Kyle for the blog post.
    7 points
  3. "They?" I can only speak for myself, but I have been fortunate enough to have ridden the following Stand-Up coasters in my life: King Cobra (Kings Island), Shockwave (Kings Dominion), Skyrider (Canadas Wonderland), Chang (Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom), Georgia Scorcher (Six Flags over Georgia), Iron Wolf (Six Flags Great America), Riddler's Revenge (Six Flags Magic Mountain), Mantis (Cedar Point), Vortex (Carowinds), and Batman the Escape (Astroworld.) Of course opinions about coasters is subjective. But out of those, King Cobra and Skyrider easily held my top spots. Chang proba
    7 points
  4. No, it doesn't. I'm not on the lookout for things like this when I experience attractions. I'm just trying to enjoy the moment and have fun.
    5 points
  5. Wait. You guys go to the park to have fun? I’ve had a season pass since 2004 so I can complain about things on the Internet.
    4 points
  6. Kyle is doing great stuff! Love his historical documentation.
    4 points
  7. @Kyle Kruthoffer, dam son. Included is a Togo promo video for the stand up model. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/august/the-astro-comet-remembering-king-cobra What are your memories of King Cobra?
    3 points
  8. got a night ride on orion last night, honestly think being up and seeing the city lights around you before being plunged into darkness is better than The Beast's night ride Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    3 points
  9. Not really marker related, but the light post by the SOB queue is on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/479956965515693/permalink/1653226314855413/
    3 points
  10. That's my purse! I don't know you!
    3 points
  11. Probably the constant spam of articles he wants clicks on, or maybe that tree by The Beast that led to nothing. I can continue.
    2 points
  12. How does that foot taste? I don’t feel like sharing more since so many want to bash others. Be lucky I shared these as there are many more. You all need to learn to respect other members. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  13. Costco usually has whole boneless rib roasts for about $9/lb averaging about 15lbs, though our location hasn’t had them the past couple of months. Most full service grocery stores will sell them if you ask the butcher, best to call first. I usually cut them in half, slice steaks with half then smoke the other half as a roast and have prime rib for dinner and then put leftovers portion on the slicer and have the best roast beef ever, melts like butter. As to what temp to cook it? As with all things whatever tastes best to you. No wrong answer here. The ends will always be
    2 points
  14. Here's the Coaster Nation article updated: https://coasternation.com/new-markers-appear-at-kings-island/?fbclid=IwAR30RlDkdFDyB2fHAj6Fnfg-rNZP09lNjFLkGi9oGbz1j6K4QQ5h1yAaa34
    2 points
  15. Yeah, I’m with ya. As I stated in my post, the B&Ms are taxing on the body. Don’t know if I agree about the aesthetics. I think there’s a certain beauty to the old school industrial rides. I don’t spend days and nights lamenting the loss of KC, but I do enjoy telling the stories about it from time to time.
    2 points
  16. They were also used to build the Son of Beast. Really makes you think. owo
    2 points
  17. It was a little past medium, but there was some pink in the meat on my sandwich, which I posted a picture of in the other thread. I got mine right after they started serving at 5:00. They had meat in a hot holding dish after they were done grilling it, so it may have cooked further depending on when it was ordered.
    2 points
  18. The majority of us are Cincinnatians or people who grew up in the greater Cincinnati region. We like what we like. You don't have to comment on every little thing.
    2 points
  19. Pine trees get MASSIVE in a short amount of time. In like ten years, those trees could easily be over 15 feet tall and fairly wide, blocking mostly all views from The Beast’s station which I like. I think they will keep these trees even after they replace Vortex.
    2 points
  20. Those are the new trees that are guarding The Beast. Vortex used to be that fence that body guarded The Beast, but for now, Kings Island decided to plant some happy little trees there.
    2 points
  21. I totally can believe the SOB station may be getting torn down but I can't see any rides going there right now. I also don't think we would get a coaster anytime soon. Flats would not make sense in that location because of the elevation changes and also because they wouldn't be highly visible back there. If they really are removing part of Columbia Road it makes sense that Timberwolf may finally be going away. (If Cedar Point can do temporary staging / seating for their version of SpiritSong there is no reason that we can't either.) It would be great if they went to Mack and tried to
    1 point
  22. That could potentially work. Look at GateKeeper at CP.
    1 point
  23. Think it looks great for the park. Would be a crowd pleaser for sure and as they don’t have a hyper/air time machine this style would be good for them. Looks kind of like a combination of Orion and Fury
    1 point
  24. Is anybody able to comment with advice for a Cedar Point visit with this year’s processes? We are going on Friday for our only visit this season, and we are bringing a first-timer, so we want to be able to do everything. We will be there open to close. Any recommendations as it relates to crowd size, boarding passes, etc... is appreciated.
    1 point
  25. 350ft tall 101 mph 7,800ft of track Oh yeah that sounds pretty dull
    1 point
  26. I think Busch Gardens Tampa should get a B&M giga like this concept @DustinTheNow made not too long ago Much like how Millennium Force and Fury 325 were meant to attract more people to their respective parks, I think adding a huge B&M giga would do the park some good. They already have an impressive coaster collection and Iron Gwazi shows that they can make Busch Gardens can be a dominating force in the southern market.
    1 point
  27. It was considered a Wild Animal Habitat/Adventure Village/Paramount Action Zone ride from its opening in 1991 until 1999. It was reclassified as Oktoberfest in 2000, where it’s remained ever since.
    1 point
  28. I am just as excited for this as Iron Gwazi. Pantheon is no slouch either. Let's wait until we actually ride them before we go crowning them though. That said, I really hope these coasters put Intamin back on the map in the US.
    1 point
  29. The most epic announcement would be to have a tarp over a box. Pull the tarp off and then drop the mic and walk away.
    1 point
  30. We planted a few pine trees in our backyard like 15 years ago. When we planted them, the pine trees were like 4 feet tall. Nowadays, the pine trees are like 30 feet tall.
    1 point
  31. So what exactly is this pop-up grill? Is it just something new they’re trying? I wish my stomach would let me eat full-course meals at the park! I just don’t like to eat a lot... I get too hot and then by the time I’ve drank all my Powerade, I don’t feel like eating. All the food this year looks so good! I hope this sticks around during the Tricks & Treats Festival! I’d love to try it! On my next trip, I’m heading straight to Hank’s Mexican Grill! I read that they have burrito bowls like Chipotle and I am all about some burrito bowls!!!!! Hoping my stomach will agree to th
    1 point
  32. ^They just gotta be in the Cedar family
    1 point
  33. It is a sin to cook a ribeye until grey. I’m sad now.
    1 point
  34. 1 point
  35. Tonight's chef's plate special of sliced ribeye with provolone and sauteed peppers and onions was excellent. The sandwich had a well-rounded taste, with a generous portion of steak cooked to a perfect medium. For sure the best meal I've had on my dining plan. I can't wait to come back and try more specials.
    1 point
  36. Trying the chef special at the wishbone grill on I street. Arrived at 5:30, ordering is a bit slow... but looks like they are working it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. The ribeyes for tonight's menu are on the grill.
    1 point
  38. Possibly not, if the G-Forces kept them in place. I actually had a experience at Cedar Point that showcased this to me once: I was riding Rougarou at Cedar Point, and we were going up the lift hill. Someone in the row directly ahead of me (I was in the 7th row or so) had their change spill out of their pocket as we went up, and a quarter landed on a flat piece of the coaster car and stayed there. I was fully expecting that quarter to fall out on the giant loop after the first drop, but to my amazement it STAYED PUT. The quarter was flung from the ride eventually though, during one of the
    1 point
  39. Kings Island requires more employees to run compared to IB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. As a structural and mechanical engineer, I don't feel the soil at KI is the reason for the rattles. My guess is it is still the tractor wheels. But that's still just a guess. Be nice if KI hired a local engineering company to diagnose the problem.
    1 point
  41. BLSC has a more powerful launch than a mack. Can do so much better for less $.
    1 point
  42. I like to think of it as a twister version of Escape from Krypton at Magic Mountain. I agree it seems somewhat gimmicky but I think they're just trying to appeal to the GP. Visually the concepts look stunning
    1 point
  43. The interesting part is taking out Timberwolf would actually solve a lot of issues. They could add a few flats and they could also reroute the entrance and exit to The Bat to that area which would probably increase its ridership. Mike Koontz has talked many times about refreshing areas of the park since he became GM. Action Zone and Planet Snoopy are really the only two areas on the dry side of the park that haven't been enhanced in some way during that time.
    1 point
  44. Probably not worth the cost to the park but would love to see Planet Snoopy rethemed to Camp Snoopy. This would add more trees and shade as well as transition better from Rivertown to a wooded/camp theme versus the generic theme now.
    1 point
  45. On the Planet Snoopy thread, I think it would also be good to spread the flats and family experiences out more. Dollywood has done a good job of having (essentially now 2 with wildwood grove) family/kid areas, but then providing similar or related experiences for the Littles close to big thrills. Lightning rod is balanced by rockin roadway. Thunderhead and drop line are balanced by whistle punk chaser and lumberjack lifts. These placements provide milder experiences and thrill throughout the park and don’t make parents feel “trapped” in just a kiddie area all day. And a tether to camp snoopy w
    1 point
  46. I think that would be pretty cool! However, at one point in time, I thought it would be cool if Backlot had spinning cars. The only problem is that helix would be way too intense! Perhaps the spinning could start when you reach the top of the helix? EDIT: If KI did get a spinning coaster, I think it should go in Area 72, to balance out the thrills of Orion and FoF. As for the next big coaster, I would love a multi-looper in Vortex's spot (my top choices would be an Intamin 10 inversion coaster or a (standard, non-Dive) floorless coaster). However, I could see a Dive coaster going in that
    1 point
  47. I'd start an initiative for every tree cut down, another tree would be planted somewhere else on the property
    1 point
  48. I’ve always found it funny at Kings Island, most of the kids running ahead get tired out very quickly, and with a brisk walk rather than running I can beat most of them.
    1 point
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