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  1. Personally I have to say I wouldn't at all be happy with them removing rides in order to build a bigger concert venue. I'd be much happier seeing them just pull timberwolf out and build a new ride back there, but that's just me I'm sure some of you would like the bigger venue.
    4 points
  2. A little concept I came up with. If the park were to want to compete with Riverbend and other concert venues to bring back big name acts to the park, they'd need to upgrade timberwolf. The idea I came up with requires the removal of Congo Falls and Invertigo and would also get a separate entrance from the front gate area and you would also be able to access it from the Action Zone plaza. This idea allows them to have a much bigger plaza and would be allow them to use it for other things like special events and stuff. It would also be renamed to Kings Island Music Center. This is just a concept
    3 points
  3. This is the sandwich from the French Corner. The portions are a little lite, but it was very good. There are 3 options: ham and cheese, chicken salad, and Italian. This was the Italian.
    3 points
  4. 3 points
  5. No change on the land as of yesterday.
    3 points
  6. Thanks to everyone that posted updates and pics of the park yesterday! I missed last year (first year I've missed since 2003), and can't wait to go in a couple weeks. It's so great to see views from in the park. Thanks again!
    3 points
  7. I picked up a copy at the Emporium yesterday in the park. I don't normally like to read books but this will be a good read. I skimmed through the pages and looks like lots of good details in there. I'll start reading it after this weekend when I get home from my trip.
    3 points
  8. I scored 2 rides on Friday night…front seat and second from back. In my opinion, these rides were slightly better than my 3 rides last year. Can’t put my finger on any one aspect that was significantly different, just felt solid all the way through. Also, the trim brake did not feel as strong. The first drop is still magnificent. :^)
    3 points
  9. And guess what’s still closed....
    3 points
  10. I don't think there would be any way they could have prepared for yesterday! In spite of the challenges, I cannot say enough positive things about the employees. They were slow, but smiling and cheery. The only closed places I saw were: Rivertown Freestyle, Rivertown refill by arcade, Rivertown Funnel Cakes, Subway. (Funnel and Subway could have been because it was later in the day.) Paradise Island was open, which seems rare to me!
    2 points
  11. Land clearing? That is a stretch. More like removing trees that are at the end their service lives. They also did this around The Beast queue and the Adventure Express queue. The also "mauled" a few of the Autumn Blaze Maple trees on the midway in the Area Formerly known as Coney Mall.
    2 points
  12. I'm not for removing Timberwolf. Once something is gone, its hard to bring back. I'd rather them fix it up and make it work vs demolishing it. We don't need a coaster on every vacant piece of land. Most music venues are downtown over 20 miles away so there's enough distance for it to work. Its not like Dave Matthews would stop playing at Riverbend to go to Timberwolf. KI could host their own music festival and bring in people who are looking for their big break.
    2 points
  13. I may be wrong, but it looks like Kings Island is just cleaning it up. Last year, Timberwolf was very overgrown, and it looks like they are removing weeds. I don’t seen any part of the amphitheater that has actually been removed.
    2 points
  14. I definitely like the concept. Timber wolf is a big eyesore and definitely out of style and date. I've been inside those trailers behind the stage and it is definitely in much need of an upgrade! The idea that it has its own entrance is a big plus. I can see hopefully something like this when we get our front gate upgrade (hopefully soon)
    2 points
  15. I am surprised that Kings Island is loading every other row on Flight of Fear. Disney and Universal use every row on their indoor rollercoasters, so it is weird that Kings Island doesn’t. Flight of Fear is the worst ride to have a limited capacity this season as its normal capacity is not good.
    2 points
  16. Was this at night? Guy with glasses in a Toledo jacket? That was hilarious to watch. The look on the mom's face was priceless, as the family stayed huddled together and tried to keep their distance. Even my 11 year old son was cracking up at the scene. Those poor folks were stuck in that moment nonstop for 45 minutes. "So... so... Intimidator 305, or, I-305 as WE like to call it..." What a line!
    2 points
  17. what would it matter with the indoor mazes? They had people shoulder to shoulder at inside food places and FoF's que today.
    2 points
  18. Probably still up in the air but this poster definitely isn't going to limit them from adding Haunt to the lineup if they want.
    2 points
  19. I confirmed with the rest of my group: they were loading all rows today. Subway was open but I saw them closing down around 4:00 or 5:00. Likely staffing.
    1 point
  20. I don't see it leaving anytime soon but I would much rather see it's removal for new rides than for it to be upgraded and take up more park space. There is still plenty of area for them to add new stuff over the next years, but I feel like overall they are more likely to remove it than upgrade. There's just no need to remove it until they really need that space.
    1 point
  21. I remember when I worked Security in 2005 and I always got the post where there were Wasp Nests everywhere fence line, in the grass, under the seats. I couldn't do one show and there would be guests coming asking to move because of the bees or wasps. I even thought 16 years ago that it needed revamped. I don't think it needs to be bigger as the audience side goes, but they do need a new stage. I honestly think it needs to be moved to another part of the park to be honest. I think back between Racers or even build it where Vortex is. Now that there is Great Wolf Lodge, they don't need to
    1 point
  22. Comes down to what is the better monetary option. Spirit Song is the only real event that takes place at the location yet only happens for one weekend throughout the season. If studies find new expansion better income potential then the days of Timberwolf are running low. It looks like it needs a lot of refurbishment work, money that may not see a return investment if done. So that leaves one other option.
    1 point
  23. Oh, wow! Good find @Oldschool75! However, it appears Timberwolf is still on the park map (the online version, that is).
    1 point
  24. I rode FOF earlier today and they were loading all of the rows.
    1 point
  25. I saw the line for that store and was taken back by the wait, but very happy to see the park busy and making money!
    1 point
  26. Going on I have to return to normal at somE point. COVID is here to stay just like the flew
    1 point
  27. I voted for Mystic Timbers, with Firehawk as a close second (yes, I liked Firehawk that much! ). Do note that I have not ridden Orion yet, so my answer might change after next Sunday. Mystic has a great ride experience and a great theme (the shed contributes to this theme). Firehawk is second in my book as it was just so cool and unique. Also, it was a relic from the early 2000's and one of the only coasters of its type ever made. EDIT: Also, Banshee would probably be third, and this makes Diamondback last. Not a big fan of Diamondback, but reading the above reasons why some voted fo
    1 point
  28. Tried the Dip of the Month at the Brewhouse. The first month is the Poppin’ Jalapeño Dip. The dip wasn’t very spicy, so don’t let that turn you away. It was very creamy and thick. Everyone at the table loved it. Also, the fact that the park doesn’t sell their seasoning for the chips is almost a disservice. I’d like to try it on popcorn or chicken.
    1 point
  29. So out of curiosity how does it ride now that it is running with full trains?
    1 point
  30. The Squishmallows store was one of our longest waits today. Crazy.
    1 point
  31. Halloween Horror nights is about to get even more crowded.
    1 point
  32. Got to the park around 4:15. Rode MT, Diamondback, Bumper Cars, stood in line for 20 minutes for ice cream, then went to Racer, Adventure Express, then back over to Rivertown for night rides on Diamondback and MT. So yeah, the places was very crowded for food lines being ridiculous late into the evening. But if you were flexible with what you wanted to ride there was plenty of fun to be had. The kids were bummed we had to skip FoF because of the line but all in all we had a good time.
    1 point
  33. Plans can always change and there could be variation among parks, however at Chill Out at CP in February, Tony and Jason both spoke on Halloweekends when a question came up in our presentation. Both mentioned that they anticipated some combination of the event style they had to use in 2020 along with some elements of a traditional haunt, including outdoor scare zone but likely EXCLUDING indoor mazes/houses.
    1 point
  34. Having not set foot in a park since late 2019 (Winterfest/SFMM), it was almost comforting to just walk around the park. Planned to tackle an Orion credit, but that was quickly dashed the moment I pulled up into the parking lot. It's quite a sight to see in person, I'll say that much. When you see queue lines for just food and even the bathroom almost anywhere you walk, you know it's time to just hedge your bets and just hit up the park on another day and not feel bad about it. Let's just say I'm glad that 2020 passholders were given 2021 as a consolation. Guess I underestimated how man
    1 point
  35. Update: MT 90 minute posted wait. Actual wait: 35 minutes. And the ride is HAULING. Fastest ride I've ever had on it.
    1 point
  36. I don't see anyone complaining about operations, just how busy it is. That is a good thing for the park.
    1 point
  37. @King Ding Dong must be at the park today.
    1 point
  38. LMAO, pandemic is over. Just as I expected.
    1 point
  39. Just rode the blue side tonight, it’s SOOO much smoother than it used to be!
    1 point
  40. This is not true. Diamondback saw a "near record-breaking year," according to Dick Kinzel. Banshee saw a significant attendance increase and was the reason why Mystic Timbers came only three years later, according to Greg Scheid. Mystic Timbers resulted in the highest-attendance year since 1998, according to Mike Koontz. I know you're going off the TEA numbers, but those are totally wrong. Cedar Fair said that Knott's Berry Farm surpassed 6 million in attendance for 2018, but the TEA numbers for that year was 4 million.
    1 point
  41. A little disappointed that they announced that they initially won’t do indoor shows, but other than that I’m very very happy with the changes. I went to Dollywood yesterday and they have similar protocols. It was so freeing to not wear a mask on the midways.
    1 point
  42. I never ride Firehawk because it looked scary. I like Diamondback and think it's the best ride. I think Orion will be awesome! I hope I am not to scared to ride it. I like space stuff. My dad is now helping me with each post so I hope it is better.
    1 point
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