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  1. 21 points
    I love the look of Orion poking above the clouds.....
  2. 9 points
    Credit: Warren County Recorder I know a Notice of Commencement document was leaked a year or so ago where we first found out that Kings Island was working with B&M, but today there is a new Notice of Commencement dated to only about a week ago. This document contains some interesting information for sure! In addition to the companies listed previously for the Orion project, other companies that were absent before are now listed like SkyHigh Erectors. More interesting, however, is the mention of new companies the park has contracted for next year including O’Rourke Wrecking Company (probably for Vortex’s demolition), Great Coasters International (most likely for more Racer retracking), and waterslide and pool restoration companies (maybe for slides in Soak City). There are many other companies listed too that I have not had the time to look into, but I hope you find this interesting!
  3. 9 points
    Not my biggest moments but my daughters. She was able to take her first steps in the park this year.
  4. 8 points
  5. 8 points
    I love it! I wonder what the feeling of the track being actually on the ground will be like! Here is an embedded version:
  6. 8 points
    Here is an interesting tidbit: the menorah display lights up in conjunction with that day of Hanukkah.
  7. 7 points
    I went through the various names and looked at what each company does. The ones that are interesting are the following: Ride Entertainment Systems- sales and installation of rides. Recently installed two coasters at Nickelodeon Universal. They work a lot with Gerstlauer but do all types of attractions as well. http://www.rideentertainment.com/news/ Daniels Wood Land- They create all kinds of interactive play areas and specialize in heavy themeing. They did the themeing for Mystic Timbers. They would likely be involved with whatever themeing comes to Area 72 and Orion. https://danielswoodland.com/ Greater Coasters International- Possibly listed for additional retrack work on Racer but were not listed on last years notice when the turnaround was worked on. Aqua men Waterslide Restorations- Resurface and restore various water slides. They have worked with CF before. http://www.aquamen.net/ PSS Contractors LLC- Commercial pool installation and refurbishment. They do large commercial pools and splash features. https://www.psscontractors.com/
  8. 7 points
    Think more family level attractions as a whole, not jstu the kids area. They have a great kids area now and don't want them to ignore it but feel liek more family level flats and attractions spread around the park would be good. There's a few for the whole family in PS but it's mostly just Coney Mall for family rides. Rest of the park seems to be coasters and big flats. Want to see them really focus on addign more flat rides and maybe a new dark ride or something.
  9. 7 points
    Vortex pic I snapped Monday night
  10. 7 points
    Great pic showing the supports already up for part of the return. The rest of the track will go up quick as soon as they’re all back from the holidays.
  11. 7 points
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B6dTEiFhsdL/?igshid=1u4wwmq8hn29s great photo from Kings Island Instagram
  12. 7 points
  13. 6 points
    I’ve sent clips of this to some of you before, but this is a project I had a small hand in. Check out this mock up of the Eiffel Tower that has lights set to Christmas music. You can see it through the end of the year at EnterTRAINMent Junction.
  14. 6 points
  15. 6 points
  16. 5 points
    All I want is some more family attractions. The kids area of the park needs updated.
  17. 5 points
    IndyGuy4KI was correct! I got an email from Angela, one of the customer service supervisors, and she said just to buy the Gold Passes and call them, and they would refund the Platinum. I just did this now and it was easy as could be! Thank you for the help! They were so nice about it! And I want to stress by no means was I trying to be difficult. I knew it was my fault. I am just glad they were so nice to help me fix it!
  18. 5 points
  19. 5 points
    While I do agree that the title is misleading, the content is interesting.
  20. 5 points
    Just took a screen shot myself. Now that would be a ride!!! Not seeing the ground would be intense.
  21. 5 points
    I am curious to see how you would solve the problem of coasters making noise. Seems like you would be a very rich man if this is just due to "lazy engineering". I feel bad for the neighbors who feel as if Kings Island is too loud. No one likes having loud neighbors. But when your neighbor is a 230ft B&M...I don't see an easy solution.
  22. 5 points
    Taken during Winterfest yesterday.
  23. 5 points
    Y'all...the station is not historic. It was built in what, 1983? It has an appeal to us as enthusiasts, and to a lesser degree, the locals. But my house that was built in the 70s could be deemed historic if we go by how many years it's been there. That being said, I wish it would stay. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  24. 4 points
    It mentions B&M again but probably to cover work on Orion that goes from 2019 into 2020. It also mentioned an asphalt company. Can’t find the name again. Parking lot repairs? One final mention of a fencing company I wonder if they will build a privacy fence around The Vortex plot since there is no public plans for it yet.
  25. 4 points
    I would be really surprised if they are going to remove another coaster. Out of all the coasters at Kings Island, Invertigo would be the next on the chopping block.
  26. 4 points
    I once bought Dollywood season passes instead of a daily ticket online. Worked out for me though as I got eight visits to the park that year.
  27. 4 points
    Not 2019, but still interesting!!!
  28. 4 points
    Love the saturation of that blue.
  29. 4 points
    I highly doubt that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 4 points
    What is being shown that is being removed? The steps in the video? I do not nessicarily think that removing a few steps means the station is being demolished for good....
  31. 4 points
    But The Vortex station is going to be the overflow que for Orion.
  32. 4 points
    Have fun with Orion. I'll be enjoying a the shortest lines for Diamondback ever.
  33. 3 points
    There hasn't been an announcement yet. Orion ornaments have April Edit - 11th not 20 -on them making that the likely opening day. In the past pass holder preview day has been the Friday before opening day starting at 5. I'm not sure if ert for next year has been announced or not but Orion is likely to be on it at some point.
  34. 3 points
    Wow! Those were delivered fast!
  35. 3 points
    Nope, I had to change it to a link. Go back to his post and it should work.
  36. 3 points
    First off @Shackles2garlands welcome to KIC! Here is hopefully an answer for you. You cannot downgrade a pass once purchased, it can only be upgraded (ie: regular to gold or platinum or gold to platinum) if you did not process the passes yet, or use them for admission, which it sounds like you have not, you can contact the call center (open 11-5) and place a new order with gold passes and then they can refund the platinum order. It will need management approval to do so. I hope this helps!
  37. 3 points
    I got the opposite from watching that. Don gave a big diatribe about deciding to remove it during the summer and how it was a maintenance problem yada yada. I’m sure they already have an exact plan on what they will be putting in or at least have started taking bids and designs.
  38. 3 points
    It looks more like some idiots took liberty to kick in a few railings to grab their own souvenirs than actual deconstruction.
  39. 3 points
    Critiques usually happen on horrible videos. I'm just calling it on clickbait. Stating "NO MORE ICONIC STATION!!!" is absolutely incorrect and they're just posting it on the forum for views.
  40. 3 points
    Thanks for sharing the video @Ohio Coaster Boy 19. There is nothing wrong with sharing it. Some coaster channels get more critiques than others. Let's all be respectful of other channels, fans or not.
  41. 3 points
    Ehh idk just found it thought i would share. Is there any harm to that?
  42. 3 points
  43. 3 points
    That is what happened to Intimidator at Carowinds.
  44. 3 points
    Netflix and a bottle of wine is pretty fun as well. Safer too.
  45. 3 points
    Yeah. Not gonna lie that's probably what's gonna happen.
  46. 3 points
    I think they should keep the station open next season, and ya'll that love it can visit and stand in line for 30 minutes to an hour to enhance your park visit while I hop on Orion! :-)
  47. 3 points
    Try living near a steel plant, in a major city, or by train tracks. The noises don't stop because it is time for bed. At least on most nights, the park is done before midnight. I'm sorry, but if you buy a house near an amusement park, what you get is a house near an amusement park.
  48. 3 points
    That's not necessarily true. Beast is wooden. You can prolong the life of a wooden coaster basically indefinitely. Beast will almost certainly be at Kings Island as long as the park continues to exist. Now, a day will come when there is no longer a single individual piece of lumber on the ride that was there in 1979. That day is probably not too far away. That day may even have already come, but I doubt anyone can say conclusively.
  49. 3 points
    Here's some FOF trivia for you... KI's and KD's versions were built simultaneously. However they were constructed in 2 different ways. KI first built the building and then constructed the coaster inside - partially utilizing the crane built into the ceiling. KD first assembled the coaster, then built the building around it. KI won - they completed construction first.
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