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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.

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  1. Now available for pre-order! https://www.rivershorecreative.com/kingsisland And check out the official press release, too. https://www.rivershorecreative.com/blog/2021/3/5/new-book-chronicles-the-history-of-kings-island
    10 points
  2. Nothing beats the fountains on IS right when you enter and dodge the "paparazzi". It is the sense of "you've just left the real world. Enjoy the day."
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  3. And Dewine is hopeful that by independence day, the indians can have full stadiums. If all holds true, we should be able to have a somewhat normal mid summer/fall/hopefully winter season. Remember, it depends on vaccines. Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/fox8.com/news/have-to-stay-focused-dewine-hopeful-that-with-enough-vaccines-indians-games-could-be-full-capacity-by-july-4/amp/ And also Dewine is looking at dropping all restrictions when we drop below 50 cases per 100,000 for two weeks: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wkyc.com/amp/article/news/health/coronavirus/ohio-governor-
    6 points
  4. I just realized how awesome it was to be a park fan around here in the late 90s/early 2000s. Coaster-wise, you had KI with Flight of Fear in 96, Action Zone in 99, SOB in 2000. CP had Mantis and Millennium Force. Holiday World had Raven and Legend pretty close together. KK had Chang and Twisted Twins. Geauga Lake had Serial Thriller, Batman: Knight Flight, Superman Ultimate Escape, Villain, and X-Flight. That's a hefty list for such a short span.
    6 points
  5. With the inspiration of @Snowball's animal picture in the latest KIC picture contest, I thought it would be fun to start a Kings Island Wildlife thread. Post your pictures with a description of when/where the picture of the wildlife was taken in the park. I will use this thread (at my discretion) to add your picture into our Kings Island Wildlife gallery. They will be water marked like seen in Snowballs groundhog picture below. * If you don't want your picture added to the KIC galleries, please note so in your post by adding "No Gallery".
    6 points
  6. California is finally allowing amusement parks to reopen on April 1st. There are severe capacity limitations and only California residents will be allowed to attend, but it’s a step in the right direction. https://ktla.com/news/california/some-outdoor-ballparks-stadiums-and-theme-parks-eligible-to-reopen-april-1-in-california-state-officials-announce/
    5 points
  7. I know I am besting a dead horse but the water smells and the chain grease smells are heavenly. Scents are so heavily rooted in memories and I have such lovely memories tied to those smells. I would definitely buy those candles!
    5 points
  8. Congrats to @Sixflags82 for winning the Kings Island Without A Ride Photo Contest! A beautiful picture of the Royal Fountains at night!
    5 points
  9. ^Because KI has such a good history of reusing vacant buildings.
    4 points
  10. Nostalgia sells. Keep improving Coney Mall.
    4 points
  11. I have done my part . i have had both shots of vaccine.
    3 points
  12. Here's a quick and easy idea that could be done to just make it look better, but I would rather them do this in junction with turning the building into some type of dark ride. Maybe a haunted hotel themed dark ride. I called it Hotel Phantom to pay homage to Phantom Theater: Link to photo used: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0x88405801b48c9003%3A0x64f9f426e5e19765!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPT9-R0xB7cCJ62410rLZVnO3MfEEPlH6OQeWmX%3Dw213-h160-k-no!5sKings Island - Google Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipMn4GuyolFvNGUzgnx1TMDcV4famhbOvoLZ
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  13. That box (I remember it being closer to Action Zone) used to scare me as a kid. I remember thinking that I didn't want to be in the park on that day that box opened up (and subsequently, when whatever was in said box got loose). Also, as for the ride itself, it was one of my favorites when I first rode it (it was my first looping coaster and a very epic ride), but yeah, that Rose Bowl was painful a lot of the time. One time when riding as a teen, I got off and complained that my sternum hurt... And yes, I agree @silver2005; the 90's/early 2000's coaster lineup seemed pretty epic. Mo
    3 points
  14. Holiday World officials have announced Saturday, May 15 as the opening day for the 2021 Season. Tickets will be available on the Holiday World website at 8 AM on Monday, March 1. Season Passholders will get early access to Holiday World the weekend of May 8 & 9. The world-class water park, Splashin’ Safari, will open for the season on May 21. https://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2021/03/01/holiday-world-sets-opening-day-for-75th-season/
    3 points
  15. Guys I figured out why the webcams are still off . IT is looking for people with experience in Windows 2000 and XP....
    3 points
  16. I wand to get my vaccine. I just have to wait until I become eligible to receive it. I am 36 years old and do not fit into one of the groups that qualifies so far. I work at an architecture firm, so that isn`t exactly high risk (especially since we are currently working remotely Monday, Wednesday and Friday and only in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Hopefully, by the end of summer things will be looking more like normal. I would love to go to KI and see full trains being loaded by the end of the summer season. And hopefully Winterfest comes back this year! My four year old
    2 points
  17. I will be honest: of the coasters in that general area, I expect Adventure Express to outlast Flight of Fear. Arrow Mine Trains are not dying off the way their loopers or suspended coasters are- only ONE of them has been demolished since the model was introduced in 1966, with a few mine trains outlasting their original parks and finding new homes. In fact the OG Arrow Mine Train at Six Flags Over Texas is STILL in operation and there are currently zero rumors that one is going anywhere. Adventure Express is also young compared to many of its peers, having opened in 1991 instead of the 1960's.
    2 points
  18. Six Flags Over Georgia removing their sky ride would be a huge bummer. I'm not too surprised though - I visited the park in summer 2019 and was surprised to see how inefficient its operations were... there were so few buckets, it seemed to be running at maybe 10% a regular sky ride's capacity. I wish I rode it, but the crowds were absurd that day. To answer @CoastersRZ question, only Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Great Adventure still have their Von Roll sky rides. Outside the aforementioned Six Flags ones, I believe that the only other Von Roll sky rides still operating in t
    2 points
  19. Thanks for posting! I shared about it yesterday; the original thread was moved into a different sub-forum, so that’s probably why you missed it.
    2 points
  20. We really don't know when the next KI coaster will come. Especially with Covid-19 and the fact that we just got Orion. But, I think we can all start predicting. I've listed a lot of different types of coasters below and I want you guys to vote on which one you think is most likely.
    2 points
  21. Came up with another Rivertown concept. It includes a new mack multi launch in The Vortex area, a saloon, a candy/taffy shop, a gift shop, a new dark ride in the old crypt building with the building being painted to look better (see my Hotel Phantom idea in the crypt thread), and the pathway to the backlot plaza being moved to Coney.
    2 points
  22. Ordered mine too!! Very excited and very happy for you!! What day are you going to be on Oprah’s Book Club??
    2 points
  23. I just ordered mine. Can't wait to start reading it.
    2 points
  24. Thank you! Hope you enjoy it. Glad you love the cover--it was done by Paul Bonifield, Cedar Fair's Graphic and Scenic Designer. Thank you! I can't wait for you to read it.
    2 points
  25. 1. The Racer 2. Adventure Express 3. The Beast 4. Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad 5. Budweiser Beir Garten
    2 points
  26. I could see a dive coaster come but I would like to see a multi-launch, especailly if it's an intense snappy one like Maverick. Another possibility that I could see as well that might be more budget conscious would be a Gerstlauer Infinity coaster. I think it would be a great fit for part of Vortex's old plot and they've already worked with them on it before at Knott's so just as likely as a Mack multi-launch. With the cost of Mack adn B&M I could see a big but cheaper coaster for the next major one.
    2 points
  27. I was quite excited which made my soon-to-be wife excited as well since we continuously talked about it after seeing "the box" near Beast in 1999. This was to be the ride that put KI back on top of my list of favorite parks (Paramount really left a bad taste in my mouth). We get both MF & SoB in the same year as our wedding as well as a 2 week honeymoon at Disney with side trips to BGT & Universal. 2000 was going to be EPIC. After 6 frustrating trips from Erie to KI (similar to my young experience with The Bat), we finally made it on SoB. Ride opened late morning & we
    2 points
  28. Yes, congratulations to Sixflags82...that is an excellent photo!
    2 points
  29. I love this topic! My dad and I always discussed how much we loved the varying smells at KI. Here are a few (not in order) favorites of mine: 1. Food-- specifically PARK skyline and larosa's (they DO taste different), funnel cakes, festhaus in general... and at Haunt, the kettlecorn, and hot chocolate at Winterfest! 2. Water -- chlorine from the fountain, and running water from WWC and congo falls. Makes me wanna swim in it! Lol 3. Coaster smells -- Chain grease, leather seats, and specifically the smell of the wood from coasters and que lines when its been in the sun all day...
    2 points
  30. One of my friends who briefly did tech support at KI though a co-op at UC told me one of the reasons Firehawk was down so much is that it ran on Vista.
    2 points
  31. If you ever drive on highway 75 to Florida they have 1000 billboards advertising the park
    2 points
  32. Kings Island Announces Plan to Hire More than 4,000 Associates for 2021 Season Kings Island to host virtual National Hiring Day on March 13 for wide variety of jobs MASON, OH – Kings Island today announced plans to hire more than 4,000 associates for the 2021 season. To prepare for the amusement park’s May opening, it will host a virtual National Hiring Day event on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Candidates can register online at visitkingsisland.com/hiringday. Job opportunities are available in all park operating areas, including Rides, Merchandise, Lifeguards, Park Services,
    2 points
  33. To be honest, I think I would rather want to see some improvements to our pre-existing areas and flesh them out. Oktoberfest is a shell of what it once was, and frankly it's a travesty that they haven't expanded it or made it more classic. Planet Snoopy just needs a full refresh as the signs are fading and a lot of that area needs a recoat. Now, with that out of the way, I don't really feel as if putting flat rides in that section would be my best bet. Rather, I would place some flats next to Racer or maybe annex the backlot and move it to another location as it is in an odd location nex
    2 points
  34. I can't wait to get this book! I already pre-ordered it! Woo-hoo!
    1 point
  35. SDC also just built Mystic River Falls which was a big success.
    1 point
  36. I feel if Congo Falls isn't too old to relocate, it should be in Soak City if anywhere (if possible). I do think RT should get a modern, non-Intamin flume.
    1 point
  37. Pre-ordered! I love the cover, and that endorsement from Dennis Spiegel definitely has my interest piqued. Can't wait!
    1 point
  38. This is a weird topic to start but I'm gonna start it regardless. What is the first thing you smell at Kings Island or what do you like to smell at there. For me, its the grease on the wooden coasters.
    1 point
  39. Don't we already have multiple threads on this topic?
    1 point
  40. 1. Mystic Timber 2. Orion 3. Beast 4. Flight of Fear 5. Congo Falls
    1 point
  41. We live out of state, so I can't speak to what was going on in the local KI community. But I remember when we heard about it, we were pretty excited. It was a "sequel" to the park's biggest, baddest and most famous roller coaster. I was still in my teens, so I was all about wanting to try the biggest and most extreme thing. And it fit in with the Paramount mindset of making every ride an event. I waited for hours to ride it the year it opened and I remember looking at the giant structure hulking over the Action Zone midway thinking "that seems like a lot." The actual experience was mixed
    1 point
  42. I agree. Orion's surrounding area and queue, especially with Area 72 (the news truck, crater, etc. Plus Flight of Fear's hangar building also acting as a thematic element) is all great and probably the best theming I've seen or a giga. But the focus on the ride itself is just the ride. Mystic Timbers is themed from the moment you reach the entrance tot he queue until you leave the exit path. It has the surrounding area with the woods (that covers the entire ride), heavily themed queue, station, and more just like Orion, but it goes a step further. The trains themselves themed to trucks, the au
    1 point
  43. Most likely for what @kimv1972 said earlier. I came across this on KI History's Facebook page. Notice how it still says Tecumseh on it so its gotta still be the 80s. Who knows, but this might be the picture of them altering the stack. Also the domes used to be blue so perhaps they were painted red in this picture.
    1 point
  44. I take it you have never eaten at Harmony Hall? Take Coney BBQ, Larosas, Island Smokehouse, and Hanks and put them in a single building to choose from. A great variety of food options in one place.
    1 point
  45. I refuse to support this proposal unless it includes the locations of the Freestyle stands.
    1 point
  46. Why? It ties into Banshee's spooky theme. The other rides, with exception to Congo Falls are pretty neutral.
    1 point
  47. To be fair, it is a river ride near a Rivertown.
    1 point
  48. I actually really like this! I like how you brought back The Beast lake and made the area more "wooded." I know we all want a new coaster to replace Vortex but I'd be fine if they left that land alone to regrow that foliage
    1 point
  49. The yellow lines is the boarder of the area and the orange blocks are the enterances
    1 point
  50. I smelt the grease from my grandpa's old tool bench just to stay sane today. I can't wait for opening day!
    1 point
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