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  1. 19 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Ya got me! You are right, that was a poorly written post. In the the days of text to speech and being on mobile, some grammar is not going to be on par with what it should be. As moderators we understand that. We do not moderate grammar unless it is totally unreadable and/or makes no sense. As moderators we have to make decisions which are best for the community. Those decisions will not make everyone happy. I do find it funny you want me and others to adhere to the policies , but your post is in violation of several itself. If you do not like how KIC admin are moderating you are more than welcome to send us a PM about your concerns.
  2. 15 points
    harveyhaddixfan

    Official: WinterFest 2017

    This was probably the most amazing atmosphere you could have imagined for Winterfest. It’s cold, snow on everything and still snowing. So glad I made the trip tonight.
  3. 15 points
    gforce1994

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Taken from RC Expedition.
  4. 13 points
    Gannersdaddy

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    The only time a Diamondback seat looks bad is when I am not sitting in it. lol
  5. 13 points
    Welcome to KIC! A lot of us really like Don Helbig. I will miss him being the primary "face of Kings Island" and it has been nice to have a popular Coaster Enthusiast in that position. He is also a valued KIC forum member on those occasions when he chooses to poke his nose in here. Also, that video you so graciously shared was created by one of our forum moderators, so most of us have already seen it.
  6. 13 points
    Magenta Lizard

    Official: WinterFest 2017

    This week is a good week for Winterfest souvenir shopping if you've been putting it off. I got the Winterfest enamel pin, which I had managed to miss sitting up near the registers on my previous visits. It's very nice.
  7. 13 points
    Imperial79

    Official: WinterFest 2017

    Here's a pic from KIEntertainment on Instagram, showing Kings Island WinterFest 2017 from the Eiffel Tower. Looks great!
  8. 12 points
    KIfan73

    What could 2018 bring KI

    A quick conceptual sketch I did for a restaurant featuring some classic Coney design elements:
  9. 12 points
    SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    .....aconator? I think I turned out alright
  10. 12 points
  11. 12 points
    They've gone vertical... with scaffolding, anyway. Floors seem to be done.
  12. 12 points
    I took my 50th ride on mystic today! why is it so low? Wasn’t a visitor. Employee instead. I’m still happy with getting 50! In other news, the park installed Anti-rollbacks at the top of the brake run for mystic as valley prevention.
  13. 11 points
    fryoj

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    You missed a comma.
  14. 11 points
    Here buddy, made ya one.
  15. 10 points
    KIfan73

    What could 2018 bring KI

    Didn't want to start a new thread for this, but thought I'd post it here. Love seeing things like this...
  16. 10 points
    chugh43

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I doubt the park is upset about it...as they've got better things to do than worry about a word written in snow. Why haven't they cleaned it up? Probably because it's below freezing and they also have better things to do. Whoa....Holiday World and Kentucky Kingdom are fake...they don't exist. Yup....Mystic Timbers was built for people like me...I love old technology and antiques. That must be why I see a ton of young people riding it, families with young kids too. They sure do love that technology and antiques. I've ridden a great amount of coasters across the country and can tell you I believe the park should get flats before a Giga.....oh and I've ridden all 4 Giga's on the North American Continent. This is not debatable? Check yourself bud. As far as pattern of installs...what's happened in the past doesn't necessarily mean it's gong to happen in the future. If you think that maintenance upgrades, painting, etc. should be done without affecting future ride additions you must not understand how capital improvements work. They $ that would be used for such things comes from the capital improvement funds...if the improvements are more needed than a ride, the $ budgeted will go toward that and the remainder can go toward a new ride/attraction.
  17. 10 points
    chugh43

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Hold on, let me go write in the snow the stats for it.
  18. 10 points
    Oldschool75

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Here you go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 10 points
    I've been coming to the park again since 2014, after around a fifteen year hiatus. For me, 2017 included a lot of smaller improvements that show they are paying attention to what park visitors want or need. I feel like food service got up to speed and quality a lot quicker in the season than in the previous two years that I had dining. The all-season disposable cup plans have been a useful perk. Winterfest was clearly fantastic, and included at least a temporary reopening of the International Restaurant. Soaring instrumentals returned to International Street. The new smokehouse had fantastic food that made me walk all the way over to the waterpark and back just for lunch because it was worth it. And of course, there was Mystic Timbers. I can't say enough good things. It fits in so beautifully to the area, and already feels like it belongs there. It fills out the important niche of coasters in between kiddy and high-thrill for the park. And it is just so much fun!
  20. 10 points
    dtk1378

    Ideas for Future Winterfest Events

    How about doing a New Year's countdown event with fireworks at midnight or maybe do it at 10 instead for the kids like the zoo does? I mean, it's not like Kings Island doesn't know how to do fireworks...
  21. 9 points
    SonofBaconator

    Kings Island Easter Eggs

    I was looking at old pictures and saw something carved on a tree
  22. 9 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I had been in contract with the park since this picture made social media. Earlier today, I heard from Chad Showalter who confirmed that these are in fact new seats for Diamndback. Keep an eye on KI social media for pictures in the coming weeks!
  23. 9 points
    chugh43

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    They literally just got into the 200’ range. I’d rather them not jump up to 300’ just to break some records. I seem to remember another coaster that was built to go to the next level to break some records and it didn’t turn out well....what was the name of that? Son of a b.....
  24. 9 points
    silver2005

    You Know It's the Off Season When...

    When white death cometh.
  25. 9 points
    CoastersRZ

    What could 2018 bring KI

    I am actually amazed at how well the Flight of Fear theming has been kept up. The ride is 22 years old this year! Yes, there have been a couple people that have helped preserve and even enhance the theming over the last several years. Heck, even Backlot still has the fire effect working most of the time, which is amazing considering the park has to pay for the propane to run the flame. And Backlot itself is 12 years old this year!
  26. 9 points
    spooky21

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Indoor seating is all I ask. We need more places to eat indoors.
  27. 9 points
    Here is a screengrab of the video. I marked the date/time in a yellow box and unless I am seeing things, I count 4 people in the frame (marked with yellow lines). Thanks to @malem for providing the link and video
  28. 9 points
    CoastersRZ

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Keep in mind that a property boundary does not tell all of the story. Topography is a big challenge to building things as well (adds cost to foundation design, construction, access, etc.). Since the river on the east side of the property is the Little Miami, which is a National and State scenic river, there are likely certain setbacks that have to be observed from the river (not to mention the topography by the river is likely a larger slope and less suitable for building on). My bet would be for Coney Mall to receive the next major addition. Other than Windseeker being added, that area of the park hasn`t really seen much attention. Keep in mind that before Mystic Timbers was built, we got a new funnel cake stand... This coming year we are getting a new building in Coney Mall...
  29. 9 points
    [in a monotone] No, please, keep going. You've almost got me convinced that I want to talk roller coasters with you.
  30. 9 points
    chugh43

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Social Media Reviews? How many of those are about things that could have been solved had they used the website? I literally saw a review the other day saying that they hated WinterFest because it cost too much, every activity cost extra to do, no one told us where anything was, etc. That person gave a 1 star review....yet, if they would have actually looked at the website to see how much it costs to get in, not every activity for WinterFest was an up charge, etc. They relied on someone to tell them where everything was when maps are available pretty much anywhere in the park. 1 star review could have been much higher if the person writing it did their research. I've seen a few low star reviews because people were ticked that they had to wait more than 15 minutes to ride Mystic Timbers opening weekend. Social Media reviews pretty much are so their thoughts can be validated and I truly question the intention. If Kings Island is as bad as they make it, KI wouldn't have the most season pass holders out of the chain. If KI was as bad as reviews say, there'd be a bigger uproar, the park wouldn't be as busy as it is during the season and it wouldn't be making a profit.
  31. 9 points
    chugh43

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    The webcam "message" was seen on the 30th. It's not some way the park is trying to hint at what's to come....it is 99% likely it was a bored associate looking to tease the KI fans who look at the webcams regularly. The full timers have much bigger and better things to do than to write "Giga" in the snow and they're literally the only ones who know the next phase of expansion.
  32. 9 points
    It could also use some track work in some areas of the course, but not a major overhaul like from RMC. But definitely fresh new paint. Patriotic colors like in '72 would be amazing.
  33. 9 points
    I've been very impressed with Winterfest and look forward to seeing what the park does in the future with the event. All of the food from the cinnamon bread to The Beast Hot Chocolate to the little Christmas tree cookies have been outstanding. I actually preferred KI's cinnamon bread to Dollywood's because I didn't feel it was as greasy. One of the things I have enjoyed about Winterfest is just walking around and taking it all in. As we think about the future of the park, I wonder what impact the success of Winterfest has in taking into account future development. I think they should look into building more winter-proof buildings (another indoor show building and more indoor restaurant seating) which would come in handy during those cooler nights of Haunt as well as during Winterfest. I would also like to see them add more flats that can be used year round. I realize it is probably a stretch at this time but I would be thrilled if they announced that they were putting more flats in for next year. One of the benefits of Winterfest has been the love that Zephyr and Scrambler and Dodgem have gotten from the crowds that they normally wouldn't. Adding more flats would also help better disburse the crowds and wouldn't require a lot of extra workers to run them.
  34. 9 points
    I think there should be an exclusive spot for Scrooge and his fans like me! Bah Humbug! But I will say this, Winterfest has helped diminish the holiday blues, just a little.
  35. 8 points
    beastfan11

    Ideas for the Crypt building?

    Wipe that ugly building out and put it a water ride! #makerivertownwetagain
  36. 8 points
    KIghostguy

    King Cobra's Complete History

    Hello everyone! My new blog post is up: a complete history of the King Cobra, the world's first true stand-up roller coaster. Enjoy! http://kingsislandghosts.blogspot.com/2018/01/stand-up-thrills-story-behind-worlds.html
  37. 8 points
    Magenta Lizard

    Coasterstock 2018

    I just want to know how KI scored Ridiculously Photogenic Guy for the Mystic Timbers pic that's the background for the Coasterstock page... In the back seat there
  38. 8 points
    SonofBaconator

    Ideas For Better Thrills!?

    If the Crypt building ever gets torn down
  39. 8 points
    King Ding Dong

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Come on guys, this isn't disgusting. Its called Seasoning.
  40. 8 points
    mayaman2

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Speaking for all teenage/young adult guys... don't stop wearing booty shorts, please.
  41. 8 points
    chugh43

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    The original photo came from a maintenance worker on Facbeook in a group. It's fair to assume we'll be seeing the black seats on Diamondback in 2018. They've attempted to have the orange seats cleaned/fixed/etc. by those in maintenance and 3rd parties and the damage is too far gone. There are several B&M Coasters that have either black or really dark colors on their seats. I'd rather not see anyone wear booty shorts anyway...so if they do...serves 'em right for getting their buns toasted.
  42. 8 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    You have missed out! You might want to go back to page 16 and catch up. The GIGA snow message has been there since Winterfest closing day.
  43. 8 points
    Gannersdaddy

    Official: WinterFest 2017

    Looks like they had help (LOL)
  44. 8 points
    LoadAndGo

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    No disrespect, but this is the kind of sentiment that has destroyed the charm of KI. Roller coasters are not the end-all-be-all of amusement parks. Gigas are certainly not the end-all-be-all of roller coasters. It's such a narrow view of the industry to think otherwise. Guests are trending toward more high quality, immersive experiences. They are looking for innovation in ride systems and ride experiences. Gigas are not innovate ride systems, nor do they offer innovative ride experiences. A diverse, high quality line up of attractions is what makes an amusement park truly great. Though CP has a strong lineup of coasters, it is not a well rounded park whatsoever. What is there to do at CP when it rains? That's not the future I want for KI. Roller coasters are fun, but they are not all an amusement park is about. It seems all we talk about on these forums is roller coasters. What about the rest of the industry?
  45. 8 points
    JubJester

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    They can just stick with Roller Coaster Tycoon ways of naming things: Gigacoaster 1
  46. 8 points
    Maverick44

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Top Thrill Gigster?
  47. 8 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    What will replace Dinos Alive?

    That is a fantastic idea! I love the steel coaster idea, a wild mouse comes to mind.
  48. 8 points
    Hello folks, I thought you all would enjoy reading this blog post I wrote. A comprehensive history of Kings Island's cemetery and filled with never-before-heard ghost stories and eyewitness accounts of Missouri Jane Galeener. Enjoy! http://kingsislandghosts.blogspot.com/2017/12/kings-islands-ghastly-girl-in-blue.html
  49. 8 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I put bad Social Media Reviews up there with those saying Vortex is sinking. HW and KK do a third the business KI does. Not in the same league. Why do we care about a roof if not leaking? People are there to have a good time, not to inspect roofs and picnic tables. I agree the parking lot could use some TLC. There are things KI can improve on, but to say it has a run down and tired vibe is quite an exageration. I think you have umreasonable expectations that can't and won't happen. Enjoy the park for what it is instead of always thinking what if, or why not this. Look back at 2007 when CF started its full season as owners and look at it today. I don't think you will find many here who don't appreciate the park in its current state. Let's get back on topic. If and when we get a Giga, what would be your color scheme choice?
  50. 8 points
    Maybe a partnership with EnterTRAINment Junction?? Paging @BoddaH1994 to get that ball rolling!
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