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  1. He was on the staff for a long time and made a lot of great contributions during his time. I’m sure he’s just interested in The Beast topic and not the tired old drone topic.
    8 points
  2. 8 points
  3. WinterFest Wonderland Parade Location: Parade Route NEW THIS YEAR! Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season as the WinterFest Wonderland Parade winds its way through the park each night of the event. Guests will be treated to a stunning mix of dazzling displays and extravagantly decorated floats with classic themes such as toy boxes, gingerbread houses and choo-choo trains, along with the WinterFest singers, dancers, classic holiday characters and the big guy himself, Santa Claus! The nightly parade starts at 8:30 p.m. in Coney Elf Village. Line up along any of the parade route Show Stops for an opportunity to celebrate with the performers as they pass. Showtime 8:30 PM https://www.visitkingsisland.com/events/winterfest/attractions/wonderland-parade What do you think of this new addition? I am very excited to see it.
    7 points
  4. I just think the vintage logo looks better. The current logo is bland, corporate, homogenous, and charmless. There is nothing about it that is distinctively Kings Island.
    7 points
  5. I'm going to be honest--I really don't like it. That the vintage logo wasn't included is a HUGE turnoff for me. If only there was a logo that actually combined the past and present of Kings Island. Oh wait... Not sure why they didn't go that route if they were so dead-set on using the current logo. Just incorporate the flag into the vintage logo, it perfectly blends old and new.
    7 points
  6. Originally it was announced that the ride was being retired after the 2020 season. https://www.wtae.com/article/kennywood-kangaroo-ride-returning/38300878#
    6 points
  7. That's so terrible. That's a fate worse than death by some arguments. I sure how she defies the odds and makes a better recovery than expected.
    6 points
  8. Such a terrible tragedy. God bless her and those looking after her.
    6 points
  9. Even though I greatly prefer Orion over Diamondback, the ride does make for some cool pictures: This one reminds me of Millennium Force's track
    6 points
  10. The logo will appear on special merchandise. The park confirms seven rides will be painted for next season: Eiffel Tower The Racer Race For Your Life Charlie Brown Adventure Express Backlot Stunt Coaster Drop Tower Flying Ace Aerial Chase See more details here: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2021/november/kings-island-unveils-special-50th-anniversary-celebration-logo?fbclid=IwAR25KippohAWOwKX4h5Ruy7aZxyJeVXJ0mAIWtM-YwUKcXyupgBbHh8MMOw I am pretty sure that the exterior of the trough for Race for Your life was painted back when Mystic opened. I wonder if they are going to freshen that up, or paint the inside of the trough? Freshen up the exterior of the trough? I also wonder if we will see the red and blue hand rails return to The Racer. Kind of would have liked to see the original logo featured on the 50th celebration logo. Still excited to see the 50th anniversary logo. Can`t wait to see what else KI has in store for next season.
    6 points
  11. Trimless Beast.... One could only hope!
    5 points
  12. This is going to be assuming a whole lot of variables since I don't know the exact specs of the fountain, but here goes: Fountain has 112 total nozzles (source). By observation, there are (26) 1" Finger Jet Nozzles, (26) 1.5" Geyser Nozzles, (6) 2" Geyser Nozzles, and (54) 1" Geyser Nozzles. Assuming Heights of 10 feet for the Finger Jets and 1.5" Geysers, 15 feet for the 1" Geysers, and 25 feet for the 2" Geysers. Nozzle Quantity Aperture Size (in) Height (ft) Exit Velocity (ft/s) Flow Rate (each, gpm) Flow Rate (total, gpm) 1" Finger 26 1 10 25.38 62.1 1615.1 1" Geyser 54 1 15 31.08 76.1 4108.3 1.5" Geyser 26 1.5 10 25.38 139.8 3634.0 2" Geyser 6 2 25 40.12 392.9 2357.2 Total: 11714.6 To size the pumps, I assumed a head of 150ft for each run. Total guesstimate, but it would be far too complicated to do any actual calculations to determine this, especially since the pipe runs to each nozzle are going to be in the 3-4" range to get the flow rates needed for the height. HP Amps (@480/3Ø) VA Basis of Design Pump 1 GPM 1615.1 100.0 124 103092 Grundfos NBS 040-095/7.72 Pump 2 GPM 2054.152 121.0 156 129696 Grundfos NBS 050-150/14.09 Pump 3 GPM 2054.152 121.0 156 129696 Grundfos NBS 050-150/14.09 Pump 4 GPM 1816.975 100.0 124 103092 Grundfos NBS 040-095/7.72 Pump 5 GPM 1816.975 100.0 124 103092 Grundfos NBS 040-095/7.72 Pump 6 GPM 1178.622 75.0 96 79813 Grundfos NBS 030-095/7.36 Pump 7 GPM 1178.622 75.0 96 79813 Grundfos NBS 030-095/7.36 Total Power: 728293 VA 728 kVA Cost Per Hour: $35.32 So there you go- $35.32 an hour assuming a 50% demand factor on the pumps (those fountains aren't at full spray all the time). As far as water loss, on a typical summer day the evaporative losses come out to be about 2,400 gallons per hour. That is about $10/hr using the GCWW rates.
    5 points
  13. I noticed when I went on Saturday that the Fast Lane booth on International Street has been repainted! It looks great!
    5 points
  14. I’d be both surprised and disappointed if it didn’t. What’s weird is, even at my age my earlier memories are of Racer being all white. So it would look more like it did in the photos to me than it would be a nostalgic piece.
    5 points
  15. I have no doubt that if they wanted to work something out with ODA they could. They probably just don’t bother because they’re only open one hour in 2022 during this season. They want the crowds to make their way to I Street for the countdown in the last few hours. Just think: even Scene 75 has roller coasters now and they don’t shut down on New Years Day, so it’s certainly possible. Side note: if anyone hasn’t been to NYE at KI, I’d highly recommend it. It’s fun, festive, and different. I’ve enjoyed both years that they’ve had it. I plan on making this year three.
    5 points
  16. It takes time for Clark and Rusty to recheck every bulb.
    5 points
  17. I like how this turned out. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    5 points
  18. How about the return of no seat belt, no middle divider, and buzz bars LOL.
    5 points
  19. I love the amount of painting happening in the park this year. The park is going to be in top shape for the 50th anniversary.
    5 points
  20. Hey guys the park announced the hours for the 2022 season! Sat April 16th 2022 1000-8pm!! Back to 10am opens!! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/calendar-and-hours
    4 points
  21. I don't know If this is being discussed on another page, but I have a friend share a photo with me about The Beast missing it's drop right now. It looks like they're having track work done to it.
    4 points
  22. Lol, you're funny. Hey look, a wanna be lawyer/air traffic controller here:
    4 points
  23. Went last night and continue to be impressed with the staff and how KI continually is upgrading the event every year with new and different lights. The tunnel for 12 days of Christmas looks amazing. The whole park was beautiful as I've come to expect at the event. Also Juke Box has a 12 days of Christmas burger which has quac on it along with other things (I forget what). Also the Chicken Shack has Honey Mint Garlic wing sauce. Haven't tried either yet but cheers to the culinary team for new items. The mac and cheese bowl seem to have done away with tots in favor of sidewinder fries. I would think tots are much more suited to having the toppings on them leaving it "fork friendly". Almost seems like the sidewinders would necessitate a knife and fork. Will try next visit and see. Finally the Parade was amazing. Large crowds on each side of the street. Plenty of people in the parade with all the wonderful costumes, props and performances and the floats were beautiful. The only thing I would suggest is a "hand out" of small (individually wrapped, of course) candy canes as the parade goes by. Maybe I missed it, maybe it's something they will do later but it just felt like it was something to bring a bit more to the experience. I understand not tossing things out, as it is dark for the event but just to have a little interaction between performers and little ones would be nice. Also some type of dance during the stops is missed. The sing-along is a nice idea but doing it along with pulling kids in and having them dance would be great. Carnivale has definitely affected my opinion as if I had never seen it, I wouldn't have the suggestions I do for the Winterfest parade. It just seemed like not many were singing along. Not sure if that was because of being embarrassed or because of the current C-19 situation. I'm interested to see how things evolve with this during the season. All in all another wonderful experience for Winterfest yet again and I'm looking forward to many visits this season. Congratulations and thanks to all the staff and employees for a wonderful event that elevates the holiday experience!
    4 points
  24. I wonder if it will have its old red, white and blue scheme.
    4 points
  25. Truly is the most wonder time of the year.
    4 points
  26. The latest upload from Sean Flaharty:
    4 points
  27. All I’m saying is I’d be willing to forget this awful logo exists if the park used their original logo instead.
    4 points
  28. 4 points
  29. Ha it would never work here because Americans in the last 60-80 years have not been asked to sacrifice for the greater good. Plus the greed and me me me culture that grew during the 80s….. you’d have people cry about freedom of something while waiting on Covid results. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  30. I would be happy with some track work like The Racer received. As a bonus they could reprofile some of those turns and final helix to push those g's a little bit more.
    4 points
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