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  1. We already have an observation tower with the Eiffel Tower
    3 points
  2. Never thought I’d see the day! $13 at the shop near Banshee.
    3 points
  3. Maybe Kings Island could put in a Ferris wheel there? If not, they could put an observation tower up like what Hershey Park has in their park.
    2 points
  4. Is this a mistake that their Prestige+ pass would only get you Gold benefits at other parks and not Platinum benefits, meaning Prestige+ is actually inferior to a Platinum Pass in ways? If it's true that only Prestige+ benefits apply to the home park and that it functions as a Gold Pass everywhere else, people that bought a KI Prestige+ pass could have been burned with no ERT at Cedar Point, since there is no longer ERT for Gold Passes there. I was so close to buying a KI Prestige+ Pass, but if what they're advertising is accurate now, my KI Platinum Pass is of more benefit, because I regularly use it for ERT at CP. Cedar Fair has really failed on this sloppy Prestige+ Pass launch. There has been so much uncertainty in its benefits. How are customers supposed to know what it offers when employees and even corporate doesn’t seem sure yet? A Prestige+ Pass should be universally a higher level than a Platinum pass for all their parks, and it should include Prestige+ benefits at all parks that have them available. For example, you should get a single-use FL+ at every CF park if they have a FL+ system. UPDATE: Kings Island customer service said that Prestige+ should work as a Platinum Pass at all other Cedar Fair parks, and that Gold was a mistake in this guide.
    2 points
  5. Carnivale is probably my favorite event each year. Happy they are bringing it back. I like the 50th anniversary stuff but Carnivale feels more grand to me
    2 points
  6. Made an Area 72 expansion idea. It involves demolishing the current maintenance buildings and building new ones on the other side of Orion (red rectangles). It is based on Carowinds Aeronautica Landing and would feature 3 new flats: A Zamperla Air Race and Nebulaz, a gravitron ride, and a trabant. It would also feature a new restaurant with a patio and bar overlooking Orion.
    2 points
  7. Put it back to how it was before SlingShot, a landscaped green area (back then, King Cobra vantage, now Banshee). Put some pine trees or something in to spruce it up.
    2 points
  8. Time is running out to experience Kings Island’s historic 50th Anniversary. The summer-long event kicked off Memorial Day weekend and ends Labor Day weekend. The celebration includes the 14-minute “Fun, Fireworks and Fifty” nightly finale* as well as tributes throughout the park highlighting special moments from Kings Island’s history. Guests can experience the anniversary festivities with a 2022 Season Pass, or a 2023 Season Pass which is on sale beginning today. After Labor Day weekend, the park will begin to transition to its fall events, Halloween Haunt and Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. Halloween Haunt, the 2021 USA Today 10Best.com award winner for Best Theme Park Halloween Event, will take place on Friday, Saturday and select Sunday nights beginning Friday, September 23 through October 29. Learn more about Halloween Haunt: https://kicentral.com/ki-haunt/ The daytime family event, Tricks and Treats Fall Fest, will take place select days beginning Sunday, September 25 through October 30. Learn more about Tricks & Treats: https://kicentral.com/tricks-treats/ WinterFest, Kings Island’s annual holiday tradition, will begin on Friday, November 25, and will take place select nights through December 31. Admission Included for the Rest of 2022 with Purchase of a 2023 Season Pass Guests can experience all the fun and thrills, with unlimited visits the rest of 2022 including Halloween Haunt and WinterFest, plus the entire 2023 season, with the purchase of a 2023 Season Pass. Guests who purchase a 2023 season pass, or renew this year’s pass, before August 14 also will receive a Fast Lane Plus ticket to use once on select days by October 30. For more details, and to purchase, go to visitkingsisland.com
    1 point
  9. Only one bar in the area? How about a space themed craft beer festival...
    1 point
  10. So will they refund those that purchased based on others being able to use at other parks lol (sarcastic rhetorical question)... I and others have said before, but it is sounding more and more like this should have been a park specific add-on instead of a new pass. The one-time front of the line perk at other parks with the program is a significant perk that the loss of that makes prestige+ less attractive.
    1 point
  11. I called Kings Island for further clarification on this mess. The representative was very kind and confident with her information. She said that the main Prestige+ Pass benefits only apply to the home park (Except the 15% discount). I told her that people were having success using their KI Prestige+ Pass benefits at Cedar Point, which she said was absolutely a mistake on CP's part. I also pointed out the guide on CP's website, where it specifically states that Prestige+ Passes will work as Gold at other Cedar Fair parks. She said that this is also a mistake, and that it should have definitely said that the Prestige+ Pass works as a Platinum Pass at all other Cedar Fair parks. So, now for those like myself that want the benefits at all Cedar Fair parks, will there be a Prestige++ Pass?
    1 point
  12. The Prestige pass just good for KI is $299 total (plus fees and taxes). So if the gold pass is $130, the Prestige would be $169 more.
    1 point
  13. ^Good catch - more and more so looking like this would have been better rolled out as a Prestige add-on rather than a new pass... So in the write up CP says it acts like a gold pass at other parks, yet in the write up for Platinum it says: Then, there’s a new “premium version” of the Platinum Pass that adds even more benefits. It’s the… NEW! PRESTIGE PLUS PASS which the gold pass comment obviously contradicts this. Wonder if CP meant to say platinum instead of gold? The roll-out of this and communication inconsistencies has been horrible, yet people are purchasing it even with all these discrepancies and unknowns....
    1 point
  14. Carowinds, Dominion, and Knotts have longer seasons, so one could assume all things being equal that they would be higher than KI and only Knotts is. Cost of living is higher in Charlotte than Cincinnati so that rules that difference out. CP and Wonderland seem woefully underpriced for the attendance they both get, especially Wonderland given the cost of living adjustments (even with the conversions) that is higher than Cincinnati.
    1 point
  15. It's a bit of an open secret. You wouldn't be the first person to buy a Canada's Wonderland Platinum Pass. Prices listed are in CAD, but keep in mind that a US credit/debit card will be hit with whatever your Foreign Transaction Fee is (generally 0-3%). Taxes are higher there, but there's also the exchange rate...
    1 point
  16. ^so based on this, it sounds like those that had KI Prestige + and went to CP and got the Prestige benefits like single use front of the line were in error and those that decided to purchase Prestige+ based on experiences others have shared about it working at CP are now "screwed"....I am sure some think that the single use front of the line at parks with Prestige found that to be a useful benefit and reason to purchase. I understand that the TOS indicate benefits and stuff can change and that will be the corporate line when people complain, but it really seems like some of this should be basic stuff that should have been nailed down prior to selling them. Was it that hard to decide before it went live if Prestige+ would allow the one time front of the line pass at any park offering such benefit? Or conditions of other benefits like the exclusive entrance? Clear communication seems to be a struggle with CF... And since the language is still not clear, based on CP language the front of the line, dedicated entrance, and preferred parking for those with Prestige+ for those that purchased at CP are only good there, yet if you purchase Prestige+ at KI the current language still says "+Prestige + Passholder benefits may vary by park. Contact the park you are planning to visit for any questions regarding applicable benefits." and doesn't show the same limitations as the CP site, so does that mean one purchased at KI could give you those benefits at CP as folks have experienced but not the other way around? It really is sounding like they should have made this a season pass add-on instead of a new pass - I think a lot of this would have been clearer and easier that way...then it was either have only one add-on option that only worked at the "home park" OR provide one that extended said benefits to other parks with that program.
    1 point
  17. Now that Zambezi Zinger has been announced at WoF as a GCI with Titan Track, I’d like to make somewhat of an out-there prediction for what I think could be replacing Vortex. I think we could see a massive GCI coaster (150+ feet) placed on that plot of land utilizing Titan Track to do some extreme maneuvers. I think it makes sense as Mystic Timbers was a fairly successful ride, Cedar Fair has a good working relationship with GCI, and it would be more cost effective than a brand new steel coaster. I also think we could see Titan Track used to do a vertical loop as a throwback to SoB as it would be the only element of its kind on either a hybrid or wooden coaster. I’m not up to date on park rumors so I could be entirely wrong, but that is my prediction.
    1 point
  18. Actually it was L originally skeeball in that building. I really wish they would bring that back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  19. Imagine eating those fat, juicy brats and barfing them up on Der Spinnen Keggers.
    1 point
  20. What is now Action Zone used to have a Polynesian theme back in the day of Screamin Demon and the monorail.
    1 point
  21. That’s what I’d LOVE. A new Phantom Theatre, the long forgotten crown jewel of the Coney midway is rediscovered in all its decaying glory. Use the Midway mania style ride base with a heavily themed queue and transitions between “acts” of the show with physical props and prop/set animation, then use 3d screen (with “opera glasses”) for the headliners interactive games. Throw roses to Hilda to score points, throw dynamite sticks at Garbonzo to score, etc. I don’t LOVE the shooting aspect, but I think it would be an easier sell than a full passive dark ride. Then boo blasters could become peanuts or MarDGra’s international scavenger hunt using the characters and locations from Carnivale the following year.
    1 point
  22. The location is the only drawback. It’s just a shame that that end has been so poorly planned and developed over the years. Really wish WindSeeker had gone there in the turn around and they had opened up that whole end years ago. Even doing the restaurant straight at the end. It’s just a wasted cluster of stuff back there.
    1 point
  23. I don't think it would go over well in that location. It's hidden, no one would see it or smell the food cooking. The most logical location, in my opinion, is the current location of KillMart. Visible. Smellable. And the backstage area needs to be cleaned up, so this would be a great reason to do so. Outside dining with a view of Orion, The Racer and the KMAA? Inside dining for hot days and cold WinterFest days? Of course, my idea has been put forth multiple times here and poo-pooed. But I'm seeing several in agreement now. @brenthodge, from an artistic standpoint, your idea is wonderful. But I just don't see it being visible enough to be successful.
    1 point
  24. They have grown a little since that picture.
    1 point
  25. How quickly they forget. Lol Also for this speculating, not every new addition is always a roller coaster. This park needs a lot more before it needs a new roller coaster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  26. ^Obviously to build The Vortex replacement. Cranes and Cliffords are for pansies now.
    1 point
  27. I agree with this. Seems like the major CF parks will have at least one big gap between coasters every ten years or so. CP hasn't opened a new coaster since 2018. KI had that gap from 2009-2014 and so on (though obviously the economic downturn then and now comes into play). After the last three coasters at KI, I'm feeling bad for some other parks. I'm content with what we have even if I miss Vortex. I did enjoy it that first year as long as it was a middle seat but I convinced myself it was better than it was.
    1 point
  28. Gotta love good old fashion speculation and rumors. Whatever Cedar Fair does at Kings Island, one of their top 3 in the chain, will be over the top. Whether that be a bunch of new flats or a new coaster, it'll be a good addition. I hope to see either a mix of flats, new middle-ground coaster, and theming like what we're seeing in Jungle X-Pedition at KD and the rumored Carowinds crossroads expansion. I think Cedar Point will get a new coaster, or even a new kid area expansion, before we get another major investment, and whatever mysterious stuff is happening over at WoF, but we're on the list probably around Kings Dominion 50th anniversary I would imagine.
    1 point
  29. 2023 doesn't seem unreasonable based on the gap between the last few coasters. Banshee: 2014 Mystic Timbers: 2017 Orion: 2020 ??: 2023
    1 point
  30. Makes sense that they could be for drones and now I see what he was implying about the drones. Didn't he call Son of Beast "awesome" on national TV that one time? I should have questioned his intentions.
    1 point
  31. That's what I assumed. The high expectations was a tease about the drones since they fly up high and seem to be having their launch site set up at The Vortex plot.
    1 point
  32. I don’t troll, let’s make that crystal clear. The picture represents the former location of Vortex.. which when viewed from International Street was to the right of the Tower. Im pretty sure what’s going on at the site is obvious by now. If this thread were a movie, it would win the Golden Rozzi.
    1 point
  33. I don’t know if you are hinting something or trolling but I noticed this picture has Vortex in it. Are we supposed to notice something else?
    1 point
  34. Wow, I had no idea that Rozzi also did drones as well as fireworks.
    1 point
  35. I stand by my post LOL. From where he said to observe, this spot is to the right of the Eiffel Tower. Do you think he meant literally launched from the right of Eiffel Tower - like maybe from where Chick-Fil-a is LOL He also said the fireworks are from the left of the Tower - so are the moving the current spot and launching it from the Merry-go-round LOL? No, because standing in front of the fountains, the fireworks are to the left of the tower, but also back a couple thousand feet, just like the drones will be launched a couple thousand feet away from the Tower and will be to the right based on the location perspective he referenced. You took his comment too literally. Not too many places they can launch from....
    1 point
  36. At 8:31 of this video. With him saying International Street I take that as ET. For what it's worth I'd be very surprised if we got our next coaster before CP, Wonderland, and Carowinds but with the chain being desperate to sell passes anything is possible.
    1 point
  37. Is WindSeeker not a Tower? Plus depending on perspective, that location could be to the right of all 3 towers in the park (not including cell towers).
    1 point
  38. According to Mike Koontz at Coasterstock the drones will be on the right side of the tower so it isn't them.
    1 point
  39. How can we set our expectations for anything, though? We know nothing and nothing has been teased, but I guess @Shaggy heard something. @disco2000, is Kings Island just using Vortex’s plot of land to launch the drones?
    1 point
  40. Yep, happens a lot on Google Maps for some reason. Outside the park, a store will relocate, for instance, and the street address will be changed. I'll go in and move the marker to the new location. It gets (even automatically sometimes) approved. I look at the map later, and it's back to the old location. So expect Tom+Chee to keep bouncing back and forth as it keeps getting reverted to the erroneous location.
    1 point
  41. Are there red/ blue/ yellow/ orange/ green spray paint markings on the ground outside of the fence? That is typically a dead-giveaway that something is happening in the area. Each color signifies something underground: utilities/ sewer etc. These markings are needed before any digging is done.
    1 point
  42. Something is going on, I can feel it. There has been a lot of activity going on at certain spots that only one can wonder if they have anything up their sleeves this next few years.
    1 point
  43. as always, we would love and greatly appreciate if you or any members of KIC could get some pictures from the Eiffel Tower of both areas!
    1 point
  44. Likely means nothing and I don't have pics bc I can't have my phone while working, but I have been noticing a little bit of activity in The Vortex plot lately from the tower. A couple weeks ago, some gray trailers popped up. Obviously those could mean nothing, but its not wrong to speculate. Earlier today, I noticed a few pieces of equipment near the trailers. I believe I saw a digger and a mower (which obviously you need to mow the grass so the mower likely doesn't mean anything). I also saw people down in there as well. The equipment was there for like an hour and then they left the site. I believe one of the trees was also cut down. Kinda interesting, but likely doesn't mean anything so trying not to get my hopes up for anything major yet.
    1 point
  45. When I think of frontier Cincy, I don't really have a mental image of Western cowboys and Indians. More of settlers and pellet traders, then steamboats. Soaps and candles from P&G and pigs when the area was known for meat packing (Slaughterhouse does fit the theme!). There is a big difference between pioneers/settlers and cowboys.
    1 point
  46. A cowboy themed coaster would be great for Rivertown. Especially with the new cowboy animatronics by the general store on the train route.
    1 point
  47. Not really a full layout concept, but more of an idea of how they could route the station/queue line if they were to make it part of Rivertown which I honestly hope happens because I really want our next coaster to have a cowboy/western theme like Maverick!
    1 point
  48. CF can't pull of continuous motion with their wild mice (at any park), what makes anyone think they'll do it with a RMC single rail?
    1 point
  49. I still think a single rail coaster like Jersey Devil would be great there. That ride is really fun and a massive "line eater" due to never stopping in the station. Constantly moving... Plus single rail coasters seem like "the next new thing" now.
    1 point
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