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  1. 18 points
    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. 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
  3. 11 points
    fryoj

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    You missed a comma.
  4. 11 points
  5. 10 points
    SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    .....aconator? I think I turned out alright
  6. 9 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...
  7. 9 points
    silver2005

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

    When white death cometh.
  8. 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!
  9. 9 points
    spooky21

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Indoor seating is all I ask. We need more places to eat indoors.
  10. 8 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.....
  11. 8 points
    beastfan11

    Ideas for the Crypt building?

    Wipe that ugly building out and put it a water ride! #makerivertownwetagain
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 8 points
    SonofBaconator

    Ideas For Better Thrills!?

    If the Crypt building ever gets torn down
  15. 8 points
    King Ding Dong

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Come on guys, this isn't disgusting. Its called Seasoning.
  16. 8 points
    mayaman2

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Speaking for all teenage/young adult guys... don't stop wearing booty shorts, please.
  17. 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.
  18. 7 points
    KIghostguy

    Coasterstock 2018

    I am going to Coasterstock for the first time! I just bought my ticket. Very excited!
  19. 7 points
    whengodsaysgo

    Coasterstock 2018

    Yes it is! After meeting up with so many of you and getting involved with the coaster enthusiast community, this will be my first event. I'm still debating on which club to join, but I'm excited for what the future holds. I'll be beside myself I'm sure. Hope you guys are ready for that!! lol
  20. 7 points
  21. 7 points
    chugh43

    Ideas For Better Thrills!?

    I honestly would love to see it moved to Rivertown.... 1) it'd be better on guests having all water rides in one area...no need to go across the park to go to the next one while in wet clothes 2) It'd open up Action Zone more 2a) would be a great place to move BLSC 3) I feel like it could really refresh the plot of land that the Crypt building sets on.
  22. 7 points
    medford

    What could 2018 bring KI

    I feel for a park like KI (or most of the CF parks), the simpler the themeing, the better. For instance, gravestones, lights, misters on signs, etc... are all relatively easy to maintain. A functioning rotor on a helicopter and working flames that sit outside 100% of the time, not so much. For Mystic Timbers, they got the outside stuff right, in terms of the Que and the old truck, as well as the backstory. The more complex stuff in the shed is all protected from the elements, meaning they can keep them operational for longer periods of time. The less moving parts, the easier it is to maintain, expenses are more predictable.
  23. 7 points
    CoastersRZ

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    If true, I applaud this move. The seats have looked rather disgusting the last few years. I would appreciate the switch. Although, it will definitely look different. Over time, we will get used to it, I am sure. Keep in mind that when Drop Tower first opened, it didn`t have the black seats that it has now.
  24. 7 points
  25. 7 points
    chugh43

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I cannot agree with you enough on this. I love being able to eat outside when I want to...but I'd also like to eat inside when it's just too hot or the weather is a little bit too damp. It's not fun trying to eat your food while it's raining.
  26. 6 points
    SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    There's a reason why we haven't had a wooden coaster break the 200ft plane since 2000...
  27. 6 points
    VortexBFForever

    Coasterstock 2018

    My last day of classes is May 4. I'm considering joining Great Ohio Coaster Club and making sure I won't be scheduled to work on May 18-19 (though it was cool meeting/seeing Coasterstock attendees enjoying Vortex when I was working there the morning of May 19 last year!). If things work out, this will be my first Coasterstock. -BFF, who's excited that Vortex is once again included in the 10:30-midnight ERT on Friday, May 17.
  28. 6 points
    The individual who posted the picture did so on a social media site under his given name, and has posted many photos before. He is also featured on the FunTV segment about working on roller coasters (at least I think he is, he was not named, but his social media photo matches the image on FunTV.) I admire the work these people do. Imagine the hours, the weather and the production deadlines. Kudos to them.
  29. 6 points
    Skyride, no question about it.
  30. 6 points
    Xdog42

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    There you go.
  31. 6 points
    I say it's about time that Kings Island Diamondback opened-air stadium seats are getting refurbished. Diamondback's older stadium seating weren't aging alluringly, they were optically unappealing and were in desperate need of refurbishment. Now, the seats are not orange in color, but black which could be its official, new look for the 2018 operating season. I say, "could", because the seats probably weren't painted yet which was the discussion on instagram. I'll share an instagram picture of the newly refurbished Diamondback stadium seats here on Kings Island Central. I'd like to know what you all think about the alleged new look of Diamondback. FYI, this instagram picture was posted on January 9th, 2018. My take on it is, I'll find the seating more appealing if they are black rather than the original orange open-air stadium seating. The trains are already sleek in design being that it alluringly exists with steel and fiberglass. Here's the link to cite my sources. All thanks and credit goes to fyecoasters16. Thanks for sharing:) I'd like to know what you think now.
  32. 6 points
    KImom

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

    I honestly think KI now just uses the standard Muzak channels, which is so disappointing and quite honestly, distracting. When I was a kid/teen, I distinctly remember very thematic music - not just the Paramount days either but even prior to that...The fountains on international street even seemed synced with the music, with the fountain height and colors varying as the music varied. I don't even think this would be a hard improvement for them to make...I've noticed the international street music is same/similar to the Paramount days, which is cool...but it's lost its gusto, so to speak, in terms of syncing with the fountain activity - so that could be fixed. The Peanuts franchise has some killer music, so that could be updated. Coney Mall needs more dated era-type music, etc. I think I could go on for days about this because I really miss how well it used to be done (or at least as well as my memory serves me).
  33. 6 points
    The Eagles that KI has now, while nice, pales in comparison to the original set that were at KI. The original set (which is now at Carowinds), had 10 tubs, versus the 8 that are on the one in Planet Snoopy. Not to mention, the ride originally opened at Coney Island in 1940! And it is far better than the three point challenge that now exists on the site the Scooters used to occupy.
  34. 6 points
    stashua123

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

    You think of warm kinda muggy nights like these as perfect opportunities for Kings Island visits but realize the park isn't open. [emoji23][emoji23]
  35. 6 points
    CoasterOhio

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I saw your suggestions with interactions of other rides and I wanted to point out a few Diamondback flying past train at 80mph Banshee meeting up with Delirium at 139ft Banshee and Bat “kissing” (which is what I was told was called when Banshee and Bat meet Red Racer and WindSeeker There is also some times when Adventure Express meets up with Banshee. What I mean is that when you crest the drop you can wave at the AE station. And maybe they will wave back. It’s kind of a rarer one though cause people don’t notice fast enough.
  36. 6 points
    LoadAndGo

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I agree with you on one level, but I disagree with you on another. Sure, @Hawaiian Coasters 325's ideas are far outside what most would consider probable, but who are we to judge what is too improbable for posting? It's all relative. I find the majority of giga speculation outlandish and ungrounded, but I don't think any of it should be banned or whatever. You yourself said that these next few months will be slow, so who is he hurting with his ideas? We aren't CF Corporate. We don't have a deadline to submit some reasonable proposal. We also have absolutely no evidence to go off of. At this point, the giga may be in X-Base, down Coney Mall, a polar coaster around the Eiffel Tower, or never happening. I think it does more damage to the community to tell people that their opinions are invalid or unwelcome than someone posting a little outside of reality. Let's not get too full of ourselves -- we're just chatting about an amusement park.
  37. 6 points
    Regular season passes don't give admission to Haunt or Winterfest. Really, I think that paying around the price of two full-price single day tickets to the park, and receiving free admission and parking any day they're open is plenty of "perk." If what you mean is you want more exclusivity to special events, really the only thing that is going to do it is either a large increase in the price of season passes (so that less people buy them), or something like the Ride Warriors club up at CP where you pay to belong to an exclusive club invited to multiple special events (which apparently was not worth it from that park's point of view since it has been disbanded), or upcharges for individual events (like the Banshee Brew festival or Spirit Song). As far as I'm concerned, the best semi-exclusive perk is Coasterstock, and I'll definitely be paying to attend it for the fourth year in a row.
  38. 6 points
    SonofBaconator

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    @Maverick44 Don't feed the trolls and they'll go away
  39. 5 points
    chugh43

    Ideas for the Crypt building?

    Professor Delbert's Rivertown Fling! Professor Delbert's Miami River Tire Swing!
  40. 5 points
    JubJester

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

    If the car I'm in is swaying like The Bat does going into the brake run, there's something wrong with the car .
  41. 5 points
    KIghostguy

    Oktoberfest Area Facelift?

    Flight Commander was a death trap waiting to happen. The same thing that happened to her would have happened sooner or later to a single rider that fainted, had a heart attack, etc. The root of the issue was with the restraints and how the manufacturers wanted all restraints in empty seats kept up, not that she was drunk.
  42. 5 points
    Magenta Lizard

    Coasterstock 2018

    Get yer tickets! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/events/coasterstock Ticket sales end a week earlier this year, on May 6, so don't put it off until last minute! There is also an option this year, for $10, to have all your swag mailed to you prior to the event and skip check-in.
  43. 5 points
    SonofBaconator

    What could 2018 bring KI

    My RCT3 park is gonna thrive now
  44. 5 points
    SonofBaconator

    What could 2018 bring KI

    Except for Knotts
  45. 5 points
    LoadAndGo

    What could 2018 bring KI

    Theming is one of those things that you have to fully commit to, or not. Sure, one particular theming element not working may not affect attendance or the guest experience, but the combination of many broken elements will negatively affect guest perception. If your gun doesn't work on Boo Blasters, then the screens on Mystic are frozen, then the flames don't work on Backlot, then the music doesn't play on FOF, then half of AE's animatronics don't move, it's reasonable you might feel that the park is not properly maintained and does not offer a quality experience. It blows my mind that so many on this site believe that it is simply impossible for CF to theme their attractions. It's almost like some actively fight against the idea of theming. No one is saying that CF should build Flight of Passage, but we should expect a certain level of quality and immersion. I highly recommend a book by David Younger entitled "Theme Park Design & The Art Of Themed Entertainment" Younger explains how operations from small family fun centers to large Disney parks benefit from a purposeful and intentional design. He explains how theming and storytelling always pay off. Any true fan of this industry should read this book.
  46. 5 points
    To give you an idea on the seats, This is how they would look. Created using Nolimits 2 (And some simple photo editing)
  47. 5 points
    I understand! But be glad we got something other than pop music on IS! Besides Mystic Timbers, that was the highlight of my KI summer last year!
  48. 5 points
    MaestroJr

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

    When your pushing a shopping cart at Kroger and you realize the squeaking of the wheels remind you of The Beast, especially on a nice day like today.
  49. 5 points
    Joshua

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    It's a conspiracy, man. They use grammar to get in your head and make you conform to society, man. Next thing you know, you'll have to get a job and pay some bills, man.
  50. 5 points
    I'm shaking my head right now in disbelief and disappointment, it is really disappointing to know that people find it comical that administration is taking utter advantage of them. Note this, self-respect takes people long distances in life from building self-character and cleverness, to becoming assertive to not become a tube man. -The Queen of Chess.
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