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  1. 9 points
    upstop

    Renovation Predictions

    @Imperial79 At one time all of them did. Octoberfest had signs right off international street. Coney of course and then Planet Snoopy was Hanna Barberra. Rivertown currently has one near RFYLCB, as well as X-Base. I’ll see if I can locate a picture of the Octoberfest sign. edit: here is the Oktoberfest sign.
  2. 8 points
    My pitch for overhauling Oktoberfest to its former glory while adding a new twist to the once beloved section. Expand Oktoberfest to include Tower Gardens to add more space Remove Hank's Burrito Shack and replace it with something more "German" Have the area sell exclusively German food like giant pretzels, sausage, etc. Bring back the classic Spinning Keggers Bring back the old clock outside of the Festhaus Add German theming around the area like flags, possible FCC soccer banners because of their German roots Move Slingshot to X-Base to allow more room for another flat Remove the ladder game and shorten the Adventure Express que to allow for more room Oktoberfest has been arguably the most neglected of the original 5 sections that debuted when the park opened in 1972 so bringing the area back to its former glory would be a welcomed return- especially if its done for the park's 50th anniversary.
  3. 7 points
    SonofBaconator

    Renovation Predictions

    In no particular order The Crypt building This is one of the biggest eyesores in the park and I'm sure park officials want to do something with it Boo Blasters At the rate we've been seeing old attractions rise form the grave, I wouldn't count out the possible return of the Phantom Theater- if not that, an improved dark ride experience with a similar theme Oktoberfest Hank's Burrito Shack in a German themed area, need I say more? Also on a more personal note I would like to see BLSC get rethemed but I don't think that'll happen anytime soon
  4. 7 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    International street makeover

    From the KI Blog: Kings Island’s International Street is set to receive its first complete makeover since the park opened in 1972. No element of International Street will be left untouched as crews update the Royal Fountain, install more than 130,000 new pavers, improve each building façade and enhance the landscaping. More details can be found on the the KI Blog here: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/january/international-street-and-royal-fountain-to-get-major-offseason-renovation?fbclid=IwAR251DIOLgO6Xh04pHIq9Z4vVmo656i3rLX8vFOPoAgDoIxHdhgs-X9XQZQ
  5. 7 points
    BoddaH1994

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    I bet they'll be untouched.... Something tells me they'll be needed again.
  6. 7 points
    You just need to show up when @King Ding Dong isn't in the park.
  7. 6 points
    SonofBaconator

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    I wonder if we'll be seeing a return of this type of design http://www.cincinnativiews.net/kings_island.htm
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    Winterfestguy

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Would like to see the Coney Mall sign return - when the concrete walkway was enlarged several years ago, the sign disappeared. Creative ways like at Haunt with portable concrete anchors or large flower pots could hold it
  10. 5 points
    KIfan73

    International street makeover

    Wow! Never saw this coming! Between this and the return of the Antique Cars, this will be quite the memorable season!
  11. 5 points
    SonofBaconator

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    I feel like the park is going back to its 70s-80s roots with its look and charm. We've seen the return of some old attractions like The Bat, Winterfest, the Antique Cars, and now Racer and I-Street are getting some work done. I wonder if Cedar Fair and Kings Island are trying to bring back/mimic the success of the Taft Era.
  12. 5 points
    I really really hope they don’t cut down the I street trees. Other than that, SUPER exciting!!
  13. 5 points
    FoolCrzy

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Wave pool on international Street! Confirmed!!!
  14. 5 points
    From @DonHelbig Mark your calendar! Coasterstock 2019 at Kings Island will be held May 17-18. Full details will be released later this month including the on-sale date for tickets.
  15. 4 points
    SonofBaconator

    Renovation Predictions

    I'd be for the return of the "Bavarian Beetle" along with the Kegs. KI is one of the only main CF parks without a wildmouse.
  16. 4 points
    Imperial79

    Renovation Predictions

    Hope to see the Coney Mall sign return, I think there is a chance for it too, since KI is bringing back the theming.
  17. 4 points
    jtro223

    International street makeover

    Please keep the pedestals! It's very ironic that this was released today. Last night I was looking at YouTube videos of Canada's Wonderland IS and I thought to myself how much nicer the KI Royal Fountain looks.
  18. 4 points
    BoddaH1994

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    So to be clear, the large trees would not be in line with how I Street looked in the 1970’s. I know that one apprehension that the design company had with doing the “fountain” treatment years back was that the trees obstructed the view of the fountain. Most old schoolers don’t like the trees. My main concern is that they did some cool stuff with them during WF, so it’ll be interesting to see what, if anything, they do to replace that. Also, and this is a long shot, but removing the trees does make the possibility of projection mapping the IS buildings for Haunt a real possibility too.
  19. 4 points
    super7

    International street makeover

    This is awesome news! This is actually the best improvement they could make at the park IMO. Kings Island's International Street has been way outdated and not-so-nice for a while. Lack of shade. The hideous white picnic tables. Tables right up against the walkways. King's Dominion's International Street is so much nicer that present KI. Kings Dominion has lots of wonderful trees and lush landscaping. There is shade EVERYWHERE. There are nice umbrella tables by the fountain to sit, and they are separated from the walkways with landscape islands. Let's hope that King's Islands ends up like this as well. Lets hope the plant more TREES! King's Dominion International Street at Winterfest also blew way the Kings Island version. It was much more immersive with the lights in the trees all above you wherever you were walking. Although King's Island's Snowflake lake was better because it was lower in the ground and more visible. It looks like they are taking the ugly pedestal fountains out. Kings Dominion and Canada's Wonderland's fountains come directly out of the water, which is a much sleeker look. Hopefully that is the case as well. I am soooo happy Cedar Fair bought these parks. In the begin, I thought they would become generic parks because of the way Cedar Fair didn't care much about atmosphere or theming in the past. But they are returning the Taft parks to their former glory after the destruction that Paramount did.
  20. 4 points
    This is great! Hopefully the ambient music will go along with all of these wonderful updates.
  21. 4 points
    @SonofBaconatorI was thinking along the same lines. I think this summer Kings Island is going to hit some feels for the older generations.
  22. 4 points
    BoddaH1994

    Kings Island Memes

  23. 4 points
    SonofBaconator

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I think we're gonna have it animal/fiction themed. Since 2014 Cedar Fair has added major coasters based on folklore and fiction like Banshee, Mystic Timbers, Rougarou, Valravn, GateKeeper, Copperhead Strike, etc. I still think we might get some Centurion teasing but I think it'll be something along the lines of Banshee and Mystic Timbers naming.
  24. 4 points
    JudeHoward

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I swear if it has the work "Force" or "Striker" in it, I'm gonna switch to Six Flags. "Twisted Timber Striker Force 370 Coming To King's Island 2020"
  25. 4 points
    Number5IsAlive

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Looking forward to seeing cranes.
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