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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.

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  1. Really? When did 5,282 feet of track (Diamondback) and 5,318 feet of track (Behemoth) become MUCH longer than 5,321 (Orion)?
    31 points
  2. Was able to capture the photo below of the suspect trying to flee in an unmarked car.
    27 points
  3. Anyone that does not work at the park or in the industry is the GP.
    25 points
  4. It exists. It's real. And it's spectacular! We'll be sharing photos and video of one of the most anticipated new rides in the world when the time is right to do so.
    25 points
  5. On this Christmas Eve, I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone that is a part of the KIC Community a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy holiday season. I look forward to seeing you at the park in 2021!
    24 points
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  7. I don't know if any of you noticed but Flight of Fear's old tower is back @Benjamin22 pointed that out from the pov
    23 points
  8. 46.93% of the park's posts on Facebook beginning January 1 through February 29 were focused on Orion, which is a significantly higher number than barely anything.
    22 points
  9. Shake, Rattle & Roll debuted 45 years ago. Guests loved it! Today its opening would result in a thread comparing it to other similar type rides, debates about the ride's colors, the lighting package, how the queue was set up, etc. Once upon a time, people just enjoyed the ride.
    21 points
  10. Orion taking everyone by Storm
    21 points
  11. 21 points
  12. Get em @DonHelbig
    21 points
  13. In the age of COVID-19, I, like many people in America, was forced to work from home for the past 10-plus weeks where I and others at the park would need a pretty long lens to capture photos and video to show the grand scale of this new baby. That's how the world was working these days.
    21 points
  14. I can’t wait for everyone to read Kings Island: A Ride Through Time in spring 2021, when it will be published by Rivershore Creative! The book is moving full-steam ahead once again now that I have a contract signed with the new publisher. I promise that the wait will be worth it, as I’ve been spending this time filling the book with more content, more interviews, and more incredible stories.
    20 points
  15. If I had a dollar for every time you've mentioned POV, I could buy a boat!
    19 points
  16. A member of the Kings Island Season Pass Holders just shared 150+ vintage photos from his family's collection. The images include such rare and cool things as The Bat's construction, a Screamin' Demon evacuation, and lots of detailed shots of obscure Kings Island history. I don't believe you need to be a member of the group or even have a Facebook to check them out. You can see the whole batch here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KISeasonPassholders/permalink/1188566601476455/ Here's a few of the highlights though (all courtesy Jeff Joiner):
    18 points
  17. The designer of The Racer, Racer 75 and Thunder Road, John Allen, considered The Racer to be the finest of the roller coasters he designed during his legendary career. And he designed some good ones!
    18 points
  18. Masks are required at the parks right now. We have hashed out your argument multiple times and there is no need to do it again. At this point in time, if you don't want to wear a mask and think they are useless don't make your reservation. No one is forcing you to go to the park where it's required.
    18 points
  19. Full update on safety protocols. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/welcoming-you-back Changes from Last Season: Reservations will only be required for visiting Soak City Water Park. Both Season Passholders and Single Day Ticketholders will need reservations for Soak City. Temperature checks for guests have been discontinued at the front gate. The health screen questionnaire will be conducted by associates at the front gate and will not be conducted through the Kings Island mobile app. There will be no limitations to ride capacity for most rides. Gu
    17 points
  20. I will give my review on every hill, 1st hill: The lift is very fast and quiet, you can definitely feel the 85 degrees and the drop is very long 2nd hill: Very fast element and gives some nice lateral floater, also feels overbanked 3rd hill: Very forceful surprisingly, and feels like a second curved drop. You also really notice the height! 4th hill: Best airtime moment on the ride hands down, I can't even describe this 5th hill: Trim doesn't slow the train down much, and gives some nice floater Helix: Sustained positive G's throughout the helix and that near miss
    17 points
  21. Oh ok he work for King's island. Be careful because there is some dude on here that hate drones and he like freaks out and gets in fights with words and everything. My dad said he drones on and on but I don't get but he said people on here might think funny
    17 points
  22. Check this out. The original concept model for Phantom Theater. A true piece of history. Owner (who is not me) is entertaining offers. Seeking $300. PM me if interested and I will put you in contact with them. First come first serve unless someone is willing to pitch a higher offer.
    16 points
  23. Kings Dominion and Canada's Wonderland didn't have the same stand up ride that Kings Island had. I rode all three and their similarities were different. The stand up coaster at each park gave over 20 million rides and remained popular with guests from the day they opened until giving their last rides. The retirement of each of the three rides were met with a great deal of sadness by guests. For some it was their first big coaster, or their favorite ride. For others it may have been the site of their first job. Literally thousands of people have wonderful memories of these stand up coasters.
    16 points
  24. This is going to be a long post, I plan on giving my thoughts on all of the giga coasters I have ridden, not just Orion. I was pretty confident Kings Island was going to install a giga coaster pretty early last year, and I already had a trip to Japan scheduled, so I made a plan which would take several trips to pull off. My goal was to ride all of the traditional lift giga coasters in one year, including Orion there are six. The idea being the 12 months would culminate in a ride on the newest and would be able to fairly rank all of them. One last comment on this post, I have been to severa
    16 points
  25. @malem and I give Orion 2 thumbs up!
    16 points
  26. I rode nine times tonight. Best ride in the park! It’s deceivingly intense! I never thought I would ever say the words “sustained ejector,” but that’s how the speed hill is. The turnaround almost feels like an inversion. All the blood goes to your feet during the helix. The biggest surprise is the final curve before the brakes. GREAT air! The biggest disappointment is the head chopper under the first drop. You don’t really notice it. The arm chopper coming out of the turnaround and into the speed hill is more noticeable. The theming was great and it flowed really well with Flight of Fear!
    15 points
  27. You mean how good was the mask enforcement? C'mon people. It's a pandemic here and America is the epicenter by far. Thus thing is on the verge of being out of control again and theme parks will be forced to close again when that happens. Wear your masks and quit being selfish.
    15 points
  28. For those that attend opening day, just remember, the park is feeling its way through this, and will likely be operating at a very cautious speed. Its just as new to them as it is to guests - so its gonna take time for them to get their footing. Also, prepare yourself that wait for Orion will likely be very, very long... EXCRUCIATINGLY long. Due to Covid, hourly capacity is likely to be limited to 1/4 (or less) than designed. In addition, new rides like Orion are, understandably, prone to some downtime. I'm not trying to be a downer, I'm just pointing out the potential that t
    15 points
  29. Let’s see if mine works IMG_8123.MP4
    15 points
  30. Some cool pictures from Kyle kruthoffer
    15 points
  31. It is really quite simple: If you do not want to wear a mask at a place of business that requires a mask, don't go. Please understand though- DO NOT cause a scene because an employee has asked you to put the required mask on. You are an adult that made an adult decision to enter the business that required wearing a mask. The employee is simply doing their required job. If you cause a scene with an employee that asked you to put your mask on it should trigger an IMMEDIATE REMOVAL from the premises (do not pass GO, do not collect $200). Have a nice day!
    15 points
  32. While not riding the best fireworks ride, one can take the best pictures of the best view of the best fireworks ride. On July 30, 2019, I hopped up on Vortex’s Fast Lane bridge after my last ride of the night, and I was not disappointed!
    15 points
  33. The view of the Royal Fountain from the band stand on July 4th 2020
    14 points
  34. well its been about 18 days since I was denied a ride on Orion, and I managed to lose 15 pounds and got my first ride today, and it was absolutely incredible, very fast and intense, the floater airtime is incredible and the drop is easily the best part of the ride. It was worth every sacrifice I had to make to ride it. Then immediately after we were ushered into the concession stand as the park went on lockdown...
    14 points
  35. A reference to a favorite ride in the queue of another.
    14 points
  36. I have been messaging the user that people are not sure of their intentions. There is nothing trollish about his intentions for posting on KIC. The admin are going to welcome him on KIC and ask that fellow members do the same.
    14 points
  37. You won't until later this month. It will be announced when you can begin to purchase or reserve a visit.
    14 points
  38. Waiting in line for a must Beast night ride on 9-25-15! I love the eeriness of it with the fog and the moonlight.
    14 points
  39. Area 72 reaching for the sky next to the original '72
    13 points
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