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    Coasters (obviously), reading, mythology, music, Star Wars, and the MCU.

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  1. starlitfire

    Racer Track Work 2019

    Given that people were thinking we were going to get an RMC version of Son of Beast, I think that keeping this announcement nice and sweet was a better idea. It probably would have overshadowed the return of the Antiques, and I doubt that most of the GP would necessarily care. Will they enjoy the retracking? Sure, but unless it was getting converted into an RMC Hybrid then I think that it's not worth writing home about it.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I would assume that KI would probably tweet when they finally take down the track. It's what they did for SoB's demolition.
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    Cedar Fair Ohio Coaster Battle Tournament 2K18 Edition

    Final Steel Vengeance (8) vs. The Beast (8)     3rd  Banshee (3) vs. Maverick (10)
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    How was your 2018 season?

    This year was GREAT for me! A few years ago I stopped riding coasters, but after being dragged on The Beast with my mother I found a new love for them. Whilst I rode a few coasters at KI prior to this year, none of them included inversions and this year, that changed. Now I can add Banshee, Vortex, and Invertigo to my credit list! Whilst I regret not riding Firehawk before its closure, I did get a chance to ride Manta at Sea World Orlando and absolutely loved it. I hope that I can ride Nighthawk at Carowinds before it closes, although with the closure of Firehawk I think it will stay open for a while longer. This means I have one coaster I've yet to ride at KI (Flight of Fear) which I hope to ride next summer.
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    Ideas for the Crypt building?

    I like the idea of bringing a Mack water coaster to the park. If it worked like Journey to Atlantis does at Sea World Orlando, I think it could be a big hit.
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    Something about a Kings Island getting a Parade?

    I think a parade through International Street would be an interesting addition and could be very interesting if done right. If Peanuts Celebration returns this upcoming season, I think a Peanuts Parade would be a perfect addition to the festivities. Outside of that event, I can't imagine anything other than a holiday or maybe even a Halloween parade.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    If Cedar Fair needed any GP approval of a giga coaster, they might be getting it by seeing WCPO talking about it.
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    Kings Island Confirms removal of Coaster

    Hoping that it's Firehawk, not Vortex or anything else.
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    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Will be in class when this announcement happens, but I look forward to a happy farewell thread to whatever coast has limited days left at KI.
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    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Have to agree with this, especially since KK is a competitor park. Also, I don't think KK would purchase a handmedown with maintenance problems if that's the case of Firehawk's removal, since my guess is that it would be more of an issue at an independent park in regards to attendance and money.
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    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Agreed. All of the woodens have their own place here and I doubt that KI would want to give the most wooden track record back to Holiday World given they just got it back with Mystic Timbers.
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    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    The way I've always imagined Vortex leaving KI is that if it needed another expensive, hard to find part fixed (as per what happened in 2011 or 2012 IIRC), then chances are that Vortex would probably close down for good. With Arrow Loopers becoming more and more of a rarity, I'm thankful that I was able to finally ride Vortex this past year (as it's what has made me enjoy riding more than the woodies and The Bat). I forced myself to hop on and ride it, and I rode Banshee as well and definitely enjoyed Banshee! Also, if Firehawk is losing popularity and is a maintenance nightmare, then chances are we know where the B&M might be going if Firehawk is going to be taken down.
  13. As much as I'd love to be at this announcement tomorrow and see the impossible become real again (thanks to RMC), a) I have my honours college retreat 800 miles away and b) something is telling me that RMC SoB is a lifetime away but RMC Racer is more likely.
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    Possible clues for 2019 ?

    It's the giga rumors all over again. On another note, remember that we haven't seen any work occur in the park this year minus some trees being removed for safety reasons (some type of bug in the trees, iirc). Anything new for next year would have to come to sight quickly.
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    Park closes at 5:00 today (7/20/18)

    To be fair, I'm surprised that the park opened at all today. Soak City's closure was announced this morning and although I can imagine a lack of lightning in the area keeping the dry side operable, my guess is that safety was a priority in their reason to decide to close. That, and I'm sure the park was effectively a ghost town with only a few people here or there.