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

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  1. starlitfire

    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.
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    KI lets slip plans for 2019 exist on IG today?

    I'm 90% sure there would be a riot from both the GP and the enthusiast community if KI decided to RMC The Beast or Racer, for that matter. I'm more certain we'd get a ground-up RMC than have one of those two get RMC'd. However, I'm more sure that Racer could be retracked (hasn't this already occurred to an extent?) and I wouldn't have as much of a problem.
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    Guests Say The Darnest Things

    My mother and sister came to the general consensus that Kings Dominion was a Six Flags park in Canada the other day. I guess George Orwell was right when he said 2 plus 2 could equal five, or three, or six, because I didn't try correcting their conversation. I'd rather not be a know it all.
  4. I'm going to blow everyone out of the water on this one, except the California person! I (primarily) live in Northeast Florida during the school year, so it's about 800 miles? Thankfully I can cut off an hour to KI when I move an hour north for college in August. However, I live relatively close to the park during the summer, and the only thing that prevents me from watching the fireworks would be trees.
  5. starlitfire

    The Flat Ride Speculation Thread

    When KI gets new flats I'd love to see them take the guidance of Canada's Wonderland to inspire them in what the buy. Otherwise, give me a Round Top-esque or Gravitron ride in Coney Mall and I'd be excited. Bonus points if we got both!
  6. starlitfire

    Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    I'm autistic myself and would probably do the same thing with one of my favourite interests if I was with a good friend or someone who'd let me do it, albeit my interests don't tend to be as historically based.
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    can you wait to buy Fast Lane when you arrive?

    Think of how many rides and other attractions that Cedar Point could save compared to tearing one or two down every time they build a new thing. At KI, it's not as big of an issue since there's still plenty of land for building on in the future, but would be nice to have.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    As much as I'd love to see us get a wooden giga (the first at that!), I'm just feeling that there will be too many fears of it being like SoB to the point that it's probably better for that model to go to our friends up north before we get one. Remember, in the past ten-ish years, KI has been more of a park perfecting ride models rather than being the flagship for rides like it was before CF bought us out.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    If the park needs a Blitz or another coaster more than a Giga, then that will definitely come first. I'm on the side that thinks MT was in a good direction to provide more family options (although we have also gotten a couple of flats in Planet Snoopy) to help provide the park with some less intense options post-Diamondback and Banshee. I'd love to see a few surprises in regards to new flats coming about this year, since all we know is that KI is getting a new restaurant. Nonetheless, KI is probably trying to balance itself out by moving towards the family-friendly side of things by giving the park things it needs, such as a new sit-down restaurant and in the recent past, the new flats in Planet Snoopy. KI is balancing itself out, and it may be leading to something big or nothing at all.
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    2018 Paramount's Kings Island

    I'm not necessarily sure that an Iron Man ride could even be built (I'm fairly sure Universal has some clause written somewhere that says that no original Avengers/X-Men rides can be built on this side of the Mississippi river. It's the reason that you won't see any of the original Avengers characters at WDW despite Disney owning Marvel now) but since the Transformers franchise seems more likely to be okay to use, I could definitely see a Transformers ride being built, maybe even a dark ride if Viacom was quick enough to get to it (given that the Transformers dark ride was built before 2012). I'd love to see Paramount levels of theming that could be maintained by Cedar Fair, but given that we have a test of that with MT, we'll see how long it lasts before it fits in really well with the trees.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Black and white could look really good if the giga is in X-Base, but it might just be because I'd love to see this coaster have a flight-based theme. I think it's fair to say that KI is no longer in need of red-hue coasters, considering Firehawk, Diamondback, and Banshee all are either red coasters or have elements of red-based colours (specifically Banshee with its berry/fuschia-ish colour).
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    However, there are wooden coasters with more than just one inversion now, so I guess that's a good thing that came out of SoB. Nonetheless, leave the new, first-ever coaster concepts in Sandusky. They clearly know what to do with them up north (even when the coasters remember that they're Intamins and break down). As much as a wooden giga sounds cool, I think KI has done well ever since 2000 with tried methods that we know work, even after 19 years of waiting in one case (that being the wait between Magnum XL and Diamondback, of course).
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Of course that would happen. Anything that doesn't count as a coaster in Sandusky is more than likely to be unsafe from getting removed at some point. Heck, even Mean Streak wasn't safe to some extent. At least at KI, we still have space.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    In regards to numbers: If it fits with the theme of the section it goes in, then I'll be fine. Otherwise, putting it behind Banshee (using this as an example) and giving the height number in the name doesn't seem too original. Whatever year the coaster comes out probably won't mean much as long as it gives healthy competition to CP and doesn't kill all of CP's attendance there (unlikely, but possible if we were to get a major install and CP got little to nothing despite the GP coming from two different markets). So while I see a 2019 date likely with the off-year happening this year with very little announced, it could happen in 2021 for all we know. It's anyone's guess, but with the years between major coasters decreasing, this could add to the trend or have no correllation at all.
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    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Hear me out: The Gigasaurus, based partially off Cedar Fair's previous trademark, Stratasaurus.