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

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  1. starlitfire

    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.
  2. starlitfire

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. starlitfire

    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.
  7. starlitfire

    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.
  8. starlitfire

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. starlitfire

    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.