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  1. While I would tend to agree, there have been bigger surprises. Who say Cedar Fair purchasing the two Schlitterbahn properties? I think some of the Sea World parks could fit rather nicely into the CF portfolio. Especially since it would give them a few more year round operations to keep cash flowing in during the winter months. Given how the pandemic has hit the hospitality industry rather hard, I don`t see CF purchasing any of the Seas parks anytime soon.
  2. Yes, the first drop was amazing. The rest of the ride was just meh. I actually rode Hurricane at Myrtle Beach Pavilion, before it closed, and the trains made their way to Son of Beast. I am glad we got Banshee on the site of Son of Beast. I can`t say that I miss Son of Beast, even with the first drop.
  3. Son of Beast was extremely rough. One of the few coasters that gave me bruises on my thighs from the vibration and shaking that the ride did.
  4. I am eager to be vaccinated. Just have to wait until I am able to get one. I am a 36 year old and do not work in the healthcare field. I might be waiting a while. My sister in law already was vaccinated, my sister who is a RN is going to be vaccinated this week. Hopefully supply increases, and people trust the vaccine. I know of several people that will not get the vaccine because they do not trust it.
  5. Be sure to check out the latest KIC Podcast: Episode 12- KIMVRR: The Early years, with special guest, Denis Larrick (kimv1972) here.
  6. Sad to hear of his passing. Sending condolences to his family. I never made it out to Surf Cincinnati.
  7. https://kicentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Episode-12-KIMV-RR.mp3 Robbie (CoastersRZ) and Brad (IndyGuy4KI) are joined by Denis Larrick (KIMV1972), who worked on the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad in 1972 and 1973 at Kings Island. -Highlights include some stories from Dennis`s time running the trains those first two seasons. Please share with us your thoughts on this podcast. Or if you have any additional questions for Dennis. Dennis has contributed several posts in the Amusement Park Railroad thread. If you have not had a chance to read that thread, I strongly
  8. I didn`t think the ride was that bad. I have certainly been on coasters that were far less enjoyable. The wild mouse at Lake Winnie comes to mind. My wife and I were wanting off of the ride before it was even over because of the way it was beating us up.
  9. I agree with Indyguy4KI. Update the roof, and maybe get rid of the banners to some digital displays. Also, as others have said, it would be nice if the incorporated the facade structure that they typically build for Haunt and Winterfest into part of the permanant facade of the building.
  10. I still think that a Peanuts themed dark ride would be wonderful. And the area does need an update. Dollywood`s Wildwood Grove is simply amazing.
  11. And from what I understand, Michigan`s Adventure attendance has remained relatively consistent without significant (and costly) capital investment. Why spend money to put in a big new ride, when the park is already making money. Doing so would produce lower profit margins. Also, Michigan`s Adventure is not in a major metro area like Kings Island, Carowinds, or Canada`s Wonderland. The closest large city is Grand Rapids, and the park is about an hour drive away from the city, depending on where in the city you are coming from. The Grand Rapids MSA (metropolitan statistical area) had a popu
  12. Thanks for the kind words about the podcast. Wait until you hear the next episode! It will be a real treat!
  13. https://kicentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Episode-11-2020-Year-in-Review-Part-2.mp3 Don`t forget that you can get this podcast on iTunes, and on Spotify! Be sure to subscripe to not miss an episode! Show notes: Join Robbie (CoastersRZ) and Brad (IndyGuy4KI) as they are joined by Tom Pavlik (Tjpavlik). In this episode we conclude the review of the 2020 season at Kings Island. We discuss Orion, Area 72, Tricks and Treats Fall Fest and the food. We also discuss the cancelation of Haunt and Winterfest for 2020. We hope you enjoy this episode! Watch for Episode 1
  14. Thanks for sharing those photos, Gordon Bombay! It is amazing how much Banshee is starting to fade in those photos. Even though there was a pandemic going on this year, I really missed working rides at Coney Island this past summer. Yes, I still worked there this year, but the place just wasn`t the same. I truly miss it.
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