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  1. At our seats. They have The Beast logo flashing on the screen!
  2. This game is tonight! Super excited to see them in these jersey`s. i will try and snap some pictures. My wife and I already have our Beast t-shirts on. We will be leaving for the game shortly.
  3. I know there are environmental regulations, but I have never heard about Disney World reaching their limit on the land that they can use. Do you have a source for this?
  4. https://kicentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Episode-8-A-Ride-Through-Time.mp3 Don`t forget that you can get this podcast on iTunes, Google Podcast 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 Evan (KIghostguy). In this episode we discuss Evan`s new book: Kings Island: A Ride Through Time We discuss the following: -How the idea of his book came about -Who he has interviewed -Interesting things he has come across along the way -What to look forward to in the book We will be sure to keep you updated on when an official release date for the book is available! We hope you enjoy this episode! Watch for Episode 9 to come out soon! As always, if you have any ideas for future episodes, please let me know!
  5. Hopefully, Fun Spot can work out a deal to purchase Indiana Beach. It would be a shame to see this park die. I have never visited a Fun Spot park yet, but it looks like I am going to get to Florida in November for work and hope to visit their Orlando location.
  6. Talk about a thread bump! I don`t think that Disney is interested in purchasing anything right now. They are still integrating the Fox purchase. The Parks, Experience and Products division of the company has been successful lately, I do not think they would want to acquire a seasonal operator such as Cedar Fair. Stranger things have happened though. Back in 2005, had you told me that Paramount Parks would become part of Cedar Fair, I would have thought you were crazy. By and far, I believe that all five of the Paramount Parks are better off having been under the care of Cedar Fair for the last 14 years! Hard to believe that Cedar Fair has owned the parks since the spring of 2006! My does time fly when you are having fun.
  7. Holiday World is not owned by Apex, which owned Indiana Beach and Martin`s Fantasy Land. Holiday World is owned by the Koch family (Lori, Leah, Lauren, and Will). There was a bitter family feud several years back between Lori (wife of Will who died unexpectedly) and his brother Dan. Dan and his mom, Pat, now own and operate Alabama Adventures. Its ashame. Indiana Beach was on my list of parks to visit.
  8. I believe that there used to be a sign in The Bat`s queue, just after going through the tunnel (which is really a bridge for the maintenance road), that stated the line from that point was 45 minutes. This was before they removed the queue area below the station, which really only could hold one or two trains worth of people anyway. The land to the left of The Bat`s queue (between that and the former monorail building) has some significant grade changes. Not to mention, it would be a far hike to get there, unless Timberwolf ever ended up leaving. There are other spots where flats could (and should) go. The grassy area behind the Eiffel Tower, adjacent to Diamondback`s brake run and behind the International Showplace (original home of the Salt Water Circus) comes to mind as a prime location for an attraction. For a couple of years in the mid 2000`s, the park set up a tent on that plot of land for a Haunt. I am kind of surprised nothing has ever come to that plot of land.
  9. Stay tuned for the next episode to drop soon. Again, if anyone has any ideas for future episodes, please let us know!
  10. I actually met my current wife through a mutual friend. They both worked at Kings Island together. Now we have been married going on 5 years this April. Our wedding day was April 18th, 2015, which was KI opening day that year. I might have made a quick visit in the morning that day to grab a quick ride on The Beast before getting ready for the ceremony.
  11. I would say look for it to be expanded upon in future years. This year, I am sure, will be a bit of a transition year. Also, part of the park is currently under water, as the Ohio River is expected to be above flood stage this weekend. Currently, Kellogg Avenue is closed between Sutton (Gate 2 of the park), and Belterra Park to the east, right by where Sunlite Pool is located.
  12. I agree that the ride selection seems odd for the park. Don`t get me wrong, I think they needed something new, but the ride (and the theme) seemed like an odd choice.
  13. It does seem a little odd that the GM abruptly steps down at the same time as the director of marketing. I have been to Kennywood a couple times, once a few years ago in the evening when I was in town for work. It’s a fun historical park. It is a shame that a park that used to be family owned was purchased by Parques Reunidos in 2007 (they later purchased Palace Entertainment). If anyone has read the Charles Jacques book on Coney Island, it contains several quotes from letters written from the Wach’s family (owners of Coney) and the owners of Kennywood. Hopefully, there is still a very bright future for the park.
  14. Per the email newslettter I got from Coney, Fire Up the Night is now on Satruday, June 6th this year. I imagine they will do what they do for July 3 and Balloon Glow and keep the pool open until 9:30 that night.
  15. That is for the Adventure Pass. A Splash pass, which includes admission into Sunlite Water Adventure is $89.95, which is cheaper than a KI pass. https://coneyislandpark.com/tickets-passes/season-passes/
  16. Gates open at 6:30. 6:15 for season ticket holders (I am a season ticket holder). Puck drops at 7:30.
  17. The Cyclones have released the jersey`s that they will be using when they become the Cincinnati Beast`s for the night of February 28th. Pretty cool jersey! They will be auctioned off after the game that night.
  18. Yeah, it is sad not seeing the Ferris Wheel on the shores of Lake Como anymore. I think if they invest in some water slides that it can make it.
  19. From what I am hearing, this will just be on one side of the deep end. There will still be the lap lanes and one side of the deep end for free play.
  20. It is a way to get more people to utilize the deep end of the pool. Also from Coney`s website: https://coneyislandpark.com/plan-your-visit/challengefaqs/
  21. https://kicentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Episode-7-2019-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 Evan Duffy (DeltaFlyer) and finish their discussion on the 2019 season. This is the second part of a two part episode. If you have not listened to episode #6, please do so! We discuss the following: -Kings Island announces a giga coaster for 2020: Orion -Rumor Six Flags purchasing Cedar Fair. -Halloween Haunt -Winterfest -New Year`s Eve at Winterfest We hope you enjoy this episode! Watch for Episode 8 to come out soon! We have already recorded the episode and it was a very interesting topic. As always, if you have any ideas for future episodes, please let me know!
  22. Just purchased tickets for myself and my wife.
  23. My wife actually has wished that they had a snack option as well. For example, at Rivertown Potato Works, sometimes she just wants the fries. But they come with Tenders, which she doesn`t really want but will get anyway. She has also mentioned the very item that Ryan mentioned above. Auntie Anne`s!
  24. Keep in mind that most of the overseas projects Six Flags was just going to get a licensing fee. They were not the developers/owners of those properties. Likely, they got a better deal to relocate to this location than they were currently paying at their former headquarters, thus saving them money.
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