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  1. I wonder what they are targeting as their opening date for this attraction? Cedar Fair actually prides themselves on their parks having their own identity in the market. On the last conference call, they referenced the brand identity that Knott`s has in Southern California. That being said, Cedar Fair has been trying to push season pass sales and the all season dining and drink plans with their passes. But they are also trying to encourage repeat visits and spread out those visits so that they are just not occurring during Haunt or Winterfest. They need to give guests a reason to visit in spring and early summer. See the new Grand Carnivale at KI, and the Boysenberry and Peanuts Celebration at Knott`s Berry Farm as examples.
  2. I have often wondered about this. (It is typically like this during Haunt as well). Good to know the reasoning behind it.
  3. As an avid LEGO fan, (and these are not LEGOs, but are apparently compatible with them), I can attest to the fact that LEGO`s are not cheap. I have the Disney World Castle Lego set (https://shop.lego.com/en-US/product/The-Disney-Castle-71040). And yes, I did spend that much money on it. I finished it right before my son was born in December 2016 and it now is on display in my basement. It took me an entire weekend to assemble.
  4. I would tend to agree with BoddaH1994 on this one. Six Flags likely pays to use the WB properties. That being said, I don`t disagree that the names of their rides often lack creativity. At least with Cedar Fair`s signature attractions, they aren`t copying the same name from park to park.
  5. And in some states, it is the State that reviews the drawings, and not the county!
  6. Looking good. Can`t wait to see this in person, hopefully later today. And to see what it looks like tonight!
  7. This is an incentive to get the adults to purchase tickets who do not already have passes (and then to spend money in the park once they are in). More parks than just Cedar Point have the Pre-K pass. I believe Carowinds, Kings Dominion and several of the legacy parks have them now. Fortunately, my son is still 2 until almost the end of December, so we don`t need a pass for him for this year, but we will need one for him next year...
  8. Remember, that the fountain shows (both the night time and day time versions) are not supposed to debut until Memorial Day weekend. I am sure they are still fine tuning the programming of the fountains with the lights and sound. And, yesterday and Friday were considerably windy at times, so I am sure they adjusted the fountain to compensate for the winds.
  9. I too was truly impressed with the new look to the Kill Mart building. Definitely livened up that area and add a nice bit of charm and character to the park. Kudos to KI for doing that.
  10. Some coasters have a minimum start up temperature, in order to operate. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
  11. https://www.cincinnati.com/videos/entertainment/2019/04/17/take-ride-kings-island-brings-back-antique-cars/3502249002/ Video of the Antique Cars and a brief shot of International Street.
  12. There is also a reason why they do not allow re-entry on Haunt nights.
  13. Its amazing how much that had faded. The park is certainly paying attention to a lot of the small details this season. Which is a really good thing. It is little touches like this that add a lot of character to the park. Kudos to KI for taking the time (and money) to do this.
  14. Awesome! So glad that this small feature is back. Adds so much to the park atmosphere!
  15. Every new ride is going to have its ups and downs. Give it some time and I am sure they will iron out all the kinks with the ride.
  16. In past years when the park was open on Easter, it was a ghost town, which is likely why they will not be open on Easter this year.
  17. Man! What happened after you moved them to the bottom?
  18. Anything is possible. However, that wouldn`t fit in with the theme of Flight of Fear very well.
  19. Fropm the history section on our site (found here: https://kicentral.com/parkhistory/historical-facts/)
  20. My wife is currently 28 weeks pregnant with our second child. So she will not be able to ride anything until around the end of July/August (they advise you to wait six weeks after giving birth to resume normal activities. As others have said, the Eiffel Tower, and KI&MVRR are her staples. She also enjoys the shows and we utilize the meal plan. When my wife was pregnant with our first, we had just found out we were expecting, and we were going on a trip to Disneyland after my cousin`s wedding in Pheonix, AZ. She couldn`t ride all the rides, but still enjoyed the visit. So now she can take our son to Planet Snoopy while I go hop on a coaster.
  21. Its little improvements/restorations like this that make Kings Island special. Hopefully they continue to update things like this. I am excited that they have spent the time, money and energy to make this happen! Truly a wise investment that will help create memories for scores of Cincinnatians and tourists alike!
  22. Most have watched the Youtube video of "Beast Unleashed", a non official Giga concept making its way across the internet. This spawned a wave of excitement on social media, the enthusiast community, and even made local news. Kings Island fans believed, and some still believe, the park will be getting "Beast Unleashed" in the next season or two. This of course, was just an excellent fan made concept that was not associated with the park. In this latest podcast we talk with KIC Member RuthlessAirtime who was the creator of "Beast Unleashed". Before listening to the podcast, please watch the video if you have not already done so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV5UyTOezvY https://kicentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/KIC-Podcast-5.mp3
  23. So does the city own the land that the parking lots sit on?
  24. Fixed the original link. We renamed the page that the shop was on last night to gear instead. Here is the link again in case you need it: https://kicentral.com/gear/
  25. I wonder if they will get some of the parking revenue from the stadium.
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