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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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About Thabto

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  1. It's not just about wearing a mask. Yes there are people with breathing problems or they have claustrophobia or whatever. I don't think it's unreasonable at all to want a refund at this point. The park is way different than what we are used to. Alot of people may have bought their passes in 2019 and were expecting the park to be exactly like it was then. Operations are nowhere close to that with reduced capacity, masks, social distancing, skipping rows on rides, sanitation breaks on rides which leads to longer waits in the queues, etc. They did offer an extra year in hopes that it would be jus
  2. With the number of people already infected and those getting vaccinated, I would think it wouldn't be too much longer to reach the point of herd immunity. The number of new cases seem to be on a downward trend. I could see it being possible that some guidelines are relaxed maybe by mid-season. Even May is still a while away yet at this point. But one thing I noticed on the link above, it said plan your visit in advance. I don't know if that was implying that they are bring back the reservation system. May 8th is my birthday, so I'm hoping to go to KI for my birthday this year.
  3. My guess would be staffing. If international travel is still banned, since some parks rely heavily on internationals, particularly CP, that puts a hindrance on staffing for them. And during most normal opening seasons, schools are still in session so it's harder to draw local workers. But if it was referring to the chain as a whole, it could be talking about those with March openings, which isn't that far off from now and Carowinds and KD were in states with stricter guidelines. They may be waiting to see if some guidelines are relaxed or lifted by then.
  4. If most airlines have stopped leaving middle seats open in a confined enclosed space, then certainly we can start seating every row on an outdoor coaster again.
  5. Yeah, no amount of money will make me take a vaccine that is rushed out. If the options are vaccine or a mask, I'll keep wearing a mask.
  6. I hope at the very least access passes (at CP) are gone and they fill rides to capacity again. Many airlines have stopped leaving the middle seats open and that's in a very confined space so I don't see why it can't be done on outdoor coasters.
  7. I don't feel safe getting something that is rushed out when a normal vaccine takes over a decade to perfect. There is a flu shot but there's still alot of people who get the flu and some even though they got the shot. So, a vaccine isn't the answer to end this. I think it's possible that there will just be a standalone vaccine for just 1 year with COVID-19 being integrated into the years flu shots going forward. We now have an FDA approved treatment with Remdesevir, which I think is a safer bet since that's been around for a while. I'm sure more effective treatments will become available as ti
  8. I was just going to post something about this. I thought this new section was a test paint. I thought AE may be getting a paint job this offseason.
  9. This is great news! I just picked up the Cedar Point 150 Years: The Fun is Just Beginning book. I was thinking it would be awesome if there was a Kings Island book.
  10. Good thing I like Orion since that's the last coaster we may get for 182 years!
  11. Did the blimp fly over the park today? They are on their way to Memphis for a golf tournament and I heard they stopped at Lunken field for the day
  12. I think they'll replace a lost card free of charge the first time. Any time after that, you have to pay a replacement fee.
  13. It's just a response to a rider getting hit with a phone on Twisted Timbers. Just like how Universal required empty pockets after a loose article incident on Dueling Dragons.
  14. I'm actually hoping for a ground-up RMC in The Vortex spot.
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