Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About nicescoot

  • Rank
    KIC Tourist

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. nicescoot

    Expanding Action Zone

    I wouldn't be opposed to getting rid of Invertigo because the land could be used for a better ride in my opinion. Keep Flying Ace though because it was probably the most functional Vekoma in the park this year. Not to mention its a great kiddie coaster and gives kids the experience to ride "a mini Banshee"
  2. nicescoot

    Is surf dog considered a coaster?

    I consider it a coaster based on the fact that the model is a Zamperla Skate Coaster. I try to call it strictly a "coaster" and not a "roller coaster" though since the only reason I call it one is that the word "coaster" is in the model name
  3. nicescoot

    Renovation Predictions

    If Planet Snoopy gets something new in the near future, I could see maybe putting a wild mouse there. Rumor has it that Woodstock Whirlybirds could be leaving soon because of it just not operating well recently. They've started trying the ride vehicles from Carowinds on it so if that fails they may scrap it. A wild mouse could probably fit decently in that area and they could even have it expand out into the open space between the basketball game, Surf Dog, and Snoopy's space buggies. It would also be the 5th coaster in Planet Snoopy if you include Surf Dog (which I do)
  4. nicescoot

    KI 2019 Entertainment

    It would be interesting if they did an event like the Peanuts Celebration but for Coney Mall with all of the recent focus on it. I'm not sure that they would do it this year or not but it would be cool to see in the future
  5. nicescoot

    Kings Island Memes

  6. nicescoot

    PIVIP event coming to Kings Island in May

    Where would be the ideal location to have the actual tournaments? The only location in the park I could think of is the Festhaus. They could set something up on the stage and utilize the TVs in there as well to show whats going on on in the game. Then they could also have some exhibitor stuff in Action Zone Edit: I completely forgot about the KI Theater. Having it there would make it not as much of a disruption to guests who aren't there for the event but not as many people could watch
  7. nicescoot

    New Rule for Planet Snoopy Rides

    This is actually already a thing on a couple of the other rides in Planet Snoopy. Off the top of my head I can think of Peanuts 500, flying ace, and Linus launcher. Its not really a hard rule for some of these rides as some kids just flat out won't ride with others but ride ops try to do it if they can. It's mainly enforced at Peanuts 500 because it has such a low capacity (around 50 cars per hour) so its very important to pair up riders if the line is even somewhat long Personally I think it may be kind of weird for Woodstock Gliders since only one person controls the fin. If its two kids then it may not be bad but it may be pretty awkward if its two random teenagers or adults
  8. nicescoot

    Kings Island Receives iROC Award

    Whoops....bad typo on my part..........
  9. nicescoot

    Kings Island Receives iROC Award

    http://amusementtoday.com/2018/12/international-ride-training-announces-the-2018-iroc-ride-operations-excellence-award-winning-parks/ It was just released today that Kings Island is one of four parks to receive the 2018 iROC Audit Excellence Award. Congrats to all of the ride ops for doing a great job and keeping everyone safe (Sorry if this has already been mentioned in another topic)
  10. nicescoot

    WinterFest Tips And Advice?

    When I was there opening night potato works was open so you should be in luck. I know at least some of the games are open and some even have a holiday theme to them like the soccer game was transformed into a hockey version. Some of the games are priced in a new way though where you play until you win but the price you pay determines your prize level. If you plan on riding the train then I would suggest maybe trying to do that right before close. I rode it one and a half times (the second time we made it half way to the Soak City station but couldn't make it up the grade because of a water leak and rode back to Rivertown backwards) once right when it opened at 6 and the half as the last cycle of the night. There was a fairly log line when it first opened but we walked right on for the last cycle. I highly recommend ice skating on the royal fountain. I did it during the middle time block and it was sold out so make sure you plan around that. I would recommend the last time block because when I passed by the fountain during the last block there was barely anyone and you get until 10:30 even though the park closes at 10
  11. nicescoot

    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Even though the park is opening at 4 on certain days, the rides are not opening until 5 regardless of the day. I think it mainly has to do with labor laws because the extra hour would throw off the way they run breaks and stuff like that. On this note, I've heard that on New Year's Eve the rides are only open until 10pm because of issues with the state certifications only being valid for 2018 and needing renewed as of the first of every year
  12. nicescoot

    Biggest Cosmetic Change

    This definitely is not the biggest change but the removal of Ghoster Coaster/addition of water maze, Plankton's plunge, and Avatar the Last Airbender was fairly big. Plus just the entire change from Hanna Barbera to Nick Universe was pretty big cosmetically. And then the change to Planet Snoopy
  13. nicescoot

    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    It is closed. They actually closed it before haunt was even over with because of the Winterfest lights
  14. nicescoot

    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Honestly the train probably went slow in come parts because sometimes it has a hard time making it up the grade in non-typically sunny summer weather. There's a certain section of the track where it usually has the most trouble but I can't remember where it is off the top of my head. I heard that last year there were actually a few times during Winterfest where the train couldn't make it past a certain section because it was just too cold so they had to evac the train
  15. nicescoot

    Outpost 5 symbols popping up...

    A lot of the current and maybe even past full timers at the park have their names on the gravestones that they put out during Haunt