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Benjamin22

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Benjamin22 last won the day on January 12 2020

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  1. The reason the park had such low profitability was mostly due to the lease which cost 10 million a year.
  2. Tragic, my heart goes out to all those who love and enjoy CGA. I still Believe this park has a lot of potential but I think the pandemic and potential recession are what have done this park in.
  3. This aged well. One thing has been clear so far this season, Kings Islands pricing for these up-charge experiences is out of control. Feel bad for the suckers (if they even exist?) who spent $400 on the premium vip tour. Glad the park is decreasing the cost but I still don’t think a lot of these experiences are worth their price, $25 would be what I’d charge for a slice of cake and premium firework viewing.
  4. I thought it was around mayish of 2019 when the blueprints were filed. The notice of commencement was filed in 2018 IIRC.
  5. Maybe you’ll be right but let’s not act like $75 dessert and a better view of a firework show will command the same amount of demand as fastlane. This product has way less benefit to someone’s overall experience compared to fastlane.
  6. How to set people up for disappointment 101. Considering people were disappointed over Orion, a 31 million dollar giga coaster I think it’s better to set reasonable expectations here.
  7. I disagree with your first point about how Cedar Fair will never be able to pull off an adventure themed area accordingly. The new jungle xpedition area at Kings dominion looks absolutely incredible. I don’t think guests really care if a jungle isn’t regionally authentic to Virginia. I do however agree that the park needs a significant visual improvement. Action Zone is a mega eye sore, the center of the park is just grass and shipping containers and of course the massive empty plot of grass in coney mall. I hope management continues to work toward better thematic Elements of the park. Rides like Orion have decent theming but it seems like they only had the budget to the meme 1/5th of the queue.
  8. Guess they don’t want to build another rollercoaster that sinks into the ground /s like Hawaiian said there was a bulldozer or something that cleared out some trees near the service road entrance I believe. In addition I also saw a lot of activity near Banshees pretzel roll and the woods by AE.
  9. Talk about a rip off, $450 and you don’t even get admission, really? I agree the $200 option seems like the better deal by a wide margin. Also, nothing says “All Access VIP” like waiting in hour+ long lines after the tour is done.
  10. This ride is almost certainly not being removed due to what happened in Orlando. Firstly it’s a totally different ride model so there’s no shared design flaw between this and the Drop Tower. Ignoring that fact, the investigation isn’t even over, it’d be extremely questionable to remove every ride from a manufacture before the investigation is concluded. Based off of the ride models Wikipedia page Kings Island appears to have one of the oldest operating slingshots, however at this moment it doesn’t appear like any Funtime slingshots have been removed due to reaching the end of their service life. As such that makes this sudden removal of the ride more interesting.
  11. No it has not operated at all this season.
  12. Winterfest offers a ton of up charge attractions that certainly help mitigate the aspects you’ve talked about here. Ice skating, carriage rides, igloos etc all offer revenue for the park. In regards to the waterpark when I don’t see the issue including it with admission, if the park really wanted to they could easily charge extra for it ad the waterpark is already separated.
  13. What video? Also again it’s plausible that it’s a case oF mistaken identity given how dark it is at Winterfest. For instance this season during Winterfest I was accused of filming on a ride even though I hadn’t. Not saying they’re innocent.
  14. All I’m saying is I’d be willing to forget this awful logo exists if the park used their original logo instead.
  15. I used to hold this exact same opinion about Xtreme Skyflyer. Then I actually rode and I’ve now fallen in love with the great. It’s probably my 2nd favorite ride in the park tbh. I think that it’s location in Action Zone is fine given there’s plenty of other rides (Invertigo, congo falls) that would be better candidates for removal.
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