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  1. Hopefully this rapid expansion doesn’t backfire on them like it did for Six Flags in the late 1999’s/early 2000’s! Excited for the future of these parks though!
  2. That is interesting. They have worked with Cedar Fair before (apparently) and have concept images of the International Street Redesign on their website, but you are probably right. I think this is the company responsible for at least designing the new International Street, and they have also done many other project for Kings Island and other Cedar Fair parks including the Action Zone plaza, Kings Mills Antique Autos, and Cedar Point’s front gate. I am not positive on this either, however, and you probably know more. http://www.placeworkshop.com/projects/
  3. I know I have mentioned this many times already, but this is interesting. The same guy/business who was responsible for the International Street Redesign has a lot of front gate redesign pictures on his website as well including his front page. I may just be too hopeful, but do you think it is possible Kings Island will update the front gate facade any time soon? I think it would look great with the newly renovated International Street and really flow well with the international theme! http://matthunterross.com/kings-island
  4. The park needs a clear Orion sign, and they actually need to have a Flight of Fear sign. Currently, there is not a single sign in the park for Flight of Fear except for the small one attached to the X-Base sign in the Coney Mall midway.
  5. There are a lot of unanswered questions about the whole Orion project that add to the suspense. Is there going to be a bin system? What is the Orion entrance going to look like? How is Orion’s theming going to look? How is Flight of Fear going to change aesthetically? How is Area 72 going to be themed? What are they building next to the C.H.A.O.S building? Will it look anything like this?
  6. Fine! There are three other options. We can either put it in the location of that old blue giga coaster, the drag racing ride, or the short inverted coaster! Or we can just melt down all of these coasters into one big B&M!
  7. I agree, but in my opinion it would look even better right next to Steel Vengeance in that plot of land that goes over the water. All Cedar Point will have to remove is that silly red coaster.
  8. I am guessing a small food building or a merchandise store/stand will go where they chunked out the hill.
  9. They will definitely be taking their own pictures, but they probably won’t share them. It would be an odd look to tweet pictures of Vortex’s deconstruction at the same time they are trying to promote their new ride. They never shared anything about Firehawk’s deconstruction, and they never even acknowledged that they were tearing it down.
  10. I really need to get my hands on a copy of this book in May! Looking forward to reading it!
  11. My bet is on some new restaurant or food stand. On the recent Notice of Commencement, there were some food companies listed. It would also make sense to put a new restaurant in Area 72 considering they are removing the current food stand that was in X-Base.
  12. Maybe they wrote that before they knew they were getting rid of Vortex? Maybe they are adding another flat ride or something? Maybe they are finally giving The Bat a Fast Lane line? It is probably just a mistake though.
  13. This is a wild card, but what I want most for 2020 (besides Orion of course) is a small front gate renovation. I think the current gate looks well maintained, but it looks so outdated at least in my opinion. I have been thinking about when the ideal time would be to refresh the front gate, and I think it would be 2020 when the park‘a signature new attraction opens up and new people are walking through the front gate. It just wouldn’t make as much sense to open up a refreshed front gate during an off year when less new people are coming through the gate. I have heard from some people (and this is nowhere near proven) that last year was phase one of an entrance overhaul with the International Street renovation and that next year would be phase two with a front gate renovation. Also, adding to this are these plans that cicncybroscoasters365 posted on Instagram claiming that they were with the International Street renovation plans. I really don’t know any more on this, but if anyone else has talked to the park or knows where to find these “plans” that would be appreciated! All in all, I don’t know if anything is in the works, but I would personally love a renovated front gate come 2020!
  14. The problem for me is that they have the mid course break run there to run three trains, but they never run three, always two. They cycle one of the three trains off each season, so one train just always stays in a maintenance shed.
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