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DownInRivertown

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  1. 1. The Beast 2. Mystic 3. Diamondback 4. Orion 5. Flight of Fear
  2. I love this idea! I have been saying for years that Rivertown needs more of spotlight. I think hosting a festival around the area would be killing two birds with one stone essentially, b/c if they're going to host it they would definitely re-vamp the area a bit. I also wish they would do more with the train ride! I have heard about the live actors that used to be throughout the train ride so something like that would be really awesome to bring back, or even wax figures set up in western scenes maybe!
  3. I love this topic! My dad and I always discussed how much we loved the varying smells at KI. Here are a few (not in order) favorites of mine: 1. Food-- specifically PARK skyline and larosa's (they DO taste different), funnel cakes, festhaus in general... and at Haunt, the kettlecorn, and hot chocolate at Winterfest! 2. Water -- chlorine from the fountain, and running water from WWC and congo falls. Makes me wanna swim in it! Lol 3. Coaster smells -- Chain grease, leather seats, and specifically the smell of the wood from coasters and que lines when its been in the sun all day...
  4. First of all, its Mystic Timbers hands down. However, Orion still does have great theming. MT essentially is built around its' theme, which is why I love it. Between the truck, que line, music, train design and shed it is a total experience. Orion definitely has this same "experience" vibe as you walk through the lab before getting on the ride and I love it, but it doesn't measure up to MT's in my opinion. Orion is more about the coaster - and it should be! Overall, I respect a ride that makes an effort to sell it's "theme." Not everyone feels that way but the best rides have
  5. I would love for this to be kept as an indoor ride. KI needs more, and they can be pretty badass. I just realized how out of place the outside of this building is in Rivertown? It would be so cool to turn it into a indoor coaster like the Mineshaft ride in Dollywood-- that way they get a new indoor ride and can add some much-needed theming in Rivertown.
  6. I won't stand for Boo slander! Just kidding, you're all entitled to your opinions, and with respect to the past dark rides prior, I love this ride! I was a huge scooby doo fan back in the day because of course I loved that theming, but it is still a good ride. Different than any at the park, and I love the style of the paintings. I could go for some refreshments and some modern technology, but overall I am happy with the ride. Although a phantom theater comeback would be absolutely awesome!!
  7. My favorite spot in the park. Mod Edit: sorry you can see Diamondback supports in the picture.
  8. I love this idea! It needs a revamp and KI is already so campy especially in that area of the park with Rivertown, I think this would fit perfectly
  9. I actually have had a reoccurring dream about KI. The line to The Beast was a fun house like you literally had to go through it to get to the line for the ride. The fun house had multiple levels, trampolines, slides, etc.... it was wild. and I’ve had it twice! months apart...
  10. woah! this is awesome man thanks for sharing. i’ve always been mesmerized by those paintings!
  11. I am a huge fan of the grand carousel. As a lifetime KI gold pass member, I have many fond childhood memories on it. However, my favorite memory has to be spending my days nannying three kids who also happen to have KI passes (best gig ever), and our tradition was to start every day with them taking a carousel ride as I drank my morning coffee from the starbucks on IS (I was in charge of three children who weren't mine; I needed it). Today I really love seeing the carousel lit up at night, especially during Winterfest. Something that ha always interested me however was the paintings of landsca
  12. Just came to say how badass your profile picture/gif is :lol: Love it

    1. TombraiderTy

      TombraiderTy

      Thank you! I made it about 10 years ago and haven't changed it since :lol:

  13. Love this topic! Really like seeing the friendly debate in the thread as well. Having been to both parks of course, I have to agree with the general consensus of this thread — CP is all about thrills and KI is about all-around experience. So depending on what you like, hard to say which park is “better.” I personally like the aesthetic and overall experience of Kings Island. Don’t get me wrong I love a good coaster, but KI has those (just not as big as CP), along with great food options, better themes, year-round events (usually) and just better vibes as you walk around the park. I
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