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  1. I remember seeing a post about a show that featured Kings Island during the 70s (or 80s but I’m pretty sure it was 70s) that someone recorded on a rerun and a KIC member purchased it and dropped it. I can’t find it. Can someone link me to it please? I could’ve swore it was here but I can’t find it or I just need to take my dunce cap off. Thank you 

  2. Here’s my prediction on the matter. S&S is coming in to put an air launch on it. They recently built Tumbili at KD so they have worked with them in the past. I think this also goes into KD getting a coaster in the future called Hypersonic XLC based off, well, Hypersonic XLC. Cedar Fair has gone the nostalgia route recently. The hydraulic gets replaced by air compression (and I wouldn’t be shocked if Xcelerator gets it in the future) for reliability and KD gets Volcanos true replacement 

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  3. It improved the ride. It is no doubt smoother but it didn’t feel as forceful this time around, but it may have been because I have ridden more forceful rides now. You can get a pop of air on the first hill after the first drop if in 1-2. Speaking of 1-2, IMHO it’s the best seat

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  4. 14 hours ago, Coasterteam said:

    Oh you can bet I will! I will be continuing to make updates here whenever I get new information on the work. I'm also going to be at Coasterstock this year, so I will be taking lots of photos of Beast should there be a backstage tour again this time. 

    When is Coasterstock?  I would love to go, but not sure if my schedule accommodates it.  Also is it too late to buy Coasterstock tickets?

  5. 7 hours ago, Coasterteam said:

    I am; will be primarily focusing on Beast (but with a ride on everything else) 

    will be getting a FLP as soon as those go on sale 

    Could you give updates on the retrack?  I'll probably be on Racer a lot since I wasn't able to get on it last year 

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  6. Who is going to Opening Day for the 50th Anniversary?  I want to go, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.  It's April 16 if you didn't know.  If I go (or whenever I go) I plan to ride every 1972 attraction and get a lot of pictures of and on the Eiffel Tower.  Just curious as to who's going and plans if you go.

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  7. 44 minutes ago, KIBeast said:

    I posted a video from YouTube on another thread for Scooby's Ghoster coaster. It was the only one I found on there. I don't have any personal footage, but found some.

    Screamin' Demon

    King Kobra

    The Bat 1981

    Couldn't find Bavarian Beetle, outside of a really shaky home video

    I think all that exists of it is that shotty home video.  Crazy there isn't as much.  Most of the pictures have a full queue but not many people filmed on or off of it

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  8. Hey guys! A friend and I are currently working on a docuseries on Kings Island's former coasters as well as current coasters and oddities of the park.  I was wondering if anyone had an footage of 

    Bavarian Beetle (I know there is a shotty home video and BSAH video)

    Demon (Can't find anything at all)

    King Cobra (My friend asked but might as well ask again)

    Scooby's Ghoster Coaster (I know there is some footage but I was wondering if there is more)

    Coasterstock Flight of Fear with King Cobra's trains 

    Ferris Wheel that replaced Bavarian Beetle

    If you have anything else, it would be really cool to add just to have an archive if it isn't posted anywhere.  Thank you so much if you have footage I will be sure to credit you!

  9. Kings Island has many holes in its lineup. Not a single spinner, ejector machine, inversion focused sit down, or and intense launch. As of now, I’m guessing there are a few contenders for the next coaster:

    S&S free spin (bigger model)

    S&S hyper (Steel Curtain)

    Mack multilaunch

    Mack spinner 

    B&M Dive

    B&M wing

    RMC hybrid ground up

    There’s pros and cons to each. The free spin isn’t a groundbreaking ride and could be seen as the same thing as SFGAM’s Joker, but is cheap, don’t take up a ton of space, and are good rides. The hyper isn’t reliable but isn’t like anything in the area. The multi launch is very expensive but has a good ROI and a good ride. The spinner doesn’t have a ton of cons, but I don’t see them adding it. The dive could be seen as a Valravn ripoff as well as the wing with GateKeeper, but they’re GP magnets. RMC would be an enthusiast magnet, but I doubt CF works with RMC for a little bit. What are your thoughts?

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  10. Any speculation? I’m guessing they’ll do a little bit of everything to satisfy people. I was just talking to Fitzy and my guesses are they will get some new food options (haven’t been able to go there yet, but I’ve heard they’re limited), some updated walkways/scenery, and a new smaller investment coaster. I’m thinking either a GTX, rmc Hoosier Hurricane, or a Gravity family to add to the wood tradition the park has. It’s their first year back I think they want to make a big statement that they’re serious without breaking the bank 

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  11. Why not a haunt theme? Make a year-long haunt section. My favorite haunt is the outpost 5 one. Bat and Banshee are already themed. Just slap some scary imagery around and you’re golden (I’m guessing that Invertigo and Congo falls are on their way out anyway)

  12. I’m interested to see the general consensus of what people think:

    F - refurbish, R - relocate, S - scrap

    CP: Wicked twister (R), Skyhawk (F)
    KI: Invertigo (S), Congo Falls (S)

    CAN: Flight Deck (S/R), Time Warp (S/R)

    CAR: Nighthawk (S), Vortex (F)

    CGA: Sky Tower (F), Grizzly (F)

    KD: Anaconda (S)

    The list goes on, but I’m curious on what the community thinks

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  13. 8 hours ago, SnakePlissken said:

    I was at this park last summer and I have never been so constantly stapled as I was there. Usually I'm fine with rmc restraints but both Storm Chaser and Lightning Run made me sore after a few runs. Wonderful Water park and food but the dry side left me unimpressed.

    I only got stapled once. The ride ops were pretty nice. There was once where a lightning run op tried to push my seat down (I’m a smaller built guy and it didn’t need to go down farther) other than that it was really good. A few times the lap bar would come down farther on the ride, but that happens on any coaster

  14. 58 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

    Today me and @ThrillKingsOryan visited Kentucky  Kingdom for the first time ever. 

    First words are in my opinion, this is the best park. It is run by some of the best employees. Every ride is great (besides T3, but we don’t talk about that) and every single ride (besides T3) is underrated. Here is mine and Ryan’s review for the coasters.

    Storm Chaser - #1 in the park and in the world for both of us. Most aggressive coaster ever with some of the most insane airtime you can find on a coaster. First drop gives awesome hang time and is super whippy in the back. Rode it three times. Last time we rode it, we had a fist size room for airtime.

    Lightning Run - Second favorite for both me and Ryan. Insane ejector airtime, best in the back. We rode it 4 times. Last time we got stapled pretty hard and left sore because of the ejector airtime we got while stapled.

    Kentucky Flyer - Great family coaster, has great ejector in the back, especially on the drop. It is a very short ride but is really easy to marathon.

    Thunder Run - Pretty underrated wooden coaster. Good airtime on every hill. But do not ride in the back. You will get stapled and jackhammered hard. Front is where it’s at.

    Roller Skater - Good ride for the kids, but is very boring. It’s actually pretty rough, and it the back you get beat up.

    Flat Rides:

    Cyclos - Best flat there. Has insane hangtime. That’s all I need to say. 

    FearFall - Drop Tower that was disappointing for us. Good stomach drop but Drop Tower at KI is way better.

    Scream Extreme - New generation Zamperla enterprise. It’s an ok flat. You can feel the G’s on the ride a lot. Not the best flat, though.

    Mile High Falls - If you don’t like to get wet, don’t ride this. We didn’t really enjoy it that much lol

    We got 13 or 14 rides in total in a matter of 7 and a half hours. If you like exhilarating ejector machines, than this is the park for you. Also, it’s a great family park. There aren’t many family rides but almost all of the rides are a height requirement of 48 ft. Kentucky Flyer is the perfect coaster for people to start riding coasters, so if you have a kid, take them to Kentucky Flyer first. We did not ride T3 because we didn’t want to be even more sore than we already were from the extreme airtime we experienced on the coasters we rode. I definitely recommend this park and will revisit in the future.

    If you guys are wondering, Hurricane Harbor is included in a regular one-day pass. You will have to pass through it to get to some of the rides.


    Honestly this park needs a graceful airtime machine. I know the airport is near so 200+ for a hyper would be tough, but the possible raptor by eye of the storm and my the turn into the TTDU of storm chaser will fit nice. I was talking to my cousin since he was at my house when I got home and he said the one we don’t talk about was terrible and he only rode it once. I wouldn’t say KK is the best park tho, I went on a dead day at KI and marathoned Diamondback (before mystic was there) and got multiple rides on each coaster. What the kingdom does outdo KI on is its flats. Cyclos was absolutely insane, and was infinitely better than Delirium and I love Delirium. 
    Best part of the park was definitely the laid back ops. Besides the op that tried to (and eventually did) staple me, they didn’t even push the lap bar down at all, and I’d get anywhere from both of my hands pancaked to fist length between my thigh and the lap bar

  15. 2 hours ago, Oldschool75 said:

    How about RCDB.com ? Lol

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I’m wanting it to be different than RCDB. I believe that there isn’t an archive of merchandise that was sold or promos (I know some rips exist on YouTube, but not at a central location). 

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  16. I’ve been thinking of making a KI archive site. It will be a site where every coaster that has operated at the park has a page that includes 

    Opening date

    Closing date (if defunct)

    Height, drop, speed, length 

    Commercials, promo materials, or reveal trailers

    Picture of the coaster

    Pictures of any merchandise (if it has any)

    POV (if exists)

    Wiki-esque history blurb

    What would be a good name for this? I’m thinking Kings Island Archives, but I will listen to what people think sounds good 

  17. I thought of a perfect way to keep the old station for the next coaster and be able to make it so the lines aren’t overflowing into the midway. If you didn’t know under The Vortex station, there is an old switchback (not sure if they are still there) that was used for The Bat. I found this out when my dad told me about it when he rode it when it was open. He said that rarely, if ever, spilled in the midway. What they could do is bring the underground switchbacks back (I’ve heard that it was used as a break area) and put a coaster in it. My guess is either a surf coaster (I’m guessing it will be a stand up esque ride but more in a jet ski seating) or a Mack multilaunch ala Copperhead on steroids. Do I think this will happen? Jokes over. Do I think they will keep the old station. Probably not. I think they’ll keep it for a haunt building until a new coaster is under construction 

  18. I’d rather see an airlaunch or an S&S were to come to the park. FoF and BSC are both clones and just aren’t great in the first place. Maxx force wasn’t open when I went to Great America, but it looked awesome 

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