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  1. I know we take a critical look at things often as enthusiasts for the park. I must say, however... I love Kings Island and the atmosphere they've worked to create. So many great things happening. I still hope for a big new coaster to fill The Vortex plot in the coming years, but pretty much every time there is a new announcement like this it makes me even more excited to get back.
  2. Over/under time to sell out is set at 5 minutes. I'll take the under.
  3. It's nearly impossible to describe how awful it was at BGW last season. The park's operation was a catastrophe. I was completely shocked by how poor the experience was. Made CP 2020 during the Access Pass season look like a VIP experience. Very concerned.
  4. Gutted for Kings Dominion if this happens. What a beautiful park, it would almost certainly be doomed. Awful. And their premium passes are ugly compared to the CF Platinum. Twice the price or more and not even parking included, except at the home park of purchase.
  5. Maybe we could just enjoy Orion and the rest of the KI lineup AND go ride this monster at Knotts if and when it gets built.
  6. I think they mostly knew the cause in short order after it happened. I keep coming back to XCelerator never closing, not even for a day, at Knotts. Compare that to Canada's Wonderland taking Yukon down to 1 train ops immediately on the day of Valravn's train bump in 2019 (I happened to be there that day). Now, XCelerator remains open and was just given a brand new paint job. If they never re open Dragster it will be for cost savings and to avoid more regional media scrutiny, which was very heavy last August. It would greatly reduce the park and guest experience. It's honestly the only "irreplaceable" major coaster at the park, as the launch type is no longer used and it's replacement (see Red Force) is thought to be a lot less thrilling/aggressive.
  7. Orion has the best first drop on of any NA GIGA. I re-rode all 5 last summer and came away clear on that ranking (Orion, Fury, Leviathan, MF and I305 in that order). It's an outstanding ride. There are so many things to be angry about in this world, I can't imagine choosing such a hill to die on. It's not Fury, but nothing is right now. Knotts and it's year round operation in the middle of the second largest metro area in America might surpass it, but KI still got a great ride that adds to one of the deepest coaster lineups anywhere in North America. Oh yeah, and the park is beautiful and has VASTLY superior food and beverage offerings to Cedar Point. Only Knotts is on its level in that area in the chain. That's my two cents.
  8. Kings Dominion has the perfect International Street, at least to me. The updated one at KI is still beautiful, and it sets the tone every time I'm there for a great day and then a great end to the night when we walk out. I miss the larger trees and lived in atmosphere that Dominion has, but I hope I never take it for granted. My home park of Canada's Wonderland's International Street feels a bit less special but still beautiful. The bridge over the water near the mountain is great.
  9. They deserve it. That park is spectacular and in dire need of a high capacity attraction. When it's busy there it feels PACKED.
  10. Reaction video to CF going BIG on a Knotts GIGA vs going a little cheap on the KI GIGA (I love Orion btw)
  11. Im pretty surprised that the parks themselves don't do more with drones for promotional footage. A few have started to, but I'd want to get birds eye footage of my major attractions and my signature locations.
  12. They'll never do it, but The Beast could absolutely go back to the PTC buzz bar restraints. If you can have them on Phoenix (and Comet at Hershey), certainly you could on The Beast.
  13. Definitely not. My home park of Canada's Wonderland still aggressively runs the lineup in rain on multiple trains. Leviathan will run in a downpour if there is no lightning.
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