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  1. I just started getting into these podcasts, and they are absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for sharing!
  2. I am totally going to have to beg my mom to buy me a copy!!! I’m almost done with Kings Island a Ride Through Time, and the photos in there are amazing! I’m reading it on my Kindle, so the pictures are in black and white, but they still give me a great visual of a Kings Island era I didn’t get the chance to experience! The preview online looks great!
  3. Ok, tiny little time jump here, but I have some questions! I mainly use this blog to learn about the park, and I don’t post much because I don’t have nearly as much knowledge as you all do! I was going on a road trip to see my extended family, and decided to read Kings Island A Ride Through Time to gain more knowledge! First off, the book is absolutely amazing, and I have not been able to put it down. I read it for a total of 8 hours in the car. Since the park has been owned by Cedar Fair since I have been able to walk, I have some questions about Paramount’s FearFest. 1. Do any of the current, or recently closed, Halloween Haunt mazes reuse the props from old FearFest mazes? 2. Was the Paramount Theatre located in the same building as the current Kings Island Theatre? 3. Were the mazes scarier under Cedar Fair’s ownership or Paramount’s ownership? (I only ask this because older threads seem to believe that Paramount’s mazes were scarier, and I want details as to why!!) 4. If the Sewer maze was happening in Festhaus, how was the Studio Fifty-Gore show also occurring there in 2000?
  4. That’s what i’m saying, but I think you are a little lost. Clearly the layout is going to contain the two Zamperla Volares racing around the giga bathroom…
  5. HHNs storylines and theming are phenomenal. The scare zones are packed with scare actors who make some great acting choices. This includes doing chicken motions towards peoples hiding in shops, or standing right near shop doors getting ready to jump at people. One certain scare zone set to a parade has a wonderful storyline that you really need to understand before you go. Also, as much as I love and appreciate KI’s haunted houses and their fabulous theming, the Blumhouse maze at HHN should have blown the competition out of the water.
  6. I would agree that while the scare actors were phenomenal it felt like there weren’t that many. This may be because of the lessened fog and the fact that I could see much clearer, but if I wanted a good scare it felt as though we were walking towards scare actors. Alien X was a bit odd and that area could definitely use some more actors, but the concept could get somewhere. Overall, the experience was a bit underwhelming.
  7. I really do see this as the perfect choice for Park of the Year even without my bias There really is no other park that is more proud of their history than Kings Island itself! I am so lucky to live near a park that does things right! Congrats to everyone who put it in the work to make this happen whether you are a part of this wonderful blog or not!
  8. Thanks this is super helpful!!’
  9. Hi all! This year will be the first year that my friends and I are going to Haunt and trying to get in a maze! We really want some insight as to which mazes are the scariest and which aren’t as scary (minus the two new mazes for this year) Note: we are a group of girls from 13-14 years old! It feels odd posting on a thread because I usually just read every single thread over and over lol. Thanks for the help!
  10. Oh ok perfect! I’m not going to say my age but I am within that range!
  11. I was just nervous that there was an age restriction on the forum! I didn’t know if you had to be above 18 or something like that!! Sorry I should have explained that!
  12. This may make some people happy and my a upset some, but I thought I would share anyways. I am a teenage girl, which sounds weird to say, that has always been fascinated by the history of Kings Island. I actually did my huge research project on it! The information this forum has supplied me with for my project and own enjoyment is tremendous. I have gone to Kings Island every weekend since it has opened, and sharing facts from this forum always fascinates who I am with. As a girl who has been watching those Kings Island history videos since I was 6, I have obtained so much info. The first hand accounts and wonderful stories on this forum are something you don’t really see anywhere else. I really won’t allow this forum to go to waste and hope that this is viewed as another generation sharing the history behind this beautiful park.
  13. Yes. We were walking up to the station and I was wondering what that long, white building was through the trees LOL. I then realized that that was the AE station and it kind of stuck out like a sore thumb. It does take away from the aura and “theming” of the ride and I did kind of like its isolation. Also, did anyone else notice The Crypt building in that soccer area? I’m not sure if it’s always been there and I just wasn’t looking for it that time, but I definitely recognized it and it was an interesting place for it. edit: I thought I had seen this in another thread LOL.
  14. The Banshee line was going by so quickly this morning! The staff was moving so quickly and the ride line took like 15 minutes. This also maybe due to the fact that there aren’t that many people here though. Either way, props to all the staff!
  15. I have family that lives in Cleveland so I know a bit about the place! I have some great (and affordable) dining options that we usually stop by in downtown Cleveland. -Momocho (Really good Mexican food and I think you can get a good deal on tacos during happy hour.) -Sweet Moses (This is an ice cream parlor, but the place is so cute and it is delicious!) -Slyman's Restaurant (Not very pricey, but you have to get the pastrami and corned beef sandwich! This restaurant is kind of like a deli style.) -Lola Bistro (This is a bit more pricey, but it is definetly worth it! The bistro was opened by an Iron Chef winner and judge!) Anyways, hope that helps!
  16. As a gold pass holder, I always check out which rides have early access. From opening day until sometime in May you can get to the park 30 minutes before opening to ride Banshee if you have a pass. Banshee is currently the only coaster available for early access, but in May you can get on Orion and Racer early. I personally will be getting in the early line for Banshee and then once we get a ride in we will be standing near Orion to get in line as soon as it opens.
  17. Drove past KI (again) and I saw that the Eiffel Tower lights are on! I don't think they are fully prepped due to the fact that one side of the tower has no lights and the lights are glitchy! Just a bunch of rainbow lines that probably aren't programmed yet, but I am glad to see they are on!
  18. Just drove past KI! All the trees in the front of the park have been wrapped and are shining bright! The tree in the front of the park is up as well! Interesting that they might not be accepting meal plans…
  19. To be honest, I truly don’t mind the logo except it would be more fitting if they used the original logo. For the 50th, i’m really hoping for some old rides to be brought back and for a Cedar Park level celebration. I feel like KI deserves a nice celebration… I’m really excited because of all the refurbishment (for lack of better words) some areas of the park have received! I’m honestly pretty curious on what colors some of the rides will be painted and I am PRAYING that Drop Tower gets a different color scheme. The checkerboard just looks so outdated…
  20. Completely agree about the Adventure Express station... is it just me or could the station use some better theming?
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