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Everything posted by RingMaster

  1. If we somehow make it to Thursday evening without a premature leak of the attraction's logo and 3D rendering of the layout hitting the Web (see Gatekeeper, Leviathan, Valravn), I will be shocked. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  2. Yes, I believe that fence is, indeed, made out of wood. Me, catching the next train out of Losantivlle.
  3. The forest is indeed the bottom layer: Image found via wallpaperswide.com.
  4. Not surprised a tombstone is hiding in the Project2017 splash page considering a Haunt attraction literally called Tombstone Terror-tory resided in those specific woods for the better part of nine years (even though no cemetery resided in said maze). I can only hope the reservoir remains (mostly) intact and not neutered to the point where it becomes another kiddie pool but with a No Splashing rule.
  5. "Sometimes, dead is better." -Me, quoting a different film where things that died were also brought back.
  6. yes they did. IIRC, they removed the capabilities from the fountain several years (perhaps even a decade) ago. Equipment was too costly to maintain for a feature that doesn't work when it gets too warm. Halfway through the '05 Festival du Fear, they started doing infrastructure work on the fountains for the skating rink, including the concrete ramps on opposite ends of the fountain. They may have also sneakily started installing the many Christmas lights around International Street.
  7. How the Marketing team hasn't used that song for a Snapchat post already is beyond me. Or is a song from 2013 considered outdated for them hip young cats that frequent the park?
  8. Every day the park is open, the Picnic Grove is being used for something. From a tiny family reunion with barely 50 people to a major manufacturing company outing that buy out the entire park (with patrons numbering in the tens of thousands), the Grove makes way more money than people realize.
  9. If anything, that only means they'll either move it to another location (perhaps inside the Arcade building next to Monster), or replace Board 2 Death or Sorority House. I think I'm more excited about the prospect of Tombstone Terror-tory not coming back this season with Project 2017 being under construction.
  10. ^ Is this going to become this generation's Mystery Machine where all the enthusiasts get a photo-op of everyone trying to cram themselves in, on, and around the house?
  11. Unless Don is personally operating one to showcase progress on Project 2017 construction, don't expect to see any drones flying around Kings Island anytime soon. The park has enough trouble trying to dissuade goers from (un)intentionally dropping objects from atop rides and towers; we don't need a re-enactment of the Fabio incident with a UFO in place of a goose on Diamondback.
  12. That resembles the exact same placeholder text used for when they "teased" The Bat as a Wing Coaster before the actual announcement of Banshee:
  13. Someone should tell Six Flags that and get the ball rolling on removing every single RMC install and replacing them with gigas at all of their parks. Also, Worlds of Fun's Prowler beat the taller, faster Diamondback in the 2009 Golden Ticket Awards. Not saying those awards are meaningful or anything (they aren't)...
  14. Because bulldozing an attraction that the entire family can enjoy together for yet another coaster that those under the 54" height requirement can't ride would be a sound investment.
  15. The redesign of Test Track is probably the closest thing you're gonna get to a full-blown TRON experience stateside. Had Legacy been as much of a critical & commercial hit as Curse of the Black Pearl (and had TRON 3 not been cancelled), Tomorrowland would have been overtaken by The Grid, and maybe the former Rocket Rods at Disneyland's New Tomorrowland would have been resurrected as a Light Cycle attraction.
  16. You should have been here during the 2010-2011 off-season; people were about to start wielding pitchforks and torches after the double whammy of teasers leading to a mid-February announcement of an upcharge walk-through attraction and the delayed opening of a prototype flatride. Not to mention the park's Facebook fan page becoming more irate with the (in)decision being made on another GIANT investment and their frustrations on the previous season's kiddieland overhaul with an IP they argued wasn't well-known to children (despite the fact that a mere 20% of the rides in the former Nickelodeon Universe were based off of shows that are still on the air). Just remember, they aren't mad if they don't get a coaster...they're just mad if they don't get the "crown jewel" of coasters.
  17. Not to completely hijack the thread, but there's also POV footage of their version of Pirates of The Caribbean (subtitled Battle for the Sunken Treasure), and holy cow does it look amazing. Literally Universal's Spider-Man attraction on water: https://youtu.be/VnsqimjbPYs
  18. That was more of the parks choice due to the ride condition declining, not safety issues.Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk And, in turn, doing a complete overhaul of the queue line, launch tunnel, marquee, and trains for the attraction as shown here: https://youtu.be/i9Th3Gnd6zQ
  19. Did it open up your eyes when you saw the sign? I know it did for Ace of Base. And this forum drank that Kool-Aid hard.Amusement parks should never have "no limits" entertainment. Sexually charged heckling and distasteful displays of dead celebrities? Um no... I bet Don hated having to push that crap. I'm sure he knew better. Why did Cedar Fair, which was at least then ran by a very conservative family, bring that about? Because they saw the massive success of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights events (particularly the then revival of Hollywood's event) and thought they could capitalize on what they believed worked. Not realizing that 1) the Hollywood market is VASTLY different than the Cincinnati market, and 2) the Haunt's "bite" (its lineup of mazes and attention to detail) wasn't anywhere near up to snuff with its "bark" (its marketing campaign and emphasis on "Gore Is More"). Previous to dinosaurs roaming the backwoods of the Island, Haunt had a haunted trail running through that same spot for years. The trail was originally all dirt but they eventually paved the entire walking path with blacktop, and everyone assumed it would last another several Haunts. They demolished it almost a year after paving it and replaced it with DA (I believe the Haunt trail is still accessible to workers as it cuts through the DA loop).
  20. We might need to if we have to figure out the height and angle of ascent the lift hill is...
  21. I can think of another major Cedar Fair park that does knott have a Giga.
  22. Considering Rocky Mountain Construction's meteoric rise to fame with their Topper Track & I-Box installations amongst nearly every park in the Six Flags chain arguably ushering in a "3rd Age" of roller coasters? Yes. It would. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been a ten-year gap between Millie and Timmy when it comes to Giga installations.
  23. In 2008, the first Hyper coaster install in Cedar Fair's recent acquisition of the former Paramount Parks was beaten by a CCI Wooden coaster that some would argue couldn't fill a line like a Hyper in the Golden Ticket Awards. In 2009, Kings Island's tallest, fastest, meanest, and first B&M roller coaster was beaten by a GCI Wooden coaster that some would argue couldn't fill a line like a Hyper in the Golden Ticket Awards. In 2010, the second and final Giga coaster manufactured by Intamin for Cedar Fair was beaten by a next-generation dark ride based on a lucrative IP that some would argue couldn't fill a line like a Giga in the Golden Ticket Awards. In 2012, the world's first Giga coaster from B&M was beaten by the nation's first (to open) Wing Rider that some would argue couldn't fill a line like a giga in the Golden Ticket Awards. In 2013, the world's longest and fastest Wing Rider coaster from B&M was beaten by a next-generation Wooden coaster with multiple inversions that some would argue couldn't fill a line like a Wing Rider in the Golden Ticket Awards. In 2014, the world's longest Inverted roller coaster was beaten by a wooden Bobsled coaster (that spent nearly a decade in SBNO status) that pretty much everyone would argue couldn't fill a line like an Invert in the Golden Ticket Awards. In 2015, the tallest and fastest giga coaster built by B&M took first in the Golden Ticket Awards.
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