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  1. The same thing happened to me earlier this year for Jurassic Park River Adventure. On the website it said it would be closed the following month for 2 weeks. However when we got there it was closed and was closed every day for the 3 days we were there. One of my favorite rides anywhere since I was very little and bringing someone who had never been to Universal before, I was quite upset myself. 

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  2. I am one of the only people I know that thoroughly enjoys Disaster. I like the Fast and Furious movies (as of late at least) but I wish they would of taken out something else, like Twister (I realize that's a small location, still). Its bitter sweet, so long as they make the ride good unlike that junk in California. I am just happy I took a trip there earlier this year and was able to ride it before the removal.

     

    So long Frank Kincaid...

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  3. What doesn't make sense to me is if they are removing the train why did Don post on YouTube just 3 months ago a video about the train? Here is the description for that video below. 

    Many people today have never been on a train. And still fewer people have been on a real steam train. That’s why Kings Island’s railroad appeals to guests of all ages. Kings Island’s locomotives have been at the park since it opened in 1972 and are scale replicas of the famous 1800’s locomotive known as The General, which was the subject of the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War. Although Kings Island’s engines are fired by propane rather than coal, the 400-gallon boilers on each engine provide plenty of capacity to make them real authentic steam-spitting locomotives. Each of the two engines – Blue No. 12 and Green No. 19 – pulls six coaches and when both trains are filled to capacity, 960 guests can be on the rail at one time. Soon after the trains pull out of the “old” depot on the 36-inch gauge track, passengers pass under the first drop of the Diamondback roller coaster and over a 65-foot natural ravine on a steel and wood trestle. The track winds through several fields, stopping at the Soak City Waterpark. After dropping off and picking up guests at the 33-acre waterpark, the trains then loop around through woods and back into the depot. A round trip on the train covers 1-1/4 miles of track. The Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad has given more than 52 million rides since 1972, the second-most in the park’s 43-year history. It’s record-year was 1973, when 2,378,749 rides were given.

  4. What doesn't make sense to me is if they are removing the train why did Don post on YouTube just 3 months ago a video about the train? Here is the description for that video below. 

    Many people today have never been on a train. And still fewer people have been on a real steam train. That’s why Kings Island’s railroad appeals to guests of all ages. Kings Island’s locomotives have been at the park since it opened in 1972 and are scale replicas of the famous 1800’s locomotive known as The General, which was the subject of the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War. Although Kings Island’s engines are fired by propane rather than coal, the 400-gallon boilers on each engine provide plenty of capacity to make them real authentic steam-spitting locomotives. Each of the two engines – Blue No. 12 and Green No. 19 – pulls six coaches and when both trains are filled to capacity, 960 guests can be on the rail at one time. Soon after the trains pull out of the “old” depot on the 36-inch gauge track, passengers pass under the first drop of the Diamondback roller coaster and over a 65-foot natural ravine on a steel and wood trestle. The track winds through several fields, stopping at the Soak City Waterpark. After dropping off and picking up guests at the 33-acre waterpark, the trains then loop around through woods and back into the depot. A round trip on the train covers 1-1/4 miles of track. The Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad has given more than 52 million rides since 1972, the second-most in the park’s 43-year history. It’s record-year was 1973, when 2,378,749 rides were given.

  5. I am simply posting some observations as I read over this thread. Maybe they will spark discussion, maybe not. The following three posts were all made by BoddaH1994 today:

     

     

    1. If this were Cedar Point the major announcement would just be that there will be an announcement. Notice the camera angle. Hmmmmmmmm.

     

    2. I am also hearing rumblings that two things that have been at the park since 1972 that virtually everybody has experienced will be removed to make way for something new.

     

    3. I think the thing it'll miss most is making eye contact with others before the pseudo "race," but we all know that the fun really starts once you come to a complete stop. Out with the old.

     

    Regardless of his intentions or knowledge of the impending announcement, I find his choice of words (particularly those highlighted in red) interesting. I imagine they were chosen with care. A number of things come to mind, so I will share some links, one of which is the CF Capital Investment Strategy from the Cedar Point Analyst Day (as posted earlier by Oldschool75). Note that at least one interactive dark ride/digital experience and at least one coaster rework are on tap for 2016.

     

    http://www.wlwt.com/news/cedar-fair-to-test-virtual-reality-on-roller-coaster/34548762

    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/18/93c170c8d8cd81aabdfd7565c0757636.jpg

     

     

    This is a good theory and makes sense of what BoddaH1994 has said. However, Don said it is something that has been experienced by nearly everyone since 1972. That removes the action theater from the equation and thus brings us to a difficult stalemate. My original thinking is a entrance reboot and removal of the theater. That brings into question though is the theater in that bad of shape? I think not, so that doesn't make much sense so I am throwing at least the latter of that theory out. So what are we left with? There is a stake over in the gardens, but I have only seen one. What is the point of one stake in the gardens if they are planning on doing something big over there? This is a tough one.

     

    Don, could we have some flower pots please?

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  6. The industry still designs most rides around a 170 pound 5' 10" male.

     

    I always knew the industry designed coasters to fit me specifically like if I was going to get a tux fitted. I always knew they ranked me as the standard of coaster comfort.  

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  7. A coaster profile I follow on Instragram seems to have found a "leak" of the new water park expansion. If it happens to be true I am going to be so disappointed. What an awful reason to take out a coaster (2 actually). Absolutely terrible.
     

    Another wave pool, snake pit clone, kiddie splash pad.

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    * I also see this was posted in the other thread but a more detailed version. Whoops. 

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