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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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  1. You could also be thinking of the first year of FearFest when they shot some pyro off the tower for the start of FearFest each night or Winterfest where they shot some pyro off each night.
  2. Nights of fire never shut down a signature ride (I assume you mean ET) for 3 weeks. At most it was closed the day before fireworks and the days of the show. I know, I made the climb with the guys from Rozzi's and Entertainment for many years. Also, the nightly fireworks show was shot every night for the past 10 or so years from the Cobra grave yard site (the big pad down by the Halloween Trail). They used the grassy site by Tech services, The Beast, and The Racer for Nights of Fire for the past few years. This is the first season in a very long time that the nightly show has also been sho
  3. All I can suggest is to contact guest relations and tell them your feelings. There is a belief in the new structure that no one cared about the music in the park or BBay. That is why they both changed this season. They did what was easiest, got rid of the the themed music and went to generic satellite radio. Only Nick U is still themed and that is because Nick says so.
  4. Be very aware that many of the kids area rides will probably not operate until 4. This is what happened last Friday when I took my 2yo to ride some rides. We figured we would miss the crowds, which we did, but there wasn't much open that she could ride.
  5. Per a friend who was working in the park yesterday, both trains were on the track and cycling. Guess an official confirmation can be made this weekend, but thats the latest I've heard. - Todd Kinda strange since they were only putting the second train on this morning when the park opened.
  6. Spirit Song is always popular with Friday and Saturday coming close to sell outs for the past few years. Usually Thursday's concert starts around 5 and goes till 10 and then Friday and Saturday have starts between 2-3 and going until 10 or 11. You can also check out www.sonshineconcerts.com for the full lineup.
  7. These lights are not new! There were 8 lights installed for winterfest on the tower. They never left, the park also owns a very nice lighting console to control those 8 fixtures only. (The nicest console in the park mind you!) For all of post season last year the tower changed color on non-FearFest nights. On Fear Fest nights it was it's signature purple color. This year the tower will indeed change colors nightly from dusk till midnight. They will be running nightly starting tonight to make sure all the programming bugs are worked out of it. And security doesn't work on those lights.
  8. As for Nick Theater, they have already added a rather large wooden stage and seating back into theater. It may not seat as many as it used to, but at least there is a show there again!
  9. 60 degree angles? The walls sure seemed pretty square and at 90 degree angles the last time I installed them. Huh. Know what you are talking about before you tell things that aren't true.
  10. While I agree that the Hollywood music will be ending soon, I would doubt that you will see that change by the park opening. In fact, I would guess that we will see a lot of the same old Paramount things (Paramount Story, Paramount Theater, Etc.) as the de-branding will continue into the future.
  11. No...long missing as there hasn't really been a kid's show in the past 3 or 4 seasons.
  12. As for the nick theater. I wouldn't look for it to return to it's former glory. They will be adding a stage and some seating (not stadium) for a small show. It will still be nothing like it was, but at least it is an added and long missing kid's show.
  13. The tower was changing colors last year at the end of the season on non-FFest nights. I am sure it will be changing colors every night when the park is open. And the lights you are seeing on at night are NOT the new ones. The are the old floodlights. You wouldn't be able to see the color lights since they are only on the front side of the tower.
  14. guy1115

    Coming Soon !

    I think you will find out about the show program earlier than that. I would imagine that it will be announced with the 2007 product since the show program is already set and work has begun.
  15. It says right on it that the parade will be there from June 11-Mid August. Guess we won't be seeing the parade this season!
  16. And why again would it need expanded? Just because it is a smaller restuarant that won't seat a ton of guests doesn't mean that it isn't the right size now. For example think of some of the table dinning resturants at Disney parks. Some have less than 50 tables. But one main difference is the food and the experience are top notch and that is why they are always full. That is what really needs to happen to make the IR work. You have to have a great menu and a great staff and the rest will work itself out. Plus wouldn't it feel nice as a guest to be one of the "select" group that got to e
  17. As for GWL. Yes, people were checking in yesterday. They have given away many rooms this weekend to city workers in Mason. I believe it is kinda their dry run.
  18. They are held in the Paramount Theater.
  19. I would assume that they are still working on the show program. You can always call the park and see if they know.
  20. Actually, auditions have already begun for the 2007 season. There are posters around the park with the dates. They will hold auditions at KI on Saturday and Sunday Novemeber 11+12. And yes, if you audition and they want to hire you, they will place you in a show that you are best fit for. Don't forget they also hire for the parade (if it is coming back), technicians for the shows, and characters. They usually do have a second round of auditions in February.
  21. Has anyone else noticed the Great Wolf Lodge sign? It was installed sometime this week and at the bottom of it is an arrow pointing into their area with a sign for the Kings Island Campground. Has anyone heard, is it returning?
  22. Problem with fog is that it is 95% depenedent on the weather. If it is too hot or too windy there will be little fog. Cooler weather with little wind and maybe a bit humid equals great fog.
  23. Well I would imagine since we have seens signs of an attraction there and nowhere else that this is the most likely place for it. It will probably be the same as last year, but now with an actual name and theme.
  24. except for the sound system sitting where the fearzone was last year. And the fogger? You are right....but I bet you it will be there on Thursday!
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