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  1. My first reaction to the news was sadness because the Kings Island Resort was part of Kings Island history - and I fondly recall it being featured on The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family. But the resort is closed and will be razed. That is the sad reality. However, as an MBA who works in the financial services industry,I am very, very disappointed that there is no opposition to building apartments in a commercial district. With 300 apartments across the street from KI, how congested will traffic be? What if the apartments attract residents that don't appreciate park guests across the street and do things to make them unhappy or complain at civic meetings that the park is too loud and they want to make changes to it? At worst case, what if non law abiding people move into the apartments and break into cars in KI's parking lot? I think that it is a very, very bad decision and will have a negative impact upon Kings Island and Mason. I think that the land should be used for something else commercial. But that is just my opinion.
  2. Good Day everyone. Kings Island in an article in this month's Cincinnati Family Magazine. http://cincinnatifamilymagazine.com/2014/05/get-away-kings-island/
  3. You can go to such a park if you are wiling to travel to Japan. However, it is a work in progress. www.nintendoamusementpark.com I lived in Japan for one year and love Japanese amusement parks.
  4. My vote is 100% with Scooby Doo and Hanna Barbera Land - the Jetsons, the Flintstones, Yogi Bear, etc. SpongeBob and Nickelodeon would be my second choice. Snoopy and the gang would not make it to my top 5 or top 10 choices. The cartoon was just not that interesting. I'd rather see H-B, Nick, Disney, PBS, Nintendo, Bugs Bunny, or so many other kids themes for my kids and I to interact with.
  5. I love Scooby Doo and miss having a Scooby Doo ride at the park. But Phantom Theater was a much better attraction - richer in story and theming.
  6. I am 100% in agreement. Due to its historic ties to the park and its huge popularity, Scooby Doo should be returned to Kings Island. And seriously, do any of today's kids know or care who Snoopy is? My 10-year old son is furious that Scooby Doo has been replace by Snoopy, whom he refers to as "lamo...all he does is sit on his dog house." And I concur with my son. Bring back Scooby Doo and Hanna-Barbera Land. That being said, KI is now part of the Cedar Fair family which has Snoopy in all of its other parks. Hence, for the sake of brand consistency, I do not foresee Scooby ever returning to Kings Island.
  7. I would be second in line, right behind you. A Scooby Doo park - or even a whole area dedicated to Scooby Doo would be awesome for my son and me.
  8. Which haunted castle do you prefer and why? Phantom Theater Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle Boo Blasters on Boo HIll
  9. I just tried to post a poll and don't think it worked. Which would you prefer? Hanna Barbera Land Nickelodeon Universe Planet Snoopy Bugs Bunny & Pals PBS Kids
  10. I haven't ridden it in years. My wife and I were planning to ride it just before she got pregnant, so we couldn't. I think that this year we will ride it.
  11. Do you think that Flight of Fear should be re-themed? I mean a new film for the queue and new decorations? If so, what should the new theme be? Being that it's an indoor, dark ride, I think theming it to Farscape with the idea that the guests are riding through a worm hole would be cool. What do you think?
  12. According to this article, Kentucky Kingdom won't re-open until 2011 and a new park operator has not been chosen yet. http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=12443263
  13. Oh yes - I was VERY disappointed to see Spongebob return. After 5 years, I am sick of that film and hoped that KI would change it since NU is no more. KI really needs a new film at Action Theater.
  14. I voted for Planet Snoopy being better than NU because I like the paint jobs at Planet Snoopy. The colors are bright and vibrant. However, I am not a big Snoopy fan.
  15. Today I went to Coney Island with my wife and son to give my son a taste of another park. He kept saying that he didn't like Coney Island before we got there, though he didn't know what it was, but quickly changed his mind when we arrived. First we hit Sunlite Pool. This season Coney Island introduced TWISTER - a water ride with 4 slides, 2 tube and 2 body. I left my 5-year old son with my wife so that I could experience TWISTER and then I ran to Pipeline Plunge, which has 2 tube slides, and I did both of them. Twister is nice, but I much preferred Pipeline Plunge. After that, I played in Sunlite Pool with my son for an hour. We ate lunch at LaRosa's after Sunlite Pool and then spent a few hours doing classic rides. All 3 of us did the carousel together and the paddleboats, which I paddled alone while my wife and son enjoyed the ride. I rode the Pepsi Python roller coaster alone - which REALLY needs seatbelts as its bumpy - and the River Runner - which is a swinging ship. Both solo rides were fun. My son had a blast doing small kiddie rides such as the airplanes and mini trains. Overall, it was a great day. Coney Island was the 4th park I've visited this year. So far I've been to CoCo Key Water Resort, Kings Island, BEACH BEND in Bowling Green, KY, and now Coney Island. Have a great day! Italian Chef
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