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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 str
  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 K
  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 Su
  16. Diamondback changed my life. No other ride ever made me feel so thrilled.
  17. I'll think about it. My son loves Dora and likes SpongeBob - though I don't. I'd much rather attend an all Hanna-Barbera breakfast.
  18. The long lines annoy me. Without them, I'd go WAY more often. Also, the price of the drinks is way too high. If Holiday World can afford to give away free soda, surely KI can afford to charge a reasonable price for pop.
  19. I voted for SOB because that coaster has had WAY too many problems.
  20. Tonight I went to Kings Island with my family, and hung out with my son while my wife watched shows. First my son and I rode Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle, I scored 1350 and he scored 150 - his highest ever. Then we rode Lazytown Sportcopters, followed by La Adventura de Azul twice. Next my son rode Swiper's Sweepers and Go Diego Go twice. We then enjoyed 2 rides on the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad, followed by one ride on Danny Phantom, and then the Fairly Odd Coaster twice. After that it was time for fireworks, which my family enjoyed while my wife and son enjoyed Chick-a-file
  21. Can't I vote, "all of the above?"
  22. I was born in 1972, the year Kings Island opened. So, The Racer, the Eiffel Tower, and several other rides premiered the year I was born.
  23. Diamondback. That's the tallest coaster I've ever ridden.
  24. I only waited 20 minutes by going on Sunday one week after KI opened.
  25. Yesterday I went to Kings Island with my wife and son. We spent the day in Nickelodeon Universe, expect for SDATHC and a ride on the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad. Today I return to the park with a friend to try Diamondback - which we rode first - and a few other coasters. WOW - Diamondback blew me away. I never encountered such speed and smoothness in my entire life. I felt great physically and spiritually - young and fast. Diamondback is the single greatest ride experience of my entire life. After Diamondback we rode The Beast - and for the first time in my life, it felt lame. A
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