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beastfan11 last won the day on April 11 2012

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  1. 2017 2018 2019

    Very impressed. Had a great time on Saturday and enjoyed the new setup (and driving by the lighthouse/landing). Plan on visiting again!
  2. Oktoberfest Area Facelift?

    The current state of the glockenspiel should be considered a crime. Edit: I'll be constructive instead of just complaining. I think the following could bring a much need facelift for Oktoberfest. 1. The Festhaus- Rip out the crappy, overpriced cafeteria food and replace it edible, overpriced German style cuisine. Have you ever been to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY on a weekend? The place is packed and it's wonderful. A very entertaining and different experience featuring good beer, delicious food, and live German music. This could be the seemingly absent sit down restaurant in Kings Island's food lineup. This would require serious management and training in order for it to be successful. But with the current state of things... Eh. Who knows. Also, as noted above, give the building some TLC and restore the glockenspiel. Sheesh. Show a little pride. 2. Hanks Burrito Hack (err... Shack.)- One of the great mysteries of the universe is why Kings Island seems hell bent on dropping restaurants in Oktoberfest that have nothing to do with Oktoberfest. I mean you have Chinese, Mexican, and so forth. But no German food. It's like walking around the World Showcase at Epcot and except it's not because it's horrible. This would be a prime location for a nice German style bakery that could sell baked goods and pretzels that weren't warmed in a microwave earlier in the week and left in one of those spiny glass cases. 3. The *whoever sponsors it* Beir Garden- This wouldn't need too much of a change. Just keep a nice rotation of beers going with a nice menu of shareable German inspired appetizers and items from the above mentioned bakery. 4. Flat Ride Expansion - Time to say bye to the Slingshot and hello to a big ol' Ferris Wheel with an awe inspiring lighting package. On the chopping block next would be the ladder game. Replace that with a mild to medium, family friendly flat ride with a festive German theme. If this would requires sacrificing the Coney Mall Basketball Challenge, I won't lose sleep. 5. Adventure Express - I think AE is the most underrated coaster in the park. It deserves some love. As much as I enjoy the original ride concept (purely due to nostalgia) I'd be fine if the ride was re-themed and updated because it really needs it. It could be as simple as, "Black Forest Adventure Express." The existing architecture could be updated to reflect a more German/Barvarian feel as well as the tunnel theming. I don't think you'd have to go to crazy to make it work. It would just be nice to see the ride get some TLC and reflect its former glory. 6. Music and Atmosphere - Simple. German music and cool light packages, Maybe have some kind of interactive light show with the pond, fountain, and the (hypothetical) Ferris Wheel. Thats all, Folks!
  3. Christmas Nights of Lights- Coney Island

    Very excited to check this out this weekend!
  4. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Hopefully a much needed shift in quality!
  5. We all know? They "have" to? Echoing a past poster... I learn the darnest things here.
  6. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I'd like to echo these concerns. I hope that in addition to the (potential) smokehouse they also revamp food service as a whole.
  7. Official: WinterFest 2017

    A Target by where I work already has lights out. It doesn't bother me too much: I think there's a practicality in purchasing a lot of Christmas stuff before Christmas.
  8. Flat Ride at KI

    It'd be a logistical nightmare as far capacity is concerned, but I'd have to go with a Ferris Wheel as well. Oh, and dark rides! I'll also echo the cries for the return of an Antique Cars type ride.
  9. After a handful of awful food related experiences this year, the only time I eat in the park is when there are food trucks. I love this idea.
  10. Improving Que Lines

    My favorite part about (most) visits to the park is leaving my phone in the car.
  11. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    If it were to happen, I'd love to see them retain much of the Tower Gardens area as it is now. It would be quite the experience to cruise by the Carousel, under the tower, etc. It deserves to be more than a glorified smoking area (not an attack on smokers, just the use of the area). Here's to hoping that this could become something special and not a mediocre, overpriced cafeteria!
  12. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    His comments are also very interesting in regards to those who have convinced themselves of the "inevitable" Giga being built in the DA area. Even when pressed for details about what the space could be used for he emphasizes the trail itself, the natural setting, etc. It sounds like that could potentially reused in the future in some capacity. A lot of exciting things ahead, I'm sure!
  13. Things Paramount got right/wrong

    Man, oh man. How I miss Swan Lake/old Rivertown.
  14. Vintage Coney Memorabilia

    Got a chance to check it out last time I was up there. Super cool.
  15. Official: WinterFest 2017

    This gets me excited!