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  1. On July 2, 2019 at 6:39 PM, ldhudsonjr said:

    I wish Kings Island would do stuff like this. People have been over the reasons they think the park have waited so long to tease this ride ad nauseum on this forum, and I understand the points people are making, but it still just feels weird to have something so obvious going on in the park, and have literally no hype from CF at all. It's just dissapointing at least for me. Especially since they knew darn well the enthusiasts would know a great deal about this coaster very quickly. 

    KI started teasing for Diamondback early-ish. I don't remember any of the teasers for Banshee (or if there was any at all). When Diamondback was announced the entire world was not yet on Facebook, most didn't have a smartphone yet, so the "season pass" groups didn't exist yet. Maybe if the fun wasn't already spoiled they would have begun some sort of teasing? The teasers for Dback went on nearly all summer from what I remember. I just remember Marketing having a "field day" with those Mustang Sally teases.

  2. Actually, OC Register calls it new, whereas Knotts themselves don't. I like how Bigfoot will finally tie into Calico better, without dropping the Bigfoot theme entirely. (Even getting a new Bigfoot animatronic to replace the old one that got spooked and ran away way back when). I kind of hope they bring back the waterfalls too.

    https://www.ocregister.com/2018/11/13/knotts-berry-farm-announces-new-water-raft-ride-calico-river-rapids/

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  3. I can't think of any. For KI, I guess the original Bat. I survived Sonny, Firehawk, King Cobra, and Ghoster Coaster. I be lying if I said I found any of those real enjoyable. 

     

    Now a defunct coaster I do not regret having ridden? That's easy! Disaster Transport. I'd marathon that with Iron Dragon even.

     

    for Knott's? Uh..I dunno. I guess Corkscrew. Boomerang was garbage. Hangtime is good, but not good enough to blow kisses at it like some coaster enthusiasts do. 

  4. I've done close to similar to this myself with KI and Knott's when I was living in Ohio. Being at KI until close at Haunt (which was near 2am I didnt leave the park), and catching a flight to begin fall vaca in Cali, and was at Knott's at opening. Now it is just Knott's and Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat (4 hr drive between), or Knott's and SeaWorld (1 hr and half drive). lol

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  5. On October 13, 2018 at 1:26 PM, upstop said:

    Polls are generally not a good indicator when they can be loaded with multiple votes or swayed in a particular direction.

    You were allowed to vote for the same choice once a day for this poll. So for the most part, it was flawed. *shrug* I learned first hand on a poll that featured Bar (er Dark) Harbor at Queen Mary, haha! (There were a couple different polls in this, DH shared theirs with Land of Illusion, while KI was listed with Knott's and Uni)

    faeriewench, to be found at KSF tomorrow. 

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  6. On 8/20/2018 at 11:43 AM, teenageninja said:

    The resident restroom expert is here.

    The bathrooms inside the gate aren't great, have you tried the ones right outside the gate?

    There is really nothing you can do to stay on top of the problem, aside from having someone at every restroom all day.

    Also, the women's restrooms are far worse, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

    From experience while working there...

    The water park especially.

    Similar experience at The Beach too. I have no idea if they changed it or not (hope they did), I was apart of all female crew for restrooms, which means I had to clean both men and womens. Aside from the obvious issues of men, I still found womens worse.

  7. 2 hours ago, King Ding Dong said:

    And then you have families that are Coaster Fans.

    Which a lot are not. You have families with elderly, and/or disabled that aren't able to enjoy the coasters or even moderately thrilling rides that are usually left on the sidelines to watch. That is where rides like the boats, ferris wheels, tiques, trains, and a good entertainment lineup come in handy. My immediate family are a perfect example...non verbal autistic brother and a permanently disabled father with heart problems. TRUE family rides (I saw you mentioned STR and others constantly bring up Mystic Timbers) are able to accommodate everyone. From newborn (tho I know they dont get much of anything out of anything in terms of enjoyment), and elderly. What saddens me there was a time where I could consider CP as the family friendly alternative to KI, now its almost the opposite the rate they've been going.

     

    Maybe it is because of how I was raised, my grandparents raised me, and we were at CP constantly. My definition of family rides is different and that is no coaster can be considered a family ride. *shrug*

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  8. On 8/21/2018 at 11:40 AM, Fye Coasters said:

    Getting a new coaster possibly??

    No, it is not. And thank goodness for that. 

     

    In the future though sadly.

     

    Now as for it being similar to GTA, it is too soon to really know. GTA is not a escape room attraction, rather it is almost a league of its own, whereas this one has a escape room vibe, but guess we'll see. I could see Cedar Point trying to adopt similar to it. Definitely gonna follow this. If it is just as family friendly, I'm all for it as GTA's largest fanbase is actually children. Some teenagers partake, but they always seem more interested in trying to flirt with the Doctor. XD Cedar Point has done away with a lot of family friendly attractions and something like GTA and more tame rides be helpful at this point. Can't fix everything with coasters.

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  9. 3 hours ago, Kenban said:

    I think his point of a lack of name recognition and a branding problem is a good one.  I do not want the parks renamed and am not a fan of how Six Flags names their parks.  But the lack of cross promotion between parks and especially Kings Island and Cedar Point seems crazy to me.  I do not mean ads which show both although that does make sense to me, but where are the signs in the park that advertise if you upgrade to a platinum pass you also get admission to more parks.

    The number of times I have spoken with guests at Kings Island while in line that have no clue Cedar Point is the same company and that you can buy a season pass to both is crazy.  Maybe a map of the country with all the parks highlighted, with something like “Upgrade to a Platinum Pass to experience 13 great parks”, plus have some fold out brochures which give some basic details on all the parks.

    And at Knott's, you got guests and employees that are clueless as to the existence of the other Cedar Fair parks period. (minus...CP) A lot of guests I talked to don't even know Knott's is connected to Great America in the same state, but will remember it as Paramount.

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  10. On 8/17/2018 at 7:32 PM, jcgoble3 said:

    There are three endings, and you were lucky because the tree is the rarest of the them. :)

    If you don't mind being spoiled on the other two, look below:

     

      Reveal hidden contents

     

    For real? o_o 

    Every time I have done Mystic Timbers, I always got the blasted tree.

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  11. 2 hours ago, gforce1994 said:

    So apparently the reporter who reported the Son of Beast revival story is now blaming roller coaster enthusiasts for the infamous story. This is pure insanity. 

     

    Regardless, I am pumped for the Antique Cars!

    News reporter actually right for once.

     

    Cedar Point made those easter egg posters, and the fans ran with it. Knott's was referenced in them too and I can confirm no such thing existed at Knott's, just like it was non existent at KI.

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  12. 10 hours ago, FoF96" said:

    I remember a certain ride in Rivertown that wasn’t going anywhere due to improved music effects, queue line improvements, and lighting upgrades.  We all know where that is now.

    The Togo stand up also got a lil sprucing up right before its removal too.

    :ph34r:

  13. So, since I moved out to the west coast, I decided to let the Platinum Pass die, and just got a Knott's pass. I am able to visit KI once this summer however and not sure if the park sells tickets at a discount for other park passes? I don't mind either way, it'll be nice to see KI again. 

     

    I may go back to Platinum for next year, as I'm feeling a itch to get to CGA, guess we'll see.

  14. (oh well, I am counting zoos so just deal with it)

    Kings Island

    Cedar Point

    Knott's Berry Farm (now my home park :) )

    Geauga Lake

    Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

    Cincinnati Zoo

    Busch Gardens Tampa

    SeaWorld Orlando

    SeaWorld San Diego

    SeaWorld Aurora

    SeaWorld San Antonio

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas

    Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Surf Cincinnati

    The Beach waterpark

    Great Wolf Lodge Mason

    Great Wolf Lodge Garden Grove

    Indianapolis Zoo

    Coney Island Cincinnati

    Columbus Zoo

    Dollywood

    Universal Studios Hollywood

    Universal Studios Orlando

    Disney World Magic Kingdom

    Disney World Animal Kingdom

    Disney World Hollywood Studios

    Disneyland

    Disney's California Adventure

    Adventuredome

    Buffalo Bill's (I am actually worried for this one's future...)

    Belmont Park

    San Diego Zoo

    Secret Garen & Dolphin Habitat

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  15. I'm not there everyday, but from what I seen so far Hangtime is doing fairly ok. Almost no one misses Boomerang at this point. Something like that might do good at KI, probably somewhere in Coney. KI does not come off as being needy for another giant coaster for awhile, Banshee really isn't even that old.

     

    I hope KI never builds anything over the Oktoberfest pond. Or Tower Gardens. That's why I love Ghost Town so much at Knott's, it is quiet most the year except summer because GTA has started. >_> Kids...kids everywhere.

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