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  1. I would also add regarding the dining plan, if I remember correctly from my trip, Cinderella's Royal Table is a 2 credit restaurant, so I'd also put that in the column against getting the plan. Extra Magic Hours do make for crowded days in the park they're in, but I also found that the later one at Magic Kingdom was a great time to hit some of the ride that had long lines during the day (It was 12AM-2AM so it was a very late night, but 7 Dwarves was only a 20-30 minute wait, with most other rides being walk ons). So I wouldn't rule out EMH because of the crowds necessarily. Maybe take a break at the hotel midday and rest up for a late night.
  2. The more pictures I see of this thing, the more excited I get. Can't wait for April!
  3. It's really cool seeing Late November-December on the calendar. The offseason should feel much shorter. Hoping for success with WinterFest.
  4. Nice to see they aren't closed the day after opening day this year. Unfortunately, I think it has more to do with whoever rents them out not wanting to have their event on Easter and holding off until the following Sunday, rather than a change we'll see continue into the future.
  5. Did you ride SOB before it closed? - Yes Did you like it? - Yes. Much more earlier on, and then a bit less after a few years. Did you ride it with or without the loop? - Both. Without the loop just wasn't the same. Would you have ridden it again if it had reopened? - Probably at least once. But it was pretty brutal the last couple of times I rode, so maybe not too often. Thoughts? - Banshee is better.
  6. Congrats and good luck to all in their new positions!
  7. Really like how Mystic Timbers is shaping up. It's a great looking coaster, can't wait to ride.
  8. I disagree. I think the actual biggest complaint is that a well done (sure, not as well done as the original in Florida), about as close to perfectly themed, immersive, well-placed dark ride is being cheaply re-skinned to a currently hot IP. The issue isn't that it's not California themed, the issue is that Disney should have spent the money to develop an entirely new attraction worthy of GotG instead of continuing their trend of addition by subtraction. In the end, this is nothing but a cheap overlay of a great attraction. Will it be fun? Sure it will, it's the same attraction. But Disney should be better than this.
  9. "It's gonna look like... a brand new attraction" Aside from the fact that this should have been an actual brand new attraction, I don't know if I can agree completely. Sure it's a lot uglier, but you can still see the Tower of Terror under all the new paint and randomly glued on pipes and spikes. Why does this fortress/power plant/warehouse have so many balconies, what is it? A hotel? Oh wait...
  10. Went to Haunt last night and had a great time, may post my thoughts in that thread later, but on a more general KI (maybe Cedar Fair as a whole?) related note, I really don't like the new maps. I know they aren't new this year, but I grabbed one last night for Haunt and still don't understand why they did away with the folded maps? Haven't been to another theme park that uses this style of just giving you a big sheet of paper. Just a small gripe, but I don't get it.
  11. Went to Haunt last night, did Field of Screams, Kill Mart, Urgent Scare, Madame Fatale's, and Slaughterhouse. General consensus in our group was that everyone like Field of Screams best for many of the reasons you listed. A very well done and at times disorienting maze. The farmhouse and barn at the entrance really set the tone.
  12. Sad to hear. I've only been to COSI once, years ago, but this is definitely one of the exhibits I remember most.
  13. Went to the park for the announcement yesterday and got to see the Christmas in July stuff on International Street. I know I drive this point into the ground nonstop but... the instrumental music on International Street. It may be Christmas music, but there are parts that don't sound Christmas-y at all and remind me of the old days. Just the music alone makes International Street feel so much more majestic. PLEASE KI, change it back to instrumental PERMANENTLY. We know that the ability to play different music in various areas of the park is there. Just use it already.
  14. First time ever going to a ride announcement and it was a great time. Couldn't ask for a better addition to that area of the park. I love the theme and I've been wanting to ride a GCI for a long time. This fills a huge gap in the parks lineup and I cannot wait to ride.
  15. Love that video, thanks. Hearing instrumental music played on International Street again just makes me happy. It should be like that all the time. Anyway, hope this event is successful for them. Really like the look so far!
  16. If sources on other websites are to be believed (and I think it's safe to say they can, as they predicted this months ago), the only reason that the original is safe is because of the woefully inadequate capacity at Disney's Hollywood Studios. So I guess the closures did one good thing for that park, I'd hate to imagine this monstrosity looming at the end of Sunset Blvd. I've also seen the "Disneyland will never be complete..." quote from Walt Disney being used by some people defending this move. However, I don't think that quote refers to doing cheap overlays of the best attractions the resort has to offer. Plussing a classic attraction to keep it interesting? Yes. Twilight Zone Guardians of the Tower of the Galaxy of Terror? No. Guardians of the Galaxy should have gotten its own brand new experience. Universal must be laughing at all the backlash Disney has seen so far at this announcement.
  17. Wow. What a cheap overlay of a fantastic attraction. They can frame it however they want... But this is a cheap overlay. Plain and simple. Whoever originally hatched this idea to do an overlay of one of the best attraction Disney has ever created should be fired. After a year of record profits you decide that the best way to get Marvel into your parks is to get rid of a wonderful ride. At least it appears that Florida's Tower of Terror is safe. Pathetic.
  18. Been busy lately, so haven't had the time to bring it up... But after my visit a couple weeks ago, I would love to see rehab of the Grand Carousel and the International Street lights switched over to LED so maybe they won't be a hodgepodge of burnt out and working lights. The current state of the Grand Carousel is sad.
  19. Using Chrome. I'll give clearing the cache a try and see what happens. Thanks everyone!
  20. Is anyone else having issues with their account staying logged in? I've never had issues when using the "Remember Me" feature logging in, but over the past week I've had to log back in several times. My first thought would be that it's issue on my end with cookies or something, but this is the only site I am having this issue.
  21. I prefer Kings Island to Cedar Point, so I guess the question for me would be what would put Kings Island even more above Cedar Point... And for that answer just see the Theming Rundown thread. Both are wonderful parks. I really wish people could accept that, and, for the Ohioans here, be happy that you have both within reasonable proximity. Quit trying to pit them against each other.
  22. Sorry for the double post, but this is one of the things I had hoped would change once Ouimet took over. Hoped that since he had come from Disney, that perhaps he would at the very least want the parks to embrace the theming that they already had. I'm still waiting. Probably my biggest disappointment with Cedar Fair's management of the park.
  23. Give me a professionally done auto-spiel, preferably themed if it suits the ride, over having someone yelling at me over a mic any day. And, as several have pointed out, some rides - such as Flight of Fear - have themed, pre-recorded spiels, but you can't hear them. It's really not that hard. There are far too many mic'd up employees yelling nonsense at you all over the park, it is annoying and unprofessional. Other than the perennial annoying spiels already mentioned here, I can remember a couple years back a few employees, including the one spieling, talking/joking about Robin Williams' death. It wasn't exactly the most respectful conversation to say the least, with the person on the mic ending it with "Rest in peace, Rest in peace." And even if it hadn't been disrespectful, is that really what Kings Island management want their guests listening to? I doubt it. Another pet-peeve of mine, is the ride-ops on some of the older/less thrilling attraction referring to the ride as "the best ride in the park" or something along those lines in a (very obvious) sarcastic tone. Nothing screams "Best Day Ever!!!" like your employees making fun of the rides they're working on for all the guests to hear. Others have already touched on the more important potential issues that it could present legally, but that aside, it just comes off as unprofessional and really cheapens the experience at the park (kind of like hearing Katy Perry on International Street).
  24. Nothing to add except... If it does indeed end up being a GCI in the woods, I couldn't ask for a better addition to that area of the park. I've wanted to ride a GCI for years. I love Kings Island's classic wooden coasters, but they've needed a modern wood coaster for a long time. A giga would've been terrible in that location and for that area of the park.
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