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  1. We have an almost 20 year thread on KI ghost stories/experiences:
  2. Can @DonHelbig clear up the confusion on if the front of the line pass is included only at one home park or if you get one everytime you visit a Cedar Fair park that has Fast Lane lines?
  3. Honestly I don't think you'll be able to ride anything but Racer and The Beast, maybe Adventure Express? If you love roller coasters use this as motivation to change your lifestyle habits so you can lose weight and enjoy things like riding awesome roller coasters!
  4. Crime has skyrocketed everywhere not just at Six Flags parks, lol. Disney is not immune.
  5. What's up with ferris wheels in Ohio? lmao https://www.wbko.com/content/news/Police-Couple-arrested-for-having-sex-on-Cincinnati-Ferris-wheel-507839191.html
  6. Does anyone still have the TR:TR load/unload drum music? I had it saved to one of my old hard drives that **** the bed. Lol, we had a message board before we had a photo gallery.
  7. Lmao, "it stops"? the article you posted was from 2017. Here are articles from 2020 and 2021, what did "it stop"? https://www.wlky.com/article/kentucky-kingdom-addresses-altercation-at-water-park-posted-to-social-media/33301932# https://www.wave3.com/2021/05/16/fights-breaking-out-parking-lot-near-kentucky-kingdom-prompts-lmpd-response/
  8. Dan

    Usher

    This dude is 43 years old now
  9. Arrow Dynamics roller coaster's service life is 32 years according to Don Helbig, so The Bat which is an Arrow Dynamics roller coaster will reach the end of it's service life in 3 years.
  10. "MASON, OHIO – It opened in 1987 as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world and the first roller coaster in the world with six inversions, but next month, Kings Island’s Vortex steel roller coaster will be closing for good. While still popular, the 33-year-old ride has "simply reached the end of its service life," Don Helbig, the park's digital marketing director, said in a blog post announcing the ride's closure." The Bat (formerly Top Gun) opened in 1993, 6 years after Vortex. Both rollercoasters were designed and manufactured by Arrow Dynamics.
  11. Well in three years The Bat will reach the "end of it's service life", lol. So you're only going to be left with one ride with a "spooky" theme.
  12. New paint is nice but the people want one side to go backwards again.
  13. Wasn't the organ restored a few years ago? Before that they were using a CD player.
  14. The only thing that needs to happen is getting rid of the magnetic brakes. Whatever reprofiling they need to do or adding support structure, do it. Or go back to shims
  15. Turn 3415 feet of one side backwards again.....
  16. Technically anything can be a world record breaker if you add enough qualifiers. You should be able to understand the spirit of my post. Kings Island already had the record of most wooden roller coaster track with SOB, now they might have the record again, but they broke that record during the Paramount days and have less now so that's not really what I'm talking about. Cedar Fair has a clearly different strategy for KI of prioritizing reliability over innovation.
  17. THIS. People forget Vortex was a multi-record breaking roller coaster when it opened. KI and Arrow had a good, tight relationship before and after The Bat. KI was always comfortable and knew the risks installing unproven prototypes even up to when Paramount owned the park (Flight of Fear, SOB, Tomb Raider, Delirium). Cedar Fair has a different strategy and so far hasn't built any first of it's kind or record breakers in KI.
  18. The Chinese are pumping them out, they are available now in surplus.
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