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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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  1. That would explain it. As a technician I know that the worst thing that can happen is an unexpected surge or drop out of power....and of course a lighting strike is on a completely different level. Hopefully it’s not too costly and complicated of an issue.
  2. The automated theming elements of MT have been down for the past few days. It looks as if they have managed to at least default one of the projectors in the shed to something while the other is not receiving a feed. Does anyone know of the cause and when it may back up? As much as the the what goes on in the shed can be anti climatic, we don’t realize how much it can add to the experience until it’s non existent. Lol I even miss the prompt to not go in the shed on the lift hill.
  3. I'm beyond ecstatic to hear classical music on IS again. Icing on the cake would be if Khachaturian's Sabre dance has also made it's way to the playlist. It's amazing what you can remember from your childhood, and I can definitely remember this from the KI of the 80s.
  4. I think that instead of having a flat projection, MT should incorporate a more modern projection technique like projection mapping and/or projection on a fog screen like Pirates of the Caribbean, making it seem as if the images are floating in mid air.
  5. Well first off, I've been a long time member but it's been quite a while since I last posted...though I visit almost daily to look at the various threads, inlcuding the monster that has become the "Diamondback Construction Thread". So I'm not sure if this observation has been noted but I felt compelled to see if anyone else has noticed a possibly overt or inovert resemblence of the entrance pathway as being that of a snake's tongue.
  6. I love the clown band as well and am glad to hear that all of the original members will be back....but if memory serves me right I believe that they were an acrobatic bunch so it will be interesting to see how acrobatic they are now
  7. So for the longest there has been a sign saying that on ride video is soon to come for FOF leaving me to believe that maybe it was a mistake or it would never happen. Suddenly, on my way to Firehawk, I discovered that it is finally here. It really is an amazing piece of technology relative to the other antiquated image capturing devices at the park. While riding you wonder how it can ever be able to capture given the lack of light on the ride, but it uses night vision. The end product is amazing and though it's a bit pricey at 20 dollars for one DVD, it can prove to be a priceless souveneir es
  8. I can actually remember the season before last when it was almost tradition for the ops to ask the riders of the last train on what was preferable...light on, off, or half and half. I typically prefered half and half...it was great to ride the ride in the dark and then at the break run slowly have the lights power up...and vice versa. But as of recently that tradition has kind of fallen by the wayside.
  9. I actually rode it on the same day when the lights were on...the final ride before fireworks shut down. I have to say that I kind of like the lights on..it adds a diffent dimention to the ride for those of us who have riden it countless times. It's like riding FOF with the lights on..a behind the scenes look if you will. In addition it's fun and funny to see who are the brave souls that can trully keep their hands up through the entire tunnel at night
  10. I'm friends with the stage manager of the PT, and we had kind of an interesting discussion about the show. A lot of what makes a good show vs. a not so good show is how the crowd reacts to it. When the crowd is alive the excitement spreads like the plague and inherently makes more people have fun. A problem that's persistent with Endless Summer (which it in a way succeeded School of Rock) is that people aren't sure how they are supposed to act during the show. When a skater puts on a good performance, it seems as though people want to clap, but are afraid that it's inappropriate. Ob
  11. Well I was a student of theatrical arts in college and have attended many broadway shows like Wicked and Phantom of the Opera in NYC..so my attention to detail may be heightened moreso than a typical parkgoer who just wants to escape from the heat. So I would say that it was a decent show for it to be in an amusement park. I personally love a big opening..something to grab the audience from the start..and I didn't feel that the show accomplished that objective with the lack luster announce of the performers and dance routine. As mentioned before, some of the transitions were a bit painful to
  12. Yes media day is usually specifically for media organizations to get b-roll or footage to add to voiceovers, and info on the ride. It's the parks way of getting free publicity. But i can recall a select few who were rolletcoaster enthusists and maybe a few from this site.
  13. So will there be a media day coming up soon for Firehawk? If so I can't wait to see what they have in store...the last media day i attended was for IJST and they had limos that took us back to the ride, a stunt show, and dinner. So just wondering if they could have the same fanfare or top it.
  14. First off I noticed an increase or much more of a visible presence in security. In an instance that has never happened to me in the 25+ years I've been going, a security officer aproached my car as I was eating lunch and talking on the phone just to see if I was ok. There were other guys on bikes as well patroling the season pass parking area..perhaps looking for something that was reported or just being friendly. I also noticed alot of saftey precautions with the new ownership..like new seatbelts on seemingly every ride, several wooden boards over the original metal gates that lead to the r
  15. Usually in the days leading to opening day there is some talk of the dry run day. So has it already happened, and if not will it be tomorrow given that it's the day before opening day, and lastly... in addition to park employees and friends..who else are able to attend?
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