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  1. As of this evening, they de-listed the track pieces from the Kings Island Gear website. I assume they will be back tomorrow.
  2. I would have to think that goal #1 for 2021 is just to open every park in some capacity. Even then, that might be very challenging to achieve.
  3. Watching the Son of Beast POV reminded me of the kicker tire at the top of the lift before the first drop. There is something terribly wrong with that from a design perspective. Heading into the 2nd hill on Son of Beast is still the roughest element of any roller coaster I've experienced. It wasn't awful every time, and depended on where you were sitting, but there were times where it felt like the train was bouncing all over the place to navigate that hill and turn into the rose bowl.
  4. My theory would be that Kings Island already sells a lot of season passes to families with 3-5 year olds. The loss of making all those passes "free" would need to be compensated by the amount of additional passes and business they would get by attracting families with 3-5 year olds who do not have passes. Another theory would be that they might offer it eventually. They do sometimes try out different concepts at different parks to see how they perform. Although I believe most other Cedar Fair parks do offer it at this point.
  5. I was at an event at Holiday World about 15 years ago where they did a charity auction for several road and guide wheels. I have since regretted not making more of an effort to get one.
  6. Orion...3.8% better than Diamondback.
  7. Here's a picture from the Cedar Point webcam from a few years ago. This was taken during the season in July, late at night. I've heard in the past that Cedar Point/Fair have been way ahead of the curve in terms of the testing @jsus describes. While we can't know for sure what they were doing, it goes to show that the maintenance department is very much on top of testing and monitoring track issues.
  8. If it is a track issue, they might be doing work such as welding after hours and when the park is closed this week.
  9. There was a blog post about The Vortex track pieces selling out. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/october/track-pieces-from-retired-Vortex-roller-coaster-go-on-sale-sell-out-fast The first and only comment on the post at the moment is "any chance of more of these?"
  10. Yeah I don't really have a problem with the eBay sales, mostly because these were not a gift or gratuity. In order to get one, someone had to actually go to the park and buy one. Add to this the fact that many of these will likely be purchased by other coaster enthusiasts around the country who did not have an opportunity to buy one otherwise. I applaud the park for their effort to make these available. I hope that they were pleased with the interest level and the results. I hope they and other parks will continue to do these sorts of things in the future. Kings Island is a w
  11. I'm happy for @Vortex1987. Thanks to @IceePirate for being so considerate.
  12. I'm sure they would look a lot better if mounted on a plaque. From the picture it looks like they are about 3 feet in length, that makes them a lot harder to display easily.
  13. I get the nostalgia, but those are some pretty ugly pieces of metal.
  14. I think full scale lighting packages are on the rise for coasters. Take a look a Monster at Adventureland or HangTime at Knott's Berry Farm as examples. There has been discussion lately about how Kings Island has great night rides. I think whenever the next coaster is added, that an extensive lighting package would be great; especially if it is in Vortex's spot where it can be seen easily from the midway.
  15. Seems somewhat indirectly related to French Quarter Confections which opened in a new building at Cedar Point this season.
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