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  1. Gabe

    Decoding 2020

    I also went through that maze a couple of times as well. When I got there, it was close to pouring, but since they clear the park between closing and HHN, there are basically only a couple of indoor holding areas, which are a couple of the restaurants along the NY section of the park, which filled up fast. Once the park reopened, there was a long line for Poltergeist, but not for ST ironically. It began pouring, so by the time I made it under the overhang, about 20 minutes later (the maze was housed in a soundstage), I was soaked! It was worth it, however, because IMO, this was the best maze of the event, hands down. I found that the smaller mazes towards the back in temp Quonset huts (like Blumhouse) were just meh.
  2. Gabe

    Decoding 2020

    They had it last year as well. I went through it a couple of times. I thought it was really well done. It's in the front of the park, in the green space in front of their Universal Amphitheatre replica.
  3. HHN is def a lot of fun. I went last year on a Thursday in late Sept, and I'd put the crowd level at about a 5. I found that the mazes at the front of the park were better than those at the back, which were often housed in temp quonset huts. The big haunt last year was Stranger Things, which is back this year. It was pretty fun, as was Poltergeist, which was housed in one of the soundstages. I wanted to get through all the mazes, so I sprung for their Express Pass, but if you arrive early enough and hit the big mazes first, you shouldn't need one on most non weekend nights.
  4. Can someone refresh my memory on the gate price of gold pass bring a friend tics? I recall last year that if you bought these at the gate, they were around $42-43 total (no processing fee). Do they still offer these at the gate, or have they reverted to online-only sales for these tics? thanks!
  5. haha! I get that its his job to fluff up the article, but really, how many families are making memories inside that building? Outside-totally love the rehab and think it will make for fun photo ops. All of us know, though, that the theming long ago stopped at the door ;).
  6. From the article-"A place where families can come together and create memories while eating together or enjoying a show." Or, in reality, a bland food court filled with noisy people, dim lighting and loud blaring music on occasion.
  7. For starters, looks like the fencing around the fountain is being replaced with a masonry wall, which would fit in with the claim that guests will be able to get closer to the fountain than before. Of course, how long before someone(s), decide to jump what looks to be a low fence and into the fountains?
  8. This edition of the official KI blog has the answers. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2017/june/zicke-zacke-zicke-zacke-hoi-hoi-hoi?page=4
  9. I don't think a ride overlaid with VR is in the cards (Six Flags proved that the concept is clunky, at best), but a stand-alone VR game much like the Secrets of the Empire Star Wars VR experience at Disney Springs at WDW would be a nice addition. Having seen previews of the game there, I can say it's pretty awesome. It costs about $25 pp to play (there are some coupons out there, though) and it's been quite successful there. It could easily go into an existing building (the half of Boo Blasters formerly home to Carnevil, the former Action Theatre for example).
  10. Timing, as they say, is everything. Who just announced a new coaster? Who's filing the lawsuit? If you go back through these 232 pages, you'll see Hart and the Fair Board haven't exactly had cordial relations over the years. Though he may temporarily be gone from here, Terpy's posts on this subject are also very informative.
  11. one wonders whether the plaques sold after SOB's demo (currently sitting in some warehouse) will be replicated for Firehawk? Yours for only $99.99 (plus shipping).
  12. Agreed. It's only a "sale" if they advertise that the absolute lowest price for renewals is this weekend.
  13. In an interesting development, KI is having a "Flash Sale" in honor of Roller Coaster Day/Weekend. Renewals get a free FL+ tix plus the above noted perks; however, the catch is that the Fl+ is not valid on any Saturday or on 9/2 (Day before Labor Day). I've never seen the amount of discounting I've seen this year. I never thought the MT buzz would die down so fast. People were expecting a bigger coaster maybe, so today's announcement may placate them.
  14. Back when concerts were the norm there, the park offered a combo ticket. When I saw DD there for example, the price for the show and all day admission to the park was $59.99. They charged $39.99 just for the show, so the combo ticket was a big hit.
  15. It was actually a bit further back and to the left, roughly in the footprint of FH. if you were in the extended que for FOF, you could see it quite clearly. They ran about 2-3 tours an hour at its height.
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