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  1. This was my first thought but considering every other layout on the map is pretty much spot on, this seemed odd. This doesn’t resmemble the mystic tymbers layout in any way.
  2. Found this weird un-identified coaster layout in the park map on the mobile app (iOS). Place over by the picnic grove. Doesn’t resemble anything in the park from what I can tell.
  3. I know for a fact Kings Island does this with all of the trains in the off-season. They have an entire video that plays in the Festhaus & other locations. Sinclair University sponsors the clip and they show how the process is done to check stress fractures in all parts of the trains. They use some type of solution and UV light. It is actually very interesting.
  4. Seems like there could have been stress fractures in the steel that are pretty much undetectable to the naked eye. I would love to see a report when the last time the ride was completely taken apart and inspected (Similar to what KI does with Zephyr). This is usually when these type of things can be inspected properly. Note: I have zero background in ride maintenance or engineering so I could be wrong
  5. I don't know if we are still using spoiler tags at this point but I will just in case: Shed Spoilers
  6. So let me get this straight... You are mad because a guy added a simple joke or punch line about a previous ride in the park, during his normal spiel. Then to back up your claim, you state "He (referring to TTD spieler) didn't have to make up stats or do silly screaming stuff to energize the crowd". Which, forgive me if i'm wrong, the train guy didn't do at all. I think your just getting mad at something you really shouldn't be mad about.
  7. You have clearly never ridden the Jungle Cruise.
  8. When it comes to ROI, Kings Island would have to look at ROI on Spirit Song vs. a new ride. What in the long term will effect ticket sales. A weekend that is packed vs. a season with higher attendance. Whatever makes the yearly profit increase, will be the winner. I have faith removing Timberwolf & Congo & filling in that area with something better would have a much better ROI than keeping them.
  9. My thoughts: Best wooden coaster I've ridden. No doubt. Granted, I haven't traveled that much. But enough to classify it as best so far. As far as the shed, I appreciate the attention to detail. A little underwhelming, and over hyped. But better than a standard brake run. Overall, my favorite ride at Kings Island. Love it.
  10. I am hoping that MT will age well, considering most of the ride is low to the ground.
  11. I got in the park last night at about 7:30. I figured the lines would turn some people away towards the end of the night (which I must say worked out well for me). Rode Banshee as soon as I got to the park. Waited about 45 minutes for that. Got in line for MT at about 8:30pm. Walked off the ride at around 11:45pm. Looked like there was maybe only another half-hour wait behind me. My only complaint was I got about 4 different answers on wait time from 4 different associates while I was waiting. I mean, its no big deal because I'm sure most of them are new and really have no idea how long the wait is considering its a new ride. But I had a few tell me it was "only an hour" from inside the Crypt building... I obviously knew it wasn't an hour but random guests that don't know any better would be pretty mad. Not a bad day considering the way it looked when I walked in!
  12. My review: Simply fantastic. Kings Island has one of the best GCI's ever created. Shed was awesome but a little underwhelming. Overall I would rate it a 9.5/10, especially at night!
  13. I really wish they would invest in a resort similar to Hotel Breakers at CP. However, it probably won't happen any time soon. I would love to know what the occupancy percentages are during the summer at Great Wolf & the hotels surrounding. They could be holding out on it until most places reach a occupancy % they know they could benefit from. If you have no idea what I am talking about, here is an example. If a hotel is 90% full throughout the entire season, that basically means a new hotel could be built and it wouldn't empty out the other. Leaving more guests opportunities to book rooms, which = more people in the parks. I think Disney has a percentage rate somewhere around the 80% marker. That 80% is across all hotels they own, and that is when Disney knows to build a new resort. Cedar Fair might have an eye on this considering all the work they are doing at Cedar Point resorts. I assume Kings Island could follow this trend.
  14. A mod did request in a similar thread that out of respect for those that still want to view this forum, without worrying of spoilers, that we use spoiler tags for anything that could remotely spoil the ride and/or the shed. We should respect those wishes, however your safest bet if you do not want to know anything, is to completely get off here and social media in general. I have a feeling tomorrow it will be told at some point, somewhere.
  15. I typically set my expectations low whenever a new ride is released, that way I am blown away. After seeing this video I am more than excited to see what is in the shed. Can't wait for Friday!
  16. I say April 15th is fair game and spoiler tags for at least the first 3 weeks of operation. IMO its gonna be on social media April 14th anyway so it will be hard to police. If you really don't want to know then just go off the grid because it will be everywhere.
  17. It looks like it was a screen shot from a snap chat a few days ago.
  18. You sound like an amazing mother considering you are willing to do all of this for your daughter. As someone who grew up with a mother that did not ride rides (for health and size reasons), I can tell you first hand that just being in the park with her meant a lot to me and I cherish those memories even if she was waiting at the exit for me. I believe your daughter will just be happy that you are with her and spending time making memories. Don't stress yourself out, don't be embarrassed. Take what these fine folks above me have said and just remember your limits. If you want to try and see if it works then go for it! If not thats okay too. Some days I will just walk around the park and not ride anything. Enjoy your time. Oh, and Welcome to KIC!
  19. The Kings Island snapchat has been updated with video of Don talking about MT multiple times. Views of the station, mid course tunnel, and white water with water can be seen! As well as a little bit of the shed from far away. Looks like things are starting to wrap up!!
  20. That picture above I think was just to resemble the trains going up the lift since we are so close to opening day. Also this topic is being discussed here:
  21. It seems CF is using Rocky Mountain Construction to fix old, terrible wooden coasters in their parks. Or at least that is the current trend. I can hope for one to come to Kings Island at some point in the near future, but I just don't see it happening any time soon.
  22. I drove past the park last night and can confirm I witnessed the ride cycling at around 8:00pm EST. It looks amazing & the back row looks to be an incredible experience on the first drop. SO excited for April 14th!
  23. I would love to see Racer get RMC'd similar to Twisted Colossus, but it probably won't happen.
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