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    Oktoberfest Discussion

    Exactly. Most of the infrastructure is still there and that's the hard part when creating this sort of ambiance. Love to see them take advantage.
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    Things KI Can Do For Money

    Speaking of- What is the consensus on the Iron Dragon VR at CP? When I went up this year the line was too long for an unknown quantity (whereas I night time ride on MF is always a win). Seems like it could be awesome if done well.
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    Newly Themed Area?

    They should make the whole area Octoberfest/Black Forest. Action Zone doesn't have the shade or ambiance as it stands, but that could be changed. I'd love to see Drop Tower painted with Bavarian diamonds like a gigantic maypole.
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    Things KI Can Do For Money

    I'd pay an up-charge for a super-immersive, low capacity VR ride. Along with your massage idea, a flavored oxygen bar would be pretty cool.
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    Oktoberfest Discussion

    This should be a major priority. There needs to be an increased amount of Gemütlichkeit throughout the entire area. With more mature trees and shade, this is totally doable. As mentioned, re-Germanize the Festhaus and lakeside beer garden. More German food options. Roving bands..at very least German music on the speakers. Sling Shot can go-and use the area behind it. Oktoberfest should be a refuge where you can relax either in the shade or in the AC of the Festhaus and grab a bite and a beer and enjoy some music in a comfortable, beautiful setting. I'd turn the food and beer operations of Festhaus and the beer garden totally over to Hoffbrahaus if they'd do it.
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    International Street Discussion

    It could use some updates, but keep the trees
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    Rename the Rides!

    I will always call it The Beastie..that's what my 6 and 4 year old call it too
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    Biggest Cosmetic Change

    Action Zone and how Diamondback transformed the lake by The Beast line
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    The Beast vs Mystic Timbers

    Ride experience is debatable, but the expansive layout/footprint of The Beast, plus 2 lift hills is what makes Beast an absolute classic.
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    What really BUGS me.

    Nah..CF has given us 2 awesome coasters...I'll roll with them. Bugs never bother me at CP and we're fortunate to have that park only a few hours north. I don't go to parks to eat, and if I have to there's no shortage of passable fair.
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    Things Paramount got right/wrong

    @Joshua Valid points. I guess it all just felt a bit forced. The movie cliches are fine...the idea of the old haunted timber company or some other mythology are great. I love the backstory of Steel Vengeance/Maverick, etc. Just always seemed like with Paramount the movies forced very specific theming. I'll also admit, a huge part of my frustration with IJ was the botched opening. Waited in line forever, then they said I needed a special ticket, then they said no more tickets would be given out that day..it was horrible. Then several visits later when I finally rode it, I was mad at myself for getting all worked up over a marginal ride. I realize that my personal gripes will likely keep me from giving Paramount any due credit-but that's just how it struck me at the time.
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    Things Paramount got right/wrong

    Just personal opinion, but I felt the movie theming cheapened everything. Themed rides and areas of the park should stand on their own-not be based on some separate universe. Also hated all the TVs in the queues. While FoF was (and still is) great, the SoB was a mess. To me, the Italian Job summed up the PKI era: A wonky eyesore that disrupted the feel of the park with an obnoxious amount of movie themed fluff for a ride that is underwhelming. MTVs The Grind was epic though-I'll give them that
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    Haunt Expectations

    Saturday was the most crowded I've ever seen the park
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    By 2035 Kings Island Will Have What?

    The legacy of The Beast and the SoB will be built upon with 2 huge new additions: -A ground up RMC that is everything the SoB was supposed to be. -A metal giga that snakes through the woods, has 2 lift hills, fits into the natural terrain, and whose track is largely hidden from sight
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    No Day At Kings Island Is Complete Without...

    Visiting the Don Quixote statue