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  1. @KingDingDong..I totally understand and would never see it as purely transactional. Still, it is a pretty open invitation and a very cool gesture.
  2. I really don't care if I'm on the first train. My question is: If I raise $150 do I get 3 hrs of rides?
  3. It's all relative. Pizza tastes better at the park when you're starving. Beer tastes better on a hot day at the ball park (which is why you'll pay $10 for one), etc. Personally, La Rosa's doesn't really do it for me that much anymore in the park or from a store (the novelty of super-sweet sauce wore off for me years ago). But for many, LaRosa's is just as much as part of the park as blue ice cream etc. and no lack of quality will change their preference.
  4. I'd support any and all cross promotion among local teams but I'd say the Reds may be the most universally accepted among the local teams in terms of the KI attendees. Cincy folks are weird towards OSU--even though KI is well on the way to Cbus. Even without the Bengals recent suckage, I always see Browns, Colts and Squeeler gear at KI as well. The Clones and FCC are great but I wouldn't call them regional presences. TLDR: I'd love to see more of this but KI populace =/= Cincy sports fans
  5. It was awesome. My son barely missed 48'' at the tail-end of 2018, but was good to go by spring. It totally re-invented our park trips and he fell in love with Vortex especially but it was great to ride Beast with him for the 40th as well as the others--he even does Drop Tower which is impressive for a 7 year old IMO. In August, we went to Holiday World even though I was a little hesitant since my daughter wasn't 48'' yet. A little creative footwear and some friendly measuring got her 48'' which means we could all ride together as a family. We went right to The Voyage and that ended up being her first big coaster--and she loved it! Had an amazing few days there and enjoyed the rest of the year at KI with both kids being able to ride. My last ride on The Vortex was my daughter's first (and only) which was a poetic way to close the book on that ride.
  6. Preaching to the choir my dude--100% onboard with this. Soak City could use love too-but IMHO would need a massive re-do to make it attractive. Huge crowds, acres upon acres of scorching pavement, and massive lines because they don't open every slides even with the water on.
  7. I believe the point is that 'giga' is a simplified statistical category that several coasters qualify for-while in reality every coaster is unique. Orion will be a ride experience unlike any other coaster anywhere--Dippin Dots taste the same here as they do anywhere.
  8. I'm in. Going to take some time and tree growth to shape into the shady charm of the existing area but this is a great start. In addition to re-themes of existing rides, I'd love some more flats (esp. a screaming swing) and more shady comfortable spaces to chill and have food and beer. That whole tented area could be a semi-enclosed bier garden with a mini-bandstand. There'd need to be cream puffs as well.
  9. Crazy, I thought it might be SBNO for a bit
  10. Blue & orange, and classy AF--definitely a 'retro' space age feel
  11. The older I get, the more I value the theming. And yes, I'll blame Paramount for the wholesale de-theming. I-street is still awesome, and I'd say coney mall has held up well. Rivertown could use some sprucing up-and Octoberfest definitely needs an infusion.
  12. Recently re-discovered this ride with my kids hitting 48'' this year. Gotta say I love the setting and the ride itself. It's unique and great for kids and that first sequence is pretty intense if it's your first ride of the day. I hope it hangs around for a while. All that said, that terrain back there would be perfect for a Beast-like RMC if they wanted to re-purpose the station.
  13. Looks steep AF! I don't know about the other elements but that first drop into the huge wave turn will be off the chain.
  14. I'd always been salty about the long wait, but I love the ride itself. It's a bit rough, but great for a once or twice per visit ride. I especially love where it rips around the perimeter low and fast.
  15. Sure they do-But much of the sentiment from the GP on social media when they announced it was in the veins of: 'No loops-lame!' 'Just like Diamondback-boooring' 'I hate roller coasters, they need more family rides' 'No way I'd wait 5 hours to ride that thing' etc., etc. With social media coverage you open yourself up for criticism as much as promoting your project. If I was KI, I'd sit back and let the actual ride knock people's socks off when it arrives.
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