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silver2005

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    I am a resident of Cincinnati, about 40 minutes from Kings Island, which, I try to visit 5-10 times a year. Big fan of coasters and amusement parks in general. I currently attend the University of Cincinnati seeking a degree in psychology. I was a 9 year member of the Bearcat Bands playing alto and tenor saxophone and I still try to play with the UC Community Band and other groups. I'm a big time music nut. I'm a bit of a sports fan, I get into most movies, and little bits of about everything. I am now a current employee at the Delhi Township Skyline.

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  1. I think the average park goer wants more than a one trick pony kind of coaster. Sure, TTD and Kindga Ka were big back in the day, but I feel tastes have changed especially with the likes of RMC and Mack being more inventive with element designs and having more meat in a layout and theming is more of a thing people want/expect. With the price you'd pay for a TTD clone, you could get a few other rides combined, basically boiling down to ROI. Intamin has so far been the only manufacture to even think about going 400 ft and not many are willing to go with them, though they are very slowly coming back. And I simply don't see the others trying to go for it.
  2. I don't think we'll see a coaster topping 400 ft again for a while, if ever.
  3. One thing I've been noticing about the school groups in terms of cutting is that they'll have a small group get in the line and the larger part of the group will show up later and move in. I saw a heavy dose of that on the Friday of Coasterstock, both in food lines and ride lines.
  4. Update- 1. Its taken me a bit long to look for a job (personal reasons), so I may have to cut out the Gatlinburg part entirely. I will make up for it by doing Thrills in the Hills next summer. Due to that, I may invert the trip and start with Carowinds and work my way back to VA (going from the furthest point and then making my way back to Cincy). I may also be more likely to do either Carowinds' or KD's water park as well. 2. I will be posting my Holiwood Nights and KK TR's here.
  5. ^That's not Photoshopped?
  6. I just thought of a use for the old fountain pedestals- extend the lazy river in Soak City and make a near replica to pass by.
  7. ^Which is your excuse to be able to swim in them. #nextlevelfountainert
  8. ^^I know that, but it'd be a fun way to rename it IMO. Even if it isn't renamed, Flight of Fear has a good story line to play off of. I'm not sure we'd get a full fledged video for the new one like FoF, but with how Mystic Timbers was handled, there are certainly creative ways to do it.
  9. With the rumor that Flight of Fear being renamed, could we see some sort of joint combined theming between the 2? Maybe something that let's them play off one another?
  10. I believe that post just gave pianoman a new goal in life.
  11. With SOB hype and construction going on while they debuted.
  12. I honestly hope after this, KI moves away from building new coasters at the rate they've been. I'd like to see some more creative flats or a decent dark ride, spruce up the non-coaster line up.
  13. Does anything confirm what the building is between FoF and Racer?
  14. Good to see the River City Band back in action.
  15. I remember early 90's KI, but mostly HB Land. I don't think I ever rode the monorail or ventured much in the adult side unless it was watching my dad ride King Cobra and Vortex. I got scared on a few of the rides, like Beastie and Enchanted Voyage. Really didn't like coasters and dark rides for a while in the early days. Riding the KIMVRR made up for it and I could handle both the log flumes a-okay. A lot of good memories on the original Tiques as well. Beast was incredibly horrific to me on my first ride as I got taller and I also didn't take a liking to Adventure Express. I also was iffy on Racer (both woodies still had buzz bars at that time), though I made it okay and I only rode forwards at first. Then I discovered Top Gun. I was hooked instantly and I eventually conquered my fears of the other big coasters. I got my first Vortex ride and first Beast night ride (which was my 2nd ride overall on Beast) back to back on one of the 11 pm closings during the PKI days. That was easily my favorite KI visit. Back in those days since there were less rides, The Vortex queue would stretch past Dodgems and Beast would wind its way past the Rivertown side of Tiques (about as far back as the Backlot launch track). Flight of Fear was routinely 90 minutes-2 hours long. KC had quite the waits, too. I also miss the Cool Zone in The Beast queue.
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