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KIfan73

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KIfan73 last won the day on January 25 2012

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  1. It was so nice for the first couple seasons when RHoFG first opened to sit down and be waited on (I usually sat at the bar and got great service) during a visit to KI. It just must be terribly difficult to sustain that type of service.
  2. Where else can I go and experience something that hasn't changed since I was a kid? Most of my old schools are torn down, stores I visited are almost all closed, and I can't visit my childhood home. But, I can go ride The Racer. It was there in the 70's when I visited as a toddler. Rode it with friends in college, through times of various jobs, and can go ride it today. I can go ride the first "big" coasters that I got on almost 30 years ago, and that I rode on dates 20 years ago. I can walk by the fountains and look at the Eiffel Tower that my mom and aunt experienced before I was born. Kings Island is literally one of the very few places where you can still go and re-visit the decades of your life.
  3. I'm going to give the park the benefit of the doubt that they knew what they were doing with the Int'l Street renovations. The Royal Fountains are a HUGE part of the park's identity and it was a massive risk to make any substantial change to them.
  4. Check out this awesome 1972 video of Kings Island: https://www.wlwt.com/article/archives-heres-what-kings-island-looked-like-in-1972/26896337
  5. First Mystic Timbers, then Winterfest, followed by return of antique autos, IS being refurbished, and now this?? I really feel like I'm dreaming, just unbelievable. Bravo, bravo!!
  6. Reminds me of an old saying on here: "Things are a lot more like they are now than when I got here". Actually, none of this is new. Kings Island is the hot senior girl, and KIC is the nerdy freshman boy. She calls the shots and tells us when and where and if we can call her. Sure, we could break up, but she's holding all the cards.
  7. If one of the purposes of having a "kids area" at an amusement park is to create lifelong customers, there hasn't been anything in that building that's gotten that job done in a long time.
  8. That would be a good theory for the tree removal. That could add a really cool vibe to IS at night, during any part of the season.
  9. I was talking to a friend about the IS makeover (she's not even really a Kings Island "enthusiast"). She thinks they're probably going to do video projections onto the buildings. Might be kind of cool for both WF and Haunt.
  10. Still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that something so cool is coming to a spot that has been so neglected for over 25 years.
  11. I wonder if a majority of the parts are for older rides whose parts at one time were possibly cutting-edge, but are easily reproduced now. Sort of like all the reproduction parts now available for older cars.
  12. Since I have about a three hour round trip when I visit Kings Island, I always try to keep it "safe" to limit the chances of getting something bad. I usually stick with cheese pizza that's just come from the oven. Maybe not 100%, but it would be hard to mess that up.
  13. Just thought this would be a good place to share a pic of International Street that my uncle took in 1972.
  14. I remember it absolutely crushing my ears when it first opened, very painful. It was really an immersive experience, though, much like Top Gun and Days of Thunder. You really forgot where you were.
  15. So nostalgic nowadays to watch a group of people (especially a group of parents) participating in an event without dozens of iPhones being held up in the air.
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