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KIfan73 last won the day on January 25 2012

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  1. KIfan73

    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    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.
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    International street makeover

    Just thought this would be a good place to share a pic of International Street that my uncle took in 1972.
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    Face Your Fears (Flight of Fear 1996 commercial)

    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.
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    Nickelodeon Mess-A-Mania 1995

    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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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    I would also like to add that Coney BBQ was another fantastic addition. It is a beautiful structure (inside and out), and the way its design makes it look like it's always been there was a nice touch. Great how they added the rear seating area and tied it into Tower Gardens; it really spruced that area up nicely.
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    International street makeover

    Since they already completely clear the shops out to prepare for Winterfest, and then again before restocking for the next season, I would not be surprised to see some remodeling done inside the shops while they're empty. They could use it, they're pretty dated.
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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    After all of these years of being a Kings Island fan, the last few seasons have been like a dream come true. It's as if Kings Island personally asked me what I'd like done with the park, and they did it. First, it was Mystic Timbers. Winterfest Antique Cars returning Remodel of IS. Not that this was an area that I felt needed a remodel particularly, but after hearing about it, I am really, really excited.
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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Shocking how different IS looks right now compared to when I was there just 18 days ago! This is extremely exciting news!
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    International street makeover

    Wow! Never saw this coming! Between this and the return of the Antique Cars, this will be quite the memorable season!
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    Finally made it to Winterfest last night. Turned out to be a great night. They did a really great job with it again this year. Atmosphere is amazing. Ate dinner in the International Restaurant again this year. Single best experience of Winterfest, in my opinion. I realized last night one of the best things about visiting this late in the year, is that it won't be long until the park is open again!
  11. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2017/april/the-legend-of-fess-parker...-in-northern-kentucky https://www.bcpl.org/cbc/doku.php/frontier_worlds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fess_Parker "Parker became interested in opening a Davy Crockett-themed amusement park. In the late 1960s, he optioned land in northern Kentucky at the confluence of Interstates 71 and 75, with the intention of building Frontier World. However, when the Taft Broadcasting Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, began building Kings Island Amusement Park in nearby Mason, Ohio, less than a 2-hour drive from Parker's site, financing for Parker's venture dried up."
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    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    With it being FH's last day, here are some photos of it taken on on June 12, 2007, a few weeks after it opened :
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    Future plans for Firehawk's station discussion

    I vote for the wine and cheese salad bar!
  14. I wouldn't expect Vortex to removed to make room for something like Antique Cars, but was thinking perhaps that the placement of them was a clue. Either way, we won't have to speculate much longer!
  15. Don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the spot chosen for the new Antique Cars would seem to add a lot of congestion in that area if Vortex were to remain open. Are they planning on a reduction of congestion in that area by the time they open next spring?