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  1. KIfan73

    No Trams

    Yeah, I know that now. At the time, I had zero knowledge of the business behind it.
  2. KIfan73

    No Trams

    I remember going to Kings Island the first season after Great Wolf Lodge opened. There was no doubt in my mind that there would be a special entrance into the park if you stayed at Great Wolf. I had it pictured near Top Gun (now The Bat). I was completely shocked to find that there wasn't one!
  3. MT wasn't running when I was there last Friday morning. Luckily, as I came out from lunch at MRB, it was testing, so I got in line. They called with the OK, so I got a ride on the 1st train of the day. Great ride, as always, but no effects. Definitely not quite as good. I might be the only one, but I think the shed is genius. I think it's one of the cleverest things ever put in at Kings Island. So many thoughtful details. I love the radio...I think it's the exact one that I still have from when I was a kid!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Check out this awesome 1972 video of Kings Island: https://www.wlwt.com/article/archives-heres-what-kings-island-looked-like-in-1972/26896337
  8. 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!!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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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