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KIfan73 last won the day on January 25 2012

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  1. A few pics of Coney from a quick trip I took in 2009, for those not familiar:
  2. I went four, which is my new PR. It's about a three hour round trip for me. My goal next year is six.
  3. It's really nice now with Winterfest, the off-season can be much shorter now!
  4. Vortex pic I snapped Monday night
  5. OMG, just realized I recently passed another KIC milestone! My membership can get its learner's permit in a few months!
  6. How many coasters has Cedar Fair remodeled/rebranded? I should know this, but I honestly get confused as to which ones are new, and which ones are reboots.
  7. Here is my second submission from this summer. It is so strange that I felt the need to photograph Vortex this season, as there wasn't anything new about it. It's not the first time I've suddenly felt the urge to photograph something whose removal announcement followed soon after (swan lake, and the parking tolls come to mind). If I post any obscure pics next season, you might want to pay attention!
  8. First picture I ever took of Vortex: July 1992
  9. I searched and didn’t see a topic for this so hopefully there isn’t one already. I have not seen Viking Fury operating during any of my visits this year.. Was there today and it almost looks permanently closed. The fountain is off in the pond and everything. Anybody hear anything about this?
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    No Trams

    Yeah, I know that now. At the time, I had zero knowledge of the business behind it.
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    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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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