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  1. I just wanted to say thank you to those who have posted pictures of said topic. Kudos!
  2. The water for WWC is not drawn from the reservoir at all. The water naturally spills over into the lower portion of the ride via a small canal connected to the reservoir. (I once had my boat stuck in the canal and a ride operator had to use a long pole to push the boat back into queue just before the lift hill.) Pumps mounted on the top of the ride under the crows nest draw water from the basin below the lift hill. The reservoir is a holding tank during nightly shutdown when the pumps are switched off and water, through gravity, flows to the base of the ride until the pumps are switched back on. If the ride is ever randomly closed the usual culprit is a pump had failed and doesn't allow enough water to travel in the trough to allow for safe operation.
  3. Has anyone taken a picture of WWC's reservoir from the train?
  4. So I was thinking.. Kings Island's oldest water attraction-Race For Your Life Charlie Brown is now 43 years old. (If you don't count the 2001 remodel), Then White Water Canyon-it will be 26 years old. Lastly- Congo Falls (nee' Amazon Falls) is 23 years old. Who thinks it is high time for a new water attraction within the main park? These rides are aging (slowly but surely) and will be needing replaced. Yes we are getting Soak City for 2012 but what about those who don't want to venture into that area? Any ideas, people?
  5. It was May 1996. I was in the 3rd grade. All of the students who had perfect attendance for the year (all of 3-including me) had their names raffled off for a 1996 Paramount's Kings Island Season Pass. Never expected to win. Never won anything before.Last day of school my name was called, I picked it up and have been infatuated ever since. Studied the park since. Collected EVERYTHING, even have a few fact sheets (more like books) on quite a few rides present and past..information I never thought I was entitled to. I.E.- Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal's show water pump horsepower, voltage of main drive belts, pumps, etc. I became the die hard Kings Island nerd.
  6. Perhaps another stand up? Or does everyone think it is a bit passe'? Or a high capacity? Or a drop coaster? Or a coaster that does your laundry and clean your oven? (before anyone jumps me, it is a joke.)
  7. As some of you may have heard, in years past Paramount and Cedar Fair have not been successful in selling CGA off as use for parking space. The park seems to be landlocked and no new attractions are being added for the 2011 season. Does anyone have any insight as to what is going on with California's Great America?
  8. #1 - Magnum XL-200 (McSalsa) #2 - Super Himalaya (KIfan1980) #3 - Maverick (HTCO) #4 - Wicked Twister (TH13TEEN) #5 - Raptor (thekidd33) #6 - Mantis (TylerRider) #7 - Top Thrill Dragster (jcgoble3) #8 - Millennium Force (TombRaiderFTW) #9 - Power Tower (Corn4head) #10 - Skyhawk (muppetfan1999) #11 - Gemini (Airtimeluvr) #12 - Blue Streak (PhantomTheater) #13 - MaXair (beastfan26) #14 - Johnny Rockets (rcfreak339) #15 - Iron Dragon (TG93) #16 - Disaster Transport (Ogrmac) #17 - WindSeeker (Coney Islander) #18 - Mean Streak (LordSkippy) #19- WildCat (Unrealsk8er) #20 - Sky Ride (Jasper) #21 - Cedar Creek Mine Ride (DiamondbackCMH #22 - Corkscrew (stephatron) #23 - Cedar Downs Racing Derby (XGatorHead 8904) #24- Shoot The Rapids (dustyj1986)
  9. Perhaps it is just me. I believe CF will continue to go on the path they are on right now with introducing an attraction AND a facelift. Rivertown/Diamondback in 2009, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill/Planet Snoopy in 2010, WindSeeker/Coney Mall in 2011... Question is..what pairing will be next? I personally would like to see International Street given a facelift. New pavers, concrete sidewalks again (if not raised, at least flat to suggest a sidewalk). Along with lamps/hanging baskets, international flags, revamped fountains and seating options, new store(s) with a european flavor as well as new paint for all the international buildings and possibly the Eiffel Tower. New color maybe? What do you all think?
  10. I totally forgot there used to be a pond over there too! Yea... this looks more like Kings Dominion with Rebel Yell and Lake Charles in the background. Our flight commander was located directly in front of The Racer.
  11. So WCPO Cincinnati reports that Kings Island experienced a massive power outage around 6p.m. July.4th, 2010 Does anyone have any insight as to what caused this power outage, what (if any) rides/attractions were damaged or in anyone was injured. If you were at the park today and experienced this power outage, please share.
  12. Have a question for former/current Kings Island employees. I was honarbly discharged from the Navy. My rate (or job) was Machinist Mate. I recently applied for the Maintenance-General position. Anyone here ever worked this position? And if so-what are some pointers for interviewing? Should I bring copies of my DD-214 (Military Release Paper) and certifications?
  13. HAHA! Yea and the flask Julia Child was always clutching was vegetable oil... ...toothpick holders...
  14. SWEET! Let's all (ages 21 and up) toast a shot to White Water Canyon! By the way coasterfreak-love your profile picture. I have a dachshund as well-his name is Pupsen.
  15. That is one thing that I never understood about the parks-the taking of pictures from other parts to reflect the park before you. I suppose in the end it is still a business and I am sure that costs play into the greater scheme of things. I remember a time (not too long ago) when Kings Island offered a generous choice of FOUR water rides. (the then) Kings Mills Log Flume, Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal, (the then) Amazon Falls and White Water Canyon. Anyone going North this season to check out CP's "Shoot the Rapids"? Is it just me or does this Intamin attraction seem it would be just *perfect* for Kings Island? http://www.intaminworldwide.com/iag/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=33 Perhaps it's just me but I believe in the formula of every 4 coasters-you should install a new water attraction. This gives me an idea to start a new thread. ANYHOW! Happy 26th O.S./25th Birthday White Water Canyon!!
  16. Yea- I know what you mean. If you want to talk "dirty" water-anyone recall Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal? Don't get me wrong-I loved this ride. On the other hand-the last few years of it's operation it was a hot mess. Oh the picture above, standbyme, with the people in the raft-that photo was taken at Kings Dominion. Only way I could tell was that the font on the raft was Kings Dominion's. I heard the one there blows.. Never been there myself (hopefully go this year!) so I won't put a stamp of approval or dissapproval on their White Water Canyon just yet. ANYONE have any photos of WWC's reservoir drained for off-season? I'd REALLY love to see those! -dustyj1986 celebrating my 14th year visiting the park in 2010
  17. 2010 marks White Water Canyon's 25th Birthday. Installed for the 1985 operating season this ride has assured "You will get wet. You may get soaked". This post is a hat's off to Kings Island's 3rd water attraction. Share your pictures, stories or plans to take part of this attraction's 25th Birthday!
  18. Yea..Call me lame. Sky Ride.
  19. So we all know that Kings Island's Oktoberfest themed area was never large to begin with. Also, with the re-theming of oktoberfest bier gartens to bubba gump's shrimp shack in the paramount years...it depleted it even more. So what's next? The only ride in this area is Viking Fury (Installed for the 1982 season) and even then it doesn't compare with other similar rides that go an entire 360 degrees. Not to mention the Bier Garten Lake is the only one left in the entire park. Does anyone have an idea of what may happen to this area-if anything? What would you guys like to see happen? -Dustin
  20. Does anyone have any photos of any of the water rides present and past during their construction? If so, if you could post them that would be fabulous. THANKS IN ADVANCE!
  21. Oh. how thrilling. yea, time for a new revamped coney mall... it's borderline depressing anymore.
  22. I agree, a water coaster would be nice, but I am betting a new log flume will not be coming anytime soon. Especially since KI removed it's other log flume (for those that don't remember, it was where Crypt is at today.) Anybody remember its name? There might have been reasons that some on here know about why it was removed. I always liked that one, it was a long and fun ride! Has a park installed a 4 person log flume in recently? Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal first introduced in 1973 no 4 person log flumes, just the 20 person capacity Congo Falls
  23. fully agree with you coasterfreak45 I mean a new water ride doesn't have to be the main sole new attraction for the year.. just an addition.
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