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  1. IndyGuy4KI

    Holiday World 2019

    They replaced about 400ft of track last year. It was the full structure too, not just the top layer.
  2. Something old is new again at Kings Island for the 2019 season! Relax in a Model T Ford next to The Racer coaster in Coney Mall! KICentral is very excited to have the antique cars returning to make more memories with families and friends. KIC would love to hear what are you thoughts on this new addition! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/rides/kings-mills-antique-autos .
  3. IndyGuy4KI

    Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

    As we get started with 2018 in just a few days, lets start a thread for the new Coney BBQ and other food offerings at KI this year. With Chef Major coming in, it is very exciting what 2018 will bring for Kings Island in their foods department. To get the thread started, here is a few pictures that KI sent us as a sneak peak of the new Coney BBQ restaurant. The restaurant looks great and I am very excited to try out the new offerings this season! What about you?
  4. No, it will stay on the South side of The Racer.
  5. IndyGuy4KI

    Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

    Got the Mac N Cheese Bar yesterday. I enjoyed it, and the portions were on par. I do hope they bring back the Alfredo sauce with the Pesto and BBQ. Other than that is was very good.
  6. Kings Island has announced that Firehawk will be the coaster leaving the park at the end of the 2018 season. On October 26 – 28, 2018. 11 years, 5 months and two days from its Kings Island opening date, Firehawk will take its last flight ever as Kings Island will bury Firehawk! After Cedar Fair purchased Kings Island from Paramount in 2006, Firehawk was the first coaster that Cedar Fair installed into the park in 2007. Firehawk was not a new coaster though, Firehawk was previously installed as X-Flight in 2001 at Geauga Lake which closed in 2007. Firehawk was manufactured by Vekoma and its removal will reopen 5.5 acres of land. More info about Firehawk along with construction photos and more can be found here: https://kicentral.com/rides/firehawk/ Type of Coaster Steel - Flying Manufacturer Vekoma Model Flying Dutchman Lift/launch system Chain Lift Hill Height 115 ft. (35 m.) Length 3,340 ft. (1,020 m.) Speed 50 mph (80 kmh) Inversions 5 Max Vertical Angle 33 degrees G-force 4.3 Heigh Restriction 40-80 in. (137-203 cm) Trains 2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train. We don't know what the future holds for the area occupied by Firewhawk now, but the X-Base area of Coney Mall is the last area that has not been refreshed since Cedar Fair purchased the park. Could it be that they have big plans for that area of the park with its removal? A look back at Firehawk 2007 - 2018. 20180518_153811.mp4 FH new.mp4 FH new.mp4 Tell us your thoughts about the park removing Firehawk and your memories of the ride!
  7. IndyGuy4KI

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    That usually comes a few days before the event.
  8. New construction photos. Looks like we might be ready for the path to be laid.
  9. After weeks of spirited voting, Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt has been named the Best Theme Park Halloween Event in the country. The USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award was officially announced Friday (today) at noon. The park would like to thank everyone who voted for Kings Island and remind them that there are only three weekends left to experience the annual event this year. For a complete list of winners and more information on the contest, visit: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-theme-park-halloween-event/
  10. IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I like the purple and black! Thanks for everyone who has been posting these. I enjoy seeing them.
  11. IndyGuy4KI

    Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

    Last weekend I forgot my card and used my phone all day long for entry, meal plan, drink plan, and discounts on purchases. Worked like a charm!
  12. IndyGuy4KI

    USA Today Names KI Best Haunt

    We were ranked like 14th in the voting when haunt started. We came a very long way since then.
  13. IndyGuy4KI

    Rest In Pieces Firehawk

    Welcome to KIC @Kings Island Fanboy! Please use this existing thread on the forums to talk about Firehawk. Thanks!
  14. IndyGuy4KI

    Holiday World 2019

    So they focus on food offering for 2019. Interesting!
  15. IndyGuy4KI

    Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

    For clarification on this: this thread is for food service experiences. We do not want anyone posting names of employees. Please take that info to Guest Services only. Thank You!
  16. IndyGuy4KI

    Kings Island: 50 Years of Memories Documentary Film

    It looks like you are off to a great start with your teaser video Brian! I can not wait to see the final product. Best of luck with your project and keep us updated along the way.
  17. IndyGuy4KI

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    Don't forget to be watching the KIBlog closely for details about a behind the scenes tour of Firehawk. To be fair for the limited spots available for the tour, we will not be posting the link on here for the sign up. This is your only reminder!
  18. IndyGuy4KI

    Kentucky Kingdom

    It is also nice to understand their vision of why the park is set up with the water park in the middle. I still am not a fan of that parks layout, but can appreciate what they were going for originally.
  19. Paging @Dane He might be interested.
  20. IndyGuy4KI

    Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    Although cool, I could not imagine the cost of that licensing.
  21. IndyGuy4KI

    No Day At Kings Island Is Complete Without...

    It is really hard for me to be at the park and not been acknowledged by someone at this point. So, answer one would be talk to another KIC member at the park. Second, would be to get a ride on Mysti! (Bonus: Get the tree in the shed.)
  22. A new article about boosting attendance in 2019. https://www.toledoblade.com/business/Stock-Market/2018/10/04/Cedar-Fair-unveils-plan-to-increase-its-revenue/stories/20181004148 The last part of the article was most intriguing to me. A new trend in attractions is the use of virtual reality with rides, but Mr. Zimmerman said the company has tried that and found it wanting. “We did put it on two different coasters. Operationally, it was very cumbersome,” the CEO said. Worse, it didn’t attract additional consumer demographic groups and it required more employees. So rather than continue with virtual reality, Mr. Zimmerman said Cedar Fair plans to experiment more with augmented reality — adding digital elements to a live setting. An example would be the popular Pokemon Gogame where virtual characters are seen while looking through a phone. “Augmented reality has a much lower cost point,” the CEO said. “We will play with that more than with virtual reality at this point.”
  23. We will not see one. The park has said there is no need for one. I personally like the mystery. We will start to see it take shape at Winterfest.
  24. IndyGuy4KI

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I would vote for track that color at KI. @Hawaiian Coasters 325 we need a concept in that color!
  25. IndyGuy4KI

    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    I posted this several pages back. Be watching the blog really close!