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  1. Why aren't you posting your TR?

  2. Below are the questions selected and the answers for Monday's 5@5 mailbag: Austin Benton – i noticed on the international cam..there is what appears to be a huge pile of dirt...what is it for and on Diamondback cam i noticed some new black things by the station...are they for the light show thing? Austin, the pile of dirt you noticed on the International Street webcam is for the brick pavers that we’ve been replacing the black asphalt with. If we’re both looking at the same thing through the Diamondback webcam, those will be used as part of the new nighttime light show, Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular, which begins May 29. ------------------------------ Bruce E. Knolle Jr. – On Sunday I noticed one of the full time Managers, his gold name tag said Don, in the Coney Mall with a guy filming the bumper cars with a large TV like camera. Then they went toward the Monster and interviewed a couple other guests. What was they were doing and what will this footage be used for? A station in Indianapolis was at the park for a story on a high school violinist with a unique connection to Kings Island. The subject of the story no only took up the violin he became a serious musician and is now one of the premiere young violinists in Indiana. His music talent helped earn him a full ride scholarship to Indiana University. His story began several years ago when he joined the orchestra after the music teacher promised they could visit Kings Island. ------------------------------ Travis Nuss – what is your favorite old roller coaster? ex. The Bat, king cobra etc. The Bavarian Beetle. My brother, sister and I had some great times riding that coaster in the 1970s. ------------------------------ Faith Gendron – We are coming to the park this summer and I want to ride the Diamondback I was wondering where is the best to ride in the back or front? The trains on Diamondback feature open-air, stadium-style seating which offer riders an unobstructed view of the ride as you snake your way around 5,282 feet of track at speeds up to 80 miles per hour! I prefer to sit in the second or second to last seats on Diamondback, on the right hand side. There’s an abundance of airtime from every seat on the train. ------------------------------ . David McPeak – If you could add any coaster to the park, from what manufacturer would you choose? I think we need another Werner Stengel coaster from Intamin, a Mega-Lite like Maverick in the Octoberfest section of the park Based on the popularity of Diamondback and my own ride experiences on roller coasters, I’d go with B&M. Every B&M coaster I’ve ridden has been thrilling and enjoyable.
  3. Ya everybody at my school calls it Snoopy Land........some people really just say whatever. Haha. Comment from link above on facebook
  4. Welcome to KIC but... http://www.KICentral.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21229&hl=Things%20tat%20have%20changed&st=0
  5. Answers for Friday's 5@5 mailbag below: Stan Byme - Do you know of an amusing story about those huge stuffed Coney Mall prizes...such as someone not being able to get it into their car? You see a lot of funny or odd things at the park during a summer. I would watch that reality show. One of the strangest I saw last year was a very heavy set woman riding a motorized wheelchair. Tied to the back of it was a giant stuffed tiger in the clear bag. Riding on top of the bagged Tiger being dragged down I-Street were her kids. Not what I expected to see at the time. ------------------------------ Derrike Marksberry - Is there any chance that sometime in the relative future X-Base will officially be deemed a separate area, such as coney mall and rivertown are? That section of the park has expanded and there is plenty of room to continue in that direction but I’m not sure it would ever not be considered part of Coney Mall. ------------------------------ Brad Perdue - I would love to see some KI logo'ed Polo's in the shops. Not sure if I have mised them, but I have not seen any yet this season. Can I request that polo's be considered as an item avaliable for sale I was in the Reds gift shop on Wednesday and was impressed by their Polo offerings. I left my $85 in the car so I didn’t get one but they were nice. I will mention this to our merch director tomorrow. He’s been around a long time and I’m sure he’d be selling them if they were popular enough. ------------------------------ Scott Littleton - Is it possible to include menus and/or prices on the website for the food options at Kings Island? It would really help in my budgeting of trips this year. We did have the menu for each location listed last year. I wasn’t sure if that was helpful at all so we went more generic this year but adding it back is easy to do. http://www.visitkingsisland.com/public/park/dining/index.cfm ------------------------------ Nick Mahoney I was looking at the park map awhile ago and noticed Adventure Express is rated 5 and Drop Tower is rated a 4 why is this? Manufacturer recommendation on Adventure Express and Drop Tower. A ride like Drop Tower may be more thrilling, but AE has twists and turns and pulls more negative g’s. ------------------------------
  6. Woo! Racer is now 2 votes above Lightning Racer!
  7. That is an awesome avatar!

  8. I am not sure how, but my grandpa knows the engineer that is in that last picture.
  9. http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/park/rides/water/shoot_the_rapids/
  10. Another late one. Sorry. Answers for Saturday's 5@5 Mailbag: Travis Nuss - what ride would you bring back from the past? i think king cobra That would certainly be a good one to bring back. For my money, the Antique Cars can’t be beat. Tim Brown - You said first priority is safety so I have a safety question. In 2009 the metal detectors were not being used all the time. Will they be running consistantly this year and why were they shut off during parts of last year? I assumed it was for a good reason like a maintenance issue or the cost of powering them. One time the detectors caught a pocket knife I forgot I had on me (and intended to leave in the car) and it made me feel that much more safe at the park. Thanks Our entrance procedure has been modified over the years and the overall plan involves much, much more than just the metal detectors. There are no maintenance or power cost issues. We may use them every day or we may use them randomly. Those decisions are made and adjusted on an ongoing basis. Daniel Bruington Why are the lights on inside the tunnels of The Beast and Backlot Stunt Coaster? It really takes away from the rides...especially at night (which is what The Beast is 'known' for). I honestly don’t know the answer to this but since you’ve been patient I will make sure to ask someone in the morning. I can see your point for sure. Bruce E Knolle Jr Why is Action Theater not listed anywhere on the KI website? It's not listed rides or even under shows. Oversight. Nothing more. We were waiting on the decision for that film when the site was launched and never went back to add it. I will make sure this is added tomorrow. Thanks. And thanks for the picture you sent today. Jennifer Farmer Dent We went on Boo Blaster on opening day and my 3 year old son was a bit freaked out by the skeletons. He refused to ride again. Then, we got him to ride again yesterday and as previously stated above the skeletons were off. As asked, was this just a daily malfunction or was it deemed too intense for others? If so, I'd recommend replacing with something elsesoon (or turn them back on) as that part of pretty much pitch blackness has the potential to scare a child more than shrieking skeletons (which I thought was intense..more Haunt than former Scooby...but very cool)! Good ride...and I am glad my son gave it a second chance (he loved it this time and was so proud he did it...he's a fan again)! I’m glad you got him to ride and am happy that he liked it. My kid wouldn’t try the first time but I intend to suggest again next visit. The skeleton room experienced a technical issue. That’s it. Not changing it. It is more intense but I have yet to see a single complaint on the ride. We have gotten nothing but compliments to this point.
  11. I think your avatar would fit for that "joke"
  12. Please do not let this ruin Thursdays 5@5!
  13. I voted Planet Snoopy to be good, everything besides the signs are great. (The signs were too small) I think PS was better than NU because it used alot more color. NU was just green and orange all over the place.
  14. Somebody posted a picture here: http://www.KICentral.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21229&pid=373360&st=0entry373360 Post #2 ------------------------------------------------------- I had some computer issues last night so I apologize for the delay but here they are, the questions and answers for Saturday's 5@5 mailbag: Joshua Young - Do the ride mechanics walk the track on the coasters every morning or is it just on the wood coasters? Joshua, the maintenance workers on the wood and steel coasters will thoroughly inspect the track on every coaster in the park every day before the ride opens. On the wood coasters, they’ll walk the track. On steel coasters there are parts of the track they will walk. They will also listen for sound during test runs. ------------------------------ Brett BeFair Fehr – How did Opening Day go? Brett, it went well. The temperatures were on the cool side, but overall it was a beautiful day weather wise. Planet Snoopy was a hit with children and families. Boo Blasters on Boo Hill received rave reviews. Guests enjoyed our new live shows, Charlie Brown’s Hoedown and Way Too Much TV. It’s always great to see the park come alive after a long winter. ------------------------------ Brian Krosnick – Now that the park is open, are you hoping to put photos of all of the Planet Snoopy rides on the official site, instead of just the logos? Brian, we will be spending the next couple weekends taking photos of the rides in Planet Snoopy and all the other rides in the park for the new website. Each ride will have its own photo gallery like we have with the information about Diamondback. ------------------------------ Chris Hughes – Today was a great day at the park!!!! My question is that I noticed Christmas lights around Backlot, Tower Gardens and the Eiffel Tower….what are they for? Chris, I’m glad you had a great day at the park. The lights on the trees are for a new night time show that will be unlike any other light show you’ve seen before. We’re excited about it. Full details including the dates and show times will be announced soon. The light show followed by the fireworks will be a great way to cap off a memorable day at the park. ------------------------------ Zach Branstetter – What roller coaster model is in the window for display at Thrill Seekers? Is this an idea for a future design? Zach, the model on display is of an existing coaster. It’s not an idea for a future design. We have a couple of different coaster models at the park. I will find out which one we currently have on display.
  15. And this just adds to the dread of not being able to be there opening day.
  16. 1) Is Action Theatre closed? 2) IS SOB sign removed or just covered? (Or just has a "Closed for the rest of the season" sign)
  17. Post #122 http://www.KICentral.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21075&st=120
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