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  1. Nothing would fit the theming in New France quite like an advertising wrap for Snickers on one of Invadr's trains.
  2. I'm curious how the pass situation would work out. Gold memberships including unlimited admission and parking to all Six Flags parks can be had for $80/year or less. The same level of access to SeaWorld parks costs at least $180 - and can be much higher depending on your home park.
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    Sit On it - A nostalgic look back at KI...

    There's also this photo gallery with more historical photos: https://kicentral.com/photos/ Once we get everything tagged and categorized, they'll all be in one location.
  4. One issue with Cedar Fair purchasing the Busch Gardens and/or SeaWorld parks would be that they've never run animal parks, whereas Six Flags runs two. When Cedar Fair bought Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, the animals were not part of the purchase.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    The temperature was part of the issue on the colder days last season, when getting the boiler to pressure took extra time. Really glad the train will have better capacity this year!
  6. Firehawk is testing.
  7. And it's not coming back up today, so Firehawk has already given its last rides.
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    iPhone or Android

    That was a typo. 5A. Most modern phones won't charge effectively (if at all) below 2A.
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    iPhone or Android

    I got the Pixel 3 last week and like it so far. I'm happy with the 5" display size, OLED panel, IP68 rating, really good camera, unlockable bootloader, flagship processor (Snapdragon 845) and loud speakers. As for Android Pie, the gesture button is much nicer to use than software buttons. It's enough of an improvement that I no longer miss physical buttons. I also like the Now Playing feature, which automatically displays and logs nearby music using a local database whenever the phone is turned on. The negatives are the lack of a headphone jack, battery life that could be better (I get about 26 hours), no expandable storage (though unlimited Google Drive storage for Pixel 3 photos/videos taken before 2022 somewhat makes it for it), and a very easy-to-scratch glass back. The 5W limit on Qi charging doesn't really bother me; I usually use a 2W charger to preserve the battery.
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    Kings Island is adding dorms

    Cedars was closed permanently at the end of this past summer, replaced by additional new housing off-Point.
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    No coasters?

    It was 37° when the ride started for Banshee's Media Day. That's well below its regular startup temperature, but B&M was on-site for the event and cleared it to open on schedule. Saturday was the first time I've ever left Kings Island when it was still open due to inclement weather. I was surprised to see people still pouring into the park around 7:30pm, high winds notwithstanding.
  12. I made it to morning ERT at Kings Island this morning after staying at Cedar Point until close on Friday, managing to ride coasters at both parks on the same calendar day. Close enough? Six Disney parks on the same day is too crazy for even me. You'd spend more time traveling than actually enjoying anything.
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    I rode Wooden Warrior last year, and it's a thrilling ride with plenty of airtime despite its relatively small size. It's no Woodstock Express, even though it has the same height restriction. If Kentucky Flyer's experience is anything similar, we're in for a treat.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    That would be Intimidator 305.
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    Firehawk has lost it's wings!

    Let's keep our condolences in the main thread: https://kicentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/33930-firehawk-leaving-kings-island-102818/