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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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About darkmarkman

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    Coasters, movies, books, and video games. I am a nerd.

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  1. It is about an hour wait. The park is packed. We got a walk on Banshee this morning, but every coaster is a good 45 min.
  2. I'm thinking of going to the last operating day of Vortex. I'm not really interested in the main haunt stuff, but I do enjoy the creepy atmosphere. I've never been to haunt and I am concerned on how creepy the park is for smaller kids. I have a 7 and 8 year old and they did fine at Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World (I got 20 rides on Thunderbird with the 12 year old back to back in the rain!), but they won't like scare actors or the bloody/gory stuff. Is the park fine for little kids on Sundays or should I just take the oldest for the coasters?
  3. So I rode my 60th coaster yesterday, Kentucky Flyer, and I ranked them. I count dueling or racing coasters that have two different tracks as two coasters. I also consider Surf Dog a coaster because it does use gravity along with the motor. #53 was at a traveling carnival that was in the parking lot of River Falls Mall in Clarksville, IN in the late 90's. If anyone remembers it or has pictures, please post them because I can't find anything using google. Hopefully it isn't a figment of my imagination ! KI = Kings Island, KK = Kentucky Kingdom 60. Firehawk - KI 59. Dragon Wagon
  4. So I have a crazy idea that I'm sure is not going to happen, but here it is. What if the blueprints are 100% real, but just incomplete? What if where it connects with the break run it actually goes under the brake run and does an El Toro like finale in the unused portion of Firehawks space? I would think deleting a few hundred feet of track on a blueprint would be way easier and cheaper than faking a whole blueprint. Then right before the announcement, submit the updated plans to the city. I know the plans are genuine and this is most likely not going to happen, but it would be a nice twist
  5. That's great! I love the look of these entrance signs.
  6. It doesn't look like they are making a "plaza" entrance with a sign from these prints. Maybe I am wrong and just don't see it.
  7. Would anyone be kind enough to point out which haunts are affected by this construction please? I have never been to haunt and only know about the one next to The Beast's station and the one in the crypt building. Im looking at haunt maps on Google, but park maps aren't very accurate. Thanks!
  8. I'm no engineer, but I think it means "25 feet from center, pier 2". So it's the 2nd pier and its 25 feet from the center of the structure.
  9. If this new spot by Racer is transfer shed, then the station would be over by it. This would prove the leaked plans to be fake.
  10. I would think the type of footers poured into the new pad between FOF and Racer would be an indication of what is being done there. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a maintenance/haunt building have a different foundation than a transfer shed?
  11. Yes, this is a picture of Fury 325's transfer.
  12. I hope this is for transfer track and not a maintenance building. If they move the basketball games next to racer, they could make an excellent entrance plaza.
  13. I'm right there with you! I'm stuck at home recovering from ankle surgery and bored, so I'm refreshing the page constantly. Its driving me nuts that we have no one at coasterstock updating with pics.
  14. I really don't think the area between The Racer and Flight of Fear is a staging area. From a YouTube video, there are survey markers placed around there. Also, the only way to the main site is the little road that goes around FOF. If the leaked layout is correct, why use that space when half of Firehawk's old site won't be used for the new coaster? It could be a new maintenance building or the elusive bathrooms, but I doubt they would place survey markers if it was just for staging. With the work starting there, I have my doubts about the credibility of the leaked layout. It would be n
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