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  1. If a museum is not in the works . . I would like to see them post signs around the park marking historic spots with pictures and history. Maybe mark spots of former attractions/rides at their originally locations. Not permanent just for the 50th Anniversary season.
  2. Don't know why I remember this . . but back in the day the TRAM service was sponsored by Sohio. Which was bought out and now owned by BP.
  3. I agree with you. I know it would be a huge expense to run it . . but I always wished the train went through or around the park somehow. I mean I get the original format (was great) and why they changed it to what it is today. It would be cool if it could go out closer to river and back around. Maybe even a Frontier town with zip lines, etc.. Just a with list on my part.
  4. As a kid I loved that covered walkway. I would walk back and forth thru it . . seemed like a magical gateway to me . One end you can see and hear the sounds of International street, and go through the walkway to the sites/sounds of Rivertown to what I think you can see the log ride. To a small kid it just seemed you were going to two separate worlds.
  5. I truly believe whatever is chosen it will be a already proven, reliable people eater coaster design. After the somewhat failed $50+ million investments for SOB and Tomb Raider, Cedar Fair has gone this route at KI. The only exception was Firehawk but that was a unique situation of dividing up Geauga Lake coasters. I always kind of wished we got the one sent to KD. When Terp was still on the forum, he really drove home that idea of a proven, reliable people eater when Banshee was announced. He felt it was a must for KI at the time and it seems to be some of their main criteria till th
  6. Here's a story of DeWine putting in standards for Junior Fair only. https://www.journal-news.com/news/county-fair-regulations-junior-fair-exhibits-only-touching-animals/BTUvClmeBnwvO2TgY084uM/
  7. This video is only SPECULATION. But says CW may open betweeen July 1st - 15th. With 9am-midnight hours split in two sessions by reservation, limited to 10k patrons, half restaurants open, bathrooms closed periodically for cleaning, no SplashPark. Again, this is just SPECULATION.
  8. This video is good history of the park maps. The ’78 map was ugly. The ’82 was very plain and other years like 86, 87, 89 were too. I liked the classic look of the ’92 map and it showed the Phantom Theater very prominently. The first couple 94-95 Paramount maps were plain but at least they had pictures . . some other maps were just lines and shapes. But my favorite years had the Son of Beast in the maps of the 2000’s. It just made the park look much fuller.
  9. I was a little concerned they would not keep the park at world class status because of CP. But that would be very bad business to pay out so much and let your product go downhill. But everyone kept saying they know how to run regional parks. Obviously they did keep the park up and made it better. At the time I did get excited about getting a new coaster - "Firehawk". Since I never rode a flying coaster it sounded really fun to ride.
  10. I agree with the more trees and just general blocking out the rest of the world. We still see the parking lot, roads, etc.. I realize that is not true in every area of SC but I just want to be fully immersed into another world. It always amazed me at the Cincinnati Zoo how you feel like your somewhere else but literally just feet from neighborhood, houses, streets, etc..
  11. Would The Crypt building be an option to create a new dark ride? Can it be converted where it makes sense monetarily ??
  12. I agree . . it will have to be an already proven, very reliable type of coaster with high capacity. Something like a B&M dive or wing would fit that bill perfectly. But I still would love a Maverick or Copperhead Strike. How reliable are these coasters? Capacity?? I would also love a ground up RMC. I think it would look great if they could make it part of the Rivertown and put the queue closer near Larosas Pizza.
  13. Besides Shoot the Rapids and Top Thrill Dragster . . were there other rides the spoiled the relationship between Cedar Fair and Intamin? If so, is that relationship really beyond repair?
  14. Yes, I agree we need more thrilling and family flats. But I guess there is only so much budget to go around as far as maintaining and having trained crews. Not 100% sure, but I think it was a concentrated effort to have a world class kids section instead of a more full flat lineup. Not that there is anything wrong with the flats we have . . definitely top of the line rides. Just a smaller lineup compared to some other parks. I am not trying to dish on KI, I think its definitely one of the best regional park anywhere. I just walk around and think right here or there would be a great p
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