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Everything posted by rlentless

  1. I would love to see the water feature come back to The Beast. I know there were issues with the pond/lake but maybe just enough to have to mill wheel run again. The sound of running water just makes things more interesting.
  2. I remember it well and rode it everytime we went to KI. The first year of operation our school did a field trip to ride it. I also remember a couple of exhibits at the entrance . . one side had Snow Leopards and the other side I cannot remember??
  3. How about adding a whole new attraction on top of the Eiffel Tower . . like the Macau Tower climb
  4. I would love a immersive dark 3D type of ride. I know KI cannot absorb the ongoing maint/operational costs . . but how much do you think a place like Universal spends every 30 days of operational costs to keep those type of rides running. Just curious because I really would have no idea. I don’t really know how much KI spends every 30 days to keep Boo Blasters running.
  5. I didn't see this posted so apologies if it is a double post. But some new track has been delivered to Universal's Epic Universe. See at the 1:26 mark.
  6. I understand why people would say The Beast. It does not have all the bells and whistles of new rides. The layout if not for the woods is a little boring. But if you lived thru the opening back in 1979, it was a marvel for it's time and just stuck in the enthusiast mindset to this day. Just think if Orion had opened in 1999 . . or some date 20-30 years ago. It would still be regarded as one of the best coasters ever built. But since it was built last year and number 7 (I think) of GIGAs built in the US. Most people regard it as a lesser of the GIGA's. Some argue it isn't a GIGA at all. It's just all perspective. For example, if the same BAT was built today most people would not give it much thought after riding a rickety coaster barely getting over 100ft tall. But back in the 80's it was the reason you went to KI and waited in line for 4+ hours. FYI . . I love The Beast and still see it thru my 12 yr old eyes. The best ride ever . . to my perspective.
  7. If they are handed this card then they cannot say they did not know the rules and consequences. And reinforces this in their minds. But I know some will disregard the rules not matter what they are told.
  8. Another update - https://www.journal-news.com/news/mason-identifies-kings-island-fight-suspects-park-implementing-additional-safety-protocols-to-protect-guests/7XE64ACQ7VEWBPKXNYHQENZQQY/ Maybe the park has been quiet pending the ongoing investigation.
  9. I agree. Honestly, who would want to be a security guard or even a police officer in today's political environment. I also agree with other posters that if the park is understaffed then they probably should limit how many patrons can enter the park.
  10. Should have built the Shooting Star instead of The Beast.
  11. I have watched several videos and read many reviews and thought it would interesting to see what everyone thought were the most painful roller coasters by manufacturer. I admit I have not rode all these rides. So mostly by hearsay for me. What do you think of this list? Arrow Dynamics - Desparado @ Buffalo Bills Resort/Casino B&M - Scream @ Six Flags Magic Mountain CCI - The Legend @ Holiday World Dinn - Predator @ Six Flags Darien Lake GCI - Roar @ Six Flags America Gerstlauer - TMNT Shellraiser @ Nickelodeon Universe - American Dream Meadowlands Intamin - Skyrush @ Hershey Park - due to the lapbar Mack - Coast Rider @ Kott's Berry Farm - due to shin guards Maurer - Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit @ Universal Studios Premier Rides - Sky Rocket II models in Sea World chains - due to Neck comfort restraints PTC - Great American Scream Machine @ Six Flags Over Georgia RMC - Outlaw Run @ Silver Dollar City S&S - El Loco @ Adventuredome Schwarzkopf - New Revolution w/ overhead restraints @ Six Flags Magic Mountain Skyline - Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster @ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom The Gravity Group - Mine Blower @ Fun Spot America TOGO - The Big Apple @ NewYork-NewYork Hotel/Casino Vekoma - T3 @ KEntucky Kingdom Zamperla - Time Warp @ Canada's Wonderland
  12. Just a thought . . I think it would be great if they played popular songs in queue lines as when the ride opened. Good classic rock in the The Beast line from the early 80's. for example.
  13. Got my email notification it was shipped . . can't wait!!
  14. With the longer trains would this make these coasters more attractive to KI? Or still not dependable enough?? Because I believe KI only puts in proven, dependable, people eater designs. Gone are the days to put in unproven prototypes like original The Bat, SOB, TR:TR, etc..
  15. Interesting to see what music was playing at the park back in the early 2000's. Seems most people wanted Heavy Metal or RAP music played in the queue lines back then. I think Cedar Fair has done a good job with the music atmosphere around the park. What do you think? What music would you like in the different park sections and queue lines?
  16. I believe the opening of Riverbend stopped acts from going to Timberwolf. So the reason we are left with mostly Spirtsong playing there once a year. To be honest I am not sure what else plays in Timberwolf.
  17. Convert the Crypt building into an attraction like SOARIN' AROUND THE WORLD 4K at EPCOT Disney World. Then change the experience for both Halloween Haunt and Winterfest.
  18. I thought this kid did a good job detailing some steps CP does if MF needs to be evacuated. For some reason I just guessed you would walk down the stairs attached to a guide or something. Pretty cool how the park gave the guests lots of free stuff for their troubles. I never been evacuated before . . just curious if this is standard or unique to MF.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 this day.
  24. 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/
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