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  1. Haven’t been back in a while, but is the Flight Commander queue still there or was it removed?
  2. It would be a shame to see Firehawk go, but it would be fun to see how the park can use that land behind FoF and the older Action Theater for a new coaster. KI should call the new ride Phoenix to celebrate its rise from the ashes of the former.
  3. I'm thinking something along the lines of Haunted Mansion at Disney, where actors and special effects come into play. Although having actors in there for long periods of time would be no fun for them. Did anyone else notice that the track seems curved as you enter the shed? Maybe there's a slight banked turn into the station. I wouldn't think that would be possible for a wood coaster, but I like thinking creatively.
  4. Make sure to ride Blazing Fury. It's an older dark ride, but the scenery inside is incredible.
  5. I just came home from a 2 day trip to Dollywood. For my first time, it was so cool to see a park that has bought in to theming, food, and environment instead of putting in multiple roller coasters and flat rides. Dollywood seems to care about the guest's experience more than the national chains, offering free water cups, friendly service, trams, and fair prices. I enjoyed the coasters. My favorite was Mystery Mine, with Tennessee Tornado a close second. At first, I wasn't too bummed about not being able to ride Lightning Rod, but after watching a POV video it looks like a great ride. It's embarrassing that it's still not ready, but the gift shop was more than happy to sell its merchandise. I hope that the issues can be fixed for next season. Overall, it was a great change of pace from going to mostly Kings Island for 5 years. I'll have to make a trip back down there again soon.
  6. I thought the new logo looked like the Angry Orchard logo. From my personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/_maurerpower/status/758865136786415616
  7. Could Sleepy Hollow be a name idea?EDIT: KingsIsland1972 beat me to it.
  8. I've avoided asking Don Helbig about Rivertown when I've talked to him this season, but I did finally ask him about the TINMAN boat and whether it was a clue, when I saw him on my birthday last week. First, he didn't even recognize exactly what I was talking about. After I explained further, he said no, it wasn't a clue. He would know! And he is very good about not answering while not lying either, if the situation calls for it. So that was really just me wildly speculating, it never was meant to mean something. Interesting! I assumed the same, but it's usually not good to assume. Especially when Don enjoys throwing fans for a loop before announcing the new attraction. It's going to be very exciting to see what lies in the woods.
  9. Agreed. The truck is the same color as the tin man boat by Diamondback, which was never ruled out as a clue. I think the truck is being overlooked here. That leads me to think that someone is cutting down trees in the woods, and loading them into their truck. The physical clues have also been all about wood being cut, from the stumps and felled trees to the sticks. The website teaser may be a diversion. I'm going with Lumberjack.
  10. ^Someone does. Diamondbacker, being helpful. (It might be for fixing a pump or something in the splashdown.)
  11. The autospiel on The Voyage gets me really excited to ride, but that's a Holiday World perk that might not translate to each Kings Island coaster. Just imagine if Diamondback had its own autospiel. "Diamondback is ready to take you up and down, slithering its way through Rivertown, This snake travels really fast, your first ride may be your last! Enjoy your experience on Diamondback, presented by Coca-Cola." *added sponsorship into spiel because it would probably happen*
  12. Did anyone notice this tweet Friday? https://twitter.com/kingsislandpr/status/736104028271218688 I wonder why this video was shown when the Eiffel Tower's lights were green...
  13. ^ What a great throwback to a much different time at the park. I can't believe Rivertown used to look like this. It's going to look even more strange with Project 2017 going in there.
  14. Yes, just what I wanted! I also figured out that the track is invisible so we will have no idea when they begin building it.
  15. ^it's gravel. Enjoy your trip! I need to ride the Tornado and Teddy Bear soon. EDIT: Terpy beat me to it.
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