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  1. I believe this was taken in the Summer of 2012. I was practicing photography using a "Tilt-Shift" technique with my camera. I took photos from all angles on the Eiffel Tower that day with a lot of happy results. This is my Vortex Photo I'm submitting. RIP Vortex.
  2. Hello Everyone. I haven't been on since I was able to 98% figure out Mystic Timbers layout a few years back and I can't wait to spend hours playing with this new "Mystery Coaster" plans. I truly believe that CF will allow us to have the title of the largest Coaster in Ohio. It seems playful to banter back and forth with CP and since KI has been doing extremely well over the past several years, I'm starting to feel that there is more to the expansion than what we are led to believe. I say in 10 years, KI will continue working on the "Family Feel" for riders of the household that Diamondback is too much and The Racers isn't enough with more Flat Rides to come. Kids park is fine. With the return of Antique Cars, maybe my "Resurrection Park" will be built by bringing back King Cobra, Screamin' Demon and such. With NEW Coaters Like MT and Diamondback every 3 to 4 years, I think we're on a great course for the future for an All Around Great Amusement Park and eventually voted Ohio's Best! I've met "the girl" last year and will be proposing this weekend at the Columbus Zoo. She's a Teacher, Home School Teacher and Nurse in Michigan. I'll be transplanting up there this Summer and I'm working on obtaining my Real Estate License in Michigan. I'll be alright. I will be enjoying and watching all the comments from afar. It's okay...but I will miss you all.
  3. Like I've been saying all along since I've joined KIC...Kings Island needs to build a "Resurrection Park". Bring back Antique Cars, King Cobra, Witches Wheel, Sky Riders and a Dark Ride from the past. I always thought they needed to expand the park from Coney Mall and build something for nostalgic sake. I would even be happy with a Camp Ground or SOB reboot too. Just my thought before 2 pm announcement. I also thought that one day, they could build an action theatre near Coney Mall to produce LIVE shows at night and have fireworks incorporated into it. They could also update Timber Wolf and bring back a concert series again. If they were to expand back from Coney Mall...this could give Winterfest and Haunt more possibilities. I'm done...Goodnight.
  4. I'll tell you exactly what's in the shed!!! #WhatsInTheShed https://youtu.be/dYg-LtUxhcE?t=1m18s
  5. My son Eli is 23 months old and is baaaarely less an inch away from 36 in which he can graduate to the next level of rides other than Train Junction and moon buggies. But hey, he still gets in for free and who's complaining. Right? It's funny other parents ask if he's 3. Haha. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  6. #Whatsintheshed Well, if you are able to look at the POV and the photo side by side, you can follow along as this fits nicely. When it comes to the shed...there isn't much room left on the track so it's gonna have to be something either an inversion roll over back to the station or something Spooky. It's the part that will cross over the train tracks I painted in red and with the bright arrows. I tried to quickly diagram it with the tiny blue arrows in the direction of the track. Props to GavPenn for making this interesting and fun run at decoding #MysticTimbers Whatsintheshed by KingsIsland1972, on Flickr
  7. My prediction is a Giga Coaster next to Banshee using the old SOB Train Station. #TeamReuse #TeamRecycle #TeamGiga2020 HeeHee!
  8. You know...they could be replacing WWC with more of a family type water ride like River Battle from Dollywood. I mean, what's the chances...right? If Don said nobody here is right, then lets think outside the box. Loggers had to use the rivers to send the fallen timber down to collect, so why not this? Except it's not crazy scary or lurking in the woods unless it's us fighting back at them with water canons. River Battle Dollywood by KingsIsland1972, on Flickr
  9. My ex wife is there with her "NEW BOYFRIEND" and texted me to bring our 23 month old son because the park is dead and no lines. I said well.........I think I'll pass. I don't need to hang out with Mr Harley Man. Besides, I'll be there tonight.
  10. Soooo, does that mean if nobody in KIC has it right, that RMC, GCI, Antique Cars, Sleepy Hollow speculation is wrong? Then what could it possibly be? A Dive Coaster? I bet you it is.......see you all tonight.
  11. Is it possible with them maybe using the back of the Tomb Raider building to announce the Project by projecting on the back of the building that they might announce that they will also be adding a movie theater or motion theater? Just thinking out loud.
  12. I'm sorry, I prefer to purchase one at full retail for $5 plus tax. Thank you very much. Ha! (I bought a KI umbrella and I love using it everywhere) I don't want the print out of my layout getting wet to show off! Heehee. Maybe Don will sign it!!??!! Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  13. Google Maps (the service accessed through a web browser) always shows a copyright date of the current year. To get the date on which the satellite photos were actually taken, you need Google Earth (the program you download and install to your hard drive). In this case, Google Earth shows an imagery date of October 9, 2015. Thank you for your help. My son had a dental appointment and now reading this via my phone makes me sad. Thought I had a winner. Back to the drawing board when I get home. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  14. Ok. Doing some PI work on the KIProject2017. Looking at Bing/Google Maps/VPike ect...I was looking for recent Satellite or Street Views by looking at the recent schedules of updated maps in areas that Steel is being produced. We shop locally sometimes right? Well, Clermont Steel Fabrication is in Batavia, Ohio. There looks to appear of RAW finished steel waiting to be painted/powder coated ect in the yard. Then exiting out the back looks like a finished product and then the staging area by the side of the road. The Google Map states it is an updated 2016 existing map. Maybe it's a clue...Maybe it's not. I don't have anymore time to research on this. I'll give it to you. Batavia Steel Fabrication 2565 Old State Rte 32 Batavia, Ohio 45103 I have had so much fun with this decoding. I hope to see you all there Thursday. If I'm right with the layout, I'll be the one holding a printed copy of my photo. (Haahaa...saying, Told you so. Told you so and jumping up and down. heehee. ) KIPROJECT2017STEEL by KingsIsland1972, on Flickr
  15. Name: Skidroad The path down which logs are pulled; formerly by animals, now with specialized machines. It came to mean the part of a city where loggers congregate
  16. Name: Sleepy Hollow Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  17. EVERYONE else? I don't recall saying which team I was on. #TeamRMCSent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  18. "Woods Runner" Story that took place in the 18th Century.
  19. TIMBER BEAST A rough, crude logger Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  20. Just a "little" reminder that I stand firm on my layout with 98.672538% accuracy with no clue what is what, just where it's going! #TeamGCI or #TeamRMC. Whatever fits the best. I would just like to be a performer with the clown band one day. That is all. KIProject2017FinalEdit by KingsIsland1972, on Flickr
  21. I agree wholeheartedly! For years, I have always said I'd like a "Resurrection Theme Park" and bring back all the old rides from the dead and put them all in one spot. King Cobra, Log Flume, Screamin' Demon, the old roulette wheel..ect. I'd like a movie theater or roller skating rink with the guy playing the organ. Build a boardwalk and have old carnival foods. The park could use a little update with more flat rides other than what's in Coney Mall. I love what we have but after umpteen years of coming to this park it is the same ol same old. IMO.
  22. **Using Gavpenn's description**Just a friendly reminder. KingsIsland1972 was very spot on with the layout too! If I remember correctly GavPenn, majority on here believe I was totally wrong and incorrect from the beginning. I'm on my phone and can't get Flickr to post my last photo of the layout that was in neon green. Therefore, anybody else that comes up with my theory will be praised to the high heavens because that's how life works for me in the real world too. Heehee. Thanks for remembering me. Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
  23. Today I was fortunate to have my dad with me at the park. He has the beginning stages of Alzheimer's and he came to be with my 22 month old son (who is almost tall enough to enjoy the next stages of new rides). I was able to ride the train tonight with my family, but had to wait for the engineers to put the Red Train to Bed about 7:45pm. So, that changed who I got as our "Train Guy." I listened to him as I looked around thinking that my plans are right on target and spacing is just about right for a mid-size smaller coaster on my layout. I wanted to hear him say something about "The Son of Beast" or "Retaining Wall for New Coaster" and he said Nothing of the sorts. I even recorded the whole trip. So, (he will be nameless) I asked did anybody ask you to stop talking about what's going on in the "woods" during the train ride and he said NO. I asked him if anybody told them to say anything about what's being built in the "woods" and he said No. It's all up to them if they say anything extra other than "Wave at the WWC people" or "Ghost Hunters" or "Time the Park Closes and Fireworks." So, I think you're all looking into that waaaaaay tooooooo much! The reason why??? I worked as a professional waiter in Gatlinburg, TN. I worked as a Restaurant Magician and waited tables. I remember, I would have spiel about welcoming them, asking them where they were from and first time to our restaurant and so on. I would personalize it to each table but had the basic layout. There was one week I came up with a catchy phrase and it was funny, and got laughs and I'd throw in a card trick for them to remember my name and they kept the card as a souvenir and I made some SERIOUS BANK. Then, I had to do a few shows, worked security in our T-shirt/Frozen Margarita Bar Downstairs for a few weeks because of some issues with a guest stealing from us on a daily basis ( I was a formerly trained police officer and PI in my former life) and after we had a case we caught them in the act and had the police make an arrest who were waiting on the call. Anywhoo... I went back to work the tables and TOTALLY forgot my lines I used. I totally was just plain jane and I'm thinking, I bet sometimes these Train guy/girls get on a roll and say what might feel right for the day and roll with it until something else comes to mind and then the move on to another. That's all I wanted to say in a nutshell. Improve!
  24. My guess is that they will be revamping the reservoir into a splash zone, the same they did to Diamondback when all it once was back in it's glory days was a Geese Swimming or Basketball Bobber Pool!
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