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  1. Out of curiosity, does anyone know if this ride was made especially for KI? I'm not aware of any other parks that had a Phantom Theater. If that's the case, who would own the rights to the characters? Would it be possible for Kings Island to use them in the future? I'm assuming there will be some characters in the new Phantom Theater Encore show.
  2. I'd really like to see a retheme of Boo Blasters. It's been what, 11-12 years now? I think it's time for something different and perhaps a return to a more "classic" dark ride - No guns, more animatronics, just a nice themed ride through. I'd also like to get away from the spooky/haunted theme. It would be nice to return to something similar to Enchanted Voyage and Smurfs. A fun, light-hearted ride that the whole family could ride. Peanuts would be fine, but a brand new creation/story could be fun too.
  3. Thank you. This is what I assumed, but there was no information regarding this so I thought I'd ask.
  4. Does anyone know about the "Bring a Friend" vouchers we were supposed to receive when renewing our Gold Passes during the Flash Sale this past weekend? I renewed 2 passes during the Flash Sale and received the vouchers for the free Fast Lane, but haven't gotten anything for the Bring a Friend. Not sure if these were supposed to be vouchers (or tickets) like the Fast Lane, or if they're just loaded onto the renewed passes for redemption at the park. I received literally no information on how to redeem the Bring a Friend tickets. Does anyone have any information about this? Did anyone received those vouchers? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
  5. I'd love another dark ride, or even a retheme of Boo Blasters. It wouldn't have to be anything too elaborate (although something like Phantom Theater would be awesome), but anything would be appreciated. You could do simple physical sets/props and animatronics with limited animation in order to cut down on maintenance costs. Looking back at the Smurf ride, those figures had very simple animation, but the ride was completely immersive and effective. I'd love to see a Peanuts-themed dark ride similar to Smurfs Enchanted Voyage. You could even go through the seasons and have references to the different Peanuts specials (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc). And this is just a "wish list" item, but I'd love to see the return of the water and boat system in order to move you through. There's something about a boat-style dark ride that just feels "classic" to me. Unfortunately, I think that Boo Blasters continues to tick the "dark ride" box as far as Cedar Fair is concerned. It's probably cheap to maintain and doesn't require a whole lot of thought when deciding to keep it or not. If they're not really concerned about having dark rides, I can see them just deciding to leave it there forever, or until it requires too much money to keep it running. I just hope they never decide to take the dark ride out.
  6. Thanks for the advice. I did call the park and notified them of this issue. Their solution? To lie about my daughter's age on the order form and make her currently 3. This is ridiculous solution. Yeah it works for now, but it's not a long term fix. They really need to update the programing on their ordering page and add a simple "If/Then" statement in order to allow parents of 2 year olds to buy a pass for the next operating season in order to not have to lie about their kid's age. Oh well. I got the pass ordered, so I guess I'm good with that.
  7. Hey everyone, I've got a question. So my daughter is turning 3 in two months, which means she'll need a season pass for the first time next season. I'm on Kings Island's website now trying to renew our two Gold Passes, and purchase a new Gold Pass for our daughter. However, I'm running into a little problem. Since my daughter is still 2, the site won't let me purchase her season pass. I keep getting a message popping up saying, "Children Younger Than 3 Are Free". That's true for us right now, but I'm buying a pass for the 2022 season. She'll be 3 by then. Not sure how they let a glitch like this get past their programmers. Have any of you experienced this problem? What did you do about it? Is this one of those situations where I'm going to have to go all the way to the park in order to purchase her pass in person? Gosh I hope not.
  8. Around $100 for a Gold Pass that offers a whole season of entertainment AND free parking. Break it down with the monthly payment plan, and you get a whole month of activity for less than a combo meal at Wendy's. So why exactly is KI over crowded? Gee, I'm not sure! I've always thought the Gold Pass needed to be a premium offering. When everyone has one, then it's not special. Perks are not perks when everyone has access to them. Gold Pass needs a price increase, with no payment plan option. I also think raising prices across the board would eliminate some of the crowding issues and the problems that come with that. However, I think when you can buy a month of activity for $7-8, that's really the cause of the problem. So, I don't know. I do still think that they need a standard pass and a gold pass option, and let the gold pass be a premium offering.
  9. Speaking of Season Pass Processing, does anyone happen to know the hours? Their website is super vague and says, "Season Pass Processing will be available on days the park is open to the general public. Hours may vary from park hours." So basically it's no better than saying, "We should be open when the park is open, but we also might not be. You'll just have to come check." My wife and I went out yesterday evening to get our passes processed. Processing was already closed. It was 7 pm and the park was open for another 3 hours. Not sure how they can post that kind of explanation and expect people to be able to plan. I know more than likely they'll always be open earlier in the day, but it would be extremely helpful if they'd just post actual hours on their site. Does anyone know when the best time to go to processing would be? Just don't want to miss it again. Thanks!
  10. Thanks guys, these are great suggestions! I was pretty sure there was stuff to do, but I kinda wanted to have some ideas before we went. I'm really looking forward to experiencing the park with our daughter. It'll definitely be a lot of fun!
  11. Hey guys, It's been quite a while since I've been on here, but my wife and I had our first child last October and as you'd expect, we've been preoccupied. With that said, we've been talking about making our first visit to the park with our daughter. She's 10 months old now, but will be around 11-12 months when we visit later this season in the fall. My question is this, besides the train, are there any rides or attractions that you'd suggest for a child around a year old? We were trying to think of what all is there, but it's been quite a while since I've been there with a young child! Any suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated...thanks!
  12. Looks like these posters and announcement date had nothing to do with the actual attraction we're getting for 2019. I was really hoping that Adventure Express would get some love, or heck, even The Racer. I kind of wish they'd take a season and refresh some of the older rides "Something old will be new again". I guess I was thinking more about a refresh rather than a reinstallation of an old ride. Oh well, looks like I was wrong.
  13. The posters found at Cedar Fair had obvious nods to both Son of Beast and Adventure Express. "Number 5 is Alive" and "Track 2 is no longer is use and has been permanently abandoned" were written on the posters. Pair that with the announcement being on National Rollercoaster Day and you can't help but speculate differently. I never thought we were getting a rebuild of Son of Beast, that's never happening. However, I figured a revamp of Adventure Express was highly possible. Just not sure what all the teaser posters were getting at. How did they have anything to do with Antique Cars? Were we mislead?
  14. This is great and all, but what was all that stuff about "Outpost 5" and the quotes from the Adventure Express loading station on the posters found at Cedar Point? Not sure how the Antique Cars fit in with all the posters and leaks that have come out recently.
  15. Die hard Android/PC guy here! I love my Android and wouldn't change for any reason. I love the ability to customize my phone and the option to add an SD card is priceless.
  16. Just curious, what are the wait times like for tonight's passholder event?
  17. Maybe we could start a campaign and our tagline could be "Make Vortex Smooth Again." We could get hats, T-Shirts and everything!
  18. My question is this: If they're not going to limit it's availability and events are no longer truly exclusive, then why offer both the Gold Pass and Regular Pass options? My opinion is that they should just merge them and have one option. Why in the world would someone buy a Regular pass over a Gold one? Just seems odd to have both options. Platinum options makes sense since it offers more benefits, so maybe they just have two options - Gold and Platinum.
  19. I guess when I say "perks" I'm talking about the perks that are offered with the Gold Pass (Early Ride Times, Preview Nights, etc). The things I've been seeing in recent years though, is that pretty much everyone seems to have a Gold Pass, and it seems like Gold Passes are offered longer than they used to be. Now, I'm not against anyone buying a Gold Pass. By all means, if a Gold Pass is available for purchase, of course you should buy one. However, when you get to exclusive nights and find out they're not so "exclusive," then it makes you wonder what the actual perk of having a Gold Pass really is. Being admitted into an "exclusive" event should feel special. It's not though, cause everyone else is there too. So in my opinion, it kind of defeats the purpose. And maybe others on here can clear things up, but does it seem in more recent years that the Gold Pass is available for purchase longer than it used to be? Heck, now it seems like the Gold Pass is available towards the end of one season through about May of the next season. It feels like back in the day, the Gold Pass had limited availability - like you only had a short amount of time to purchase one before it disappeared. Maybe it's just me, perhaps I'm not remembering correctly.
  20. Is it just me, or does having a Gold Pass feels like less and less of a perk with each passing year. At this point I feel like they should just drop the word "Gold" and just refer to it as a Season Pass since basically everyone who gets a pass has a Gold Pass. Please understand that I'm not complaining, just expressing my opinion based on my observations as a pass holder for the majority of my life. Lately, though, there really doesn't seem like there is much difference between Gold and Regular. Yes, Gold offers "Perks" but is it really a perk when everyone has one? Is a Gold Pass Preview Night really a "Exclusive" when the lines are longer than a regular operating day? If a Gold Pass is there to offer people exclusive events, then I feel it should be a little harder for everyone to obtain one. Again, I'm not complaining and not trying to start a big discussion. Just voicing my opinion of the whole thing based on my observations.
  21. Although I can see both viewpoints in regards to this topic, I'm afraid I'm going to have to side with the OP on this one. Sure it's probably not a big deal when a handful of people (or groups) decide to get in the single rider line. This might help to fill some holes and be able to load the train completely. However, what if everyone who wanted to ride Mystic Timbers caught onto this? What if everyone said, "Ah screw the main queue, we'll just get in the single rider line and ride separate." Sure when it's just a handful of people it's not a big deal, but if more and more groups started using Single Rider line, then it could become a problem. It's kind of a tricky situation. Since there are very few people abusing this line, it's kind of a non-issue. However, if more and more groups are allowed to abuse this line, then it could definitely become an issue.
  22. Just finished reading. Fantastic post!
  23. I can confidently say I've had guns (blasters) that didn't work. I've ridden this ride every single season since it was converted to a blaster-type ride as Scooby-Doo. I can usually rack up a pretty high score, however, there are times when I can shoot at everything and nothing happens. The props don't respond and no points are added to my score. It's not that I don't know what I'm doing or that I don't know how to aim, believe me. There have been times that I've tried every single gun in the car and can't get anything to work. Perhaps it's just a problem with the system and not with the blasters themselves. Regardless, I can confidently say that there is the occasional ride where nothing seems to work.
  24. ^ My wife and I were headed out to the Pass Holder Preview Night, but decided to skip once I started hearing reports and seeing pictures. A 4 hour wait for Mystic Timbers? Ain't nobody got time for that! Apparently there ARE that many passholders.
  25. ^Gosh, I hope he wasn't serious! Hopefully he was just pranking his family with this ridiculous story.
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