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    What's your favorite area at Kings Island and why?

    With Coney Mall getting the Antiques in 2019 and the B&M project in 2020, I suspect the foot traffic will stay in that section of the park. I have no idea if the park is finally going to brand X-Base as its own thing or if it'll stay a subsection of CM.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Since there a ton of posts about gigas on other threads, I decided to create a central topic just dedicated to the speculation of the giga coaster that most coaster enthusiasts believe we are going to get in the future. What we know: Cedar Fair has added 3 gigas to its parks since 2010 Each giga installed is taller than the last Kings Island is the only major Cedar Fair park without one What we can speculate: The conception of the coaster itself B&M is a likely candidate The old S.O.B station might be used ^If not in Action Zone then it could be put in X-Base^ Possibly a green color since KI has no coasters that color Like I said, this is just a speculation thread. "The more you know, the better you can speculate for what's ahead"
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    Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    Its listed as an attraction on the haunt site. Remember, its actually part of International Street
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    Carowinds 2019! Copperhead Strike!!

    I think the only complaint I have about this ride is the pacing. You start out slow going out of the station for a while until you reach the barn where you launch from, then after that it seems like you're barely making it through the inversions then speeding through twists and turns. Maybe its because I've become accustomed to Maverick's fast transitions and inversions that I'm not used to a launched coaster that slows down at certain parts of the ride. I'd still love to ride it though.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I've never ridden a standup to really hate them so I guess I'll always consider them holes.
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    Does KI compete with area parks?

    On the topic of Mack, I think Cedar Fair wants to install more Macks down the road. Europa Park, Mack's own amusement park, has won the golden ticket award for best park consecutively since 2014. The only thing that's keeping Cedar Fair from installing Macks like crazy, however, is the fact that they manufacturer their rides overseas which costs a lot, opposed to B&M who manufacturers coasters in our own backyard.
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    Does KI compete with area parks?

    I see billboards for Kentucky Kingdom constantly and with the small little park growing healthier and healthier every season, is it safe to say that Kentucky Kingdom is decent competition for Kings Island? Holiday World could also be brought up as well. Thoughts?
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I feel like Carowinds is going to use that name if/when they convert their Vortex to a floorless coaster. They used it to throw everyone off before they announced Fury 325, similar to how KI did the same thing with The Bat to throw people off the Banshee trail
  9. Could there possibly be low attendance due to the lack of new coasters going to their subordinate parks? Dorney Park, World's of Fun, Valley Fair!, and Michigan's Adventure haven't received new coasters in nearly a decade. Maybe there's not as big of an ROI as there is with the superior parks like KI, CP, CW, & CWS, but I feel like not adding new coasters is hurting their attendance in some form or another.
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    The Amusement Park Railroad Thread

    It was actually Simon Kenton at the time
  11. The Amusement Park Railroad Thread Due to recent members asking me to post vintage pictures of old trains, I decided to create a central thread around amusement park railroads whether they are still operating or defunct. This is information I've gathered throughout the years as both a train and an amusement park enthusiast. Once a week, or maybe more times if I'm not busy, I will make post regarding a different amusement park railroad. The information I will provide will be accurate and any inaccurate information will be edited. Most of the pictures I'm about to post are not mine so I will link them the best I can because some links are dead. I invite you all to participate in the discussion and ask me questions! My first entry will be very soon since I'm still putting it all together. But for now, happy railroading!
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    Will 71 closure affect attendance?

    With President Trump visiting the tri-state today, will the closure of 71 affect tonight's attendance in any form?
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    The Amusement Park Railroad Thread

    @CoastersRZ I wish Kings Island would convert #12 back to its original look. Its current look is somewhat inaccurate and kinda cheesy whereas the old look was classy, more accurate, and unique. It used to bare one of the rarest smokestacks built by Crown.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Or whoever flashes a check first.
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    Which Coaster needs a Paint Job?

    "Before anyone says anything let me point out a couple of things. Yes I know that Invertigo and The Bat were recently repainted as well as Woodstock Express and Flying Ace Ariel Chase. I also know that Flight of Fear is an indoor coaster so painting it would be the equivalent of spitting in a lake. When I make polls, I include all coasters as to reduce bias and be inclusive.* That being said, which coaster needs a paint job? I chose Firehawk because whenever I ride it, I see more and more green from when it was X-Flight. Also if I could go back in time, I would have painted Invertigo red and black and renamed it the Demon.
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    Titles KI Could Nab

    1.) Wooden Coaster Captital of the World 2.) Invert Captial of the World 3.) Best Night Ride Park Am I missing any?
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    The Amusement Park Railroad Thread

    Worlds of Fun's locomotive, #33 Eli has a new paint job paying homage to its original look http://unwof.blogspot.com/2013/05/9-old-rides-original-rides-from-1973.html http://unwof.blogspot.com/2013/05/9-old-rides-original-rides-from-1973.html
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    I'm personally not a fan of the Virginian park's layout myself for the same reason
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    If you want a Bengals coaster, I'd refer you to @Thrill_Biscuit
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    Firehawk Leaving Kings Island 10/28/18

    I think the removal of Firehawk defines the bar for Cedar Fair's expectations for their major money making parks like Kings Island. Just makes you wonder about other parks that have low quality rides. Think about Canada's Wonderland and the coasters they have; Flight Deck and Timewarp seem like likely candidates for removal or relocation since they don't fit the mold for Cedar Fair standards. @MisterSG1, might be able to elaborate better on this.
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    Innovations for the future

    I had no idea Europa park was run by Mack until now. Its so odd that a single manufacturer can give so much variety to one park.
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    Innovations for the future

    I think the most innovation we've seen in the coaster world has come from Mack and RMC. I'd personally like to see a 4D coaster made by B&M, a RMC T-Rex retrack of a current Arrow looper, or a next-gen standup coaster.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I wouldn't. There are already 3 gigas in the chain that are blue, not to mention that one of them is only four hours away. Go green or go home
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    No Day At Kings Island Is Complete Without...

    A ride on the train