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  1. 1 hour ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

    I don’t think the entrance should be sleek and modern, but I definitely think it could use a refresh. In terms of appearance and theming, the entrance leaves a lot to be desired. Ideally, Kings Island would keep the entrance building but update the facade and renovate the ticket booths giving the whole plaza a more international feel as a preview of what’s to come. It would also be cool if Kings Island replaced the concrete with pavers.

    I understand wanting to be welcome but I personally wouldn’t want a lot of people hanging around the outside of the entrance when they can hang around on International Street. I’d rather resources be spent inside the gates as opposed to outside them.

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  2. I personally like our entrance- it conceals what’s on the other side. Once guests emerge on the other side, the whole park opens up as the fountains dance along to the music with the Eiffel Tower and other rides providing the backdrop. Having an entrance like what Cedar Point and Carowinds have would kill that aesthetic.
     

    Not everything has to be sleek and modern.

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  3. If Phantom Theater were to come back, what would you like to see? Would you want the layout completely remade to look like what it used to be? Would you like to see some scenes changed? Would you like to see some scenes not returned?

     

    Honestly I would like to see the whole theater returns to reflect what it used to look like with some minor changes. For one I would personally like to see the lobby area where the main que room is to be brightened up a little bit what is seen in the picture below:

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    https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2022/may/giving-phantom-theater-life---an-interview-with-rick-bastrup
     

    Speaking of que, I would also bring back the outdoor part of the que as well.

    I don’t know if this is possible but I think it would be cool if every other ride vehicle would alternate facing positions for certain segments of the ride; other parks of the ride the cars would be facing the same way. For example, when entering the prop room some cars would face the right side of the room and look at what’s happening in that scene while the other set of cars gets rotated to face the left side of the room to see what’s going on on that side. This would give a different ride experience depending on where you sit; similar to how your get a different scene on Mystic Timbers when you enter the shed. Like I said I don’t know if that’s possible but it would still be cool nonetheless.

    With regards to the rest of the ride, I think that it should remain the same but with modern technology. I love to see the pepper’s ghost effect return along with the rotating busts. Also it would be neat if it could be over laid to reflect the Halloween Haunt and Winterfest seasons respectively.

     

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  4. 1 hour ago, gforce1994 said:

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    Der Spinnin’ Keggers did not look like that.

    Maybe not the look, but perhaps they said that because it spins; albeit in an extremely different way that’s nearly incomparable 

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  5. 6 minutes ago, FUN&ONLY! said:

    Mike Koontz for better or for worse seems to have something against rough and uncomfortable rides. During his tenure, The Racer and The Beast have undergone major track work that has dramatically improved smoothness. His potential disdain for rough and uncomfortable rides may have cost us Vortex, but it at least gave us improved wooden rollercoasters with The Racer and The Beast.

    Naturally, parks should always have the guest’s safety and comfortability in mind when it comes to their rides. Would you want to drive a car that rides rough? 

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  6. 6 hours ago, Kenban said:

    The sky ride that was at Kings Island was relocated from Coney Island, and several other installations have been moved before, the one at Great Adventure is relocated from the Worlds Fair in Queens.  All of these sky rides were built by one company Von Roll who also built the one at Cedar Point.

    The old Kings Island sky ride was the model that had small 2 person gondolas.  This is a larger model with 4 person gondolas like what’s at Cedar Point.

    CGA has a pretty big installation, they have enough towers and cabins to basically get a third of a mile easily.  For instance a station near Orion would stretch to Planet Snoopy, going over the launch tunnel on Flight of Fear, and the lift hills of Racer.  Station between Racer and Flight of Fear could almost stretch to the Picnic Grove.

    In that case could it be shortened to run the Coney Mall midway?

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  7. 9 minutes ago, johnjniehaus said:

    However, I'd LOVE to see us get some flat rides out of the deal! If that skyride can be moved then hopefully it comes to us. Would love to see the Bayne Kurve and or Orbit relocated here.

    If we get anything out of this, I would like to see some of their flat rides find a second life here. Berserker, Centrifuge and Orbit look like fun rides that would fit in well here.
     

    I’m not sure if relocating the sky ride is an easy feat considering it was built for CGA and no other park.

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  8. 46 minutes ago, Rivertown Rider said:

    I would send Railblazer to WOF and Patriot to MI for 2 and 3.  I love the idea of us getting the Wild Mouse.  I would love to see them put it into the Crypt building and then it could run all season long.

    Gold Striker would also be great at Carowinds.  

    It is also good to see you back.  :)

    I appreciate it! My main concern is that Psycho Mouse is an Arrow

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  9. 23 minutes ago, Kenban said:

    B&M coasters will likely be moved, so Flight Deck and Patriot.  The only other coaster that I am pretty sure that will be moved is RailBlazer.  Psycho Mouse might be moved, might be sold, but I do not think it will be scrapped.  Gold Striker is a huge question mark, but I could see it being moved, its a lot of work to move a wood coaster but its pretty new and a very good layout.

    The way I see it

    1. Flight Deck to Valley Fair
    2. Railblazer to Worlds of Fun or Michigan’s Adventure (both parks could use a sit down looper but which gets which is a toss up)
    3. Patriot to Worlds of Fun or Michigan’s Adventure (same argument as stated above)
    4. Psycho Mouse to KI? We don’t have a wild mouse
    5. Gold Striker to Dorney? (If they can relocate it of course)
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  10. 14 minutes ago, Orion742 said:

    Your probably right I was just wishing.

    But at the same time, Kings Island instead of getting a new coaster, Cedar Fair could save money and just move railblazer give it a new name and that would cover their coaster line up for a couple years.

    There are 4 Cedar Fair parks that haven’t received a coaster since the late 2000’s that would be more suitable candidates than us for a potentially relocated single rail. 

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  11. 6 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    Highly doubt we are getting a coaster in 2023. With covid and CF spreading out new large investment project timelines, it'll probably be 2024 until we start to see anything. Plus, we are still the latest CF park to install a new coaster (until next year with tumbili opening at kd). I think CP, Knott's, Carowinds, and Canada's Wonderland get a coaster before KI does. Just my opinion

    Like I said, don't read too much into it

  12. This is a stretch so do with it what you will but could 2022 be the start of a construction year? I know it sounds dumb to tease construction a year before ground is broken, that's why its a stretch. The only reason I say this is because lately, the park has had coaster related construction start two years after a coaster is built: Banshee debuted in 2014 then two years later on 2016 there was land clearing for Mystic Timbers, Mystic Timbers debuted in 2017 with land clearing for Orion beginning in 2019, Orion debuted in 2020 and this poster is referring to 2022 meaning something coaster wise would debut in 2023. 

    Like I said don't read too much into this, the numbers just seem to match up to what's been happening the past few years. I'm personally not getting my hopes up for anything coaster related since our 50th is next year so I'd rather focus on that than a construction project.

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