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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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About kirbias1

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  1. I agree. This seems like this is more than a just a road being prepped for. If they wanted to just pave an access road they would just lay asphalt like they did with Orion's. I don't remember seeing any markers for Orion's new access road back there. Also, isn't there already a shuttle picking the employees up at the dorm building?
  2. I think AE is safe for now. Vortex, Invertigo and FoF were the only rides listed still in operation in Orion's theming along with all of the other defunct rides of KI's past . Vortex was closed shortly after. Invertigo and FoF are only ones left on that list that aren't retired. If we read into the theming, they will probably be the next to go. But having said that, Vortex was closed because" reaching end of its service life" but there are other rides similar in scale by Arrow still in operation like Lochness Monster at BGW which is almost 10 years older than Vortex was. So, who really knows w
  3. Fury is Intense the first half...... until it hits the huge, pointless helix. Then it crawls the rest of the way. Orion is fast until the break run. I'm still going to give Fury the edge, but not by much.
  4. Do you think the ride will be even better in the future when the trains have more weight by running full capacity as opposed to running at half capacity now?
  5. I have ridden Fury 325, Intimidator 305 and MF as well, but not Orion as of yet. You seem to be in the minority here with your opinion regarding Orion, as I will probably be in the minority with this opinion; I remember thinking that Fury 325 was a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but only the first half. It hits the helix about halfway through and slows down to a craaaaaaawl the rest of the ride, While Millennium Force maintains it's speed throughout. MF is still my favorite Giga.
  6. Awesome! Sounds amazing, Don. Can't wait to ride! Is it your new favorite Giga?
  7. I don't think they leave at night. It looks like same cars have been parked in same spot for weeks.
  8. I'm sure this has probably already been mentioned, but why have all of those cars been parked in KI's lot for all of these weeks?
  9. It doesn't spread as well outside via aerosolizing in the heat and humidity, either. Sunlight apparently kills it. Besides, I would not have a problem wearing a mask if it meant we could go this year. Would you?
  10. I'm hoping for July. Apparently, the virus doesn't survive on surfaces when the heat and humidity are high.
  11. How do you know the footers are still there? The drone flyover that I saw with Vortex site flyover was from 2-3 weeks ago.
  12. True, I just think it's interesting how they left it open at the bottom of the Firehawk ramp. The way they have it paved makes it look like they will use those steps to direct foot traffic down the other way towards the new path that will go under Orion sometime in future.
  13. Anyone notice on Flying High Dronez flyover of Area 72 that they have paved the area at the bottom of the small set of stairs angled towards maintenance area to look like walkway will eventually go under Orion for possible future Area 72 expansion? Very interesting.
  14. The park opening in mid May is a stretch. I'm thinking mid June to early July. Hope I'm wrong.
  15. It's hard to predict how that element will feel since it's new for a B&M. The only thing I could see is that it was going very fast through it. I'm expecting some vertical floater into some lateral floater airtime.
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