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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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  1. I'am just putting 2 and 2 together. The avatar picture shows ??? with Wood structure behind the marks.
  2. I know I have mentioned about Cedar Point's plans for 2014 before in another blog topic. But, today I jumped on cedarpoint.com and took a look at the blog page and discovered a wood structure with question marks in the picture. The tagline says "It's obvious isn't it? :)" My guess is a remodeled, new and improved Mean Streak! Rumor is that the ride will be closing down a few weeks early for maintenance issues. Hmmmm???
  3. Rumor is...Mean Streak is closing down early this fall and could be upgraded to an Iron Rattler type wooden coaster. Screamscape reported this rumor today, I know we cannot trust them. But, it makes sense because if you go to the Cedar Point website and click on the CP Blog page there is a picture with a wood structure surrounded by question marks.
  4. If you plan on going to CP soon, go on Labor Day. I go every year and the lines are 10 minute waits. I rode Dragster last year 6 times in a row 15 minutes before they closed.
  5. Verizon is the best hands down. Coverage at CP and Kings Island is night and day compared to the other carriers. Also depends on what phone you have. The iPhones suck with coverage compared to Android and Windows phones.
  6. 2017 or 2018 will be the next big attraction. Intamin roller coaster, giga or blitz. It will occupy the remaining SOB area behind Banshee and FOF.
  7. As a kid I loved going to Kings Island when Paramount owned the park. The Paramount theme music, theme of the rides, and the souvenirs. As a big sports fanatic, I can remember going to that Sports Gift shop every time, and I still have a few items from that store today. I live an hour from CP and at the time I was more excited to make my once a year trip to Kings Island rather than go to CP. The rides today do not have the same appeal to me as they did back when Paramount operated the park. But yet again I cannot complain with what Cedar Fair did by upgrading the park with newer attractions. W
  8. Vortex is a terrible ride. I rode it in July for the first time in 3 years. I cant even keep my head from slamming into the harness on every turn.
  9. According to engineers who designed the Arrow loopers the shelf life is anywhere from 25-40 years. Also Arrow has been out of commission for quite sometime now which means maintaining and replacing parts will start to take a toll soon. Some parks across the country have been removing the Arrow loopers, Six Flags parks mostly. It is only a matter of time before CF begins the chopping block. Also with this new ride opening up next year, I have a feeling they want to replace the old with the new since we all know this thing has inversions.
  10. Flight Deck, Vortex, or Invertigo. Arrow does not exist so parts for FD and Vortex will be hard to keep up with and maintain. Plus the shelf life on those rides are anywhere from 20-35 years according to engineering statistics. Vekoma has not made a ride in years it seems like so same thing goes for Invertigo. We might even see Firehawk go later on in like 10 years if Vekoma goes out of the market.
  11. On a scale of 1-10, I rate Gatekeeper at a 7. The ride is not that fast, but is very smooth which makes the tolerable. The keyhole element inversions is the only thing that makes this ride fun IMO. I have noticed that if you sit on the right side of the train the ride is more comfortable compared to the left. I have been on Gatekeeper 10 times total this year. 8 of those has been on the right side. The left side gave me a major headache both times, which is why I will stay away from going on the left unless I really have to. I am just glad CP constructed this ride at the front of the park. It
  12. What does CP alleged "lack of land" have to do with Vortex and Flight Deck future? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I547 using Tapatalk 4 Beta Because Cedar Fair is going to start removing Arrow rides soon.
  13. I agree with Mantis as well. I have not been on that ride in 2 years, I always get a major headache after. I avoid it as much as possible.
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