2005 Winterfest Map in Kings Island Posted Wednesday at 12:57 AM 1 minute ago, CoastersRZ said: I got to attend this event four time I believe. Once on the media preview, on opening night, once with my family, and then once, after volunteering at the park in food service, we were let go early because of light attendance and could enjoy the rest of the evening in the park. I liked Santa`s Toy Factory in the Kings Island Theater. It is the same basic show as Tinker`s Toy Factory, except it had a few more scenes/songs and was slightly longer. They were requiring people get tickets for their selected show time because they thought that the show would reach capacity. This show is actually from the original incarnation of Winterfest that ran from 1982-1992. I wish this would return to the KI Theater some day now and add in the additional songs. The lighting ceremony was pretty cool with the firework going up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I really enjoyed the story line and actors they had on the train, and wish they would do something like this with the train at the current incarnation of Winterfest, versus the 12 days of Christmas. Overall, this 2005 version of Winterfest did not have as much live entertainment as what Winterfest has now. There were also not as many lights, less of the park was open, and there were fewer rides (and no roller coasters). Not to mention that admission was not included with your KI season pass. You had to pay extra to attend (I believe it was $18 or $19 per person with a season pass discount. Normal tickets were around $22 or $23 if I recall. I would that the current incarnation of Winterfest hands down. With maybe the train experience and Tinker`s toy factory from 2005 thrown in. I believe Taxi Jam did open. I’ve heard stories of more adults than kids being in line for it.