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    purdude86 got a reaction from Maverick44 in Haunt 2019 Discussion   
    Fridays are usually a little slower since it's night only so people tend to prefer to go for the full day saturday. But Saturdays often start off pretty slow and jsut get progressively busier as the day progresses. It does get pretty crowded but when the mazes first open the ride lines usually die down for a bit while people go to the mazes then slowly build as people go to get night rides in. I haven't done it yet either but have heard that Sundays are usually pretty calm as it's only open during the day and does none of the scary stuff or mazes, just has the family friendly events so the big thrill rides are usually not too busy as its a day focused more on family.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from Shawn Meyer in New Restaurant - Miami River Brewhouse (Replaces Reds)   
    I'm very excited for this change. To me the RHoF Grill stuck out in a bad way where it was. And especially after the addition of Mystic Timbers it looked really bad to me. It was surrounded by nice Rivertown theming that it didn't belong to at all. This change will help improve that area greatly for me. RFYLCB even gives a nice transition from Planet Snoopy to Rivertown with it being a bit of a combination of the two.
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    purdude86 reacted to scoriell in The BIGGEST question in my mind when I look at that crypt building.   
    The Crypt building is used for a very popular haunt maze. I doubt they would remove it for something as high maintenance as a madhouse. Seeing as they just removed a totally separate maintenance nightmare by Vekoma...
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    purdude86 got a reaction from westcoaster in Phantom Therater......returns?   
    This exactly is part of the reason why I could see it going pack to Planet Snoopy area. Up until Scooby Doo the ride building was classified as part of the kids area. The Scooby Doo licensing and theming necessitated the change to International Street. The boat rides prior to Phantom were part of Hanna Barbara Land and even on the maps it shows Phantom Theater as being part of it too. So the theming of the ride not fitting the theme of Nickelodeon/Peanuts seems to be the only real reason it's an International Street attraction. They could easily change it to Peanuts and make it a new addition to the land. To me it makes sense as the entrance is in the land itself pretty much. This would also help to solidify again the park's hold on best kid's area. It has a strong line up as is with many great rides for both kids and families, multiple coasters, shows, petting zoo, and a log flume. Add a dark ride into the mix and no other regional park comes close to beating it.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from MDMC01 in RMC Gwazi   
    This looks great so far. I'm sure we will get a lot more information towards the end of summer. Makes sense that they would give this announcement with just a few stats right now as I'm sure major construction is about to start and business will be picking up getting into spring break season then summer. So this will let people know what is going on there, but leaving a lot of it like name, full layout, etc. a mystery now gives them something to announce and continue hype later this year, as well as keep attention on this season and Tigris as it is the new ride. Don't want to completely ignore it.
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    purdude86 reacted to BoddaH1994 in Phantom Therater......returns?   
    There is.
    When Hanna Barbera went the way of Geauga Lake from Kings Island, they still had Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle - which operated on a different license from the Sally Dark Ride Corporation.  The problem was, Scooby couldn't exist in the same "universe" as Nickelodeon, so the compromise they were able to come up with was to say that it was on I-Street.  That just hasn't really changed.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from Maverick44 in Worst Coaster You Have Been On.   
    Mine so far that I can recall are T3 are Kentucky Kingdom and Mean Streak during it's last summer was really rough.
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    purdude86 reacted to robintodd in Kings Island Announces Kings Mills Antique Autos for 2019!   
    With grand kids ages 7, 4 & 3 I am excited about the return of the antique cars next year.  My daughter even bought me a shirt for christmas!
     

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    purdude86 reacted to Joshua in Flat ride package?   
    I'd love to see a Ferris Wheel return to the park. 
    Also, I second replacing Boo Blasters. It'd be nice to see either see the return of Phantom Theater or Enchanted Voyage done Peanuts-style. 
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    purdude86 got a reaction from Shawn Meyer in Kings Island Announces Kings Mills Antique Autos for 2019!   
    That’s probably a good thing. Not going to pull crowds like a new coaster will but it’s still a new ride and something that everyone can ride, and is something with lower capacity so lines will probably be long still.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from Shawn Meyer in The Beast vs Mystic Timbers   
    I love The Beast and think it is a great coaster, but I can see how some people can find it dull or underwhelming with all the straight sections in it. I just love how it continually rampus up throughout the course of the ride. The speed keeps increasing after the initial hills until it reaches the second lift so makes it more unique, plus the isolation is awesome, not even corssing back by itself. And the helix finale is awesome. However, I do wish it had a bit more airtime and hills to it at times, so glad we are getting soemthing liek MT to compliment it.
    As for which will be better I will have to wait to ride both this summer, but I kind of feel right now liek MT might actually edge otu The Beast as the better woodie. As others stated it looks intense and fast with lots of airtime hills and directions changes of sometype for an out of control feeling. Plus the theming on it is great and the shed coudl be a topper to the ride with a great finale depending on hwo it is.
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    purdude86 reacted to SonofBaconator in You down with S-N-OO-P?   
    Even timeless characters like Looney Tunes have since been forgotten. The Peanuts are, for lack of a better term, basic and easily marketable to almost everyone. 
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    purdude86 got a reaction from BeastForever in Future multi launch coaster   
    Agreed. Maverick was a thought out and well made coaster but not gimmicky. Many of the other coasters at the park could be considered gimmicky at the time of their opening as many of them were touted as being tallest, fastest, longest, etc. Doesn't make them bad but their construction and stats were designed to have a selling point based on a gimmick of some type to use in marketing to get people in. Don't recall Maverick having anything special about it by any means for stats. Remember when they announced it my first thought was, "Good. they're finally making something with quality and not just trying to break a record." And that seems to have held as it is by far my favorite coaster at the park still and easily in my top 3 of all time. (Haven't gotten to rid Steel Vengeance yet though.)
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    purdude86 got a reaction from ApocalypticTragedy in Why are videos not allowed in haunt mazes at KI, but others CF parks allow it?   
    Agreed, honestly I'm surprised it isn't a chain wide rule for no phones/cameras.
    However, most of the videos I see from other parks like Knott's are ones that are from press at special events.
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    purdude86 reacted to malem in Six Flags may want to buy SeaWorld   
    Nothing would fit the theming in New France quite like an advertising wrap for Snickers on one of Invadr's trains.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from King Ding Dong in Why are videos not allowed in haunt mazes at KI, but others CF parks allow it?   
    Agreed, honestly I'm surprised it isn't a chain wide rule for no phones/cameras.
    However, most of the videos I see from other parks like Knott's are ones that are from press at special events.
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    purdude86 reacted to TheBEASTunchained in Knotts announces "new" Calico River Rapids!   
    It's additions like these, even more so than HangTime, that really show the type of love that Cedar Fair actually puts into Knotts. Always stepping it up in the "little" ways. 
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    purdude86 reacted to SonofBaconator in Ideas for better Chills?   
    Since its Halloween I thought I'd add some more ideas for Haunt seasons to come. 
    Bring back the KI&MVRR to the Haunt roster and have the train go by scary scenes and fake buildings that can be changed for Winterfest Maybe explaining the Mystic Timbers backstory a little more Bring back Route 666 for the Antique Cars Change audio and effects on current coasters Change the music and scenes in the MT shed Change the audio on Adventure Express to something more scary Maybe alter the videos in the Flight of Fear and MT que to be consistent with the Halloween season Add a haunted house called "Revenge of the Maestro" which pays homage to the defunct Phantom Theater
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    purdude86 got a reaction from Tien Shinhan in Newly Themed Area?   
    I agree about Action Zone. I think a dark forest theme could be cool and could transition nicely from the more tree filled Oktoberfest. Banshee and Bat would fit in well and could easily retheme the remaining rides and building. Mostly some paint and plant some more trees around and it’s set. Could even connect it more to Oktoberfest and theme it around the Black Forest.
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    purdude86 reacted to IndyGuy4KI in Kings Island Announces Kings Mills Antique Autos for 2019!   
    So my 4 year old son got a bunch of train/car track for his Birthday. What did we build tonight? The Kings Mills Antique Auto's course!! 
    Sorry no POV was taken!

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    purdude86 got a reaction from KIBeast in Get Rid of One Coaster-Cedar Point Edition   
    Corkscrew was a close choice for me. It's location and the corkscrewing over the path were the main reasons it didn't get my vote. I went with Cedar Creek Mine Ride. It's jsut a very dull coaster overall and not very fun and takes up a lot fo space that could be better utilized by new coaster and/or log flume or other rides.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from BloodBlade21 in Newly Themed Area?   
    I agree about Action Zone. I think a dark forest theme could be cool and could transition nicely from the more tree filled Oktoberfest. Banshee and Bat would fit in well and could easily retheme the remaining rides and building. Mostly some paint and plant some more trees around and it’s set. Could even connect it more to Oktoberfest and theme it around the Black Forest.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from nhimes90 in Newly Themed Area?   
    I agree about Action Zone. I think a dark forest theme could be cool and could transition nicely from the more tree filled Oktoberfest. Banshee and Bat would fit in well and could easily retheme the remaining rides and building. Mostly some paint and plant some more trees around and it’s set. Could even connect it more to Oktoberfest and theme it around the Black Forest.
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    purdude86 got a reaction from upstop in Newly Themed Area?   
    Would hate to see Oktoberfest go as I htink it's a great area but there is so little of it left. That's why i'd love to see it connected with the current AZ for new theming. Think the Banshee and Bat names but seem to fit a dark forest theme Could make Inveritgo Sepctre, add some trees which are always nice for shade and appearance, and repaint Drop Tower (with a new name). Couldpossibly even remove Invertigo and WWC for an expansion pad for a new small coaster and/or flat. If you wanted to up it more could also give a facelift to Adventure Express and get effects working more and maybe change a few and give it a more German theme to fit into the area, like a trip through the Black Forest like Verbolten
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    purdude86 reacted to kingsislandfan1972 in Newly Themed Area?   
    I’d say combine Oktoberfest with Action Zone to make a whole new land, like with a spooky forest theme, but hey I’m just spouting off ideas...
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