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Everything posted by DonHelbig

  1. The decision was made and announced July 27, 2012.
  2. That's what was anticipated. Rides, however, are machines and because they're machines, throughout the industry they're all day-to-day.
  3. Diamondback is a steel roller coaster. You can't paint a steel coaster when it's below a certain temperature which it is the majority of the winter and early spring months.
  4. Coasterstock, not CoasterStock.
  5. Blue Ice Cream debuted in 1982 as a tie-in to Huckleberry Hound and then became a natural tie-in with the Smurfs when they invaded Kings Island.
  6. Sporting goods, hockey, baseball, football, theme parks... had to start with one.
  7. Cool as the other side of the pillow!
  8. Thanks for attending Coasterstock 2022. What was your favorite part?
  9. And yet somehow, despite not one post here, impressions for Coasterstock 2022 content was in the millions. LOL
  10. Its ridership? The Bat annually ranks among the top attractions in the park for rides given.
  11. As noted on the park's website, White Water Canyon along with Soak City Water Park will open for the 2022 season May 28. A new map will be uploaded then.
  12. The online store is located under Attractions & Things To Do.
  13. I remember it well. I enjoyed it, riding it multiple times every year throughout its run at the park. It wasn't included with park admission. I remember it being $3.50 at one point. There was a good variety of animals, and you got an up close look at many of them. It was worth the cost to do it. I also experienced Kings Dominion's. The similarities between Kings Island's and Kings Dominion's were different.
  14. A little over 6,350 days ago is when the last repainting project for the Eiffel Tower began.
  15. The Lunch Basket served hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers, fries.
  16. Skyline Chili replaced The Lunch Basket in 1985 in Coney Mall.
  17. How's the view of the fireworks from Action Zone vs. Area 72?
  18. Blog post published yesterday. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2021/july/taste-your-way-around-the-world-at-grand-carnivale
  19. Tired act. Need some new material.
  20. There's nothing to see in the maintenance shop when the park is open, unless bare walls and a floor interest you.
  21. Saddened by this news. I met Paul in 1981. We did a couple of TV shows together talking about roller coasters in the 1980's and I enjoyed working with him on stories he was writing for industry publications. The last time I saw him was about a year ago when he visited Kings Island to ride Orion. He'll be missed by many.
  22. Really? https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2021/june/kings-island-is-now-on-tiktok
  23. The cars were labelled N or S (North, South) depending on the side they operated on.
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