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  1. Good: Flight of Fear, Drop Zone, Kids Area(s), Royal Fountain, recaR, Park Map, Fearfest, Production and Presentation of shows. No pay to cut system. Waterworks to Boomerang Bay. Season Pass prevews. TRAMS! Bad: End of Winterfest. Loss of Flying Eagles, Italian Job Ugly: Son of Beast, Tomb Raider: The Ride. Park cleanliness and upkeep (later years).
  2. KI Guy

    Decoding 2020

    Great minds think alike.
  3. I could not have put it better myself. The new fountains are just that "like many others you can find in many other places." THAT is the crux of my problem. Those old pedestals were very unique and were unlike any fountains I've seen (outside of KD).
  4. KI Guy

    Decoding 2020

    For those that estimated the length at 5,xxxx ft, (thank you for your work), does that account for the vertical (z axis)? I know you would have no way to know that outside of the estimate for the lift. Just wondering because that would bring the length up significantly. Maybe another 1000 ft?
  5. KI Guy

    Decoding 2020

    Instead of Orion or Polaris how about Shooting Star? That would be a great throwback especially since it's in the Coney Mall section. Imagine a modern version of this signage with an LED shooting star!
  6. @BoddaH1994 any chance the pedestals come back? The fountains are nice, but to me they're just generic in comparison to the iconic pedestal fountains. Also the higher spray height mists people on International Street.
  7. I seriously doubt Winterfest had anything to do with it. All incarnations of Winterfest until last year did just fine with (all six of) the pedestals in the fountain. I think someone looked at the estimate for replacement or refurbished pedestals and I thought "we're going to go another direction". I hope someday the same decision is not made for the Eiffel Tower.
  8. Yes, they could have, but I'd imagine it was a cost issue. Beware of anytime something simpler is pitched as "modern", it usually means cheaper When I think of the Kings Island fountain, I think of those pedestals. Here's to hoping this is righted at some point in the future a la the Glockenspiel, which they did an EXCELLENT job on.
  9. You do not speak for everyone with that opinion. I'm actually shocked at how poorly done much of this is. My question is why? Why were the pedestals removed? Why were the shade trees that took 25 plus years to became shade trees cut down? Why were big ugly metal light stands columns added lining the fountain? I'm shocked at the sight of the fountains going from the Kings Island fountains we all knew and loved and becoming a large reflecting pool with several jet fountains. Throw barbs at me all you want for "being negative."I just call it like I see it. The positive additions of fresh paint and pavers are far outweighed by what's been lost in the trees and pedestals, and I can see I'm not the only one that feels that way.
  10. KI Guy

    Decoding 2020

    Although I would not take that particular comment seriously, I would not think 345 ft is out of the realm of possibility. That's a mere 20 feet higher than the last B&M giga, the excellent Fury 325. That also would be very marketable in that the coaster world likely be near 100 mph. A 100 mph top speed from gravity alone would be VERY impressive and very marketable.
  11. KI Guy

    Decoding 2020

    If this clearing is for the long speculated giga coaster (and I think it is), what area do you think this would be a part of? Would it be a Coney Mall themed ride with a cool Coney name like the Shooting Star or the Wildcat? Could it be an X-base theme like Firehawk or Flight of Fear? Or could it be my pipe dream scenario an Oktoberfest themed coaster with a German name! *Bring back the Coney Mall sign!
  12. Shrink Action Zone and grow Oktoberfest!
  13. One more season is too long. Boo Blasters on Boo Hill is a genericized Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle which itselfdebuted in 2003. Yes, 2003. Something of Phantom Theater quality would be much appreciated although I think it may be time to do something outside of the "spooky" category which they've been doing since 1992.
  14. As someone who has frequented this site since 2006, I think I can say that the vast majority of us enjoyed having Terpy on the site and miss him and his unique humor, wit, and sarcasm. A jerk he most definately was not.
  15. I don't think this was the case. i believe it's an issue with his work not wanting him to have a presence online. He had mentioned a day when he might not be allowed to post on here long before he actually left. Someone knows...
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