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    Vintage Coney Memorabilia

    Cool pictures! If the one you're uncertain of is the Ferris Wheel, that indeed is Coney. The coaster in the background is Shooting Star - you can see its left turn at the top of the drop and its tunnel down below. Here's a shot from a somewhat-similar angle showing those same two things.
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    Phantom Therater......returns?

    Not to be "that guy", but it was actually Maestro on the platform. He held the curtain open for vehicles to pass under (reference start of video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8BBYbkOWck)
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    KIC Podcast- Episode #4- International Street Renovation

    Not CoastersRZ, but here's one from August 2009. There were three poles (one is out-of-frame) and they were moved in front of the Fountain in May 2010.
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    Expanding Action Zone

    ^To anyone curious, here's the full thread from @bkroz. It's a very interesting read with a lot of fun ideas.
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    International street makeover

    Disneyland was opened in 1955 (and Magic Kingdom, which also has a sidewalk, 1971). Shanghai Disneyland, which opened in 2016, does not have sidewalks on their "Main Street" (Mickey Avenue). It has the different-colored pavement, like what several users here have discussed. (Photo courtesy WestCoaster)
  6. I love the first picture in that post (below). The Racer as a backdrop will look fantastic, and I'm glad they designed the path around pre-existing trees.
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    International street makeover

    I've never noticed the lack of support arms in early photos; thanks for pointing that out! Here's pictures from 1972, 1973, and 1974. It appears they were added for the 1974 season. 1972 (eBay user MomThrewItAway) 1973 (flickr user tshiverd) 1974 (QueenCityDisco.com)
  8. Thanks for sharing! I'm having a hard time orienting myself... is the green building the gas station? And the foundation with the posts is the station?
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    Oktoberfest Discussion

    Paul Shortt (who also designed American Heritage Music Hall, today's Kings Island Theater) created design concepts for Festhaus and designed the building's original stage. The exterior of Festhaus was designed by Bruce D. Robinson Associates Inc. (today known as Bruce D. Robinson Design Group) of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    ^Re-routing the train and building WaterWorks also meant the removal of the old fort, Fort McHale. Maybe the logic was there was budget for a new fort, but not the budget for the house's demolition? I'd be an odd situation, but not outside the realm of possibilities I suppose.
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    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    I've heard the "land owner only agreed to sell his property if the park agreed to never tear down the house", but I personally don't believe it. I've also heard that the house was used as a break room for train performers in the early 1970s, but I don't believe that either... if you look at the 1972 to 2010 comparison on the last page, the house is very far from the railroad track. By the time the 1988 re-route occurred, I believe train performances were long done. Maybe it was originally kept to serve as a storage location? I'd love to know the real reason(s).
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    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    Not a picture inside the house, but probably one of the best photos of the house. Definitely shows how big the house is in comparison to the Fort. From Bing overview a few years back.
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    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    As of a couple years ago at least, KIU still has a couple training rooms but also now hosts FunTV's corporate offices.
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    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    ^Not sure where it originally came from (I saved the file six years ago), but here you go. Can't vouch for the accuracy of all the text though.
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    Discussion & History on the Kings Island & Miami Vally Railroad

    I threw this image together years ago to show the layout changes. They occurred between the time the park closed for the 1988 season on October 2 and reopened in time for 1989's Winterfest. 1,300 feet of track was rerouted.
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