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  1. While I love the charm of Kings Dominion IS, I wasn't impressed with their Royal Fountain. Part of it, I think, is the berm that obscures a clear view of the Royal Fountain when you enter the park. When I went in 2017, the fountains sprayed like this. I can see a similarly in the fountain program from the KI of my youth (there was a sequence where the fountains would work up to a creshendo and then go back to a minimum flow, the sound of all the water at maximum volume and then almost silent except for the water spilling out of the pedestal bowls is etched in my mind). As I've said before, the Royal Fountain of the past might be a happy memory or it might be much better than I anticipate. My pedestal preference, though, I'd gladly give up for everything else the park has restored for this season. I'm surprised that no one (that I recall) has discussed the flagpoles. I don't mind them being front and center. Finally, does anyone reading this thread, think we will see a resurgence of the 70s and 80s KI logo? I was thinking we might see it in front of the Royal Fountain, replacing the current logo. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. I am concerned about the Kings Island Complainers comment. I think, if that is true, it should be sourced or it should not have been said in a public forum in the first place. Why bring this point out, which could potentially put park employees in a negative light? I mean, I can see how that label would fit on several people here (some prominent and some not), but that just sounds like something that needs to be kept private.
  3. Shhhh! It's a secret! Lol Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. If I am sitting anywhere near the middle of the train, I have to have assistance. Front or back, i get the lap bar down no problem.
  5. Thanks for the pictures, @IndyGuy4KI! International Street looks awesome. I can't wait to see it in person. And even though I'm on team pedestal, I know that the people at the park now what they are doing. People may not like change. For all we know, the pedestals could return. Or they could be replicated by programming the jets. Or they could part of the park's history, with exciting things for the future. But with all they have done, I think it's too early to tell the final impact. To express opinions is to be expected in a park we are passionate about. I think the folks at the park expect that and I would hope that they know individuals do not tell the whole story of a collective. To the folks who think the removal of the pedestals is a horrible mistake: wait and see. To the ones who think the park can never do a wrong, they can. And to everybody, enjoy this season. I think it's going to be one for the record books. As I started saying around this time two years ago, I sense a very good change coming to KI, and I am more excited about the future of the park that I ever have been.
  6. I think people just miss what was old. Like original old. Kings Island generally excels at what they do and I'm sure this will not be an exception. Maybe we are getting a GiGaFountain? Lol Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  7. I'll reserve actual judgement until my first visit. But I will miss the pedestals. I was also hoping for a return of the ornate light fixtures. In any event, I applaud the park for reinvesting into nostalgia. Many of the things I've hoped for have come to pass. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  8. So they purposely built a fence that left the top of Firehawk's wings exposed...high point...wings...gigawing confirmed. Lol Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  9. But in the numerous updates this offseason, the park has shown photos of the concrete being poured before the landscaping was completed on KMAA. To access the dirt areas after the track was poured, they set up wooden supports over the concrete to protect it, looked similar to pallets to me.
  10. I know there used to be a fountain in front of the Festhaus. But this planter in new for 2019 isn't it? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. I rarely drink alcohol, but a Long Island Iced Tea by the Royal Fountain sounds awesome! They could rename it and make it a KI original...Kings Island Iced Tea! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. Racer 75. Granted, I haven't ridden it since 2016, but it seems that KD invests much more in their version than KI does. Smooth as glass, plenty of airtime, and they had painted it the original red white and blue. Since then, it has undergone more retracking and structure replacement. I'm hopeful we will see more changes with our The Racer as we move towards 2022. Continued retracking, some structure replaced, and a complete repaint. It would be nice to get the variable chain lifts, too. I've heard good things about this change they made on Racer 75.
  13. The Interpreter was a little under five years ahead of the times on this one.
  14. But you know that Blitz coaster is going to be by Mack, right? And they are going to plant B&M bushes but no Intamin coastal redwood trees.
  15. Since KI is focused on nostalgia, I think this confirms a GiGa version of Top Gun. CF will once again feature a ride from the past, but what was old is new again. They just haven't announced it yet because the contracts for the naming rights haven't been inked. #GiGaconfirmed #TopGun2020KI #kidding #parody #parodyinghashtags
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