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  1. jtro223

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    If you watch and listen to the video the park put out today, you might be able to hear a sound that a bird (maybe a hawk?) would make. Most noticeable around the .11 mark.
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    Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

    My two cents: In my experience, the service aspect was much better this year on my visits. Rarely longer than a 5 minute wait. Food quality has improved. Quantity is still enough for two people. (And I am a big guy; i rarely finish my meals.) Of course, my experience is based on the days I visit the park. I usually go on slow days. Kentucky Kingdom has the quality, quantity and speed of service. It's becoming a benchmark for me--as well as Knoebels.
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    The next video teaser has been released on KK's YouTube channel. Whatever its going to be its called "Kentucky Flyer." Anybody have any guesses? Please...please,,,,please...not Firehawk relocated to the park!
  4. Interesting sight on the Banshee webcam. They must have a fog machine positioned high up at Wolfpack. Fog is coming from the top of the building on the SW side and drifting towards The Bat. Or it's on fire. LOL
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    ^Can you blame them, though? No need to reinvent the wheel. Best practices are best practices. And the food service is miles ahead of the large competitor in Mason.
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    I was going to post this link last week, but I couldn't post on KIC for some reason. Will be interesting to see what they have planned, but I don't like that they used #whatsinthewind.
  7. All things considered, I'll throw this out there: I brought my elderly parents to KI for the first time since 2011. The bring a friend tickets played a roll in this because they can't do many rides (they did the Eiffel Tower, Boo Blasters and the train.) I also brought, on a different day, a friend from first grade. She had not been since 2009. She can ride everything and we had a blast. Besides the money they spent in the park (meals, ice cream and Sweet Shoppe items), both my parents and my high school friend plan to visit again next year. My parents are looking forward to KMAA and my friend just might be a budding enthusiast after a terrific experience. FTR: my parents and friend are not low brow surly folks. While the gate giving surely did attract these types, I believe it did attract some quality folks too.
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    iPhone or Android

    I'm ok with being a model behind on phones. So, I have a Pixel XL. Maybe I'll get the XL2 down the road. I use Total Wireless as my carrier (runs on Verizon towers). Great phone on great service for $35/month and I can go to another carrier at will if and when I want to. Much better than when I was paying $80/month on a contract.
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    Does KI compete with area parks?

    @SonofBaconator...of course it will hurt it in some way. If one KI passholder decides not to renew because s/he can just go to KK that is lost revenue.
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    The love for Son of Beast

    "Watch out boy, she'll chew you up, she's a maneater."--Hall and Oates. Daughter of Beast confirmed. LOL
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    Kings Mills Antique Autos Path Discussion

    Wow, that is surprising. Not being in that line of work, my line of thought was this: The park and corporate decide what they want to install and an area. They have a firm or firms who they work with on projects and they submit proposals. As part of the process, feasibility studies are done and different concepts are designed and in the end, a final decision is made. From there, permits are applied for (which do not require renderings). I thought they would see the big picture and work backward with details for permits and the trades. I guess KI and Rob Decker can see the vision without a visual.
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    Kings Mills Antique Autos Path Discussion

    I'm no architect, but I'd imagine the firm they contract with would have some concept art as part of the project, included in the cost. And they did have a concept for Coney BBQ, it's basically Island Smokehouse with theming elements. (Just like the new eatery at WOF is a clone.) KMAA be much more intricate. I do have friends who have asked about it (not in the enthusiast realm) and when I tried to describe it without a visual they couldn't get it. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Kings Mills Antique Autos Path Discussion

    Sure it's a minor investment, but it is something that many have wanted. They did use video of other car rides, but at a very minimum I would have expected a rendering that showed concept art. They did that for Coney BBQ and this is more substantial than that. For something that many KI fans want (both GP and enthusiasts) it seemed a little lackluster to me. I couldn't be at the park for the announcement, but I do think it was a great thing for Mr. Kootnz drove the vehicle. But that doesn't translate well for people who can't be there.
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    Kings Mills Antique Autos Path Discussion

    I agree, thank you @IndyGuy4KI for the video. I am surprised they did not have at least some renderings or video renderings available at the announcement.
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    Ask Kings Island a Question

    Maybe the park could consider changing some of the turf out to flowers like Kings Dominion does. But I will say, the park looks fantastic this year. The trimmed trees, the flower pots on the lighting footers, Tower Gardens...everything looks wonderful.