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    International street makeover

    I'd like to see the blue area and the area behind the floral clock developed at some point. And interesting to note on your photo...look at all the trees around the tower. I don't think they made it less photogenic. I guess we will find out as the new linden trees grow that were planted a couple of years ago. I am glad they got rid of the burning bush hedges. I think it looks much cleaner without them. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    International street makeover

    If you are talking about in the area in front of the Junkyard Stunt Coaster, would a Mouse fit there? I think, and this is stretching it, maybe a smaller Ferris Wheel there with extensive landscaping and a couple of flats behind the International Showplace, where the Salt Water Circus was, and kind of tie that area into IS with the landscape theme.
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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    We know that 2019 will bring us the KMAA and a refreshment to this area of the Area Formerly Known as Coney Mall. We also know that Firehawk will be gone. What else do you think will change at the park this year? And just out of curiousity...can anyone here take a guess as to why they still have the WinterFest lights still on? I know they are LED, but it still costs money not to mention the hours of life taken off the bulbs.
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    International street makeover

    I'm sorry to turn this into a tree thread, LOL. But I think some gingko trees, shaped into topiary like the ones that were brought from Coney Island, would look great around the tower. And add in some weeping fir for contrast. I do like the weeping white pines over near the KI Theater and the Chicken Shack, but I think they would be distracting around the tower.
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    International street makeover

    I think there is or was a Japanese Maple near Graters or Street Pizza. I'd like to see more ornamental trees on I-Street, like the weeping fir that is/was near the Emporium. It's going to be a great surprise. I kind of hope they don't release too many details.
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    International street makeover

    It depends on the tree. I'm not sure what the wholesale market dictates in the Cincinnati area, but we could get most 15 gallon trees (usually about 8-10' tall) for around $50. But that was several years ago and in Arizona. But if the cost was $100, and they planted 50/year, the cost would be 5k/year or about $417/month, which is a pretty easy number to swallow. The in house landscaping team could handle the labor as part of routine maintenance. They could do a mixture to include ash, maple, fir, pine, redwood, and gingko. Those are all attractive, give good shade and are low maintenance. But, then again, I am just an armchair enthusiast and don't know budgets, needs etc. I do think the park is doing a great job and I am more excited about the future of KI than I have ever been.
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    International street makeover

    I wasn't and haven't been annoyed by you, @Maverick44. @Rivertown Rider, I doubt the trees would have been relocated. The one picture that was released by the park had a decimated tree near Sweet Spot. The trees were fairly old and likely wouldn't survive a move. Plus the cost is outrageous (or at least it was 15 years ago when I was in that industry), not to mention the potential to damage utilities and infrastructure. I wish the park would set a tree planting goal of 50-100 trees per year throughout the park. That way when things like the emerald ash borer take out trees, or they become past their prime, replacements would have been growing in. I have posted a link I found of a pin oak being transplanted, smaller than the linden trees that were on IS. As you can see, about 75% of the root mass is left behind. Plus, those trees probably had a very extensive root system that went under the pavers and towards the Royal Fountain, looking for water and nutrients.
  8. In my world...If BLSC has to stay where it's at...a full retheme would involve somehow tying it into Rivertown with a mythical theme that is loosely connected with The Beast, D-back and Mystic Timbers. It would also be heavily relandscaped and softened. Maybe some flats up where Salt Water Circus was and gardens that would evoke the granduer of Les Taxis/OOAL. If not a retheme, soften the area up by planting trees, shrubs and flowers. Maybe tie in the area closest to the ET to IS.
  9. I don't consider it a rumour, I lean more toward speculation. Maybe it's just semantics, but I see a distinction. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Carowinds

    @chugh43, I can be a bit contrarian sometimes. As in, I liked Mean Streak. And Anaconda. But Goliath at SFMM sucks. Coasters can be very subjective.
  11. Since CF is not currently working with Intamin on new rides, I think that is where the speculation comes from. Wicked Twister could be relocated, which would open up boardwalk space nd it would be new to CGA. But then again, it could be a new coaster if CF contracts with Intamin for it, or one of the other companies designs one.
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    Carowinds

    Hurler is the absolute worst wooden roller coaster I have ridden. I never got to experience Hurler at KD, though. But yeah, after I got off of Hurler, I told myself I wish they would tear this thing down. Now, Thunder Run at Kentucky Kingdom, the third "Hurler" is awesome. Kind of ironic that a former Six Flags coaster, that had sat abandonned for years and got a minor retracking before being reopened, rode great than another ride very simiiiar at Carowinds, which was never abandonned.
  13. Railblazer was also specifically mentioned in previous quarterly reports. If I remember correctly, it opened later than expected.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I love Raptor's roar! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    If we get a GiGa, I hope that it sounds like FURY 325. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  16. I saw your post earlier today. I am not an industry insider, but a fan of parks. I grew up going to KI once yearly for most of my childhood, stopped going consistently after high school, moved to Idaho and Arizona during the Paramount years. After moving back to Kentucky in 2007, I visited the park a few times, but had little knowlege of the industry. So much so, I stopped going because I went to Haunt on a good weather Saturday and didn't have the correct expectations. In 2014, I went in May with a friend, it was cool and rainy and we felt like the park was ours. Several rides we literally the only people there. The employees were nice and cheerful and acted just as if the park was packed. I rode The Beast 14 times that day and that's what got me hooked. Since then, I have made some good friends, gained much knowledge and lingo, and spent way too much money. The resouces I started out with were YouTube and Google. That's how I found KIC. I'd like to offer some constructive criticism. If you need information for a project, give a little more lead time and make sure to mention that you have a deadline and what it is. I had planned on responding tomorrow, but I take it that is too late, as this post may be. I hope your project goes well and you have enough data to complete it well!
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    KI 2019 Entertainment

    I hope they have a variation of the Ultimate Stunt Show again.
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    When do you think Kings Island will receive a Giga?

    Interesting discussion. Something I have always wondered--When a park builds a massive new attraction, does it pay for it "up front" or is it ammortized over a period of years, going to longer debt?
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    International street makeover

    @upstop, maybe they will do this on the Festhaus. A virtual glockenspeil would be cool. LOL
  20. One of my favorite Cedar Fair promo videos:
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    That's too soon, bro. The wound is fresh. [emoji6] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  22. I wonder if this is in anticipation of the new large coaster BGW is rumored to get? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  23. It was relocated from GL. It wasn't a new to the park coaster. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  24. I'd like to see a B&M Flyer in that area. Is it true that BGW has the "rights" to B&M in that market? I've heard that before. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  25. Ouch. This really hurts. I had the pleasure of riding this coaster in 2017 and looked forward to riding it next year. It was one of my favorites.
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