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Everything posted by BeeastFarmer

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. The Interpreter was a little under five years ahead of the times on this one.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Am I dreaming this, or was this done before? I remember the IAAPA coaster concept with Monster Jam, but I could swear that I have seen this experience advertised for CP in the last five years. Or maybe I am living in an alternate timeline.
  9. The Old Magic is New Again. C'mon Get Happy! (Ok, so I borrowed the last part from 1972)
  10. It's been 3 years. I have Culver's locally, so no loss for me. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  11. I wonder if the restraints have to do with NJ requirements? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. ^I didn't see any trains in the FOF building during the 2018 Coasterstock tour.
  13. I'm just extrapolating here. I kind of hope nothing is there because I want to enjoy the beginning of this season and all it has to offer before all the drama of speculation begins. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. ^So, by extension, if the poster was correct that the NOC is filed after plans are approved, the permits/paperwork should be available by whatever protocol the local governing body has in place.
  15. If something is presented before a city committee, I would think it would be a matter of public record.
  16. OK, so I am not in the building/construction industry, but...A person above stated that a NOC has to be filed to inform the local government that work has begun on a project(s) that have previously been approved by their departments. If this is the case, wouldn't the plans for whatever is going to be done on file? It's not like the park can go to the city and say, "Hey, we are going to build a roller coaster, we will file our NOC when we are ready to begin!" Also, I would think a NOC would cover the years listed. They don't have to file a NOT (Notice of Termination) do they?
  17. I think the first time I rode The Beast was in 1981 or 1982; I rode The Beastie in 1980 and it scared me to death, but I managed to ride The Racer the same day. But since my first ride, it has always been a favorite, even as a non-enthusiast. The Beast and Kings Island are responsible for me becoming obsessed. Mid-May 2014, a friend and I visited. We usually went once a year, but had skipped a few years because we went on a Saturday Haunt--not knowing the ins and outs back then, we were disgusted and vowed to never go again because of the experience. We got two-day tickets at Kroger, planned our days. The first day, it was cold, damp and rainy. Many of the things we did, we literally were the only people on the ride/attraction/eatery. And the associates were stellar. I knew they had to be cold, wet and miserable, but they smiled and genuinely seemed like they wanted us to have a good time. This was when every transaction was completed with "Have a FUN day!" My friend doesn't ride The Beast, so I got introduced to solo riding, and rerides....and rerides....and rerides...I think I rode 15 times that day! The next day was a little warmer and less damp, but several buses were in the parking lot for field trips. We went for a few hours, then she introduced me to Jungle Jims, we went to IKEA and a late lunch at Olive Garden and parted ways. She lives in Dayton, I live in Kentucky, so I decided to go back to the park! I rode The Beast several more times that day. I upgraded my ticket to a Gold Pass and got a dining plan. I haven't looked back since then. Riding The Beast several times in a row hooked me. My friend and I still go at least once a year; but we try to do Haunt on a Friday night. This year, we did New Years Eve at WinterFest and had a blast. She is a Disney gal and she said WinterFest was on par with her Disney holiday experience.
  18. Holiday World, Kentucky Kingdom and Cedar Point are parks and are relatively close to KI. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  19. Which commandment is " Whatever you do, don't go in the shed?" Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  20. As of last year, with a platinum pass, you can get a FLP at a FL price. If you don't have platinum, it might be worth it to upgrade if you're doing a two day trip...plus you may just love it enough to go back again this year! Lodging...in May you can usually get a pretty cheap rate at CP Express. There are plenty of cheap but good motels in Sandusky too. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  21. Maybe someone in the Cincinnati area could answer this: why does this news station have updates about Kings Island in the consumer advocate "don't waste your money" segment? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  22. And the above post is why I love Kings Island. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  23. I was an arborist before my current career as an RN. The linden trees on IS were probably at the end of their expected life. The probably had root systems that had grown into the grassy area around the Royal Fountain as it was easier to get water and nutrients from an irrigated/fertilized area vs the pavers. They had pruned them during the offseason last year, and the decision was probably sealed then. When I was at KD in 2016, I was amazed at the mostly dead ash trees around the Eifel Tower, they looked like a huge liability. I hated to see the trees at KI go, but I think IS will look great. I was more upset about the removal of the last of the gingko trees in the area formerly known as Coney Mall--they had all been moved from Coney Island and they all ended up in the former smoking area as the others died and off and were replaced with maple trees.
  24. I wonder if we will see a construction fence that says #ItsBigItsComing or #ItsBigItsOnTheWay? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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