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    Definitely looking forward to that!
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    This was one of my favorite rides in the park when I was young. I remember being very upset when it was taken out. Very similar memories of it as @super7's post above. You can catch a couple of quick glimpses of it on this Defunctland episode on YouTube:
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    Hello, Dolly!- silver2005's 2019 Southeast Trip

    The Apple Barn for sure. Also The Old Mill has a really good family style dinner I try not to miss when I am there. Paula Deans, while touristy is always tasty as well.
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    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    What a great analogy! Clip is pretty funny too. I knew there was one at Indiana Beach that needed to go on my list. I sat here thinking what it was. I think the last time I rode that I was maybe a sophomore in HS? Definitely one of the worst rides, but not all bad memories
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    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    You're right, Shaggy This one was pretty bad!
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    Worst Coaster You Have Been On.

    For me the Outer Limits: Flight of Fear was one of the worst until they got rid of the OTSRs. Now i think it is quite enjoyable. Son of Beast was bad especially after the work they did after taking out the loop. I think after the new trains were added was when I could barely ride that one anymore. And then Gwazi at BG Tampa.
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    Guests Say The Darnest Things

    Is Star Tours being incorporated into the Galaxy's edge concept? Or is Galaxy's edge its own land somewhere else?
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Yes, it should be 365ft tall. And be named -- 24 Seven 365-- 24 air time events, breaks 7 coaster records, and is 365ft tall. Also is open all day every day
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    Season pass sale

    If you do purchase online, I believe you can opt to pay monthly for the pass with no additional cost after the initial processing fee. So the earlier you purchase and choose this option, the less the monthly cost is is as it is spread over more months.
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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    Oh yeah, I remember reading the posts about that on here. I guess I didn't realize that was on Good Friday. Hopefully it is not as crazy for everyone this year.
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    Haunt 2019 Discussion

    Flight of Fear might be a good attraction to "convert" as you say to a Haunt attraction. I think there would be space enough in there for some props, and if not maybe some added orange or black lighting. Maybe some fog. Who knows! I like the idea of adding attractions back in. I always thought Route 666 was such a cool idea back in the FearFest days.
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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    What happened on last Good Friday preview night?
  13. Could be new fireworks show? If so, do you Think they will incorporate the new fountains into the show as well, like what they do at EPCOT? If they are hiring an artist like this, perhaps adding the fountain element to the nightly show makes sense instead of it just being for fireworks. Would be awesome if it was for a new dark ride too though
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    If I am not mistaken, I believe that Intamin has been the only manufacturer to use the term "Giga" when referring to a coaster over 300 ft and this term was coined when they were building MF at Cedar Point. I do not believe any other manufacturer including B&M has ever referred to their coasters over 200ft tall as anything other than "Hyper" including any that happen to be over 300ft tall.
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    Oktoberfest through the years

    You could wrap what is already there in some fur, give them some horns and call them Alps? https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Alp_(folklore)
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I didnt realize that! It has been about 13 years since I have been on MF and forgot about it loading/unloading this way.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Expedition Everest is a great example of this! The sort of system you described is exactly what I was thinking about. I would love this type of system if we end up with this Giga! While it is a bummer about the seat belts on FOF taking so long to get the trains ready for launch, I do much prefer these restraints to the OTSRs that used to be on this ride. Sacrificed loading speed for ride comfort in that case.
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    Expanding Action Zone

    I think this would be great. Could do a lot with that idea! His outline is definitely a good start, especially with the Dark Ride. Would be interested to hear what your ideas would be that go with this.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I Would like to see a separate unload area for getting off of the ride like the Disney coasters, or FOF. Banshee has figured the process out for the most part, but seeing the amount of time wasted at Diamondback with the trains being stacked all the time makes me think with the amount of ridership the coaster will have, it would be more efficient to do it this way. That extra 30 seconds per train or however long adds up at the end of the day and allows for more riders for the day and quicker wait times. Just my opinion!
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    Kings Island 2019 Discussion

    I have wondered this also about CFA. I usually get LaRosa's as we don't have it where I live. Chic-Fil-A seems to be everywhere though. And it is kind of expensive outside of the park for quick service as it is, let alone paying almost double for the same food while inside of the park. Maybe it is, as you seem to suspect, about the food quality.
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    Face Your Fears (Flight of Fear 1996 commercial)

    This is about the same as what I am remembering. 3 and a half hour wait and a line that came out past the zephyr. I think at this point there was a break in the line, for foot traffic to get through, and a temporary rope que that formed near the center and down the Coney Mid-way back towards Monster but not ending that far down. I remember hating it after the launch. I was 11 and those headrests and banging around made sure it was a long time before I rode it again. Anybody else remember it similarly?
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    Coasterstock 2019 - May 17th & 18th

    I still have never been to this event. Have not even been a member of a coaster club before. Which to go to this event, that is a requirement, yes? Would love to come this year, and I finally have a schedule where that could be possible. I know there has been some discussion on these clubs in the past, as before I made this post I did do a search. I found some good info about which costs the least to join etc. Did not really find anything though on if any of these clubs have significant advantage over the others as far as KI event? If money is no object, is there advantages of being a part of ACE over joining Great Ohio? Specifically The Beast feature mentioned in the above post? Of course it would be great to support all of the clubs, but if I have not been a member of one before, and if this will be my first Coasterstock, will there be more events I can attend as a member of ACE over Great Ohio or others?
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    Oktoberfest through the years

    I think a big part of Slingshot's ridership comes from its visibility. Where it is located is probably one of the more heavily traveled paths of the park and really contributes to the impulse buy of riding it, where so many people can see it in action. When I come to King's Island, I am not seeking out the Slingshot, or thinking about it, but when I walk buy it, I think "Oh that looks pretty fun." While I agree about not personally liking where it is located, it just would not have the same visibility in X-Base currently, and therefore less ridership because of less people being lured in with that impulse buy to do it. Depending on what goes in to Firehawk's old spot and what they do with the rest of that area, that could certainly change, and in that case could end up being the perfect spot for a Slingshot relocation.
  24. I saw this on YouTube a couple of weeks ago also! What a story!
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    KI 2019 Entertainment

    Will Gravity be back next year? Unfortunately I missed it this season and would like that to be near the top of my to-do list next season if it will be back.