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  1. 39 minutes ago, Creed Bratton said:

    I don't always partake in alcohol when at the park..but having the option is nice...I wouldn't be happy if that were taken away.

    Nor would I.  I enjoy being able to sit in the biergarden or festhaus to have a beverage every now and again.  It is nice to sit and chill and have a drink and do some people watching sometimes.  Even at haunt.


    Not to mention how much revenue the park would miss out on.  I mean a keg of miller lite would cost them around $85 (alcohol laws and costs are different depending what state you are in, but I ran a restaurant in Indiana and that is about what it was)  And KI charges what $8 for a domestic draft?  I am not convinced you are getting a whole pint from those cups either.  But even so, a keg holds 124 pints.  The craft beer costs more of course from the supplier, and I am not sure what the park charges for those off hand.  I just mean the margins are large and they probably go through more kegs than you'd think.

  2. 1 hour ago, flightoffear1996 said:

    I haven’t done it but my wife says the Ripleys aquarium is well worth the price. I actually really liked the Titanic museum. They have a section where they let you feel how cold the water was when the ship sank to help put things into perspective on how horrible things were that night. 

    Titanic museum was definitely really interesting.  My kids liked how they give you one of the passengers and along the way you can find out about them and what happened to them.  Would recommend a visit here to anyone for sure.

  3. On ‎4‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 8:52 AM, teenageninja said:

    The old Antique Cars you enter and exited on the same side.  You'll likely get off when you first pull into the station and an associate will pull the car forward to the load position.  Nothing to worry about.  This thing is going to be a capacity nightmare anyways.

    Did you?  I seem to remember getting off on the opposite side, and there was a big white staircase.  You'd walk up the stairs, over the tracks and back down again to go out the exit.  

  4. 15 hours ago, malem said:

    Just a heads up that wholesale prices at Customcat are going up on Thursday, April 11 by $1 per shirt. Since KIC doesn't make any money on these, the prices of our shirts will go up the same amount.

    To get the old pricing, be sure to place your order by this Wednesday at 11:59:59pm EDT.

    Nice, thanks for the update.  Ordered mine this morning!

  5. 46 minutes ago, Snowball said:

    I was just thinking about that the other day! Best corndog I've ever had was at a haunted attraction trade show, strangely enough.

    I always like a good corndog for sure.  Best one I've ever had is from a place over here in Indy Called DJ's Big City Hot Dogs.  Everything there is good, but the corndogs are hand dipped and breaded to order.  So good!  I think I know what I'm doing for lunch today...

  6. 46 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

    Before it was Hanks Mexican Grill, that building used to serve sea food including cod and shrimp (like actual shrimp, not popcorn shrimp).  I remember it being pretty good.  I ate there a lot. 

    This was during the last few years of the Paramount Era. 

    Wasn't it Bubba Gump's Shrimp company during this time?

  7. 26 minutes ago, fryoj said:

    The Marvel contract is in perpetuity. As long as Uni wants it and keeps the land in proper shape, it's theirs. 

    The Simpsons stuff, no one seems to know yet. There's speculation about a 2028 renewal date, but theres also a thought that it may have a setup like the Marvel deal where it auto renews unless Uni doesn't live up to the standards of the contract. 

    Oh wow, I didn't realize that.  It's definitely an interesting position for Universal.  On one hand, you have to keep paying the licensing fee to your greatest competitor in the area.  On the other hand, you get satisfaction knowing that some of the current most popular characters they own are in your park, and that they would probably love to have them at theirs instead.  Maybe it is working out well for both though, Disney seems to have their hands full with Pixar and Star Wars at the moment anyways as far as the parks go.  Either way, I appreciate the info 

  8. 1 hour ago, Creed Bratton said:

    So does this merger mean that Homer Simpson is now a Disney Princess? :)

    It does make me think about Universal Studios now having all of that Disney owned IP in their parks.  Is the Simpson's ride still in the old Back to the Future ride area?  Add that with all of the Marvel, now X-Men and Fantastic 4.  I wonder how long those contracts last?

  9. I think something like Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld would be really cool for this spot.  Instead of the Atlantis theme, it could easily be themed along with Rivertown / Mystic Timbers.  Not sure how well it would fit but without looking, I believe it was manufactured by Mack, and I bet they could make good use of the area and the building with an attraction like this.

  10. 2 hours ago, Pez said:

    Other investors have already put up a new hotel off Kings Island Drive and then there is interest in putting in a campground so there must be data showing a demand for more rooms in the area.  I expect the demand would not just be vacationers, but business travelers as well with the increasing investment in commercial facilities along Innovation Way

    I agree with this about rooms being more in demand in this area and would like to add to it that as someone from out of town who will stay in the Mason area hotels probably 2 or 3 times a season for extended KI weekends, that over the last 2 years I have noticed a fairly significant price increase for the hotels.  Just the other day I was looking into getting a room for the Friday of Passholder preview night and it was about 35% higher rate to book the room than when I stayed in the same place for haunt in October.  Same chain in Beechmont was significantly lower rate for the same night.  

  11. 18 hours ago, chugh43 said:

    I will be at Carowinds to ride Copperhead Strike. 


    18 hours ago, Ben43065 said:

    Copperhead strike opens next weekend.

    Oh Sweet!  I guess I did not think about Carowinds opening earlier than KI.  I'll be anxious to hear how you like it.  I watched the CGI pov of it on YouTube a couple of weeks ago it looks awesome.  

  12. 1 hour ago, chugh43 said:

    I fully agree! Time Traveler was amazing! I found it disorienting based on the spin and the speed into those inversions. 

    Depending on how it goes next weekend, Mack may become my favorite manufacturer! 

    May I ask what will happen next weekend, where this might happen?

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