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My Off-Season To-do List For KI


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I don`t think that is an entirely accurate statement. If they did it in one season, it would be expensive, but not as expensive as a 20+ million ride. If they did it in phases, it wouldn`t be that bad. Not to mention, they at least need to fix the high traffic driving lanes where there are big pot holes. If they do nothing, eventually the paved parking lot will turn into a gravel lot.

How do I know? Gate 1 at Coney (the main picnic grove parking lot has a gravel lot that used to be a paved lot. If you ever venture out into the gravel lot, you will see small patches of pavement that are still in tact. They simply decided not to repave or maintain that area of lot, and it eventually deteriorated to the point where its back to a gravel lot. Which is fine, considering that parking lot only gets used on the really busy weekends when there are lots of picnics, or for sold out concerts. And of course July 3rd.

To repave a medium sized retail parking lot is just under $100,000. I've seen that myself. $20 million to do the whole thing? That's probably an over-estimate, but I could see it being in that ballpark if they did it all at once.

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My Dream Off- Season To-Do List For Kings Island:

1. Redo Coney Mall

I hardly think the building of one crappy ride constitutes "rodeoing" an area.

2. Paint The Racer

...back to it's original colors.

3. Get the black gunk off the orange lap bars on The Beast at least, if not replace the orange covers!

As long as guests touch those lap bars, they will continue to turn black.

4. Paint FD

Agreed.

5. Smooth Out Vortex

Clearly it's just that simple.

6. Fix The Crypt for whatever reason it was down all October, and bring back the theming.

What theming? Did the Crypt ever really have theming?

7. Reduce FOF's down time (every time I came to the park this year it was down for at least 45 minutes each day, mid-day)

Dont ride mid day laugh.gif

8. Find a way to Increase FH's ride capacity

Got any ideas? Feel free to voice them.

9. A New Action Theather Show

How about Elvira's Superstition?

10. Repave and Restripe the parking lot (Courtesy of markr)

Would be nice.

And Last But Not Least...

11. Do something to SOB before SOB turns to POS!

Too late.

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They don't need to charge an extra 5 bucks to park near the gate! I remember when that lot was FREE! I always got to the park early enough to park in the first row by the front gate!

That lost revenue would need to be made up somehow. I assume you're okay with higher food and drink prices and won't COMPLAIN on here about it?

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My Dream Off- Season To-Do List For Kings Island:

1. Redo Coney Mall

I hardly think the building of one crappy ride constitutes "rodeoing" an area.

-KI said they would be redoing it!

2. Paint The Racer

...back to it's original colors.

- What orignal colors? I have not been around long enough to remember. :huh:

3. Get the black gunk off the orange lap bars on The Beast at least, if not replace the orange covers!

As long as guests touch those lap bars, they will continue to turn black.

- I can still dream can't I?

4. Paint FD

Agreed.

-I think KI is already doing it!

5. Smooth Out Vortex

Clearly it's just that simple.

-Maybe they should rename it the Purple Headache

6. Fix The Crypt for whatever reason it was down all October, and bring back the theming.

What theming? Did the Crypt ever really have theming?

-Back when it was TRTR

7. Reduce FOF's down time (every time I came to the park this year it was down for at least 45 minutes each day, mid-day)

Dont ride mid day laugh.gif

-If only I could

8. Find a way to Increase FH's ride capacity

Got any ideas? Feel free to voice them.

-Yes don't play around just check us and send us out of the station

9. A New Action Theather Show

How about Elvira's Superstition?

-I think was only 6? Don't remember this show wasn't it a halloween show?

10. Repave and Restripe the parking lot (Courtesy of markr)

Would be nice.

-Yes it would

And Last But Not Least...

11. Do something to SOB before SOB turns to POS!

Too late.

Maybe but it would be a good name for the ride :lol:

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My Dream Off- Season To-Do List For Kings Island:

...2. Paint The Racer

...back to it's original colors.

- What orignal colors? I have not been around long enough to remember. :huh: ...

Red, white and blue:

http://www.rcdb.com/69.htm?p=6207

And, better still:

KI-Twin-n.jpg

That is from this glorious site:

http://www.cincinnativiews.net/kings_island.htm

ENJOY!

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My Dream Off- Season To-Do List For Kings Island:

...2. Paint The Racer

...back to it's original colors.

- What orignal colors? I have not been around long enough to remember. :huh: ...

Red, white and blue:

http://www.rcdb.com/69.htm?p=6207

And, better still:

KI-Twin-n.jpg

That is from this glorious site:

http://www.cincinnat...ings_island.htm

ENJOY!

I like them colors better still not really pretty

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Did you also look at the first link?

The picture embedded is from a park postcard, and almost certainly retouched to make the colors jump.

Look at that first link, and this one:

KI-4.jpg

Also retouched, but far more realistic. Note, too, the color of the Eiffel Tower back then...

Thats alot better I didn't relize there was a 2nd link, KI should go back to them colors!

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Speaking for the generation who rode Vortex when it first opened in 1987 ( when it was indeed a smooth ride ) , I am always afraid I am going to get whiplash whenever I get on the ride now.

Also, I would like to add to the off season to do list: The parking lot is long overdue for repaving.

The cost of repaving the parking lot would dwarf the cost of building Diamondback.

I'm sure it would, but its a necessary evil. There are potholes large enough to swallow cars in the employee lot.

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