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I threw together this GIF real quick, showing the area opening day 1972 versus opening day 2009. I'm actually super impressed by this... it lines up really well and you can even identify several

Heard something very funny while riding Adventure Express on Sunday. A mother and her six year old were riding behind me...   Mom - "Are you sure this is like a train ride" 6 year old son - "Yeah m

Here's a funny story. I was at the white-and-red geysers, and someone was at every other geyser at Whitewater Canyon, when, through the woods around the bend echoed the voice of the watchtower supervi

Anyone else here find it odd that the Soak City webcam is facing the car pool parking lot?

Also, the tubs have arrived on the site of Woodstock Gliders.

Is it just me, or the Soak City (aka parking lot) one now shows several cars in the lot when it days/weeks past there really weren't? Is there something going on at the park?

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Oh hey there! There may be snow on the ground right now and bitter cold but just think warm and happy thoughts of Kings Island's Opening Day on April 18th! We're down in the 50's (no not 50 Shades of Grey) but 59 days away until Opening Day! Here's a little something...

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I edited this a little but here's where I got it from: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2014/04/17/kings-island-roller-coaster-Banshee/7813679/

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This just in from KI's Facebook page-

ADVISORY: The jobs open house scheduled for tomorrow (Feb. 21) has been cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 28, from 5-9 p.m.

Entertainment auditions have been rescheduled for Sunday, February 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

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It rained all day on April 29, 1972. An Enquirer photo from that day can be seen at this link. The photo shows crowds on I-Street scattering, trying to find shelter from the falling rain.

http://retro.cincinnati.com/Topics/Gallery/Kings-Island-Construction#Bashing The Bubbly

Here's a fantastic gallery of additional color photos from that day. You can see the wet pavement in a lot of the shots, a sign of the rain.

http://holzsc.com/PKI72/index.htm

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In retrospect, the park looks so small compared to today, but when I first went, it was huge! I'm certainly glad I wore out the soles of my feet back then, because I didn't know most of those Coney rides would be gone so soon.

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What is this email I've received about a petting zoo? Gimme a call when they start handling animals requiring special licensing. :) Oh the concepts for a One of a kind Zoological park that Kings Island empowers to the mind. Just saying.

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Hey, you. Yes, you! Guess what? We are down to 57 days until Opening Day!

In honor of Throwback Thursday, here's a pic from Opening Day in 1972.5603bd0567ff4db5528efa0794aee409.jpg

via KingsIslandPR on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/yf9h1AuODz/

I did go back in time. The Scooby who is walking in the opposite direction as everybody else. That's me! lol. I did it with the CIA and Project Pegasus. I also have some oceanfront property right here in Ohio!

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I still try to wrap my head around what it must have been like to witness a project on that scale pop up in a field in southwestern Ohio.

I knew one of the fellows on the construction crew when it was first built; he recently just died of cancer.

He knew it was special, and when they were building, they talked about the fun they were going to have, like they were building it for themselves.

There were so many things going at once, he told me, that as his crew would finish and go to clock out, they took time to see hat other things were being built.

He recalled it as being a grand time in his life, and loved to see peoples' faces when they entered the park and took it allll in.

His name was Harry Adler.

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Or tell customers their getting one thing and then change it to another thing.

*coughcough* diningplan*cough*

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At first I thought you were referring to Diamondback's season pass preview day. The ride was meant to open on April 17, 2009 to season pass holders, but instead that event was cancelled and early morning ride time was added instead (which, for the record, was a much better idea)

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It rained all day on April 29, 1972. An Enquirer photo from that day can be seen at this link. The photo shows crowds on I-Street scattering, trying to find shelter from the falling rain.

http://retro.cincinnati.com/Topics/Gallery/Kings-Island-Construction#Bashing The Bubbly

Here's a fantastic gallery of additional color photos from that day. You can see the wet pavement in a lot of the shots, a sign of the rain.

http://holzsc.com/PKI72/index.htm

In your link above it is interesting to see where Swan Lake used to be and thinking about the DB splashdown, where it is at now. Such cool pics!

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