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1. There aren't too many books about Kings Island's history. Would the park ever consider allowing someone like Images of America to publish a book, similar to their one about LaSourdsville Lake? 

2. Has the park considered adding more random encounters in Mystic Timber's shed, such as aliens from Flight of Fear and The Beast's claws? 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Joshua said:

1. There aren't too many books about Kings Island's history. Would the park ever consider allowing someone like Images of America to publish a book, similar to their one about LaSourdsville Lake? 

2. Has the park considered adding more random encounters in Mystic Timber's shed, such as aliens from Flight of Fear and The Beast's claws? 

 

 

1. That is a good idea there should be a book based on the history of Kings Island, even going back to before Kings Island even existed. By the way I have both Beast books by R.L. STINE on my shelf in my room. :)

2. Great idea maybe they should make references to the other rides in the park I was thinking that Diamondback, Beast, Flight of Fear, The Bat, and Banshee would fit perfectly in the ending shed scene for Mystic Timbers.

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8 hours ago, kingsislandfan1972 said:

2. Great idea maybe they should make references to the other rides in the park I was thinking that Diamondback, Beast, Flight of Fear, The Bat, and Banshee would fit perfectly in the ending shed scene for Mystic Timbers.

Not sure how to make a spoiler tag, but I'm sure 90% of people reading this have rode MT. But there are two of those "creatures" in the shed now. I agree, I'd love to see the others though. 

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11 hours ago, kingsislandfan1972 said:

By the way I have both Beast books by R.L. STINE on my shelf in my room. :)

 

Stine hosted a Q&A on his Twitter the other day. I asked him if he ever thought about writing another Beast book. Unfortunately, he didn't answer it. It was worth a shot as I was interested in him saying something about the park and those books. 

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Last night I had a night ride on Beast, with bright flashes of lightning from a still-distant storm. I asked the friend I was riding with if lightning struck the coaster, it becomes a time-machine, right?

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10 hours ago, Joshua said:

Stine hosted a Q&A on his Twitter the other day. I asked him if he ever thought about writing another Beast book. Unfortunately, he didn't answer it. It was worth a shot as I was interested in him saying something about the park and those books. 

Maybe he should write another book based on a newer attraction like Banshee or Diamondback or even Mystic Timbers, honestly I really hope that one day R.L. Stine can make a made for TV movie based on his Beast books.

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11 minutes ago, kingsislandfan1972 said:

Maybe he should write another book based on a newer attraction like Banshee or Diamondback or even Mystic Timbers, honestly I really hope that one day R.L. Stine can make a made for TV movie based on his Beast books.

Mystic Timbers would be perfect for Stine. Does he still come to the park?

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On 9/1/2018 at 5:03 PM, Joshua said:

Mystic Timbers would be perfect for Stine. Does he still come to the park?

I would assume so I wouldn’t doubt it if he still did.

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On 9/1/2018 at 10:45 AM, Magenta Lizard said:

Last night I had a night ride on Beast, with bright flashes of lightning from a still-distant storm. I asked the friend I was riding with if lightning struck the coaster, it becomes a time-machine, right?

 

On 9/1/2018 at 12:35 PM, silver2005 said:

^Beast doesn't go 88 mph. ;)

More like Slingshot lol ^_^

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Can we get some new picnic tables with umbrellas on International Street?   It's pretty hot in the summer with no shade.  Thanks

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Since we are now in the Haunt season; are there any maze ideas that were in the planning stages but didn't/haven't made the cut?

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KI has a set of questions in their hands, but with the start of haunt and the ride removal, we probably wont hear anything real soon.  Keep the questions coming. I am compiling and sending once we get a new set of answers! 

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^On that note...

...Can we have a 360 POV of Vortex?!? I would love to see a 360 of my favorite ride (especially during the offseason :))

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Will Kings Island ever get new guns for Boo Blasters? (For the most part they aren’t as good as they once were also look closely they still have the same Scooby Theming) ;)

 

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Now that the season’s over...

...how many rides did Vortex give this year?

(It’s okay if you prefer not to say it this early... I can wait :))

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  • When the 4 latest coaster installations at the park (Firehawk, Diamondback,, Banshee and Mystic Timbers), where their other options for the types of coasters thrown in to the pool of ideas? For example, could we have seen a different style coaster like a wing, floorless or another concept by another company instead of a B&M Invert?
  • When Firehawk was relocated to the park, where their other options that where thought of for anew coaster? Maybe receiving Dominator or Steel Venom?
  • Would the park ever consider maybe giving a smaller tour around the park right after Winterfest sort of similar to Winter Chill Out at Cedar Point or like Kings Louis's Winter Walkthrough?
  • Has there been any thought as to possibly keeping Halloween Haunt open for one straight week during the week of Halloween?
  • Does the park hope to keep blog tours continued in 2019?
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I will add it to the list. I have not gotten back answers from my last set. Will post when I get answers!

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  1. Any update on the Crypt building and weather it'll remain a haunt attraction?
  2. Is the park looking to add flats in the future?
  3. Will Kings Mills Antique Autos be altered for Haunt and Winterfest seasons?
  4. How far in advanced was Firehawk's demise planned before it was announced to the public?
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The Q3 conference call mentioned CF cutting 350,000 payroll hours.  Cedar Point has posted 2019 park hours and will no longer have 11PM weekday closings.  Will Kings Island be reducing operating hours in 2019 as well?

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49 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

The Q3 conference call mentioned CF cutting 350,000 payroll hours.  Cedar Point has posted 2019 park hours and will no longer have 11PM weekday closings.  Will Kings Island be reducing operating hours in 2019 as well?

I don't think that would have a tantamount change to the overall operation of the park.  I wouldn't think KI would change their hours up much but you never know.

For reference (and this is just simplified math with non-specific numbers, each park has different numbers of course and different parks have different employment numbers, this is simply averaged with 9 parks and each park having 100 operating days):

 

350,000 hours/9 parks=38,888 hours per park

38,888 hours/100 days= 388.88 hours per day to cut

388.88 hours/1000 employees=.388 hours cut per employee

 

If someone here who knows much more detailed information across parks could plug in numbers and add in for out of park operations, I think the number would be much smaller.  I would guess the company would be quicker to close parks for weather/small attendance days and perks like end of season ERT and possibly eliminate duplicate positions.

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Will KI be making any technological advances in their app so that food can be ordered/paid for using cell phones and then simply picked up at a special window (similar to what the Disney and Universal apps are currently doing, even with their dining plans)?

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1 hour ago, Backlot Stunt Coaster#1 said:

Why dont you have your good coasters open for Winterfest?

Some people consider Mystic Timbers, Flight of Fear, and Great Pumpkin coaster as "good coasters".  I take it that you do not.  Here are the main reasons (I am sure that others will chime in).

The coasters all have an minimum operating temperature that they need to abide by.  This is dictated by the structure, ride design, and car design.  Typically but not always, Winterfest is below these temperatures.  They have to be at these temperature to start operations.  They can run below this temperature if they are sufficiently warmed up and continue to run.

The annual maintenance is going on the trains right now.  They are taken all of the way down, inspected, cleaned up, and reassembled.  Mystic Timbers and Flight of Fear are down a train currently with these trains being in the shop.  I know smaller parks can do this quicker, but think about all of the coasters with all of the trains / cars on each.  It is quite a bit of work.  Personally, I would rather them do this over the winter months than to take it down in the warm weather when the season is open.

 

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Watching the TV series “The Great Christmas Light Fight”...made me wonder, does the park have a rough estimate how many lights it takes to create Winterfest? 

(Sorry if I missed the number if it was mentioned somewhere already.)

 

 

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I have a question that I've wondered about for the past few Winterfest visits: Despite the coaster being indoors, has Flight of Fear ever been repainted?

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