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Kings Island 2019 Announcement on National Roller Coaster Day 8/16/18

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1 minute ago, Fye Coasters said:

Yes we will be on our facebook page! 

AWESOME !!!!!!!!!! great to know thanks.:D:D

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Is it normal for KI to have a very major announcement on such short notice? To me it seems like this could easily be a small renovation/upgrade. Unless they are just trying to downplay it themselves so we can be wow'd even more when it's official.

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50 minutes ago, gforce1994 said:

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As much as I'd love to be at this announcement tomorrow and see the impossible become real again (thanks to RMC), a) I have my honours college retreat 800 miles away and b) something is telling me that RMC SoB is a lifetime away but RMC Racer is more likely.

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I’d love to see a “like-new” refurbishment to The Racer that restores its red, white, and blue colors...along with a slick new lighting package. 

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They say something is returning. Knowing KI, it’s likely a play on the words Re-turning, as in The Racer will run backwards.

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I think we’ll see a Racer makeover, hopefully with the original paint scheme. I’d love to see a flat or two as well. If “our” Eagles and the Antique Cars made a return, I’d be floored. 

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Lets do some thinking really quick. 

Son of Beast? No. Even if the rumors are true they'd hype it up like how they hyped up Banshee during the 2013 season.

Crypt? Highly unlikely- especially since Rivertown just got a new addition a year ago.

Flat ride? Possibly since the last flat ride the park got was in 2015, the last huge one being in 2011. 

Racer redo? Most likely since Racer is needs some work done. Plus the hint says something old will be new again so maybe that means that The Racer will run like new? 

If its not The Racer, which I'd be very suprised if it isn't, it could be an old KI flat that hasn't been in the park in years like a witches wheel or the antique cars. Heck maybe we'll get both a Racer rehab and a returning flat.

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1 hour ago, robintodd said:

I'm thinking Racer since there is a walk-back at 4:30!

Ya know, y'all might just walk back there to see our wonderful crate, shaking, rattling, and ready to be released, imagine if they did that to you guys, and redid the whole original SOB announcement 

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36 minutes ago, jdawg1998 said:

Is it normal for KI to have a very major announcement on such short notice? To me it seems like this could easily be a small renovation/upgrade. Unless they are just trying to downplay it themselves so we can be wow'd even more when it's official.

The really big announcements like a new coaster are known several weeks in advance typically.  Smaller announcements like a new flat would be pretty short notice just like this.

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I have a feeling that it is going to be Skylab, which is an Enterprise like Witches Wheel... which is … going away from Cedar Point.... and is made of iron... hmmm :(

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12 minutes ago, Bwb.32 said:

Ya know, y'all might just walk back there to see our wonderful crate, shaking, rattling, and ready to be released, imagine if they did that to you guys, and redid the whole original SOB announcement 

That's a good one!

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I’m guessing a Racer/Coney Mall revamp as well. Look at their trend of matching a new attraction with an updated food location... Chicken Shack = Banshee, Funnel Cakes = MT, Coney BBQ = _____?

I’m all-in on giving Coney Island some love.

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I like to think BIG... like an entire area re-vamp.

My hope is that Coney Mall is getting a complete reno.  It certainly needs it.  I personally think that the addition of the Smokehouse restaurant this season could have been a precursor/start of much needed infrastructure changes to the area.  I'd love a complete re-furb of Racer and flat package, as well as new lighting/facades etc.

I think "something old is new again" references the entire Coney area.  I think as a part of that reno, will a modern take on a previous attraction... fingers crossed for recaR.

Heck... I'd be happy with just the sculpted Ginkgo trees coming back!

Shaggy

 

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1 hour ago, jdawg1998 said:

Is it normal for KI to have a very major announcement on such short notice? To me it seems like this could easily be a small renovation/upgrade. Unless they are just trying to downplay it themselves so we can be wow'd even more when it's official.

I wouldn't call it a major announcement.  They gave us 24 hours notice...lol...us. like we're important. 

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This is on the Kings Island blog website... and it has the phrase "let the horse out of the barn".bdfcbe2fd715322c7a35a762621b5a19.jpg

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Look at this post by WCPO and look at their Instagram Story :o:

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Shaggy said:

I like to think BIG... like an entire area re-vamp.

My hope is that Coney Mall is getting a complete reno.  It certainly needs it.  I personally think that the addition of the Smokehouse restaurant this season could have been a precursor/start of much needed infrastructure changes to the area.  I'd love a complete re-furb of Racer and flat package, as well as new lighting/facades etc.

I think "something old is new again" references the entire Coney area.  I think as a part of that reno, will a modern take on a previous attraction... fingers crossed for recaR.

Heck... I'd be happy with just the sculpted Ginkgo trees coming back!

Shaggy

 

Agreed. The whole area from Zephyr to WindSeeker is mostly dead now. Needs some love. 

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6 minutes ago, upstop said:

The Enchanted Voyage!!! It’s the key to every kids dream! :P

I'll one-up you and hope that its the return of Phantom Theater. 

Honestly though, I'm hoping for a Racer refurb. 

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4 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

I'll one-up you and hope that its the return of Phantom Theater. 

I'll take your Phantom and raise you a Scooby Doo

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22 minutes ago, JubJester said:

Look at this post by WCPO and look at their Instagram Story :o:

 

 

Looks like the key...

to my gramp's Model T...

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