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Kings Island Announces Kings Mills Antique Autos for 2019!

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Something old is new again at Kings Island for the 2019 season! Relax in a Model T Ford next to The Racer coaster in Coney Mall! KICentral is very excited to have the antique cars returning to make more memories with families and friends. KIC would love to hear what are you thoughts on this new addition!

 

https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/rides/kings-mills-antique-autos

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Kings Island's most beloved attraction, the antique cars ride, is returning to the park in spring 2019. In the new Kings Mills Antique Autos family ride, guests will board replica classic touring cars and take a leisurely drive around a scenic track equipped with a small rail to keep the car on the path. The ride will be comparable to the original Les Taxis antique car ride, combining nostalgia with new enhancements. 

Kings Mills Antique Autos will be located in Coney Mall, across from the Juke Box Café and alongside The Racer roller coaster. The ride will be a quarter mile in length and last approximately three minutes. The cars are 2/3 scale replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T; though all-new, they will retain the vintage feel of the original Les Taxis. The ride's name, as well as theming throughout the attraction, is expected to enhance the nostalgic experience for riders

 

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^ Seconded. Smart reversal of one of the biggest mistakes of the last decade.

For those of us who weren't able to tune into the entire livestream: did they say where they would go?

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This is great and all, but what was all that stuff about "Outpost 5" and the quotes from the Adventure Express loading station on the posters found at Cedar Point? Not sure how the Antique Cars fit in with all the posters and leaks that have come out recently.

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Just now, TombRaiderFTW said:

^ Seconded. Smart reversal of one of the biggest mistakes of the last decade.

For those of us who weren't able to tune into the entire livestream: did they say where they would go?

Across from the Jukebox diner, next to Racer. 

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I liked them as a kid, but choosing National Rollercoaster Day to announce a kiddie ride? That ain't right. You could feel the air go out of the room. Personally, I would have preferred bringing back Kenton's Kove if we are talking nostalgia. It is what it is....

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Solid addition.  Pretty good location with the terrain they have at their disposal (I'm assuming they're using DA's footprint).  

 

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1 minute ago, TombRaiderFTW said:

^ Seconded. Smart reversal of one of the biggest mistakes of the last decade.

For those of us who weren't able to tune into the entire livestream: did they say where they would go?

Alongside The Racer! I can't wait!

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3 minutes ago, TombRaiderFTW said:

^ Seconded. Smart reversal of one of the biggest mistakes of the last decade.

For those of us who weren't able to tune into the entire livestream: did they say where they would go?

Amen to that.  Scrapping the originals for Stunt Coaster - or whatever its called now - was the utmost low-point in the parks history.  I was praying he'd say that they were tearing it down and putting them back there... but I'll take them any way I can get them.

This is a wise move by KI, and it absolutely warms my heart!

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Was there any concept art or photos revealed? I’m trying to get an idea where it’s going to be located by The Racer.

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9 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

Solid addition.  Pretty good location with the terrain they have at their disposal (I'm assuming they're using DA's footprint).  

 

They will be on the south side of The Racer across from Jukebox diner.

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Such a waste for an announcement. Glad I’m away at school to learn. $10k for a car ride. Wonder how much season passes are going up by?

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The posters found at Cedar Fair had obvious nods to both Son of Beast and Adventure Express.  "Number 5 is Alive" and "Track 2 is no longer is use and has been permanently abandoned" were written on the posters.  Pair that with the announcement being on National Rollercoaster Day and you can't help but speculate differently.  I never thought we were getting a rebuild of Son of Beast, that's never happening.  However, I figured a revamp of Adventure Express was highly possible.  Just not sure what all the teaser posters were getting at.  How did they have anything to do with Antique Cars?  Were we mislead?

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6 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

They will be on the south side of The Racer across from Jukebox diner.

But at the track length they said, they'd have to go under Racer, yes?

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Just now, silver2005 said:

But at the track length they said, they'd have to go under Racer, yes?

That I am not sure. That does seem like a long path for that area.

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I think its wonderful.  Since Paramount rampaged the park, the park has been seriously lacking total family attractions......things that everyone can do together regardless of motion tolerance.  Now there are antique cars, railroad, the Eiffel Tower, helicopters and the carrousel.  They still need a few more.....

This does partially reverse on of the biggest pieces of damage that Paramount inflicted on the park, although the location will not be as scenic and there is still that horrible eyesore in the middle of the park.....

I am really happy with the direction that Cedar Fair is taking these parks.  Back to the Taft standard......

 

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If you were mislead, its of your own doing.  The park never put those fliers up, nor did they comment or react to speculation.  All the "teasing" was perpetuated by fanboys (and girls) not KI.

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1 minute ago, Voicetek said:

The posters found at Cedar Fair had obvious nods to both Son of Beast and Adventure Express.  "Number 5 is Alive" and "Track 2 is no longer is use and has been permanently abandoned" were written on the posters.  Pair that with the announcement being on National Rollercoaster Day and you can't help but speculate differently.  I never thought we were getting a rebuild of Son of Beast, that's never happening.  However, I figured a revamp of Adventure Express was highly possible.  Just not sure what all the teaser posters were getting at.

Those weren't teasers. They were Easter eggs.

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The posters found at Cedar Fair had obvious nods to both Son of Beast and Adventure Express.  "Number 5 is Alive" and "Track 2 is no longer is use and has been permanently abandoned" were written on the posters.  Pair that with the announcement being on National Rollercoaster Day and you can't help but speculate differently.  I never thought we were getting a rebuild of Son of Beast, that's never happening.  However, I figured a revamp of Adventure Express was highly possible.  Just not sure what all the teaser posters were getting at.  How did they have anything to do with Antique Cars?  Were we mislead?


Nope. They’ll just build that at CP...

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I loved it when they brought out the actual car onto the floor. That was my favorite part of it.

I hope they do go under Racer. There's already a cutout for them where the Dinosaurs Alive entrance was.

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I'd think for visual impact, it would be important to have them on the Coney Mall side of The Racer.  But they could easily have the loading station on that side and have them cross under The Racer where the DA entrance was and use the service road boundries.

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7 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

They will be on the south side of The Racer across from Jukebox diner.

Holy crap I called the location a while ago! Its not exact but its darn close!

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Not bad. I am curious about the exact layout though.

Looks like that vehicle the elves rode in during Winterfest was a hint all along...

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Disappointing, but I'm sure something cool will be in store for 2020. Better not raise Gold Pass prices for this.

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This makes me remarkably happy. Especially hearing about the covered bridge. It sounds like they’re doing it right. Great location too! 

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11 minutes ago, fyrfyter said:

Such a waste for an announcement. Glad I’m away at school to learn. $10k for a car ride. Wonder how much season passes are going up by?

What a waste of a post. Disappointed you didnt get your Son of Beast? :lol:

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