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It just turned midnight which means it's now 2020 and we are a step closer to Opening Day and riding Orion. It's gonna be a great year for the park.

Have a great year everybody!

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I wish they would put a European siren on the first aid cart.

 

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That would be cool and great for theming, but on the other hand, it could be mistaken for theming by a small number of people and possibly interfere with an actual emergency and hinder it in some way when seconds can count.  Safety first so in the end I would look for other ways to add international theming.  (Would also kind of clash in Rivertown)

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@King Ding Dong, would you be in favour of it if the first aid cart was used to deliver Mike Koontz to the Rivertown Coke Freestyle station to open it daily?

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14 minutes ago, Outdoor Man said:

didn't make it to New Years eve.  What were the crowds like?

 

On the low end of a “busy” night, I’d say. 

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Aside from Orion, I'm curious to see the improvements made to the park for 2020. The 2019 season was by far my favorite because of all the little improvements the park made in addition to KMAA.

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57 minutes ago, BoddaH1994 said:

On the low end of a “busy” night, I’d say. 

for the most part it seems like Winterfest was well attended this year- perhaps more than the first two?

 

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43 minutes ago, Outdoor Man said:

for the most part it seems like Winterfest was well attended this year- perhaps more than the first two?

 

I felt otherwise. Lots of cold nights that were dead. I don’t have any numbers so I could be wrong. Just felt less busy. Slammed on the warmer nights, though.

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Well, the 2020 season is upon us.

Just to show y'all something, below is a list of each ride in the park and how old they are. Makes you think, huh?^_^

Years of Operation:

Banshee- 6

The Bat- 27

Congo Falls- 32

Delirium- 17

Drop Tower- 21

Invertigo- 21

Xtreme Skyflyer- 25

Dodgem- 34

Kings Mills Antique Autos- 2

Monster- 51

Scrambler- 51

Shake, Rattle, and Roll- 45

The Racer- 48

WindSeeker- 9

Zephyr- 34

Flight of Fear- 24

Orion- Opening year or 1

Eiffel Tower- 48

Grand Carousel- 94

Adventure Express- 29

Sling Shot- 18

Viking Fury- 38

Boo Blasters on Boo Hill- 28

Character Carousel- 38

Charlie Brown's Wind Up- 28

Flying Ace Aerial Chase- 19

Joe Cool's Dodgem School- 43

Kite Eating Tree- 14

Linus' Beetle Bugs- 53

Linus' Launcher- 14

PEANUTS 500- 41

PEANUTS Off-Road Rally- 48

Race For Your Life Charlie Brown- 52

Sally's Sea Plane- 22

Snoopy vs. Red Baron- 28

Snoopy's Junction- 38

Snoopy's Space Buggies- 5

Surf Dog- 14

Great Pumpkin Coaster- 28

Woodstock Express- 48

Woodstock Gliders- 5

Woodstock Whirlybirds- 22

Diamondback- 11

K.I.& M.V.R.R- 48

Mystic Timbers- 3

The Beast- 41

Backlot Stunt Coaster- 15

White Water Canyon- 35

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27 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

Xtreme Skyflyer- 20

Kings Mills Antique Autos- 2

Mystic Timbers- 3
 

This is cool, but I spotted some errors (the first 2 rides quoted, with Mystic Timbers being used just as a reference). First up, Xtreme Skyflyer opened in 1995 (as Drop Zone- the name was later changed so it could be used for the 1999 Drop Tower), not 2000 (Son of Beast was the only new ride added in 2000), so this would make it 25 according to the Mystic Timbers age. Also if Mystic Timbers, which opened in 2017, is 3 then KMAA would only be 1 according to the same scale as it opened in 2019. Orion would technically be Year 0 since it is in its very first season in 2020.

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7 minutes ago, McSalsa said:

This is cool, but I spotted some errors (the first 2 rides quoted, with Mystic Timbers being used just as a reference). First up, Xtreme Skyflyer opened in 1995 (as Drop Zone- the name was later changed so it could be used for the 1999 Drop Tower), not 2000 (Son of Beast was the only new ride added in 2000), so this would make it 25 according to the Mystic Timbers age. Also if Mystic Timbers, which opened in 2017, is 3 then KMAA would only be 1 according to the same scale as it opened in 2019. Orion would technically be Year 0 since it is in its very first season in 2020.

In addition, Peanuts Off-Road Rally is listed as 48, which would suggest it opened in 1972. I believe it actually opened at Cincinnati's Coney Island in 1969, which would put it at 51. Kings Island has gone back-and-forth on whether it's an "original" park ride though, considering that not all the cars are original.

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From Chad:

Also from Chad:

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Zephyr is undergoing a complete rebuild and will be back for the 2020 season.

 

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Coincidentally watched this video yesterday, here’s a tad bit more information. 

 

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Can one of the admins please combine the two 2020 Discussion threads? Thanks.

 

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Why not just use this one that's active? That last one hasn't been active in over a month,

Also, I feel like Zephyr just underwent this treatment a couple seasons ago, right? Does Zephyr get rebuilt every season?

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2 hours ago, Nick_Plummer said:

Also, I feel like Zephyr just underwent this treatment a couple seasons ago, right? Does Zephyr get rebuilt every season?

CGA said they do theirs every couple of years in the video above so I imagine KI is probably the same.

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3 hours ago, JubJester said:

Can one of the admins please combine the two 2020 Discussion threads? Thanks.

 

I merged the duplicate threads together.

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3 minutes ago, Klabergian Empire said:

Anyone know what the crane at Mystic Timbers is doing?

My guess is loading the cars back onto the track and moving them into the shed area.

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4 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

I thought trains were already on the track and in the storage shed. 

For Mystic Timbers....... Read up lol

 

16 minutes ago, ThrillKingsFitzy said:

Does this mean testing is starting this month?

Id say mid to late March.

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Is this the same area that a footing was rumored be sliding down a hill?  Diamondback has some bad vibrations too. Wonder if they are making adjustments to the track?

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3 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

Is this the same area that a footing was rumored be sliding down a hill?  Diamondback has some bad vibrations too. Wonder if they are making adjustments to the track?

Maybe part of the "noise reduction" KI is working on for neighbors?

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