Jump to content

New Kings Island Front Gate and Entry Plaza


Recommended Posts

With Kings Island’s 50th anniversary coming up in just over a year and the park still having its original front gate and entrance plaza, what would you like to see in an updated front gate and entrance plaza? The park could build a completely new entrance like Cedar Point, Carowinds, Worlds of Fun, or use a completely new design. Kings Island could also keep the same front gate and the International Restaurant but upgrade and theme the facade and build new ticket booths and a new season pass processing center. Share your ideas below!

image.jpeg

https://www.the-lake-effect.com/Cedar_Point_Kings_Island.html

image.jpeg
http://matthunterross.com/kings-island

image.jpeg

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.laughingplace.com/w/articles/2020/07/31/reopened-cedar-point-park-sandusky-ohio/amp/

image.jpeg
http://blogs.uww.edu/thrillseeker/2018/04/05/carowinds-3-25-2018-trip-report/
 

image.png

https://www.worldsoffun.com/tickets-passes/daily-tickets

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Because of how beautiful International Street is, I don't hate the obstruction of it's view until I officially enter the park. It's always felt like a grand reveal of sorts, same with Wonderland and Dominion. I do wish the brown wall would be renovated and the building repainted/refurbished to look less dated and drab. 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, JimParker85 said:

Because of how beautiful International Street is, I don't hate the obstruction of it's view until I officially enter the park. It's always felt like a grand reveal of sorts, same with Wonderland and Dominion. I do wish the brown wall would be renovated and the building repainted/refurbished to look less dated and drab. 

I agree that they shouldn’t demolish the entrance building but rather update and refurbish it. Something like this concept I found online would be nice because it keeps the same building and the International Restaurant, but it makes the entrance more grand and appealing and ties it into the international theme of the park.

image.jpeg

http://matthunterross.com/kings-island

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree as well, the current entrance has plenty of infrastructure already built in, and it would be quite a large loss to tear it down. I mainly just see a facelift being needed in the next few years, especially on the west side facing the parking lot. Either updating it to a look more like the WinterFest entrance permanently with a more flush look like pictured above, or just simply modernizing the billboards and maybe new shingles and some roofing work would be all that's needed. KI truly doesn't need a completely new entrance plaza, especially compared to some other parks. Just needs a little modernization and/or revamping. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to see them do something with the roof shingles and replace it with something more aesthetically pleasing. Right now those give it a run down look. I think that would be a good start.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep the structure as is.  Get rid of the banners, replace the shingles, add accent pieces and international flags (i think they were there originally).  Renovate the ticket building to emulate the architecture of International Street.  Return the classic logo to the bank on the south side.  Add some trees.  Bring back decorative lamp posts.  But don't demolish it and pull a Carowinds.

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I would really like to see everything new like Cedar Point, Carowinds and Worlds of Fun that have already updated theirs.....but not ONLY Kings Island needs redesigning but Kings Dominion, Canada's Wonderland do need updates on the front gate entrances....I would NOT be surprised if I am able to see everything new....the sooner the better.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Indyguy4KI.  Update the roof, and maybe get rid of the banners to some digital displays.  Also, as others have said, it would be nice if the incorporated the facade structure that they typically build for Haunt and Winterfest into part of the permanant facade of the building.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...