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  1. Kings Island Central came into existence in 2003. Dane Thomas, who started the website, just wanted a place to host pictures of the park. Kings Island Central quickly grew in popularity faster than anyone could have imagined. Over the years, Kings Island Central has grown exponentially and has become one of the very few dedicated fan and forum websites left in the industry. Kings Island Central continues to thrive even with the increased use of social media. Media Director Brad Perdue continues to keep Kings Island Central's content relevant. He keeps the main website updated by adding park history in real time and adding hundreds of photos every year to our vast collection of photo galleries. As Brad continued to add more photos, and the forums continued to grow, we started to max out our space on the current server. Brad ran the server out of space multiple times during the documentation of Adventure Port and the 2023 season. At that point, Brad and Matthew Middleton, the KIC Website Director, knew they had to do something to keep the website going. In late 2023, we started with a fresh web server and picked out a new theme to build out our main website. We have been working since then to rebuild the current website pages into the new website and give them a modern look. Our original graphic designer, Lee, also took our vision for the website and created the new logos. https://kicentral.com/ The Kings Island Central Admin Team hopes you enjoy the new website and find it easier to navigate and find the vast information contained on our website. The Kings Island Central Admin
    3 points
  2. Woodstock's Air Rail (FKA: Flying Ace) is currently being power washed. Looks like painting will start soon!
    3 points
  3. I visited Carowinds last fall. I skipped Vortex as I was not real impressed with on my previous visit and took one painful spin on Hurler in the rain. I am glad Hurler is getting some love because it really needed it. Carowinds sorely needs a nice modern woodie.
    3 points
  4. As a Graphic Designer and site designer too, I know the hard work and decisions that went into all this. Great job and I'm so happy to be part of this group that enjoys this site on a daily basis and loves King's Island like a second home.
    3 points
  5. That episode never gets old. Brady Bunch was my favorite show in my pre-teens.
    2 points
  6. The track length is only 672ft, so it's no surprise they got the track work done so quickly. I think Good Gravy only took a few days to complete track work as well.
    2 points
  7. Very unfortunate chain of events. This park is plagued by the fact that it's in a smaller community with larger parks nearby and the fact that it just doesn't have much going for it at all. I personally think that they need to review their operating system. For example, could they do something similar to stickers grove in Ross, OH? Only be open for private events and maybe a few holidays? Coaster enthusiasts obviously want the leap the dips credit but if it wasn't for having the world's oldest rollercoaster, this park would have closed long ago. I'm very thankful to have gotten the credits in 2022 on both leap the dips and skyliner. Skyliner is actually a pretty good wooden coaster for its age and size.
    2 points
  8. I was wondering why there's not really any merch for Top Gun/Flight Deck/The Bat? Found pictures of this shirt online but don't see it for sale anywhere unfortunately. Flight Deck is what it always was when I was a kid and that is a really cool T-shirt design!
    2 points
  9. I would hope they add a plaque as a Coney Island ride moved up to Kings Mills
    1 point
  10. Yes, now they only have to build the theming structures and repaint Woodstock Air Rail
    1 point
  11. Also it looks like the lift on Soapbox Racers is complete: T Told y'all this coaster would go up quick lol
    1 point
  12. I'm going to be 45 this summer, and I've been doing Kings Island since I was 2. I definitely cannot do the "ride til I drop" anymore, unless "til I drop" means halfway through the day. Keeping up with my kids, I've found my feet are killing me at the end of the day, the constant rattling from the coasters wears on me by the park's closing, and headaches are a bit more common. I can still do all the rides (I did age out of Vortex a year before they announced its closure) but now I don't get upset if I only get 2-3 rides on my favorites over the course of a 2-day trip. We're taking the kids to Disney/Universal in about two months, and I'm trying to exercise like crazy to keep up my stamina for the 30,000 steps a day I know we're going to have. But it's actually been a bit of a blessing. With our kids, we have to slow down a bit anyway (although my son is 12 and does most the big coasters). And it's made me appreciate the park more. I love the roller coasters, but I also like stopping to get some pizza by the fountain on International Street, taking some time to enjoy Planet Snoopy with my 8-year-old daughter, take in a show and just enjoy the park itself. You miss a lot of beauty when you're just running from adrenaline high to adrenaline high.
    1 point
  13. This sounds like a fun little show that could really delight the kids...which makes me wonder why it isn't just going to go at the theater on International Street or somewhere in Planet Snoopy. Maybe it needs lights/sound in a way that only the KI Theater can do it. The Phantom Theater show was a lot of fun and seemed to have a nice little fanbase (I was at the final performance for last season, and the line for that last show was stretching all the way near back to Adventure Port. It was cute and funny, and my kids liked it even if they had no clue what Phantom Theater was. I understand that you probably can't keep bringing that show back year after year, but I definitely would have thought maybe they'd try to re-enlist the show's creator to see what else they might be able to dredge up from KI nostalgia (why not do a musical about Wild Animal Habitat...the Temu version of The Lion King, lol). Maybe the show will be fun; maybe it will be forgettable. I don't stop to view the shows enough for this really to be a big disappointment or anything. But a good show could get my interest.
    1 point
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  15. What a great surprise! Came home after work and gym, and my Tablo DVR had recorded the Brady Bunch Cincinnati Kids !
    1 point
  16. I’m honestly surprised they’re still keeping Vortex around.
    1 point
  17. Looks amazing! So glad to be a part of the Kings Island fan community. We have something there that no other amusement park has to my knowledge. A strong fan base that loves this park and loves the attractions both current and defunct that have operated here over the many years. KICentral is a way not only to learn about and discuss the park but also to connect with fellow amusement park fans who all have one thing in common - we love Kings Island and the amusement park industry!
    1 point
  18. Not only that, but unless they can come up with more than $8M to buy it (or more than that local restaurant does in an entire year if not two or more years), it just seems like there are better causes. But I guess if it stirs up more business for the local Salem Gardens and they overall make more money than they would on a typical February Saturday to offset donating a dollar for every coney purchased, then it is worth it to them.....as long as the pro-concert crowd doesn't try to cancel them and boycott them....
    1 point
  19. It is admittedly a positive effort, but coming from a BIG BIG Geauga Lake fan, there isnt a single D amn thing that will change their planned course of action.
    1 point
  20. I remember well the announcement and hype that SOB got. I took a ton of photos with me and my family in front of that huge crate when it was announced. Once I saw the layout, I was hoping it would be a great ride. And, other than the long loud lift hill, an epic first drop and the fun of the loop, it was an extremely rough, jackhammering and somewhat boring coaster to my disappointment. I was really wanting to love the ride watching rise above the KI skyline. It was truly a massive structure. But after my first few rides, I only rode it again if a friend from out of town came in and really wanted to ride it, or when my oldest got big enough to ride it. Other than that, I'd skip it, ride The Beast and my body thanked me for it.
    1 point
  21. Like sands through the hourglass and Voban through the deck boards, such are the incomplete projects that get shelved. Meanwhile, there is a great history book by @KIghostguy and an awesome coffee table book by @Shaggy that can fill the historical needs.
    1 point
  22. With the removal of the trees, the flume ride will feel like it did in the Coney Island days.
    1 point
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