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  1. Why did I read this in a Morgan Freeman voice?
  2. Pretty sure a few years back before covid they used part of the path for a haunt maze. I wanna say it was Cornered or something abandoned.
  3. I did it for the first time in 2023. I dont mind it being an upcharge attraction and frankly with my other two friends is one of the most thrilling rides at KI.
  4. The physical path is still there. Only a small sliver of it was torn up for Orion. Wonder if they will ever use it again...
  5. If you look closely at the large window there, they always had a spare horse or two from the carousel on display. I remember my grandparents and I walking past that on our way out of KI every time we visited.
  6. I would imagine so. 2020-2021 we low attendance years because of covid. 2022 started the rebound to pre-covid levels. It just makes sense it would happen for 2023.
  7. Went to Winterfest last Saturday (11/25) and overall the park looks great. Mystic Timbers gave a great ride as usual and I now prefer Sol Spin during Winterfest. The only thing that disappointed me was Flight of Fear only running one train, which I did not ride. Hopefully it will not be like that the entirety of Winterfest. Hot chocolate was good as usual. I still consider Winterfest a good time.
  8. I love how KI is just randomly scheduled to be open Sunday, September 8, 2024, from 10-8 without being open the rest of the weekend.
  9. As a someone who prefers wooden coasters to steel, this is horrible news. Six Flags does not take good care of their wooden coasters for the most part. I pray that Racer, Beast and Mystic Timbers don't fall into the same poor quality that other Six Flags wooden coaster fall into. Hopefully the Cedar Fair side of the merger continues to operate Kings Island and maintains our wood coasters to the same high level they have the last several years. I also want to make very clear that an RMC hybrid of any KI wooden coaster will be a mistake of unfathomable proportions. I am most worried about Beast. Mark my words, if they ever RMC Beast, I will never go to Kings Island again. If they really want to give Kings Island an RMC, build a ground up one. Simple as that. Even removing the wooden coaster aspect, I am worried about what this is going to do to Kings Island. Kings Island is a very special place to a lot of people (I myself included) and the Six Flags branding is going to erode the unique charm of Kings Island and make it feel like every other park. The point is I just don't have a good feeling about this merger from the quality aspect of the park. I have a gut feeling that over the next few years, unless the Cedar Fair side is able to maintain Kings Island the way it has been, we will see Kings Island change not for the better. Change is a part of life, but there is a difference between good change and bad change. I am 100% willing to give this a chance and I am. But there are a thousand ways that this can mess up and I pray that the right decisions are made and not ones that will irreversibly damage Kings Island.
  10. I would 110% LOVE to see this! Also, Id rather do sledding on the waterslides in Soak City than the log flume lol.
  11. Imagine the whole train course COVERED in Christmas lights (especially the woods after the trestle bridge)...even better, imagine that with snow! Anyways lol I sorta agree.
  12. So I've though about Haunt and what all has been said here (as well as another thread) and here are my thoughts: Kings Island's Haunt (or Fearfest when it started way back in 2000) has always been an event where the purpose was to take most of regular Kings Island and add a Halloween twist to it in the form of later operating hours, scare zones and scare mazes, and scare actors roaming a fog covered park. Boiled down, Kings Island infused with haunted houses (sorry if this sounds rather simplistic; I really don't know how else to say this lol) The point is that its supposed to be scary. Halloween is the holiday of fear. Scary and fear is not family friendly is most instances. A scare maze themed to a shopping mall overrun with zombies is NOT family friendly. Haunt in general is not a family oriented event and its not supposed to be. If families want to experience Kings Island during the Halloween season but do not like the gore of Haunt, there is literally an ENTIRE family friendly event that takes place 11-6 (which is a little over half of the operating day) on Saturdays and basically all day Sunday. So families with young children should plan accordingly or else not be surprised when 6 and 7pm come around. Kings Island literally advertises that Haunt is not suitable for younger audiences. Families dragging their kids around Haunt and then complaining about the intensity of it is just ridiculous. Its the same logic as bringing your family through Dent Schoolhouse and wondering why all of your kids have soaked pants and then blame the people who run Dent Schoolhouse. In this specific regard, Kings Island should not catch flak for the poor planning of families. Tricks or Treats Fallfest is family oriented. Haunt is not. Period. Anyways, getting to some more specific details, roaming scare actors have been a staple of Haunt since its inception. Having scare actors themed to their respective areas is the best possible use of that resource. It adds to the areal theming of each haunt area and it adds to the atmosphere of haunt itself. The fog at Kings Island is also a staple. Walking around the park when its covered in fog (with the scare actors roaming around) as well as getting the LEGENDARY night rides with the fog is something that only can be understood by experiencing it. To end this off, I know that Kings Island has been facing budget cuts this year. I will say its certainly affecting and has affected the atmosphere of haunt so far this year and in the last several years. All I can say is that hopefully Kings Island doesn't cut any more budgets and that hopefully in the near future they can raise budgets.
  13. So, to renew my gold pass as well as renew all season dining and add all season drinks and the all park passport, with fees and taxes its $415. I guess I'm going broke lol
  14. Also call me crazy, but is Flying Ace Aerial Chase getting a color scheme change? Going from orange supports and yellow track to brown supports and green track...
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