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  1. Kings Island (In Your Backyard!) - YouTube Looks like these guys still manage to have fun during the off season. 

    As for me, ever since last year I have became pretty sickly(my brain is having a hard time communicating with my body). Its nothing to serious, but I've been home bound since before covid had started. Its very hard to get exercise. I get lethargic and dizzy really easily and some times even black out. This lack of exercise has lead to stress and back pain. So to remedy this( I know this sounds silly, but it works) I cast Kings Island povs on my tv, grab a wooden rod, and twist and turn with the rides as exercise. It has really helped my back, especially rides like Shake Rattle and Roll, Adventure Express, Mystic Timbers, and The Beast! This way I don't get sick and my back can still tense and stretch. It's also a good way to kill the off season blues and an excuse to get some me time.     


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  2. On 1/30/2021 at 9:38 PM, CoasterJack said:

    while I do miss Scooby Doo,

    Oh My God! I knew I wasn't the only one who liked Scooby on KICentral! 


    On 1/30/2021 at 9:38 PM, CoasterJack said:

    All this ride seems to get is hate, but in my opinion, it's still way more immersive and in better shape than the other versions at sister parks. It may not be Disney or Universal level, but it's still a very enjoyable dark ride

    I 100% agree. I honestly never thought it looked that cheap and I totally dig the combination of the omni-mover system and the interactive blasters.  

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  3. I'm not sure who said it or what thread they said it on, but I remember someone saying that whatever replaces Vortex needs to fit the carnival feel of Coney Mall.  Though it's hard to describe why, I think Vortex fit Coney Mall amazingly. 

    I think a Gerstlauer infinity, something like Monster at Adventureland, fits the Coney Island feel too.  I truly think it is the kind of ride you'd find at home at a modern carnival or boardwalk park, and it's night look would really go well with the rest of Coney(plus it's compact enough to leave room for a Rivertown expansion/ new Coney mall flats.) 

    The Monster HD Night Ride Front Seat On Ride POV & Review. Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster Adventureland - YouTube 


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  4. On 12/24/2020 at 9:24 AM, befat said:

    recaR was used widely on this forum. The park never used that officially, as far as I know. For the Ride Ops, it was and still is Racer North and Racer South. When I was a kid, we simply called it backwards Racer.

    The only place I can think of where the backwards side would have been addressed would be the signage where the queue was split at the entrance. Anyone remember what those signs said? I think it was just "forwards" and "backwards."

    Sign Shop

    Is this it. It was taken at the sign shop during a BeastBuzz. Here's the link: ACE Beast Bash 2006 - October 7 - Sign Shop - KIExtreme Photo Gallery

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  5. 3 hours ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    The worst KI wise (even though I wasn't around yet) was probably changing Phantom Theater into Scooby Do and eventually Boo Blasters. 

    I feel kind of alone on this when on KiC, but I loved the Scooby Ride. I used to ride the ride over and over again, and I wasn't the only one according to a lot of people I've talked to. Don't get me wrong Phantom Theater seems like a very creative and amazing ride, but  I thought Scooby was a colorful, charming, and friendly feeling ride. 

    Anyway, I think the best decision the park has made so far is building The Beast instead of rebuilding the Shooting Star. And the worst decision was building The Son of Beast.   

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  6.  I never used to mind the trims on the midcourse break run, but during my last ride on The Beast during the 2019 season they really interrupted the ferocious feel for a majority of the ride. I thought I just rode it at the wrong time in the wrong spot, but I've heard a lot of other people say The Beast has been running like that for all of the 2019 and 2020 season. Is there anything the park can do to fix this? I know they can't just remove the trims, but is there anyway to make them feel more gradual?     

  7. I don't think this was the kind of book you were asking about, but I've read both of the RL Stein Beast books. I've heard a lot of people mention they exist, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they've read it. I honestly enjoyed how weird they were (especially the second one) and I think they hype The Beast up amazingly.

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  8. I choose The Beast. I don't like the idea of millennium flyers since I feel they wouldn't be heavy enough to keep the classic Beast rumble. I think they should make the cars like Tornado at Adventureland. Put in a lot of padding that helps you stay comfortable while the ride is shaking and get rid of the divider. And of course (truly cannot stress this enough) bring back the buzz bars! The newer lap bars really pin you in and are very unfriendly to bigger guests.  




  9. 2 hours ago, Kyle Kruthoffer said:

    Hey there! I believe you’re speaking of the Brass Ring restaurant, eventually becoming Juke Box Diner.

    I never wouldve guessed it was a restaurant. It looks nice. It seemed to fit in coney very well. Was there indoor seating? 

  10. Kings Island just released this video on there YouTube page. It has some pretty neat footage of the original bat as well as a unique look at some other attractions like KCKC. I recommend you guys give it a watch if you haven't already. 

    Edit: Does anyone know what the white and red tent at 1:51 is? 


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  11.  The Beast wouldn't exist without The Racer since it probably wouldn't have been built if Kings Island wasn't as successful as it was in the early seventies. However, I have to go with The Beast here. The question is asking which had the most significance and, while The Racer was the start of the coaster boom, The Beast was the one who got it rolling by making parks strive for bigger and better. I don't think there was any coaster before The Beast that people had such a strong loyalty to, but now that designers are striving to create more unique and intense experiences there is a mountain of coasters with a huge fan bases and are renowned around the world.  It's truly impressive how, even 40 years later, The Beast is gathering more and more loyal fans. Honestly I am one of them. The Beast is one of my favorite coasters. It's setting and temperament makes it one of the most memorable coaster I've ever ridden. Every ride has a different feel each time because every little thing can change the experience( the time of day, the time of year, the whether, if there is a breeze or not, how much you feel the trims, etc..). It's truly a special ride.  

    Basically what I'm trying to say is, The Racer is a classic that helped kick started the modern coaster industry but The Beast is a legend that changed the industry forever.    

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  12. I found this on youtube this morning. I honestly want to see one of these somewhere in Coney Mall or on Oktoberfest with some German themeing. It would fit in Area 72 as well but I think some more intense flats should go in that area. 

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  13. 1 hour ago, MDMC01 said:

    I know that these are not being made anymore, but it would love to see an S&S Sky Swat come to Kings Island. As for the location, I'm thinking Action Zone, Rivertown, or even Area 72.

    I've said this before, but a Zamperla Hawk 48 Meteor @ Dorney Park) would be a cool addition to the park; especially now with the addition Area 72.

    Speaking of The Sky Swat, expedition theme park just did an episode on Slammer. I highly recommend anyone who hasn't seen it yet give it a watch. 


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  14. 12 hours ago, CorkscrewMcPuke said:

    We'd be more likely to get a roundup than we would one of these, simple for capacity issues.

    You have a point. But, a roundup would also be good. It would be cool if they themed it as an UFO and put it in area 72. But I don't think that will ever happen.   

  15. 2 hours ago, dbackdreams said:

    Thanks my dude!!!!  But this roller caster looks boooooorrrrriiiiinnnnnnggggg.  Dad said we may go to bush garden if this stupid virsu ever goes away.  

    I think it is so cool that an old president of the county of the united states opened up his own theme park. Was it the dad president or the son president???

    Busch Gardens is actually named after the Busch family who own the company that manufactures Budwiser beer(Anheuser Busch). The park in Tampa opened as a bird and beer garden before amusement park rides were added. The park in Willisburg was built later. It is themed to a trip around the world instead of focusing on having animals. 

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  16. On 9/1/2020 at 5:12 PM, BB1 said:

    Not going to lie, I wish they planted more pine trees around The Beast to reinforce some of that wooded vibe they had. Maybe even bring back the lake if they could do some minor construction around the turn around. We definitely have a decent area to work with in The Vortex plot, the terrain change that they have there could be great for a Dive or launched coaster. I personally would like to see a steel coaster that could hypothetically work in the Winterfest season, as I think something like that would work to expand the capacity and line up for that season. 

    I definitely agree with more trees, but I don't really want the lake to return. When I ride The Beast, a lot of times I see a bunch of groundhogs in the grass patch in the middle of turn out of the station. I always think it's cool to see. But, if the lake returns, I don't think we would see them as much.     

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  17. 3 hours ago, Nutterie said:

    whats the ride called where you can control the wings and do flips by moving them? i want one of those

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    Is this what you are talking about? It's called a Sky Fly. It is a model of flat ride created by Gerstlauer that was inspired by another Gerstlauer flat ride call the Sky Roller. I honestly think it would be cool if they put a space themed one in Area 72 or one in Coney Mall painted to look similar to Zodiac, but I'm not quiet sure about it's capacity. It looks like it fits better in smaller parks, but I don't know for sure. 


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