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Everything posted by KIfan73

  1. Anyone else wondering how and when they filmed that video at KI?! That would have been a pretty extensive production. It couldn't have been too long ago that they would have had the "green light" to do this. I saw at least the Carousel opening. Looked to be a lot of covid-related safeguards already installed, looks like they've been preparing for awhile.
  2. The mask situation has become interesting just based on my local observations as various business continue to open up. Two weeks ago, 95% of everyone I saw had on a mask. A week ago, roughly half. In the last few days, I have rarely seen anyone in a mask in a store or restaurant, except for employees that are required to wear them, and most of them have been sporting the trendy "chin masks".
  3. I couldn't have said it better myself! MT feels like it had the similar amount of thought put into it as the original construction of Kings Island.
  4. I check the webcams here and there, and this is the first day I have seen any activity. Several work trucks visible at various locations. Hopefully it's a good sign!
  5. Does night time at Kings Island get much better than this?
  6. I got the survey yesterday. It is very in depth, and had some very interesting questions, along with various possible scenarios for re-opening.
  7. Interesting stuff: Forest conceals long-forgotten amusement park, a 1930s Dayton hot spot
  8. Very interesting, if true. I thought for a long time that Swan Lake would make a great setting for a coaster (that is while keeping it an actual lake; not draining it before hand).
  9. If nothing else changed about current conditions related to the Coronavirus (possibly wear a mask, do your best at social distancing, etc.), but Kings Island was "magically" able to open tomorrow (and it was up to you if you wanted to go) would you visit?
  10. Wonder if Cedar Fair will follow Disney's lead....Beast-themed masks, anyone? Disney’s Cloth Face Masks
  11. The article that was posted a few days ago said they would need six weeks to get up and running. If they were told yesterday they could open, that would put it into mid-June. That would be less than eight weeks of daily operation. If they are given the green light on June 1, that would give a mid-July opening date - providing less than a month of daily operations. The park would have lost April, May, June, and half of July - including roughly eight weeks of daily operations representing a massive chunk of their business. I've never operated an amusement park, but I don't see a way of it making sense to open this year. And, no, I can't believe I just typed that.
  12. I've been on these forums since 2004, and just wanted to point out that this is one of the best posts I've ever read on here. This is the kind of stuff that has brought back here all these years!! Fascinating!
  13. Fantastic story and letter!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
  14. Below is an older pic of Congo Falls, but I'd like to see this kind of theme come back. That was one of the things that I initially liked about Kings Island way back when...so many things were sort of hidden away, and you definitely didn't feel like you were in an amusement park. So many trees and landscaping, giving you the feeling of entering a different world. Current examples: Beast, MT (they did such a great job with this), of course Congo, Viking Fury, WWC, and The Bat. Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal was another fantastic example.
  15. Some really interesting information in that article. Sounds like they have done quite a bit of preparing to open with allowing for the coronavirus still being an issue (masks, partitions, etc.).
  16. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/passholder-update
  17. I'm not able to reply on topics when using Safari on my iMac. When you click in the box, it just doesn't do anything. I opened up Chrome to make this post. Anyone else having this problem?
  18. Here is an article about our local (and outstanding) outdoor theater's production of "Tecumseh" and its decision to unbelievably cancel the 2020 season. It's been in continuous operation for about as long as KI. The cascading difficulties of attempting to hit a moving target would seem to, unfortunately, just begin the scratch the surface of the difficulties of attempting to open Kings Island at a possible later date (I, like you, am still hoping for the best, though): https://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/2020/04/06/tecumseh-canceled-impact-chillicothe-tourism-coronavirus/2954822001/
  19. Congo Falls is one of those unique rides that, if you actually get in line and ride it, you feel like you're in a completely different place other than Kings Island.
  20. It was just so nice to see this kind of news. I hope they post more park updates, no matter how small! I would literally sit and watch them spread mulch around if I were able to.
  21. A shot of (IMHO) maybe one of the best additions to Kings Island since it opened...with the bonus of capturing Vortex in the background. June 2019.
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