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Discussions have been going around on KICentral about this new slab of concrete as you enter Action Zone since opening day. Ideas like a new a band stage setup area, a new beer stand location, or a mist cool down area since the area has drains. 

The park has confirmed with KICentral that this will become a new Coke Refill and ICEE Stand. In addition to Coke Freestyle machines.  It will also serve ICEE's to go along with the new upgraded drink plan that includes ICEEs. 

Additionally, the park let us know that more ICEE machines are being delivered to the park to accommodate the extra demand for ICEE's. Construction on the new stand will begin in the fall of 2024. Be on the lookout here for updates. 

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I have wanted another Coke freestyle location, hopefully with more than 3 machines for some time now.  When people mentioned the permit, and I saw the price tag, $354k, if I remember right, I was pretty confident it was more than just some water misters.  But it does seem like there is a lot of drainage for a some drink and icee machines.

The park needs more freestyle machines and more icee machines.  This feels like a good start but I hope we see more in the future.

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3 hours ago, SmartCat7162 said:

I will be interested to see if this is done by the start of daily operation. I am starting to think it is going to have to be a pre-fabricated building, but I could be wrong. 

I think you might be right.

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And it's machines vs free refills so money making opportunities. Perhaps a small area for Prestige Passholders to come and pay for a bottled drink, with a trough off to the side where they can put out yesterday's leftover Skyline Chili ®

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Not saying it'll look like this but i think it'll totally look like this

The only issue with this is that a Coke freestyle will need a hook up to the syrup boxes and also to carbon dioxide which usually requires and enclosed area. But they totally could run a line to maybe the back of chicken shack and get it to run from there.
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1 hour ago, SmartCat7162 said:


The only issue with this is that a Coke freestyle will need a hook up to the syrup boxes and also to carbon dioxide which usually requires and enclosed area. But they totally could run a line to maybe the back of chicken shack and get it to run from there.

Actually the beauty of Coke Freestyle is that some models use onboard syrup cartridges rather than utilizing an off-site BiB syrup system. I would guess that the Oktoberfest location uses the traditional setup since it's been there since 2014ish, but with newer machines all they would really have to hook up would be water and possibly CO2. 

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2 hours ago, thoe124 said:

Actually the beauty of Coke Freestyle is that some models use onboard syrup cartridges rather than utilizing an off-site BiB syrup system. I would guess that the Oktoberfest location uses the traditional setup since it's been there since 2014ish, but with newer machines all they would really have to hook up would be water and possibly CO2. 

That is awesome, thanks for letting me know. I am a little bit behind in the Coke freestyle technology. By the Oktoberfest location do you mean the adventure port one. Not trying to be smart just trying to figure out if their is another freestyle I did not know about.

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3 hours ago, SmartCat7162 said:

That is awesome, thanks for letting me know. I am a little bit behind in the Coke freestyle technology. By the Oktoberfest location do you mean the adventure port one. Not trying to be smart just trying to figure out if their is another freestyle I did not know about.

Yes adventure port, I always forget nobody calls it Oktoberfest anymore lol

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On 5/14/2024 at 9:29 AM, SmartCat7162 said:


The only issue with this is that a Coke freestyle will need a hook up to the syrup boxes and also to carbon dioxide which usually requires and enclosed area. But they totally could run a line to maybe the back of chicken shack and get it to run from there.

Yeah the newer ones like like printer cartridges LOL

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4 hours ago, disco2000 said:

Yeah the newer ones like like printer cartridges LOL

 

As far as I know all Coke freestyle machines, new and old, use those cartridges, the different shapes of machine are just where did they hide them.  At Kings Island the bottom half of the machine is a door and they are all located down there.

The secret to the whole system is the sweetener is separate.  The calorie free sweetener is located inside the machine down near the bottom typically, and the High fructose corn syrup is a traditional bib located in the back room.

The machines might appear to be free standing except for the water, power, CO2, but in reality they still have one traditional bib not in the machine.

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On 5/15/2024 at 11:00 PM, Kenban said:

As far as I know all Coke freestyle machines, new and old, use those cartridges, the different shapes of machine are just where did they hide them.  At Kings Island the bottom half of the machine is a door and they are all located down there.

The secret to the whole system is the sweetener is separate.  The calorie free sweetener is located inside the machine down near the bottom typically, and the High fructose corn syrup is a traditional bib located in the back room.

The machines might appear to be free standing except for the water, power, CO2, but in reality they still have one traditional bib not in the machine.

I think that it’s also worth noting that, at least according to Coke, this way of creating the drinks makes the taste “fresher” than they do out of a normal fountain… or even a can or bottle. Can you taste the difference? I feel like I can. I’m a big Coke Zero guy. Out of a normal fountain it’s drinkable, but out of a freestyle it’s delicious. 

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On 5/18/2024 at 10:59 AM, BoddaH1994 said:

I think that it’s also worth noting that, at least according to Coke, this way of creating the drinks makes the taste “fresher” than they do out of a normal fountain… or even a can or bottle. Can you taste the difference? I feel like I can. I’m a big Coke Zero guy. Out of a normal fountain it’s drinkable, but out of a freestyle it’s delicious. 

I can taste the difference! 

Coke freestyle peach Mello Yello: YUM 

Normal fountain peach Mello Yello: [does not exist] 

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  • IndyGuy4KI changed the title to New Coke Refill & ICEE Stand Coming To Action Zone

New Update. The Coke Refill Station coming to Action Zone that we had reported was going to be a Freestyle station was incorrect. It will be a Coke Refill and Icee station. Construction will begin this fall. I apologizes for the confusion.

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