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  2. Tricks And Treats Fall Fest, Kings Island's Halloween season event taking the place of Halloween Haunt which had to be canceled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, debuts September 26th and runs weekends for the rest of the season until November 1st! Event page: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/events/tricks-and-treats-fall-fest Activities include a costume contest, special food tasting, family-friendly attractions and games, and Trick-or-Treating throughout the park. BLOG: Ready, set, boo! All-new Tricks And Treats Fall Fest opens Sept. 26 at Kings Island https
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  4. My crotch doesn't miss King Kobra at all. *owch*
  5. BLOG: The Astro-Comet: Remembering King Cobra https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/august/the-astro-comet-remembering-king-cobra
  6. BLOG: Kings Island releases fall calendar https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/august/kings-island-releases-fall-calendar
  7. BLOG: Kings Island passholder loses 190 lbs. to ride newest roller coaster https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/august/kings-island-passholder-loses-190-lbs.-to-ride-newest-roller-coaster
  8. I think it will be better for them financially to close, Mr. Roberts. Personally am relieved people are staying home and staying safe. It's simply too dangerous to be in a crowd now. I wouldn't go to a haunted trail either this year, as many of them are extremely crowded and mostly teens work there; they aren't going to enforce distancing or masks.
  9. I've been expecting it since Universal Orlando cancelled their annual Halloween Horror Nights like about two or three weeks ago. I just got an add today that Land of Illusions is opening in like 30 days. I wonder if it will just be the trail open or maybe animatronics only, no actors. I could see various Haunted Trails opening up since you will be out side where it would be easier to keep social distancing. Winterfest at Kings Island is like 80 % performers, and with what attendance has been lately, The park could potentially loos a lot more money than what they won;t make by not opening.
  10. I'm glad this decision was made. Considering the upcoming flu season combined with the coronavirus, large crowds will be even more dangerous in the upcoming fall and winter.
  11. A Message from Mike Koontz, Vice President & General Manager of Kings Island August 4, 2020 Update On July 2, we reached a park milestone when we re-opened and welcomed guests back to Kings Island for the first day of the 2020 season. Guests were able to experience Orion, one of only seven giga coasters on the planet, and its 300 feet first drop at speeds up to 91 mph. The reviews are in, our guests love it, and we are proud of this outstanding addition to our world class coaster line-up. It has truly been a unique season. I want to thank our guests and associates
  12. Kings Island is open until 10:00 P.M. tonight! (8-01-20)
  13. Never attempted to skate there, Mr. Roberts. I'd have ended up in traction for sure. I have never been known for my grace walking, let alone skating. Did try years ago at Columbus Zoo Wildlights.Disaster in the making. It was a decent event at the Beach. Cold, crowded, but fun when we were there. No idea what year.
  14. Ah, yes. The Beach On Ice. That was a pretty fun event for being such a small budgeted affair. The ice surface for the skating rink was horrible, though.
  15. Beast plaque presentation, ACE/GOCC Fall Freak Out 2004
  16. BLOG: The Beast, Racer part of an elite group of legendary roller coasters https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2020/july/the-beast-racer-part-of-an-elite-group-of-legendary-roller-coasters
  17. I think we only went to the Beach for the Christmas thing, Mr. Roberts. Quite a few years back. Never did go in the summer. Didn't really pay attention to what rides were there.
  18. Last time I rode was at the state fair, Mr. Roberts. Few years ago. It went both directions and just about took your head off. Realized I was too old for it then.
  19. I rode one at Brown County Fair a few yeas ago, but didn't feel pressed to ride it again when I saw it at Dark County Fair, Coney Island Cincinnati or Michigan Adventures. The one at Brown County would go around clockwise, then change directions and go around backwards. The other 3 went clockwise for the entire ride, and then the next set of riders would go in reverse. It was like they broke the ride cycle into two parts.
  20. Hmm. I wouldn't think that ride would be overly popular, Mr. Roberts. Maybe as you say, the price was right. Used to ride it years ago at state and county fairs.
  21. Indiana Beach is opening a new (to them) flat ride in the next week or so. They are mostly done assembling it and just need to do the testing. It is the Flying Bobs ride. As a matter of fact it came from Coney Island here in Cincinnati. If they were planning on only buying one ride, I am not sure why decided to pick that one. Maybe it was was the only ride left for sale or the price was just too good to past up.
  22. The Beach had an early model of Water Coaster where you would go all the way up a hill carrying your raft then gravity power would pull you to the bottom. It was a lot of fun. I only ever got to ride it twice, once each on to different visits.
  23. That sounds like a lot of fun to me, Mr. Roberts, especially in this long, far too hot summer. I must admit no familiarity at all with water coasters. Now, after watching the video, though, it would not work for me. All those tunnels and my claustrophobia would not mix. Not sure how they'd disinfect those seats between riders, and there'd have to be a lot of bleach in the water.
  24. This is my first time hearing of this, but Holiday World opened their water park, Splashin' Safari, this last July 4th. They also debuted their new water coaster on this day called Cheetah Chase. This is the a dueling water coaster that is powered by propulsion with targeted water nozzles. it is also the first closed circuit water coaster. That means instead of starting at the top and getting off at the bottom, you go in a complete circuit and get off in the same station where you got on. The article I read said that this third water coaster makes makes Holiday World the water coaster capital
  25. Ain't it the truth, Mr. Roberts, ain't it the truth.
  26. Not surprised, Mr. Roberts. Americans can't leave the country for hardly anywhere, and very few people are allowed in. I'm sure staffing is affected.
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