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  1. The guys who own and built the Schlitterbahn water parks are the brains behind many slides in use at various water parks to this day. I believe even certain ones at Kings Island (I'm fairly certain  my fave, the giant funnel looking one, is one of their creations), are their creations.

    There was a reality show following them as they were attempting to build the tallest raft drop. The show ended before they ever got it to work. Allegedly they ended up opening it without ever perfecting its problems and the then Kansas State Representative, Scott Schwab's, 16 year old son got decapitated on the ride.

     

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  2. I was thinking maybe a 4-D theater, but I was under the impression that they still had at least 1 of the two theaters in the Motion Theater building (The other theater being used for Urgent Scare). But even if nothing works in there anymore (assuming the theater guts are still in there), just the shape of the the auditorium would make it ideal for refitting for a new show... unless the size of the auditorium is just not big enough for what they want to do. Plus it is so far back behind Windseeker, people might not want to walk that far for a 4-D movie. But all I can do is speculate.

    Tomb Raider doesn't seem like it would have enough floor space for a dark ride, sooo...

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  3. So, last week Kings Island applied for Federal Trademarks  of two names, Orion and Polaris. So one of these could be the name of the new attraction that is replacing Firehawk. There is also alleged leaked blue prints that were filed to the city of mason, but it only shows footers, foundation and steel needed to frame the base of the ride. Original Kings co-founder, Dennis Speigel, has looked over the blue prints and said, "This is (going to be) a Giga Coaster." So if this turns out to be true, it will be Kings Island's answer to Millennium Force. Allegedly, the new coaster will be 355 feet tall and reach speeds up to 93 miles per hour.

    You can read Cincinnati's channel 9 story here. https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/kings-island-files-blueprints-for-new-coaster

     

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  4. I still love The Monster but hardly ever get to ride it because my friends don't like rides that spin. I used to love the actual Skylab as well but it doesn't seem like it was there for very long. I think someone told me that they have a "Skylab" still at Carowinds and as of right now I'm planning on visiting all the parks I can drive to this summer. I looked in to going to California to go California Great Adventure and Knottsberry Farm, but then realized it would be at least $1500.00 each just for plane tickets, hotels and car rental. I doubt I'll ever make it out to the West coast unless something drastic happens and prices drop or someone I know moves out there and lets me sleep on their floor.

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    "O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still..."  um, where's the flag? ~ Francis Scott Key

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    I wasn't expecting there to be fire works tonight being that it is Season Pass night. I would say this is the first park's fireworks of the year but technically the fireworks on New Years eve were the first.

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  6. The new antique cars has more theming than any of the roller coasters that they have gotten since the Paramount owned days.

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    This is a much smaller layout than the antique cars that Kings Island used to have, but it's still nice to see the classic ride return.

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    It has been 14 1/2 years, but everything old is new again as Kings Island fans welcome an antique car ride back with open arms! Since I already drove to the park today, driving an antique car has little appeal to me. Still, I would drive one if the line wasn't so long and my feet and back weren't killing me.

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    The original Les Taxis antique car ride opened in 1972 with the park but was taken out to make room for the eye sore that is Back Lot Stunt Coaster. The original antique cars gave their last rides in August of 2004.

    The front entrance to the ride is just dripping with nostalgia... which is a good thing!

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  7. It's Season Pass appreciation day at Kings Island the day before it officially opens for the season!

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    Cold and rainy are the two words I would use to describe Season Pass Appreciation Day.

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    Check out International Street's new pavers. They also got an unimpressive new Royal Fountain. Look at those little water sprays compared to the majestic tall one's that they had for the many years prior.

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  8. On 9/9/2018 at 1:35 AM, SSR1966 said:

    It's not like they're going to introduce a new Peanuts themed Enchanted Voyage, so really, a Sky Ride is all they have left, unless they decide to go with a few flat rides, like a new Rotor or Bavarian Curve. Personally, I wouldn't mind coming across a Butter Cup ride. I remember that being great fun.

    Disney World in Florida is getting a new Skyride this year. You will be able to take it to a number of Disney resorts as well as from park to park. It will be like the paddle boat and monorail, where as it will take you from place to place although not into the parks. You will still need to get a park hopper if you want to spend half of your day at Magic Kingdom and the second half at Epcot, per say, but I think the skyride is free to get from place to place.

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