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  1. SSR1966

    Glockenspiel returning to the Festhaus in 2019

    I, for one, am very excited to learn of this!
  2. Bavarian Curve was one of my favorites as a kid, along with the Tumble Bug. The Bavarian Curve like rides I see at fairs today (and Old Coney Island) are just not the same. The new one's hang and I remember the original being on a track... It's been so long since Kings Island had one that I could be mistaken though.
  3. 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.
  4. The kid that thought it was a good idea to try and jump on the roof of the elevator at Grad night was drunk. I'm pretty sure the girl who fell out of Flight Commander to her death was drunk. A guy I knew along with myself was behind some drunk guys on Son of Beast and we got hit in the face with their puke. Did you know that Disney World started selling beer in the park?
  5. I don't drink either. I never have. There are a lot of alcoholics in my family yet I'm the one that gets liver disease. Personally, I don't think alcohol should be mixed with amusement parks.
  6. It actually is a craft beer place that sells bar like foods. Besides the local brewed beer, they will serve premium burgers, a veggie burger, pull apart bread, and smoked beef, fried cod with cucumber, carrot, cilantro with Sri-Mayo served on French bread. I'm not sure if that is everything on the menu, but it's what they are advertising to sell this new eatery.
  7. There is a remodel of International Street, Royal Fountain and a new restaurant called Brew house. I think Brew house is going in to where Red Hall Of Fame restaurant was.
  8. SSR1966

    2019 International Street Renovation

    The park once had a plan to restore old rides and put them back in operation. I wonder what ever became of that idea? I would love to see a Butter Cup, Tilt-O-Whirl and Sky Ride. I won't even dare to dream about some version of Enchanted Voyage coming back. I never see that happening.
  9. SSR1966

    2019 International Street Renovation

    The bad thing about paver bricks is that I see a lot all over the park that are either cracked or have holes in them. If someone should be foolish enough to wear heals it will just be a matter of time before an ankle is twisted. Wearing heals doesn't make much since at an amusement park and not likely to happen, but if there is a way for some dim person to hurt themselves the odds will increase. I could see wearing boots with a more comfortable type of heal during cold weather, like during Haunt or Winterfest.
  10. SSR1966

    Firehawk closing after this season

    I've never been a fan of Firehawk, but at least it is unique from the other coasters at Kings Island. Vortex has nothing special about it besides being a steal coaster that has the distinction of beating the crap out of you.
  11. I just read that they have completely re-tracked the turn around on the Blue Racer. I think the red needed it worse, but every little bit helps.
  12. The latest rumor is that a major attraction will be leaving Kings Island this year. Normally, my first guest would be Amazon Falls, because no one hardly rides that... but calling it a "major" attraction is being rather generous. So my second guess would be Vortex, because more people hate getting beat up on that ride than there are people who enjoy it. My third guess is Adventure Express, because most of the rides' dark elements haven't worked in a very long time and there is barely any upkeep on the elements that do still work (statues beating drums). Also, the company that made those coasters (Adventure and Vortex) has probably gone down hill, if it still exists at all, since the owner passed away, so replacement parts are going to become more difficult to come by (unless it's something that another company can duplicate, like a lift hill chain). But this is all just theory. I have no claim as to what is really going on with Arrow Dynamics or Kings Island. The second rumor is that Ceder Fair is adding coasters to five of its parks in 2018. So my other theory is that they could take out Vertigo and move it to a smaller park, like Michigan Adventure or something, and replace its spot at Kings Island with a flat ride or with nothing at all. A used coaster is still a new coaster for a park that doesn't already have one like it. I can't imaging Kings Island getting another coaster after just debuting Mystic Timbers this year, but I guess stranger things have happened.
  13. SSR1966

    Major attraction leaving after this year.

    They seriously need a Tilt-A-Whirl, but maybe they feel like it is to much like The Monster. I love Tilt-A-Whirls, but if I had to choose, I would keep The Monster. There are so many unique roller coasters in other countries, I wish they would improve on and make improved versions of some of those, like the Ultra Twister.
  14. I can hardly wait to vomit on it. 😀
  15. SSR1966

    Major attraction leaving after this year.

    For some reason, everyone thinks that a Giga (Millennium Force) is going to replace the defunct coaster. I don't know if that is one person's wishful thinking that other people are grasping on to like it's fact or if there is some truth to it. Firehawk has had a lot of issues lately. It has broken down a lot. But as far as I know, it is the only "flying underneath" coaster in Ohio. It is rather unique for the Midwest. Cedar Fair doesn't have one and I'm pretty sure Kentucky Kingdom doesn't either. You may just have to travel to a Six Flags to ride one. Plus, it seems like it was recently added to the list of open rides come Winterfest. But I only hear rumors. I know of no facts. Although, if they were to put a new coaster back in that Area 51 hole with Flight of Fear, it would really pick up attendance and create a new viable midway. Vortex gets my vote because it is such a rough ride that beats up grown ups. But it is one of the first coasters that kids can ride before getting tall enough for Diamondback and so forth. Needles to say, I'm torn, although kids aside, I would like to see it go. Someone else pointed out that the funeral signs and flowers are Firehawk colors, and the seats are in rows of four at the layout, just like Firehawk sits 4 in a row. But this could just be people reading too much into things. Regardless, the anouncement will be made at the end of this week about which coaster is going to suddenly have a super long wait through the rest of October as everyone tries to get as many last rides in as possible.
  16. SSR1966

    Major attraction leaving after this year.

    This original post is from 2017, but at Halloween Haunt this year there is a a funeral set up by the floral clock and a sign that says something to the effect of, it's big and it's leaving on October 28, 2018. My guesses are Vortex, because it beats everyone to death. Firehawk, because it has been broke down a lot lately and could be moved to Michigan Adventures or something, and they would have all of that land back behind there in the old Dinosaurs Alive to build something big and new. Adventure Express, because like I said earlier, most of the elements don't even work anymore. Invertigo is hardly ridden anymore since Banshee went in and could easily be moved to another park, again, like Michigan Adventures. But Invertigo isn't all that big so I don't know. Maybe if they took it out along with Congo Falls and move the parks fence out closer to the parking lot...
  17. On a related note: Kissel Bros is no longer supplying rides for Darke County Fair. No more zipper. 😟
  18. Here is the safari pin.
  19. They sell collector pins at the park, they're like trucker hat pins or lapel pins, they're made of metal with acrylic paint. This year they had a Lion Country Safari pin and it was the first one that I bought. I try to collect them from the places I go. Kings Island has pins of current rides like Banshee and Diamondback, but they always throw in a few retro rides each year as well, like Screamin' Deamon, King Kobra and the American Eagles. I put off getting The Vortex last year and the park was sold out of them by the second week this year. I'm kind of bummed I missed that one. Probably all bought up by a scalper because some guy is selling them on Ebay for $15.00 each. I'm not paying that much for a pin. But anyway, I was instantly excited when I saw the Safari and bought it first thing.
  20. 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.
  21. Now they need to bring back the sky ride.
  22. I should be at Michigan Great Adventure this time next week! It's a new park to me.
  23. SSR1966

    Scariest coaster you have ever been on?

    Top Thrill Dragster.
  24. SSR1966

    Have you ever been on son of beast?

    Maverick.
  25. SSR1966

    How was king kobra coaster?

    It was a small coaster and a short ride. Seats wern't too uncomfortable. I remember it fell off the track once in the helix. It would go almost completely sideways to the left over the fence. After it fell off in the helix I was always worried it might fall off leaning left, impaling me on the fence. Other than that, the ride was more of a novelty and not very intense. It was the first coaster I ever saw that exited through the gift shop.
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