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  2. I must admit to being surprised when this was on the news last week, Mr. Roberts. Long time since we were there, but the rides were always busy. It is a lot of work with the flooding, but still sad to see it come to an end. No Halloween, the news said, but it didn't mention Christmas lights on my local news.
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  4. "Fans of Coney Island’s rides will have a few chances to experience them one last time as the park opens this Saturday and Sunday. Their final day of operation will be Sept. 21, when Coney Island hosts the Fire Up the Night fireworks competition." "Coney Island will remove all of its rides in order to focus on its Sunlite Pool along with its surrounding water features in the coming months." read the rest of the article here. http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/09/09/exclusive-here-s-why-coney-island-s-rides-are.html
  5. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/september/kings-island-lays-first-track-piece-for-new-orion-roller-coaster
  6. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-islands-new-orion-roller-coaster-ready-to-enter-vertical-phase-of-construction-progress
  7. They better hope for a mild winter if they want to get this thing done on time.
  8. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/explore/orion Thrill-seekers will experience a new level of excitement when they visit Kings Island in 2020. Joining the world-class line-up of roller coasters at the park is Orion®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet. Themed to the park's new Area 72, the ride features the latest prototype vehicle developed by the Project X initiative. Scientists are in a race against time to develop technology capable of weaving transport vehicles through a coming meteor storm and traveling to a new planet within the Orion constellation. For the program to be successful, it needs volunteers to help with testing. Riders on Orion will plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot first drop, sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track at speeds up to 91 mph on Kings Island's tallest, fastest and longest steel roller coaster. Orion was exclusively designed for Kings Island by Switzerland-based Bolliger & Mabillard, which also designed the park's popular Banshee and Diamondback roller coasters. - Ride Information Ride Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard Coaster Type: Steel Classification: Giga Lift/Launch System: Chain lift hill Duration: 3 minutes Trains: 3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are seated 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train Capacity: 1,650 riders per hour Minimum Height Requirement: 54 inches Ride Opening: Spring 2020 - Ride Stats Track Length: 5,321 feet Height of First Drop: 300 feet Length of First Drop: 447 feet Total Number of Hills: 8 Height of Hills: 287 feet, 174 feet, 202 feet, 56 feet, 147 feet, 125 feet, 90 feet, 83 feet Top Speed: 91 mph - Trailer: Front Seat POV: Birdseye View:
  9. BLOG: Kings Island to live stream 2020 announcement https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-island-to-live-stream-2020-announcement
  10. Local12: Clue to Kings Island's big announcement https://local12.com/news/local/clue-to-kings-islands-big-announcement-cincinnati
  11. BLOG: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/august/kings-island-to-make-major-announcement-august-15
  12. As best as I can tell, Redbrush park closed. http://www.jacksoncountyhistory.org/items/show/531
  13. I have been wondering if red brush was still open. I went as a kid. Was some of the best times i had was riding the ski lift over lake, setting up tent, fishing, swimming. Riding bumper cars and skating at night. The petting zoo, frisbi golf. The food arcades, paddle boats. The sand the slide on beach. The cloggers. The mirror that made you look funny. I would give anything to go back with my boys take them fishing. Id like them to experience Jumping off diving board, the swing. The kids area that was in the water. The best summer memories of my childhood. If anyone knows any info on redbrush please let me know
  14. I remember this, Mr. Roberts. Horribly sad. I heard that park is not open this year at all and the owners are in some kind of other difficulties.
  15. 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.
  16. https://ir.cedarfair.com/news/news-details/2019/Cedar-Fair-Signs-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-Two-Iconic-Texas-Water-Parks-From-Schlitterbahn/default.aspx
  17. No, i did not get banned on here. Thanks for the poster that texted me. This is a great site!
  18. That sounds like a lot of fun, Mr. Roberts. No wonder you have such a variety.
  19. I used to co-host a music program on W.A.I.F. radio so I collected a lot of music to play during that program. W.A.I.F. is a none profit, public radio station in Cincinnati where everyone volunteers and DJs bring their own music.
  20. You definitely have an unusual collection, Mr. Roberts. I still think that song is funny.
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