Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:54 pm

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DorneyKid14 wrote:I know dorneys will be closing after next season.


Awesome! I can't wait to see what they replace it with. That would be a great expansion pad for the park's next major addition like a haunt maze or another chicken tender stand.


Ive heard from rumors that there is a possibility that they will use that land for....... wait for it..... a hotel....... :| :| :|
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:46 am

coasterbill wrote: As an added bonus, it's a brilliant place to put a Haunt Maze in future years. I wouldn't be surprised if they leave the store building there and everything and just use all of it for Haunt..

They already use part of it for the queue for Field of Screams (which last year was so long it actually filled up to the tent entrance area). It's really eerie waiting with the shadows of dinosaurs (most covered up) around you. I'm sure they could repurpose more of it if they wanted.

I haven't been through Dinosaurs Alive at KI so we'll have to make a point of it next time we're there during the day. This is an interesting piece of news which could open up some great possibilities for new rides, or mean nothing at all.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby WOFanatic » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:58 am

I have a feeling that most if not all Cedar Fair parks are removing their Dinos next year. I know at least one other park is removing theirs, though I can’t say which one (I think you can figure it out, though).
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby kenban » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:22 pm

From what I was told all of the Dinosaurs Alive attractions are being removed. Kings Island was the first park to have it installed and is the first to have it removed. Assuming they are closing in the same order they were built, I expect to see Cedar Point, Dorney, Kings Dominion, and Canada's Wonderland at the end of 2018. Followed by Carowinds, Valleyfair, and Worlds of Fun closing at the end of 2019.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby partycat » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:35 pm

RIP Party Media Event 2017 9-22-17
This year Travis and I got to attend the Media Event on opening night of Halloween Haunt!
This year the new attractions were "Wasteland" and "Dance of the Macabre" they were both newly added scare zones in pathways at the park.
Wasteland was on the pathway to the Banshee and DropZone and it is themed like a wasteland and there were people running around in hazmat suits; get out, before its too late!
Dance of the Macabre is under the Eiffel tower and there were little "stations" under the eiffel tower to take pictures and they also had scare actors running around, and posing at the stations when it got dark
The crowds this year were nowhere near as bad as the previous years of opening night, which made it a great time to get some rides in as well! :)
Here are some pictures from Friday night:
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the key is different this year! very steam-punk, super cool
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list of mazes, the new additions this year were scare-zones
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First ride of the night, love diamondback :)
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of course the beast was one of the first things we rode!
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we dead
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vortex loops!
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there were no lines whatsoever, got right on to these
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monsters rock show in the festhaus, loved the live band!
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thought this photo spot was really cool! you can see the eiffel tower eyes in the background
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they moved the halloween haunt hearse in front of hot blooded this year
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hot blooded is our favorite show!
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I love that you can see the tower and the eyes on it from all over the park, really cool!
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one of the "Dance of the Macabre" photo ops, there were little stations you could take photos in under the eiffel tower. Later on in the night there were scare actors in some of the photo ops
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time for Hot Blooded! new setup looks really good!
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time for food! this year they had a "wasteland" themed dining area for the media
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mmmmm cake
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drinks!
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Banshee at night with almost no wait!
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Blackout is my favorite maze of all of the mazes I've been in, its completely dark and a group holds onto a rope to stay together and the only instruction is to keep your hand on the wall to get through, really cool!
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wolf pack is one of our favorites to re-do because its on the old son of beast train station
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signage in front of dinosaurs alive, I know I don't wanna be the person to kick the dinosaurs out!
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slaughterhouse is right behind the beast :)
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of course we have to get some night rides of the beast!
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the best night ride!!
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I really love this shot
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front entrance theming is really cool
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signs for WinterFest this year!!
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sunrise shot on our way home in the morning

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:45 pm

Awesome TR! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:54 pm

I just love the monster eyes on the tower!! :lover:

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:17 am

I'm planning to go to Haunt on Friday the 13th next month, as I thought that'd be a cool day to use my free day that comes with getting my CF Platinum Pass! I just wondered if people thought it would be busier than a usual Friday because of the "special" date, or if that shouldn't affect it much. I know it's a hard thing predicting crowds, but I wasn't sure if this has happened before, where a Haunt Friday was on the 13th as well. Thanks for any input, or even just opinions on what to expect!

Also, I'll just go to the Season Pass Center first, to process my paper ticket, right? Then they'll give me my pass for next year, and a ticket for that night or something? I've only ever gotten a pass at CP before, so I'm unfamiliar with the process at KI. Thanks again!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:30 am

I can't speak to KI but I just did this for myself at Carowinds a couple weeks ago. Yep, just head to the season pass processing center and you'll get your actual pass and you take that to the front gate. Just let the scanner know that you are using your free day. Interesting tidbit, it's actually coded in the system as a free friend ticket so they have to process it as such.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby KICoasterkev » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:25 pm

Looks like they announced their events and attractions for WinterFest today! Here's the link! :)

https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/winterfest

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