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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:54 pm
by DorneyKid14
coasterbill wrote:
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....... :| :| :|

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:46 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
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.

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:58 am
by WOFanatic
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).

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:22 pm
by kenban
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.

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:35 pm
by partycat
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:

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:45 pm
by Diamondbacker27
Awesome TR! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:54 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
I just love the monster eyes on the tower!! :lover:

Thanks for the TR.

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:17 am
by DILinator
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!

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:30 am
by defrocker
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.

Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:25 pm
by KICoasterkev
Looks like they announced their events and attractions for WinterFest today! Here's the link! :)

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