Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 am

Great pictures, guys!

I'm sad I didn't get to go to KI and ride Firehawk on its last weekend. I wanted to go but work and a disastrous group project got in the way. I can at least rest easy that my last ride on it the weekend before was one of the best experiences I have had on it.
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Postby prozach626 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:31 am

Those pictures of Diamondback are great. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby HowieP » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm

Has anybody else noticed that Google has listed Kings Island as "Permanently Closed"? I submitted multiple corrections that it wasn't the case, but for some reason it still shows up on Google as "Permanently Closed" when it isn't the case. Was just curious about if anyone else had noticed that. And nothing's changed since. I wonder if it had anything to do with the closing of Firehawk and someone erroneously marked it for the entire park rather than the ride itself.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Google doesn't have an option for seasonally closed. It's either closed for the day, in which case Google gives the opening time tomorrow, or else it's permanently closed. It's a complete oversight on their part but it happens with every single seasonal property, be they hotels, restaurants, or whatever.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:31 pm

It's being purchased by Six Flags.

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Postby joelwee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:50 pm

^ Just in time to replace Firehawk with a giga Super Loop for 2020.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:19 am

A few months ago it had the park listed as permanently closed for a good while. I'm not sure if it stayed that way, or it just changed again.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:14 am

Well thank god we got to the bottom of that national crisis :lol:

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:59 am

But now we can't speculate which ride will go to Dorney next.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:42 am

Winterfest map and information has been released.

Very impressive list. Just a question, not a complaint...Mystic timbers is a great ride, but I wonder why they chose to run it over the beast?
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