"The 14-minute show is four times longer than Kings Island’s traditional evening finale with the immersive experience featuring fireworks, 200 synchronized drones, fire bursts, laser projections on International Street and an all-new song created just for the celebration."
To clarify, The city is not in the position to have casual conversation about what plans they may or may not have come. to us its an awesome out of this world, boner inducing experience to see plans, to them it's just a job. . .
I'll be there. They seem to indicate it would be limited to 500 or so this year. Lines for Voyage last couple of HWNs was fairly long so hopefully it's quicker this year. Also walking all the way back on Voyage to the spaghetti bowl again this year.
Obv a lot of hate for the lottery, so no telling how they handle it next year. It's just too popular right now. They also made it 2 days with no option of only Fri night and Sat. Made the price this year $125 which is a big higher than before, too.
I was always under the impression that the city had a HARD no rule about stuff involving the public roads. That's why we've never seen anything try to expand west into the grassy overflow parking lot. But maybe tunneling technology has improved to the point where it doesn't have to disrupt regular traffic on Beach?
I just watched another Emperor POV and I'm mad all over again. Who the heck decided that the ride experience for the penguin coaster was going to be "zooming around a giant pile of gravel"? Just a little bit of theming work would have made such a strong impact. Some rock work with "snow" like on the walls of their animal habitats, and a little water feature (maybe at the bottom of the drop, so you dive into it). Hell, even just making some of the gravel blue to suggest the idea of water.
It's such a massive downgrade in presentation from what we've seen Sea World be capable of.