Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

p. 792 - Camp Cedar campground to open in 2021!

Recommended Posts

Adventure Express was fun, and I agree with the statements about it being one of the better mine trains. Most of the Arrow mine trains are pretty tame and boring, even by family coaster standards. Although, that guard tunnel is a huge letdown if you've never ridden it before. I was expecting there to be some drop for a finale, but no, it was just the brake run.

 

With the awesome line up Kings Island has, a water park expansion seemed lie one of the most needed additions from my visit. The dry side has an awesome line up of rides, but the water park is on the small side with nothing to stand out, especially with another water park just down the road. This addition will be great in expanding the one area of the park that looked like it could use some help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At first, I didn't ride Adventure Express because I didn't know what it was and didn't feel like finding out. After I went on it, I now have to make sure I ride it every trip. It's actually a pretty fun ride.

 

Kings Island does need to update their water park. The only thing that I am upset about is the fact that they are renaming it to Soak City. Why name it the same name that many of the other Cedar Fair water parks? It's just another thing that I think they are doing to NOT want to show variety in their parks (along with 6 Windseekers and 3 Dinosaurs Alive as of next year).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think this will turn out to be a great addition to Kings Island. The water park is always fairly crowded during the peak summer months. Is it a 'flashy' addition, no not really (especially for thrill junkies), but I think it will be a great addition for the long term vitality of the park. The way that the paths are shown in the concept drawings it seems like there are a few spots that could be used to add new slides complexes in the coming years.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do think this is a good move for Kings Island besides the rename to Soak City... I would have chose "Wildwater Kingdom" (what Dorney uses) or something different from Cedar Point's waterpark.

 

I have a feelomg that we'll be seeing this name change across the board.much like we saw with the addition of PS replacing the nick themed kiddie areas as of last season.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

New Haunt website is up. New attractions include: Holiday Horror, Mysteria, and Nightmare Alley.

 

Trail of Terror, Cemetery Drive, and Death Row are no more.

 

Also new is "Fright" Lane, allowing you to skip to the front of the line for each attraction, one time each. Prices range from $20-$30 each depending on how many you buy. I for one am excited that they're offering line jump passes for Haunt as it can get extremely crowded, especially on Saturdays, and this will make it possible to do everything in a night. According to the Haunt website "a very limited number" of Fright Lane passes are available, so get them while you can.

 

And yeah the Half Pint Brawlers are coming back as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

New Haunt website is up. New attractions include: Holiday Horror, Mysteria, and Nightmare Alley.

 

Trail of Terror, Cemetery Drive, and Death Row are no more.

 

Also new is "Fright" Lane, allowing you to skip to the front of the line for each attraction, one time each. Prices range from $20-$30 each depending on how many you buy. I for one am excited that they're offering line jump passes for Haunt as it can get extremely crowded, especially on Saturdays, and this will make it possible to do everything in a night. According to the Haunt website "a very limited number" of Fright Lane passes are available, so get them while you can.

 

And yeah the Half Pint Brawlers are coming back as well.

 

So they're not doing anything with the Dinosaurs area? Kind of disappointing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hope that they don't change the name of WaterWorks at Kings Dominion to Soak City when we get our next water park upgrade (probably 2013 if I had to guess)... Believe it or not, I actually like the name WaterWorks much more than the name Soak City! Soark City just sounds like something that they came up with in less than 2 seconds. A kindergartener could come up with something more catchy than that! Oh Cedar Fair...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So they're not doing anything with the Dinosaurs area? Kind of disappointing.

 

Unfortunately not. I agree that with how secluded that area is, not to mention the fact that they already have a path paved it would be very cool for a Haunt. I think it's probably a mixture of what another person said regarding vandalism and the fact that Dinosaurs Alive is a good source of revenue that they intend on using into October. They're using the area for a trick or treat with the dinosaurs thing for Howl-O-Fest for the kids, oddly enough those are the only advertisements I've seen outside of the park for October, no Halloween Haunt advertisements yet.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have heard that they are making a ton of money from it and based on the fact that Cedar Fair is adding it to Cedar Point and Kings Dominion, I'd assume it's been very successful. Not to mention Kings Island has said that they are expanding their own next year. It always appeared to be pretty crowded on days I was there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/