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

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I like your optimism. I'm just inclined to believe the park has such a solid line-up that it doesn't need to build a 300 foot giant, like Carowinds did. Diamondback does a great job at being the park's signature large scale intense coaster, with Beast and Banshee supporting that roll strongly. Diamondback is also a tad higher than a lot of B&M Hypers and it offers pretty strong forces throughout the whole ride.

 

It would be a dream come true for my favorite and closest CF park to get a giga, but I believe it would be a better strategy for that 30 million dollar investment to be spread out among parks that are in need of a new thrilling coaster like WoF, Valley Fair, etc.

 

I completely agree with this. Kings Island’s second- and third-tier coasters are vastly better than the ones at Carowinds and Canada’s Wonderland, so that leads me to believe that they won’t get a giga any time soon.

 

But of course, if it actually happened at some point, I don’t think anybody would really complain!

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I have a hunch it will. Maybe not in the next couple of years, but I’m inclined to believe a B&M giga will come before too long.

 

The lowercase "i" clearly stands for Intamin.

 

(I mean if you're gonna get your hopes up, might as well get them all the way up)

Oh trust me I wish

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I like your optimism. I'm just inclined to believe the park has such a solid line-up that it doesn't need to build a 300 foot giant, like Carowinds did...

 

It would be a dream come true for my favorite and closest CF park to get a giga, but I believe it would be a better strategy for that 30 million dollar investment to be spread out among parks that are in need of a new thrilling coaster like WoF, Valley Fair, etc.

 

I wouldn't count out a giga at Kings Island...just yet. I still think its in the park's future as it is one of the better performing parks in the chain. I agree that the other parks are in need of a new thrilling coaster but CF doesn't seem to be in a hurry to give WoF or Valleyfair anything noteworthy and it's been awhile since either park got new coasters. It looks like Dorney may finally be in the running for something with the removal of Stinger.

 

I consider Intimidator and Diamondback to be very close though I do think Diamondback is better due to the layout having more turns in it than the straightforward layout at Carowinds.

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Carowinds had intimidator, and built fury. Canada's wonderland had behemoth, but built Leviathan. Both examples work out well for the parks.

 

The issue that I see with a giga at kings island however, is the park being so close to cedarpoint. Does cedar fair want the competition so close to it's crown jewel park(CP)?

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To me the best thing both parks could do is market them as one for out of town visitors. With the parks being close enough together that people can do both multiple days on one trip. I don't see them competing but rather working together to draw more in.

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The issue that I see with a giga at kings island however, is the park being so close to cedarpoint. Does cedar fair want the competition so close to it's crown jewel park(CP)?

 

With that kind of thinking Kings Island should have never built Banshee since CP has Raptor. Also consider the length of time between gigas. Millennium Force was 2000 and if Kings island gets one it won't be until at least 2020/2021. More than likely it will be a B&M so it would be a much different experience ride wise.

 

I don't think the competition will work against the parks. Instead, I think they will use it as a way to sell more season passes.

 

To me the best thing both parks could do is market them as one for out of town visitors. With the parks being close enough together that people can do both multiple days on one trip. I don't see them competing but rather working together to draw more in.

 

https://www.visitkingsisland.com/tickets-passes/daily-tickets

 

Scroll down and you will see that Kings Island offers a reasonably priced combo ticket that includes both Kings Island and Cedar Point so if no one is interested in a season pass they have the option of still getting a ticket to Cedar Point. I'm sure it's also offered in Sandusky.

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I remember reading something about the Island Smokehouse coming to the dry park a while back, but couldn't find anything specific in a brief Google search and only found this in the thread, which seems to be in reference to an article that doesn't explicitly mention the restaurant.

 

This is a good idea! From everything I've read and heard about the Island Smokehouse is very popular, so glad they seem to be bringing it to the dry side. This will hopefully help with the lines. We'll see.

 

Does anybody know anything about this? Is it happening this year and if so where is it going to be? I wanted to try it last year but didn't want to head over to Soak City just for that. I'm heading back again this year in June and would like to eat there if I can stay in the dry park.

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There's construction being done in Coney Mall across from the Racer that is suspected to be where the BBQ place is going on. It's all rumors and KI fan chit chat right now, so who knows if that's where they're going to put it.

Thanks. Is there any stock to the rumored cars ride return, or was that complete BS?

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There's construction being done in Coney Mall across from the Racer that is suspected to be where the BBQ place is going on. It's all rumors and KI fan chit chat right now, so who knows if that's where they're going to put it.

Thanks. Is there any stock to the rumored cars ride return, or was that complete BS?

 

The antique cars? It's a staple rumor every time there's construction

 

But hey they gave their flyers to Carowinds and then ended up getting a replacement, so it's possible, but not as plausible due to the footprint. I'd love to see a flume upgrade and bring the sky ride back but now we're in la la land, haha.

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Whew it's been awhile since Ive been on here lol. Just wanted to give an update on somethings being done at the park.

 

The work in Coney Mall looks to be for a resturaunt (duh).26167182_1785152578182648_2314856430271495879_n.jpg.bd20d4feaf4ed82ed894c9d8f143b7ee.jpg

As seen from December 30th. The last day for winterfest!

Link to the post with this picture

 

In other words, a certain little hyper is getting these WONDERFUL new seats...(insert mold and everything else now).

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Lastly, Dino's was removed quickly as the company that the dino's where RENTED from came and shipped them all back to China. Whatever (well hush hush about that now) is going on back there, the park does not seem to be taking it's time.

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#itscoming

If you start teasing a giga and it doesn't come true I'm going to hate you for life.

 

Also, thanks for the pics. I wish D-back would keep the old seats. It was fun reading all of the TR's which raved about how great KI was, but the experience was almost ruined by Diamondback's "disgusting" - aka just faded, seats. I love seeing people get butt hurt over the small stuff.

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#itscoming

If you start teasing a giga and it doesn't come true I'm going to hate you for life.

 

That, pictures of Diamondback trains in the off season, confirming a BBQ restaurant... dude you do know KI PR browses this site, right? You've got links to your personal socials right next to your post

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Eh. He's posted some somewhat risky material before and hasn't been busted. Is the BBQ joint supposed to be that much of a surprise? (not being a smartass. Legit question)

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#itscoming

If you start teasing a giga and it doesn't come true I'm going to hate you for life.

 

Also, thanks for the pics. I wish D-back would keep the old seats. It was fun reading all of the TR's which raved about how great KI was, but the experience was almost ruined by Diamondback's "disgusting" - aka just faded, seats. I love seeing people get butt hurt over the small stuff.

 

It didn't effect the experience, but goddamn were they ugly! So were the clamshells.

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