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I would personally love a return of the Coney Mall sign/theme and a classic paint job and trackwork for racer and a few new flat rides in that area. "The Mall" used to be the place to be back in the day.

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Screw tomorrows announcement, take a look at 2018-022702 Notice of Commencement

 

Let's see, "2018, 2019, 2020 Additions & Modifications to Kings Island Park"... Interesting, so this is likely for a project that is not being announced tomorrow but is going to take a lot of time to build.

 

"has executed contract(s) for the Project with" .... construction companies etc, none of which are that interesting... oh wait "Bolliger & Mabillard"

 

Well looks like Kings Island is getting a B&M in 2020...

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Screw tomorrows announcement, take a look at 2018-022702 Notice of Commencement

 

Let's see, "2018, 2019, 2020 Additions & Modifications to Kings Island Park"... Interesting, so this is likely for a project that is not being announced tomorrow but is going to take a lot of time to build.

 

"has executed contract(s) for the Project with" .... construction companies etc, none of which are that interesting... oh wait "Bolliger & Mabillard"

 

Well looks like Kings Island is getting a B&M in 2020...

 

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Not to stir the SOB pot again, but I visited the park yesterday and took some photos of the mystery wood that appeared by the SOB memorial in Banshee line.

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I'm thinking this announcement is most likely the long-rumored antique cars, unless it could be some kind of show or event that's returning? I'm actually off tomorrow so I might try to turn up for it. I was already considering going to KI tomorrow but now this gives me another reason to go!

 

On another note, is King's Island similar to other parks in that the crowds increase as Haunt goes along? I am thinking of making a trip out the first or second weekend of Haunt and was curious, as when I went Oct. 21 last year it was absolutely packed.

Last year I visited Haunt at least half of the Fridays it was running, and I can confirm that it does tend to get busier closer to Halloween! Also, Fridays are better than Saturdays, by far, and maze lines get shorter later in the evening.

 

 

I work at Banshee... THIS IS NOT A TEASER...

 

This has been there since the beginning of the season. A member of my crew who was supposed to be looking for lost articles found it down the hill and in the trees, and thought it would be nice to have actual part of the ride by the Eternal Flame The flowers were put there by SOB fans.

 

I repeat, this has NOTHING o do with a new ride or attraction. It was just the Banshee crew paying respect to the former occupant of that area.

 

Repeat again... BANSHEE CREW FOUND THE WOOD.....

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I'm going to throw my official hat in the ring for what's old being new again, being the backwards train on Racer. Additionally, I could see refurbishments to it, and enhancements, such as the lighting package.

 

I do think that the Antique Cars could be a possibility as well, though it really seems to me that those types of rides have been making their way OUT of parks, not into them - mostly due to maintenance issues. That makes it seem unlikely to me they'll be returning. However, if they do, I definitely agree that the old Dinos Alive area would make a lot of sense for their location!

 

Regarding the seemingly increased likelihood that B&M will be coming to the park in the next couple of years, I'm still of the opinion that it won't be a Giga, even though it seems that what most enthusiasts want. Personally, I think a Wing coaster, back in the trees, would be a fantastic new coaster, that could feature plenty of "near misses!" Now, that would be more unlikely if the old SOB station is being used, as that cleared out area there wouldn't offer much in the way of "forest". But if they were to either place it in the old Dinos Alive area, or even back where the old Spongebob Show was. Regardless of what is coming, it sounds like KI is going to be getting even more awesome than it already is!

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I'm not super familiar with KI history. What rides were beloved but have been removed?

 

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There's a 0% chance of that happening though. Oh well, I can dream.

 

Of course.

 

Antique cars are always fun and good for kids, I would love fpr someone to build a new one. Backwards Racer sounds likely too, something small to tide people over until the big coaster is built.

 

As for B&M being involved in a 2020 project that begins this year...Giga, dive, or wing? The chance of it being anything else in their catalogue can be rounded to zero.

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As for B&M being involved in a 2020 project that begins this year...Giga, dive, or wing? The chance of it being anything else in their catalogue can be rounded to zero.

 

How about a 300-foot winged dive coaster?

 

In all seriousness, I'm having a hard time thinking of one too. I think we can rule out a wing coaster with GateKeeper and Thunderbird (arguable the two best) pretty close by, and even X-Flight and Wild Eagle to some extent. I suppose a Dive is possible (maybe a smaller one like Valkyria), but with Valravn and now Yukon Striker, I also have a hard time imagining this as well.

 

I suppose that leaves Giga, unless they would go with a modern vest-restraint version of a sit-down or floorless looper (because this is CF and we all know they would opt for the vest restraints). Or maybe a new type of family coaster from them. This is a toughie, assuming this whole "B&M 2020" thing isn't just nonsense.

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Banshee is in the way of using the SOB station for another coaster

 

You're right. There is no way there would ever be enough space.

 

Oh. Wait.

 

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Both comments are equally well done.

 

The dream is to utilize the wooded area north of Racer that stretches from Flight of Fear down past Racer's turnaround.

 

Everyone seems to be fixed on that first page, but there are 5 pages. Page 3 of the documents has tons of geographical locations on them, is that detailing where the work is going to be?

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None of the links to the specific doc work, you have to go to http://www.co.warren.oh.us/recorder/ and search for "Kings Island" and you'll get tons of KI docs.

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In all seriousness, I'm having a hard time thinking of one too. I think we can rule out a wing coaster with GateKeeper and Thunderbird (arguable the two best) pretty close by, and even X-Flight and Wild Eagle to some extent. I suppose a Dive is possible (maybe a smaller one like Valkyria), but with Valravn and now Yukon Striker, I also have a hard time imagining this as well.

 

 

I really don't think this mattes that much, there are plenty of examples of "similar" coasters at parks close to each other. I mean if that were the case Kings Island would have never built Banshee because Raptor was so close by.

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^^I started looking at that and bailed out. I'm somewhat familiar with some of this stuff, but very very minimally through stuff I have to do with building permits for my job. We do decks and screen rooms and stuff like that, so nothing anywhere near on this scale. There is a property parcel viewer for Warren County, OH, so I'll take a look and see if I can make any sense of it, but I'm guessing I won't be able to. There's a ton of information there and I surely won't be able to interpret it correctly, but I'm sure someone on here would have better experience than I.

 

https://webmap.co.warren.oh.us/wcgis/auditor/

 

This is, if nothing else, interesting to look at. EDIT: And the images are a higher resolution than you can acheive with google maps as best I can tell...also interesting

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A new Shivering Timbers shirt this year says Shivering Timbers the terror coaster with Mystic Timbers tree creature in the background. If I did not know better I would say its a Mystic Timbers shirt that they replaced Mystic with Shivering lol

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Not to stir the SOB pot again, but I visited the park yesterday and took some photos of the mystery wood that appeared by the SOB memorial in Banshee line.

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I'm thinking this announcement is most likely the long-rumored antique cars, unless it could be some kind of show or event that's returning? I'm actually off tomorrow so I might try to turn up for it. I was already considering going to KI tomorrow but now this gives me another reason to go!

 

On another note, is King's Island similar to other parks in that the crowds increase as Haunt goes along? I am thinking of making a trip out the first or second weekend of Haunt and was curious, as when I went Oct. 21 last year it was absolutely packed.

Last year I visited Haunt at least half of the Fridays it was running, and I can confirm that it does tend to get busier closer to Halloween! Also, Fridays are better than Saturdays, by far, and maze lines get shorter later in the evening.

 

 

I work at Banshee... THIS IS NOT A TEASER...

 

This has been there since the beginning of the season. A member of my crew who was supposed to be looking for lost articles found it down the hill and in the trees, and thought it would be nice to have actual part of the ride by the Eternal Flame The flowers were put there by SOB fans.

 

I repeat, this has NOTHING o do with a new ride or attraction. It was just the Banshee crew paying respect to the former occupant of that area.

 

Repeat again... BANSHEE CREW FOUND THE WOOD.....

Thank you for the clarification! I read somewhere else that the wood was possibly a teaser, so I figured I'd take a photo and let everyone else decide. The true story is even better than that! Didn't notice it there earlier in the season and probably wouldn't have if no one mentioned it.

 

Right now the weather is horrible, but I'm still going to make my way to KI in a bit under the assumption that they'll still be doing the announcement even though the rain will likely drive a lot of guests away.

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Everyone seems to be fixed on that first page, but there are 5 pages. Page 3 of the documents has tons of geographical locations on them, is that detailing where the work is going to be?

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None of the links to the specific doc work, you have to go to http://www.co.warren.oh.us/recorder/ and search for "Kings Island" and you'll get tons of KI docs.

 

I wish it was that easy. That's the parks boundaries. It is just a technical way to describe the entire piece of land and from what I can tell so are the next 2 pages. The rest is looks like descriptions of easements, the cemetery, etc.

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^After looking more closely at it, I agree and was going to post the same thing, as kings island drive and the river are both mentioned. This is almost certainly a description of the parcel owned by the park.

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I work at Banshee... THIS IS NOT A TEASER...

 

This has been there since the beginning of the season. A member of my crew who was supposed to be looking for lost articles found it down the hill and in the trees, and thought it would be nice to have actual part of the ride by the Eternal Flame The flowers were put there by SOB fans.

 

I repeat, this has NOTHING o do with a new ride or attraction. It was just the Banshee crew paying respect to the former occupant of that area.

 

Repeat again... BANSHEE CREW FOUND THE WOOD.....

 

You're not looking far enough into it!!! Come on!! Think with your coaster enthusiast mind for a minute!

 

Clearly the park perfectly placed the wood for the Banshee crew to find, KNOWING that the crew would find it and then place the wood by the Eternal Flame, which would then cause SOB fans to place the flowers on said wood... Resulting the exact look for the teaser the park was wanting!!

 

#TeamSOBisComingBack

It's called sarcasm for those of you who can't tell.

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Kings Island 2019 Announcement Live Stream:

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The park is bringing back the "Antique Cars" for 2019...

 

Kings Mills Antique Autos

 

Coming Spring 2019

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Kings Island's most beloved attraction, the antique cars ride, is returning to the park in spring 2019. In the new Kings Mills Antique Autos family ride, guests will board replica classic touring cars and take a leisurely drive around a scenic track equipped with a small rail to keep the car on the path. The ride will be comparable to the original Les Taxis antique car ride, combining nostalgia with new enhancements.

 

Kings Mills Antique Autos will be located in Coney Mall, across from the Juke Box Café and alongside The Racer roller coaster. The ride will be a quarter mile in length and last approximately three minutes. The cars are 2/3 scale replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T; though all-new, they will retain the vintage feel of the original Les Taxis. The ride's name, as well as theming throughout the attraction, is expected to enhance the nostalgic experience for riders.

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Personally, I'm excited to see the park putting so much effort into helping families create life long memories. Not every park, every year, needs to build a rip your face off extreme coaster. It's awesome to see the park cares so much about their guest that they are listening to what the guest said they missed about the park, and bringing it back!! Props to Kings Island!

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