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

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It was a great announcement, wonderful addition.

 

The park already came out and commented on what Cedar Point is doing with the "Number 5 is Alive" thing, and said it had nothing to do with Kings Island.. Nobody can blame the park for being let down, I'm sure they just shrugged their shoulders when people kept talking about a 'new coaster is coming', they can't stop anyone from talking about it, you let yourselves down..

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How can you NOT think of a coaster when reading a tweet like " "Tomorrow (8/16) is a big day in the amusement and theme park industry. It’s National Roller Coaster Day, which celebrates the king of the thrill rides."?

 

That tweet absolutely makes me think about roller coasters!

 

You know what it doesn't make me think about? New ride announcements, because it doesn't mention that, at all.

 

Don't blame the park for your own unrealistic disappointment.

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How can you NOT think of a coaster when reading a tweet like " "Tomorrow (8/16) is a big day in the amusement and theme park industry. It’s National Roller Coaster Day, which celebrates the king of the thrill rides."?

 

And of course, they didn't state in the teasers its going to be a coaster... because saying excactly what it is, is not really the point of a teaser.

 

The announcement was given with exactly one day notice. If you thought this would be a coaster then it's your own fault for over-hyping it.

 

On the good news, with the discovery of the B&M permit yesterday, it looks like 2020 may be a good year for you. I don't feel bad for you

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I have wanted the return of the antique cars since they were removed. This is basically a dead corner of the park and it is replacing, an empty building only used as a haunt, the remains of an old flat ride, storage, and I assume it is replacing the ICEE stand.

 

I still would like to see a modern flat ride but overall I am happy I think it looks good. Anyways I have 2020 and construction in 2019 to look forward to at this point.

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Personally, I'm really disappointed that Kings Island didn't announce that Velocity Magnetics was being hired to re-do the launch on Flight of Fear.

What? Are they replacing the mechanism with something different, or just fixing them up?

 

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Personally, I'm really disappointed that Kings Island didn't announce that Velocity Magnetics was being hired to re-do the launch on Flight of Fear.

What? Are they replacing the mechanism with something different, or just fixing them up?

 

Nah, that was just a bad Lightning Rod joke, sorry.

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They teased an old attraction would become new again. Never said anything about something super big or a coaster. Simply an old attraction was returning. And they didn't lie.

This. Only enthusiasts made this into a new coaster thing. The park delivered on exactly what they teased.

 

 

I see a lot of non enthusiast people on Facebook complaining. But then again I guess that is what Facebook is for.

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How can you NOT think of a coaster when reading a tweet like " "Tomorrow (8/16) is a big day in the amusement and theme park industry. It’s National Roller Coaster Day, which celebrates the king of the thrill rides."?

 

And of course, they didn't state in the teasers its going to be a coaster... because saying excactly what it is, is not really the point of a teaser.

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Can someone block me from this page please

Blocked from our Twitter and now banned from our forums. Sorry, I have zero patience for assholes like you.

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Dammit.

 

The park was really hoping that this announcement of a small family ride would give people in Germany the incentive they needed to finally pull the trigger on that trans-continental flight to Mason they had been dreaming of for years and years. Oh well.

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Is it a nice addition? Yes. Will it be good for families? Yes. Will it hopefully begin to bring some life back to the old Midway area of the park? Sure.

 

Did it need to be announced on National Roller Coaster Day? Probably not. I think if they had made this announcement yesterday, people probably wouldn't be getting quite so worked up about it.

 

Personally, I kind of expected something like this (especially once I saw the press kit that went out with a tiny little Ford key in the back of the scrapbook), but I was also kind of hoping for it to be part of a full Midway area revitalization with some love on Racer (and maybe a backwards train again?) and some more flats and landscaping and lighting and stuff like Cedar Point did around Gemini. I understand that we can't always get what we want though, and I'm now looking forward to whatever B&M goodness comes in 2020.

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Dammit.

 

The park was really hoping that this announcement of a small family ride would give people in Germany the incentive they needed to finally pull the trigger on that trans-continental flight to Mason they had been dreaming of for years and years. Oh well.

 

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Literally yesterday, Kings Island said that they were going to make an announcement today. I'm absolutely laughing at the people who say that this announcement is "over-hyped", especially in the Facebook/Instagram livestream comments.

 

But with that said though, the more antique car rides in this world, the better.

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but I was also kind of hoping for it to be part of a full Midway area revitalization with some love on Racer (and maybe a backwards train again?)...

I eventually ruled out the "backwards Racer" idea since at this year's Coasterstock event during Q&A, they said Racer was never really designed to be running backwards in the first place.

 

Between 19:50 - 20:40 mark in this video:

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but I was also kind of hoping for it to be part of a full Midway area revitalization with some love on Racer (and maybe a backwards train again?)...

I eventually ruled out the "backwards Racer" idea since at this year's Coasterstock event during Q&A, they said Racer was never really designed to be running backwards in the first place.

 

I've heard that before, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be done. No idea how many hoops it would take (or how much it'd cost), but if they really wanted to, I'm sure there's a way.

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People tend to forgot how awesome these rides are for kids. I absolutely loved all these types of rides when I was young because all I ever wanted to do was be able to drive something.

 

Of course when you get older and end up driving all the time and have to deal with traffic your interest isn't going to be there for something like this but this is still an awesome addition and families will love it.

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I thought it was a bad decision when Paramount took the antique cars out so I'm very pleased they are coming back. I cringed at some of the comments I read on Facebook - sounded like people are already bored with Mystic Timbers and want that new coaster already.

 

I do remember when they used them for Haunt (I believe it was 2002 or 2003 as Route 666) and it was one of the best haunt attractions I've experienced with the scareactors jumping out at you.

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I honestly feel a bit bad for the park, Don, and whoever else runs all their social media. I mean, these screen shots below on our Twitter just point out some of the "false hype" and "fake news" that coaster fans have been fabricating on their own and then blaming the park for. I can only imagine if TPR is getting some of this what the park must be going through. I don't even want to open up their Facebook comments or Twitter responses.

 

The fact that we've already had to block two people on our Twitter and one person from our forum over "Antique Cars" just proves how low humanity has sunk. I mean, if you're going act so stupid and childish as to get yourself banned from a social media platform, holy crap make it over something more significant, please!

 

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I love it. Great announcement and just enough to piss off people that rushed to judgement.

 

2020 seemed the likelier year for another big coaster, and they will likely get it...just gotta have patience.

 

But when that time comes, I wonder how many enthusiasts will get their panties in a wad if they announce that it's a dive coaster and not a 300' tall RMC remake of Son Of Beast? lol

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Facebook has been a cesspool today. I’ve seen tons (and I mean tons) of posts calling for the entire PR team to be fired, I’ve seen tons of people complaining about the fact that the park had the audacity to announce this on National Roller Coaster Day (a holiday which falls somewhere between National Pancake day and National Thriftshop day on the list of American holidays by importance) and tons of people freaking out about the park overhyping this even though they didn’t even say that they were doing anything until YESTERDAY.

 

I mean look... I admit that I sometimes seek this sh*t out because it’s like watching a car accident in slow motion and it’s hard to look away. Boldikus and I have been known to invite eachother to the most cringeworthy enthusiast groups we can find as a joke just to see how long the other one can take it (looking at you “Hersheypark connoisseurs” and “Amusement Park Enthusiasts”) but the fact is these people live among us and aren’t in on the joke. They’re being completely serious and they’re horrible, horrible people. I have no idea how park PR departments put up with this sh*t on a daily basis.

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