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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!

Yuuuuuuup. I don't understand why people feel the need to hate on things. If it's not for you, then it just doesn't factor in your decision to go or not. That's the end of it.

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This is a fantastic smack down.

 

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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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 don't frequent this thread that much so I had no idea that people were self-hyping the Racer or SoB rumors or any of that crap until today when I was doing more research. The first time I saw the park say ANYTHING about an announcement was yesterday. I assumed, based on how much lead time we normally get on a bigger announcement that this would be something fairly minor yet enjoyable. I also assumed since there have been some discoveries recently of a B&M possibly going in for 2020 that they wouldn't be putting in two major additions back to back.

 

Maybe I'm just smarter that your average coaster nerd (I doubt it) but I easily put two and two together thinking this wouldn't be anything huge and I most certainly didn't hear *ANY* hype for it at all!

 

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.

Why do you think we stopped catering to your stereotypical "coaster enthusiast" on the forums, closed our tours from having just anyone join, and are so quick to block and ban people from our socials and our forums? It's bad enough I'm seeing some names come through for West Coast Bash registrations that make me go "uggggghhhhhhh!" (we'll see just how long I have the patience to put on that event.)

 

Quite frankly, we don't WANT those people part of TPR at all. The further we can distance ourselves away from most coaster enthusiasts the better. And if that makes us more of a self-appointed "elitist" group (which I've heard people call TPR) then I'm 100% totally fine with that!

 

The older I get the less time and patience I have for idiot people who want to do nothing but "shitposting" (which is a thing I will still never understand. Why would you want to be dumb on purpose?)

 

Sorry, I ranted there for a moment. I'll stop now....

 

GO VINTAGE CARS! YAY!!!!

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I read somewhere that they picked today because of this:

 

14 years ago on this very day, Les Taxis, the original antique cars ride, closed forever to make way for the Backlot Stunt Coaster. In memorial to the lost ride, they announced the new cars on the day the original cars closed.

 

So...I'm kinda happy for 'em. KI has one of the best kid's areas there is, and adding to it just makes it better, really.

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^ I agree, it’s a nice addition. Plus Kings Island got an awesome wood coaster last year and a Christmas event that looks to be beautifully done and cut their offseason almost in half. That’s an amazing year. People can’t expect them to duplicate it every single year.

 

As for the posters, I think everyone should have learned from Twisted Timbers (and the previous year’s outburst over the Planet Snoopy thing) that sometimes Cedar Fair teases things over a year in advance and a little patience is occasionally necessary.

 

I think it can be interesting to look at the teasers and have fun with them (that is the point) as long as you have the mindset that all the park did was put up a few pictures and any “hype” is being generated in your own head and it’s not the park’s job to live up to your ridiculous pipe dream.

 

Personally I think these posters *might* mean something... eventually... but if I’m wrong then I’m certainly not going to bitch about it.

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I am beyond happy about this announcement!

 

This just gives our family another ride option at the park. I think that lately, parks have put family type attractions on the back burner for the big coaster installations.

 

I always thought if this ride were to return, that it would occupy the old paramount star walk(or whatever it was called) next to the Eiffel tower. It will be interesting to see how they weave it around the racer.

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I read somewhere that they picked today because of this:

 

14 years ago on this very day, Les Taxis, the original antique cars ride, closed forever to make way for the Backlot Stunt Coaster. In memorial to the lost ride, they announced the new cars on the day the original cars closed.

 

So...I'm kinda happy for 'em. KI has one of the best kid's areas there is, and adding to it just makes it better, really.

 

Their twitter account just posted that a few minutes ago, so looks to be official.

 

The uproar really is ridiculous. I admit I was hoping for /something/ to do with the posters and hints at CP, because I'm a sucker for those kind of little hidden clues and such (don't really care if it's RMC, B&M, whatever...I just love the little insider games), but people getting this worked up over it when it was obviously a long shot to start with, acting like the park owes them something...

 

People just suck sometimes, I suppose?

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I like to look at pictures and teasers and try to guess what might be coming or what my ideal addition based on the information given might be. People often act like you're a dumbass if they don't agree with you for some reason, even if it may be a bit of a pipe dream.

 

I really do not understand how people are going to get upset with the park for not installing a ride they think they should get or deserve for some reason though. Especially in this case. As has been mentioned numerous times, they literally announced this announcement yesterday. How are people going to expect that they were going to announce Grandson of Beast or something after the marketing leadup to Cedar Fair's other major projects the last couple years? Much less get pissy about it? Come on.

 

Everyone is hopeful for big projects, or even some meaningful work for Racer, which I suggested could be the case along with others. But they are bringing back a family ride, and that's just fine, it is what it is. It's good for the park and I don't get how anyone is mad about this...ridiculous. Especially to be going after the park about it and not just bitching to other echo chamber enthusiasts. I'm pretty far down on the end the spectrum as far as "enthusiasm" goes, and I'm embarrassed by this.

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Seeing KI's announcement, how cool would it be for Cedar Point to actually get back their Vintage Cars ride that they took out for Valravn? Taking Witches' Wheel spot and extending them into Gemini's structure would be a nice way to troll enthusiasts.

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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.

 

How can this post make me die laughing and then want to cry?

 

Quit fucking with my emotions, Bill!

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I believe a part of all this negativity isn't so much the misinformation the GP has but is it fair to blame all these park "fan sites" out there who go searching for public documents that have been filed with the local jurisdictions and post it all over the net that get some of these people speculating something big is coming the next year when in fact it's going to be an off year or a smaller addition?

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:lol: 3 mile antique cars ride sounds sooo much more interesting, though! I'm cool with this, though I wish it was ready in time for this year's WinterFest. Would make for an especially nice "ride through the lights" attraction then.

 

I am kind of surprised there's a company that's still making these attractions.

 

Chance Rides makes new electric cars. I wonder if they'll be the ones that make the Antique Cars for Kings Island.

 

I don't know about you guys, but I'm actually pretty excited for this. I actually LOVE antique car rides! I mean, they almost always have short lines and it is just plain fun!

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While my guess of Racer backwards was off, I'm fine with this addition (or should I say return) to the park. Antique cars are fun, especially with the kiddos, and KI is really becoming a premier park for family friendly attractions of all shapes and sizes! After taking my three oldest kids for the first time last year, they actually said they liked it more than Cedar Point! High praise, and not a condemnation of CP either, which they also love. But there is just so much for families of all compositions to do at KI, now including the Antique Cars (once again!)

 

As for all the "controversy", I will say that at first blush, announcing this on "National Roller Coaster Day", of all days, was a bit confusing (some could even say misleading - not that a park's never done that before to mess with people! lol). However, knowing the significance of the date being the last day of operation of the old Antique Cars, I'd agree that it was a perfect day to announce it! I also know they had a separate celebration to commemorate NRCD (which got postponed anyway), and they may have led to some confusion. I know I read both announcements back to back, and in my memory, they meshed. So, that's not on KI at all, but could be an explanation for some of the people's responses, if they were similarly mistaken. Regardless, the lack of a coaster announcement today (which I never expected) didn't faze me, and it's unfortunate that so many people got bent over it.

 

The Antique Cars are a nice addition for one of the best all around parks for families already, and with a new coaster apparently on the horizon in 2020, nobody should be complaining about anything!

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So you're telling me I get a ride I can take the family on that isn't in the kids area and I get to see the other side of the park? Best announcement ever!

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So you're telling me I get a ride I can take the family on that isn't in the kids area and I get to see the other side of the park? Best announcement ever!

 

I agree, last time I was at Kings Island with my kids, as amazing as the kids section is, our entire day was spent either there together or the rest of the family there while I snuck away to try and grab a ride on something haha. An all ages attraction on the other side of the park will be great.

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One of the first things said during the announcement was explaining the significance of announcing antique cars on August 16th (reason being that it was the date the former ones closed for good). If people are using the excuse that it was National Roller Coaster Day and the announcement wasn't a roller coaster as a reason to get mad, then they didn't pay attention to the announcement at all.

 

I actually am happy that they didn't announce a coaster yesterday. I'd rather have it be teased and hyped for some time (longer than a day, LOL) if it's something big. Plus, antique cars are actually really fun, popular, and a great way to take a break from hardcore coastering! The fact that people are actually getting mad about this just boggles my mind.

 

P.S. I still have a possibly unhealthy obsession with Mystic Timbers shed. I'll never forget the excitement on Mystic Timbers opening day to find out what was in the shed! I bought a shirt that says, "What's in the shed?" and it's possibly my favorite coaster shirt ever. Anyone reading this who might have a hand in teasing whatever future coasters might be coming, you have your work cut out for you in topping that.

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