Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:56 am

^I don't mean to point out the obvious but I can't tell if you're asking us to give you any more information beyond what the video already provided, in that this is some kind of experience at Haunt...

I'm thinking it is related to this maze, as it is the only thing Swamp related I can find for the event: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/haunt/attractions/backwoods-bayou
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:07 am

I'm sure there are at least a dozen enthusiasts out there who still think this is going to be a RMC.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Hockeydad » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:20 am

Like Jedimaster had pointed out, the only HH attraction that it seems to fit is Backwoods Bayou. But the timing just seemed weird...putting up new ads 3 weeks into the Haunt, when it's only a 6 week event. But it is strange anyway.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:38 am

prozach626 wrote:I'm sure there are at least a dozen enthusiasts out there who still think this is going to be a RMC.


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby drewmatic » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:10 am

So I was at KI for haunt Saturday night and I'll admit I was let down a little. I remember it being much better 3/4 or so years ago. Is nostalgia getting to me or has it always been this bad?

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby The Great Zo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:24 pm

OK, finally caught up on my local park's thread after a couple months away. Boy, that was fun.

Crazy to see a coaster get removed! But it was fun to see everyone here guessing on what ride it would be. Here, I compiled a list of all the rides that were speculated to possibly be on the chopping block.

In all seriousness, bye Firehawk, won't miss you at all, you giant hunk of crap. Bring on 2020.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Hockeydad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:16 pm

drewmatic wrote:So I was at KI for haunt Saturday night and I'll admit I was let down a little. I remember it being much better 3/4 or so years ago. Is nostalgia getting to me or has it always been this bad?


It hasn't been the best year...but I thought it was pretty good myself. I want to give C.H.A.O.S another try before I rate it, (It was opening night), and now they should've had plenty of time to work out the bugs, and get their timing down more.

I thought the two new scarezones, Coney Maul & Pumpkin Eater were great. And they were getting us at every turn in Slaughterhouse. Next trip, Madame Fatale's is first up...heard they're doing it Blackout style with flashlights, (hopefully, the Gantom Torches).

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:18 pm

drewmatic wrote:So I was at KI for haunt Saturday night and I'll admit I was let down a little. I remember it being much better 3/4 or so years ago. Is nostalgia getting to me or has it always been this bad?


I agree. But its the same at cedarpoint as well. With that being said, I still really enjoy kings islands haunt over cp's by leaps and bounds.

I'm not sure if its budget cuts or staffing issues, or a combination of both.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Hockeydad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:29 pm

When we were at CP the decorations and theming were better than the haunts, with the exception of Slaughterhouse & Cornstalkers. Cornstalkers being the best by a mile. Their scareactors were weak compared to KI's.

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