Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:50 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:So after watching this, I'm assuming that if they were hoping to sell the coaster and relocate it, they would have taken a more ginger approach to taking it down? Is letting the track crash into the ground like that something that you would only do if the steel was just going to be scrapped?


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Postby boldikus » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:03 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:So after watching this, I'm assuming that if they were hoping to sell the coaster and relocate it, they would have taken a more ginger approach to taking it down? Is letting the track crash into the ground like that something that you would only do if the steel was just going to be scrapped?

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:11 am

^ that's not really a Ginger approach tho.




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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:45 am

It's going to Kentucky Kingdom, remember? :lmao:

But in all seriousness, I wonder if Cedar Fair is becoming done with their Vekomas. They removed Boomerang, Stinger, and Firehawk all within 2 years. It makes me wonder how much longer their SLCs will last. I believe CW and MA are the only two Cedar Fair parks with one?
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:57 am

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:
Gregorio1 wrote:Video of Firehawk's loop (and last major section?) coming down, courtesy of O'Rourke Wrecking Company:



So after watching this, I'm assuming that if they were hoping to sell the coaster and relocate it, they would have taken a more ginger approach to taking it down? Is letting the track crash into the ground like that something that you would only do if the steel was just going to be scrapped?


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby drummermattk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:34 am

I think we all forget one thing. When Firehawk was cut from its installation at KI in 2001 and was sold to SF, SF thought of adding the ride to...................................................SFKK. With the recent addition to GL, they decided to put it there.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:33 pm

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:As I say, the only GP question is the question not asked.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coaster-mm » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:16 am

Hi guys,

Maybe it ´s a dumb question, but I just want to be sure about the following:

We bought a CF platinum pass last year and we extended it online for 2019 on the Cedar Point website.
Our first Cf park we are going to visit this year (June) will be Kings Island. Is this gonna be a problem? Do we have to go to CP first to 'activate' the pass or can we do that at KI?

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:51 am

coaster-mm wrote:Hi guys,

Maybe it ´s a dumb question, but I just want to be sure about the following:

We bought a CF platinum pass last year and we extended it online for 2019 on the Cedar Point website.
Our first Cf park we are going to visit this year (June) will be Kings Island. Is this gonna be a problem? Do we have to go to CP first to 'activate' the pass or can we do that at KI?

Thanks for the info!


You would probably need to contact Cedar Point to be sure. I renewed my platinum pass online. I will be visiting my home park first this year. That said, there is no date on my pass and my home park website website says not to throw away the current one. I assume this will be my pass as long as I keep renewing. If you are traveling from overseas, definitely get clarification from CP or CF first.

From Carowinds site: RENEWALS: Do not discard your current Season Pass once you renew.

Also this is under the auto-renew FAQ at CP's website:

Do I need to go through Season Pass processing each year I auto-renew?

After your Season Pass is automatically renewed, just keep your card and enjoy the park the following season. There is no need to visit the Season Pass Processing Center.

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