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Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:21 am

Thanks for the nice trip report!

My son and I got into the line a little further back from you (between the restaurant and Diamondback's entrance). We looked at the line and said f*** it, knowing that it would be a long wait and we may or may not get a T-shirt anyway. We went and rode The Beast on the last non-T-shirt ride. I'm kind of glad we didn't wait if it would have been 2+ hours.

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:37 am

Great report! Glad you enjoyed the food despite the time it took to get it. Yeah, the locals love all of the nostalgia KI is bringing back this year, so that's even more focus and attention the park is getting ontop of their regular visitors! Ever since Mystic Timbers was announced, there's this extra 'buzz' in Cincinnati about the park. It seems like it's more popular than I can ever remember!

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:25 pm

Great report...love the new addition and renovations!

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:52 am

kenban wrote:... I believe kinda like the fountain the work is not done yet. Not sure how much work is left but I have heard the fountain will not be fully operational until Memorial Day weekend. Which is also when the new fireworks show debuts, they are still doing the show from last year.


To add to this, I too have read elsewhere (and I believe confirmed by the park) that things are supposed to be much more substantial with the fountain by Memorial Day, in terms of water flow, patterns, colors, synched to music, etc. It isn't fully completed yet, but they opted to have them at least on for opening day. But it sounds like much more is to come.

In regards to the beer stein, it isn't new but they did rehab it in the off season!
https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/april/international-street-stein-refurbished-for-2019-season

The park is looking great! It's been a few years since I have made it, I might be due for a trip.

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:35 pm

Awesome!

Thank you for sharing.

I'm glad you ended up getting the Beast shirt. You really earned it!

The tiques, Glokenspiel, and everyother update/touchups are looking great, and I think they'll look even better once the sunnier weather comes.

(But as a side note, I would be lying if I said I'm not going to miss the pedestals :( . The pool really does look quite different without them) But then again, I guess I'll just wait and see what these new fountains have in store as the season goes on.

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:54 am

Great report! That shirt line is insane.

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:01 pm

Great report. The park looks great!
Glad to see you succeeded in getting your t-shirt.
And that Impossible Burger looks GI-normous! :smile:

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:52 pm

My one question, does everyone think the best row is row 1? I used to think that until someone told me to try a magical row towards the back, now I won't ride any other row!! My husband still likes one but I head towards the back. We got our shirts as well, also waited in the rain and were drenched, we got lucky though as we were train 3 after 10, it was quite the experience.

Re: Kings Island Opening Weekend, 2019

Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:41 pm

I'm always proud to see one of my TRs make the front page. Thank you Robb and/or mods for adding this update to the email and the front page!
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