Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:49 pm

Anybody think this is possibly setting up for a front gate rehab or completely redone like CP and Carowinds?
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Postby Mike240SX » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:17 pm

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Postby FaithPlus1 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:12 pm

Is it true Vortex is getting a RMC makeover?

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby TheAmericanKnight » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:42 pm

FaithPlus1 wrote:Is it true Vortex is getting a RMC makeover?

What? Where did you hear about that?

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:19 pm

FaithPlus1 wrote:Is it true Vortex is getting a RMC makeover?


No. It the next coaster that will be getting the Ole’ Firehawk treatment.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm

Dang. I was hoping for a FULL Carowinds renovation. It doesn't look like that's happening.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:22 pm

I am SO excited to see this!!! International Street has always had the potential to be one of the most gorgeous park entry plazas anywhere. And now it just might be!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby The Great Zo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:32 pm

9Armgeddon4 wrote:Having ridden both I can safely say I preferred Firehawks double in-line twist, helix and fly to lie over Nighthawks double corkscrew.


Having ridden both I can safely say I prefer being smacked in the face repeatedly with a ball-peen hammer.

KIEnthusiast wrote:Looks like a major renovation is coming to International Street: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/january/international-street-and-royal-fountain-to-get-major-offseason-renovation
I can’t wait to see the outcome. I’m really happy about this.


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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby KIEnthusiast » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:48 pm

Oh sweet, I hope they hired the same guys who did the main street renovation at Walibi Holland![/quote]

Wow, is that ugly. I believe the facades will probably go back to the more authentically European 1972 look with browns and yellows. I hate the horrid, bright colors they have now. The focal point when you walk in should be the Royal Fountain and Eiffel Tower and the buildings should not be visual disruptions to that straight shot, which they are now.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:51 pm

The Great Zo wrote:Oh sweet, I hope they hired the same guys who did the main street renovation at Walibi Holland!


^Agreed. That is hideous.
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