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Just Checking in [02 May 2015|11:03pm]

bleedingheart
Site link has been fixed

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Any Thoughts on Banshee? [15 Aug 2013|10:32pm]

bleedingheart
Looks awesome

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Anyone Still here? [23 Apr 2013|07:39am]

bleedingheart
Just trying to revive the place

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So what are the changes CedarFair has done [11 Feb 2012|12:06pm]

bleedingheart
Besides renaming the rides?

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New Ride [30 Jun 2008|11:23am]

sunrise_sets
Here are some articles on the mysterious Rivertown construction. I can't wait to see what they're going to build!

New Kings Island Coaster Revealed?
Kings Island Mum on New Ride

And for those of you who haven't heard of this at all HERE is a gallery of construction photos.

What do you all want the ride to be?

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Things to do in Cincinnati [08 Jun 2008|10:20am]

schonesleben
cincinnati_2_do

If you live in or near Cincinnati, and like going out, then this is the community for you! Come here and share local findings with us, and maybe even find a new hangout of your own!

It's a brand new community so help us get it off the ground!

If this isn't allowed I'm really sorry, feel free to delete!

*x-posted*

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Boomerang Bay blues [29 May 2008|01:25am]

84glyde
I've been going to the KI waterpark regularly since '98. That's when they added a "Flowrider" surfing ride to the attractions. Whenever I talk to managers, I make this clear: the flowrider is the only reason I continue to buy a season pass. I, and others, like it that much. So we're understandably upset whenever the waterpark is closed early, like it has been the past two days, only 4 days into the operating season. We understand this, but it's made worse by adding insult to the injury. How, by park managers giving fictitious reasons for the early closing.

On Mon., a security guard stopped me after clearing the parking lot entrance, and said that the waterpark was closing early. As I left, I began contacting friends who might have been planning to spend the day there. One friend called back, he'd been in the park when the closing was announced. The reason cited was "chance of severe weather". While it was overcast, a quick check on the internet confirmed no severe weather forecast, only rain. As it happened, the rain came 4 hours later.

Today, I heard again that the park closed early. I hadn't planned to go there, but passed by and saw few cars in the lot. It was a clear, beautiful day, but a bit nippy for a day outside in a waterpark. So with the weather conditions, I was surprised to hear the reason for the closing as "inclement weather". Huh? I thot that mean bad weather, like storms and such. No, it was too cool, so they were going to close early.

In reality, low attendance was the reason for closing early on both days. When Paramount ran things, they would often close the park early if they didn't have a certain number of guests in the park by a set time of the day. Oh yeah, we grumbled about it since we'd set aside a day to be there, but we also understood that they had a business that had to make money. That approach was far superior to the lies we're handed today along with the insult that we can't see through them.

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[12 Aug 2007|12:13am]

sunrise_sets
Just popping in to say that I love this place. The Beast is my all time favorite roller coaster. I've been there quite a few times, and if anyone wants advice on crowds, food, rides, or anything else, just drop me a message.

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[05 Aug 2007|11:45pm]

84glyde
I was at the park today and noticed that the potholes at the parking plaza have been filled. It certainly looks better and makes driving into the park nicer.

If anyone's into financial reports, Cedar Fair's second quarter reports are out and can be viewed here: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/CLTU05031072007-1.htm. Knock yerselves out!

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update on Cedar Fair buyout [30 Jul 2007|11:40pm]

84glyde
This is from http://www.screamscape.com:

"Cedar Fair - (7/30/07) According to Reuters, Cedar Fair is in talks with Destiny Capital Soultions for a $4.1 billion deal to take over Cedar Fair while keeping the current management group in place and spending $500-800 million on new improvements."

Reuters has a story that Cedar Fair denies any such talks.
http://www.reuters.com/article/innovationNews/idUSN3022031820070730

Interesting...

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[17 Jul 2007|12:01am]

84glyde
OK, who's heard this: I heard that Cedar Fair is looking to be bought. Something about they're facing bankruptcy or maybe just wanting/needing to unload part of their huge purchase last summer. Check out http://www.screamscape.com (News and Rumors, dated 7/10/07).

I heard there were some Disney reps checking out KI recently.

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[13 Jul 2007|01:34pm]

84glyde
Family came to visit from out of state for a few days. They stayed at the lodge, next door to the park. They arrived Tues. afternoon and after getting settled in the room and a little food in ourselves, my sister, her 14 y/o son and I headed off to KI while my dad took the two little ones into the hotels water park.

Ya gotta love the rain! We walked on about every coaster we had the time to ride. The Beast was first and I put my sister and nephew in the front seat. I rode right behind them. After that, we headed off to The Racer, but only the forward train was running. Then we headed to Firehawk and were rained out. Too bad 'cause the line was pretty short. We ducked into Outer Limits and finished off the night with that. I told them the ride had been tamed down a bit since it's premiere.

Weds., everyone went into the park after a few hours in the hotel water park. We got out pic taken by the Keyhole Photo people at the entrance and had the girl taking the shot turn around so that International Street was the background for the photo rather than the entrance through which we just walked. (Who wants that entrance in the backgrund of their photo?) We took the little ones (5 and 6) to the Nick Universe and rode there. First time I'd ever rode anything in that section of the park! I was surprised with Reptar, it's a pretty decent coaster! After Nick, a train ride to Boomerang Bay. Too bad we got to the park almost mid-afternoon, by the time we arrived at Boomerang, there was only 1 1/2 hours left until closing.

After Boomerang Bay, it was back to the hard park and the juggling act of satisfying the small ones while the rest of us rode coasters. We began juggling the kids a bit, trading off coaster rides while going to rides the younger ones could ride. And then there were some things the 6 y/o could ride that his sister couldn't. I didn't know that the Paramount F/X Theater had a non-motion section. So my youngest niece and I rode Shake, Rattle and Roll about 4 times waiting for them to return from the Vortex and F/X Theater.

The critical balancing act while at KI, at least for me, is the proper amount of food to have in your body. Too much and we know what happens! But not enough food leaves me feeling queasy after riding coasters. The ironic thing is that many of the flat rides do me in the most! We went to the carousel and I had to stand next to my niece while she rode. I had a hard time finding a point to look at that kept me from feeling dizzy! Then it was onto the Scrambler and then the Monster.

My sister and nephew returned from Firehawk and we headed for Action Zone. I was in no mood to be turned upside down, so I passed on Face Off while they rode. I did join them for Top Gun and SoB, which was the first time I'd ridden it since it reopened. They were very impressed with SoB, and they're veteran coaster riders! (They haven't made it to Cedar Point yet, tho.) After SoB, the fireworks were going off and we headed toward the exit. The youngsters bought some souvenirs and my sister bought the photo taken when we entered. The photo quality wasn't that great, dark shadows in our faces even though the light was partially in our faces.

I was surprised that we walked onto virtually every coaster. There were no lines. We waited at most for two or three trains before our turn came up. It was very odd since it was a beautiful day to be in the park.

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[02 Jul 2007|11:16pm]

84glyde
OK, I'm responding to a comment by an anonymous member to my post from yesterday. I thought I'd reply to his request for a guest's view of the current situation at KI as a new post rather than replying to his comment.
This is a bit long, hence the cutCollapse )

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[02 Jul 2007|12:41am]

84glyde
Long time since anyone posted I see. I'm kinda wondering, what are people's thoughts on how the park is being run? As a water park fan and season pass holder, I've been less than enthusiastic on how things are in Boomerang Bay. What are some other opinions?

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Working at KI but possibly staying At Great Wolf Lodge [28 Jan 2007|03:15pm]

bleedingheart
I'm contemplating all of this , now this has not been officially a done deal for me i'm just trying to get the best options on where to stay.If i decide to apply at KI

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Paramount name being slowly removed [22 Jul 2006|09:38pm]

bleedingheart
According to some people who have been to Kings Island have said they heard announcements that just call the park Kings Island nothing with Paramount was ever mentioned.

So it looks like they are burying the paramount name

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Multiple injuries due to accident on SOB [09 Jul 2006|04:09pm]

bleedingheart
Reports Of Injuries At Kings Island

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As of last night/early this morning [06 Jul 2006|10:19am]

bleedingheart
I bleedingheart with permission from indeed311 have taken control of this community,he no longer wanted it so i asked and he gave it to me. I used to own this comm awhile ago anyway.I have made a few changes to the Community nothing drastic yet with the Paramount Parks under Cedarfair ownership now, i will put a link to cross promote My cedarpoint community in User Info.

What is everyones thoughts on Cedarfair buying the Paramount Parks?

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Coaster Pages [07 May 2006|03:46pm]

screwball420
2 excellent rollercoaster location pages!

http://www.rcdb.com/

http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/yellowpages/
sort_park_location.mpl

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PokerInOhio.com [30 Nov 2005|01:25am]

pokerjay
P O K E R I N O H I O * C O M - Check it out and sign up at the message board.

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