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Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:15 pm
by robbalvey
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Kings Island (KI), this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

--Robb
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2005
February 19th, 2005 - Italian Job Stunt Coaster construction photos - SEE BELOW!
May 20, 2005 - Italian Job Stunt Coaster opens
September 22nd, 2005 - Park's award winning kid's area to get total revamp
November 30th, 2005 - Ghoster Coaster is removed

2006
June 4th, 2006 - Fire near Son of Beast
July 9th, 2006 - Major accident with Son of Beast
July 13th, 2006 - Q&A with Kings Island Public Relations about Son of Beast accident
December 13th, 2006 - State of Ohio release report on SoB accident. Park says SoB will be modified by removing the loop.

2007
February 5th, 2007 - Kings Island to get Geauga Lake's X-Flight, to be renamed Firehawk
March 28th, 2007 - Five new shows announced for 2007
June 9th, 2007 - During Coaster Con, new trains spotted on SoB transfer track
October 12th, 2007 - Geauga Lake's wooden coaster trains end up at Kings Island

2008
March 8th, 2008 - Racer will no longer run backwards during the 2008 season
August 6th, 2008 - Diamondback announced
August 20th, 2011 - Diamondback construction photos
August 28th, 2008 - Model of Diamondback on display at the park.
September 14th, 2008 - Diamondback construction photos
October 15th, 2008 - Diamondback construction update
November 11th, 2008 - Diamondback construction update

2009
January 27th, 2009 - Diamondback aerial photos covered in the snow
March 12th, 2009 - testing phots of splashdown element
June 18th, 2009 - Son of Beast closed for the season
August 27th, 2009 - Kids area to be rethemed as Planet Snoopy

2010
March 31st, 2010 - inside look at Boo Blasters conversion
April 6th, 2010 - Son of Beast removed from 2010 park map
April 28th, 2010 - Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular announced
August 23rd, 2010 - Kings Island announces new thrill ride for 2011
August 24th, 2010 - New ride will be a Mondial Windseeker

2011
March 18th, 2011 - Dinosaurs Alive! announced
April 4th, 2011 - New ride enhancements for The Crypt
May 10th, 2011 - Dinosaurs Alive! pricing details
July 18th, 2011 - Kings Island announces Fast Lane system
September 2nd, 2011 - waterpark to double in size for 2012
October 11th, 2011 - Trick or Treat with Dinosaurs at Dinosaurs Alive!

2012
February 14th, 2012 - Invertigo getting a new paint scheme!
February 15th, 2012 - Vice President & GM Greg Scheid now on Twitter!
February 20th, 2012 - Gold & Platinum Passholders get 1 hour ERT every day
March 3rd, 2012 - Kings Island debuts 40th anniversary park logo
April 27th, 2012 - Kings Island debuts new park food options
May 11th, 2012 - Soak City Water Park construction near completion
July 27th, 2012 - Son of Beast to be removed!
September 22nd, 2012 - Son of Beast demolition has begun!
November 20th, 2012 - Son of Beast completely demolished!

2013
March 27th, 2013 - Maintenance work continues in prep for 2013 season
April 11th, 2013 - World's largest dino animatronic coming in 2013!
June 29th, 2013 - Footers appear for anticipated 2014 coaster, let the speculation begin.
August 4th, 2013 - Beast behind the scenes tours announced for August!
August 8th, 2013 - Banshee is announced

2014
September 20th, 2014 - Report from Haunt RIP Party!
November 1st, 2015 - Woodstock Gliders announced - the return of Flying Scooters to Kings Island


2015
August 19th, 2015 - 7 story water slide complex coming to Soak City in 2016


2016
Jue 28th, 2016 - Mystic Timbers announced for 2017
August 18th, 2016 - Kings Island announces the return of Winterfest for the 2017 season


2017



2018
August 16th, 2018 - Return of Kings Mills Antique Autos announced for 2019 season

2019
August 15th, 2019 Orion announced is King's Islands' new coaster for 2020
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PKI has posted a few construction pics on thier website. There's not TOO much to look at, but it's still kind of interesting.

http://www.pki.com/italianjob/construct_photos.html

--Robb

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:24 pm
by CoasterCanada
Canada is geting an Italian Job ride too...
Heres the construction pics on the PCW website.
I think the Canadian Italian Job better then the one at PKI. :lol:
What do you guys and girls think?

http://www.canadas-wonderland.com/corpinfo.jsp

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:27 pm
by CoasterCanada
Heres a picture of the Italian Job ride at PCW!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:11 pm
by Sir Clinksalot
They both look very cool.

Maybe we will get out to PKI next year.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:35 pm
by CoasterCanada
I think the PCW Italian Job ride is in a better location then the one at PKI.
The one at PCW is located near the Great Canadian Mindbuster and the Orbitor ride in a new theme area called Action Zone. I think the PKI Italian Job ride in located in a themed area called Hell! - Hehe! 8)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:53 am
by disneygurlz2s
I think the PKI Italian Job ride in located in a themed area called Hell! - Hehe!


You know, I wanted to be ticked off at you for that comment, but then I realized.... it's true. :evil:

Other than park location, though (and for those who are unfamiliar with where the "hell" section of PKI is, it is right behind the Eiffel Tower) do you really think the ride designs are different?

Shari "There's pieces of track in the PKI parking lot" Shoufler

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:33 am
by CoasterCanada
So you do know where the "Hell" section is at PKI then. Thats good cause most people dont know where that is located. I think both Italian Job rides are going to have the same lay-out and paint job. 8)
BWT - Theres a "Hell" section at PCW too. Its right behind Wonder Mountain.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:37 am
by kenshinmac
Does it strike anyone else that Paramount seems to like pimping their movies that just royally suck with rides and the like. Am I the only one that sees this ride as being a potential nightmare? I mean those are ITTY-BITTY trains and what is it like 3 of them... This thing is gonna be a zoo all the time. Unless they have absolutely amazing maintenance the effects are gonna be down a lot. Besides half the ideas in the ride seem half thought out at best. I don't know maybe it is sour grapes...

Although truth be told I would KILL for a Sky Captain ride...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:00 pm
by disneygurlz2s
Does it strike anyone else that Paramount seems to like pimping their movies that just royally suck with rides and the like.


In a word, um.... YES! Ok, here's the thing... I grew up with Kings Island being Kings Island. It was a great park... classic rides, good entertainment, and a little thing called Winterfest that brings a tear to my eye when I think about it. Then, Paramount came in, and tried, lamely, to imitate Disney, but, well... they ain't Disney.

Plus, I am just sour grapes that with all the land they own and haven't developed, they had to take down two family rides that hold a lot of memories for me, to put up this ride.

Shari "I still miss the Tumblebug and Cuddle Up" Shoufler

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:54 am
by PKIDelirium
CoasterCanada wrote:So you do know where the "Hell" section is at PKI then. Thats good cause most people dont know where that is located. I think both Italian Job rides are going to have the same lay-out and paint job. 8)
BWT - Theres a "Hell" section at PCW too. Its right behind Wonder Mountain.



Beg Pardon? Hell section?