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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:33 PM
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:14 PM
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:35 PM
Also when will be the next year for a water park expansion with new slides, without removal of old ones?
Also doesn't anyone else feel the removal of something like the nestea plunge was a mistake?
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:43 PM
Removal of the nestea plunge? What was that?
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:55 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:58 PM
I still think its ashame that they aren`t adding another water slide or two to the water park. I do think the new pathway connecting back to Snowy River Rampage (the four person family raft ride at the back of the original water park) will be a big improvement.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:20 PM
Regarding westcoaster's question, asking whether FT's removal was a mistake, I'd have to say that it wasn't. Sure, it may have been one of the more thrilling attractions, but its replacement (Coolangatta Racer) looks nicer and is a better family attraction. Plus, I think it requires one less lifeguard to operate, cutting costs for the park.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:33 PM
Yes, that is the slide I was referring to!
I agree, Coolangatta Racers looks a lot nicer than those speed slides.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:00 AM
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:51 PM
First thing is doesn't anyone feel we need a relaxing river too?
If an "action river" is what I think it is, it can also be relaxing. The comparison that comes to mind is the lazy river at the Fort Rapids indoor waterpark in Columbus, which I've been to a few times. There are water fountains that randomly spray, a long stretch of refilling-dumping-then refilling buckets perched overhead to spontaneously soak you, hanging hoses to grab and spray at one another, etc. Half of it is entirely optional, and the parts that aren't (like the buckets) have "bypass streams" you can take to avoid them entirely. You aren't forced to partake in any of the "action" if you don't want to.
They need a slow river for sure.
I don't know if KI's will be similar at all, but if I had to guess, I'd say it'll be along the same lines.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:38 PM
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:45 PM
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:57 PM
I live out in vegas, but try to get in to KI, our park minutes from where our live is suppose to open Memorial day and so much of it seems not even to be started on .
It will be a hawaiin falls, owned park.
But thanks for the action river explanation, the volleyball will be cool too at Kings Island,
Could they ever make the wet side a seperate park, does anyone think that could happen?
Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:58 PM
Will they add some new stuff?
Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:37 AM
As for squirting Snoopy...on a hot day I say bring it on! My problem is on the chillier days MOST people do not want to get wet...but they like the ride enough to gamble not getting too wet only to have their fate sealed by Snoopy...which on a chilly day/evening is neither fun nor necessary. Call me a wuss if you want...but I feel confidant that I am not alone in my "wussyness".
Regarding the park's log flume being "too wet" because of the elephant/Snoopy... the elephant/Snoopy makes the log flume wetter (again, something a lot of people want).
Another scenerio that has played out in my life for the last 4 years is that my young nephews want to ride it no matter what the weather...and I can't say no...so I am the one who leans forward to take the full Snoopy squirt so that they do not have to be cold & wet.
Maybe a good rule of thumb for the park should be is that if the photo booth isn't open (Because it's a chilly low ridership time period.) then Snoopy should also be turned off.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:05 PM
How's the beach doing in Cincy would KI /cedar fair ever buy them if they had the opportunity, I do like some of the attractions at the beach.
Will they add some new stuff?
The Beach still seems to be doing quite well, though they don't release sales/attendance figures (at least not that I know of), so it's hard to say. I doubt CF would be interested in the park though - there's a lot more money to be made at KI, and The Beach would go broke if they tried some of the stuff CF has done (overpriced food/lockers, turning the waterpark into more of a concrete jungle, etc.).
As far as adding new stuff, they just opened a new area last year where "Snake River Rapids" was (back corner of the park): http://www.fox19.com...ay-at-the-beach
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:41 PM
So yes I've protected my boys many of times too.
Its a memory builder kind of ride.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:44 PM
That seems like it would make money for them to me atleast.
Will the beach be here in 5 years?
Hope they make it, as i kind of wish Surf Cincinnati would have made it too, even as a night time /Caddy's fun it was interesting.
I know we tried the caddy's / night time water park it was cool, to relax with drinks, and some club atmosphere.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:53 PM
...and The Beach would go broke if they tried some of the stuff CF has done (overpriced food/lockers, turning the waterpark into more of a concrete jungle, etc.).
I haven't been to The Beach in a few years, but I distinctly recall food prices on par - if not more inflated - than Kings Island's. I also remember a "Roller Bowler" style game, similar to what KI has, but at four times the cost with smaller prizes. The whole atmosphere reminded me of a cheap fair or carnival, only with a lot more water.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:34 PM
If I am right then The Beach has no charge for their game.