As of the time of this posting, we are but one day removed from Opening Day, 2013, and clues are already beginning to surface about what may be to come in 2014. As many of you know, there has been a construction fence constructed surrounding the area that once housed Thunder Alley and of course Son of Beast. On it, there are what appear to be teaser signs, as shown below.
Since nobody was able to guess the name of Diamondback before the announcement in late 2008, I wonder if we have gotten better at decoding clues. The real question is: are these clues? As people have brought up several times, the park did successfully foil everyone into believing that "Mustang" was the name of the new attraction in 2009.
I suppose, we should begin by assuming that these signs are an honest foresight into either the type of the new attraction that is coming in the not-so-near future, or the theme of the attraction.
VIDEO AND AUDIO MONITORING IN PROGRESS
Early guess: this is nothing more than a hat tilt to the original theme of Son of Beast, which used to make reference to using closed circuit cameras to monitor for Son of Beast.
...IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO CLOSE THIS SECTION OF THE PARK...
I think this is simply the utility section of the fence. Kind of a, "pardon our dust as we improve your shopping experience" type of deal. Ultimately, that's what the message of the sign is... or is it?
...MYSTERIOUS AND BONE-CHILLING SCREAMS... EVIL PHENOMENON CAN BE IDENTIFIED...
This part is very interesting, and may be the only actual clue. Could it be some sort of scary theme? The phrase "Evil Phenomenon" implies to me that they aren't necessarily going with a "tallest, fastest, longest" deal, or it would have more of a "thrill" theme than a demonic theme. I've heard some rumblings about how this could be a new Haunt attraction, but I'm not sold on this. Rumor has been strong that "the next big thing" at Kings Island would be situated where Son of Beast once stood, and it was only reinforced by the fact that Thunder Alley was closed and removed. This is way too big of a project for that.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Let's use this thread as teasers and clues (if any) appear throughout the season.