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RingMaster last won the day on October 28 2011

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  1. In its original form, the entire building housed the Enchanted Voyage boat ride. The photo booth for Great Pumpkin Coaster is where the load/unload station sat, setup similar to Disneyland's it's a small world attraction (loading/unloading outside while the "show" is completely indoors). Once the water track was removed and the Omnimovers were installed, the building essentially split in two as Phantom Theater took up less space than the previous attraction. The other half became the Enchanted Theater and ran until 2003, I believe. CarnEvil originally took residence in the Festhaus where Panda Express sits now. It was moved to the former Enchanted Theater for the 2006 FearFest season and has remained there since. The stage for the Theater still sits behind the maze, as well as storage and staging for the numerous costumed characters for Planet Snoopy.
  2. I'd say it's possible to get through the park without getting scared. Just be wary of what you're near and know your route. Avoid the scare-zones at all costs (they are labeled on the map). Also if you don't necessarily look scared it's less likely they will come your way. To add to that, there are a few routes I know of that folks can use to get to major coasters/attractions from the main entrance with minimal monster interactions: To Action Zone (Banshee, Delirium, The Bat, etc.): Head into Oktoberfest beside Starbucks and cut through Festhaus. This eliminates having to go through the Nightmare Alley zone across from Kings Island Theater. Be warned, however, because what few roaming actors there are in Action Zone tend to gravitate towards its main entry point because of the crowds. Same goes for Banshee Plaza and queue line to The Bat, as it shares the same entry point with both Blackout and Wolf Pack. To Upper Coney Mall (Racer, Monster, Scrambler, etc.): Same as going to Action Zone, but go past Festhaus and toward Sling Shot, circling the Bier Garten. Because of Tower Gardens holding a maze (Backwoods Bayou) that exits into the path connecting International Street to Upper Coney Mall, there are a few straggling monsters that will congregate around that area. Taking this path also nets you access to Adventure Express, but take caution when going further into Coney Mall past The Racer; Scrambler sits right next to the Sorority House maze, and a majority of monsters stay around the arcade and between Skyline & Subway. To X-Base/Central Coney Mall (Flight of Fear, Firehawk, Dodgems, etc.): Take the left floral clock path beside the Carousel. Coney Mall has the largest concentration of roaming monsters, but no standalone scare zone. Entering Coney right in the middle nets you a smaller possibility of running into a monster than walking the entire length of the strip. X-Base has its own set of headaches as its one-way-in, one-way-out setup holds its own maze (Board 2 Death) as well as two popular coasters, so there may be a monster or two hidden amongst the immense crowds. To Lower Coney Mall (Vortex, Backlot Stunt Coaster, WindSeeker, etc.): Same as going to X-Base, but once you get to Coney Mall, stick to the right side of the strip beside the basketball game and Juke Box Diner. Lower Coney has three mazes alone (Kill Mart, the new Field of Screams, and Urgent Scare), and all of the action takes place on the left-hand side of the strip. Most of their queue lines are off the beaten path save for maybe Kill Mart, but that still won't stop monsters from stalking prey in that area of Coney Mall. To Rivertown (The Beast, Diamondback): Take the Lower Coney Mall route, but continue around Juke Box Diner past 3-Point Shootout and Backlot Stunt Coaster. This is the preferred, albeit lengthy path because while the right floral clock path is used for Coffin Races this season*, the shorter and more direct path to Diamondback (going through Planet Snoopy by Chick-fil-A) is home to the Freak Street zone, which stretches from Boo Blasters all the way to Snoopy Boutique, and the CarnEvil maze, stationed next to The Great Pumpkin Coaster (which also renders the path to Planet Snoopy by Graeter's obsolete as most of the area is fenced off with metal gates). Lower Rivertown is also home to two of the most popular Haunt mazes, Slaughterhouse and Madame Fatale's, both of which enter from and exit out to the main Rivertown strip (Slaughterhouse's entrance/exit also happens to be right next to The Beast's entrance). * I haven't been to Haunt yet this season, so I don't know if the Coffin Races path remains closed throughout the night. If it is open to foot traffic in-between races, then use this path to get to Rivertown from the main entrance.
  3. I have to agree. Let's remember that Urgent Scare has been around since 2008... To put that in perspective it debuted when I was in 8th grade. Now I can legally drink. And CarnEvil has been a part of the lineup since 2001 (formerly Circus of Horrors). Granted, they gave themselves a "reset" in 2007 under the Haunt moniker, but even still, this year will be the 16th season for CarnEvil (10th if you exclude the FearFest years).
  4. Well, you have to realize that they (Tim & Jen) live in Orlando and that the only wooden coaster experience they have was Gwazi and maybe a Stricker's Grove-esque coaster here and there. They're more accustomed to steel coasters, and even then, the ones they ride are (mostly) smooth Beemers, custom Vekomas and the lone Intamin. They were probably also shocked at how much cheaper everything was at Kings Island compared to, say, Busch Gardens. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  5. ^ Yeah, well, after that incident in the Mess Hall, I don't think Fort Kinzel (or is it Ouimette now?) is gonna allow its prized possession out of the hangar anytime soon... - Me, still wondering what the blazes was that after all these years.
  6. In terms of the train itself, there's a possibility we could receive a brand new train station, given the close proximity to Misty's first act. Maybe the Soak City drop-off could also receive a proper station and tie in with the fort that sits immediately behind it.
  7. Expedition Everest is infamous for having three different structures built independently from one another. The mountain, the track, and the (Disco) Yeti all have their own base and support structure so that no one system touches each other. But I believe the support structure of Adventure Express's track is separate from that of both of the show buildings (the spear trap room and the idol finale), so it's almost a given the "shed" would need to be erected in the same manner. Also, the park is probably keeping in mind the amount of maintenance/upkeep that would be required to have whatever visual spectacle in Misty's Shack functioning 100% of the time. Remember, this is the same park with less-than-stellar thematic reliability on such legendary attractions like Top Gun, Flight of Fear, Italian Job: Stunt Track, Tomb Raider: The Ride, Scooby-Doo & the Haunted Castle, etc.
  8. In terms of different experiences with the shed, Verbolten's indoor portion features three separate visual gags involving their drop track element (howling wolves, a thunderstorm of sorts, and the Spirit of The Forest). Hearing the audio being played before and after the announcement, I would assume part of Misty's "finale" would deal with possessed sawmill equipment providing headchopper effects. As for other separate experiences, someone else mentioned an encounter with the Splintercat, and I'll throw out another assumption that we could possibly see a hybrid of a Medusa and Mother Nature creature. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  9. An element most notably seen on Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Th13teen at Alton Towers, a drop track is a piece of track a train stops on, and drops. Both of these rides have the drop indoors, which makes people suspect the shed contains one. Which now makes this the third roller coaster themed to journeying through, and escaping from, a dark forest of supernatural origin, with a drop track element as a unique selling point.
  10. Oh dear. *clutches pearls* Actually, I'm THRILLED that for the first time in a long time, Kings Island is getting a coaster that doesn't scream THRILLZ FAST WOW FLIPZ but instead is earning a little bit of a "huh?" reaction. The last coasters I've seen with this kind of reaction? Maverick... Verbolten... Invadr... Put another way: you'll see. Maverick's probably the most infamous example of enthusiasts being less-than-thrilled with the initial reveal, especially after the one-two punch that was Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster (and, to a lesser extent, Wicked Twister). And now everyone's been clamoring for a Maverick clone for almost ten years now.
  11. I don't care what they officially call the attraction, I will forever call it Samsquanch.
  12. ...okay, I know I'm not the only one finding it odd that the announcement is taking place beside The Crypt and not the former entrance to WWC. Of course they'll use the giant 90 foot wall of steel behind them as a projector screen (maybe even using a 3D projector as seen on Lumenocity), but both Banshee and Diamondback's stages were almost right on top of what would eventually become the entrance plaza and queue area.
  13. If we somehow make it to Thursday evening without a premature leak of the attraction's logo and 3D rendering of the layout hitting the Web (see Gatekeeper, Leviathan, Valravn), I will be shocked. Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
  14. Yes, I believe that fence is, indeed, made out of wood. Me, catching the next train out of Losantivlle.
  15. The forest is indeed the bottom layer: Image found via wallpaperswide.com.