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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on January 17th, 2024, 5:22 pm
Goku1910 wrote: I see one of two things happening, either Camp Cartoon goes and has it's stuff consolidated into Kidz with a retheme to hopefully something Looney Tunes Like Bugs Bunny Boom Town, or vice versa, Kidzopolis goes and Camp Cartoon gets a massive overhaul.

Cedar Fair handles kids areas much better than flags. I don't see them leaving these untouched post-merger.

This. I'm not going to pretend I spend time in either kids area, but they are so sad and depressing. I would not mind combining them into one and fixing it up. Based on the current/upcoming state of County Fair, I could see Kidzopolis area + Revolution area and the immediate area be the de facto kids area. But I could also see both continue to exist, with either both of them getting a revamp, or one of them gets more attention and reigns supreme over the two (Cedar Point - Camp Snoopy vs Kiddie Kingdom)
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Postby gottastrata33 on January 18th, 2024, 3:23 am
The area needs help & fixing up the kids area to blend in with county fair is a good idea. Families are more important than us, let's be honest. I am obsessed with the newly renovated county fair at CGA. If we could get that now that we're merged, I'd love that. We could go for a county fair overall. We could do farm, pie eating, carnival games, etc. just as a theme of the whole area. Honestly, I'd love for the tent to come down, rid the Krazy Kars theme & idk actually theme it, in place of the ship put in a zamperla kiddie coaster (Speedy Gonzales model) then where Revvy & the Basketball game was, put in a zamperla family coaster (Daddy Pig/Tender Paw model). Two coasters of similar buy different caliber. Or out the bigger family coaster where Krazy Kars is & add a Skyscreamer to the Revvy spot. But getting a flat ride, two kid coasters, & an overall is a lot.
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Postby JackGlass on January 18th, 2024, 6:18 pm
gottastrata33 wrote:The area needs help & fixing up the kids area to blend in with county fair is a good idea. Families are more important than us, let's be honest. I am obsessed with the newly renovated county fair at CGA. If we could get that now that we're merged, I'd love that. We could go for a county fair overall. We could do farm, pie eating, carnival games, etc. just as a theme of the whole area. Honestly, I'd love for the tent to come down, rid the Krazy Kars theme & idk actually theme it, in place of the ship put in a zamperla kiddie coaster (Speedy Gonzales model) then where Revvy & the Basketball game was, put in a zamperla family coaster (Daddy Pig/Tender Paw model). Two coasters of similar buy different caliber. Or out the bigger family coaster where Krazy Kars is & add a Skyscreamer to the Revvy spot. But getting a flat ride, two kid coasters, & an overall is a lot.


Yes! Absolutely love this idea.
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Postby gottastrata33 on January 18th, 2024, 9:51 pm
Every time I'm at SFMM, I'm like wow this kids area has such a great variety of coasters for the young thrill seekers & while we have Whizzer, Sprockets, & Little Dipper, they're all spread out away from one another & there's nothing quite in between them. We in no way have a bad lineup of family thrills, it's just not in one area & this would really help that. Is it necessary? No.but it would not be a bad thing to have.

I also really want a Gerstlauer spinner at the park which would also be a welcoming addition since Ragin' Cajun left us. Let's not forget, next year will be the 20th anniversary for Hurricane Harbor so I think we will see an addition to the water park for 2025. I'd love a "halfpipe" slide to the park. Seems to be one the only slides we don't have now that we have a water coaster.
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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on January 21st, 2024, 5:34 pm
I would throw in Dark Knight for our family coasters but that is borderline. I agree it would be nice to have a more concentrated area for kids rides/coasters. Unfortunately we can't move everything in the park to make it work. Families are where the money is at right now and I would not personally enjoy a renovated Kidzopolis + expansion. But long term it would benefit the park and I am on board.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on January 21st, 2024, 8:55 pm
I think Kings Island has one of THE best kids areas! Very well done!
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on January 21st, 2024, 8:55 pm
Giant Ferris Wheel called "Orleans Orbit" coming to spot vacated by Super Loop --- (not confirmed YET)
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Postby staticshadows on January 22nd, 2024, 9:07 am
^ Larson International does offer a Hubless Wheel.
https://larsonintl.com/ride/the-hubless-wheel/

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Postby Coaster Justin on January 26th, 2024, 12:42 am
How about something like this?

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Postby gottastrata33 on January 28th, 2024, 2:51 am
Honestly, a coaster wheel would be pretty cool seeing there are only a few in the world. I'd prefer they go with the 45m model. I like that there are choices between swinging & stable cabins.
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Postby Coaster Justin on January 31st, 2024, 6:44 pm
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Postby staticshadows on February 8th, 2024, 4:18 pm
https://old.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/1am3rf2/gene_staples_saves_mardi_gras_hangover_revolution/

It looks like Mardi Gras Hangover and Revolution were sold to Niagara Amusement Park.
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Postby Goku1910 on February 8th, 2024, 4:21 pm
I'm surprised to see Revolution intact. With its age and reliability issues I was fully expecting it to be scrapped
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Postby coasterfanatic on February 8th, 2024, 4:31 pm
Goku1910 wrote:I'm surprised to see Revolution intact. With its age and reliability issues I was fully expecting it to be scrapped
It just got refurbed, which is why they probably did that. Makes it easier to sell.


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Postby Dan The Coaster Man on February 10th, 2024, 12:12 pm
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Goku1910 wrote:I'm surprised to see Revolution intact. With its age and reliability issues I was fully expecting it to be scrapped
It just got refurbed, which is why they probably did that. Makes it easier to sell.


Not that it really matters, but my belief is that SFGAm did the refurb before they had any idea about adding Sky Striker. I find it hard to believe the park/management/higher ups had the foresight to refurbish a ride for a future sale.
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Postby B&MGuy35 on February 20th, 2024, 5:13 pm
New train coming for one of our B&M coasters?
The park received a shipment from B&M back on January 8th of 3 forty foot containers weighing almost 17,000 pounds!


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Postby Goku1910 on February 24th, 2024, 1:26 am
B&MGuy35 wrote:New train coming for one of our B&M coasters?
The park received a shipment from B&M back on January 8th of 3 forty foot containers weighing almost 17,000 pounds!


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Highly doubt it, they would have announced something like that. Most likely bulk sale of parts. Bogies, Wheels, etc.
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Postby staticshadows on February 25th, 2024, 9:43 pm
King Chaos is now at Indiana Beach.
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