I swear we get this sort of "breaking news" post every year... I even feel like it is specifically Kings Island each time too (do the county have some special rule about having to publicly posts these things or something?).This is just a statement of ongoing service. All these companies either have signed contracts to do work with the park currently and/or provide parts or other services to the park. Zamperla, Gravity Group, and GCI are listed along with B&M...all are continuously servicing or improving existing rides with spare parts or track refurbishment. Nothing more.
Notices of commencement are required by law in Ohio, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida, to name a handful. Still, it’s funny that we only tend to hear about them from KI, though…I even feel like it is specifically Kings Island each time too (do the county have some special rule about having to publicly posts these things or something?).
I mean yeah but I'm fairly certain KI doesn't want a Vortex-sized hole in the middle of the park just as much as we don't want it. I am almost certain that's where their next major addition will be.I would be rather surprised if Kings Island got another large capital investment in 2024. Given the park is a favorite of the chain it doesn't usually go without major investment for 5 years. With the pandemic I was thinking they would hold off until 2025 or 2026 as it seemed to have pushed everything back a year or two.
Time will tell, we'll see if anything interesting pops up during the off-season and the start of the next season.
New themed area for 2023, basically to add some theming around Adventure Express. Two new flat rides also.
Update, Kings Island is now appearing to go orbital, as the webcam is pointed directly up atop the Eiffel Tower. Does anyone know if that tower has a second stage booster hidden in the structure?In other news - Kings Island apparently transplanted to Australia during the off-season. Current webcam view: