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  1. According to CP Food Blog, Greg Scheid has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Cedar Fair. Mike Koontz has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Kings Island. He has previously worked for Paramount's Kings Island from 1999 to 2006 and returned to some role in 2011. Again, this is from CP Food Blog. I have not found any other confirmation. http://cpfoodblog.com/worlds-of-fun-kings-island-executive-changes/ Edit: After taking a look a look at LinkedIn, Mike's and Greg's profile both list their reported new positions.
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  2. Next question. Who is the new Director of Park Operations?
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  3. Everyone I've talked to is excited to have Mike Koontz as the new GM. Godspeed to both him and Mr Scheid.
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  4. Reports are coming in that Al Weber, an industry legend, passed away yesterday. We send our deepest condolence to his friends, family, and coworkers.
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  5. ^VP Finance and Administration at Cedar Point for the last year, and VP Finance at KI for the four years prior to that.
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  6. This is sad and good at the same time, sad because Greg was GM for so long, i'm going to miss him! Good for him being promoted, he's done a great job at Kings Island and he sure will be missed by me, its so hard to say goodbye...
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  7. From Apex Parks Group FB page: https://www.facebook.com/apexparksgroup/ Another article: http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201611/5325/
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  8. I would think that RMC work at the Mean Streak site would actually be done by contractors not employed by the park, same with Hotel Breakers.....I could be wrong but that's just my guess. Either way, I hope that this gets settled quickly and that the park is ready to open on time in 2017.
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  9. I've heard rumor that he will still be in park, but will be traveling more. Just "word on the street."
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  10. ^ Have to remember he is the Director of Park Operations, not Ride Operations. He oversaw everything in the park, from food, Park Services, Admissions, and Rides. For Ride Crews you should be thanking the Ride supervisors, as well as Area Supervisors. But none the less, everyone did a great job everywhere this year.
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  11. Actually the second FB live will be sometime between March 1-5.The first sign of warm weather for testing?They do know Cincinnati's weather, right?
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  12. This is sad news indeed. Condolences to his family, and all those affected by his passing. Al Weber started his career in the amusement industry as a ride operator at Cincinnati`s Coney Island. Read more about him here: http://www.attractionsmanagement.com/detail.cfm?pagetype=detail&subject=news&codeID=328171
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  13. As far as I know it is "a player to be named later." His job was posted for interview submission so they may not have a successor in mind yet.
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  14. This is correct and Tony Carovillano is now GM for World of Fun. Tony has been at Kings Island for over 27+ years and will be missed with his KI experience as Director of Park Operations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  15. They will, two days is easy to makeup, to be honest. They will A)Work one weekend or B)work one week of 5 10s (if they are working 8s) or 5 12s (If they are working 10s). The latter is more likely than the former, because Contractors tend to frown heavily on paying their employees premium time on weekends, since the full day Saturday is 1.5 time and Sundays are double time.
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  16. Wow, this is an extremely sad loss for the industry.
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  17. Awesome news. I know it does not seem like much, but I am guessing 2 days of lost work is a lot. Hopefully they can catch it back up by opening.
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  18. I also wanted to add that Don Helbig also told me that the 2 Facebook Live construction updates he had mentioned would be the first one either the beginning of December or the beginning of January (they havent decided which yet) and the second would be in March.
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  19. that's good, happy that its business as usual!
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  20. Agreement reached; strike over. http://www.toledoblade.com/business/2016/11/09/Ceda-Point-union-ends-strike-gets-new-deal-from-park.html
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  21. I apologize for the really long delay, I have really not had the time until this weekend to post this again..... But due to a new spurt of motivation, I will FINALLY get around to posting this! A DAY TO REMEMBER: PART TWO: Kings Island October 7th, 2016: 5:26 PM - 2:40 AM Okay, so leaving off the EPIC cliffhanger I had left you all on. 5:25 PM: See ya later! So I had just said goodbye to my brothers Luke and John after they had dropped us off. And was now walking down the pathway from the Kings Island sign to the Front Gate... for the first time since August 18th,
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  22. Ok everyone, i have already heard back from Don Helbig about a second cam for Mystic Timbers, this is what he said: Steve, Thank you for your interest in Mystic Timbers. It's going to be a great ride! At this time there are no plans to add a second webcam or relocate the current one to a different spot. There's not a location within the construction area of the ride to run cable from. Once the leaves have all fallen from the trees, you'll be able to see more from the current webcam location than what you can right now. We will continue to post photos and videos of the construc
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  23. Dumb honest question. If RMc is not union would they be scabs or just doing their jobs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  24. More from the Sandusky Register, including a statement from the park claiming that the strike may be unlawful. http://www.sanduskyregister.com/Business/2016/11/07/Cedar-Point-says-strike-is-unlawful-Strike-is-likely.html
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  25. After MT I could see track work being done on The Racer. The perception will be that it is rougher than before even though the ride experience will be the same. The common rider will be comparing it to MT. Plus, thinking back The Racer is about the only ride that has not had some sort of major work done to it (visually) since CF took over. Even some of the flat rides in CM have gotten painted and LED packages.
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  26. ^ The picket line itself could be an issue in the case of construction workers, if getting to the jobsite would require crossing it. Hopefully the sides reach a resolution soon so that everyone can get back to work.
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  27. So there will be 2 lumber company's in River Town ?[emoji2] https://youtu.be/QI0FGZ2GDEk Just me noticing little things Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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  28. Not so crazy on the name, but I'll suck it up because we're getting a fantastic looking coaster with some cool theming. It's got great stats for a GCI, love how the layout looks, glad I have a coaster within decent driving distance that has those wonderful Millennium Flyer trains, it uses the terrain quite well, and when those trees grow back in, it'll be a thing of beauty. It interesting with CF getting on board with these mystical themed/named rides (Banshee, Gatekeeper, Valravn, and now this). I'm intrigued to see how far they go with it, especially outside of coasters. I'm also
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  29. The more I think about it, the less disappointed and the more excited I become. Especially for the Shed. It's got a Verbolten feel to it as far as theming and that tunnel on Verbolten is amazing. (See YouTube link- obviously better to see in person). Based on the plans I don't foresee it having drop track like Verbolten but the audio visual effects I can see being similar. Without the shed, it's pretty much Prowler/Renegade/golds tricker/Most other GCI out and backs, but with the shed there is so much potential and it is gonna make this ride special. We are lucky to be getting it. There will b
    1 point
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