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  1. 7 points
    Nick_Plummer

    How is it like working at KI

    I got the job! I'm on the Mystic Timbers crew. You'll have a new co-worker Drummermat, I interviewed with a girl who really wanted to work RFYLCB and she got the job as well.
  2. 5 points
    Drummermattk

    How is it like working at KI

    Depends on the options they give you if your hired on. Like it's stated above usually if your hired on and ready to work when they have on ride training days, newbies are usually last to get trained. I remember last year at the log flume, when we had our training day (freezing day to be running a log ride honestly), returners such as my self and about 2 other people where quickly retrained and signed off then the people from other rides, then the newbies. I guess it honestly depends on placement and crew number.
  3. 4 points
    Yes, Fast Lane is available on opening day. Yes, Fast Lane could be used on Banshee on its opening day. Yes, Fast Lane was ABused on Banshee on its opening day by some people who got half a dozen or more shirts out of it, then turned around and sold the extras on eBay for $50 apiece, making back the money they spent on the Fast Lane pass and then some at the expense of people who waited in the multi-hour line only to just barely miss out on a shirt because of these ***holes. I really hope the same does not happen with Mystic Timbers on opening day this year.
  4. 4 points
    CoasterOhio

    How is it like working at KI

    They will by no means force you, IF you are not comfortable doing it then they will not put you on that position. Honestly you can easily get into it, I believe it took me a month or so? (Before our Microphone broke.) but I was okay with it after about a month, and became a natural. It usually just comes to you. Study the ride your at, and you can name off some facts from the top of your head quickly without any cards.
  5. 3 points
    stashua123

    How is it like working at KI

    Still so happy you got the job VortexBFForever!! And congrats to anyone else who has gotten a job! Love reading this thread.... it really provides insight to working at KI... I decided to apply because I was thinking like I am there all the time already (19 times I went last year lol) so I might as well apply to wait and see... I applied around 3 weeks ago.... hopefully I will hear back in Febuary I am going to keep my job at LaRosas and work at Kings Island as well... I need the money lol because I am getting no financial assistance for college tuition and you know other fun stuff! I am open to any position... I applied to Admissions but anything else (well except for food because I already work food at La Rosas lol) would be great... I would just be a little nervous with rides because I would feel a bit of stress putting thousands of lives on the line everyday with operating a ride safely and efficiently.... I would probably be so nervous to do that... because the OCD and anxiety inside me would drive me a bit insane.... but if I did rides I would probably get accustomed to it... I will probably be able to drive by the begining of summer.... gas isnt too much an issue... as my job at LaRosas would quite literally supplment that cost. (I live 25-35 minutes away from the park) Keeping the job at LaRosas may lead to an uncomfortable talk with my manager... but he only schedules me one shift a week and I NEED more hours than that but even when I asked to be scheduled more I didnt get it... (Saturday Nights is when I work) And a bunch of factors lead to me wanting to apply and get another job.... I have done job interviews before... I can be a little nervous but I am usually quite open by the end... heck I even uploaded my resume... I really think my MDA Camp Counselor experience is going to look good on my resume. I really really hope I get the job... if I only work day shifts I could like spend the whole day afterwords there lol.... wouldnt mind that a bit! Any advice for me?
  6. 3 points
    Ride Operations
  7. 3 points
    VortexBFForever

    How is it like working at KI

    I will be 18 starting on February 25, so I'll be old enough to learn the controls. I'm not sure what my chances at drive training will be since I'm a first-timer, but if I do get trained to drive, a dream I've had since age 11 will come true!!
  8. 3 points
    malem

    New Cedar Point website.

    ^ Definitely e-mail the park about that; I'm sure they'd like feedback on a11y issues. It may or may not be via a printable calendar, but there should be a way to see hours on a particular day without matching color keys, especially since such a way exited before. This would also affect people browsing with screen readers & other non-graphical browsers. EDIT: upon closer inspection, the hours are available in an accessible format for browsers that can't display the graphical version. There's no easy way to see this in a regular web browser without using accessibility tools, so I'd still suggest e-mailing them. Here's what the hours look like in links:
  9. 3 points
    My interview was great! I was in a group interview with one other applicant with whom I worked together on the few activities throughout. They were fun! We were both hired! Savannah (the other applicant and my new co-worker) chose to work on the Drop Tower/Bat crew, and I chose...WindSeeker/Vortex! I'll be working my first job on Vortex's 30th anniversary crew!!
  10. 2 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    How is it like working at KI

    Best of luck Josh!
  11. 2 points
    It will probably be like FunPix, only for the C & K Parks.
  12. 2 points
    That's great! What department did you apply for?
  13. 2 points
    ^That, is a great description!!
  14. 2 points
    It's as aggressive and smooth as voyage within the first year or so of retraking [emoji14] But not as fatiguing
  15. 2 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    How is it like working at KI

    Dreams do come true! I have no clue how KI does that, but I am sure once you prove yourself on the platform you will be in that drive box in no time!
  16. 2 points
    As far a timing, I think it's pretty clear we're looking at 2020. Think about it.... Magnum XL-200 built in 1989 +20 years = Diamondback in 2009 Raptor built in 1994 + 20 years = Banshee in 2014 Millennium Force in 2000 + 20 years = Giga in 2020 That's called logic boys and girls
  17. 2 points
    I'm in the "unlikely to use SOB's station or to even be in Action Zone" camp. It's just too crowded and congested already. If Invertigo and Congo Falls were gone, then maybe it would be located on that side of Action Zone but space there seems tight with the parking lot and Timberwolf. My most likely spots are at the end of Coney Mall in the DA/old Flight Commander vicinity, as part of some sort of X-base expansion, or *gulp* as a Vortex replacement (ordered by likeliness).
  18. 2 points
    chugh43

    How is it like working at KI

    Yeah bud, I did several times. It was awesome, but at the same time it was crazy that I was in control of a multi-million dollar machine. I absolutely loved it. It's pretty in depth and it can be scary at times as you think of how many people you are accountable for. If you do work there, once you are 18 you have the ability to be trained for controls. Once you do, it's pretty awesome. B&M coasters are pretty awesome and easy to control. You just have to know your stuff.
  19. 2 points
    stashua123

    Coasterstock 2017

    Just got my paycheck tonight and used half of it.... Purchased my ticket! 3 pm Beast Tour WOOOO.... This will be other than National Rollercoaster Day my first real enthusiast event... Cant wait.....! Will probably arrive on Friday afternoon afterschool for check in....
  20. 2 points
    Beastie1980

    How is it like working at KI

    Thanks Malem, I think they are both perfect fits for the two of us!! Congratulations VortexBFForever!!
  21. 2 points
    malem

    How is it like working at KI

    ^^ I can't decide which job is the more perfect fit - you on Vortex's crew or Beastie1980 at Great Wolf Lodge. Congrats!
  22. 2 points
    IndyGuy4KI

    How is it like working at KI

    Congrats VortexBFF! Can't wait to see you at the ride!
  23. 2 points
    medford

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Why???? Perhaps because that would leave $45,000 additional to be spent elsewhere. Perhaps because they want to paint nostalgia for SOB Perhaps because it doesn't just save $45,000 additionally it saves money and time that would be needed for a que Perhaps because that is the location that makes the most sense, and reuse, reduce, recycle is their motto. There are other reasons for sure. IF KI were to install a B&M giga, or any other giga in that spot, I can only assume that there would have to be substantial rework done on "the platform" itself to allow for the different style coaster/track to be installed. I'll agree that $45,000 (assuming your number is correct, I have no clue) is peanuts in the total cost KI would have to spend to build a Giga, and $45,000 will not drive the use of the old SOB station one way or another, that will be driven by other, more important factors. SOB's station sits pretty high up, the foundation work and steel I'd have to imagine is pretty expensive. Anyhoo, w/ Mysty added to the lineup this season, I think that gives the park at a minimum 3 seasons, up to 5 seasons before their next major coaster install. I have felt for a long time that a CGI was the right addition to the park and was happy when it was announced. I now feel, based upon KI's current lineup, that a Giga is the right next install. That however could change with time. Should Vortex need to be removed, then a B&M floorless looper would make more sense to me. Should The Racer meet its demise, then something more family oriented makes more sense to me. I'd venture a guess that whomever is in charge of the long term vision for each park has a pretty good idea of what the next major installs should be, not only at KI, but across the CF chain. They are privy to what rides are near the end of their cycle, what B&M or other manufacturers have in their pipeline, what drive attendance, etc.. Would love to have that person's insight, just to know the thinking and process involved in the plan.
  24. 2 points
    I guess maybe we CAN expect a passholder preview night
  25. 2 points
    chugh43

    How is it like working at KI

    A resume wouldn't hurt. Be sure to bring your id/social security card as well. They may or may not use them, but it's always a good idea to take to an interview in case they hire you on the spot and need to copy those items for their records.
  26. 2 points
    **off topic** Sitting in my science class, (we watch our professer thru a video link) and my professer excused himself for a minutes... and that was 20 minutes ago... so now i'm sitting here reading the boards lol P.S. he's okay, our TA told us his department head needed to talk to him lol Update lol: he never came back lol
  27. 2 points
    Drummermattk

    How is it like working at KI

    Working has its ups and downs, on the ups, you get MANY good benefits which include park admission to any cedar fir owned parks along with free parking (always great)!, discount on food and merchandise, but idk why you would buy park food when you have unlimited access to the associate cafeteria when your their as a guest. They also have associate rides nights (like Drop Tower/ Banshee one night, FOF and Dodgems another night or Big Bash where its the last one and they run Dback and Beast!). On the downside, is the pay sadly. Its gonna be rough going from a seasonal job at Kohls making 13.50 back down to 8.25 at ki. I'm going into my third year at the park as a rides associate and aside from the coaster enthusiast in myself, i really enjoy my job. You meet some great friends and you have a good time. Some of you may notice me from the log flume for two years. I was "promoted" last year to a CT (Certified Trainer which is almost the beginning of a supervisor). I am fortunate enough to be at........................MYSTIC TIMBERS as part of the inaugural crew. Aside from that, I would highly recommend working at the park. I recently said something on Kentucky Kingdom's facebook post about seasonal jobs to. You'll have a great time, make great friends and have a fun job.
  28. 2 points
    Well, I'm heading out to Kings Island next Wednesday... ...for my interview at 6. It'll feel so weird visiting the quiet, dormant Kings Island instead of the bustling, ambient Kings Island we're all so used to!
  29. 2 points
    chugh43

    How is it like working at KI

    Be as confident as you can, if you don't know an answer that's okay....try your hardest to answer honestly. Don't say I don't know. Try not to say uhm a whole lot. Don't be afraid to ask them questions in relation to the job. If you do ask questions, I'd stay away from asking about benefits, pay, etc. They will cover that stuff with you more than likely from the get-go. Don't be afraid to ask, what is the favorite aspect of their job or even ask them what's the hardest part of this job, how can I be the best at this potential position. Breathe, show that you are enthusiastic but don't be so enthusiastic that you can't stand yourself. Since you are interviewing for rides, they more than likely will ask you where you'd want to work. Be honest with them. I know several people who have interviewed and worked at the park in rides....2 specific examples with this stick out. Person 1 was asked, "what rides would you like to work?" Their answer, "anywhere." Person 2 was asked the same question and answered "I really don't want to work with young kids, so I'd prefer not to work in Planet Snoopy." Flash forward to the beginning of the season, Person 1, was placed in Planet Snoopy......quit a few weeks into it because they really didn't want to work with kids.....Person 2 was placed at Diamondback and worked as long as they were able to. All that to say, if you seriously don't want to work at a certain place, they're not really going to mark you as unhireable because of it....they'll just have to place you where they see fit and try to not place you at the place you don't work. Although it's never 100% guaranteed you'll end up where you want to. It depends on staffing levels when you interview. Hint, I was Person 2. There's probably other stuff I'm forgetting right now, but feel free to PM me anytime you have questions before hand or even after.
  30. 2 points
    Someone from the Rides Department contacted me today hoping to set up an interview!!! I can barely contain my excitement!!! Interview tips, anyone?
  31. 1 point
    He wasn't mistaken by the Winterfest lineup. The whole conversation reveals he is talking about Winterfest's lineup, not the regular season's.
  32. 1 point
    goettablitz

    The Giga Speculation Thread

    I would think putting it in either X-base or Coney Mall close to the old Flight Commander pad makes the most sense. Right now the biggest draws are Banshee in Action Zone and Diamondback & Beast in Rivertown. Seeing that the SOB station is right next to Banshee and that area is already packed over there I think the end of Coney would be best for evening out crowds. There hasn't been a big shiny new attraction there in a while. At least not one that will draw the crowds of a giga, invert or hyper.
  33. 1 point
    I'd rather wait longer to get off a ride than have to deal with a mid-course break-run.
  34. 1 point
    freaks76

    CoasterMania & HoliWood Nights 2017

    Good deal. I like a challenge.
  35. 1 point
    malem

    CoasterMania & HoliWood Nights 2017

    To Cedar Point's credit, it's a well-run event. Most of the reported problems were in 2015, when too many people showed up. I managed to avoid 2-hour check-in lines & depleted meal/tour tickets by arriving at 5:30am (for 8am ERT). Last year was a lot more manageable, with it being a ticketed event for the first time. With so few people at night ERT, everything (trimless Magnum, Maverick, TTD, Valravn) was practically a walk-on from 10:30pm-12:30am. I have yet to go to HoliWood Nights, but I've heard nothing but good things about the event. It's going to be a tough decision. Just a word of warning: I broke my personal steps record at CoasterMania in 2016. (~40 miles from 7:30am-1:00am.)
  36. 1 point
    Millennium Flyer trains are much more comfy. The restraints are easier to deal with I think. Timberliner trains are interesting to say the least. The restraints are kind of awkward, you feel more forced into your seat with them IMO. They come at you from the side of the train. I think they are less comfy. PS.....may wanna update your signature
  37. 1 point
    Cdeq

    How is it like working at KI

    I got offered a job as a ride op at Mystic Timbers Can't wait
  38. 1 point
    Right the past 2 times I renewed in the fall one of the benefits listed for early renewals on the flyer was a preview night. This time it wasn't listed. But I really got my fingers crossed hoping for one!
  39. 1 point
    freaks76

    CoasterMania & HoliWood Nights 2017

    Doin some intense training. Gonna keep up with ya this year, malem.
  40. 1 point
    MDMC01

    Kings Island 2017 Discussion Thread

    Maybe there will be a new Vortex sign with a 30th anniversary logo (or another type of redesign for the 30th)? EDIT: If there is a ceremony for Vortex's 30th, I think Vortexbfforever should be invited (or maybe even give a speech)! She's ridden Vortex 300+ times!
  41. 1 point
    Speaking of Soak City, who got to ride Tropical Plunge last year?
  42. 1 point
    Reon

    How is it like working at KI

    Couldn't have said it better myself, Drummer. Great experience, unfortunately bad pay, but if you're willing to stick with it, its one of the best jobs of your life. Literally the only reason I left was lack of a full time position and needing to get a "real" job, but I'll drop everything the second a serious opportunity to get back in presents itself. Also, welcome to KIC! Awesome to see your gonna be on the MT crew, hopefully I'll see you alot this season since I'll probably do quite a bit marathoning if this thing iss gonna be as half as all the other GCI's I've been on...
  43. 1 point
    At CP's event, they say that there may be mud. Although, last year we were on the pavement and got fairly close to Valravn's construction site.
  44. 1 point
    As other pointed out, most of those thinking "drop track" are not accounting for the train pass directly underneath the area being speculated. Do you really think they'd install a drop track directly over a train pass? I am, and always have been on the "no drop track" team. I do think it would be cool if the track is kept open underneath and as the train passes it lets out a big steam toot. LOL!
  45. 1 point
    Yup, if you look more closer we can see a few workers are actually in the station itself, so we can have a good comparison of how tall the ceiling is to the guy. I think everything is going good!
  46. 1 point
    Also, we unfortunately have to cross drop track off the list as no one has guessed correctly and drop track was guessed a long time ago, and it was also widely shared, so there's no chance PR missed that guess.
  47. 1 point
    As a few have already said, it's essentially standard water line for the station......Diamondback has a water line running to it, in fact there generally is a garden hose towards the back of the station on the unload side. It likely will be hooked up to the main water lines. Also think of the location, it's not too far from RFYLCB.
  48. 1 point
    As far as I'm concerned, It just gets connected to the Parks main water supply (that isn't filtered.)
  49. 1 point
    2005.... 2011...2012...2013...2014...2015...2016....2017 All of those years I visited the park at least once.
  50. 1 point
    Beastie1980

    How is it like working at KI

    Volunteering in your community will also help build your resume, it doesn't have to be an actual paying job.
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