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  1. Yes! Two days ago, we had flat tires on our jogging stroller and noticed it after we had gotten in the park. I went straight to the Family Care Center and asked the always-awesome staff there if they had an air pump. They always seem to have everything for families like us [emoji23]. They didn’t but called maintenance and the sweetest boy came to the rescue. Pumped both tires up and even did so while I took my daughter inside to change her and wash her hands. He was amazing as were the ladies in the center. I was so impressed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  2. X-Base Expansion Plan This is my rendition for the most realistic change that can be made to X-Base should the park ever chose to expand it in the future. The current buildings and rides will stay, however there will be a significant amount of land added to the section to the left of Flight of Fear. This expansion would not only add more land to the section but it would also not make the area a dead end anymore. The new expansion would feature a permanent food vendor, extra rides, and yes, restrooms. There will be extra room for a coaster in the old Dinosaur's Alive area as well. The
    4 points
  3. Has anyone else had amazing experiences with the employees this year? When I got on the train on June 1st there where this group of girls who where starting drama with me and the other person that I was with and was trying to pick a fight. We told a near by employee about it and he got a supervisor and we talked about what happened then he sent us out on our way. We went to go ride Beast and after we got off a Security guard stopped us and talked to us about it and started to walk us to our next ride, just encase we ran into the girls again. Well, we did run into them and the security gua
    4 points
  4. This is why you follow the rules as a guest. Also, this is why it shouldn’t be play time on the mic as an operator. You have a responsibility to prevent things like this and you can’t have everyone in the station tuning you out. http://m.nbc12.com/story/38419337/woman-injured-by-flying-cell-phone-on-roller-coaster
    3 points
  5. No one said it was either the ride ops’ faults or that spieling was directly correlated. If you read my original post, you will see that I implied that the safety of the guests is shared: the ride ops give the rules and the guests must comply. The only way that spieling comes into play is the fact that everyone in the station is using everything in their being to tune out what’s said over the mics when they treat being on the mic as play time. So what if they did tell them to put their phone away (I don’t believe for a second that it was secured) and they honestly didn’t hear them becaus
    3 points
  6. The photo booths are so fun! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  7. Ride operators can't check for unsecured articles in everyone's pockets. I have seen no indication that the crew did anything wrong in this incident. I fail to see how the fact that one of the operators happened to be spieling on the mic has anything to do with this whatsoever.
    2 points
  8. I can't believe I'm saying this (), but I actually agree with Tera Ryzing on this one. I'm not sure how a cell phone in a pocket is something the ride operators, spieling or not, could have done something about. It sounds pretty established that the phone was in his pocket, not in his hand.
    2 points
  9. I knew this day would be quite chill thanks to it being a weekday and the forecasted rain, but little did I know that even more surprises awaited! The day started off like many others; I worked an opening shift so I arrived at the park at 8:50. Not long after I arrived came the first surprise of the day. It started off normal though, when I went back to Vortex to start the usual morning tasks, such as opening the line, making sure there's no trash on the ground, etc. I guessed correctly which train was in the station (it was Train #3). Looking back from the station,
    2 points
  10. I got to see the show yesterday for the first time this year. If you saw the previous incarnation of the show, it is much the same, but that isn't a bad thing. It's clear the dogs are enjoying themselves (which I definitely couldn't say about the Doberman show).
    2 points
  11. I took a progression series of pics while I learned how to draw Charlie Brown at Sketch School (I ended up attending all seven sessions yesterday, and all three Gravity shows, which involved a lot of speed-walking across the park). This should give you an idea of how they break it down and make it easy for anyone to draw a reasonably recognizable Peanuts character
    2 points
  12. ASA opens 5 new rides this season, mostly on the dry side. Here is an interview with Pat and Dan. I really miss Pat in Indiana. She always had the best park commercials! http://abc3340.com/station/talk-of-alabama/talk-of-alabama-61318-splash-adventure Looking at this thread they did exactly what some were asking for, a few classic rides: Scrambler and a Tilt-A-Whirl. http://www.alabamasplash.com/attractions/
    2 points
  13. We just published a blog on the K.I. website about the show that includes an interview with Lou Mack. Kings Island dog show features world-class canine athletes
    2 points
  14. I got into an altercation with an idiot at SFGAM recently over a camera in use on a ride. He rode Goliath directly in front of me, while attempting to video the entire ride with his hands stretched in the air. Because he was an idiot... he couldn't control his arms... so they flailed backwards into my face the entire ride. I spent the entire time dodging the possibility of him letting go and my getting hit with his cell. I cant tell you anything about the ride except that I had this dummy being negligent the entire time. He had pulled the cell out and begun filming BEFORE we left t
    1 point
  15. Don't forget - tonight is the passholder ERT event featuring Diamondback, Woodstock Express & Great Pumpkin Coaster.
    1 point
  16. For me, the most disturbing part of the story is that the offending rider simply walked away without identifying himself to the victim or the park. To injure someone and then not take responsibility is cowardice and wrong. Hopefully he's found and cited for his failure to follow the ride's safety instructions.
    1 point
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  18. I check my zippers multiple times before a ride. I check them in line, when I'm next in line, when I sit down, and often again on the lift hill. If your zipper is not zipped, that's purely your own fault for not checking to be sure.
    1 point
  19. I would hope she would sue for damages for whos ever phone that was. I only take my cell phone in the park and it always is left with a non rider or is in a zipped up pocket. With passes being on Apple wallet now I dont even need to take my wallet into the park with me anymore. I see ride ops at KI get on the PA system while a train is going up the lift to tell riders to put their phones away and the riders do not listen. No further action was taken by the park either. Start kicking these people out and keeping us safe.
    1 point
  20. I have said this before, but does a retweet by a CF park like Kings Island of a patron selfie post on a coaster that someone posted imply that CF is okay with cameras out on the ride despite the announcement and postings? Or simply spend 10 minutes next to a lift hill on a coaster and hear the ride op over the speakers inform the patron to put away the cell phone and they do not put it away and the ride is not stopped and the patron continues with the video. I am sure an attorney would make good use of that argument when a suit is filed at some point for a flying camera disfiguring someone.
    1 point
  21. **Double Post** This is an area here that is in need of a major coaster or attraction. This is on the left side of FOF and this would be a nice area for an entry plaza and a giga station. All they have to do is bulldoze those mounds there to make this area flat and then construct.
    1 point
  22. Even though I try to keep my luggage down to things I can fit in my cargo pockets, I can understand the need for a backpack to some degree. If one intends to spend the entire operating day at the park, often changes of clothing/alternative clothing (like jackets or pants/shorts) are necessary. Personally, I use my truck as my locker for things like this, but teens are much more likely to be simply dropped off by parents in the morning, I would think. They'd need to carry in anything they want to change during the day. Also, people who have vehicles but don't get to the park as early as I do, i
    1 point
  23. You literally had to interpret what he was saying sometimes!
    1 point
  24. I honestly don't understand why people need to take a backpack full of stuff into the park. (I understand medical needs.) Even when we have all 3 of my kids we don't carry any more in than when we are at the park without them. We do push a stroller, but no big backpack of stuff. Anything I may need I can walk back to the car and get if necessary. The last thing I want to do at a park is carry stuff around.
    1 point
  25. What if you leave your wallet in said locker and it charges you. How do yo get your stuff out?
    1 point
  26. I personally am for a renovation of the building. But I don't think a new front gate would do too much. Being in admissions one grows accustomed to their work environment. And the front gate plaza area definitely serves it's purpose well. Handles enough crowds. A bit of a modernization would make an already good but dated design perfect.
    1 point
  27. My son and I are on The Bat, sitting front row. The family behind us had the matriarch as a know it all. All through the ride, he is narrating the course, starting with him being really scared on the way up the "enormous" lift hill. I paid it no heed, as I was laughing the whole time about it. On the way out, he was telling them it used to be called Top Gun, but they had to change the name as a sequel was in the works. Biting my tongue, we followed behind. They then decided they wanted to ride again. At this point, I thought I would be the nice guy and tell them how to take the 1st
    1 point
  28. Why does it no surprise me that there are more photos of Vortex in this post than anything else?
    1 point
  29. Originally, I was supposed to spend this day at home doing (more) schoolwork. But on the night before, my cousin messaged me saying she would be at Kings Island with her family the next day and wanted to know if I was working. Of course, I was off on this day. When I told my parents, they wanted to go meet them at the park and spend the afternoon with them, since the only other time we see them is on Thanksgiving. In other words, my day off would turn into another Kings Island trip...and a special one at that. And for once, I didn't have to talk my parents into it. I didn't even NEED to.
    1 point
  30. My predictions: CarnEVIL dead (RIP final John Hawkins/Oak Island Designs maze) X-Gatorhead’s Skyline Patio show moves in there for WF New kids show next year. Kind of interesting- some of my younger friends tried to argue that this place never existed. That’s how packed away it has been. Stupid kids.
    1 point
  31. ^ I could dig a park with rides like that. I would also not be shocked if at some point they decided to add a 2nd wooden coaster (probably Gravity Group) to Alabama Adventure given the family's reputation. Add a nice dark ride, some more waterslides, and perhaps a small wild mouse or something and you'd probably have a great small park that would attract not only lots of locals, but the hardcore coaster & park enthusiasts as well who travel to such parks.
    1 point
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