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  1. $30 for drinks ALL SEASON LONG is a tremendous bargain. Be thankful its available, instead of $4.00 drinks all day long. The season pass meal plan is also a tremendous bargain. I am surprised that they offer either at such a low price, considering the offsest for low cost season passes has always been the profits on food and drinks. I would love to see the financial data of how they can offer these at such a low price and keep the same revenue stream.
    3 points
  2. One park has a Skyride and one doesn’t.
    2 points
  3. This is my second year with the drink pass and knew there was a time gap between drinks...I haven't run into it this year, but I thought it was 8 minutes last year? Anywho, if a drink mix is out, I always tell one of the workers...not to complain but to let them know as it is usually their job to change it, too. If no one tells them, they wouldn't know unless they drink that particular drink themselves.
    2 points
  4. A Tornado Watch is typically issued for a large area, advising that conditions are favorable for tornado development. It doesn't indicate eminent danger, but it's an indication to watch the weather and be prepared to take shelter if storms develop. Both Kings Island and Cedar Point have severe weather plans in place and are part of the National Weather Service's StormReady program.
    2 points
  5. Left the kids with my mom and the wife and I headed up early in the AM for my 1st CP visit in 9 years. Rain and t-storms were horrific and cast doubt on the whole day. Stopped for a proper breakfast in Lima and rain subsided after that. Loved taking all the back roads up there. Stopped at Wal-Mart for ponchos and before you knew it we were crossing the causeway with the sun shining. The employee passes we got from a KI associate worked and we were in (albeit a little late). Pleasantly surprised by the walk-on at GateKeeper so we went for the front. First winged experience for me and did n
    2 points
  6. I'm a plus-sized gal myself and I'd be happy to dish if you have specific questions. I'm proud to say I now can fit every restraint in the park at this point in the season, and I'm still trucking along on my weight loss journey. Each ride fits differently, and it's all based on how you carry your weight. Let me know if you have any questions about specific rides. :)
    2 points
  7. I have both the all season meal and drink plan and have been very satisfied with both. I think it’s a great option for people who visit the park frequently. I will say that sometimes when I go through the line to get a drink, they don’t even scan my pass. So they would never know if I had waited 15 minutes or not. A lot of times they will even give me a bigger cup because they are out of the red refill cups. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  8. I'd like to chime and say although I learned about the 15 minute rule after I got my drink plan, I get why the policy exists and it's way better than having to pay like $3-4 for a drink every time. But yeah, it is kinda misleading... Until you read the fine print!
    2 points
  9. I have a few of the clear, waterproof, phone bags. I use them at the park constantly. I loop the line through my belt. The chance of my phone hitting someone is approaching zero. I understand what they're doing, but there are better ways to make it happen.
    2 points
  10. ^ Her inhaler isn't a phone, so it shouldn't be an issue at least for now. See also jtro223's comment above; Guest Services will evidently issue a tag for medically necessary phones to be allowed to the station. If the loose article policy is expanded beyond phones, I assume the procedure will be similar. Yeah, the policy stinks for guests responsible enough to secure all loose articles in zipper pockets before getting to the station. On the bright side, the length of time people are willing to go without phones might limit the length of the line.
    2 points
  11. If the soda mix on one of the fountains is wrong, they need to know so that it can be fixed. Being notified of the problem, they should let you grab a replacement without redeeming another drink.
    2 points
  12. Unlimited mobile data plans are throttled after a set threshold. Unlimited food at a buffet is limited to what a customer can consume in one visit. Unlimited rides are limited by capacity and attendance. "Unlimited" is a marketing gimmick that seldom means without any restrictions. If there's a problem with a food or drink, even if it was "free" with a dining or drink plan, ideally this is brought up to management so that it can be fixed.
    2 points
  13. Via CP Rundown on Facebook... This leads me to have a few questions/comments. What happens if there aren’t enough lockers? Do people not get to enter the ride because Cedar Point doesn’t have enough locker space? Does this policy include my wife’s asthma inhaler? She needs that on hand all the time, especially on a hot summer day in the sun. Why is the park promoting Battle for Cedar Point, their app, in-park WiFi options, etc... if phones are such an issue? Take all mobile-related content off of the Fun TVs. If you are going to prevent guests from entertaining thems
    2 points
  14. Even if they wash them before they enter the park (doubtful) I can't tell you how many people I see leave a bathroom stall with cup in hand and don't wash their hands after using the facilities... Be thankful that they got away from food workers making your food and touching those souvenir cups to refill and went to self dispensing...at least now the workers haven't touched an unsanitary cup and then made your food...unless the people in front of you had the hot chocolate refillable cups at Winterfest...
    1 point
  15. I think that they are able to pass the refillable cup thing because the entire thing is designed to be used with the straw. At least the Freestyle machines are redisgned so the liquid falls into them. You still make contact for the ice, but at least it’s set up in a way that it likely won’t touch where your mouth touches.
    1 point
  16. CP might want to consider banning hot sauce packets or patrons from entering the queue line.... From the Sandusky Register: Police arrested an Amherst boy Saturday after he allegedly threw a packet of hot sauce at a Steel Vengeance train at Cedar Point, which apparently exploded and hit some people in the face and eyes. The 17-year-old boy was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. A Sandusky officer responded to a call from Cedar Point police at about 4:20 p.m. about riders being hit by hot sauce, according to a Sandusky police report. Link to the origina
    1 point
  17. Wow - am I surprised at the backlash this post has got from forum members - by many of which that are quick to cry foul for the tiniest of things. A member was simply presenting his experience and to educate those that may not know or have experienced the same thing. Let's point to some facts and inconsistencies: KI has demonstrated changing things after purchases - Haunt is included with season pass then it isn't then it back is; changes to meal plan (documented in my post above) and then changed back. Changes to meal plan locations and offerings even during the season (includin
    1 point
  18. It's a complicated equation involving how much I like the ride, how long is the wait, how long since I've ridden it, if I'm at the park with someone who has never ridden it before, etc... My next visit will be with a first-timer, so I'll ride everything she wants to ride to keep her company...
    1 point
  19. I guess you're park service's worst nightmare then.
    1 point
  20. Oh, the drink plan is the best deal in the house! I do not have a problem with it, just how it was presented. In fact, I’ve essentially “sold” the plan to about a dozen friends and family. The way that the finances work is interesting. The “cost” on drinks is next to nothing, so the $29.99 largely profit. The meal plan funds are put into a corporate-wide draw down account that gives credit to the park and the particular location. Anything left over is profit. The reason why they do this is because they figured out that the typical guest spends less than $120 on a typical annual basis, so
    1 point
  21. That was it! I just envision FoF trains launching into a tunnel while "jerk it out" from that iPod commercial plays and half the lights don't work.
    1 point
  22. Not to mention that some places have bigger cups (Tom and Chee comes to mind). The park is all over the place and it has too many plans ect. Keep it simple make it easy to use and keep your guest happy.
    1 point
  23. Beast, Banshee, Diamondback, Drop Tower, Mystic Timbers....Invertigo and Firehawk do nothing for me and get me rattled, FoF is cool if line is short. If people are with me and want to explore I'll ride whatever though.
    1 point
  24. Meal plan intervals have always been clearly specified at purchase and have not changed after purchase. There was an uproar a few years back when a different set of rules was posted on the park website. The revised terms never went into effect for new or existing dining plans.
    1 point
  25. I'm always one to advocate reading the fine print before making a purchase. I certainly do. My personal pet peeve is with menu board signs that read "drink free all season". I'm drinking all season for $29.99, not for free.
    1 point
  26. 1 point
  27. To both of you: It’s irrelevant that the the mix was off. That happens. No need to bring in Chef Major. I’m simply warning the people who might buy the drink plan or other services that this is instance where I paid for one thing and the policy was misrepresented until after I had already paid. Also, notice how the Waffle House puts, “A Drink Refill” as part of their marketing materials? The reason behind that is that the corporate policy was that you could have two refills in one visit. This was meant to deter loiterers. Some locations followed this policy, some didn’t. Their
    1 point
  28. To be honest I'd love to see another world record breaker of some capacity to come to the park in the next 5 years.
    1 point
  29. I spoke to the park this morning. Stopping at Guest Services, I will get a medical tag. I will need to have a fanny pack with my items in it. I'll show that at the ride entrance and then proceed to the station. The items can remain with me during the ride. They will give me a contact number if there are issues. Plus, First Aid is in Frontier Town and they can verify the medical necessity. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  30. @jtro223 If you do go to CP stop by Guest Services and explain the situation and request a boarding pass. You will still need to wait the standby line time and may need to get a locker but unless there is a ride malfunction you should only be out of range for 10-15 minutes tops.
    1 point
  31. For me, it is a medical device in the following way: I have Type I Diabetes. I have to carry an insulin pen, glucose tablets, and up until a little over a year ago, a glucose monitor kit. I was approved by my insurance to get a continuous glucose monitor. I have a sensor that I insert into my skin about every 10 days and it reads the glucose levels in the interstitial fluid and updates every 5 minutes. The app is installed on a smart phone and they communicate via Blutooth. It checks every 5 minutes. I don't have to carry a glucose monitor kit around anymore because the C
    1 point
  32. And Magenta Lizard wins KIC today! I listened to a lady rant about the stroller policy a few weeks ago. She asked the attendant if she was supposed to leave her child outside in the stroller while they watch the show. (Plus a few explicatives). I pray for the children of these people.
    1 point
  33. I really feel that station bins would help stop some of this, and cause a whole lot less uproar and anger among guests than this policy does. Other CP rides have them and they cause few problems. But the problem for CF is that they're free for guests to use. I'm not sure I buy that adding them negatively affects capacity in a major way. People forgetting to fasten seatbelts before lapbars or heavier-set people needing that extra push or escorted off adds the same amount of time (if not more).
    1 point
  34. I was about to say, I can think of quite a few rides where it'd be plausible to implement that course of action as well.
    1 point
  35. In my case, all my ICE numbers are on my phone and my health can take a nose dive in the blink of an eye on a whim.
    1 point
  36. A phone may not be a medical device on its own, but maybe a rider would have an app on the phone that syncs with a device such as an insulin pump, and they'd need to access said app at all times.
    1 point
  37. People who break the "Don't take out your phone rule on the ride" rule are going to also break the "Don't take your phone in line rule" If they actually enforced the first rule, they wouldn't need to make the second...
    1 point
  38. Just thought I would leave this here.
    1 point
  39. I can completely understand why this rule was put in place. Getting hit by a phone at 70 miles an hour would not be very pleasant. It’s a shame that a few people who chose to not follow the rules caused this to be put in place. Our society today has gotten so dependent on having cell phones. And I’m not afraid to admit that I spend a lot of time on my phone every day. But I would never ever pull my phone out while on a ride. It’s just not worth possibly losing it or injuring somebody. If I were ever hit by a phone on a ride, I would want the person to be held liable and suffer the consequences
    1 point
  40. Why ban phones and not other items??? If I put my keys in my pocket and they come out, I've got 4 keys, a fob, and a screw-lock carabiner... That's not exactly gonna enhance the ride experience of whomever it hits...
    1 point
  41. That really would ruin the pacing of the ride.
    1 point
  42. I may have a dark sense of humor, but when I noticed the giant "firecrackers" in this display in the window of Convenience Corner, I laughed. I'm sure it's been there all July. Please, nobody report it as suspicious.
    1 point
  43. Exactly. We're still waiting for "The Big One". It'll be obvious when we're getting the giga. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    1 point
  44. Do statics say how likely it is for someone to bring sidewalk chalk to a amusement park.
    1 point
  45. @disco2000 And when was the last time a bomb went off at an amusement park? However something went wizzing past my head last night on Blue Streak and it was bigger than a mayfly. Just think as a society we overreact to the odd backpack or shoebox laying around. A large percentage of this nation lives in constant fear of Terrorism when statistically it just doesn’t add up. I bet we could pick an random day and go on a “suspicious item” hunt actually in the park and get it shut down.
    1 point
  46. Always thought those looked fun. Think it could be a good addition to either Planet Snoopy (the seem to be popular for families and kids especially) or in Oktoberfest with the cars themed to giant beer kegs floating in a pond or river. Would love to see a top spin again, think a top scan and/or a sky fly for x-base, and an enterprise would be great for Coney Mall
    1 point
  47. Honestly, let's start on a Racer retrack and if that works we can move onto Vortex.
    1 point
  48. Until Kings Island only consists of a mildly themed western section and/or amusement park themed areas it will remain a theme park, no matter what CF says.
    1 point
  49. Amen. It's like comparing Dollywood to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Or a fine movie to a walk in the Great Smoky Mountains.
    1 point
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