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  1. Here are a few from inside the park tonight. Shot from the entranceway of Urgent Scare. Shot from the antique autos right after Killmart exit Shot from the end of the course area of antique autos. Last one just for fun as we were coming in the park after opening with some of the Haunt atmosphere.
    23 points
  2. I was able to get to the Island today. Here are some Orion pictures I got.
    7 points
  3. UNEDITED sorry for the confusion, just trying to imagine better what itll look like from these angles.
    7 points
  4. How about you take the lead and stop talking about it. I understand what you are trying to get at, but you are severely contradicting yourself by your continuous responses to this thread.
    6 points
  5. I think the problem with how the forums are going, and it particularly pertains to this thread, is that people on the different sides of the issue don't know how to counter argue respectfully, don't know what the counterarguments are, and in general come to their conclusion without stepping back and trying to see others' point of view and don't allow their viewpoints to change when presented with new information. Its easy to come to your own conclusions in your head and rationalized it to be true, but once presented with new points of view, its important to try and see things from those new
    6 points
  6. This is the most realistic Iv'e tried to make one of my drawings. It's not perfect, but I hope you like it. Credit to @Adrenaline Obsession for the picture.
    6 points
  7. I agree with the spirit of your post...but took a little offense to this part...us older people are not just claiming that we used to leave their doors unlocked, it’s a fact. When I was a kid getting home from school I didn’t have to worry about being locked out if no one was home, the door was just always unlocked...sure we locked the doors at night, but during the day we never felt the need...same way with our cars, unlocked with the keys thrown under the front seat! It all seems like science fiction now, even to me...but it is really true. It’s too bad those days are gone. I have
    5 points
  8. 1. This isn't a coaster forum, but a park-specific forum. I hate to knitpick at that point but I feel there is important enough a distinction to be made. Non-park specific coaster forums (CoasterForce, TPR, Coasterbuzz) etc. have a much broader following, spread out amongst several different parks, so you're not going to find as many intense disagreements over small things that some are very passionate about as you would find on a park-specific forum (I-Street fountains come to mind). We're also one of the most, if not the most active park-specific forums (sans the Disney ones) out there which
    5 points
  9. Yes, no movement today on construction.
    4 points
  10. A Matterhorn type ride would be quite welcome here. I always loved that ride.
    4 points
  11. @silver2005 Read through stuff bro. Again, some people aren't upset at "this is the whole reason", or so much blaming one thing or another. It's more of "we dont like being fed potential lies", or "someone for some reason screwed up". Screwed up by: Horrible timing of these "software updates", if there were any. Which I highly doubt, as software updates NEVER take this long in this day in age. Not knowing how long this would theoretically take. Simple way, plan ahead of time, that way if you run into any issues, you have more time to fix said issues. Users not being a
    4 points
  12. They are under a time crunch and have to work overtime to get the lift topped off before that software update finishes installing.
    4 points
  13. I’m afraid of bubbles too... [emoji23]
    4 points
  14. Please guys, on both sides of the argument, I mean this respectfully.. If you really want the forum to be like old times, stop shaming newer members for not being like former members. Stop trying to control other people's responses and opinions. Stop telling people that if they don't like it to get out. Most of all, please just stop adding to the discourse. This isn't healthy. If you want things to change, set an example. Be the member you want other members to be. Joshua, who just wants people to have fun and enjoy the webcams while also not caring at all about the webcams hi
    3 points
  15. Apologies for the last part; did not mean any offense! It was just the first analogy that came to my mind when assessing this situation. Its something I've heard a lot, but have always been skeptical of. Granted, I'll admit that I can't speak on how things truly were back then, whether on KIC or in society in general. So I'll take your word for it. All I'm trying to get at is that the past is often viewed through rose-colored glasses, and I feel that this is just another case of it (comparing 2019 KIC to KIC 2010-2018, that is).
    3 points
  16. Okay, Drone laws are super complicated and ever changing. First we have two different class of drones. One is considered a "model aircraft", this is the consumer grade/sized drones. The second requires a part 107 drone license. Both require a line of site from the pilot to the drone at all times. Now the funny part is a drone can be in both categories depending on what it is being used for and who is flying it. This depends on if you are flying it for compensation, what airspace it is in, among other things. So you both are right and both are wrong. Although a plane or drone can't trespass,
    3 points
  17. Read what he said, he extended it in photoshop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  18. @spooky21 Maybe if the park would come out and state exactly why the cams have been down for so long, we wouldnt be asking questions and stating "incorrect information".
    3 points
  19. I don't know what the issue really is but I do work in IT for large corporations. If some type of upgrade caused an outage, then you work to get the most critical systems online first. I am sure the webcams are closer to the bottom of that list. It also could have been an outage that prompted them to attempt a long standing upgrade and has not gone as planned or hoped. They could have been spending most of their week trying to get systems back online for more critical business systems. Or they did start a planned upgrade that had issues but then another more critical system had an outage
    3 points
  20. While I'd assume they don't work on weekends (and this weather isn't helping) it's possible that they will this weekend because of the crane rental. Just a guess. I admittingly have no idea what I'm talking about.
    3 points
  21. I stand corrected on the whole park not actually saying what it is issue. I'm going by the call @IndyGuy4KI made to the park, but to me, that was good enough and is still the park going out of their way. The other reason that's good enough for me is because I imagine Brad introduced himself as an admin here thus they knew in that context it would be spread as a kind of official statement. They didn't have to give him an explanation and it obviously isn't important enough to them given what they are working on currently, nor should it be IMO. They're still documenting Orion going up withou
    3 points
  22. I don't think Six is concerned with, "We attempted to install the Sympatic Protocal but the IP conflict caused a 353 error" as much as he's concerned with us being told that it was for Winterfest but the truth is they didn't want people watching the construction. Again, after seeing what I saw last night I do not believe that it is the case.
    3 points
  23. You missed my last post. Do you know how to read? Super funny. You guys come to a rant thread to complain about the rant in the said rant thread... LoL
    3 points
  24. Wrong. I've been going to Kings Island for 47 years and live two and a half hours away. I've have made it a point to come up more this summer and fall and watch something truly awesome be created at the park that I never had the opportunity to do before thanks to technology. I made a point to come to the announcement. Each time I've come I've lugged my camera in to get shots of the construction. I went by CSF to get pics there. I'm coming tomorrow to give my respects to Vortex and take pics. When the most anticipated part of the project begins, it goes dark. When you are told officially by the
    3 points
  25. As far as I'm concerned nothing has been said. There is no official word from KI whatsoever. No blog, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook post about the camera issue, even though people are commenting about it on the park's social media platforms and asking what's the deal. It has been brought up on other forums from around the country and many on these are blown away as well. Some think it's nothing, others are upset. Just because you don't feel like we're electricians and don't know, or whatever else excuse gets thrown out there unofficially, doesn't mean we can't be upset. There's my $0.02.
    3 points
  26. Forums are pretty much just chat rooms though no? Each thread is a chat room dedicated towards something specific?
    3 points
  27. Just take these, flash them in your mind REALLY quick. Bam! You have your video!
    3 points
  28. First Firehawk, then Vortex, now the webcams, what's next? The Fountain? Oh wait.
    3 points
  29. We are fine with everyone having an opinion and being passionate about your thoughts. What we don't want is people arguing back and fourth and going to far. Be respectful of each other. It is okay to have different opinions, and don't forget that we are all here to enjoy our hobby.
    3 points
  30. Sorry for the double post, but I got on racer today and here's a site update. There is now about 5 pieces of drop track by the backbone, about 9 pieces of track at the far right of the site, and I saw a some supports about to be assembled. Probably the second big first hill support.
    2 points
  31. Alright. I'll edit my comment to reflect that and you should change your comment so it isnt assumed. You clearly dont know the laws. @PilotDudecan explain the laws better than I can, but yeah. Any UAV above any property is considered trespassing. So, I am taking this webcam thing too seriously, but you commenting on it as well isnt? Hypocritical indeed.
    2 points
  32. Ah! I didn't say the FAA rules. I said Kings Island rules. So, yes, you dont follow their policy of no drones. Now, if I was a homeowner there, I would be happy to shoot your little drone out of the sky, as that is technically trespassing. You are silly. Btw, thought you werent going to keep arguing?
    2 points
  33. He claims he doesnt fly his drone directly over the park, so I'm removing my original comment. Well, that's contrary to what you have stated before. Uhh. That's the point of this thread... See? That is a valid point. You get a cookie! If you didnt "really care", you wouldnt still be here arguing... Walmart has public cameras? You must be one of them Walmart enthusiasts I've heard of, to know if they have public cameras. I mean, they have explained why they removed SoB(no brainer),Firehawk(end of service life) and Vortex(end of service life).So
    2 points
  34. I rode the new Zamperla Endeavor at Kentucky Kingdom. It is everything good about the Enterprise, but better. Better view (less nausea and more enjoyable) and legs dangle. I definitely would approve of one being installed at KI.
    2 points
  35. So if you didn't realize, there is only one more full straight piece of lift track before we crest. Ive edited the extra lift piece and drew an approximate drop so we can better visualize. Enjoy! (The drop curve is obviously not accurate :p)
    2 points
  36. I really don't think we need to fall into the trap of "They don't owe you an explanation… etc" conversation. Again, it's a business not a charity. They do what they do for a reason, and it ain't just to be nice. However, in the interest of fairness I do believe their statement about it being turned off because upgrades involving WF. I don't think they cut power to the tower or anything like that. I think they are trying to fix the network issues they've had all year and the web cams are incredibly low on their priority list since they need to not only be ready for WF but also operate this
    2 points
  37. They don't owe you an explanation.
    2 points
  38. (Sorry to double post) This issue you described far predates the network upgrade. I know 3 people with two drink plans for no reason. Or the season starts and the meal plan doesn't work... etc. Some of it has to do with Micros being tied into Gate Central. It's all very complicated. All I know is that it's fixable, although sometimes it's the click of a button and other times it involves getting an all new pass and even having your picture taken again.
    2 points
  39. I ran into an issue last time they "upgraded their system" which was around the time the 2020 Gold Passes went on sale. I'd had 2 paper cup drink plans on my pass the entire season. When they did the upgrade they "turned off" my second drink plan. It was laughable. No one knew what was going on. They made claims that I never should have been able to have two drink plans on my pass. The gold tag had to call and it took their IT team in Sandusky the better part of 3 full days to figure out what they broke. Then they said it was "working as intended". Based o
    2 points
  40. People coming into threads, calling out other members, and whining about how the forum used to be better is not only making things worse, but also doing the very thing you're complaining about. The more we talk about how fun things used to be, the less fun we'll have now.
    2 points
  41. Yeah, 40 degrees less than a perfect 90 degrees.
    2 points
  42. Foggy and dusk but a huge difference from when we were here sun. Source my phone camera
    2 points
  43. I’m going to guess tonight’s large crowds are due to tomorrow’s impending rain. Oh, and Orion looks fantastic!
    2 points
  44. This thing is a lot larger than what I was expecting.
    2 points
  45. WLWT just reported that Vortex will be torn down at the end of the season...so are they first, fast, and accurate or just simply misunderstanding what was being told (cross threading...)....time will tell....
    2 points
  46. I NEED FRONT ENTRANCE PHOTOS AAAAAAAAAA
    2 points
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