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  1. Was able to capture the photo below of the suspect trying to flee in an unmarked car.
    20 points
  2. well its been about 18 days since I was denied a ride on Orion, and I managed to lose 15 pounds and got my first ride today, and it was absolutely incredible, very fast and intense, the floater airtime is incredible and the drop is easily the best part of the ride. It was worth every sacrifice I had to make to ride it. Then immediately after we were ushered into the concession stand as the park went on lockdown...
    11 points
  3. It's not just science that the "let everyone get it" crowd doesn't understand. It's basic math. Right now, the US has 3.8M confirmed cases, and 143k confirmed deaths. The herd immunity people will say that there are likely a lot more cases that haven't been caught, and they also seem to question how many deaths were actually due to Covid-19. So let's be charitable and assume 10M cases and 100k deaths. In order to reach herd immunity, the consensus says you need around 60% of people to have antibodies, either from getting the virus or receiving a vaccine. Let's assume that having had
    7 points
  4. Area 72 reaching for the sky next to the original '72
    6 points
  5. He heard he didn't need a reservation to enter
    6 points
  6. Good. Stay home. You can use the extra time to research covid-19 since you appear to know absolutely nothing about it whatsoever.
    6 points
  7. People seem to forget it’s not black and white, live or die. The In-between also suffer. A lot of people who “survived” COVID-19 are now dealing with life long health issues and disabilities. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  8. Wouldn't that be like telling the police to not ticket speeders? I mean the speed limit is posted and people start to drive knowing what the speed limit is...and yet people still disobey posted signage and other traffic laws... In an ideal world, yes this shouldn't have to happen, but we do not live in an ideal world...so society needs enforcement of policies and laws... If KI sets forth policies, they then need to enforce those policies. Ohio is proving that we cannot count on Ohioans to do the right thing: https://www.fox19.com/2020/07/20/study-shows-ohio-is-among-most-irrespons
    5 points
  9. I think you all (the people who don’t think it’s a big deal) are missing the point either purposely or on accident. 1: It has a higher death rate than the flu 2: it’s a vascular swelling disease. Which means that if you don’t die then you have a higher risk of organ failures and strokes. So it’s not just the death rate but also the “we don’t want people to have life long illness because of this” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    5 points
  10. A perfect example of why we're last in fighting this "imaginary" foe. Ask Sweden how well "herd immunity" is working out.... I'm waiting.
    5 points
  11. August calendar is now up and no reservations needed anymore. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/explore/calendar-and-hours
    4 points
  12. That's not even remotely true.
    4 points
  13. 3 points
  14. But the whole point of wearing masks is for the win... against this virus.
    3 points
  15. My hope is yes. But unfortunately, the park’s merchandise director has not been very responsive.
    2 points
  16. I’ve always wanted to see a funhouse inside the KillMart building.
    2 points
  17. Daily deaths are not facts? You posted an opinion piece. I posted daily deaths due to Covid. One seems more factual. I made no comment on herd immunity or anything else.
    2 points
  18. I had to spend about 30 minutes inside a concession stand, it was fun, people were passing out drinks and singing "Country Roads"
    2 points
  19. 2 points
  20. They just said no reservations, they didn't say capacity limits.
    2 points
  21. I think Vortex's land will alter Rivertown in a way when they eventually decide to touch that land again.
    2 points
  22. I have seen very good compliance with masks and distancing so far. In ride lines on Friday, I saw several people reminded either by an associate to keep their face fully covered and/or to stay on the social distancing markers. I wasn't there today, but 30% of people not wearing masks isn't at all consistent with what I've seen at Kings Island this year.
    2 points
  23. I’ve heard back from the publisher that the book will be a September release.
    2 points
  24. FTL, you mean. For you but more importantly for others. Not that you care.
    1 point
  25. It's not masks. It's the fact that there's a pandemic.
    1 point
  26. I was wondering about this. Will it be sold in the park?
    1 point
  27. October 2021, right..?? A vaccine by this October, <2.5 months away, widely available? That's quite a stretch. Having one ready in limited quantities by October 2020 is enough of a stretch.
    1 point
  28. And people wonder why Ohio is surging... https://www.fox19.com/2020/07/20/party-coney-island-shut-down-due-large-crowd-lack-social-distancing/
    1 point
  29. Yup. We don't really know what it's like to recover from this virus yet - many will surely have lasting health issues for some time, but not all. Any statistics given for "recoveries" don't seem to take this into account. Michigan further seems to think that "recovery" means "not dying within 30 days of initial symptoms". I have no idea how that works, when there are patients hospitalized longer than 30 days. You could be near death in a hospital on a ventilator and Pure Michigan would consider you a recovery.. until you do pass, then, they'll say "oops" and remove you from the recovery
    1 point
  30. Got on it for the first time last Friday. In my opinion, Orion is nothing special. The first drop is awesome, pretty much the same as every other first drop on a giga. The high banked hill is interesting, but not much force to speak of. Not very much air time either. The trim breaks on the last big air time hill pretty much kills any air time you could have gotten for the rest of the ride. I was left very unimpressed. Vs the other giga coasters I've been on ( Millennium, Fury, Leviathan, & I305) Orion is definitely at the bottom with I305. Doesn't really compare to the others. Sent from m
    1 point
  31. I realize It is not going to be perfect in getting people to comply. I don't feel the park should have to tell people to wear the mask and or to wear it properly. If you did not want to wear the mask, you should not have entered the property. From when I have been at the park, I think they are doing a great job with this situation.
    1 point
  32. I did not work at the park in 2003, but I worked in Rides in 2004 and 2005 and worked a lot of Fear Fest shifts. I worked in Park Services in 2009-2011. I also worked a lot of Halloween Haunt shifts. Funny to see how much I've grown (or not) since 2002, thanks for bringing back this blast from the past.
    1 point
  33. I was there today, from open till about 2 and it wasnt to crowded and nearly everyone I saw had masks on properly. People were also respectful of social distancing in lines...I rode Orion, Diamondback, Racer, Beast, and Banshee with no issues. This was the second time I've visited. The first was July 9th and then Security was making sure folks masks on properly. Today, I only saw, maybe 6 or so with mask down.....it was hot and I'm thinking they just needed a brief break. I would go back, saw the coasters being wiped down and had no problems. Hope this helps!
    1 point
  34. The biggest flaw of Cedar Fair is they don’t like shade. Constant tree removal and unshaded queues. That poor policy is costing the money now. With the lack of shade and hi temps, wearing a face mask is miserable. The facemask itself isn’t the reason that I have avoided Kings Island so far this year, it’s the lack of shade.
    1 point
  35. Hi folks! If you don't know me, I was a loooonnnggtime poster here back in the day (miss you, Terpy). I've stopped by here and there over the last few years but largely I've been out and about exploring parks far and wide! You may have seen some of my one-off articles on the history of Tomb Raider: The Ride, Son of Beast, Geauga Lake, Disaster Transport, or a few other Cedar Fair favorites. I wanted to swing by to let you know that I started an online collection of all my theme park writing in one place - PARK LORE! These are the in-depth, fully-researched, detail-packed stories of
    1 point
  36. Ehhhh... let’s be frank here. Outside of those gates he’s not much bigger of a “star” than he was 5 years ago. He was a contestant on The Voice. Not like he’s in the rock n roll hall of fame. The world has moved on from his 15 minutes of fame. Not that he’s untalented - he clearly is. He just doesn’t have the star power that they are trying to create. Not yet at least. You do have to admit that having some random performer, throwing together a 3 piece band, and added prominence of attaching the name “The Voice” to the show is actually a pretty brilliant strategy.
    1 point
  37. Last year I had a terrible cough that wouldn't go away for 4 or 5 months. It was awful and that was without flu-like symptoms, such as fever. Anybody who "doesn't care" about getting a respiratory disease has to be eating paint chips.
    1 point
  38. First post on the forums?
    1 point
  39. I'm ready to volunteer to get on top of the awning over the Diamondback storage bay, as well as The Beast's final brake run, to sweep off all those hair/wrist bands. I mean, what the heck is that about? Why is it a thing? And why on earth have they been there for years and years? Its like the "gum trees" that used to be in lines. There's no purpose and its unpleasant to look at. At least with the low crowds this season, it will take the GP longer to come up with some way of ruining something in the Orion Queue.
    1 point
  40. I made a solo trip to the park today. (The rest of my family didn’t feel safe attempting it.) My opinion...because I know everyone cares. I give the park credit, I think they have done ABOUT all that is possible to make the park reasonably safe...but in the end, you just can’t fix stupid...or arrogance. (It will be a job to enforce all of the rules if the park REALLY gets busy.) Here are 2 examples I saw today...I think the second one falls into the stupidity category...I’m not sure about the first one... Example A: I was next in line to enter the tent to have my temperature take
    1 point
  41. Greatest post in the history of this site.
    1 point
  42. Ridership does not equal popularity. See Vortex. An RMC would never be popular looking at ridership.
    1 point
  43. Point is if you polled GP coming in the gates @ CP which coaster is bringing them there, the b&m's would be way down the list. Lets please not get into a manufacturer debate.
    1 point
  44. I hope you have licenses for any photos you plan on using since you are selling this book. I would hate for you to get sued. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
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