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  1. I saw guests on Saturday carrying around paper maps! I was overjoyed. They said they got them over by the height checking station near the front gate.
    5 points
  2. What a refreshing statement. Couldn’t agree more.
    4 points
  3. Got my second covid-19 vaccine dose Saturday morning. Aside from a few side effects Sunday (very sore arm, low fever, headache, and a little nausea) I am fine now. Excited to be fully vaccinated.
    4 points
  4. One of the photos your are probably referring to was mine. I didn't post it as a social distancing observation. I posted it to discuss the 2021 season, as in the ride was officially running and we were in line. Now, it seems from your posts that you are not comfortable going to Kings Island at this point. Guess what? That is totally fine. No one is forcing anyone to go. Was the social distancing as good as it should have been? No. Did I feel uncomfortable at any point during the day? No. Here's why. I've gotten vaccinated. (I AM NOT STARTING A VACCINATION DEBATE. SIMPLY S
    4 points
  5. It makes a lot of money for the chain. They need to build coasters and stuff to draw crowds, but a lot of those “nice to have” upgrades like painted buildings, pavers, and renovations stem from the fact that the company has a lot more cash flow. FL is a big reason why.
    3 points
  6. Obviously it was very crowded Saturday, I was disappointed to see how some folks were treating the kids working at Juke Box. They were obviously overwhelmed and most seemed to be in training. I will say the one young lady that was attempting to get food out was taking the brunt of the abuse, and she just kept smiling, and doing her best. Yesterday was great - walked on most, and only waited a ride cycle for the ones we did have to wait for. After waiting 2.5 hrs for Orion Sat night, it was a strange feeling walking on the next day lol.
    3 points
  7. Our two year old got her first credit Saturday. She rode with her hands up.
    3 points
  8. That is great to hear! Now all Kings Island needs to do is put paper maps back by the entrance.
    2 points
  9. Someone like me who travels a long distance to visit a park I like fastlane. If I am driving 5+ hours to visit a park I wanna ride everything. I try to visit 5ish new parks a year and I want to get all the coaster credits. I recently visited Wild Adventures and they did not offer a fast pass and I missed 2 credits.
    2 points
  10. Most of today's bands/performers/musical acts are contracted through an outside "promoter." For instance, Live Nation is a concert/act promoter. Many promoters, have their own venues. That, or they have contracts/agreements with independent venues to bring their acts there. Those contracts can differ, depending on the facility and are often financially complex. Successful venues often use very current technology - not only the staging, lighting and technical needs of today's acts - but also event admissions technology such as mobile barcode scanners, live analytics data, and datab
    2 points
  11. Only problem I see is people waiting that long for Banshee lmao
    2 points
  12. I think it was a combination of factors that lead to the craziness yesterday. Understaffed in some locations, first day on the job for many, and the weather forecast for Sunday looked pitiful so anyone that wanted to go this weekend, showed up on Saturday. If the forecast for each day was similar, it would have spread out the crowds a bit more.
    2 points
  13. I don't see it leaving anytime soon but I would much rather see it's removal for new rides than for it to be upgraded and take up more park space. There is still plenty of area for them to add new stuff over the next years, but I feel like overall they are more likely to remove it than upgrade. There's just no need to remove it until they really need that space.
    2 points
  14. I'm not for removing Timberwolf. Once something is gone, its hard to bring back. I'd rather them fix it up and make it work vs demolishing it. We don't need a coaster on every vacant piece of land. Most music venues are downtown over 20 miles away so there's enough distance for it to work. Its not like Dave Matthews would stop playing at Riverbend to go to Timberwolf. KI could host their own music festival and bring in people who are looking for their big break.
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. I think it'll be at least another 3 years until we start to see any action there unless it's for a flat ride
    2 points
  17. No change on the land as of yesterday.
    2 points
  18. Covid is not lethal? Have you been living in a cave? I suppose you are one of those "Covid is no worse than the flu" people. There are tons of people that have serious side effects a YEAR after contacting this disease. The long term health effects will not be known for some time. Downplaying this virus is not helpful.
    2 points
  19. As we inch closer and closer to season pass holder preview on May 8th and 9th, and the start of the general season on May 15th, Kings Island is getting to be on everyone's mind. So many people are ready to get out of the house and enjoy yet another year of thrills, friends, and making memories at their favorite park, Kings Island. After an uncertain 2020 year with a shortened season, mask wearing, health screenings, and all that went into being safe at the park, we are starting to be able to get a little normalcy in 2021. Along with that is the return of Soak City, Shows, 10PM closes, fir
    1 point
  20. I always thought he’d do a hockey podcast or something next. This is way out of left field! I present to you Don Helbig Sporting Goods! https://www.donhelbigsportinggoods.com
    1 point
  21. Rode Sunday and it felt amazing! The bottoms of the hills where the train always kind of felt like it “crashed” were way more comfortable. Totally like a new ride! Now I wish I could have ridden it in ‘72 when it was ALL new!
    1 point
  22. I get every Friday and Saturday off and I am almost 2 hours away from King's Island and 3 hours from Cedar Point. I have all season all chain Fast Lane. Without it I would not be able to enjoy the park on the weekends and would likely not be going near as much as I do. That would mean a lot less spending on merchandise, beer, food not on the mealplan, lockers etc. Plus the money that goes to businesses outside the park like hotels. I certainly would not have visited Cedar Point twice last fall without it. Or on Sept Friday the 13th 2019 the first night of Haunt. On the other hand I went
    1 point
  23. There's two sides to this coin. Local guests, or guests on a limited budget: It's bad. Lines for the general public are much slower. Out of town guests: It's good. If I'm visiting a park that I may never get to visit again, I'm buying the Fast Lane. Especially if the park is going to be crowded. I didn't come all that way to miss out on some rides because I ran out of time. Ideally I believe it hinders the overall guest experience, but I see where they can have their place. I'd say keep them, but limit them much more than they are.
    1 point
  24. A pic that was floating around online
    1 point
  25. They do! Still included with the soup!
    1 point
  26. IMO wing coasters have become saturated in our region; we have four within 5 hours of our own park. The only way a wing coaster works, again IMO, is if its gimmicky. A compact wing with a ton of near miss elements, like you see with X-Flight at Six Flags Great America, is the only type of wing coaster I would ever want to see at KI.
    1 point
  27. My first meal was at the French Corner--KI Smoked Ham meal. I also got a berry crepe. As has been mentioned, the portion size is small, but that could be a good thing...yesterday it was not, but it gave me the impetus to try the crepe, which was HUGE and very tasty. My second meal was Coney BBQ. I got the sirloin which was very good. Kind of hard to trim off the fat with a paper plate, but that is the issue with getting table service quality food to go. I was going to get the smoked sausage, but it did not look like it was cooked well. I have been dissapointed with the pulled pork,
    1 point
  28. Land clearing? That is a stretch. More like removing trees that are at the end their service lives. They also did this around The Beast queue and the Adventure Express queue. The also "mauled" a few of the Autumn Blaze Maple trees on the midway in the Area Formerly known as Coney Mall.
    1 point
  29. I inquired about this and was told probably sometime in June. It was very popular and probably 1/2 the time my wife and I went on a Saturday was just to try it. No matter what it was, it was always top notch.
    1 point
  30. what would it matter with the indoor mazes? They had people shoulder to shoulder at inside food places and FoF's que today.
    1 point
  31. I was born in the late 90s so I grew up in the early 2000s Paramount Era. Which decade do you think was the best decade for the park? Personally I think the 2010s is the best era for the park because of the additions like Banshee, Mystic Timbers, and the return of old favorites like the gliders, Winterfest, Bat, and the Antique Autos
    1 point
  32. Couldn't agree more. The first half of the ride is butter smooth. Problem is it makes the last half seem rough. Not that it's rough, just not as smooth as the 1st half. Here's hoping the do the last half so it may be enjoyed for 50 more years!
    1 point
  33. Made another Intamin Blitz concept!
    1 point
  34. I would like to see completely different attractions here vs Cedar Point. No Dive, Wing ect. There seems to be enough companies and products out there to diversify their profiles. I know there will always be overlap (wood, invert ect) but this park could go with a Mach mega coaster with a launch, A new age Vekoma and have a kick a$$ ride without over lapping Cedar Point.
    1 point
  35. I also rode Blue Racer last night, in row 9 (a wheel seat!) and it was the smoothest ride I have ever had on it. There were still small bumps here and there as expected, but it is a night-and-day experience from my first ride in 2008 (which was the roughest). As the first big coaster I rode, I have a whole new appreciation for Racer and will definitely make sure to ride it more often!
    1 point
  36. A few years ago the then General Manager Greg Scheid at an event asked how we liked Thunderbird at Holiday World. I don't know if there was any significance to this but it makes me wonder if a wing-rider launch is planned for the old Vortex area. Seems like it would be a perfect spot. ( Note: I am usually wrong when I try to guess on amusement park plans.)
    1 point
  37. This is not true. Diamondback saw a "near record-breaking year," according to Dick Kinzel. Banshee saw a significant attendance increase and was the reason why Mystic Timbers came only three years later, according to Greg Scheid. Mystic Timbers resulted in the highest-attendance year since 1998, according to Mike Koontz. I know you're going off the TEA numbers, but those are totally wrong. Cedar Fair said that Knott's Berry Farm surpassed 6 million in attendance for 2018, but the TEA numbers for that year was 4 million.
    1 point
  38. I just hope that if they are getting rid of the park maps for good they do what Cedar Point does and have a poster sized souvenir map that you can buy
    1 point
  39. I am sure not printing 20 million maps for all the parks saves a pretty penny
    1 point
  40. I would be very surprised if we see park maps return. Respectively, I am one who does not want to carry anything in the park.
    1 point
  41. Made another concept! This time uses the combined plots of Vortex and Backlot Stunt Coaster (if the park were to remove it) Credit for photo: Kyle Kruthoffer https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0x88405801b48c9003%3A0x64f9f426e5e19765!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPT9-R0xB7cCJ62410rLZVnO3MfEEPlH6OQeWmX%3Dw213-h160-k-no!5sKings Island - Google Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipNKe4VaFAum79GwxSi9VBSqEPMivewX0T5u1g7A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi_3rHH9rXwAhUDPK0KHXXOBGUQoiowN3oECFkQAw
    1 point
  42. I really, really hope that we’re back to paper maps this year. I was at Dollywood in March and they were using paper maps, so it’s definitely safe to do.
    1 point
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  45. People have turned it into a political thing unfortunately.
    1 point
  46. Asking if you've been vaccinated is NOT I repeat NOT a violation of HIPAA. HIPAA only governs your clinician, a hospital or others that provide your health care. I can't believe the number of people that believe this. My wife is a nurse and has her masters in research. If a nurse or doctor tells you about a patient's health information without the patients consent, THAT is a violation of HIPAA. https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/who-has-a-right-to-ask-if-youre-vaccinated https://www.vox.com/recode/22363011/hipaa-not-hippa-explained-health-privacy
    1 point
  47. Excellent move, KI! If people are making more on unemployment than they are at a company, then there is something wrong with that company!
    1 point
  48. Look what I found in the queue for orion
    1 point
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