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  1. So I hate to hit you guys with a serious comment but I feel like I have to post this. I have already said that I had covid and that it was pretty miserable, but that was the beginning of the sickness and it’s already gone through my whole family, so here goes. I got it first, I immediately started with a 104 degree fever. Highest fever I’ve had in my life, followed by a sore throat that even made it hard to swallow water. Because of this I didn’t eat much and lost a lot of weight. After I was done with the virus, I stayed home for another week not only because my family still had it, but because the virus basically drained me and I was exhausted. My sisters all got it and they had moderate symptoms and did pretty well. My parents however had the same symptoms as me and are still currently dealing with covid pneumonia. This story leads me to say that if you haven’t had covid yet, I would wear a mask for the sake of the unknown. Me and my parents happened to get severe cases and it still kind of affects us to this day, almost a month through it. If you know of anyone with the sickness, try and help them out as much as possible, just like my family and friends did who I am beyond thankful for. So again, if you haven’t had covid yet, I would advise wear the mask, and if anyone you know has it help them out as much as you can. I know I was very ignorant with it at first and after actually getting covid, I am pleading that you take this advice because it might end up severe like what my family had to deal with. Whew, all done. Thanks for reading this!
    11 points
  2. I just wish they would plant trees to replace ones they remove for construction though in areas they can go back into. Think they did a good job with removal for Mystic Timbers, but look at Diamondback. It was completely cleared and it has been left flat and empty since. It opened 12 years ago now. That area could have been pretty well reforested by now aside for space for tracks and and necessary roads for it. Think it would look a lot nicer and be more fun to dip in and out of the trees, plus make it feel faster with you zipping past trees closer by.
    10 points
  3. I just rode Copperhead Strike. Very fun ride. Definitely wouldn't mind something like that coming to KI replacing Vortex.
    9 points
  4. The issue with “had COVID don’t need the vaccine” is yes most research points to that in the short term (less than about 200 days) you are good. After that the vaccine shows longer ability to remain in the body to fight off future exposures. Hence the reason we are looking at boosters as the virus mutates we may need more boosters etc. The issue with 50% of the pop not taking the vaccine they are exposing those that can’t take it, are vulnerable, or the ones the vaccine doesn’t work for. So then they’re decision to not vaccinate exposed others who might not be able to (unless they mask but they usually don’t) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    9 points
  5. In your world. If you knew the ethical, moral and legal obligations of a caregiver to a patient, you would understand why the nurse should have never posted anything about the incident. I won't engage with you further because, based on previous posts you have made, you seem to think that you are always correct.
    9 points
  6. They put them on MT's track?
    8 points
  7. Most people do what they need to do and disappear without calling attention to their good act. She has not and went to social media to talk about how great she is. The fact that she was a nurse and has gone to about every social media outlet to brag about what she did and posted details of the extent of the injuries crossed the line, as many medical professionals believe: https://www.midlevel.wtf/obnoxious-fnp-tells-ems-that-she-has-a-medical-degree-in-emergency-medicine-interferes-with-scene/?fbclid=IwAR2oYJHeXlXliSkWeyWMaBVMtVu3uwsH79ETxKwHFtM5jolWK1VaUAEw2ZE
    8 points
  8. We wear seatbelts in cars not because it will guarantee an accident will not be fatal, we wear them because the percentages move drastically in our favor that an accident will not result in a fatality. No vaccine is 100% effective and every vaccine effects people in different ways. My infant kids did get sick (liquid from places you don't want liquid to come from, crankiness, sniffles, temperature etc.) after their MMR shots. The amount of misinformation on both the virus & vaccination is simply amazing. Get the vaccine folks! -Brown- whose vaccinated family: works in hospitals, grocery stores and live in Florida & have been lucky enough to not be negatively impacted by covid.
    8 points
  9. Last I checked, 3 people in 187 MILLION people in the US have died from taking the vaccine. There IS no risk. People spouting this right wing/anti-science propaganda are helping perpetuate the virus. This is now a pandemic of the non-vaccinated. Almost everybody hospitalized/dying right now are the non-vaccinated. Their final death bed regret being that they trusted anti-science propaganda sources. Scientists have been studying these coronaviruses for decades. This was not an overnight vaccine. Selfishness and misinformation is killing Americans left and right and we still have selfish "my freedom" people shouting from the rooftops. There is a reason why America has been the Covid hotspot of the world despite being the most medically advanced country in the world. The virus has been politicized. Sad and scary at the same time.
    8 points
  10. I think they repaired/replaced a water main? Last time I was there, water was sleeping up from the pavers in that area.
    7 points
  11. I mean yeah if you have the resources to run double and triple blind studies against control groups then yeah do your own research. Heck I applaud you if you’re doing your own research. Other than that, then I’ll trust the scientists doing peer reviewed studies around the globe. And yes we made need a third booster. Doesn’t mean the science is bad. It means science is changing. What does this all mean for parks? Who knows. But if a park says mask up or don’t go… that’s up to you to decide. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  12. Ideally, a helicopter takes a trauma to the closest level one trauma center for direct assessment and treatment. In an amusement park, especially CP, this likely is not practical with the tall rides being obstacles, crowd control etc. It is routine for trauma victims to be taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation/treatment and stabalization and then life flighted to the nearest level one trauma center. It has nothing to do with being close to home, preference of family or patient etc. So requesting a helicopter while en route to the first hospital is quite logical. There is a bit of logistical movement with availability of the chopper and staff on board. Shame on this person who posted an incident report on the internet. SHAME SHAME SHAME. When s/he began to treat the patient, s/he began a sacred relationship. To violate the patient's privacy by posting online is reprehensible. S/he may not have been in a hospital, clinic, school or whatever employ s/he has, but patient privacy is still in force outside the workplace. I hope the nursing license is investigated and suspended and s/he is held to the highest standard of the law. @Kenban thank you for the facts. I am not disagreeing with your post, but quoted you because of the shock I experienced reading about the nurse posting this online.
    7 points
  13. 6 points
  14. Orion finishing fifth is really disappointing. You shouldn’t have a $30 million investment and it’s only the fifth best installment. Who knows if it what have you even cracked the top five if the Busch Gardens parks had opened their new coasters.
    6 points
  15. IMO-Any new coaster that DOESN'T feature terrain and the forest is a huge missed opportunity. I know it's more difficult and costly, but hills and trees are a feature of this entire region and especially KI...a reason why The Bat is still great.
    6 points
  16. New for Fall 2021 Watching Paint Dry: The Ride
    6 points
  17. I'd rather The Beast remain secluded. Orion's turn around and Vortex's demolition have partially compromised this so I'd rather nothing else be added into the woods.
    6 points
  18. I remember riding it. I only knew what it was because it was coming off of the incident. I think it was my first time going upside down on a ride. Once I figured out that I liked it, I talked my sister into riding with me. She would only ride if I promised not to make it go upside down. I took it as high as it would go and flipped it upside down. I jiggled the joystick back and forth so it would stay upside down and not just complete the barrel roll like it was intended to do. My sister screamed her head off. I’m such a jerk.
    6 points
  19. I was excited earlier this summer when my daughter enjoyed Beast in 8+ years and said: "Dad, Beast is great. There is nothing else like it!" -Brown- proud father of an enthusiast daughter.
    6 points
  20. For all those saying they were waiting for FDA approval of the vaccine before getting the shot, the time has come....but I am sure most will now come up with another excuse... https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/08/23/pfizer-covid-vaccine-fda-full-approval/5543473001/
    6 points
  21. My 3 kids have no issues wearing them. It is all how you present it as well. If you make it no big deal, it won't be a big deal to them either.Throw a fit about it like a baby so will they.
    6 points
  22. Stunt coaster is a great family ride, and the type of coaster that KI needs more of. I've mentioned several times that KI needs a nice intermediate coaster, something like fire chaser express that could accomadate the 44" height crowd and still appeal to the 48" and up crowd and especially the 30+ crowd that is taking their 44" height children to the park. While stunt coaster is a 48" requirement, it fits a lot of the same gaps that fire chase express does. fire chaser express is an awesome ride by the way. BUT (there is always a but), I agree that it is an eyesore. Personally, I'd change the name to Cincy Stunt coaster, then theme the billboards and attractions to cincy are places and themes. Perhaps one for mason, something in Northern Kentucky and Indiana, one of the billboards for LaRosa's or skyline, etc.... Perhaps not worth the costs, but make it more unique to the area, perhaps exchange out some of the cargo containers for replicas of area attractions.
    6 points
  23. I hope it stays for a long time. It's a great beginner roller coaster for kids in the family.
    6 points
  24. I like Orion for the speed and I like Diamondback for the floater so I can't say I like one over the other.
    5 points
  25. You never said it had to be the FIRST lift hill. Honorable Mentions: The Beast's 1st Lift Hill- Epic view of the woods, and first drop. Steel Vengeance- For reasons IndyGuy said, plus the loud anti rollbacks sounding fearsome. Magnum XL-200- Amazing views of Lake Erie and the waterpark. At night it seems you are going into a giant void! Millennium Force- Great views of the other side of the lake. Vortex (RIP)- Great views of Beast to the left, plus the park to the right, and a lotta twisty inversions below. Underrated AF Lift Hill: The Bat ('93) @ Kings Island- basically gives the opposite view of the park versus Beast's 2nd lift
    5 points
  26. @ThrillKingsFitzy I admire your attempt to try and help people…but, speaking from personal experience it seems like a non-believer has to get Covid themselves (or a family member) before they take it seriously. At work I have told my fellow employees just how bad some of my family members are who have had it…they usually counter with they know someone who has had it and it was no big deal. It’s frustrating…but like I said, I admire your attempt and I am sorry you had it go through it.
    5 points
  27. I'll add my $.02 I rode both Flight Commander, and Sky Pilot (at Kings Dominion) several times each. The ride - as others have said - was "meh." It really wasn't that thrilling, but it was unique for its time. The barrel rolls were its novelty, and they were slooooowww. When KI (and KD) removed it, I didnt see it as a big loss. In its later years, the ride was typically a walk-on.
    5 points
  28. I mean, this one was a given. @King Ding Dong is still a passholder.
    5 points
  29. No, but since it isn’t, we can get pics like this…
    5 points
  30. How about we instead get a ground up RMC and leave The Beast a wood coaster?
    5 points
  31. Or it now makes it a HIPAA violation as it now allows that report to be tied to a particular person, but you have adamantly posted that you clearly disagree with that opinion, which is shared by many medical professionals here and elsewhere that have commented on her report...I guess time will tell if she loses her license. And if she does, we know you will not agree with it... Remember, with a professional license, one can violate a condition of that license and lose said license, even if the violation isn't a HIPAA violation. From the Ohio Board of Nursing: Merely removing someone’s name (or face, in the instance of images) from a communication does not necessarily protect that person’s identity. Under federal law (HIPAA), protected “individually identifiable information” includes health information that identifies the individual or can reasonably be used to identify the individual, in any form (oral, written, or otherwise) that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health of an individual. "A nurse licensed in Ohio who is determined by the OBN to have failed to comply with any of these rules based on the improper use of social media, texting, emailing, or any other form of communication is subject to disciplinary action by the OBN. The use of social media carries with it much responsibility. Please be aware of your responsibilities and professional obligations and how its use may impact you.” In addition to it being a condition of the license, it is in the Ohio Administrative Code - Rule 4723-4-06 | Standards of nursing practice promoting patient safety: (Q) For purposes of paragraphs (I), (J), (K), (L), and (M) of this rule, a nurse shall not use social media, texting, emailing, or other forms of communication with, or about a patient, for non-health care purposes or for purposes other than fulfilling the nurse's assigned job responsibilities. Given the national headlines this accident made, I think most will agree that her report can be reasonably used to identify the individual and tie it back to her now that her name is made public...in addition to being a violation of the social media policy for a nursing license. But let's move forward and let the Licensing Board debate and act on this one.
    5 points
  32. After enjoying Maverick, Mille, and TTD a few weeks back with my kids--complete with frustrating shut-downs, etc. I've realized that Intamins are like those unstable flakey girlfriends who you can never totally trust, but when everything lines up she reminds you why she's worth it.
    5 points
  33. The lady in the white shirt is the one who violated the patient's privacy by posting the incident report online. It has been taken down and her Facebook feed scrubbed, When EMS arrives, the person helping the victim steps aside. She did not want to do this. This is the same person who is a nurse practicioner at a family business that does esthitician care. I am told she put up a Facebook video going into graphic detail and stating she was covered in blood--which obviously is not the case because her white t-shirt certainly does not show it. With these theatrics, I can see why she was not wanted at the scene.
    5 points
  34. There is an understood risk when operating a car. There should never be an understood risk when it comes to any amusement ride.
    5 points
  35. If the nurse posting it is true, it probably had more to do with the desire to seem important and a hero and break the story... There are other ways the nurse could have had ensured her report wasn't lost and still be ethical. An investigation is going to be done by many parties and she could provide a copy to each one of those agencies that should have access to that to begin with. Let them be the ones that say "hey we got this report from a guest and it is filled out on your paper so you had it in your possession at one time, yet you didn't provide this to us, why is that?" Then the investigation could start on if they were trying to hide facts to minimize exposure. But to post it on social media, one is usually looking for attention and that is a shame to disregard any oath or ethical requirements as part of that job, even if off duty.
    5 points
  36. Anything, regardless of how often it is inspected or maintained, can still have a failure. Even a perfectly maintained vehicle or airplane or HVAC unit can and does break-down. Or a roller coaster for that matter. Orion goes down several times a day. Doesn't mean it isn't being maintained.
    5 points
  37. This is a new option in the French Corner. It’s a “don’t call it a Pop Tart” hand tart. It was very good and I think the price was only about $2.50. It’s about 30% bigger than a typical Pop Tart.
    4 points
  38. I mean Planet Snoopy won Best Kids section for nearly 20 years. I believe they're focusing back on Planet Snoopy in the coming years. Orion is a completely different story. Read @KIghostguy's book and you'll understand. I don't understand the dated part. The park spent a ton of money renovating International Street, the Eiffel Tower is being repainted, they restored the glockenspiel at the Festhaus, brought back an antique car ride, I could go on. We did have a global wide pandemic that affected spending across the chain. The lack of shade part I can understand but the rest seems a bit exaggerated considering everything we've gotten under Cedar Fair.
    4 points
  39. Grilled short ribs are on Chef’s Plate today.
    4 points
  40. Power washing the tower is continuing, and it looks like site preparations for paint work have begun.
    4 points
  41. Fun Fact, there is a 2nd floor above the Spanish Building (Sweet Spot) This location was used for offices during the 90s, hasn't been since. The only way to access the upstairs is via ladder once they removed the midway facing steps.
    4 points
  42. Someone in the Kings Island History Facebook group found an album with some Eiffel Tower construction photos in it. All the pictures appear to be 1971 and show the ride's progression as it was built. Definitely some of the cooler history photos I've seen. Full post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KingsIslandHistory/posts/817892445560103/
    4 points
  43. Underground water flume attraction confirmed.
    4 points
  44. I disagree, respectfully. First off, the parks have been crowded this year. People are getting out to do things after everything being shuttered, and/ or masks required last year kept people from doing a lot of the things they would normally do over summertime. Personally, I also think that the parks do what they can to protect people, but beyond that, the responsibility is on each person. The park hasn't said no masks allowed, they said no masks required. The park said to socially distance in lines, the park said wear a mask indoors if you're not vaccinated. What else can they really do? Taking no responsibility would be letting it be a free for all, telling people they aren't allowed to wear a mask, and not posting masks required for anyone indoors non vaccinated. I'm not anti mask, I'm not anti vaccine... I am however pro personal responsibility. If you're in a place where yourself, or someone you live with are at grave danger of perishing from the virus, you need to take some responsibility for yourself. While spending a day at the park is fun, and a great release, it's not a life necessity. The grocery store holds life's necessities, and a lot of them here in Indy have started requiring masks again, for this very reason. They provide a necessary service, and thusly, they are taking responsibility for making their staff and patrons safe. The corner pub, Applebees, McDonalds... those aren't life necessities. If you're in a position where it's not smart for you to be in public, don't go to them. Take care of your friends or family that are compromised.
    4 points
  45. I'm certainly getting too argumentative but this is something rather important. Millions of people have died and there is no real end in sight when there *could be*
    4 points
  46. Emergency situations require serious measures that people won't like. The US fought multiple wars by literally enslaving young men and forcing them to fight. I think we can all handle the consequences of masks and moderately-tested vaccines. That's not to say I support full-blown, government-enforced mandates. If you want to stay on your own property without a mask or vaccine, feel free to do so. But when you're out and about with neither of those things, you are contributing to a problem. Businesses and government agencies should be able to set rules to protect their workers and patrons.
    4 points
  47. At the heart of the issue is who wrote the report. If she were a stay-home mommy that had no medical background or license and wrote what she saw, even if written verbatim to what was posted, while one may question the human decency factor or morality or something, there really isn't an issue that would impact this stay-home mommy. Doesn't make it right to post it, but not a violation of someone's license. Once she made it known she was a nurse, and signed the form with her nurse credentials, this form then changed meaning and posting it has ramifications. Even if she was off-duty, the oath, pledge, code of ethics, whatever it is called in the medical profession was broken once she made that known. That oath doesn't stop once quitting time occurs and they live with that oath and responsibility 24/7. What is even worse is, if it is true, that some said she was pronouncing herself as an ER doctor before anyone arrived. If she didn't put her credentials down on that report, she could make an argument to the licensing review board that she made that statement as a private citizen and not as a nurse. I don't think the licensing board would accept that excuse, but it would have been her only defense. The fact that she has been removing all her posts indicates she realizes she is in trouble. But too many people have screenshots of it. And yes that leaked bodycam footage is just as bad and probably violated some oath, code of ethics, or something within that profession and that will probably be investigated as well. I do not know that software, but one has to wonder if the officer's name at the bottom left was who was reviewing it and leaked it or allowed someone to watch it and record it. EDIT: If the bodycam footage was obtained lawfully and legally under a public records request as some claim (haven't seen a report confirming that), then it is "acceptable" to be out in the public domain.
    4 points
  48. Waiting on FDA approval is just another excuse to not get the vaccine because many items over the years have got FDA approval and years later were either retracted or given a black box label after it got out to the masses and in numbers larger than the clinical trials and they got to see the effects... So most people that claim they are waiting on FDA approval, once obtained, will then pull the "well normally it takes years to gain approval so I am going to wait and see the long term effects" excuse or cite that in 1992, Congress passed the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), which allows the FDA to collect fees from companies to expedite the drug-approval process, so how do we know if it is safe or driven by money.... Using that analogy, that is like saying it is safe to smoke since the "FDA regulates the manufacture, import, packaging, labeling, advertising, promotion, sale, and distribution of cigarettes, including components, parts, and accessories"? But don't worry, the FDA also says "If you have experienced an unexpected health or safety issue with a specific tobacco product, you can report your adverse experience to FDA. Knowledge about adverse experiences can help FDA identify health or safety issues." One takes the vaccine because they trust the science and overall historical success of vaccines, or they don't and give excuse after excuse why they are not going to get it...
    4 points
  49. No one is saying the vaccine works 100%. We knew from the beginning that it does not. We also know that its not as effective against the delta variant. This is freely admitted. No one is saying masks work 100% either. But both are effective enough that they will and have saved lives. Herd immunity is achieved at the point where the people who are unvaccinated and the people for whom the vaccine will fail are so few that the vaccine has trouble getting from one person to another and eventually dies. The states and counties with big surges have larger numbers of unvaccinated people. We also know that the vast majority of new cases are among the unvaccinated. Yes, breakthrough cases happen and no one is hiding that but they represent a small percentage of cases and an even smaller number of hospitalizations and death. For a vaccine that was made so quickly, its astoundingly effective. This comes from real sources of data and not from that site your buddy linked on Facebook or your favorite political pundit. Here's a typical interaction I have with family members: "This scientist on facebook says you don't need the vaccine!" "Yeah, well here's thousands of scientists who say that guys a quack" "I don't trusts scientists!"
    4 points
  50. I'm gonna offer some perspective that's not meant to justify or condemn what the nurse did. My first instinct is that they publicized the report because they see amusement parks as inherently unsafe and in need of accountability. I see that as the product of the cultural bias of amusement parks as being places where people are commonly hurt or killed, which itself is the product of the kinds of GP stories we frequently laugh about here, e.g., "The Bat swung too far and hit a support and killed the riders." The lack of evidence in those situations when Googled can build an idea that parks are in the cover-up business. They aren't, by the way, to anyone who might be reading this and thinking that's an accurate assumption. At any rate, the only way I see TTD leaving is if: 1. The Department of Agriculture refuses to certify it, 2. Cedar Point does not feel confident in their ability to keep it running safely, or 3. Cedar Point thinks it's going to hurt their brand to keep it open and decides to replace it with something equally or more noteworthy. CP has built itself a brand of being "the best amusement park in the world with the big coasters." I don't see them easily letting go of one of two major coasters that helped them build that brand, nor do I see them letting go of that brand entirely.
    4 points
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