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  1. From my understanding, both new and returning employees have the same minimum wage of $15 with at least some positions having the opportunity to make even more if they work through certain points towards the end of the season. The “do not use” stickers have also been removed from the tables at Coney BBQ. I also noticed the Auntie Anne’s in Rivertown open for like the first time since daily operations have started. It looked like new employees were being trained there. It was also nice to see the Graeter’s on International Street open. It certainly looks like Kings Island is finding new
    9 points
  2. Nope, but isn’t that pre-COVID conditions??
    9 points
  3. Well lookie here, Don must've seen all the speculation and decided to play off on it lol
    8 points
  4. Very sad, I wish that their photo albums would be saved online (they won’t be). Their photo gallery is very well-organized and easy to navigate! A great look at the park in the mid-to-late 2000’s.
    7 points
  5. Last time I checked everyone was butthurt over the lack of a twitter announcement. Now they made the tweet, and everyone is butthurt over that. Orion isn't a Giga. It's not big enough, it's not open long enough. I can't get my dinner! After 22 years of marriage I've heard it all. And this thread is starting to sound the same.
    7 points
  6. I will say it is good that Cedar Fair at least gave their executives pay cuts during the pandemic instead of just laying off full-time workers at the parks like other amusement park chains did.
    6 points
  7. Saw this on a random instagram page that has nothing to do with theme parks or Cincinnati.
    6 points
  8. In a post update from our friends at KIE: https://www.kiextreme.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7073-kiextreme-is-closing-monday-june-14/ "It’s been a heck of a ride, but all rides eventually reach the final brake run. 18 years after the first idea and earliest plans for the site, originally intended to be a photo gallery using the name PKI Pictures and evolving throughout 2003 into the full-fledged fansite Extreme PKI, launching during the busy final months of 2003 and rebranding to KIExtreme in 2007, the time has come. Sometime this upcoming Monday, June 14, 202
    5 points
  9. I don't always steal credit cards. But when I do, I go get me some Pringles and Kit Kats asap! Jeebus. So stupid.
    5 points
  10. He didn't "lose" his job. He quit because he felt that $730,000 wasn't enough money to do the job. There's a difference.
    5 points
  11. Poor thing. It's a wonder how he got by at all last year.
    5 points
  12. No matter what have been used you'd find something that wasn't right to you.
    5 points
  13. I simply leave mine in the CD player and hasn't been stolen yet
    4 points
  14. Save the date for this great virtual event on June 16 at 7 p.m. covering all things Kings Island: A Ride Through Time! Details on how to register are on the attached flyer. “See” you all there!
    4 points
  15. I joked about it on the other thread but it does take time to onboard and train associates and the success of KI’s efforts were not mentioned.
    4 points
  16. I had the chance to visit Six Flags Great America in 2019 and agree that Goliath is an incredible coaster. It packs an insane amount of thrills in a relatively compact footprint, and even though it's on the short end in terms of duration, it was probably my favorite coaster at that park. However, I'm personally glad Kings Island got Mystic Timbers and would choose it over Goliath. I really enjoyed the park, though it definitely had its flaws. I think visiting some other parks in the country has really made me appreciate having Kings Island so accessible growing up... it really is a top ti
    4 points
  17. Why would they pull the plug on it when they literally are almost done with it? It would be one thing to cancel when construction hasn't even started, but cancel now when they have the lodge almost completely built, the cottages/cabins in place, the rv sites in place, etc makes zero sense.
    4 points
  18. I don't know, I think I once saw it open before COVID, but I could've been dreaming.
    4 points
  19. Train station is back to Pre-COVID condition (minus the benches). Also, now loading every row on the train!!
    4 points
  20. This is VERY reminiscent of the tragedy that occurred on Raven at Holiday World just prior to the start of “ Stark Raven Mad” in 2003. Tamar Fellner was a part of that enthusiast event and fell out of the train just prior to the start of the evening ERT. From all indications, the female that passed away was an enthusiast attending their “Hollywood Nights” event (which was essentially the re-named SRM event after the park took a few years off after the Raven tragedy.) Apparently she was found unresponsive just prior to the start of the ERT. My heart goes out to everyone involved.
    4 points
  21. We are working with KIE to migrate their whole gallery over to KIC's main site. Don't fret, it won't disappear.
    3 points
  22. Crowds are on the thin side for a Saturday, probably heat and inability to just jump over to Soak City to cool off is a deterrent to many. They knew @King Ding Dong wasn't there today, so they opened that Freestyle
    3 points
  23. This is sad but I completely understand. For example Pointbuzz is darn near dead yet the Cedar Point reddit is alive and doing well. I'm sure there are facebook groups too but they usually get toxic so I don't bother. The exception to the rule so far seems to be this very site. King's Island has a reddit too but it does not seem to be very active.
    3 points
  24. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/cedar-fairs-legal-chief-leaving-after-58-pandemic-pay-cut
    3 points
  25. Thanks for the healthy competition back in the good ‘ok days, @PKIDelirium!
    3 points
  26. Ended up wondering into Jukebox Diner last night to just look at the menu and glad I did. Not only do they have a monthly special (Turkey Ruben currently) but I noticed a patty melt on the menu I had never noticed before. Since it was on the meal plan I got it and it was fantastic! I used to get LaRosa's pizza, Skyline or Panda Express about 4-3 years ago but recently I've been looking exclusively at items I can only get at KI and have not been disappointed. I think KI should do more to point out the new menu items available every year as well as maybe a blog post on the "monthly spe
    3 points
  27. I'm not a psychologist, nor do have any credentials to back this up but I don't see any of this as a coincidence- I honestly think this is an after affect of the shutdown of 2020. You have a bunch of kids who have been stuck doing online schooling or have to attend socially distant, in-person classes for the past year. After being in a pandemic America since March of 2020, these kids get out of the house and reenter the world that's trying to get back to normalcy. Whether they went on their own or were dropped off by their parents (who might feel like they themselves needed a break from their
    3 points
  28. I am pretty much your exact dimensions, 6'5" and a muscular 304. Everyone is different. I have the most trouble with Drop Tower and Flight of Fear. Banshee has longer seatbelts in rows 4 and 5 but has a test seat outside. Orion and Diamondback can be tight for me as you need 3 clicks. Try to sit as far back in your seat as possible. You only need 1 click on Mystic Timbers so if you've been on other GCIs with Millennium Flyers, you'll be fine. Beast and Racer have your typical PTCs where you will need 2 clicks. Try sticking your feet out to the side to give yourself more room on those. Best o
    3 points
  29. The “do not use” stickers were removed from the tables in the Festhaus at some point during the afternoon today. The benches for those tables have not returned, but hopefully soon!
    3 points
  30. Got a glimpse at the Coasterstock 2021 itinerary, and it is STACKED! Stay tuned for it. Anyone here going to be taking part in this exciting event?
    3 points
  31. And do not forget to check out Barnstormer! It is a fun ride, that is easy to miss as it is kind of in a tucked away corner of the park. Obviously Blazing Fury is a can`t miss classic as well. As others said, take in the shows. They are top notch. Outside of Kings Island, Dollywood is one of my favorite go to parks. It is the only other park besides Kings Island where I have had a season pass in the past!
    3 points
  32. I got stuck on Banshee for a while today after a completely drenched ride on Delerium. It started absolutely pouring right as I was about to board. All and all I had a really fun day though. Got all the big rides in with no lines and made it in and out in about 4.5 hrs. Day's like today are why i brave the elements.
    3 points
  33. Maybe after the past few weeks Mason just defaults to crime? It’s called machine learning, dude.
    3 points
  34. ^That depends, is the Freestyle stand open?
    3 points
  35. Just had the muffin tips at The French Corner. Chocolate, Banana Nut, and Blueberry. Quite tasty and a nice priced shareable snack for 5.99!
    3 points
  36. I agree that the open space actually look refreshing. I think if the tall fence wasn’t there it would feel less like something is missing. That’s the part I feel needs to go if this is going to be open space for a while.
    3 points
  37. Nice! I had the cheese fries from Juke Box yesterday and they were great! They cheese was gooey and delicious and the fries were too. I made the trek to Area 72 to enjoy my lunch and it was great to sit there and watch Orion.
    3 points
  38. So King Ding Dongs Rivertown FS drinks was open?
    3 points
  39. Could also potentially be a replacement for an existing ride that was contracted out to CSF.
    3 points
  40. Before I was a member here, I used to flip back and forth between (P)KI Extreme and here. I think PKI Extreme was the first site I stumbled on and I remember it looking cool (and IIRC, the pictures were more organized), but I ultimately ended up here. Though lots of people go on social media (Facebook,Reddit) for their info these days instead of discussion forums), I feel like I've gone the opposite direction. Aside from having a LinkedIn page, watching Youtube videos, and looking at Smogon (Pokemon site)'s Twitter feed (I don't have a Twitter account anymore), I think this is the only "social
    2 points
  41. They should start selling marker flags in their gift shops
    2 points
  42. Unfortunately, this isn't the first park fan site to shut down and unfortunately it won't be the last either. Social Media like Facebook and Reddit sites are taking over and has a bigger audience. It allows people to only have to use one platform for all of their interests instead of several. Personally, I find forums like this easier to navigate and find information. Facebook and Reddit is filled with dozens of the same questions every week as apparently the GP do not know how to use a search function LOL. How many posts per week does the KI Season Passholder page get asking
    2 points
  43. I always heard the deck was closed because of ADA issues. The only way to access it is via stairs, and it would be expensive to build a stop for the elevator there, not to mention reduce capacity. @calakapepe you are correct, John Harter fell from the interior of the 275-foot level. He climbed over the fence on the 50-foot platform onto the inner emergency staircase, which he used to get to the inside of the top.
    2 points
  44. After effects of this pandemic will likely be felt for years. Death counts are not the only negative things to come out of this.
    2 points
  45. There has been some discussion of music in the park recently. Specifically, country music in CM and Oktoberfest being on repeat. I did notice it yesterday. I'd like to see this on repeat in those areas: (42) "Weird Al" Yankovic - Polka Face (Official Video) - YouTube (I am a huge Weird Al fan.
    2 points
  46. I haven’t heard that, however I have heard that Cedar Point is paying the normal wage plus an hourly “bonus” so they can seemingly roll it back more easily next year. I also have heard that seasonal maintenance was NOT raised to $20, they made $12. After complaining because they didn’t see the raise that everyone else got on their paychecks they they were offered $13 and told that the alternative was to tender their resignation. Glad to see the spirit of Dick Kinzel is alive and well in Sandusky.
    2 points
  47. #1stWorldProblems LOL You forgot to add you can't smoke in the park to your list
    2 points
  48. The park will now be closing at 8 pm on: Friday, June 11 Saturday, June 12 Friday, June 18 Saturday, June 19 The next 10 PM close on the calendar is now Friday, June 25. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/calendar-and-hours
    2 points
  49. 2 points
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