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Maddog

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  1. Which reinforces my point, right now the focus is on 2019. Once the park opens things change. Anyone saying the park should have "already been teasing teasing by now" isn't thinking in the best interests of the park.
  2. I think people forget that dollars (i.e.sales) are what matter to a business. The marketing focus right now would be to drive up sales of tickets/passes for the 2019 season. For the park to talk about or reveal anything which wouldn't be available until 2020 doesn't make much sense yet. Especially before the 2019 opening day. The focus from marketing right now is what is coming in 2019. See the blog and social media posts... Once activity becomes too hard to hide, then it makes sense to start teasing.
  3. Yeah, the relationship seems to be a little more 'complicated' than what one would expect from an independent site. My take, it is hard for people who post when inconsistencies abound. It would be easier for everyone to follow along if the mods give some better pointers. After-the-fact schooling always leaves a bitter taste.
  4. Since this reads as though you receive directive from the park regarding their wishes 'per project'. To help people here understand, why don't you share them (directives/wishes/policies) with us directly? Make a sticky or something so people can be pointed in the right direction. People come and go on this site. To expect everyone to follow this ambigious policy and understand this ambigious relationship with the park is just a wish. Giving everyone some clearer upfront guidelines would prevent up a number of back and forth discussions under the various topics. I don't post much, but I'm a regular lurker on this site, and even I l'm confused at times what the mods consider acceptable.
  5. Wow, resurrecting an old thread here. This is from two years ago.
  6. It is a little sad...very sterile feeling in there now. How many people do you think will actually play those claw games?
  7. Where do you see anyone saying "roof deformation" in the news articles? Sensationalist much?
  8. From looking at the pictures one could argue the roof didn't fail at all, rather the HVAC support straps failed causing ductwork to fall into the pool. But that wouldn't make as much of a headline...
  9. I emailed the park to let them know my thoughts. I urge others to do the same
  10. Maddog

    Beast cars

    I would never advocate dropping the 3 row cars on The Beast trains. The middle row of a car is always the smoothest (as you are not over the wheels). In fact when I'm taking friends who are new to KI, when we head over to The Beast I always ask "how rough of a ride" they want. If they want a thrill, we head for the back row! For those who want a tamer ride, first car second row is where it's at! If you're going for an all day park marathon, be sure to ride the woodies just like you ride a horse. Your body will thank you later. If you sit there like a rag doll you'll get beat up!
  11. ^ We get it, you don't like the current ride spieling going on. Now take it up with guest relations at the park if you want your voice to be heard. If they feel this is an item which needs attention, management and training departments can get involved. Trying to make your case in a community forum isn't really going to change things. Now...back to interesting things ride ops do...
  12. This was mentioned in the park changes awhile back... See: https://KICentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/32815-2017-kings-island-park-changes-upgrades/&do=findComment&comment=766039
  13. Actually...a lot easier. FOF is not that high (vertically), and the entire inside of the ride has a nice firm concrete base where you can drive various articulating boom trucks. See: http://www.genielift.com/en/products/boom-lifts/articulating-booms-electric/index.htm These things can fit in smaller areas nicely. I wouldn't be surprised if KI maintenance department didn't have various styles already in their arsenal.
  14. Well describing to the general public that their favorite ride is "technically a runaway train on a restricted path, subject to the forces of gravity and its own momentum, with only the ability to have externally applied braking forces at predefined locations in its path" probably isn't the best PR speak.
  15. Agree on the re-ridability part. This coaster can appeal to a broader base of visitors (which is a good thing!). It's fun to have everyone in the family enjoy a ride, instead of a couple of people "sitting this one out" because they can't handle it.
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