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  1. Even if you don't have one of those state-of-the-art space-age coolers, here's a couple of tips for keeping things good and cold... Have all food/beverage items pre-cooled (i.e. put in refrigerator overnight) the cooler's job is to keep it cold, not make it cold Bring cooler inside (starting out with a hot cooler is a bad idea), clean it out Put all beverage items in bottom (single layer, upright, allow for some space) Surround cans/bottles with ice (let ice get down between everything), cover completely Put your food in zip-lock bags (keeps it dry) Place food on top of ice layer Surround food with ice packs (if you have them), or just fill remainder of cooler with ice to cover (be gentle to not crush your sammies ) In the car, cover the cooler with a blanket to add an extra layer of insulation against the heat and sunlight Don't forget, close that drain plug! (don't want a car full of water from a leaking cooler) In general, don't over-pack the cooler with food/beverage "stuff". You need an appropriate amount of ice or ice-packs. Good starting rule of thumb, half and half (50% stuff, 50% ice). I've camped with all styles of coolers, from good to crappy. You can get by with the flimsiest of coolers with decent prep. Though I cannot stress point #1 enough, starting with everything cold goes a long way in helping you out. As for eating at KI, pack items which are quick and ready-to-eat. You don't want to be doing meal-prep from the back of your car. Prep at home, pack for grab and eat. Have fun
  2. Yeesh, I'm glad I don't live in your world of judge, jury, and executioner. Just what we need--every criminal having to live off the government teat to live out the rest of their miserable life. Who do you think is going to pay for that??...Guess what, we all do. We suck in this country at fully rehabilitating criminals, it is all about "doing their time" and then dropping them out of the system to figure out how to get back into society. To be clear, I am defending no-one in this particular case. Those accused may be the scum of the earth, but let's allow due process for everyone involved.
  3. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    ^ Thanks @XBeastGirlX Now I expect manufacturer information and full PANTONE® color information by the end of the day. Get to it people!! Ya'll have to admit that the level of sleuthing on here is downright hilarious , I'm loving it... Come on KI, throw us a bone! Don't you see how desperate our group has become?!?
  4. Based on the plans filed, there is a bit of of underground utility work. I would expect to see some trenching soon for some of the high voltage electrical work. Likely before anything vertical takes place.
  5. That there is a "ship" ya landlubber
  6. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    There are no "leaked blueprints", at least not those which were scanned and obtained from building department by numerous people here on the forum. These documents are public record, sunshine laws dictate they must be made available to anyone who requests them. KI cannot give an ultimatum to anyone to hide this data from the public. They can however wait until the last minute to submit plans for upcoming work, only submit the minimal required information for the scope of work, and submit plans for approval in stages.
  7. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Digging this post up from 57 pages back (wow...) regarding lift lighting. Besides the safety egress lighting (@Hawaiian Coasters 325), and the DMX base lighting (@thatguyfromohio) it appears we will also have chase lighting similar to Valravn.
  8. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    While the blackout/greyout conversation is interesting, maybe someone should throw up a poll to allow the conversation continue further there? Regarding decoding, I've been seeing a lot of new faces here going over items which have been somewhat "settled" by the community based upon things we've learned/seen from the blueprints. Now that this thread is 200+ pages, I'm wondering if would be a good idea to refresh the good stuff from waaayy back. Searching this thread for the good nuggets is difficult. I've tried to bookmark some good posts, but need to sort through them. If everyone posts some links to their favorite/interesting posts from previous weeks/months, that could bring some cream back to the top?
  9. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    That's some impressive zoom action there, guessing it was a little windy up on the tower? Thanks for posting/sharing so those of us who can't get to the park can see! This confirms that actual box footings are getting formed on top of the piers. Good progress so far!
  10. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Thanks @BSBMX for taking the time to lay these out! While we normally only see what is going on at the surface and think "wow that's a big concrete block", there is a lot of support underneath to handle all of the various loads.
  11. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    ^^That image is butchered so much I wouldn't even call it a photo
  12. Maddog

    Decoding 2020

    Yeah, no. I was glad to see it (Firehawk) go
  13. Per KI blog post: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2017/october/the-beast-the-original-biggest-baddest-tallest-fastest-wooden-roller-coaster-in-the-world In 1987, the pond over which the station and lift resided was drained for the addition of an accessibility ramp, and the exit was re-routed.
  14. My childhood memory matches yours! I always thought it was much darker inside previously than in recent years. The mirror effect was rather cool!!
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