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  1. IDK, it's one thing to go into a tin/metal unconditioned building during the fall nights, but would be an entirely different experience in a 90+ hot day with a beating sun.
  2. ^Agreed. It's cool they are looking to bring some holiday cheer for people driving by. On a related note, how many of you have neighbors with their Christmas lights up and on already? I feel behind in my efforts...
  3. I missed a few details when I read this in the other thread, but re-reading this full report...ouch. A 78% drop in revenue is just...wow. The fact that they were able to make what they did, with the shortened calendar, some parks not evening opening, and significant attendance drops is good--it was worth it for CF to get open what they could (with as minimal costs as possible, more later). At least some revenue was realized. I think this goes into why there wasn't Haunt/Winterfest at KI (yes I know Haunt is over, but CF has ongoing visibility into their numbers, while we only get
  4. Wow, I didn't expect the average in-park spend was ~$50 per person (well, in a non-COVID situation). Shows there is a lot of money flowing through those gates that has nothing to do with the entry cost. Those Fast Lane passes are pure profit, I'm sure CF will be itching to get them resurrected in 2021.
  5. For me this site has been a great portal into what has been going on at Kings Island this year. I've not been able to attend this year at all, but reading/seeing what others have typed and posted pictures was great way to experience the park--even with all the difficulties of 2020 and how the park adapted! I think some people forget that there are people out there (probably more than you think) that are in this same situation. We don't visit the park every time it is open, in fact some of us only visit a couple of times a year on a good year! So when conversations come up about possibl
  6. IDK, because concept != reality ? Personally, I've never seen any concept art ever fully match the final end product. Usually because the concept includes all sorts of items to "sell" the project; but once approved various cost cutting measures come into play to keep within budget as it nears completion. Also a picture here would have been useful. Something, something, a thousand words...
  7. If you are thinking of the IX Indoor Amusement Park, it is no more... From: https://ixamusementpark.com Thank you for all the memories! On September 16, 2020, the I-X Center Corporation announced the closure of the International Exposition (I-X) Center due to the coronavirus pandemic. The global pandemic has decimated the event industry as well as many other businesses and has ultimately led to this decision. The I-X Center would like to thank all its customers, employees, and attendees who helped make the I-X Center a success over the past 35 years. ❤️
  8. From what the park has already said this doesn't seem too serious, especially if they hope it to be running so soon! I think we've gone off the rails (pun intended), discussing the possibility of a whole track piece getting fabricated to replace some unidentified defect--given the aforementioned timeline estimation of operation. Also, this comment: Seems to conflict with this comment (from the same person): So were there wires laying around or not? Perhaps there was a wire pull which needed quickly re-done?
  9. Well, the individual who started the thread was more along the lines of "If I could plan Winterfest...", so I think people here were keeping this to what could actually happen. But sure hijack away...
  10. Didn't see pricing anywhere in the thread. Online it states "...a choice of 6 tastings from our Tricks And Treats menu" for $30. So $5 per portion. Link here: https://www.visitkingsisland.com/tickets-passes/drinks-dining
  11. Really? That's news I haven't seen/heard anywhere yet. Are there new markings/flags? Is there equipment onsite? Do you have pictures? For those of us who cannot make it to KI right now, we would be interesting in any data you have to share...
  12. What 5-year plan? How about you throw the people a bone here and give us some context--it really helps for intelligent discussion.
  13. Just want to take a moment and say thank you for this post. I appreciate you taking the time to explain things and walk through your thought process logically. This really allows us as readers to understand the conclusions without jumping through hoops.
  14. @SonofBaconator I'm sorry you feel the need to apologize. I'm right there with you on fact checking things. Wanted to chime in but was busy today. I always thought we were supposed to write our opinions, and only make definitive statements when we have facts to back them up (and can show it). I have many opinions, sometimes I write some of them down--other times I'm smarter than that. But when I make a huge assumption (or a series of them to a possible logical conclusion) I don't state them as fact or certainty. Others appear to have a different writing style. Personally I
  15. Hmm, I don't dispute the markers and some survey activity. But it does seem like a bit of a leap that these indicate a road getting "removed". Maybe keep the definitive statements to those things that are fully known.
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