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  1. I have a feeling that Cedar Fair was playing the park operating calendars conservatively. I think that if the demand ends up being there, that they may expand their operating hours/add more days in the back half of the season. Especially if things with Covid continue to trend in the right direction. Kings Dominion was probably having a hard time securing enough guards in a timely manner. I am fairly confidence that Cedar Fair trains their guards to the Ellis and Associate standards, which requires several training classes to complete. I agree with Brad though, what is Busch Gardens of
  2. Personally, I would like if the supports were repainted to match the rest of the supports on the ride. Also, if that were done, when the paint does fade, it isn`t as noticeable with the tan paint, compared to the yellow of the lift/drop supports.
  3. Sorry I couldn`t make the recording of this podcast. My wife gave birth to our third child, a healthy baby girl on Sunday, and we were just getting home from the hospital when this was recorded. We already have the next episode recorded, with another special guest, and former park employee. It was a fun interview. Stay tuned for the release of that episode. As always, if you have thoughts on subjects or special guests for future episodes, please let us know!
  4. I doubt we see a replacement for Vortex so soon. There are areas of the park that have not seen an upgrade in several years. Planet Snoopy is ripe for a good overhaul and a couple of new attractions.
  5. Is Six Flags loading every row on trains at their parks that are open?
  6. Now had they themed a whole area of the park to dinosaurs with eateries, rides and such, then it could have been viable. But without the major IP that Universal has, I am not sure that it would have been a viable move. Keep in mind that I believe Cedar Fair partnered with an outside company for the dinosaurs. I believe that Cedar Fair provided the staffing, walkways, and electrical hookups, while the outside company provided the dinosaurs and the maintenance of them.
  7. And there was not a lot of repeatability with DA. Yeah, they added a new dinosaur in, but there just wasn`t a lot to keep people coming back. Now, my son loves dinosaurs, and would have loved to experience DA.
  8. Might have to make it out to the Columbus Zoo this year. Still have not been on the Sea Dragon.
  9. I think a merger like that would be complicated because of the foreign currency. A Herschend takeover/merger with SEAS would be interesting. I have often thought that some of the Sea World parks, particularly the two in Florida, and even the one in Texas could be a good fit for Cedar Fair. Heck, even BGW would be a good fit, although it is close to KD.
  10. https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/teen-writes-book-on-the-history-of-kings-island
  11. Was there anyone previously in this role? Or are they both new roles? I know that Tim Fisher is COO of Cedar Fair.
  12. Mine is now slated to arrive today by 2:30pm! So excited!
  13. That is when mine is expected to arrive as well. Found it odd that it shipped from PA and was at a USPS distribution center in NJ, only to come back to Ohio!
  14. Still waiting on mine to arrive. Excited for it to arrive and start reading it!
  15. https://kicentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Episode-14-A-Ride-Through-Time.mp3 Join Robbie (Coastersrz) and Brad Perdue (Indyguy4KI) as they interview Evan Ponstingle, author of the new history book about Kings Island, "Kings Island: A Ride Through Time". Be sure to also check out Episode 8, where we previously interviewed Evan. To preorder this book, which is slated to be released on April 15th, and learn more about this book, please visit his publisher`s website River Shore Creative here.
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