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  1. Its not tied to a name so if the card is empty no fee will charge as who would they collect it from? its a generic visa card same as the gift ones it doesn't require registration to use so its only if you leave money on it for x amount of time because if you aren't using it you are holding space in the servers of the amount etc basically a storage fee is what it equates to.
  2. Actually its more likely to increase jobs in Rev Audit- Rev audit doesn't go away just because its cashless. they are still handling money and transactions and such. they still have to audit the ins and outs same with the count room- they will still have to count the card machines that transfer cash to cards etc. my workplace is transitioning to cashless in oct- most of it already has been and rev audit has only increased in workload not decreased. the parking will still be cash handling im sure for that reason for guests who maybe be from out of state or country who may not know etc but maybe limited to 2 booths. I hope all the FB whiners who are saying they aren't coming anymore hold to that threat lol i want shorter lines haha- but i've heard people say that all the time and a couple weeks later they are back...
  3. Finally got to enjoy a chefs plate and it was something I only like lol it was really done well! Salmon is the only fish I like beside cod and i could taste the cedar notes from the plank and the Jam and cauliflower on top went well with it. And the portion was huge. It was exciting to get to enjoy a special offering. My friend was shocked that that was at Kings Island in a good way
  4. It would have been nice to know yesterday that they quit I was expecting a little less chaos because we had to all make reservations when we planned it. It was ok the lines dropped about 530 for food so the hubs and kid ate before we left. They really need to put in another large changing/restroom building maybe between the little kid and the walk to the lazy River if they want these crowds they need more restrooms and changing facilities. Otherwise we enjoy the wave pool and such.
  5. Definitely competitor. At least to me they are. I may pay a little more for Dollywood but I get clean safe paved parking, trams, decent discount of food and souvenirs( which are also cheaper than ki on same brand clothing items/ I've compared exact same items just with different logos ki is 10$ higher) Dollywood uses the same company for the drink cups as Kings Island both cost 30$ a season dw gives you a nice thick double walled sturdy cup where ki gives you a thin see through single layer might crack if you drop it cup. Does Kings Island have more coasters maybe. But dw offers more in entertainment and atmosphere especially shows. Ki is Cedar Fair which is a little bigger than Herschend but I think the latter handles their money wiser and not always out for the biggest every year, more a quality over quantity thing.
  6. Anyone know if they will be bringing back the special chefs plate like they did last year? We never made it to one but the pictures and blogs about the specials looked fantastic and seemed to have been a hit! because of the lines we went for value and did Panda Express today. Was really good as usual and they always load it up which is nice even for those paying full price. The food staff handled the crowd well though kudos to them for this very busy first day!
  7. We gave up lines everywhere except the restrooms lol even drink lines are 30+mins people are leaving but just about as many are still coming in.
  8. Happy season passholder opening day 2021!!!
  9. KI was Cooler when it was Paramount and themed to movies
  10. and i don't camp at Cedar Point for that reason. Last time i went to CP we camped at a place iirc like 20 mins around from the bridgeway to cp. but that was 20 years ago and anything on site is too rich for me. Just like i probably never will at KI. Also Disney Camprground is only 120 cheap season 170 prime _Most expensive camping slab i've been to but that price is expected its disney not a regular amusement park. i don't think this resort even compares to cost as much as they want. I can camp at an amazing KOA near dollywood for less than 109 a night and it has just as nice amenities. I bet they find out once the Newness wears off they wont find that price sustainable to fill it. then the deals will emerge. they should of had a low rent pad section for those of us just wishing to camp instead of drive back and forth each day- its too rich for me to negate a 30/45 min drive instead. But since camper sales are through the roof right now maybe theres more people with disposable income than i know.
  11. Yikes guess they don't want average camping folks. 109$ a night for a parking slab. Might do it once this summer just to try it and the convenience but too rich to do more than that. Btw bookings now open June 14-sept
  12. Maybe there's some use for masks and face shields after all LOL
  13. Not yet as is opening weekend they were required everywhere and they removed pretty much all but 2 of the mask free zones where you could sit distanced and take it off for a bit. I'm hoping that by summer will be at the point where you only need them for indoor spaces or crowded areas. Even if dewine drops the mandates private companies can still choose the rules they want and may keep the requirement. Who knows for sure but one can hope. Nope purple sun stagger with grabbing stuff etc there and the whole train was released at once. It never felt too crowded. Now the shows stagger exiting and release a section at a time but that was my pet peeve about Kings Island the weird row by row release. To much and slowed down efficiency a lot.
  14. Dollywood filled every row this weekend, took away just about every mask free zone so maybe we are close to only masks for indoor shows, shopping and dining areas that are indoors. I hope so it would be nice to only need them for tight spaces and not in the open air. they also opened the museum with controlled capacity and quite a few indoor theatres limited but open again. I think we're on the up swing hopefully.
  15. 1. Diamondback 2. Banshee 3. the train 4. does the lazy river count hahaha- if not Flight of Fear i guess 5. Invertigo in the dark with out my glasses is pretty trippy so it counts hahahah
  16. so very much this ^^^^^^^ good lord at the very least top coat and repaint the lines.... and fix the potholes. its really an eye sore ( though i guess they keep getting away with it because you are looking up at the coasters on the skyline.) but really take some pride in the first thing people see as they enter.
  17. That will be nice! Gold pass here as well. It's one thing for camping that's far away but we're local enough to drive daily. But if it's reasonable would be convenient to be just a short drive or shuttle away would be nice occasionally. Plus I'm sure you could see the fireworks what wouldn't be nicer than some s'mores and fireworks
  18. I'll be curious the pricing points of the sites. I was hoping it would be a reasonable nice campground but luxury says$$$$ we're not far but camping across the street for 40-50$ Would be a nice way to enjoy the park with back and forth privileges. But if it's like cp at 120$and up that's too much for a parking spot.
  19. I know I just like free dinner that I already paid for ha ha it is fun to walk around especially all decorated up.
  20. Thanks all, I've never tried before cause never really felt like we missed out but thought might go this last weekend since there isn't going to be a winter fest etc. I just didn't know if they typically run busy. thanks again if anything get to use the dining plan some more LOLOL
  21. Anyone know how they last days of the season typically go? obviously this years different, just wondering if itll be busy or mild with just coaster nuts hoping to get one last ride in for the year. never gone the last open weekend before.
  22. Weird Al sounded pretty good back in the early 2000s lol it would be cool for hosting like local groups etc skip the big Ticketmaster and host weekend music festivals with different acts all day long. It's still suitable for something like that I'd think. Unsure that last thing held there I'm assuming spirit song? it's actually in a good spot it could be gated off and have it's own entrance and be rented out to smaller bands to host concerts etc that maybe just getting started. Many big country states started out singing in all day multiple gig concerts before growing into their own top name.
  23. yes i got one of them yesterday- it was small definitely not worth 7$ or really the 5. but i was stuffed so it was ok for me but if you were getting it al a carte definitely too small.
  24. Everything we had yesterday was delicious! between our group we tried almost everything- both flatbreads, the zombie poutine, toxic mad, banana fosters crepe ( best when ordered and they aren't busy- don't wait til the end of the day when everybody is ordering sweets) pumpkin spice funnel cake- good doesn't need the full scoop of cream cheese icing that was a bit much, the devil wings, and the chupacabra both super good and so was the brisket from coney bbq. and that was my parents sharing 1 card and my hubs and i sharing 1 card- we got plenty and were stuffed lol! he also had the Fat Head Brewery Spooky Tooth and enjoyed it I was treated to the Green with Envy with the Bewtitched Sips lol and it was a refreshing drink with just a nice touch with the Caramel Vodka. we still used our dining plan one for the kid and myself since hubs wanted the poutine. The festival is nicely laid out and i love that the treat stations are spread out. like really spread out i think we only hit 5 because we didn't go back to coney mall or the back corner by WindSeeker. the kids games are cute and enjoyable- Sooo many stuffed animals LOLOL i definitely think the overhead of trying to do individual booths outside of existing food places is a cost of covid. its way cheaper to have an extra employee or two using the existing cookware then to set up all those extra food stations. I imagine that if this is successful this will be the fall festival next year family fun from 11-7 and the food booths will return- and then 8-12 Haunt will begin. It had something for every age and was better than what they did last year for daytime family fun- and leaves room for haunt stuff to be out and whatnot for the transition next year. will be interesting to see what next year brings.
  25. You're welcome. I'm super curious to what they are revamping. Besides the brake check I thought it ran really nice this summer. But that's been my first time riding it so I can't compare to other seasons.
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