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PKI Foodguy

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  1. ZERO... for the first time in my entire life. I moved to chicago this year and I've been to Great America at least 15 times.
  2. Word has it, aside from the managers they cut, they cut a few engineers and maintence personnel
  3. Who can forget...We dancin all over town, the party's gettin out of bounds, Everyday's a second chance, so get on your feet and dance, na na na na na, na na na na, na na na na na na...
  4. Maureen, First of all, thank you so much for clearing all of this up for us. I had the pleasure of working with you last season at Bubba gumps, and I just wanted to let you and everyone know that you're an awesome person to be around. My only question is if you've considered hosting a KI blog, like the ones Tyler and Tony do at CP and Paula at Holidayworld? Thank you ~DR
  5. I say rip it down and build a steel coaster that we can marvel at as we pull up to the park.
  6. Overall... 5.Superman...Six Flags Great America 4.The Beast (at night)...Kings Island 3.Millenium Force...Cedar Point 2.Raptor/all the Batmans...CP & Six Flags 1.Hulk...Islands of Adventure At KI 5.Viking Fury 4.Vortex 3.Flight of Fear 2.Backwards Racer 1.The Beast
  7. 3 words... B & M I don't care which one, any of them, ok, maybe not a stand up, but any of the others...floorless, inverted, hyper, drop coaster, flying, or even something like the Hulk. Dueling coasters wouldn't be bad either. If B&M is out of the question, I wouldn't mind a nice intimin either. 300, 400, 500 ft tall intimin, any of those would work for me. Aside from coasters, I'd clean up the park, enforce the wardrobe a little better, spruce up the landscaping, throw in an awesome darkride (like darkastle or spiderman). I'd add some funding to the entertainment budget, b
  8. In 2004 BB was ranked number five by Amusement Today. 1.Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 2.Splashin’ Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 3.Blizzard Beach Orlando, Fla. 4.Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Fla. 5.Boomerang Bay (PKI) Kings Mills, Ohio
  9. I stopped riding it years ago.
  10. My thoughts and prayers goes out to those that have been injured in this horrible incident as well as all of those hurt by this ride over the years. I think back to when they were building it, I was always so excited, I constantly checked the construction pics, I couldn't wait for my first ride, which unfortunately was postponed for months thanks to its short weekend long debut before being shut down for months. All of this makes me wish that KI had never built this coaster in the first place. It goes along with the old saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". That statement couldn't be
  11. I always liked Tim too, but I like Craig as well. He's a very nice guy and his vision for the park was admirable.
  12. I just heard that Craig Ross has moved back to Charlotte to work on some special project and Tim Fisher (COO) has returned to KI as interim GM and Exec VP.
  13. The story I was told, was that someone left a gate open, letting different packs of Lions mix in with each other. It was apparently the associate's last day and he was going to say goodbye to the Lions that he had raised. Unfortunately he ended up with Lions that were unfriendly to him and thus caused his demise. Also, The same source (Current higher up at KI), told me that they closed WAH for financial reasons. In the begininning it was free to ride the monorail, but they weren't making enough money off of the attraction, so they began charging for it and the rideship declined still l
  14. According to Screamscape.com Paramount's Kings Dominion may not be opening Flight of Fear this season. Could PKI be next?
  15. According to Screamscape.com, they're building a pair of dueling flyers.
  16. I'm pretty sure that was on this site, somewhere in the topic "Winterfest sinking faster than the titanic" Can someone else confirm this? (I'm lazy and its a big topic)
  17. About the food.... Winterfesthaus is offering much more than that meal deal. There is also a Roastbeef meal and a Lasagna meal. They are also offering Chicken Tenders for the little ones at a slighly lower price. Fest Pizza is also open just on the otherside of the building, selling all of your favorite PKI Laroza's pizza selecions...aka Cheese or Pep, lol. We are not doing Calzones in Fest Pizza, but Rivertown Pizza is also open and I believe is selling Calzones. Bubba Gumps is also offering much more than the Crab Cake meal. There is also a Rib & Shrimp meal, or you can get
  18. Must be nice to have that kinda weather for Winterfest!
  19. Wooferbear, you made a lot of good points...I wouldn't say PKI is salvage mode quite yet, but I can vouche for the fact that they are definatly in cost control mode, lol. But I definately agree with almost everything you said. It sad to think of all the hard work that was put into this event and to see is being missed out on by so many people, because somebody dropped the ball. I do have faith that the park will get things together and here's to WFest '06!
  20. decent site. The "I wanna be ghetto" attititude was cool for a sec, but then it got annoyin and isn't even close to being authentic (says the big black dude). Nice pics though.
  21. I remember that website, KC was definately up for sale as a Togo Stand up, it said nothing about parts or scrap metal...Also KC's track wasn't cut up. The pieces are all in tact. They are stored in two spots off of the back roads. One near where they set off the fireworks, the other back behind SOB where the old cages are from WAH. But you're right about it not being sold to anyone now. It's sad too, I loved that coaster, the first stand up coaster now suffering the same fate as the first suspended coaster. But like The Bat will we ever see another Stand up at KI?
  22. Nice job, can't wait to see the finished park!
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