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Outdoor Man last won the day on January 23 2013

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  1. Outdoor Man

    Its Finally being Worked on...

    video cameras back in 1990 sucked. Any of these still operate?
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    Vortex 2 or 3 train operation, better experience?

    I remember years ago that ride ops used to check the over-head-restraints... as the train was going past on its way out of the station. would NEVER happen today.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    no... keep it there. By exhuming a few of the cemetery residents perhaps the mystery of Missouri Jane can be resolved.
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    Antique Car Tracks

    come to think of it- take a look at some of Paramount's additions: Action Theater... gone for the most part Son of Beast: terrible layout, overall ride, etc... gone Tomb Raider: excellent addition, de-themed- now gone Scooby's Ghost Coaster: gone Italian Job: meh addition. still there- special effects never tended to. Scooby Doo and Haunted Mansion: still exists- but far inferior to ride it replaced They had some successes: Nick Universe Delerium Drop Zone Flight of Fear
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    Winter Fest

    excerpts from "Funworld Magazine"- IAAPA's monthly magazine.
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    Official looking men between The Racers

    parts of it look like they are using the oil/grease as a paint color. Several of the coasters there could use a good bath and paint job. Firehawk's mask is meticulously being pulled back to reveal X-Flight.
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    Kings Island Steakhouse

    Two opinions: 1) I-Street wouldn't really be successful open during off-season times as a shopping district. Many factors. Parking. too far a walk to get there especially when the weather is <30 degrees Retailers wouldn't "fit" during in-season dates. Only one entrance/one exit. 2) Steakhouse... at an amusement park? Not sure about that one. Coney BBQ had GREAT food... for a weekend. It's OK- its still the place I choose to use my meal plan- but the meat quality has taken a bit of a dive.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Interesting concepts and seemingly serious rebuttal.... At the depot and awaiting the arrival of the reality train.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    hmmm... this all reminds me of a song:
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    WCPO: Kings Island rides we wish had never gone away

    you don't know what you're talking about- it would be like putting Vinyl Siding on Lady Liberty. Too much Friday's.
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    New Music throughout the park

    I like the new music setup. Though the Coney area music seems to be the same roll that has played for a few years- i HATE some of those songs. Anything by Sam Smith causes me to want to lunge at a speaker in anger...
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    Future changes to the shed?

    Worst coaster ending since Adventure Express.
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    Kings Island Announces 2018 Changes

    someone made mention of it on page 1- I'm not reading dozens of replies to get up to speed just to make my own comment. I hope this hire is a move towards improving what has been terrible for a very long time. The food service area seems to be where they place the least talented and motivated people.... and a step below that seems to be the ones that run the check out area. They are either too concerned with flirting with co-workers or "can't find the buttons"... there's really no in between. I, for one, am a proud family that has meal plans... because if I had to cough up $15 everytime we opened our mouths for mediocre product and lower-than-that service... I feel for Kings Island management. quality employees that are >22 years old simply don't apply to work there and unlike Disney... quality college age employees aren't beating down the gates to work there. I still think that they'd dramatically improve the overall guest experience by hiring half and paying them more. it seems like their solution has been to hire quantity. You don't hire a dozen "3's" and somehow end up with an 8 or 9. Instead of hiring 10 kids to work the skyline location where one or two of them is actually working, hire 5 and pay the same aggregate total. I don't work in the HR there- so I know there are more moving parts to it than my "simple" solution.
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    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I would love to see the Maintenance team at KI take a couple of their trucks, lifts, etc... out into the park and randomly place them together in front of a ride, coaster, building, etc... and watch these forums explode.
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    Could Flying Ace be updated to be like Freedom Flyer?

    VR would cause a longer longer. Not enough capacity