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  1. The clip only mentioned one arrest, a 19 year old. I think the policy is unfortunate, but general annoyance and the instances of fighting has been down. I've always contended that the problems aren't with the <16 year old crowd... it is the 16-19 crowd. I say if you're of legal age and you're in a group that has caused a disturbance: Make a PUBLIC display of it Name and mug shot published Ban from Park Fine them maximum amount allowed by law Maybe even spend overnight at Mason PD ie- make the penalty so extreme that it gives someone a moment of pause before acting out on emotion. Kind of sick of wrist slaps with no sting...
  2. Somewhere between 1996 and 1999. The movie Congo (which it was renamed for) came out in 1995.
  3. yes, back when it was named "Amazon Falls."
  4. the animatronics in the last lift. No sound, no movement, and only the right side was lit up.
  5. and yet, the Adventure Express "Grand Finale" (still) doesn't work.
  6. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They're everywhere; run for your life.
  7. tik tok + teenagers + too munch time on their hands =
  8. Guessing they can count on you for purchasing zero tickets. Three reasons why you feel this is a waste of money? how about just 1? Kings Island/Cedar Fair would not do unless it generated an ROI. If an outside organization was in charge and rented the facility- they wouldn't do it unless there was a positive ROI. So how, exactly, does this affect you?
  9. Coaster blue prints are submitted to Zoning Departments and are usually in public domain. usually. One snafu may be, and someone can correct me- but is KI technically in Deerfield Twp.? I know they are surrounded by DT on all sides- but don't know which side of the line they sit.
  10. The whole masking thing is maddening. The way 95% of the population wears them- they're not protected from anything. I don't know that I can recall a news story where an outbreak was traced to outdoor activities. In addition, I don't know how you regulate it- but if you've had COVID or have had the vaccine- your immune system should be put back into use to protect from all the old gross things that were crawling around the parks. As it pertains to the vaccine- if there's no discernable difference in lifestyle after I've received... I'll just take my chances with the virus. I've read journals that say after the appearance of antibodies the best way to maintain immunity is subtle, consistent exposure- continuing to try and sanitize your existence will eventually lessen the effect of the antibodies. my $0.03.
  11. Holy thread bump... We'll see. Vortex lasted 33 years and the problem referenced was the stress on the unbanked track. If it had been banked it would have lasted longer- even though having the pendulum weight of the trains hanging/swinging as opposed to riding on top would seem to be stress of its own. that said, the present day iteration of The Bat opens it's 29th season this year.
  12. Let's not forget the server you were responsible for crashing, circa 2012.
  13. CF could buy the Seaworld parks and convert the marine life areas to a water park. I think I saw that strategy play out somewhere before; it didn't turn out well as I recall. CF would have zero interest in any parks of the brand (SW or BG); they have no history in dealing with animals (marine or land)- or complicated landscaping designs. That's really not a knock on them- it just isn't part of their DNA.
  14. We're going back at the end of Feb. I hear they've increased capacity- is that right?
  15. It would be a unique/innovative addition. However, a couple things come to mind. At knott's, the utilities (electric) is fairly accessible because the course runs close to the main areas of the park. KI would have to do quite a bit of rigging to get power lines where they would need to be. Cost/benefit would likely come into play. Secondly- KI doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to maintaining theming elements. That said, next $30M project (you know, in 10 years- long after pandemic...)- don't. spend half of that and create a themed immersion experience in the TRTR building. Create something no one has seen before that you have to ride more than once (or three times) to get it all. Orion is a great roller coaster; it's tall and fast... but so is Diamondback. realistically, the park doesn't need both. and that is in excess of $55M in steel coaster track that is redundant... meanwhile, there have been two large buildings on property that have sat empty for close to a decade. I vote to maximize use of what is currently there and being under-utilized before trying to add something new to the skyline every couple of years. Sorry, sort of went off-topic a bit.
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