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  1. Wanted to try this on Saturday but they were sold out by the time we were getting dinner (around 7). Ended up going for pizza because the line for that wasn't too long in Festhaus. Panda line was long like usual and the line for Hank's was out the door and moving slow (stood in line for close to 10 minutes and still wasn't inside - didn't want to wait 20+ minutes for food)

  2. On 9/5/2020 at 5:47 PM, Bansheelover said:

    The nearest one to us is at Michigan's Adventure which we had planned on visiting just for the wild mouse

    Are you forgetting about the one at Beech Bend? Only 3½ hours from Cincinnati and also home to an excellent GCI woodie.


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  3. One interesting note regarding rides... Coney has always held their fireworks competition in late September after the pool closed. Last year's event drew large crowds (we got there mid to late afternoon and I still waited 20 minutes to put my niece on a kiddie ride...). This year they had planned to hold it in mid-June instead. The only reason I can think of for this change is that having the pool open would have encouraged people to come earlier and spend more (compared to not having the pool), like the rides always did.

    I was particularly looking forward to seeing if the lack of rides affected Balloon Glow at all - that was also a big event for rides.

  4. I worked at the main Dippin' Dots stand at The Beach in the summer of 2006 and at the Donut Shop (in the Blue Ash Chili stand) during Holidayfest that winter. It was definitely a unique place, though I only went that one summer (went with my family using free tickets I got for working there). The people who ran things were nice and it definitely had quite a fan base (helped by a big season pass sale late in the season I'm sure - season passes purchased then were good for the rest of the current season, Holidayfest and the entire next season also including Holidayfest). I'm not sure what their financial situation was like back then, but I enjoyed my time working there. The only thing that kept me from returning was the cost of gas - commuting 20-something miles each way in a minivan wasn't cheap.

  5. On 6/14/2020 at 1:16 AM, beastfan11 said:

    Any insight as to why the rides were removed? The reasoning of the expansion of more water attractions doesn’t seem to reflect the reaction of the majority of the general public. 

    All we know is what the park has said. It sounds more like a decision made by someone out of touch with reality, or a weird money-saving attempt.

    It'll be interesting to see how they do once this pandemic stuff is over - especially the big events like Balloon Glow and Fire Up The Night (both of which were canceled this year in the wake of the pandemic)


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  6. On 4/17/2020 at 12:03 PM, ki95 said:

    Miss these signs :(

    There used to be one of those hanging on the wall at a place called Red Balloon Play+Cafe (combination coffee shop and children's play area that my sister and I took my nieces to several times). They're moving to a new location at some point but I don't know if they'll take that sign with them.

  7. This could be interesting for the park. On one hand, a lot of people won't have as much discretionary spending money available once all is said and done, but on the other hand, a lot of people will also be looking for things to do once everything goes back to normal (as much as possible), so we could see an increase in amusement park attendance in the long run.

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  8. On 2/18/2020 at 3:13 PM, beastfan11 said:

    Nice write up. Spend a lot of time in Northside not to far from the water company building. Had no clue about the train station being relocated. Thanks for sharing!

    I believe the train station was near where Frisch's is now.

    Having lived in Northside all my life I remember the cool old streetcar maintenance facilities. They were later converted into warehouses before being demolished in the 90s. They were partly located where Advance Auto Parts is now.

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  9. I'm still wondering what Coney will be like for big events like Balloon Glow and especially Fire Up the Nite. The rides have always been a big draw at both events (and a reason to get there early to beat the crowds). With the pool being closed by the time Fire Up the Nite occurs, there's not going to be much for anyone to do before the fireworks start.

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