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  1. 11 hours ago, Kenban said:

    I have to point out there is a $79.95 pass called the Splash Pass, it includes parking, admission, and all of the important parts if all you want to do is go to the water park. 

    The pass everyone keeps complaining about just adds the ability to bring a cooler, a free game of skill every week, paddleboats, mini golf, and extra bring a friend tickets.  If these items do not matter then there is no need to pay the extra $50 dollars.  Without the rides the Adventure pass really does not make much sense for most guests.

    Even so, as I said above, that basic pass is only $30 less than a KI Gold Pass.

  2. The comments on Coney's FB page in regards to season pass prices are not kind at all for the most part. I have a feeling Coney won't be around much longer unless they start making smarter decisions.

    $80 for the regular pass when an additional $30 will get you a Gold Pass to KI is ridiculous.

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  3. 7 hours ago, beastfan11 said:

    That seemed to be the general consensus at the park last night. I, for one, am not buying the “guest research” emphasizing a greater focus on the water attractions. The ride closures coupled with the canceling of Fall-O-Ween is raising a red flag or two. I also have heard rumblings on Facebook about coolers not being permitted anymore? I don’t know if that’s true, but it seems like something might be going on behind the scenes. The whole thing reeks of Geauga Lake to me. 

    I'm not buying the whole "guest research" thing either - especially given the feedback they've received about this decision. As far as the coolers go, I believe they used to allow all pass holders to bring a cooler into the pool. This year you could only do that if you were a platinum pass holder. There has to be more to this than they're letting on - cancelling the popular fall festival, suddenly deciding to remove rides, still no season pass sales and we're almost to October...

    On a more positive note, at least my visit last night allowed me to finally add something Coney Island related to my wardrobe - I scored a $37 zip-up hooded sweatshirt for $13.85 with tax (65% off).

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  4. Coney's rides are now up for sale at Rides 4-U. Current prices:

    Euro-Bungy: $10,000
    Meltdown (the inflatable thingy under the tent near the swings): $10,000
    Wipe-Out: $79,000
    Top Spin: $349,000
    Tilt-a-Whirl: $19,000
    Tempest: $29,000
    Scream Machine: $29,000
    Rock-o-Plane: $19,000
    River Runner: $179,000
    Python: $129,000
    Flying Bobs: $69,000
    Scrambler: $29,000
    Giant Slide: $29,000
    Ferris Wheel: $29,000
    Dodgems: $69,000
    Carousel: $149,000
    Turtle Parade: $12,500 (though supposedly already purchased by Cincinnati Circus Company)
    Swing-A-Round: $20,000
    Rockets: $12,500 (also supposedly purchased by Cincinnati Circus Company)
    Fender Benders: $69,000
    Frog Hopper: $29,000
    Trains and Boats: $9500
    Airplane: $19,000

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  5. I personally would like to see more trees in Planet Snoopy. The "Camp Snoopy" area at Carowinds is fantastic, and even Planet Snoopy at Kings Dominion has a lot more shade (though neither park has as many rides in their Snoopy area as KI does)

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  6. I'm surprised they'd do free beer, simply because that could lead to issues with guests drinking too much. If these things are anything like CFC (Cincinnati Financial) day was when I worked at The Beach in 2006, they keep track of the cost of the "free" food and bill the company for it. That's what we did (we gave out well over $1000 worth of Dippin' Dots that day as I recall - pretty much a non-stop line from open til close)

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  7. 3 hours ago, goettablitz said:

    My employer has their company picnic at Coney.  We get a shelter and unlimited ride wrist bands.  A sunlight pool upgrade was offered a few years ago and no one wanted to do it.  Since this announcement the higher ups have already started looking for a new picnic venue.  Makes me wonder if other companies feel the same.

    Tell them about Stricker's Grove.

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  8. The only Coney rides I could see working well at KI (besides possibly one of the kiddie rides) are Flying Bobs and Tilt-a-Whirl.

    The company that makes Scrambler is still in business so KI wouldn't need to strip the one at Coney for parts. The bumper cars and ship at KI are completely different than the ones at Coney so those wouldn't do very well for parts either.

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  9. 17 minutes ago, Bansheelover said:

    You will love Carowinds. Fury 325 is worth the drive, and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. We also enjoyed Copperhead.  At Carowinds if it is not buy the ride ops let you ride again if no one is waiting for your row. 

    I actually hit Carowinds back in July (Carowinds, KD and BGW). I agree that it's a great park and would definitely love a return visit. Fury ended up being my 100th coaster.

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  10. I've renewed Platinum again next year but I haven't decided which CF parks I'm going to hit besides KI. A return to BGW is tempting especially with that new coaster they're putting in, but I don't know if I want to do a repeat of this year's trip just for a single new coaster credit (I got a record 33 new coaster credits on that trip). My sister was talking about wanting to do Carowinds and Cedar Point next year, so if they end up doing that I'll probably tag along with them if I can.

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  11. I have found the choice of the past several ride additions at Coney a bit odd. Coney has built itself into a nice family park with the combination of rides and the pool, yet it's been a long time since they added a family ride (the past three have been two thrill rides and a kiddie ride, not counting the short-lived boats which never seemed to be that popular anyway). Something from Zamperla like a Rockin' Tug or Samba Balloon would have been perfect for Coney. Not high thrill of course, but something that the entire family could enjoy.

    @CoastersRZ do you know when most of the current rides were added? I know Wipe Out, Top Spin and Fender Bender are all relatively new (past 5 years or so I want to say), and Python was added in 1999, but I don't know when the rest were added.

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  12. 30 minutes ago, Imperial79 said:

    This is sad to hear,  I went there in 2016,  it is a nice little park.  

    I saw a few people are asking KI to save some of the rides,  I hope they do but I don't count on it.  Some people are asking CF/KI to buy the large Ferris Wheel,  but isn't the large Ferris Wheel not owned by CI?  It is just there for a few weeks I believe.  I know they have a smaller one,  Eli Bridge one,  maybe KI can buy it.  The large Ferris Wheel is really nice, and would look beautiful added to the KI skyline. 

    The giant wheel shown in WCPO's article was only there for a little over a month last year and was a traveling one.

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  13. 18 minutes ago, Shaggy said:

    The same thing just happened with Lakemont park in PA... so this does not surprise me.

    Lakemont closed for a few seasons but that was a completely different situation and they still have quite a few classic rides. http://lakemontparkfun.com/attractions/

    Back on topic, I think this is a terrible decision and I'm hoping they'll reconsider (though I would actually be surprised if they did). It just doesn't make any sense to me. Every time I've visited the park, the rides have been popular, especially among kids. My three year old niece had a lot of fun on the kids rides each of the three times we visited this year, and I enjoyed riding classics like Flying Bobs, Tempest and the Tilt-a-Whirl. It just won't be the same without the rides and I won't be as inclined to visit now (Sunlite Pool is fun, but it gets crowded and I like having things to do besides the pool as well). I don't think the pool and slides will be enough to keep people coming back as often.

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  14. Hopefully we'll at least see a new ride at Coney next year since they removed Round Up. I'd personally prefer to see either another coaster or at least a replacement for Python, but I don't see that happening anytime soon considering the pool is the big attraction and Python is still quite popular.

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