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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

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Everything posted by Oldiesmann

  1. My shirts are on the way. Haven't decided if I'm going to do iron-on letters or not. I've considered just finding one of those stick-on "Hello, My Name Is..." name-tags instead, but I should be fairly easy to spot. I'll be wearing a red, white and black Cincinnati Bearcats hat with a gray bearcat on the left side and "Bearcats Cincinnati" on the brim.
  2. The ride formerly known as Tomb Raider: The Ride at Canada's Wonderland bears absolutely no resemblance to what is now called The Crypt at KI. Theirs was a Zamperla Volare flying coaster which is now called Time Warp.
  3. There was no splashdown at the end of BLSC and no water to be seen in that pit (save for a stray puddle or two). The geese seemed to be quite happy hanging out around the front of the fountain. The lower observation deck on Eiffel Tower was open yesterday.
  4. I'm mostly concerned about Sunday. I was planning to stay the entire day on Saturday (from around 6:30am until either I'm too tired to do anything else or until they stop running Diamondback around 1am). I just can't be there until around 2pm on Sunday so I need to make sure I can still participate in some of the events.
  5. For those who have called the park already, did they say anything about how long check-in would last? Based on what's been posted already, I'm assuming that check-in will last most of the day (I wouldn't expect them to let you have ERT on Diamondback on Saturday if you get there 5 minutes before the park closes...), but I want to know for sure as I won't be able to get there until maybe 2pm on Sunday (definitely want to be there in time for the SoB tour, but due to church won't be participating in the earlier events).
  6. If they do, there's always the park-and-ride lot on Fields Ertel (one exit south of KI)...
  7. Did a little research... At riskreactor.com: $20 for a one-ounce bottle $60 for a one-pint bottle ($3.75 an ounce) $499 for a one-gallon bottle (approximately $3.89 an ounce) If those prices are anywhere near what KI paid for the ink, I can understand their decision to switch...
  8. Did anyone else find the headline of today's Cincinnati Enquirer humorous? "16K Cases Of Swine Flew"
  9. On my second ride yesterday, I was in row 16 on the left side. The guy next to me decided to turn around to look at the splashback, and got soaked. My left armpit got a little damp from the spray.
  10. Don't really want to describe my entire trip, so instead I'll just post a few photos and some highlights from my trip... Highlights and general thoughts about the trip: Didn't have to wait any longer than 20 minutes for Diamondback (Single Rider Line rules!). Overall, park guests seemed less than enthusiastic about riding things. I was really impressed with how fast Diamondback travels up the first hill and wish all the coasters went up the lift hill that fast. I really like the new estimated wait time signs and hope to see more of those popping up on some rides. Now, the pictures.
  11. I'm not into wakeboarding, but I will definitely have to drive up there to watch the fun sometime. Never ceases to amaze me what keeps popping up around here
  12. While in line for The Beast, a kid asked his dad why there were so many pennies laying on top of the water spout thingy. The father told his son that they usually have a water fountain going there, and people toss their pennies into it.
  13. Someone was out there checking passes today. I'm also surprised that there isn't a phone out there, especially if KI still has a policy of employees not being allowed to have cell phones...
  14. I noticed that the ugly green tent-like building at the end of Coney Mall is finally gone. Also, while riding Adventure Express, I saw a tram parked back by Son of Beast...
  15. The best option would be to add a couple of gates like they have in parking garages. This would prevent people from flying past the attendant and it would require the attendant to actually pay attention - once they verify that the guests have a pass, they just press a button to open the gate. Granted, these gates can malfunction, but it doesn't happen that often. People could still cheat the system if they tried hard enough, but it wouldn't be that likely, and trying to fly through the gate would cause major damage to their car.
  16. Today a kid referred to Monster as "the big black octopus"...
  17. Another thing I would like to see changed at KI... Turn off the lights for FoF. I loved it when it was in the dark, particularly with the mist/fog. Having an indoor coaster is kind of pointless if you can see where you're going.
  18. That wouldn't be a bad idea at all, but I think it's more a question of how much it would cost them to implement such a system.
  19. That's an older account of his. He's now going by "SAMMYLUVSDANE".
  20. Thanks coaster_junky... I was too lazy to look it up That will change tomorrow when I will hopefully be riding Diamondback for the first time. I'm also hoping to find a way to get to Cedar Point sometime this summer.
  21. I didn't really notice it either until I worked at the park in 2005. I noticed there were two elevators and that one seemed to go to a lower platform that wasn't open much. I knew a supervisor at the tower who posted on this board, and asked her about it. I was told that the lower one is only open on busy days when they have enough staff or when it's raining.
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