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

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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Everything posted by Oldiesmann

  1. For those who have never been to Holiday World, it's really easy to find... Just go straight down I-71 to Louisville, then hop on I-64 west for a couple hours. It's right off I-64 (there are plenty of signs in the area).
  2. You might be able to walk onto some rides next weekend. A lot depends on how the weather is though. I wouldn't count on being able to walk onto too many rides though.
  3. I'm working closing shift both Saturday and Sunday, but plan to arrive early enough to catch this show. Should be a good one (better than that country show they've got).
  4. Hmmm... a "designated farting area"... interesting idea... The people from the games in Coney Mall and the photo people in the front of the park can be annoying at times, but that's just something you have to live with. I haven't really noticed any rude employees, although I haven't visited PKI more than about 6 times in a season in several years. I do agree that employees shouldn't be discussing non-work-related things except on break, though. This is my first season working at PKI and I absolutely love it. Even when guests are being rude and/or obnoxious to me, I try hard to be polite a
  5. I doubt that the lady will have much merit in this case. Amazing how The Vortex is still one of the most popular rides in the park... As for that Shakespeare quote, it was this one (courtesy of Google)
  6. I sincerely doubt that such a thing is possible. You're going to have to support all that wood somehow, and wood is nowhere near as strong as welded steel would be. Plus, it would require special rails and probably special trains as well, so it would be quite expensive.
  7. According to this, it was where King Cobra used to be...
  8. I would also recommend giving PKI this lady's name and number so they can deal with her however they want. I'm not sure how they would get your information, but I agree that it's best to direct this issue to PKI and let them handle it. If it were a marketing research firm of some sort (there are several around here), it would be different.
  9. The pre-recorded spiel for Drop Zone was most likely made by Paramount. I would assume that the others are made by the park, Paramount or the company that made the ride.
  10. One time I saw someone hop over the fence there by the first curve on The Beast (the one right out of the station) to get their basketball. Too bad no employees saw them.
  11. Sid - I apologize for the misunderstanding. I understand your frustration, and hope you get the information you're looking for. PKI generally has 3 people on each coaster - one driver and two others (one on either side of the train) who check restraints and seatbelts. There are a few exceptions of course, but most coasters have three people.
  12. Sorry for the confusion Dane. I don't actually know anything about Reptar, although I know people who would. Sid - just have your rides manager call PKI and explain the situation. I'm sure whoever answers the phone can direct their call to the appropriate contact person.
  13. Why didn't you come visit me when you were in HB??? I was there from 9:15 til shortly after 4 on Saturday
  14. You should come down here and ride our Tomb Raider some time. Much cooler than the one you guys got stuck with
  15. I doubt they'll remove Ghoster Coaster. That ride is quite popular. Everytime I'm working over at Alley Cat 500 I see a steady stream of people going for that ride. Plus, Scooby Doo is also quite popular at the moment (Cartoon Network is currently airing three different Scooby Doo series...).
  16. I've got long legs, so this really isn't too much of a problem for me, but I have had similar things happen on Son of Beast before. Not fun at all.
  17. Sid - Please read my response to your other post in the employees only section about this. The information you are requesting is not something employees would willingly give out via email.
  18. I realize that the zoo needs the money, but I just don't feel like spending $20 to go to the zoo, although it looks like they've expanded a bit since I was last there (about a year and a half ago) - I noticed they've got a carousel now (which seems to be a common thing at zoos these days...). I was looking at prices for zoos in other major cities within a couple hours of Cincinnati, and found something interesting... Indianapolis: $11.50 ($5.00 parking; additional $1 for admission to White River Gardens) Columbus: $9.00 ($3.00 parking) Louisville: $9.50 (free parking) Both Louisville a
  19. I would visit the zoo more often if it weren't so expensive. It's only 10 or 15 minutes from me. I can't really afford a zoo membership at the moment ($47, $77 or $116 depending on which perks you want - you have to pay $77 just to get free parking!).
  20. We'll have to wait and see what happens. I haven't heard any such thing, but I don't really put too much faith in these rumors anyway.
  21. Not surprised that you mentioned Hamilton County Parks. Their parks are quite nice, and the campground at Winton Woods looks like a great place (I've been through it, but have never stayed there - in fact, I've never even been camping...). Looks like there are quite a few campgrounds close to PKI.
  22. Thought some of you might find this interesting since PKI's campground is closed this season. While driving around after work today, I found some camping really close to Kings Island (thanks to a blue "Tourist Attractions" sign near the intersection of SR48 and US22/SR3, just outside of South Lebanon). I thought I was familiar with all the lakes in this area, but I'd never even heard of this place until today. Lake Cozy-dale is only 15-20 minutes from Kings Island, but it's far enough off the beaten path that you'd never think Mason, I-71 and King's Island were so close. It's in the little
  23. With the public opening of IJST this weekend, and the expectation of really long lines, I thought it would be fun to discuss the longest you've ever waited in line for a ride (and what ride it was). Personally, I think the longest I've ever waited is an hour or so for Flight of Fear when it first opened.
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