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  1. Apparently Dollywood has been using the classic Peanuts song "Christmas Time is Here" in a Christmas show for several years without proper licensing... Lee Mendelson, who co-wrote the song, has had enough. https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/09/dollywood-sued-peanuts-charlie-brown-christmas-time-is-here/
  2. I would imagine Disney is trying to do damage control and downplay the severity of this incident given the buzz that's been surrounding this attraction, but it's definitely far more serious than they're trying to say.
  3. This photo has been floating around various articles/FB as well. I'm not sure where it originated.
  4. Multiple sources are reporting that Disney World's fancy new Skyliner gondola ride has been closed following a crash at one of the stations. The fire department is currently working to evacuate riders: https://blogmickey.com/2019/10/apparent-disney-skyliner-crash-shuts-down-system-evacuations-underway/
  5. Even so, as I said above, that basic pass is only $30 less than a KI Gold Pass.
  6. 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.
  7. I'm still wondering why they're listing Turtle Parade and the Rockets for sale when it's pretty much been confirmed that Cincinnati Circus Company bought those. They're even listed on that company's website (Rides & Rentals -> Mechanical Rides)
  8. I don't see Summerfair going anywhere. That's been at Coney for most of its existence according to their website (started at Eden Park in 1968, moved to Coney in 1977, moved downtown to the riverfront from 1979-1984 then back to Coney in 1985 where it's been ever since).
  9. 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
  10. 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:
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. Looks like fun but we really don't need any more low-capacity coasters at KI (and I'm guessing the capacity is one reason only 4 of those exist)
  14. It will be interesting to see what they do, but I still think they're going to end up regretting this decision in the long run.
  15. Not sure if the Cincinnati Zoo would be interested in any additional rides. Their carousel and train are pretty popular though.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Cincinnati Circus has purchased the Racing Rockets and Turtle Parade rides which will be available to rent out for private events next year. Both rides are already pictured on their website (Rides & Rentals -> Mechanical Rides).
  20. 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 rid
  21. The giant wheel shown in WCPO's article was only there for a little over a month last year and was a traveling one.
  22. 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 th
  23. 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.
  24. According to the article they were granted approval back in 2015 and that approval was extended in 2017 but expired last year due to failure to start construction. I'll still be surprised if this thing actually gets built.
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