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Everything posted by Oldiesmann

  1. As far as Mammoth and Wildebeest go, I count water coasters separately from regular coasters. I believe I've been on 3 or 4 of them now (both of the ones at HW, plus the one at The Beach in Mason and I believe the one at Kentucky Kingdom as well)
  2. I need to make a trip out there one of these days. That's the only park within 3 1/2 hours of Cincinnati I haven't hit yet.
  3. Hard to explain without getting too technical, but basically they figured out how to feed all of that information into the URL to make it display whatever they want.
  4. Here's a video of Kings Dominion's fountain from a few weeks ago. I imagine we'll eventually be seeing something similar.
  5. Visited the park for a while before work this morning. Didn't get a chance to ride Antique Autos or any coasters but got in some rides with my older niece. It was particularly nice to see that the carousel organ was working again - far better than it has the past few years it seems. Hopefully it stays working this time.
  6. Lakemont Park in Altoona, PA will finally be reopening this year after being closed the past two seasons (and of course this would happen when I'm not going to PA for the first time in 3 or 4 years). They don't seem to have an opening date set yet (their site just says "Opening Summer 2019"), but it's good to see that they're going to be open again. I was planning to make a trip to Lakemont in 2017 but ended up at DelGrosso's instead (also in the Altoona area) since they were closed that year.
  7. On the subject of Culver's, there's one of those about 10 minutes from KI as well for those who may not know. https://www.culvers.com/restaurants/mason.
  8. Great to see the park paying attention to small things like that. A perfect way to help celebrate the ride's 40th anniversary.
  9. Officially put in my request off for Coasterstock today Also put in my request for vacation in July. Need to get hotels booked and decide whether I'm going to try to squeeze anything in on my last day in VA. May either poke around Williamsburg for a bit or stop in at Funland of Fredericksburg to snag another coaster credit.
  10. Nope. It was for a few safety issues: 1. Accidentally let a guest who was too short ride Beastie. This was back before they had the height check station in the kids' area (only at the front of the park or at Guest Services) and the same year that the minimum height on Beastie had changed to 40 inches from 36 inches. On top of all that, we were short handed so we didn't have anyone to work greeter, which left height check responsibilities mainly to whoever was working load side in the station. For safety reasons, you couldn't let the incoming train pass you either, so it was kind of hectic. 2. Let 4 people (dad and three kids) ride in a helicopter on what was then Yogi's Skytours (now Woodstock Whirlybirds) 3. Accidentally left an exit gate unlatched (it was closed, just not latched) at the umbrella ride (now Peanuts Offroad Rally, though it was in a different location at the time)
  11. I worked at KI in the East Pie section of what was then Hanna-Barbera Land (in its last season as it turned out) for a few months in 2005 (got fired - won't get into that here). One hot summer morning I was working Beastie and wasn't feeling great, but didn't feel so bad that I felt I needed to go home. I bent over to check a guest's lapbar and puked all over the guest. I felt horrible and went to go clean up, leaving my poor coworkers to deal with the mess. Needless to say I did get sent home.
  12. I'm glad to see this returning as well. Now if we could only get some decent German food to go in there instead of pizza, burgers and Chinese food.
  13. I'm excited for this. Having visited Cedar Point annually for the past 3+ years, I've always been impressed by the late-night activities they've had. I do realize that CP is a destination/resort park more than just a seasonal one, but still, it's fun to see the parks doing things that both cater to all guests regardless of thrill level and encourage people to stay at the parks later. I typically visit KI with my sister and nieces, and this will be something else that they can enjoy, especially the younger one who hasn't hit the 36" mark yet.
  14. I'm not a smoker and can't stand the smell of cigarette smoke, but I honestly don't have much of an opinion on this. Obviously the powers that be at Disney seem to think this is a good idea. I am however laughing at some of the comments on the various FB posts about this - people claiming they're never coming to Disney again simply because they can't smoke inside the park, etc.
  15. I see some of the boards in the "Kings Island Community" category got moved around. Was this intentional?
  16. Not a Harry Potter fan but a coaster is a coaster so if I ever make it down there I'll have to ride it.
  17. I'm one of those people helping to drive down per capita spending. I visited at least a dozen times last season and rarely spent any money at the park other than purchasing a poncho once or twice.
  18. I was hoping they'd be able to fix it so I could ride it when I visit the park in July. Such a shame.
  19. It's at the top of the calendar page.
  20. Congratulations on the upcoming second child @CoastersRZ I am probably going to attend again this year, but am thinking of skipping HoliWood Nights this year. As much as I love HWN and Holiday World, doing two enthusiast events in less than a month is always a lot of work.
  21. This issue has crept up again. Chromium 71 on Arch Linux and Chrome on Android 8.
  22. On the subject of the shirt pictured several posts up, you can get it here... https://cincyshirts.com/products/need-for-speed
  23. Minor issue, but up at the top of the page, if you click "+ Create" then choose "Topic", the list of forums you can select from shows forums that aren't even visible to me. I can't actually select them since I can't post in them but I would think this would at least limit it to things I could actually see.
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