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  1. That area has been there for years. Yes, it was used for picnics, and then was expanded years ago to be a warm up area for the cheerleading and dance competitions that the park held every labor day weekend. At some point it became storage for Haunt and WF props and also bike racks as mentioned. They may be clearing more areas, but it was there the entire time I worked for the park from 96-07.
  2. There is a public elevator in the lobby of the restaurant. It was added a few years back.
  3. An update.... https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/i-team/citizen-research-how-two-middletown-moms-helped-derail-a-1-3b-project?fbclid=IwAR29q5GSyOPc49zHwQX-GgEF5BCvrzRq2csnrJ_MFY5Z4UTnGhNxLnCotQE
  4. I have to admit that I haven't been to the park this season to purchase anything quite yet, but how is this working? Especially with speed. I have visited 6 MLB parks this summer, all with cashless, and the time required to finish a simple transaction for something simple like a beer or lemon chill feels like it has increased dramatically. In fact in one ballpark, the vendor had to go as far as to hold the device over his head, seemingly to get connection. It's tough. I want to love this, but infrastructure has to be increased to make the customer experience better. Just my 2 cents.
  5. I wonder sometimes why they don't go back and use a few Paramount tricks for things like this. Years ago they used to recruit retirees and stay at home parents to work the first two full weeks of the season and the last two full weeks of the season. If I remember correctly, I believe they even gave them a season pass along with a paycheck. Or, back when I was there, they took associates from other departments to work rides on Math and Science days. They were quickly trained for some of the easier positions. It was actually a nice change of pace to work rides a couple days a year.
  6. It was also a Skip's deli and a few other things. However, I do believe Sklyine was in that location during a few years of Winterfest in the 80's
  7. It's likely the right timing, especially for areas that may be used as part of Haunt. Remember the candy cane trusses go up for Haunt.
  8. I do wish they would have brought back the large cinnamon rolls and pecan rolls that were a staple of the bakery that used to be where french corner is going. That was one of the biggest disappointments when they removed the bakery for the original KI Starbucks.
  9. I didn't see this posted anywhere, and I only looked a few pages back, so pardon me if it is a repeat. Some current and alum members of the Live Entertainment department pulled together a pretty cool message for everyone that enjoys their shows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUULP1Pm7Bw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1zRgxrrXiU8Ph4fKq7NGtd4oSqtQ0WZqDF-Wth1WFXsXlobWc8uXIA1as
  10. There is a bit of it in this video:
  11. So we are packing up for a weekend at Cedar Point soon. Half of us going have Platinum Passes, the other half will be buying tickets with our hotel stay. Here is the question that I hope someone can help with. 1) Their website offers a package with a FL+, Drink Package, Meal Package For The Day, and Fun Pix For the day for about $10 more than the current daily price on the FL+. Considering buying a couple to help with lines and meals for those that don't have season passes. Anyone know if they are different bands for the meals vs FL+? One person that would need the meal plan wouldn't be using the FL+, but one kid who would use the FL+ doesn't need to meal. I realize I am trying to save a few bucks by being "creative" with their packages, just not sure it would work that way. Question 2) If we renew at CP and take advantage of the free FL+ for our second day there, can we hand a band to one of the riders that isn't a passholder?
  12. We are currently on the 2nd leg of our vacation in Bradenton FL. We find ourselves with a free day this coming up Saturday. We are considering a trip to USF for the day, as our daughter is dying to see Harry Potter world. Question for the group, how successful could we be in seeing as much as possible with a 2-park express ticket on the first week of August. I get concerned shelling out that type of cash and not getting to see as much as possible. Never having an express pass there, I am not sure what to expect. Any help is appreciated.
  13. Parade at KD is 8 as well, if I am not mistaken. However, the sunset is about 40 min earlier than Cincinnati there.
  14. There are 9 floats. I think the weather and possibly some mechanical issues kept them out at least one night. However they all made the run I saw last night.
  15. In the late 90's and early 2000's that theatre played a few different Scooby shows and even a Jetson Show. While the names have escaped my memory at this point, I do remember that one was themed to Scooby's birthday celebration. These shows in particular used to rewrite lyrics to songs to fit the show. I can distinctly remember versions of Mmmbop (Moon Bop (Jetsons Show)), Celebration, and Talking About My Generation. It also used to hold shows for the original kids Halloween event, including a Beetlejuice magic show. I believe the theatre was closed somewhere between 2004-2006, but I don't remember exactly when.
  16. We are considering taking the family to GWL this weekend. I see many room types are already sold out for the days we are looking at. I was curious, what are normal waits like when the resort is busy for the slides? Also, any must-do's or suggestions for a 10 yr old? Thanks in advance!
  17. No, the first year, and Pirate Jack, were both from Sudden Impact! and Lynton Harris. The Oak Island guys were around during the Sleepy Hallow maze (in the tent where the old dolphin show was), and also the Haunt in the old mining company building, which I can't remember the name of.
  18. I think the company you are speaking of is Oak Island Productions. They aren't involved in Haunt at Kings Island, nor have been in a while....
  19. Thanks for the memories. My first job at the park!
  20. If I thought a show was so bad the first 3 times, I wouldn't go back, let alone 2 more times. Why waste 50 minutes of your time In the park if it is that bad? What is so bad? I saw it. The girls costumes are no worse then old KI shows in the 80's and 90's. His magic aren't thembiggest of tricks, but I thought! With the exception of the balloon trick, that it was fine. Maybe I just have a bit more tolerance.
  21. I have had little problems with my Verizon iPhone. I have heard lots of complaints about AT&T in the park. I heard over the weekend that they have added a temporary tower in the maintenance area by the picnic grove, but not sure who's network that is.
  22. CoastersRZ, what is going on with the water slide that was SBNO last season? Has it been closed because of the success of the Twister slides?
  23. Look Familiar? This was added this week to the exterior of EnterTRAINment Junction. http://imgur.com/CIrP8
  24. The thing that I think could help Kings Island and all the parks would be to start some type of Haunt Attraction Rotation. The problem that I have with most of Haunt is the attractions that have basically been the same for a long period of time. Some of these attractions could be shipped to another park, refurbished, and put out as a new product. Yes, the maze will have to be altered for building size/layout, but could be done very easily. In fact , I think a good suggestion would be for Knott's to build a building to start a new "traveling" maze each year. The host it the first year, and then the second year another park builds the same size/layout building and Knotts ships it to them. This could continue down the chain and make for some very interesting products. Just my 2 cents
  25. They also have a nice Halloween maze and a fun Halloween thing for the kids......They do some neat events.
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