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Everything posted by beastfan11

  1. As long as the quality of the food justifies its being open. I’ve had the opportunity to eat up there and it’s truly a beautiful place. That said, I’m fearful that it would quickly devolve into the buffet style offerings we’ve seen previously. I would love to see it, though!
  2. The park has been operating dark rides in one form or another since 1972. I don’t think it’s a matter of them not being able to afford it as much as it is not wanting to spend the money. As mentioned elsewhere, the Enchanted Voyage was a pretty sizable investment when the park opened. So, a dark ride with actual, physical props and sets is certainly possible. That being said, I think it’s unlikely given Cedar Fair’s attitude towards dark rides in general. Which is shame.
  3. Wouldn’t hurt to announce something to excite people about next season to buy season passes. An announcement about a 50th anniversary celebration without any major details probably won’t cut it for some.
  4. No brainer. German Food in Oktoberfest. I went to Goettafest last night and saw a bunch of fun German dishes. I know they tried out some German menu items in the Beer Garden a handful of years back, but it was overpriced and tasted awful. I’d be so down with a Goetta restaurant, too.
  5. Couldn’t agree more. If the theming was there to begin with you’d think there’d be a plan for upkeep! It’s an unfortunate situation that tends to repeat itself.
  6. I’m sure it costs money to use those songs. Maybe that’s it?
  7. It’s not a Giga bathroom if it’s under 300 feet regardless of the height of the drop.
  8. Per their social media channels, the park has announced that the third party carnival rides previously slated for Ballon Glow will not be appearing due to a scheduling conflict. If only there was a way they could have rides available to the public during large events like these… It’s almost as if they make these decisions using a blindfold and a dart board.
  9. Very unpopular opinion I’m sure, but I have to say Orion. It’s a helluva ride don’t get me wrong. It’s just way too similar to Diamondback for my taste. Still a fun time, but it’s just not all that earth shattering as some claim.
  10. I miss the sound of the station announcements/Indiana Jones theme in the cue for AE.
  11. I never bought the “water park focus” excuse, personally. I hope the event is successful and we’ll see the return of the dry side of the park in some form in the future.
  12. Good times at Super Bowl. The current “atmosphere” is part of the charm. Haha. Hoping for lots of future success!
  13. Is that why many other regional and year long parks are seemingly moving in the other direction?
  14. Of course I wouldn’t want the park to be closed. Nor would I want the schedules or hours of the park to be affected. (But they ARE being affected) I’m also not the park president or CEO, so I can’t strategically say what I would do. That said, they’re paid well more than $18 an hour so it’s their job to figure this out. I don’t know if I believe that “staffing” is the issue at its core. Plenty of people want to work, but is the park/CF willing to pay those $18/hr employees to do so? It might not be in their budget. That in itself is an issue because it’s absolutely something that shouldn’t been planned for. It’s their job. Professionally speaking, of an issue arises in my career/job that falls under my jurisdiction I’m expected to be responsible for it. It’s my job to do so. Cutting corners like this is not only inconvenient, but also a customer service/relations nightmare.
  15. This is a great summation of the entire situation. Pretty spot on, but here’s where I think there are a few issues. As a season pass holder, why would I want to open my wallet when: 1. There are numerous security and saftey issues. 2. When the quality of a number of the aforementioned products are inconsistent (food, etc.). 3. A significant reduction in hours and (potential) special events. 4. Lack of direct communication in regards to changes to their customer base. I understand that it’s a difficult situation to be in, but I find it hard to believe that the demand and popularity of the park was underestimated given the circumstance of the last year. I’m not trying to be negative, but I also don’t want to have the wool pulled over my eyes, so to speak. I feel like my money is better spent elsewhere given the current situation. Especially given that other parks are doing more, not less.
  16. Call me old fashioned, but maybe don’t run a business unless you can afford to run a business...? I don’t think this a good excuse.
  17. If they advertised Haunt to sell season passes, then cancel it... that’s extremely weak. With that said, as I’ve gotten older I’ve been less into the event anyway. Winterfest is a much better event in my opinion. I’d love some kind of revamped fall event, though. Something along the lines of a food festival with a 2-3, high quality, well staffed mazes. Obviously, some events focused on kids would be a huge hit too. Again, advertising Haunt only to pull the plug is pretty lame for those purchasing passes in hopes of attending the event.
  18. Definitely split my time between here and ExtremePKI back in the day! Very good times and fantastic memories!
  19. Special shout out to the park for saving me money this season. Probably won’t be making it after work like I had planned when I bought my pass. Weak.
  20. Wow, I got banned from reacting/liking/commenting on the parks Facebook page for referencing the early closings, etc. As someone who does social media marketing professionally, I’d love to give a shout out to the severe level of unprofessionalism being displayed by the park. Bravo.
  21. I wish there was new management in place before the removal of the rides.
  22. Don’t know if this has been posted. I’m just now getting up to speed in regards to what happened. If this was truly a reoccurring situation that wasn’t addressed until it got out of hand... That’s pretty shameful on the parks end. Pretty incredible that an officer had apparently been pepper sprayed? Did they hire their security guards from Intamin?
  23. Look, if they’re not going to say or do anything about people running around with guns, can we at least get the live train robber actors back on the KI&MVRR?
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