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Everything posted by BoddaH1994

  1. Right, but to me, that’ that just tells me that they had the wrong product put in their hands the first time. It’s not a good experience if it happens to a lot of people. No arguments with your logic here, but the average guest doesn’t know what you do. They’re just going to see that they bought a front of the line wrist band and it didn’t include some major attractions. I could see someone who isn’t into coasters having the regular FL being appropriate for them but would that Democratic really even buy FL?
  2. Just throwing this out there, I have no additional information than what is posted: Maybe people were buying FL and then finding out the hard way that they need to upgrade once they get to the park. This could have created a less-than-ideal guest experience. Although the rides are listed, it still could be argued as to looking like a bait-and-switch. To be clear, if one is eliminated it will be Fastlane, not Fastlane Plus. They just took the “Plus” off and will sell all wrist bands at the higher price, so don’t think a price reduction is going to come as a direct result of this, if it happens. Also, I saw on CP Food Blog that Cedar Point still has FL+ for 2023. Maybe it makes more sense there.
  3. I went to half of the concerts last year - some by choice, some by chance. I can attest that, despite all of its flaws, there is some sort of magic to the venue. I really hope it comes back for 2023.
  4. New episode: Tom and Janine Rebbie from PTC: If you ever wondered who was responsible for switching from buzz bars to individual lap bars, it’s discussed here. I was surprised by their answer.
  5. I was wondering if cost was an influencer on this or if it was just a design choice.
  6. My bad! I organized the questions right before we recorded to give everyone the most possible time to ask questions. That might have accounted for the mix up. Thanks for the question, though! Also, to get ahead of the rumor mill, early in the episode, Joe Rozzi implies that they are doing, “Fun, Fireworks and Fifty” again this year. He later clarified that this year’s show will be different from last year’s show. So we don’t know anything about this year’s show, we just know it will be a different show than “Fun Fireworks and Fifty.”
  7. We talk a lot about “Fun, Fireworks, and Fifty.”
  8. Joe Rozzi from Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will be on the show tonight. If you have any questions about Fun, Fireworks and Fifty or anything firework related please reply to this tweet. I am not sure if I’ll be able to check back in this thread today so your question may not be seen if you reply here.
  9. I’ve heard that as well; however, they used to store the metal brackets that I believe they used for transporting The Vortex’s cars in the offseason under the station, which I think may have contributed to that rumor.
  10. Notice how there are two types of people who typically write reviews: people who have had a very good experience, and those who have had a very bad experience. I guess there are also a few “I rate everything” people. That’s why 45% of reviews are glowing, 45% are horrid, and 10% are more self-indulgent reviews that don’t tell you much.
  11. As of yesterday, Kings Island was still on the sign.
  12. I think it’s appropriate there, at least as it stands now. I do admit that I kind of wish they would do more things with the theater’s capabilities, such utilizing the aforementioned fly rails. I’m not sure why they didn’t, but it may just be a creative decision that you and I disagree with. As it stands now, Tinker’s is the standout show for the event. Could they do something bigger and better in there? Sure. But that’s not the situation they’re in right now. I think the much bigger atrocity was having the Charlie Brows Christmas thing in there. The live parts were fine, but half the show was people in costumes with an overdub track. I think that was a far bigger waste. If they were going to use your idea of somehow enclosing the Showplace and putting Tinkers in there while putting a large signature show in the KT, I’d be for that. I don’t know if I’d want it to be longer, though. I saw Smoky Mountain Christmas (Dollywood) this past year. It was about 50 minutes. My girlfriend and I both agreed that although the show was good and clearly high budget, they probably should have just cut out the slow parts and made the show 30 minutes. You could tell that about a minute into the solo songs, they stayed to lose people and you can see them grabbing their phones. I have a feeling that any show would fall into that trip. Even the best Disney shows have stretched that feel really long, and it’s pretty obvious that they are just trying to fill an hour.
  13. Shocking news. I got to spend about a week with him in 2008. He was very nice and easy to talk to. My condolences. https://www.tmz.com/2023/01/13/robbie-knievel-daredevil-son-evel-knievel-dead-dies-stuntman-stunts/?fbclid=IwAR2FIsYbBDjULJUhQI0Ap5rTzmnRr2VbYZHZd_ZOCb90X0VjntNnnT_1a7c&mibextid=Zxz2cZ Update: KI makes a statement via Twitter
  14. From a business standpoint, an investment company will pay dearly to not have to deal with running the park. They know where their expertise is and isn’t. There are some other factors but the above fact is the lump sum. I don’t know if I’d call it an experiment. This isn’t their first BBQ. No matter the reason, I think they knew exactly what they were getting into. I’m not sure what the effort level was for Cedar Fair. I know the associates were CF employees. My GUESS is that CF got a percentage of revenue as payment. Does anyone have any insight as to how busy it was? Was it hard to get a cottage or RV spot? If CF was paying the payroll then maybe it wasn’t profitable under that model? The truth is probably among your speculation above if I had to guess. I noticed that too. They were proudly Kings Island Camp Cedar, unless something happened then KI’s PR would clarify that Cedar Fair doesn’t own it. Especially since CF managed it, so if something went wrong it would have been CF that handled it? Why does it matter who owns it? If there was an incident at a Wendy’s, would Wendy’s PR respond to media inquiries saying, “Although Wendy’s staffs and manages the property, it is owned by Northshore Holdings, LLC.” Also, doesn’t Camp Cedar have a mention in Tower Gardens? Is that going to stay?
  15. I’ve heard from a source within Camp Cedar that the contract with Cedar Fair was terminated as of January 1, 2023, and pretty much the entire full time staff was let go. I do not have any further information.
  16. So here is some food for thought: Current: January 2022: I also had a weird glitch while looking at the web site. When clicked on, "Places to stay" it showed, "Kings Island Camp Cedar" as an option briefly. I clicked on it and it just looped back to the main page of Kings Island. This could mean everything or absolutely nothing. I don't want anyone to fall into the fallacy that this is because Kings Island is closed. This is the time of year that many people plan their vacations. If this was some sort of oversight it would be detrimental to Camp Cedar.
  17. I went on KI’s web site as a quicker way to get to Camp Cedar’s. Found out that they aren’t listed ANYWHERE on the web site. Does Cedar Fair still manage it? Has anyone heard anything about the deal being terminated? Also, they originally were scheduled to be open every day in the winter but it appears they are now weekends only. Something is up.
  18. I’m pretty certain that the parks that do NYE close their rides at 10:00. My understanding is that, in addition to many of the reasons already mentioned, they want people in the park to contract to I-Street after 10:00.
  19. It’s my favorite day of the season every year! I love the party atmosphere after 10:00! It’s always a running joke within my friends group that something inherently goes wrong with the Tinker ballon drop, and this year was absolutely no exception. Still, the balloon drop is a lot of fun to watch and kids LOVE it! I did the IR buffet last night and I do have some thoughts: The food was excellent, service was great. 10/10 would recommend. They did it a little different this year. I bought tickets for me and my girlfriend and another couple bought their tickets. Because of this, they couldn’t seat us at the same table. They had assigned the tables this year, while it was first come, first serve last year. I totally get why they did it this way, with a sold out event; but, it kind of took away from it when our group was seated at side-by-side high tops instead of all together. I wish there was a different way to make reservations so that you could guarantee that. Even the “two top, four top, etc” options like they had for the 50th ice cream would have worked, I suppose. Or even have it so you can pick out a seat like when you buy a movie ticket. Just food for thought. I suppose we will just buy them all together next year.
  20. Go ahead and mark “added language not guaranteeing a spot in Preferred Parking” off your Bingo card. Shows that they know they can’t/won’t accommodate another benefit that we paid for. Such a disappointing bait-and-switch.
  21. This year simply because Tinker’s is where it belongs, in the KIT.
  22. Mr @Shaggy was on the podcast to talk about the book this week! https://linktr.ee/attractions_group
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