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Everything posted by BoddaH1994

  1. I don't think there's a whole lot to this. Maybe they're moving them. Maybe they're down due to network issues. I'm sure they'll be back soon.
  2. I ordered one of these and they seem very comfortable. It's that breathable Under Armour-style material. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0881QV1M1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. I agree. I don't think the last is worth much. Does someone want to build their factory, housing, or office complex somewhere that it's going to flood almost every year?
  4. I don’t think that is correct. I know someone who was involved in company picnics there and they said a ton of companies backed out with the announcement that the rides would be removed. I agree with what was said above- the appeal isn’t the same for things like company picnics. I’m not saying 2020 is their last year but I would still encourage you to enjoy it while you can.
  5. Daily tickets now being sold for July 9th, pushing it up 2 days. There’s a reason they did this, and it ain’t to be nice. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/welcoming-you-back
  6. I don't think so. I think this happened before that change. Mainly it was because their main dude, Logan, is getting up there in age, so they couldn't really use him as an example to other kids. Rather they wanted to run it like a normal coaster channel and have kids contribute. I believe that their profits now go to charity.
  7. The four the roll together are the most prominent ones at KI: Coaster Studios, Shawn Flaharty, Ohio Valley Coasters, and Thrills United. They cover a wide scope of quality. First, shout out to Flaharty. He doesn't do a ton of editing on his videos, but if you want to see media day from 1990 at Darian Lake, that's your dude. Coaster Studios is the best of the bunch by a long shot. Supremely edited, well done, good personalities involved, funny, informative, and articulate. Ohio Valley Coasters is the worst. In their defense it's more vlog style. But, for example, in their media day coverage of Candymonium (or Brown Streak, as I will always know it), they said 3 or 4 times that it was a, "really good ride." Without any real details. Thrills United/Coaster Kids is a unique beast. I really like what they do. Forget the videos (which are good), their outreach to kids in stuff is really something to write home about.
  8. Ive seen one person hitting a vape on the way out on Thursday. Besides that, nothing. That’s with 3 visits. I’m actually shocked.
  9. Ally Davis, who played Buttons in last year’s “Tinker’s Toy Factory: Christmas Fever,” passed away tragically today. I didn’t know her, but we all knew the character she brought to life. She probably didn’t stand 5’ tall but had the voice of a giant. So sad... https://www.wymt.com/2020/07/06/21-year-old-floyd-county-woman-killed-in-collision-with-tractor-trailer/
  10. ...and that last break run. Wowzers.
  11. And again, things have gotten way better too.
  12. Agreed. I’m fact most companies (Cedar Fair included) have things such as social media policies as well as public relations policies that could result in termination for publicly disparaging the company. The thing the dude said on the scrambler probably isn’t termination worthy but it is incredibly unprofessional. I remember riding the train with a friend of mine who is a ranking official at another chain and their jaw about hit the floor when they heard someone from the train crew say, “Diamondback cost $22 million and that’s why drinks are so expensive here.” I remember them saying that it would have been that person’s last day with the company if they pulled that little joke at their park. Sad part is, it was said again. Every cycle. For several years. I do think the park has cycled through some of the worst employees when it comes to things like they with it dying down over the past 2 or so years.
  13. Glad you also enjoyed the dip. Here is my write up if you haven’t seen it:
  14. I thought this was basically nixed for the season chain wide, but I guess not for the Point. https://www.cedarpoint.com/play/shows
  15. I know none of you care because allegedly some sort of rock crashed into the former X Base area, but in keeping with our love for everything new inside the world of Kings Island, as originally reported by the official Kings Island Twitter a few months ago, a new food item was added to the Brewhouse. First, let me tell you about our experience at the Brewhouse today. My girlfriend and I had just gotten off Orion as a first ride of the day and season after just under a two hour wait. We were tired, dehydrated, hot, and cranky. We needed replenishment. We agreed on the Brewhouse "if the line isn't crazy." Walking that direction, the line was out the door. Of course, social distancing gives lines the illusion that they're much longer than they were, so we decided to wait for a few minutes to see how long it was actually taking. In a move that actually hasn't been surprising over the past season and a half, it was well thought out, organized, and the employees presented themselves as competent and knowledgeable about the new procedures. There was a gentleman at the entrance that gave you a number and explained how the table seating works now. Long story short, they seat you once you order rather than you picking your own seats. Okay, cool. We ordered our food (Pub Burger all the way! Girlfriend got the BBLT.). Then we decided to splurge for the new Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Now, we've all been to Applebees. That sort of appetizer is something that's hard to screw up, but also hard to make notable. Of course, when you have an actual executive chef on the case, it's hard to sell them on the idea of a milky queso and little flakes of greens floating in it. Oh yeah. This was wild ride of taste. I'm not food critic, in fact I don't really have the economy of language to properly describe a dining experience like the professionals do, but what I will say is that the dip was absolutely amazing. It was thick and had a warm, chunky vibe to it. The chips are seasoned in some sort of salt based mix. As with all hand made foods, some had more seasoning than others. The more seasoning you had on a particular chip, the more you could taste how the saltiness of the chips complemented that warm, smooth taste of the dip and vice versa. Gosh, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! Pro tip: the dip also works beautifully paired with the tater tots that come with most meals. The spinach and artichoke dip is found in the Brewhouse. It is NOT on the meal plan and retails for about $8 as of the time of this writing. It's been a long offseason. Treat yourselves.
  16. Plus.... my understanding is that those phones were primarily from under Firehawk.
  17. SR&R was my first ever KI ride.
  18. Good thing they had kind of a “meh” year for investments. Imagine buying a pass anticipating a new ride and they were like LOL JK we aren’t doing that anymore. They actually did that with a dark ride under the old Six Flags in the early 2000’s if I recall.
  19. I saw Six Flags borrowed to increase liquidity. I wonder how things are going in Grand Prairie right now.
  20. Eh.... I think there were underlying issues that weren't directly related to the pandemic. This may or may have not happened regardless. The two park closings were certainly a symptom, implying the death blow could be coming. The good news is that MAYBE... maybe... the new ownership may want Indiana Beach open for one reason or another.
  21. Paywall, but you can read the first few paragraphs. They needed Al Weber’s leadership. https://www.wsj.com/articles/amusement-park-operator-apex-files-for-bankruptcy-11586460368
  22. I’m saying like in a similar model to Six Flags, Disney, Universal, etc... even Knott’s with their annual memberships have suspended membership payments, with, what it seems, no requirement to retroactively pay it back. I understand that we are talking about a 6 month payment plan vs a perpetual 12 month cycle, it we are still in the territory of paying a monthly fee for a park which is presumed to be open this time of year but isn’t.
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