I love seeing all of this old stuff in one thread.
Here are a couple of my own photo trip reports from back in the day. (I can’t believe that the photos are still being hosted somewhere after all these years.)
On another recent thread, @BeastForever was wondering why some people would throw around things like “this site ain’t what it used to be”...I think some of the above things, and these trip reports are an example of why some of us miss the “good old days”.
I would count KIC Day as one of the best days of my (arguably pathetic) life...I made some friendships that day that have lasted all these years.
KIC Day Photo Trip Report (2008)
Then, with the relationship still going strong between the park, and this site we were given an off season event! standbyme’s Blues Party PTR (2009)
And here is @Gordon Bombay’s excellent trip report for the same event...I wish the photos were still visible...hint hint!)
Battling the Off Season Blues - The Day in Photos
Good times! I miss a lot of our past members.
For the record, I am not saying that we all got along back then...just like every “family”, people argued...but it did seem like we were at least more of a cohesive unit than we are now.
And also for the record, I appreciate quite a bit of you “newer posters” that have tried to keep this spirit alive over the past few years. (I gave up for a few years and just lurked because I didn’t think it was worth trying to keep a presence going on here.) I am glad that your passion for the park has kept this site going... I really need my daily Kings Island fix!
It would be nice if everyone could meet face to face again like this again..I think it’s a lot harder to be mean/disrespectful to someone once you can put a face to the name and know what they are actually like.
One last “shout out”... I think Brad @IndyGuy4KI & @malem are doing an excellent job at moderating! It’s got to be a nightmare of a job trying to please both us and the park...I know most of us appreciate it. (At least the ones of us who aren’t jerks do...just kidding, just kidding. )