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  1. Ha! I think I remember having a rib sandwich from the stand under the Dragster bleachers in like 2003. I wasn't sure until the posts above confirmed what used to be there.
  2. I think they sell it too cheap and sell too many. If they cut the number they sold in half and doubled the price, I would be pleased.
  3. My guess is that it will be open Memorial Day to Labor Day, and maybe weekends in the fall. I'm curious to see updated pictures of the site. As of the spring, they needed to plant a lot of trees to make it look anything like the artwork that is on the website.
  4. I think the schedule looks great again this year. I hope Mike Koontz is one of the speakers again this year. He always has interesting information and stories to share.
  5. Well there you go. Shows how much I have paid attention to the B&M trains...
  6. Not the front seats, but some B&M trains come with what are sometimes referred to as "big boy" seats which have seats and restraints that can hold larger guests that might not fit in the standard restraint. These seats tend to be in the middle of the train somewhere. It seems to be very hit or miss which B&M coasters have them. I don't believe any of the B&M coasters at Kings Island or Cedar Point have them.
  7. David Fornshell, the Warren Country prosecutor was on 700 WLW earlier this week and discussed the Kings Island incident. He indicated that significant changes have been made to the security posture of the park in connection with Mason police. This matches what many here have already reported regarding seeing more security presence. He also indicated that his office is continuing to identify individuals from the incident in order to press charges. This is a tedious process and involves following individuals backwards thru video footage all the way back to the time they enter the park. I assume they can then correlate the video along with the season pass entry data.
  8. Yeah, but not outside the shed...which is where we and most trains were stopping. Go in the shed, go in the shed, g-g-go in the shed...
  9. I agree with silver2005's assessment from yesterday. We were in Planet Snoopy quite a bit, and it was not as crowded there as in other parts of the park. Boo Blasters was about a 30 minute wait mid-afternoon. We rode Mystic Timbers, Adventure Express, and Racer. In all 3 cases, operations seemed slower than normal, mostly because it seemed like more workers are needed on the platforms. All 3 were stacking routinely.
  10. My goodness those food lines. I wonder what percentage of people waiting in line for food have a meal plan.
  11. One concern I have is that Fast Lane might impact the adoption of additional technology in the parks. Now that everyone carries a phone, seems like we shouldn't be too far from being able to do more virtual queuing using the KI app and something like kiosks at the ride entrances. I worry that the park won't consider things like that because it might impact Fast Lane sales.
  12. Finally got around to ordering a copy of the new book. After following this thread for the past couple years, I'm so glad this is being published. I hope it does well.
  13. I'm really glad the park has brought back ERT. Looking at the list, it looks like they made some very good decisions by making sure Orion is always included, as well as Great Pumpkin Coaster. ERT is really different between Cedar Point and Kings Island. Hotels full of people are the main reason. Steel Vengeance continues to be a maintenance hog at Cedar Point. It also sees heavy crowds from open to close. Orion is probably the most comparable ride, but it doesn't appear to need anywhere near the same amount of nightly maintenance. A more comparable situation would be if The Beast were busy from open to close with very large crowds. Notice that The Beast is not listed for any ERT. If we guess why, it is likely related to the lengthy time it takes to check it every morning. So far there is no indication any line closing policy has been changed. It seems to me it would have been changed already due to the noise complaints rather than any operational costs. Most of crowds at Kings Island seem to leave before evening, which is why they have nightly fireworks and Grand Carnivale. So far we've been told Coasterstock is returning and so is ERT. That's +2 over 2020 already.
  14. Username Bbygurl1212? First post? Troll.
  15. Part of me says, "wow, that's a rare collector's item." And another part says, "It cost $230 for a track piece and they couldn't even get the label plate correct?"
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