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  1. Giga for 2020 would certainly be fitting. That will be 20th anniversary of first giga, MF. ps Its been ages since I have posted. Hope you are all well.
  2. Sending trains out with a bunch of empty seats drives me crazy. It seems to have gotten especially bad at Banshee station. My solution would be to stop the ridiculous practice of assigning seats-simply tell people to enter the station and grab a seat especially single riders. This causes an unnecessary long queue line even on non busy days. I have addressed this issue repeatedly to no avail. So managment, hope you are now listening.
  3. Doesn't say that Mean Streak being totally domolished, simply states getting the ax. The video has the tone of a teaser similar to the Mantis closing announcement. This tells me that it is a re-do, not a demolish.
  4. What I don't like about those ads is that it seems to blame everything on the tobacco companies for young people smoking. Give me a break! People have known for decades about the dangers of smoking yet there are people who have continued to take up the habit despite the warnings. I see no personal responsibility in those ads.
  5. Would expect to see e-cig commercials eventually banned from television as regular cig adds were banned from television 45 years ago. Almost feel like I am stepping back in time when I see an e-cig commercial. Here is an example of what I saw regularly on TV when I was a kid.
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    Project 2017?

    Whatever the project is it appears that it will be huge-have you seen how far back those markers go as you ride the train?
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    Project 2017?

    I can see this going so many ways. On the one hand, all of the major Cedar Fair parks except KI now have a giga so it only seems natural that KI is next. On the other hand, Cedar Fair may want Millennium Force to continue to be Queen of the Buckeye state and may not want any similar ride to compete with it in this region. In that case, it seems that a GCI or RMC is entirely possible. Or, I remember an event where Greg Scheid was speaking and asked us all how we liked Thunderbird at Holiday World-hint of a B & M launch? So we are basically back at square one with no idea what Project 2017 is going to be.
  8. And to think that when I was a kid mothers would routinely light up with us in the car and nobody would think anything of it. How times have changed. I have a theory that people who routinely think that they can light up anywhere want to go back to a time 50-60 years ago when smoking was an accepted social custom. They refuse to accept that those times are long gone and we will never go back.
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    Dollar Days

    Out of curiosity did KI extend dollar days to Soak City on Sunday and Monday? Sounds like they did from the description of some of your posts. Just wondering.
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    Dollar Days

    Yesterday knowing about the crazy lines in the past at dollar days, was one of first in line when Rivertown Pizza opened at 11a. Was nice and hot and fresh. Plum tasty.
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    Dollar Days

    The last I checked, it was Terpie.
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    Dollar Days

    Just a warning to you all. Although the web site states no limitations as to such items as the dollar pizza, I was greeted by a surprise today that Soak City only had the dollar special for drinks. When you go into the vehicle entrance you are given an ad slip showing the dollar day specials with the limitations that the pizza special is only in the main area of the park. I suggested to two park ambasseders ( sp.) that they should extend the special to Soak City immediately in the interest of customer service. They were very nice but stated that due to supply issues it would not possible. They advised me that they would advise the web site designer to clarify the limitations in the ad. Just checked and the web site still has not made the necessary changes.
  13. Caught the show Saturday and was a solo trapeze act. Shannon was not there. I asked one of the ushers if she was ok and the usher did not know what had happened. Hope you are ok Shannon.
  14. Lately I do like to ride alone on The Beast but for a different reason. Lately it gets a little cramped with two people ( my own fault-love pizza.). It just seems like a more comfortable ride by myself. Never even thought about the other reasons for riding alone stated on this thread which I can understand.
  15. A shout out to a neglected group of employees, those in food service. Just wanted you all to know that I appreciate your hard work as I know that food service is not easy.
  16. We have no idea what happened until the investigation is completed.
  17. Let's also give a big shout out to Miythandria for starting what in my opinion is one of the nicest if not the nicest threads on KI Central.
  18. Shout out all the ride crews at KI for their friendliness as well as professionalism while doing an outstanding job at their heavy responsibility of keeping us safe. I would like to also thank Ed in security and Diane in Guest Services for always making me feel at home. Another awesome person is Zak in the Banshee shop who just exudes warmth. ( You can tell that he just loves people.) And I don't know his name but one of the Banshee crew does a Minnie Pearl imitation of saying Banshee. ( Bansheeeee!!! as in Howdieeee!!!)-I get the biggest kick out of that. There have been many changes through the years at KI in ownership, rides, etc but one thing that has always remained a constant for me has always been the dedicated, wonderful people there.
  19. Would not be concerned about big crowds not showing up on holidays. Has been like that for years and KI ( and CP) have both survived and will continue to survive.
  20. Shhh, I forgot to say don't spread the word around that park usually not busy on holidays.
  21. Less than 5 minute wait for Banshee. Still waiting for those crowds you are all talking about
  22. So far KI practically empty today.
  23. Was at KI 4th of July last year which was Friday and remember crowds not being bad. Only got real busy in evening. Then headed to CP the next day which was Sat the 5th and, again, crowds not bad at all. I think holidays may be a smidge busier than they used to be with the free military tickets ( well deserved to honor our troops) but I still don't notice huge crowds on holidays like people seem to always predict.
  24. Just reviewing those posts back from 2009 and was there Saturday the 4th. I remember that as day shared Darlene's 500th ride on DB. Remember day not being that crowded as above posters predicted.
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