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XGatorHead 8904

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  1. XGatorHead 8904

    Smurf on eBay

    This topic just shows that I need to start paying attention to eBay again. I got some great collectibles years ago from auctions on there... which reminds me, I need to dig those up and see if KI50Movie_Official might want to use some of them. I am very confident that the Smurf went to a good home. Unfortunately not mine, but a good home nonetheless.
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    Smurf on eBay

    I wish I had known that! To have a piece of the original, superior-to-The-Smurfs Enchanted Voyage would be awesome! I loved that ride when I was a kid. We could have had a bidding war between you and me. I'd even settle for a piece of Smurf's Enchanted Voyage, as that was a decent ride too and I love collecting pieces of KI history, but the current price would definitely not be approved by our family CFO, Mrs. Gator.
  3. XGatorHead 8904

    Question about Beast's entrance?

    Nah, Sam likes to do the biting himself, he doesn't like to be the one bitten...
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    Question about Beast's entrance?

    ^ Vortex was there long before the water was taken out around The Beast. The reason I heard for the water's removal was because it was a good breeding ground for mosquitoes, plus it collected trash pretty regularly and the water made it not so easy to keep the area clean.
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    Haunt 2018

    Thank u! Mama n tha bois lyk 2 c grate revoos lyk this 1! -Sam When it rains, the outdoor scare zones close and the scareactors are put inside the indoor houses. To review these as you did is not fair because you didn't get the full experience... all you saw were the props. And Don does not run the park, nor does he oversee the haunt attractions, as JubJester pointed out above. To call him out for a closed outdoor attraction on a rainy night is not an accurate or polite thing to do.
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    Early Haunt 2018 Reviews

    I'll take this as a win for Slaughterhouse. Sam says it was good seeing you again the other night!
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    History of the Haunt

    As full time Supervisor of Admissions during that time, I can confirm how things were done. We did use wristbands during the upcharge years of FearFest. Wristbands were originally available at the General Admission booths, at the Return Visit booth inside the park next to Keyhole Photo and we also had associates in the park selling wristbands out of aprons. The first year, as the weeks went on and the popularity of FearFest became apparent, we expanded sales into the Season Pass Sales windows and Big Booth (the Group Sales building) and had people selling them from aprons outside the front gate too. Once FearFest started, you had to have a wristband in order to get in line for rides and enter the haunts. Close to the time of FearFest opening (an hour before?) we set up bicycle rack barricades inside the front gate along with signs directing guests to exit through the old season pass gate. No exiting was permitted through the front gate once the barricades were set up; that was to free up the front gate as an entrance only so we could have a smooth flow of traffic, in through the front gate and out through the season pass gate. Once it was clear that the main flow of regular park guests exiting the park and the main flow of FearFest guests entering the park was over, the barricades were removed and the front gate operated as normal. At no time was the park entirely cleared then people have to re-enter for FearFest. That idea was rejected due to it being a logistical nightmare.
  8. XGatorHead 8904

    Skeleton Key Experience

    And don't forget those organs were slippery little things too.... Sam liked to keep those lubed up! That's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year!
  9. XGatorHead 8904

    Why is Eiffel Tower partially closed?

    I can say that the 50' platform is one of the few places, public or behind the scenes, that I have never been in the park.
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    Does anyone know how many guests are season passholders?

    When chugh43 went with Mrs. Gator, GatorGirl and me back in 2014.
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    Kings Island Haunt 2018: What's New

    There are quite a few of us Haunt scareactors that did both Haunt and WinterFest last year. I can't think of any that chose to do WinterFest instead of Haunt.
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    Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    Being one exit south from the park, the only noise I hear is the sound of the fireworks going off at 10:00 every night. My family and I enjoy it. But I would expect that if I moved next to an amusement park that's been there for over 40 years, then yes, there would be noise any time.
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    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    ^That's right! We had our pictures taken with REAL cameras with REAL pictures that we had to wait to be developed, then wait while those pictures and a little slip of paper that we had signed... in CURSIVE... which kids don't even know how to do anymore and aren't even taught in school anymore... were run though the machine to get LAMINATED! None of this digital-picture-not-even-being-on-the-pass-but-in-the-computer-instead mumbo jumbo!
  14. XGatorHead 8904

    Winterfest 2018 Discussion Thread

    It was only the 2005 Paramount version of WinterFest that season pass holders had to pay. I remember getting in with my season pass during the original incarnation.
  15. Good, heartwarming article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/07/disneyland-opened-early-wednesday-for-one-person-the-guy-who-designed-space-mountain/