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XGatorHead 8904

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  1. I'm not sure where to find the apple cider in the park, but I know for sure that Rivertown Funnel Cake (Claus Confectionary) has the cinnamon bread. I walk by there many, many times every night (for some reason ), wanting the cinnamon bread or a peppermint funnel cake. My partner & I stopped in there the first night to see what they had. I'm not sure if they ran out of the bread Sunday night at that location, but my mom was at the park and got it there sometime between 8:00 - 9:00 that night. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/winterfest/attractions/claus-confectionery
  2. Dems fytin werds. Hams the 2nd best meet n bakins tha best. Turkees tha werst meet ther is! -Sam Just when I thought Sam was gone for the year...
  3. I felt it was unfair of me to take the M&M's as I myself was working too. While I'm sad that the show I was in last year, The Plight Before Christmas, was the only one to not come back this year (it was a funny one!) but I'm having a great time this year walking around as Mr. Tannenbaum! I'll be mostly in Rivertown and occasionally on International Street, so you can look for me there (only I won't have M&M's to hand out).
  4. When I fill in for Slaughterhouse's host (when Mama needs a potty break) and I get asked this question, I say "It better be or we ain't doin' our jobs right!"
  5. I know Cedar Point bans the use of phones & cameras in their haunts too. I go up for Halloweekends every year and remember them saying this in their spiel at each house. First, it can be disorienting for the scareactors, especially when someone is using their light. Our eyes are adjusted to the dark and for someone to come in with a bright light, it blinds us. Second, it takes away from the experience for the other people in the group. It's like at a concert, sitting behind someone taking video on their phone... the screen is distracting. Third, like flightoffear1996 said
  6. Please, if you ever go to Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas again... and this goes for everyone reading this... see the shows! Christmas in the Smokies, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life especially are phenomenal! I cannot say enough good things about them.
  7. Sounds like the typical complaints that people had about KI last year, but once people experienced the event, I noticed the complaints online about the upcharges decreased. I still see a few on Facebook, but now people that went to WinterFest last year are pretty quick to come to the defense of the park when it comes to the value of the cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and the ice skating.
  8. For years Dollywood had my vote for best holiday event but last year KI pulled out all the stops and upped their game from previous WinterFests. KI has my vote and I'm not even being biased because I work there. I still love Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas though and still want to get down there again for it.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Nah, Sam likes to do the biting himself, he doesn't like to be the one bitten...
  12. ^ 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.
  13. 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.
  14. I'll take this as a win for Slaughterhouse. Sam says it was good seeing you again the other night!
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. When chugh43 went with Mrs. Gator, GatorGirl and me back in 2014.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. ^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!
  22. 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.
  23. Good, heartwarming article: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/07/disneyland-opened-early-wednesday-for-one-person-the-guy-who-designed-space-mountain/
  24. When I was in elementary school, we went on a field trip to KI to ride the monorail. It was my first time being in the park while it was closed; the only thing open was the monorail. IIRC, our school was the only one there but I could very well be mistaken about that. I was going to Hopewell Elementary at the time so this would have been 1st or 2nd grade in 1979-1981 or 4th or 5th grade in 1982 - 1984 (we had switched school districts in 3rd grade). That's a field trip I'll always remember because it was so different to see the park absolutely quiet and I though it was so neat that they wo
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