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  1. I seem to remember attending a meeting on that with a few other people... and something about holding signs outside said meeting...
  2. I'd love to see a campground back at the park... I never went to the old campgrounds, but that would be awesome waking up to The Bat or The Beast or whatever ride a new campground would be close to. I never stayed at KI's campground since I live so close to the park, but in 1995 I did stay at the campground at Carowinds. I loved waking up to the sounds of the coasters testing.
  3. ORRRR.....how about this idea....why not have a sit down restaurant in the park and call it Decades with items from every era....fads, clothing, toys and Kings Island memorabilia on display from 72 to present? You could even have servers dressed in each era's clothing and sell popular food items from each era! I see your restaurant and raise you this idea: how about a whole hotel resort based on the decades? You could have different buildings for each decade and put giant icons out in front of each one: giant foosball outside the 70's, giant Rubik's Cubes outside the 80's and so on. And
  4. I haven't seen that weight since I was in high school 25+ years ago. I was 5'11" 180 when I started college.
  5. I like Scarowinds' backstory for their Slaughterhouse: https://www.carowinds.com/haunt/ride/Fury/cat/Mazes For the past couple of years I've been getting a group together to go there on their opening weekend, which this year is September 11 & 12th. It's the only weekend I can go since my Halloweekends trip is the following week and Haunt starts the week after that. I'll make sure to include you in the invite.
  6. Power outage cancels memorial concert at site of fatal hayride accident: http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=819877
  7. We ended up not going to the zoo today, so I'll be there for the last show at least. I'll try to get up there for the 5:00 show too, but I have to cut my grass first (before the neighbors start to totally hate me).
  8. Well, here's one parent who doesn't act like Miz Drysdale meeting hillbillies when my kid snaps (or tries to snap). GatorGirl is still a snapper-in-training. Every time we ride a set of scooters at any park, after each ride she inevitably asks me how she did on that one. This parent is more like another kid encouraging her on!
  9. Better places to eat than Waffle House?!? Don't let Gordon Bombay hear you say that!
  10. I know what you mean. I dragged Mrs. Gator & GatorGirl to see it this year. Their reactions: "It's the same as last year," and "Once was enough, I don't need to see it again." My reactions to their reactions: "No it's not, the basic premise is the same but there are different acts and it changes quite a bit throughout the season," and "WHAT?!?!?" So now one of my favorite things to do is this: We watch America's Got Talent every week. Whenever an acrobat performs on that show, I say "It's the same as last time they were on. I've already seen it once, I don't need to see it again,
  11. ^And Carowinds, which reportedly encourages snapping.... their flyers are located where in the park? (He asks, knowing the answer...)
  12. The waterfall's gone? That just shows how much I go in there since they changed it over to a massive smoking area.
  13. Whoa... I just looked up the Live Entertainment page on KI's website. All of the shows are now weekends only with the exception of Cirque. Hard to believe it's already that late in the season. I still have yet to see Off the Charts and Down Home Country this year, and I've only seen Cirque once so far this year. Since my weekends have been and will continue to be busy for the forseeable future, I was hoping to maybe go up some weekday evening to see them. For Cirque that's fine if I can go this week, but it looks like I'll have to try to find time on a weekend if I want to see the othe
  14. Wow, what a well written and well researched article! I'm not used to that when reading articles on amusement parks. I'd love to see some, or all, of the classics back. Watching the Brady Bunch episode reminds me how much the park has lost over the years. How great it would be to have TumbleBug, Bayern Kurve, Spinnin Keggers (or even the Cauldrons), Wheel of Fortune/Trabant, Rotor, Halley's Comet/Round Up and Cuddle Up back in the park! Hopefully some of this comes to fruition with KI. Good luck to the pickers, bring back some good ones for us! Brilliant idea! Or actually
  15. http://www.wlwt.com/news/police-on-scene-of-multiple-vehicle-crash-sb-interstate-71/34559920
  16. ^ I used a Wally Gator one for years but decided to change it up. I originally wanted to be incognito on this site, and was for a few years, but once I started to meet people from here and working Haunt, I decided to start using pictures of myself too. I'll still use Wally from time to time, just not constantly like I did when I first joined.
  17. ^It's now one of mine too! What a great piece of history. We rode it twice, the Gatorettes in the front and me in the back each time. While Mrs. Gator & GatorGirl were amazed at the smoothness, I was amazed at the airtime I got (and the hard slams back into the seat) that they didn't get. The ride op warned me before our first ride that I might want to prepare and stand up a little before the dips. After about the 2nd or 3rd dip and the very hard slam back to the seat, I heeded his advice. Great ride! Our original plan was to go to both Lakemont & DelGrosso's that day, but on
  18. Unrelated to rides, but related to some concerns brought up earlier in this thread, I found myself in an awkward situation this past weekend. Mrs. Gator's family reunion is always held at a park (not amusement park, just a city park) in Pennsylvania. In this park is a community pool, which a large portion of the reunion goes over to to spend some time in. To get to the pool, you have to walk through the changing room/restroom. When I walked in, there were two boys there, ages approximately 4 & 5. The older boy was trying to help his younger brother get his shorts pulled up. While
  19. Seedr poynts gittin a slawtrhows? I gota git up thair n meat em! I wundr wut kind ov meat theyl b wurkin with. Im not piky I lyk all kinds. Thair far enuf away that we shuldnt b runin in 2 any problms with r meat suplyrs. I kant wayt 2 go up thair n c thair oprashun! -Sam EDIT: Now see what you've gone and done? You've got Sam all riled up. It got even worse when I told him that nothing's been confirmed 100% about Cedar Point getting a Slaughterhouse. I had a terrible time trying to calm him down after that. (For those of you new to the site since last year, Sam the Butcher is
  20. When I stay in a motel, all I need is a clean place to sleep & shower at a reasonapble price (under $100, preferably under $90). I read the online reviews and make my decisions based on those. I have to say, the Motel 6 in Altoona, PA this past weekend was wonderful! Sure, it's no Hilton (which I never stay at anyway because they're overpriced IMO), but it met my qualifications (clean rooms & bathrooms, and about $68 per night). Beds were comfortable enough and the Gatorettes even enjoyed the pool there, saying it was cleaner than more expensive places we've stayed.
  21. I'm proud to have ridden 4 of them (#3 Jack Rabbit, #6 Thunderbolt and #10 Racer all at Kennywood, as well as #7 Giant Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk) and adding #1 Leap the Dips tomorrow!
  22. Sure, The Great Scenic Railway is the oldest continuously operating coaster in the world, but even more impressive to me is the oldest coaster in the world (even if it was shut down for years), Leap the Dips at Lakemont Park, which beats TGSR by 10 years in age. Even though it's tame compared to most coasters, I'm extremely excited to finally ride this piece of history tomorrow!
  23. Sam's lurking, waiting just below the surface to be unleashed upon the earth once again.
  24. I usually do that too if I want to ride alone, particularly on AE, BLSC and Racer. I prefer the right side on Beast so I don't do it on that. When we rode Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago, I was lined up for row 2 and the Gatorettes were in line for row 3. There was a group in front of us that was occupying rows 2, 3 & 4 that was letting people go in front of them because they were trying to ride with their friends in row 1. (Really? You're trying to pair a same ride cycle with front row, which always has a longer line??? If you're in a group that requir
  25. Yay, they have those shirts again! I'm probably going to the park tomorrow, hopefully they have them in my size. Thanks for posting the picture Pagoda!
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