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    Flying- I am a commercial pilot, but also like to fly general aviation. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor at a local<br />university. When not busy, you can find me on the Little Miami<br />Bike Trail as a cycling enthusiast.

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  1. Channel 5 news reported 13 full time positions and 270 seasonal positions will be lost. I got a bad feeling when they axed Falloween back in July. I agree with KI Guy, 100%. Just follow the money trail. pilotank
  2. Could it be a coincidence or Pittsburgh Conspiracy ? On this date the Island Queen was destroyed. How ironic: Today in History, September 9: Coney Island's Island Queen steamboat destroyed. On Sept. 9, 1947, Coney Island's steamboat Island Queen was destroyed in an explosion while docked at Pittsburgh's Monongahela River Wharf. Reference: Today in History https://www.cincinnati.com/ pilotank
  3. Dear CoasterRZ, My heart goes out to you. I lost my mom right before the season opened up. My sister still carries her pass. My mom and dad met at a big band concert at Moonlight Gardens. She was a season pass member since they started selling season passes. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. pilotank
  4. So I judge popularity by how much Sweetmaize Kettle Korn we sell at the old Ticket Booth. This year was a record breaking year, which included Balloon Glow, Kroger's, Tri-Health and Christ Hospital this past summer to name just a few. I believe all the corporate picnics will be lost. I have always been a proponent to expand the rides at Coney. There's more than one million people who live in the 275 beltway south of I-74. More than enough to support an updated amusement park. Coney just took two steps backward to 1972. I can see it now being sold to the Gaming Industry. Sad day for Historical Coney Island. pilotank
  5. Looks like we are not quite done yet! You can understand why CI moved to KI, but it sure wold be nice for it to return to it's glory days. Pilotank
  6. I agree!! Also, I would love to see inside pictures of the Windjammer:) Pilotank
  7. A few observations: The overflow parking lot where the ferry parked by the lighthouse was used as a campground for the Boy Scouts over every Memorial Weekend Many of the Ginkgo ice cream push-up trees are still there They still had duo ways to ride the rides, tickets and POP Since then, Lake Como's configuration was changed. Excellent posts! Pilotank
  8. Since CI has close to a million people living within a 15 mile radius, I would like to see the midway brought back with many of the old style rides back. I know Riverbend is located where the turnaround for the Shooting Star is, however it could be redesigned. I work Balloon Glow and some crowds are estimated at over 20,000 people. You can always dream! Pilotank
  9. Check out this video of the former Six Flags Park in New Orleans has been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina hit the area more than 10 years ago: https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/abandoned-and-left-to-rot-over-a-decade-ago pilotank
  10. The only thing left is a plaque in the Business Office of the Cincinnati Water Works. Which is ironic, because the reason they closed is that the didn't pay their water bill . I was surprised it didn't survive because they had better public transportation than Coney. pilotank
  11. Here is a website: http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/20-haunting-photos-of-disneys-abandoned-water-park/ss-BBqDmSD of Disney's abandoned waterpark. I remember it fondly. Gone the way of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. pilotank
  12. Speaking of WCET and documentaries, has anyone gained access to Relive the Magic? I think it is ca 1984. I have been looking for years without any luck:( pilotank
  13. Isn't it sad and ironic that the final trip of the Island Queen was to Pittsburg:( Fantastic job and thanks for bringing it back to life. pioltank
  14. And who can forget the beginning of The Banana Splits: It shows The Log Flume, Lost River, Moonlight Gardens and many more... pilotank
  15. Did they ever install a center rail? My older brother said he remembers one about ca 1970. pilotank
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