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    Oldschool75 reacted to cdubbs727 in No Trams   
    Kings Island's parking lot isn't huge, and the app alleviates the problem of having to remember where you parked. 
    But I do wish they had the trams. It would make a big difference with kids. It's nerve-wracking to walk with them through the parking lot, especially at night when people are often not paying attention to where they're going and kids have a tendency to run and wander. Also, at the end of the day, us and our kids are usually so tired from walking that a tram would be a great way to ease our legs a bit and restore our energy before the drive back to the hotel. 
     
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    Oldschool75 reacted to Shaggy in What comes after the 2020 Giga?   
    Frankly, unless the rumored 2020 coaster does super huge numbers for the park, I could see it being a long time before a new, large coaster install appears at KI.
    They've gotten some pretty darn good response to just the infrastructure and small-ish capitol addition they made this year.  Their return on investment *seems* to have really boosted attention to the park.  That speaks volumes - and I expect the park will follow suit with more broadly-based additions.
    That having been said, I do shake my head a bit to think that the park hasn't even acknowledged next years "rumored" coaster, and already the topic is changing to a potential follow-up coaster.  Makes me chuckle to myself.
     
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    Oldschool75 reacted to Shaggy in Decoding 2020   
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    Oldschool75 reacted to Gordon Bombay in Decoding 2020   
    "Teasers"
    By: Gordon Bombay

    In the backstage area of the park, within a warehouse nestled between the parking lot, Planet Snoopy, and a security post—there is an office. 

    It's a quaint space, an older area that's a nice respite from the heat afforded to whoever is on duty at the time. 

    A man sits there among the hum of a struggling window a/c unit, the din of the water park, and the faint whistle of the train passing in the distance. 
    He slinks down onto a desk chair, one probably as old as the park itself. The well-worn coveralls he dons are speckled with dried paint.
    On the walls: remnants of a proud park's past are hanging in posterity: signs dating back to the halcyon days of Son of Beast's announcement (before it all went wrong), posters highlighting the first Winterfest revival, and wooden smurf characters outlined with a faded blue. 
    His desktop computer struggles. Recently loaded with Windows 10, its hardware hails from a software edition that debuted just prior to the new millennium. 
    He squints to see the screen in the warm afternoon light of a muggy midwestern afternoon. 

    In his glasses, words reflected... "KICentral.com," "Forums," "Decoding2020," and... "teasers."

    Confidently, he pushes back in the chair, propping his feet up on the desk. 

    He sips his coffee and glances over at a stack of freshly printed signs sitting against the wall—the ones waiting for their day in the park. 

    Chuckling, he glances back at the computer screen and mutters: 

    "When I'm darn good and ready you impatient, 'Acers.' When I'm darn good and ready."
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    Oldschool75 got a reaction from coasterfanatic83 in Something every roller coaster enthusiast should read   
    I came across this article today posted on another site. I’m not sharing this as a promotion of another site, but as a promotion of the message it conveys. I recommend everyone on here should read it.
     
    https://www.coaster-net.com/blogs/have-enthusiast-taken-the-fun-out-of-roller-coasters
     
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
     
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    Oldschool75 reacted to TombraiderTy in KI Blog: The Beast 40 years of terror   
    That's an employee access path, probably to KCKC's pump house (seen at bottom right). You can see the fence between the main path and KCKC continues over top the smaller path, where a guest in white is.
    At the end of the main path is the entrance to the old nature trail though - you can see the dirt pathway near the top of the photo.
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    Oldschool75 got a reaction from Melody in Decoding 2020   
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    Oldschool75 got a reaction from BxDlite in Decoding 2020   
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    Oldschool75 reacted to Shaggy in Decoding 2020   
    Best quote of the day!   My sentiments exactly!  Lol!!!
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    Oldschool75 reacted to Gordon Bombay in Decoding 2020   
    How do you figure it's under "fair use?" Simply because it's "news reporting?" 
    As a professional photographer who's worked for multiple news outlets (both locally and regionally), whether or not they can "use it however they want" is up to some interpretation. I would argue that they can not. Most have policies against this sort of thing. 

    At the very least, they should've sought permission from the person who created it, especially an organization that offers a subscription service and is known to not take kindly to those that copy/paste their full length articles. 
    And as someone who's photos were used on here [KIC] recently, I very much appreciate the credit/attribution/link back. KIC has always been courteous about this and I appreciate that the mods make it a thing.

    Edited for tone, didn't mean to sound so snarky.
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    Oldschool75 reacted to RuthlessAirtime in Decoding 2020   
    Lol As a photographer, you guys are kinda weird about credit on this site It’s news so they can use it however they want. They’re not going to pay for a hastily made MS paint doodle of some imaginary coaster lol.
     
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    Oldschool75 reacted to diamondbackfanatic in Decoding 2020   
    they are covered under fair use.......they do not have to acknowledge, pay or ask.  There are stipulations on what is fair use or what not.  However,  this would fall under fair use.
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