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About MagicDanTheMan

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  1. I think the park and it's employees are trying to generate a unique experience for guests. In a world dominated by technology and non-personal interaction, I think their attempt at connecting with and entertaining park guests should be praised. That being said, The Beast ride operator from that video is simply trying to entertain and create a unique experience for guests visiting The Beast. Had he not been doing so, you wouldn't even have noticed that he was there, and they would have seemed just as boring and the same as the operators at all the other rides. After all, where is the fun in bei
  2. The gravel was specifically placed to obliterate any and all cell phones that may have the misfortune of slipping out of a pocket at the lowest and fastest points of the ride experience. Duh.
  3. The Fenced in gravel areas on Diamondback are areas where the track is too close to the ground for people to be while the ride is in operation. These areas cannot be entered by employees, including maintenance, until all power to the ride has been diverted. (no diversion pun intended...)
  4. ^ You are very confused.The Beast was the greatest roller coaster ever built in it's hay day. Anyone with a real passion for coasters can't help but smile sitting in that final break run imagining the historical significance of the ride that they just experienced. It's a shame that many guests visiting the park are unaware of the amazing technical achievement the construction of The Beast really was. If you don't love a ride built and designed by Kings Island itself, how can you call yourself an enthusiast? That's all I'll say about that.
  5. Diamondback has easily the most sophisticated lap bar safety system in the entire park. Why are we comparing it to Texas giant? B&M has a reputation for building safe and reliable rides. This unrelated event on a very dissimilar ride should not be causing this sudden obsession with the lap bars failing on Diamondback. You will never spend a second in motion on Diamondback without a secured lap bar, so don't worry about it.
  6. Maybe you should join Kings Island Security then. Oh, and the rides department. Probably food as well; I'm assuming you have a complaint there too. Forget I said anything.
  7. Being an associate at the park, I rarely post on here. That being said, I cannot let this one go. Have you ever worked at the park? Let alone a popular coaster like Diamondback or Beast? I'll say this in the nicest way possible: you guys have NO IDEA the types of stuff we deal with on a busy day (today was one of the busiest days I have ever worked in the four years that I have been at the park). Stacking trains on days like the one we had today is inevitable. This whole "Diamondstack" thing is a load of poop. I worked there for two years and I know how difficult it is to keep those trains mov
  8. Diamondback was totally the first B&M to feature an animal head pilot car and body train. Assuming I am right, I think that's kinda neat. I'm really diggin' these wing coaster trains. They seem to get more bad@$$ with each new wing coaster they build. I think Cedar Point would be hard pressed to find a cooler way to incorporate a coaster into the entrance.
  9. If we're lucky, the evacuation vehicle will have on "ride" music as well... Some calming music, of course... Wouldn't that be a treat at 300 ft.
  10. I've always wanted to hear this one play while I ride... John Williams at his absolute best.
  11. I love seeing all these pictures. It's a shame to see such a well themed ride deteriorate due to poor designing. I would love to see them try this concept again under a different name and theme. I love the concept behind the original ride; I'm just bummed I didn't get to experience the ride when everything still worked. Thanks for those pictures by the way. I have been trying to find original TRTR pics for the longest time!
  12. What was the spark effect? I didn't get to ride it back in it's heyday...
  13. I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the annoying girl in the video yelling "there are kids here!" and, "is this guy drunk?!", was holding a beer herself at the end of the video. A bit hypocritical... And, obviously the guy was having problems. The employees should not have allowed the guests to gather around the scene. I know at Kings Island when security catches wind of a fight, they all drop whatever they are doing swarm to the scene, so as to deal with the matter quickly before it escalates, as it did in this situation. This could have been poor communication with security by the employe
  14. <iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w9JeOQwSV10" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> heard this soundtrack from Harry Potter for a ride cycle. It's pretty awesome.
  15. Hmmm, Son of Beast relocation? "Guys, I PROMISE it will work better in this spot!"
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