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  1. I have a few issues with this. First and foremost,  my cash says right on it "this note is legal tender for all debts public and private"


    What that means is they cannot legally reject my cash payment. 


    Next, will everything in the park be switched to a flat $ amount after tax? I can't put an exact amount on the card at a kiosk. 


    I don't think its fair to be forced to add $10 to a card for something that costs $9.75.  Will there be ways to get $ back off my card if not used or does the park get to keep that?


    Worse yet would be the card issuer charging me for $ deposited that I can't use during the 4 months the park is closed.  Winterfest ends, park doesn't open until spring... thats more than 90 days. 


    Just a few issues I have with cashless.

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  2. I just finished the action Park documentary on HBOMax. They talked about a tank attraction that shot tennis balls and it got me thinking... Does Anybody have pictures of the "Tank Boats"?

    From what I remember it was an upcharge attraction where two people would sit in a boat and fire tennis balls at targets manned by guests with cannons around the perimeter.

    I believe it was in the area now occupied by camp snoopy. It was near what was then the turnpike ride of memory serves me correctly. 

    I was never able to ride do it as I was a small child. I believe it operated until around 1990. I remember watching my older brother ride and shoot the cannons. 

  3. Currently waiting for orion. Started at Diamondback splashdown at 11:50. Made it to former Firehawk photo booth at exactly 1:50. I'd say about an hour to go so a good 3 hour wait. 


    Side note, I have seen quite a few people without wristbands entering the fast pass line.  Single riders??

  4. 4 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    @specialk141 I did mine about an hour ago, You can scroll over horizontally to see the rest of the symptoms. Then none of these is at the very end.

    Thanks Indy! I closed and re-opened the app and that fixed it!

  5. Hey guys, just went to the health screening in the app... I'm unable to scroll or see other "symptoms". I selected no / no and done... but did not confirm if I had completed or not. Anyone having a similar issue??

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  6. I just didn't know if places like KI and CP potentially had state licensed inspectors on their payroll or not. Not sure if that's even a thing. 


    They could not legally operate the rides without state certification so they would not open without this. 


    This could be the reason Stricker's closed. Maybe not worth the cost of inspection in they can't open until july and have to cancel the majority of their season.


    Only so many weekends for private parties to be booked. 

  7. I work for a travelling amusement company here in Ohio. We do church festivals, county fairs, private events ect. 


    We have been trying to get state inspections scheduled for our rides so we can be certified and ready to go when the time comes. 


    We have been told the Dept of Agriculture has furloughed all state inspectors until Aug 1 and no inspection will be available before that date. 

    Can anyone confirm? How would this affect KI if they can't get the attractions inspected or certified?

  8. Id love to think Zodiac was coming back because I never got to experience it... but I really don't think that the case.


    Skylab was a favorite of mine, but I dont see that making a return either. 


    My best guess is Les' Taxi (the tiques) coming back as well as a complete refurb of The Racer with RMC Topper track (which is commonly red and would look very 75'ish with new blue rails). 


    A little paint for Vortex and maybe a flat on the flight commander pad wouldn't be a bad thing either. 


    My dream would be to topper track one side of racer and "RMC" the other making for two distinct experiences, but I don't think they will do that. 


    The Racer is iconic and will never have its layout or concept changed (steel vengeance style) Topper track would give the same old ride a new smoother feel and a very welcome addition. 

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    so let me get this straight.... its okay to want a giga, or an invert, or a wing rider, or ANY NUMBER OF other things we have speculated this coaster could be in this thread, but it is NOT OKAY to want a stupid inverted wingrider that would be 100% new and unique to Kings Island, and one of a kind in the world?

    i'm not saying its what i want, i frankly don't care what we get. just glad we are getting something since there are parks and people around the world that would be thrilled with whatever we are about to receive... but honestly, its not out of the realm of possibilities at this point.

    i dont think its fair to call reasonable idea stupid... and as i said, this is 100% reasonable. it may not be this year, but i could see it happening sometime in the future with the evolution of coasters.

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  10. i doubt it will be "The Bat" i honestly have a hard time believing that the park would go with another "re-creation" or use of a current or former attractions name. SOB was a PR disaster. i'm not saying this coaster would be, but their luck has not been great with this type of thing. just my two cents.

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  11. Thank god! Only 8 more days of this stupidity... And bickering... And people claiming to "know" and "see things"

    then all ill have to read about is who hates it... And wishes it was something different, or who "knew it all along".

    he, I'm hoping for an invert by b&m. I've been hoping for one of those for a long long time... But truth be told, ill be happy with whatever they announce as clearly this will be some kind of coaster.

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  12. you cannot see the north lot from the Soak City cam? can you? correct me if i'm wrong, but that camera is pointed at what i believe is kings mill way, and the traffic light at the Soak City exit... so those lights in the distance are pretty far off property. now if that camera were pointed to the right 90 degrees, we would have a pretty good view of a wide open... empty parking lot.

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  13. maybe the "no camping" sign is just a nod to the fact the coaster (if it is one) will likely be occupying some of the area the old camp ground used to sit on? behind top gun and great wolf? just a thought.....

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