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  1. It's great to see a Cedar Fair park bringing in a restaurant focused on healthier options. Hopefully it's the start of a trend. Which KI food location do you think could use a concept like this? Food at KI is already in a pretty good spot after three consecutive years of new restaurants.
  2. Seeking Alpha has analysis: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4316695-six-flags-recent-announcement-signals-multiple-problems
  3. Much of the stock price adjustment seems triggered by the default of Six Flags' partner in China, leaving those projects in doubt. The drop in domestic pass & membership revenue is surprising. The gold level monthly membership is cheap enough ($6-$9/month depending on park) that many just don't bother to cancel, regardless of how often they visit. Evidently the Planet Fitness model has its limits. Unlike Cedar Fair, they don't have much additional room to discount to drive sales. As a park guest, I'd love to see Six Flags take a more Cedar Fair-esque approach of investing in the guest experience while gradually increasing the pass/membership cost. While every SIX park gets a new attraction every year (unless you're SFMM in 2020), investments in areas like food and general park improvements have been lagging behind FUN for several seasons.
  4. ^ Leviathan was filled with sand after-the-fact. Here's a video explaining that process:
  5. The forecast is calling for widespread rain with temperatures near freezing. Doesn't make sense to open on a weeknight with those conditions.
  6. Diamondback closed early for a weeknight passholder ride night in 2018 due to noise complaints. They have more leeway on weekend nights when the park is typically open late.
  7. Maybe KI could pay to upgrade the insulation of that nearby house built before 1972. Those building houses later should have taken the amusement park into consideration. In a B-4 Commercial Recreation zoning district (as Mason designates Kings Island), the current Mason noise ordinance specifies a maximum "continuous" sound level from a fixed source of 65 dBA from 10pm-7am as measured from the property line (which extends to the river). This would be about as loud as a normal conversation. It's not clear how this would apply to a coaster train dispatching every 2 minutes, or how WKRC measured the sound levels.
  8. $6 shipping doesn't seem too unreasonable. USPS postage would be about $4, and labor costs can be significant when selling a limited quantity of items.
  9. YouTube typically issues Copyright Strikes when a channel receives a complaint. If this channel was terminated for copyright reasons, there were probably multiple complaints. YouTube creators need to be careful not to use others' footage without permission.
  10. I bought a ticket for the 9: 30 start time; looking forward to it! There were no available tickets 15 minutes after they went on sale. A handful of tickets gradually became available as abandoned shopping carts timed out, and it officially sold out after a little over an hour. Those who want to attend this event have to be quick!
  11. Winter Chill Out tickets go on sale today at noon. I'm planning to get a ticket for the 9:00am start time (or a nearby time, if that isn't an option). https://www.cedarpoint.com/play/events/winter-chill-out
  12. If you have any printed ride photos, the cardboard holder might work well to wrap your passes in. Or you could design your own card holder using a photo of your family at the park. Another option if you're feeling creative might be to transfer park-themed artwork to a plain cardboard gift box. I've done something similar with tape and an inkjet printer. If you want to just buy something, a Peanuts character holding the passes might be fun. Good luck, and enjoy your visits with the new passes!
  13. If you make your own pizza at home with fresh pizza dough, LaRosa's jarred pizza sauce (available at Cincy-area grocery stores) and provolone (not mozzarella) cheese, you'll be very close. The major difference between LaRosa's pizza at the park and at restaurants is the crust. The park uses frozen dough and massive-capacity ovens to produce huge quantities of pizza, whereas the restaurants use fresh dough and different ovens. I personally prefer the pizza from the restaurants.
  14. I'd suggest recruiting a non-rider volunteer to take everyone's coats when it's time to board.
  15. I doubt I'll be at the park when FYE does their polar meetup, but I'll probably wear shorts and a t-shirt to Winterfest at least once this season. A roller coaster ride is short enough that exposure to windchill isn't dangerous at temperatures the rides operate in. What gets you is walking through the park and waiting in line.
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