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  1. malem

    Dress code in the park

    ^ What he said.
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    Meal Deals, and meal deals

    Costco's supply chain tracking is a lot more robust than most businesses', so they were able to verify with certainty that their product wasn't affected. Many restaurants have been replacing it to avoid any possibility of serving recalled product and because customers are still wary about consuming it. When making a substitution like this, they really should change the menu or put up a sign explaining the temporary switch. I'd recommend sending your feedback to the park directly.
  3. Yes, you can wear a shirt on the slides. T-shirts don't provide very much sun protection when wet, so you'll want to wear a SPF shirt and/or wear sunscreen under the shirt. For what it's worth, I've seen people ride Mammoth in street clothes, socks and sneakers. I would not recommend this.
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    My Thoughts on Cedar Point vs Kings Island

    Comparing one's home park, with which one is intimately familiar, to another park is very difficult to do.
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    Current wait times

    If you're in the park, but the app doesn't recognize that you are, check your device's location settings. Be sure that GPS and advanced location services are enabled. Android: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6179507?hl=en iOS: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207092
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    Gold Pass extended through July 4th

    ^ That is the deadline for current prices. Carowinds will continue to offer Gold after that date, albeit at a higher price.
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    Gold Pass extended through July 4th

    KI is the only park in the chain where Gold goes away. Other parks that offer gold continue to offer it as long as that season's passes are on sale. It's no secret that Cedar Fair has been pushing season passes progressively harder versus admission tickets. The park just came off a record year; I really don't think lack of sales is a factor. They probably just want to turn more of their early summer visitors into repeat visitors. I just wish they wouldn't advertise a deadline of Memorial Day if the actual deadline is the Fourth of July, as people will feel like they hurried up for nothing.
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    Current wait times

    The signs have been gone since last season. Wait times in the KI app have replaced them.
  9. You can wear water shoes on all rides; there are no (adult) body slides at Splashin' Safari. There are cubby stations at Mammoth/Wildebeest you can stash them in if you prefer not to wear them while riding. Some flip flops are slippery when wet. They have a wristband locker system in the waterpark. Up to four wristbands are provided for each locker, so it's easy (and relatively inexpensive) to share a large locker amongst a group.
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    Coney BBQ and 2018 Food Reviews

    They have alternated between tri tip and brisket this season, so the potential for confusion exists. Was it tri tip or brisket actually being served? I personally prefer the leaner tri tip, but the brisket was very good as well.
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    Current wait times

    Dry park lines are not bad today, according to people at the park.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Giant Boomerangs are actually a lot of fun. I'd highly recommend riding one!
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    2018 Kings Island Bucket List

    Having to warn and ban people is the worst part of being a moderator. Not getting banned is a good goal to have!
  14. For anyone who has yet to purchase their ticket, this Sunday is the deadline to register online and avoid the procrastination tax! It looks like we'll have quite a large turnout from KIC. Anyone interested in meeting for a group photo, perhaps at dinner on Saturday?
  15. Typically, when parks change ownership, pass terms don't change until the next season.
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    Guests Say The Darnest Things

    Yesterday, in line for Vortex, a group of non-enthusiasts overhearing our conversation about the ride asked us about it sinking into the ground. I held back my laughter. A bit disheartening to see that the rumor has spread beyond enthusiasts, but I was glad that I could dispel it for them!
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    Current wait times

    Tapatalk shrinks large images to reduce the file size for mobile devices, so really long screenshots (such as the entire list of wait times) don't display correctly there. These may also be in violation of the copyright on Kings Island's app, as they may not meet the guidelines for fair use. For these reasons, I would advise against posting them. Posting wait times as text or sharing a standard-size screenshot would be perfectly acceptable, and everyone would be able to see them.
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    Extras needed for Photo Shoot

    ^ Upon arrival, you'll need to follow the exact instructions in your e-mail from the park. The employee entrance and security checkpoint is accessed from Western Row Rd; it's across from the Sunoco station.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    Attempting to turn the conversation into a debate about B&M versus other manufacturers is off-topic for this thread, no matter what justification you use to do it. You've been asked to keep it on-topic here.
  20. ^ You'd really like Wicked Cyclone. Steel Vengeance is great for what it is. Building them bigger is what Cedar Point does. For fans of pure intensity, bigger isn't always better.
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    Google: KI shows "permanently closed"

    It's not just Kings Island; it happens to lots of seasonal businesses. Google really should fix it once and for all.
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    KICentral Apparel is now available!

    Customcat usually ships in 1-2 business days. If you bought it today, I would guess that you'd receive it by next Wednesday or Thursday.
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    The Giga Speculation Thread

    ^ That coaster could go right next to King James.
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    Markers at Cedar Point

    Hope you're not trying to make friends with @homestar92 I don't see Gemini leaving any time in the foreseeable future. It's a classic that help put Cedar Point on the map, and it's still a great stepping stone between small coasters and big coasters. It's also a capacity machine, important at a park that packs crowds like Cedar Point can.
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    KICentral Apparel is now available!

    @LMHConcepts and I added 100% polyester options to the store. We haven't tested samples of these yet, so let us know how they work out if you order one. Customcat guarantees their products against defects or printing mistakes. Also, if people want to see more shirt colors for sale, Lee is willing to create a few additional artwork colors to match. Just post here or send a PM to him or I with your ideas.