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Everything posted by malem

  1. Another Six Flags wooden bites the dust. Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia will close permanently in two weeks. http://www.fox5atlanta.com/good-day/268356671-story Similar to Viper at Six Flags Great America, the layout is a mirror image of the Coney Island Cyclone in New York. It's a fun design, though the ride was very rough earlier this season.
  2. To figure out whether the all-inclusive ticket makes sense for you, it might be helpful to compare the cost of the tickets with the cost of everything you would buy separately. Currently, parking at the gate is $20 for a standard vehicle, Fast Lane Plus costs $68-90 per person depending on the date of your visit, a single-day FunPix card (for digital photos from rides and park photographers) costs ~$30, and souvenir bottle costs vary based on how many are purchased. Individual meals in the park are ~$12-15 depending on the location and what you get, or (as Chris mentioned) the All Day Dining Plan wristband is $30 on its own. With the souvenir bottles, be aware that there is no place to leave them while riding Banshee, Firehawk or Mystic Timbers. They would need to be placed in a locker or remain with a non-rider. Small cups (7oz or 5oz) of water are free and available at most food locations (but not drink refill stations). I hope you enjoy your visit next month!
  3. As announced yesterday at D23, Toy Story Land is set to open next summer.
  4. As announced yesterday at this year's D23 expo, The Great Movie Ride will close permanently on August 13, to make way for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. http://attractionsmagazine.com/mickey-minnies-runaway-railway-replacing-great-movie-ride-disneys-hollywood-studios/ The new Star Wars land at DHS has also been officially announced as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opening in 2019.
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  6. Just a reminder that this month's night ERT for gold & platinum passholders is this Thursday, featuring Mystic Timbers, The Beast and Backlot Stunt Coaster. The event runs 10pm-midnight; show your pass at the ride entrance to ride. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/events/
  7. Little to no wait for anything - provided it's presently open. There are scattered storms throughout the area.
  8. I might come as well this afternoon, depending on the forecast. If so, I'd probably arrive around 4pm or 5pm. Here's a previous discussion on which rides members like to do at night: https://KICentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/31185-bestworst-night-rides/ Many would say that The Beast is the best night ride at KI, or anywhere. Mystic Timbers is also a unique experience after dark. Night ERT on both of them will be a lot of fun - weather permitting!
  9. I've tried everything at Island Smokehouse except the shrimp, and it has been fantastic every time. I can't recommend that location highly enough. Reds Hall of Fame Grille has also been very good this season. The only bad-tasting food I've had this season was at Chicken Shack. As with Shark's meal, it tasted like it was cooked in slightly rancid oil. A supervisor was notified, so hopefully it got changed out.
  10. Tonight, we're upgrading the forum software to IPS Community Suite 4. This requires a database conversion, so KIC will be unavailable starting around 8:00pm. We'll get everything back up ASAP & by Tuesday morning. The new software includes a number of changes from the IPB 3.x series we've used for years. Most notably, a new responsive mobile theme will offer many improvements when viewing the forum with the mobile website. Another notable change is an improved editor that eliminates the "BBCode switch". Advanced users can still type BBCode manually, if they prefer that to the editor buttons. If you notice problems or have questions after the upgrade, feel free to send me a PM or post in this thread.
  11. ^ "Boneless wing" refers to the way a piece of boneless meat is prepared and presented. Breasts and wings are both considered white meat, so it tends to make sense. According to the menu board at Rivertown Potato Works, chicken bites are served at that location. The park does offer "boneless wings" (along with actual buffalo wings) at Reds Hall of Fame Grille.
  12. The defective chicken nugget that sparked this thread appears to be fully cooked, even though it evidently wasn't breast meat.
  13. Individual food outlets at Kings Island are licensed and inspected, just as restaurants outside the park are. Inspectors check that relevant state and federal food safety procedures are being followed by staff. When violations are found, follow-up inspections are scheduled to make sure that problems are corrected.
  14. ^ They're showing as links that quote, yes. When you paste a forum link into the forum, it expands into a preview by default. To insert a forum link as a normal link instead, you can click "Display as link instead". Were the post preview links in my post not working for you? I removed the extra posts from when you were trying to get the quote and edit buttons to work. Looks like you have it figured out now!
  15. Welcome to KIC; hope you enjoy your visit this week! It definitely sounds like you'll love Mystic Timbers. It's not as tall or intense as The Voyage, but it packs plenty of punch with its 16 airtime hills. To answer your questions about Banshee and Son of Beast: Unless it's raining, you won't get wet riding Banshee. On the other hand, you might feel mist from Diamondback's splashdown if you sit near the back of the train. Son of Beast last operated in 2009 and was demolished in 2012; construction of Banshee on its former site began in 2013. If you'd like to take a stroll down memory lane, here are some threads to get started with:
  16. Wow, you're really close to 100. Too bad you're not making it to Carowinds this season. If you haven't ridden Python at (Cincinnati's) Coney Island or Sea Dragon at the Columbus Zoo, those would be close options for getting over the hump!
  17. At a $499 price point, it's certainly a niche product - as it should be. Their single day Fast Lane Plus pricing is CAD$69 during the summer. EDIT to add: The CAD$499 price is inclusive of 13% sales tax, while the CAD$69 is not. The break-even point is 6.4 visits.
  18. For reference, here's a link to county food safety inspections for all Kings Island facilities: http://www.healthspace.com/clients/ohio/warren/warren_web_live.nsf/Food-List-ByName?SearchView&SearchWV=1&SearchFuzzy=1&Query=kings+island Did you report the issue with lids on condiments to a manager at Reds Grille and/or to Guest Services? You can ask to speak with a supervisor at any food location, and they'll call one over for you. I will admit that the new cup size worked in favor of the company yesterday. Faced with having to ask for 6 water cups per hour on a hot day, I caved and purchased the season drink plan. Even though I don't like soda, it will be convenient not having to find a location with Kinzel Cups when I'm thirsty. It's also nice to have the option to drink Powerade on really hot days.
  19. The storms have completely avoided us at Cedar Point. Very short waits here today.
  20. New at Cedar Point, presenting the 5oz Kinzel Jr Cup
  21. ^ Yes, that's correct. You park on the other side of the street and walk through the tunnel.
  22. ^ Without a receipt, your options for getting a refund (rather than a replacement) at this point are limited, as it would be very hard to identify your specific transaction. I would suggest replying to the e-mail you got, stressing that you would like a refund of what you paid for this meal. Without a receipt, the best option is sometimes to start a chargeback if you paid with a credit card - provided you have sufficient documentation. Your card issuer would then try to work things out with the merchant on your behalf. This really is a last resort solution; it's much better for everyone to get issues like this resolved immediately. I'm sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience.
  23. In general, holidays themselves are better than the weekend preceding them. The exception in recent seasons has been Labor Day, in part due to the popular Dollar Days event at the park. Silver2005 just noted in the meetup thread that it currently doesn't look busy on the webcam.
  24. I have had good experiences with Rivertown Potato Works this season. Keep in mind that it's mainly known thick-cut fries; Reds Hall of Fame Grille, Chicken Shack and Island Smokehouse all have much better chicken. That nugget in the picture is disgusting; someone should have either replaced or refunded your meal on the spot. It's unfortunate that you were unable to talk to someone that day. In general, if you receive a bad meal, I would suggest taking it back to the restaurant for a replacement. Should you instead need a refund, you would need to go to Guest Services. With regard to your situation, while the park sometimes reads these forums, it's not a good way to get in touch with the department at the park you need. If you're back at the park this season, I would suggest taking your receipt back to Guest Services when there isn't a long wait.
  25. ^ I wouldn't recommend our itinerary to most people. This trip is all sorts of crazy, even by my standards. I'm not positive about KI on the 4th; it will depend on the weather and how exhausted I am at the time.