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Everything posted by malem

  1. Unfortunately, even enthusiasts sometimes fail to properly secure loose articles in their cargo pockets before riding. The pouches were a good solution because the ride operators could verify that they were closed, but they did slow dispatches. Getting rid of them for the time being was the right call to keep capacity up and reduce touchpoints amid the pandemic. Hopefully we see pouches return once the pandemic is over.
  2. I moved the conversation about Steel Vengeance loose articles to the relevant thread, so this topic can stay focused on Orion. https://kicentral.com/forums/index.php?/topic/33751-steel-vengeance-no-longer-allows-cell-phones-on-the-ride-or-in-line-with-you
  3. They plan to be open in August, but they haven't announced dates or hours yet. The flash sale is only for currently available dates. I'd keep an eye out for promotions after August dates open up.
  4. As of July 4, the loaded pulled pork fries were listed on the menu board with the dining plan symbol, and I was able to order them. I'm not the biggest fan of cheese sauce, but they were good! The pulled pork is very similar to what's at Coney Barbecue, and RPW fries go along great.
  5. ^ For passholders, the reservation is tied to your season pass. When they scan you in at the front gate, they're able to see your reservation for that day.
  6. This is not accurate; guests have been asked to return to their car and wait until shortly before their reservation time before entering. If ticket distribution goes like it did over Opening Weekend, you should be able to enter the park at noon and still get an Orion ticket for later in the afternoon or evening.
  7. Holding off until the second day was almost certainly a deliberate decision rather than tickets not being ready. A long line for the new coaster on Opening Day is the expectation, and a regular line ensured everyone at the park that day had the chance to ride if they were willing to wait.
  8. If I'm exposed to the virus, isolating myself for 14 days or until I can get a test is a small price to pay to not spread the virus further. Android phones with Google Maps store your location history for future reference if this feature is enabled, but it's not stored often enough to identify who you were in close contact with. Mobile networks also store data about which towers were connected to, but it's not detailed enough to identify precise locations. Unless you're in a society like China where everyone is tracked all the time, contact tracing generally relies on voluntary co
  9. Since face coverings are here to stay at Kings Island, we should have a thread to discuss which types of coverings work best and where to find them. As I mentioned in the Coronavirus thread, I bought a few of these $4 packages of cloth masks from Target, which worked well for me at Kings Island over the weekend. They tend to move around when breathing heavily, but I liked that they didn't tug too hard on my ears while staying secure on my face. I'd recommend the adult small/medium size; the large/XL masks are very big. What has everyone else found success with?
  10. The steps to access the reservation portal are somewhat convoluted: Visit the Kings Island online store and go to Menu->Order Lookup Type your e-mail address and phone number to look up your order Click the order that contains the reservation you want to change Press "View your receipt" In the receipt window/tab that pops up, click the blue link above your reservation time(s) labeled "Manage Reservation" The online store opens up with options to reschedule your reservation The reservation portal currently doesn't allow you to cancel a reservation ou
  11. Personally, I'm hoping more parks relax reservation restrictions on weekdays. As it stands now, an impromptu visit to KI on a lightly crowded weekday is impossible if I have two future visits scheduled already.
  12. For processing season passes, that can be done online this season. From the Welcoming You Back FAQ:
  13. The guest experience with ride tickets is much better than waiting in a 2+ hour queue amid reduced capacity. On Saturday, most guests had a minimal wait when they showed up for their return time. We returned toward the end of our return timeslot and waited less than 10 minutes.
  14. Which type of facemask were you wearing? Some are a lot more comfortable than others. I found these 2-layer cloth masks for $4/pack at Target, which worked really well for me over the weekend.
  15. It's probably a capacity thing; a relatively small food stand in the newest area of the park isn't set up to keep up with the demands of the dining plan.
  16. The wait times thread would be a good place to post dispatch time observations, though a post for every cycle is probably more information than we need. When the general public is loaded onto a new ride for the first time, patience is a virtue.
  17. Cedar Point reservations are now online available on Cedar Point's website and mobile app. For now, there is a limit of one active reservation per passholder. I reserved Saturday, July 11 at 10:00am. https://www.cedarpoint.com/welcoming-you-back#
  18. We didn't try screaming, but wearing them on the coasters wasn't an issue at all with the masks we wore. @IndyGuy4KI and I had simple cloth masks, while @acole5292 had a disposable paper mask. I'll experiment with some other masks this week at Kings Island. Just as enthusiasts have figured out cargo shorts, I'm sure we'll master pandemic facemasks. It was frustrating that many weren't taking social distancing seriously. We tried to keep our distance from others throughout the day, aided by the mostly light crowds. Cornball had some rows closed off for social distancing
  19. They want to ensure social distancing as people get to the front gate. A big crowd waiting for turnstiles to open would not be ideal.
  20. If you use the online order lookup option in the online store (Menu->Order Lookup), you might be able to look it up with your dad's information, assuming you know it.
  21. The pass number is either the long numeric code (00000000000000000000000) or the short alphanumeric code (ABC1XYZ) listed on the back of the pass or in the mobile app. Either of these will work. If the number has worn off, you can use a barcode scanning app to scan your barcode or QR code to get the number.
  22. I got reservations for the 4th! Your reservations should be listed under tickets & passes in the "Me" tab in the KI mobile app, assuming you have the latest version and your pass is added.
  23. Reservations are now open in Kings Island's online app and in the online store.
  24. Season passes have always been subject to capacity limits, which are subject to change. COVID-19 has, of course, dramatically reduced the capacity of all types of businesses. The way I see it, I bought a 2021 season pass, and whatever visits I get this season during the pandemic are a bonus.
  25. ^ You should have received e-mails from Don Helbig at the park with details about the rescheduled event on July 1. Be sure to check your spam folder. If you didn't get it, you should contact the park to get the information and make sure you're on the list to go.
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