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  1. Funpix

    Ah, that. I noticed on my very first visit to Cedar Point in 2011, and apparently it hasn't changed since, that the ride cameras take a separate photo for each row rather than for each car like at Kings Island. On that first visit, my first thought upon realizing this was that it was a blatant money grab, and indeed, that's exactly what it is. Groups of more than two usually have to buy twice as many photo prints if they want their photos at Cedar Point than at Kings Island. On no evidence whatsoever except his affinity for nickels, I blame Dick Kinzel.
  2. Funpix

    This is why, whenever possible, I always went to the photo booth attendant to get the picture added and never the kiosk. The attendant can zoom and crop the image before the "frame" is added. On one occasion, an attendant was able to take my photo, which she had censored on the overhead screens due to someone in the back row flipping off the camera, and zoom in on me in the front row to eliminate the inappropriate action from the picture so I could add it to my account.
  3. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Ooh, now that's a good idea. Put the Smokehouse in Hank's and a new ride in the construction zone across the midway. I like it!
  4. Official: WinterFest 2017

    ^ Well, if you want to see every show, it's going to take multiple visits. There ain't no way to do them all in one day. QuickEdit: Do you like blue ice cream? If so, then Chef Nate would like to introduce you to his latest creation: Blue Hot Chocolate! No, really:
  5. And work out for a few weeks beforehand. You'll thank yourself when you're climbing the hill from Voyage to the front gate at the end of a long day. (Okay, I'm kidding, but seriously, be prepared for the hills.)
  6. Get rid of one coaster- The Poll

    I honestly don't think Firehawk's lift can be any louder than it already is. BRING ON THE TUNNEL!
  7. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Just say that it's from the park's Snapchat. Normally you're supposed to provide a link back to the source, but that's impossible with Snapchat, so saying where it's from is all you can do.
  8. Expand X-Base?

    It's been 10 minutes now...
  9. Fan Created Themed Attire Events

    Don't have one, don't want one. I simply don't get all the fuss over ugly sweaters at Christmastime. If it's ugly, I either throw it away or donate it to a homeless shelter or some other charity. More commonly, I just don't buy it in the first place. Sorry to be a party pooper.
  10. Does KI compete with area parks?

    I will absolutely make that claim. Holiday World is IMHO simply superior to both of those parks across the board. Don't let the low number of coasters fool you; quality is more important than quantity, and they have a LOT of quality in their coasters. When I say that Legend is my least favorite coaster there, that's very much relative, since it still beats the majority of the other coasters I've ridden elsewhere. The flat rides are mostly better than those at KI as well. Customer service at HW trounces the same at KI in all respects, especially in food service. Speaking of food service, Plymouth Rock Cafe blows away anything KI or CP has to offer; how about a full Thanksgiving meal in the middle of summer for a very reasonable price? And that brings me to another point: they have much more reasonable prices on food than KI or CP, so you won't be left wishing your Cedar Fair dining plan could absorb the cost. And did I mention free unlimited soft drinks, free parking, and free sunscreen? Yeah, I think I've made my point. In 2013 I actually bought a season pass to HW and made three trips down there (four-hour drive each way), staying for two to three days each time. Well worth my money, even though I had to cut back on KI visits that years to afford it.
  11. Does KI compete with area parks?

    For Holiday World, you can tent camp next door at Lake Rudolph for $40 to $45 per night, depending on the day of the week and how early or late in the season it is. They typically offer 10% off throughout the season with proof of membership in a coaster club eligible for HoliWood Nights. (Do be aware that Lake Rudolph sometimes enforces two-day minimum stays.) Alternatively, if you're willing to drive a little bit, there's a state park nearby where you can pitch a tent at a fraction of that price.
  12. So this is my ballot that I'm about to send in: 1, Voyage-Holiday World-USAIN 2, Mystic Timbers-Kings Island-USAOH 3, Raven-Holiday World-USAIN 4, Thunder Run-Kentucky Kingdom-USAKY 5, Legend-Holiday World-USAIN 6, American Eagle (Blue)-SF Great America-USAIL 7, Great American Scream Machine-SF Over Georgia-USAGA 8, Viper-SF Great America-USAIL 0, Goliath-SF Great America-USAIL 9, Blue Streak-Cedar Point-USAOH 10, Tornado-Strickers Grove-USAOH 11, Sea Dragon-Colombus Zoo-USAOH 12, Woodstock Express-Kings Island-USAOH 13, Teddy Bear-Strickers Grove-USAOH 20, Beast-Kings Island-USAOH 50, Racer (Blue)-Kings Island-USAOH 51, Racer (Red)-Kings Island-USAOH 666, Georgia Cyclone-SF Over Georgia-USAGA Yep, the Devil went down to Georgia. (And yes, leaving Goliath present but at 0 is my protest against RMCs being considered wooden.)
  13. Official: WinterFest 2017

    Yes, that's been discussed.
  14. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Certain seasonal jobs, such as those at Kings Island, are exempt from federal overtime laws: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs18.htm
  15. ^ I love the backstory tying in several different rides!
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