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jcgoble3 last won the day on August 18 2018

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  1. Been a while since there was an update here. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/will-schlitterbahn-open-this-year-kck-waterpark-shows-no-signs-of-activity A few things of note from this article and articles it links to: One, all criminal charges were dismissed in February due to abuses by the prosecutor in the grand jury process, namely use of inadmissible evidence. Two, Schlitterbahn Kansas City stated in August in a Facebook comment that all 2018 season pass holders would get a free 2019 pass, after complaints of unusually high amounts of downtime. Three, Schlitterbahn Kansas City appears to have decided to not open at all in 2019. I checked their website, which simply says "Check back for 2019 tickets", and clicking on the buttons to buy tickets or season passes does nothing. Other locations appear to be operating normally. The Kansas City location's Facebook page has also been dormant since October.
  2. jcgoble3

    Decoding 2020

    Ping! Yeah, glad I could share my skip-the-line passes from the wheel game with someone. As for why that day was packed: Rain the day before caused people to delay their visit a day Several after-prom school trips Beautiful weather Flying Pig Marathon that morning (I saw several people with various race shirts on, most likely marathon runners that came to KI after crossing the finish line) Basically just a perfect storm of circumstances.
  3. I got my final Firehawk ride yesterday evening in the cold drizzle. Right after my train was dispatched, Firehawk went 2-9 weather and the other train, which had just been loaded, was unloaded and the riders were sent down the exit instead of back into the queues. I don't know for certain if they reopened, but sending the riders out the exit and ushering everyone out of the main queue suggests to me that it was not likely. Does anyone here know if Firehawk ran at all today? It would be kinda cool (for me, not for those who missed their last ride) if my final ride ended up being the last public train ever.
  4. JavaScript is broken on the forums when I access it from a web browser, preventing me from posting in any way. I can only post from Tapatalk. This has been observed in all of the following environments: Firefox 62.0, Ubuntu 18.04 Chrome 69.0.3497.92, Ubuntu 18.04 Firefox 62.0.1, Android 9
  5. Standards and the definition of a "good" coaster evolve over time. Vortex may have been good when it opened and for quite some time since then, but over the past few years modern standards have overtaken it and its rough transitions are no longer acceptable to many people. IMO it stood the test of time for roughly 25ish years, but in the past few seasons it has begun to struggle to pass that test, if not outright fail it. I get that it is historically significant, but that in and of itself is not a reason to keep a coaster around forever despite being outdated. It's time to retire it for good.
  6. Pixel phones allow you to uninstall anything that isn't necessary for Android to run, including preinstalled apps. And yes, that includes the (minimal) bloatware that Verizon adds to their version of the Pixels.
  7. I've found that holidays (which for KI's purposes includes opening day) can be either absolutely slammed or absolutely dead, with very little in-between. Essentially, the effect of weather on crowd levels is massively magnified on those days. Weather that might be the difference between a 20-minute wait or a 45-minute wait on a normal day can be the difference between a 5-minute wait or a 90-minute wait on holidays.
  8. Incorrect. Adventure Express is a steel coaster.
  9. No, no, no. Gold Passes are still available at least through the fall season and almost certainly through next spring, as they always are. The Sunday deadline was only for a couple of renewal perks that are now no longer offered.
  10. Sure. For starters, remodel the men's restroom to have fewer urinals and more stalls. Having an entire wall of urinals and only one stall (literally, only one) is a bit ridiculous.
  11. Just the same three: the snake, The Bat, and the (rare) tree. EDIT: The auto-capitalization filter strikes again!
  12. To state that it's dead and won't come back. Only from fanboys that don't understand how the industry works. Those that do understand those things know and understand why a SOB revival will never, ever happen. It never should have gained that much attention. A few people got it started and it blew up way bigger than it ever had a right to be because too many people don't understand and know how to tell the difference between a teaser and an Easter egg.
  13. Glad you had fun! As far as food service goes, that's been an ongoing issue for several years with generally poor service, and a lot of people have blamed it on the dining plans (i.e. they already have your money, so there's no incentive to improve anything because they know you're essentially locked to them no matter what). However, the confusion over the 2-Day All-Day Dining may be explained by the fact that AFAIK they do not sell such a thing to the general public (in fact, I've never heard of it before). There are many things available through group sales (where your insurance almost certainly obtained its deal from) that aren't available by any other means, and the 2-Day All-Day Dining appears to be such a thing. So it's likely something they rarely see, and it's possible those associates may have literally never seen one before, especially since at this point in the season many associates have quit to go back to school, so people are getting shifted around between departments and new associates are being hired for the fall season. That doesn't necessarily excuse the issues with it, but may at least explain it.
  14. I could definitely NOT see such a thing. Why do so many people want to see the park do this? Why would the park resurrect anything related to a ride that sent two dozen people to the hospital and is generally a giant black eye for the park? I daresay nobody in the coaster industry is even willing to be associated with that name at this point. Son of Beast is dead and buried, as proven by the tombstone in the Banshee queue. Let it rest in peace. Please.
  15. Yes, antique car rides like this have a single pedal (press for gas, release to brake) and a working steering wheel. A guide rail prevents riders from drifting off course, but it is otherwise fully rider-controlled.
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