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jdawg1998 last won the day on April 4 2013

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  1. You must be 16 in order to work ride operations. Everything else you can be 15 (merchandise, food, admissions). Working in rides for two years, I can definitely say I've loved it. You develop great friendships (and I've also met my current girlfriend while working there), you learn how to dedicate yourself to work, and you are given the opportunity to make each and every guest's day the best day ever. Testing rides is my favorite. I think I rode Adventure Express 100+ times this year. I also got to test ride Sling Shot a few times. I began my KI job in merchandise when I was 16, back in 2014. I worked in Banshee photo/store. That was a ton of fun too. I just found it boring standing behind a counter for many hours a day. Rides is much more fast-paced. Good luck in your endeavors in the future. Sounds like you have some time to wait till you can get a job at KI, but I was aspiring to work there since I was 10. If you ever have any questions, ask me, as I'm a current employee and have two different departments under my belt.
  2. First off, I must say I'm surprised this is being open for a third season. Second off, why in the world is this on Yahoo! Sports?
  3. I guess I misunderstood; I was thinking that Winterfest was coming this season. Now I'm not even excited. Not sure how I feel about waiting an entire calendar year and then some for this...it was just announced so early! Regardless, this will be a great event. I just wish it was happening this December.
  4. Am I the only one who has noticed "construction" spelled as "constuction" in the thread title?
  5. Hey guys! While waiting for the 45 minute line on Forbidden Journey, I thought I'd start writing a quick trip report for my amazing visit to Universal Orlando Resort. I got to Islands of Adventure yesterday, all alone, and rode my favorite ride of all time, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. It's crazy that though it opened when the park opened, it is still a perfect attraction. Since yesterday, I rode it three more times and definitely will ride it again - these Express passes sure come in handy! I then rode my second favorite, Forbidden Journey. It's been made tamer since I last rode three years ago, but it's still an impeccable experience. Universal has still put me in awe over the details in their theming with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. No other park comes close to touching it. I decided to then ride the Hogwarts Express over to London. Even a simple train ride here is complete perfection. But Diagon Alley - wow, wow, wow. And Escape from Gringotts - wow, wow, wow. You can't find rides like this anywhere else. Not with this level of intricate theming. Other rides I've been on are Jurassic Park River Adventure - a classic, though the animatronics could use some updating. Doctor Doom's Fearfall is even pretty fun. But what really made the day was when me, CoasterGeek101 (Alex, if you know him) and MrBestDayEver (Will, if you know him) discovered while eating at Three Broomsticks that The Incredible Hulk was in technical rehearsals for the first time since it closed down to be rebuilt. And all I can say is, it was incredible. Best roller coaster experience I've had. We ended up riding it two more times on the trip, at least so far. And then Kong: Kong has gotten criticism it doesn't deserve. Sure it may have screens, but they are utilized so well. And the queue is the best queue of any theme park attraction in the world. It's scary, creepy, and gives me goosebumps, to be honest. The ride does not live up to the queue, but it's still in my top 5 at Universal. I'll probably give a better description later as I'm approaching the start of Forbidden Journey. Talk to you all later. #UOBestDay
  6. Alright, so: Last night when I watched the reveal I was extremely disappointed. I expected at least something bigger and faster. I even went on a rant with my friend about it. All day today at work I complained about "Mystic Timbers". But, all of a sudden, I realized this is a perfect addition to KI. It is something that seems unique and has charm that no other newer coaster at KI has. I trust they will theme it well. The coaster itself looks fun - nothing too intense, but it looks like a great one to marathon. Needless to say, I went from angry to extremely excited about the ride within a few hours. "Mystic Timbers" is still a horrible name though.
  7. ^How was your ride on the amazing Adventure Express today?!
  8. I'm actually surprised they didn't decide to close the park at 10 tonight. Also, does anyone feel bad at all for KI? I kind of do. This weekend should've been huge, as usual, but thanks to the weather, it flopped. And especially now with these amazing fireworks going off - there's not many people seeing them.
  9. I know this has been talked about a lot but it's been bugging me. Why is Kings Island so stubborn about the music played in the parks? We all know Don and other important KI people look over this site and our recommendations. How come they won't just attempt to have music that relates to the area's theme? Is it out of laziness, not caring, or some other reason?
  10. Someone asked me yesterday if Adventure Express "stayed as low as this platform (station) the whole ride". Essentially wanting to know if the ROLLER COASTER she was about to ride had no hills whatsoever on it...
  11. Boy, we really need some more teasers/hints. Things are getting boring around here. C'mon PR team, I know you can come up with something to "stir the pot"!
  12. Today, I went to Kentucky Kingdom with some friends. We rode Storm Chaser twice, the Angry Birds ride, then spontaneously left for Holiday World (completely unplanned) and spent the rest of the day there. After I spent $30 on KK. It's nothing against KK. I just despised the layout, it was hot and tiring to walk around, Storm Chaser underwhelmed me, and honestly I didn't want to wait in the long line Lightning Run had (running one train). I'm sure it's a great park but meh, I wasn't feeling it today. Holiday World was fun as always though! Now, we are going to KI to cap off the day. We are crazy.
  13. I have noticed this year the automated spiel at the end of FoF still plays, but for some reason, there's a ride operator with a mic yelling out "welcome back guys, how was that ride?" It 100% ruins the experience. Can't believe that's even a thing. I think overall, Holiday World has the best automated spiels.
  14. I knew something was fishy about this. I had mixed up two songs that I've been searching for. I Choose You was definitely one of the songs I simply wanted to know the name of, but I didn't care too much about it. BUT the song I was describing earlier - I ACTUALLY FOUND IT. It was not I Choose You. This one actually is electronic, and the description fits it much better. It's actually 'Gotta Get Thru This" by Daniel Bedingfield.
  15. I am really hoping this is not true. I was planning on going to Kentucky Kingdom on Tuesday. Please...don't be true.