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Everything posted by jdawg1998

  1. That's surprising to me. I'd imagine they're making even more money now with the Christmas lights, so it's interesting to see them cancel something else. Maybe there is too much overhead for that event, so they had to cut out Fall-O-Ween? It did mention they wanted to focus on more successful events, so it's possible this year's Christmas lights will be even better.
  2. You cracked the code. So, 2038, we'll finally get an RMC?
  3. That's because Express has some potential. BLSC can't really be fixed, honestly. It's a concrete jungle. And it's literally themed to a concrete jungle. The very basis of it disallows it from any good theming.
  4. I've never really heard a park admit to not expect a certain level of new attraction. Seems to diminish the hype over it. Strange.
  5. The latter. I say this because the teasers are working. All of you are flipping out trying to decipher what they mean, and it's only been a day. That means they're doing a good job.
  6. Throwback to a few days ago and the onslaught of attacks on KI for delivering horrible teasers...
  7. It really depends. I think VF ride ops are outgoing and fun because we are bored. It makes it a lot more entertaining. I know a lot of people here have their opinions about annoying spieling, but I found that talking to all the guests over the mic was enjoyable for everyone. The best part was singing Happy Birthday to someone on the ride. Also, no I do not work there anymore, all of this is from my experiences in the 3 years I was at KI from 2015-2017.
  8. I want to clarify this statement: it will not close down when it rains, but it will close down if it rains enough after an extended period of time. Another fun fact: we called it in 2-9 "Weather" anytime the rain was too much, but that would happen after the rain ended. Sometimes the sun would be bright and shining when we called it in. Employees in the ops room were confused time and time again as to how we were closed due to weather when there wasn't any bad weather to be found...it was also very annoying to have a greeter at the entrance dealing with guests who argued with us about how "the sun is out, how can it be closed?!"
  9. Probably, but there used to be a time where the ride would close down because there was too much fog, and it was too hard for the driver to see the ship to ensure all riders were safe!
  10. There was a whole week a few years ago where we didn't operate the ride once other than performing tests. It was a wet few days, and even just a storm can make it go 2-9. I doubt anything is wrong with it other than this.
  11. Viking Fury responds very poorly to rain. If it rains enough, the ship will hydroplane on the tires that drive the ride's swing. Not only will the ship not be able to make its full swing while this happens, it can even mess up the tires, which is an even worse off mechanical issue. It can take an entire 24 hours for the tires to dry up. In my time working at Viking Fury, we sometimes had to close down after cleaning up vomit because the hose we used made the tires too wet. Overall, the ride is just very fragile when it comes to rain. More often than not, it will close down when it rains.
  12. Good answers. I meant no offense to Holiday World. It is one of my favorite parks, and The Voyage is my favorite coaster of all-time. But regardless, it's good to see them still making new additions!
  13. Honest question here: how well does Holiday World do? Obviously they do well enough, but that's surprising to me. With Kentucky Kingdom resurfacing and Kings Island only a few hours away, it seems odd that people are willing to go to the middle of Nowhere, Indiana for the park. And every time I've gone to Holiday World, attendance seems to be pretty low. On top of all this, you pay what, $45 to enter? This gives you access to the dry and water park, as well as free parking and soft drinks. If anyone has an explanation, or can tell me I'm misguided, please let me know. I want their financials...
  14. Sounds pretty reasonable. Multiple sources confirming this and August 15 is around the usual time KI announces new attractions. I believe it!
  15. Maybe there's no coaster coming in 2020 at all and they've bamboozled all of us.
  16. I know you are being facetious, but maybe, just maybe...the fact that we are seeing no teasers means the coaster itself is actually quite expensive! Decoding 2020? More like Decoding Cedar Fair Upper-Level Marketing Strategies!
  17. I made this a long time ago, and now is the perfect time to finally use it for good. This is from when I was about 14 and just learning graphic design, so bear with my poor concept of scale.
  18. Am I on KIC, an amusement park enthusiast forum, or r/politics on Reddit? Lately, I haven't been able to tell the difference...
  19. You are fine riding coasters in most Western European countries, I'd say. I wouldn't trust most undeveloped or developing countries. Stick with Canada / USA / UK / Spain / Australia / maybe China (it seems they have a very wide variety of theme parks, from totally safe and maintained to sketchy and dangerous).
  20. Aw, man! Okay, but that's still a little funny that I consciously decided to use the word Banshee. I must've heard someone say that the day I posted.
  21. Guys, I am very confused. This is my old account that I used when I was younger -- much younger. Can someone please let me know what I'm saying here -- and how, in 2009, I use the term "Banshee" -- capitalized, too. Why was I using the term "Banshee" at 11 years old? Was I psychic? I am very weirded out... Edit: I notice now that a few of you have already responded to this. I had no idea. I am the all-seeing eye.
  22. Guys, I think this is a teaser. They know what we're thinking? Obviously referring to us here on KIC. How could cotton candy get any better? Substitute "the vast and diverse Kings Island roller coaster collection" with "cotton candy" and the question is very clear. Unique flavors, meaning the "unique" elements on the new giga. Speaks to you? We're getting an animatronic as well. It's not even going to be just a coaster. We're getting a dark ride. I can't believe KI would think they could pull a fast one on us. We are too smart. End the teasing already, guys.
  23. This might relate more to year-round parks such as Universal and Disney, but I believe that teasing a big attraction too early can sometimes hurt the park. Especially with Grand Carnivale happening, and still more of the summer to go, KI wouldn't want to deter guests from visiting now and instead coming next summer. It needs to be timed right to ensure enough people are still pumped about KI this summer, but are also excited about next.
  24. Edit: Well the GIF I tried to put in didn't work. I have no idea what this post is, why this happened, or anything of the sort. But I am intrigued.
  25. I can't even think, at least off the top of my head, how many coasters are green. I think that's a great color for a B&M.
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