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About HarvestmanMan

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    KIC Junky
  • Birthday 12/19/1994

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    theme parks, audiovisual editing, model cars, collecting records and tapes
  1. Decoding Episode II: Rivertown 2017 and the Falling Trees

    From what I've heard about the condition of the Grand Carousel, that part of the video where vines overgrow the horses and such might actually happen.
  2. Python "Complaint"

    C. Yes.
  3. Decoding Episode II: Rivertown 2017 and the Falling Trees

    Announcement this week?? Choo choo, all aboard Johnny's Little Red Hype Choo-Choo Train.
  4. What`s new at Coney Island this summer?

    A bit late to this topic. The arcade/midway area has been re-arranged, with several games removed - Bowler Roller, Poster Dart, and Balloon Dart if memory serves - and others taking their place. Notably, the number of Skee Ball machines has been halved, but they are now more visible (facing the restrooms/Scrambler in the middle of the midway). Presumably this was due to the poor reliability that the machines experienced last season. Many complaints were voiced about missing balls, undispensed tickets, and eaten tokens. But hopefully that is all better now. Additionally, there's a large inflatable ride/game in the middle of the arcade game section (the covered area where picnic tables are/were). I'm not entirely sure how it works but it seems to involve jumping over an inflatable arm and not falling. I'm not sure what the official name for it is, but the games trailer known by some as "The Pit" now features a second Duck Pond game, as I was told. The original one in the midway was a HUGE hit with younger kids, so I hope that this other location succeeds as well.
  5. Who will own KI if CF goes bankrupt?

  6. Kings Island Resort After it Closed

    It's a rare occurrence that a trespasser armed with nothing but a camera will be given jail time. I have heard of a few tickets being given out, but those are rare as well. 95% of the time, police and security do not care about someone who is doing no harm to their property. Thank you (and Terpy too) for the legal advice. I'll pass the advice along to fellow UER folk.
  7. Kings Island Resort After it Closed

    As is disobeying the speed limit, among other things. If you (or anyone else) does that on the way up to KI, then you're just as much of a no-good dirty criminal as I am. Now, back on topic...
  8. Kings Island Resort After it Closed

    If they care at all about their property, then it really should be their job to prevent people from coming in and scrapping, vandalizing, spray-painting, partaking of drugs in, setting fire to, shooting guns at, or otherwise destroying their property. One fence in front of a driveway, with no additional security measures whatsoever (not even fencing around the rest of it!), shows that they do not give a hoot about the property. I brought a camera and not power tools, spray paint, drugs, matches, or weapons. There are bigger fish to fry. The singular "No Trespassing" sign on a single length of fence across the driveway means about this much: Sure, I did trespass. No use in denying that. I also knew that no one cared.
  9. Kings Island Resort After it Closed

    Correct. I shouldn't have been able to do so.
  10. Kings Island Resort After it Closed

    Went in there a few months ago (there is absolutely no security apart from the small section of fence blocking cars from entering). Not terribly much to see apart from generic torn-up hotel detritus. I have held onto the photos I took for now but might post them in the near future.
  11. Rides Operator Job at Coney Island

    Just checking...
  12. Surviving remnants of "Old Coney"

    Just curious here - what remnants of pre-1972 Coney Island are still present in the park (whether being used as intended or not)? I am aware that Moonlite Pavilion is the former Dodgems/Cuddle Up ride building. Moonlite Gardens and Sunlite Pool are still around, of course. The theatre/candy shop/Backstage Grill appears to be a survivor as well, but what was it originally built as? I have heard that the arcade building started life as a bath house. Is this true? If not, what was it originally?
  13. Deaths At Kings Island

    In theory, one could cause the other (but not the other way around).
  14. Guests Say The Darnest Things

    Working the ticket redemption counter - right around the corner from the arcade games, in plain sight - at Coney on the evening of July 3. Lady: "How do you get those prizes back there?" Me: "You can get them by redeeming tickets from the games." She looks around confusedly for a moment. Lady: "Where are the games?" Me: "...They are right around the corner there." Asking for things like an ATM or the token machine is an everyday occurrence. But, to date, she is the only customer of the summer to ask where the games were in the arcade.
  15. Deaths At Kings Island

    According to half of the customers at Coney's ring fling game, the bottle for the major prize is blue. According to half of the customers at Coney's ring fling game, the bottle for the major prize is green. I still can't figure which one it is. I usually refer to it as "the Colored Bottle" so that it does not arouse any arguments.