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Everything posted by KIanatic1975

  1. Me and a guy named Kenny (who used to run game booths in the Coney Mall) would always eat at the Festhaus. I remember giving someone 10 dollars so they wouldn't tell the big man.
  2. I was on my break at the time and then I was sent to Vortex. So if you do the math, that means I would have been in the ride department.
  3. I don't work there anymore, but I should be heading to the park on Saturday.
  4. I know this has been discussed before, but I decided to get this off my chest. I've had really bad luck when it comes to these deaths. I was at the park back in 1983 when the 17 year old boy fell in the elevator shaft and I was working at the park in 1991 when the three people died. I remember sitting in the Festhaus when I heard screaming. I ran out to the pond only to see Darrel and two other men laying unconscious in the pond. I remember running to the nearest phone and calling. After that, my boss told me that I could leave, but I wanted to stay for the rest of my shift. So he told me to head over to The Vortex. I stayed there until 9:30, until I was asked to go help out at Flight Commander. I got there around 9:42-ish. Right when I got into the station that's when the worst happened. Ms. Taylor had slipped out of her restraints and fell 60 feet. I was already stressed out enough and that made it worse. I haven't forgotten that day but me and the three others who were at the ride and the crowd that saw it, were offered free counseling. I thought I was going to be scarred for life, but I ended up getting over it a couple months later. So I've had really bad luck, but also Kings Island is lucky that none of these people were pronounced dead at the park.
  5. To me it doesn't look as creepy as Idora did, but I would hate to stay the night there.
  6. Got to love the general public!
  7. Wow, this brings back some memories! Thanks for sharing.
  8. Thanks guys. I checked it out today and I'm surprised that it's still there.
  9. Ok, so my memory is getting pretty bad as I get older, but I do remember seeing Flight Commander's que-line a couple years ago. I can't remember where it was, but does anyone here know where it is? Or has it been demolished?
  10. I loved the Enchanted Voyage. I was lucky to ride it before the smurfs moved in.
  11. I loved Ravine Flyer. It was such a fun and it makes my top 10 list too. Overall, Waldameer is a nice little park, it reminds me of an old park we used to have here in Medina.
  12. Well, I think it's the mother's fault too. You don't just let your kids run around the park freely, which I'm guessing she did, because I doubt the kid would have been assaulted if a parent was around. Which that sketch reminds me of Mick Foley. But I'm wondering if anyone else saw it. Someone had to have seen something, I mean there's not anywhere private in the park, not even the bathrooms are. But if someone did really assault the kid I hope they get found.
  13. I had a great time and my son enjoyed it too. But I don't think I'll go through it again.
  14. Am I the only one who likes this coaster the way it is?
  15. I remember getting stuck on the second hill, but I've never seen it roll back before.
  16. This is really off-topic but, am I the only one that found the Blue Racer to be a tad rougher today? I mean my one place got crushed.
  17. I'm hoping to go to Holiday World this year. But nice report and I've always liked Legend the best.
  18. Edit - unless this was asked while at KI, then it's just plain silly. It was at KI, that's why I posted it.
  19. When I used to work at AE some lady asked me why we went on the wrong track. I told her that I had no idea what she was talking about. And then she pointed to Son of Beast and told me that we were supposed to go on that track. I didn't have the heart to tell her that SOB was a different coaster.
  20. We had just moved here from Atlanta, Georgia and all the kids at my new school were shocked when I told them I didn't know what Kings Island was, better yet that I had never ridden a roller coaster. So one of my friends said he was going to take me to Kings Island over our Summer Break. So he took me to the park around July. And it ended up that Screamin' Demon was the first coaster we rode. I was so pumped that I got on the Demon three more times. But little did I know that Kings Island had more than one coaster. So he took me to The Racers and then we went to The Bat, but I chickened out on it. For some reason I could ride the Demon, but I wouldn't ride The Bat. I wish I would have ridden it knowing that it would close a year later. We rode a couple more rides before we had to leave. Every since that trip I had become glued to Kings Island and that was back in 82'!
  21. Stiffen up your shoulders, it works on Vortex too.
  22. Yeah, my son had to write one of those papers too, but he wrote about why he likes Cedar Point, traitor.....
  23. It shouldn't be too crowded today. But I'm still wondering if I want to go.
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