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  1. Mine happens to be a wheat allergy so I do actually have to avoid it not to die. Cross-contamination is always a potential problem, but I tend to be fine with most things that don't explicitly contain wheat. I'm typically able to pick out what I can and can't eat, but the new WinterFest options threw a curveball so I was very appreciative that they updated the website and reached out to let me know.
  2. Got a call from Chef Nate today after I inquired about gluten free options at WinterFest 3 weeks ago. They finally updated the website with allergen info for WinterFest. (https://www.visitkingsisland.com/help/special-dietary-needs) One thing to note if looking for GF... The gravy on the Ham/Turkey dinners DO contain wheat, but this hasn't been reflected on the site yet. So basically ham/turkey with plain mashed potatoes. Unfortunately the details about the buffet in IR are not listed.
  3. Geesh, $8.01 in taxes and fees since my pass was purchased at KI.... I think I'll wait till I get to the park...
  4. I'm anxious to see if Angry Orchard becomes a sponsor of some sorts or is at least sold around the ride next year, given the resemblance between the two logos and similarity of the names. Even if it was unintentional, it could be mutually beneficial...
  5. Pretty sure it is one of the sign boards for the poster-size Haunt maps that have been located at the front gate in recent years. That's what it looked like to me when I saw it opening weekend. I might be mistaken though.
  6. I believe all of the (spot)lights, in the queue and in the spaghetti bowl, were actually replaced with multi color LEDs. Brighter and much improved!
  7. It seems to have been a soft roll out...not actively marketed yet, if ever. I've been able to get it to work but have had a couple issues mainly with screen brightness, etc causing the scanner to not be able to scan the QR code on my phone. I think it's there more as a "convenience" feature in case you forget your pass or for some reason you don't want to take anything but your phone into the park. I definitely think that an RFID (same tech as MagicBands) system would work better than barcodes and QR codes for everything in terms of reliability and ease of use, though.
  8. Neat? Yeah. Elaborate? Definitely. Awesome? Ehh...that would probably mark the end of theming for the Banshee queue when they would go to clean it up.
  9. Tapatalk is probably the easiest, especially given the embedded picture hosting feature.
  10. Very happy to see all these improvements! Hopefully they'll be enough to repair the local opinion of the park. I'm a little skeptical on the new slogan though. It just seems a little... corny.
  11. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.roller-coaster/sRB_FxpQ_QQ/H3NPwuy1tlcJ An interesting read from 1994...
  12. ^ It's possible they may not offer an "upgrade" for pass-holders anymore? Not sure, but when I visited Carowinds two weeks ago they wouldn't let us "upgrade" unless we paid full price for preferred.
  13. Could this have anything to do with Dinosaur's Alive? Pretty sure that contract is about up and could be 'one' of the two things? Edit: nevermind. Forgot it said two attractions since 1972.
  14. http://wlfi.com/2015/05/26/kids-injured-after-carnival-ride-breaks-in-lafayette/ http://wlfi.com/2015/05/27/property-owner-requests-carnival-be-shutdown/ Drove past Monday night and it appeared they had just started setting up that evening. Apparently they opened the next day without an inspection...
  15. visitkingsisland.com seems to be down... So it's probably the server, not just the redirect. Must be Comcast... was able to access it when I searched Google, just not typing the URL directly. Who knows.
  16. I kind of question the authenticity of that. It claims that it's a metal sculpture, but by the looks of those pictures, it looks to be wood.... Only place that I could imagine that to have gone within the park, if anywhere, would be a window display. Seems like an odd sculpture for anything else. Heck, what do I know?
  17. My family and I stopped here a year or two ago, very nice store. Friendly family running it. Great selection of Christmas decorations and gifts. We got a few Christmas ornaments when we went, and most things seemed to be reasonable priced. The store also had the wonderful Christmas scent throughout.
  18. I believe what you're speaking of is now known as Slaughterhouse...
  19. Well, it's obviously something big enough to warrant a press conference, so I'd presume it's more than just the usual park improvements... We also have two ride platforms in Coney Mall that are currently vacant. I noticed Flight Commander's has had all the Dinosaur's Alive theming removed while I was there last weekend.
  20. I believe this map is pre-sorcerer's hat. I think it would be just in front of #12 on that little green patch.
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