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  1. I miss the theming but understand why it was removed. Wish that new 'PC' theming could be added to spice it up.
  2. I just don't see star names for a new Giga. I'm scratchin' my head, and will accept ANY name on a GIGA, but those don't 'theme-out' in my head.
  3. I agree with the posts concerning price v. expectations. I used to complain that everything to eat at KI was $8. They fixed that, everything is $14! That said, I visited the new Brewhouse. Had the Big Bacon and found everything hot and fresh. It's price, but seemed made to order and very quick (about 15 minutes). I hope the draft selection broadens a bit, but overall I loved it and I'll be back. This has the potential to be a huge homerun, thanks KI!
  4. This is fantastic, and... there's still time to plan some actual Oktoberfest events/specials during the proper timeframe... just sayin'!
  5. @Jes I'm happy to hear that an experienced theme park 'nerd' is taking the reigns on this. I'm not all that picky, but I've done my time in food service (both cafeteria style and fast). You can make me really, really happy (and also get me to spend some coin on food at KI) if you can convince folks to figure out how to make food: 1) to order 2) fast 3) hot I used to complain that all food at KI was $8. Then it became all food at KI is $15! The queues were always long for stuff that had been sitting in thermotainers and under heat lamps. Yuck. Fries have a life (about 5 minutes for shoestrings), and should only take 3 minutes to cook. I get that fresh-cut take longer, but they can't sit forever under the heat lamp if a 'rush' isn't anticipated. Boardwalk fries got my business at CP and KD, because they were always made to order. Someone in the thread mentioned the cold burger. Touche! There are cheap, easy (approved) ways to keep the patty hot and moist, and assemble at purchase time. No excuse for a $15 burger platter that has 20-minute old fries and a cold burger. I got shrimp at the BBQ place, because it was ready and I was hungry when I got to the steam table (line was short). The entire bowl was full on the line so I thought it was probably fresh (and it was). Watched somebody go into the thermotainer for something else and there was an entire bowl of shrimp already fried. Folks have to learn to anticipate the rush and be ready, but not cook the food until the demand is there. Tried and true method that worked years ago, and could today - 'ringer-runner'. Money people never handle food, just take orders and handle cold stuff. Runners get the hot order assembled. Kept things moving efficiently (we had a 3-minute timeline for fresh-made food, from order to delivery, and we achieved it with a broad menu). Beverages - make clear that beverage only or beverage refills have a separate queue. No reason to stand in the Festhaus line if you're not getting food, in order to get a beverage, but 'cutting the line' is bad karma. Final bit of feedback, the kiosks separate the crowd but the UI really slows stuff down. Too many confusing screens to wade through, and if you make a mistake it's a disaster. Maybe incorporating ordering into the cellphone app could work, I dunno. You've taken a huge responsibility, welcome, and I hope you succeed wildly!
  6. Pretty sure I recognize that wing strut... :-D
  7. That and a fender bender, and folks pushing in at the last minute. :-P
  8. It really says 'TATOR' and has the tilde over the O in JALAPENOS?
  9. Kings Island Coney Island OH Cedar Point Kings Dominion Carowinds Dollywood Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World EPCOT Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom Universal Studios Florida Islands of Adventure Universal Studios Florida Universal Studios California Disneyland California Kentucky Kingdom Morey's Piers
  10. I'm near Dayton. I'll either take 741 straight down or hit I-75 to the Lebanon exit and over to 741.
  11. So CPs Witch's Wheel is in fact leaving. Wonder if the Breakdance would go there and what might become of the WW?
  12. Agree. I /will/ wait for Johnny Rockets at CP for example...
  13. 2 bones is a one-ticket snack at CP brew and bbq. Full plate is much more (6). Sounds like adjustments are in order at KI.
  14. Everything Winterfest branded is 30% off too. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
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