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Voicetek last won the day on June 22 2012

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About Voicetek

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  1. The Phantom Theater 2: Maestro's Revenge. The phantoms, especially Maestro, are angry that they were evicted from Nickelodeon Central/Planet Snoopy, so they've decided to haunt a different area of the park. It will be the guests/riders job to chase the revenge-seeking phantoms out of the park for good. Who will win, the guests or the phantoms? This could be a really exciting interactive ride with a mixture of 3D screens and practical effects. Of course this is a HUGE stretch and it's likely we'll never see anything resembling this inside the park. However, it's fun to think up attractions like this!
  2. My wife and I took a vacation day Monday and rode out to the park for a few hours. We decided to take advantage of being there on a weekday and ride Mystic Timbers a few times. We arrived at the park around 2pm and the line for Mystic Timbers averaged between 20-30 minutes, which wasn't too bad I guess. During our time at the park, we got to ride 3 times. That brings our grand total to 4 times this season. Of the 4 rides on Mystic Timbers, 3 of them gave us the "Bats" ending. We were able to see the "Snakes" ending one of the times we rode on Monday, but since we were up near the front, we missed some of it. We rode in the very back once on Monday and I have to say that that's probably my favorite seat on the ride so far. Everything feels so much faster back there! It really made for an exciting ride! I'm looking forward to riding it some more this season and hopefully we'll catch some more of the shed endings!
  3. Looking at the past history of our dark ride building, with the exception of Scooby, it tends to get a retheme about every 10 years. If things continue on a similar timeline, that means we could see a retheme of Boo Blasters in the next 2-3 years. I, for one, would love to see this happen. I'd almost like to see the removal of the laser guns and for the ride to transition back to just a normal dark ride with no interactive component. And even though I'm not 100% thrilled with the Peanuts theme, I still think a Peanuts themed dark ride (with actual animatronics and NOT cardboard cutouts) would be an fun addition to Planet Snoopy.
  4. Love these! What's funny, my wife and I were just talking about the Sippers yesterday and then look, there's a picture of the Sippers cart! I love seeing pics from this era of the park, they bring back such good memories. Thanks for sharing!
  5. The first time I rode, none of the props moved. We literally sat there for a good 2-3 minutes with nothing going on except music playing. I wasn't sure what was supposed to be happening since I had never ridden it yet. I didn't realize props were supposed to move until I read it in one of these posts. I've only ridden it once, so I'll have to get back soon and ride it again. Hopefully everything will be working properly.
  6. I tried to use the app one day when I wasn't at the park. I just wanted to get a feel for what the wait times were for various attractions before I decided to make a trip out there. However, the app kept saying to visit park for wait times. So I'm assuming you have to be inside the park in order to receive wait times in the app? I had never used it before and wasn't sure if the app just wasn't working or if you truly had to be in the park in order for that feature to work. If so that would be a shame. A couple years ago in the weeks leading up to our Disney trip, I'd log on the MyDisneyExperience app and view wait times for various attractions throughout the day just to get a feel for what we might be expecting while visiting. I liked being able to do this and would be nice if the Kings Island app let you do this as well.
  7. Greetings,

    Regarding your photo of the Puppet Tree.

    Thats actually my photo you found online.

    "Woody"  ended up with me after Kings Island no longer wanted to use it.

    I had him transported to my home where he remained for many years.

    after I sold my home and wasn't able to have him moved again, the new home owners ,had him taken apart.

    he was designed by Puppeteer Jimmy Rolands. Jimmy made the marionettes and shows that were performed in the tree.  

    Linda Mason 

  8. Just curious what it looked like (picture on the towel) and also, was this a Kings Island branded towel, or just a general Nickelodeon Ren and Stimpy product?
  9. ^Heck yes! I second the Rick-Rolls. If they could get the rights to that song, that would be the cherry on top!
  10. Bearded Dragons are pretty sweet, in fact, I'd even argue that they are more awesome than Beyonce. Probably not as awesome as Chuck Norris, but pretty close.
  11. I feel like I remember waiting in the queue a couple of times when I was a kid shortly after it first opened. I remember the concept art for the ride that was sent in a brochure before the start of the season. If I recall correctly, I think it showed a boat floating through the jungle or something. I just remember thinking the final product didn't match up with the idea I had in my head based on the artwork I saw.
  12. Been reading through the back and forth "debate" and I'm going to throw my two cents in just for the heck of it. My opinion? There's nothing wrong with joking around of having fun, however, you can still maintain some level of professionalism while doing so. I don't think the problem is the joking around, but the deliberate spewing of "fake" or incorrect facts/stats. I'd like to think that the average park-goer would know better, but my faith in the general public isn't that strong. For those visiting who are not enthusiast (which I would think would be a pretty big number), they might actually believe the fake facts being given. I know we all find it funny when we hear someone in the park make a claim about a ride or attraction that isn't true - just read through the "Guests say the darndest things" thread and you'll see any examples of it. However, I'd hate to think some of that incorrect knowledge stemmed from the park employees themselves. Let me tell you a little story. Back in 2004 I was visiting Disney World with some friends. One day, while visiting Hollywood Studios, we decided to take the tour of the animation facility. For those of you who don't know, I'm a huge animation fan and have been studying animation and its history since I was 5 or 6 years old - a good 30 years now! I also wanted to be an animator for Disney, so I pretty much knew everything there was to know about Disney animation. Well, while on the tour, the tour guide began to spew one incorrect fact after another. He was also answering guests questions with incorrect information. As an animation enthusiast, this irritated me to no end! I just kept saying to myself, "What is he saying?" The thing that bugged me the most is that the other guests didn't know any better - they accepted what he was saying as the gospel truth. I don't know if this guide just didn't know any better, or if he was just doing it to be funny. Either way, it appeared he was uneducated and unqualified to be acting as "Animation Tour Guide." I was so irritated, that I literally wanted to stand up and correct him. However, I was just another guest and who would take my word over the official employee with the badge? See the problem here? So yeah, I can totally see where Shark is coming from. For enthusiasts who are passionate about a topic, hearing wrong information given in any form - whether jokingly or not - when it's coming from a so-called "professional," can be irritating. Not because we don't want to have any fun, but because we know just how ignorant the general public is and we know that they'll walk away with these incorrect facts and keep spreading them around. Why would they want to do this? You can still have fun and joke around without spreading false info. I know Disney's Jungle Cruise was mentioned in this thread, but I don't know of anytime the captain of the Jungle Cruise gives false info. It's not like they're floating around saying things like "Because of the success of the movie, Splash Mountain will now be referred to as 'Zootopia Flume' " or some other ridiculous piece of info. It just doesn't make sense. Yes, have a spiel, joke around, have fun, but leave the fake facts out of it - they're unnecessary. Come up with something else original and unique and your spiel will benefit greatly from it, and so will the guests listening. And that's all I have to say about that.
  13. ^ I sorta agree with you on this. I really wanted the shed to be something amazing, but I figured it probably wouldn't be. I think the hype was unnecessary and with they would've focused on the coaster itself. They didn't have all that hype surrounding Banshee and they still had a 5 hour wait for that coaster on opening day. People will come out to ride the coaster, you don't need to create artificial hype around it. I think if they would've just advertised the coaster and not even mentioned the shed, it would've been such a cool surprise that it would've driven people crazy. However, when you create a hashtag called WhatsInTheShed and let it run for 7 or 8 months, people's imaginations start running wild and expectations become unrealistic. In my personal opinion, I think I might like the final Adventure Express tunnel better than the shed. However, if given the choice between just an empty, exposed brake run and a themed shed, of course I'd pick the shed. I think it gives a semi-unique quality to the ride and obviously gives us something to look at instead of just sitting on a brake run bored. I do love the ride though and am pleased with the overall theming of the whole area, including the queue. I think it's one of the best themes we've gotten in a long time. It's just too bad the shed didn't live up to the hype that was created. My thoughts on what's seen in the shed:
  14. Ah, that makes sense then since we were only there for about 2 and a half hours.
  15. Finally made it out to KI on Friday night for a bit. I was excited to hear "Rhapsody in Blue" when entering the park. Strangely enough, "Rhapsody in Blue" was playing again when I was leaving the park. Not sure how many songs are on the playlist or if the playlist is just on shuffle, but somehow I managed to catch the same song arriving and leaving. It was still a nice touch to International Street and hopefully I'll be able to hear more songs the more I visit this season!