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Voicetek last won the day on June 22 2012

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  1. What would you like changed to KI in the next five years?

    Maybe we could start a campaign and our tagline could be "Make Vortex Smooth Again." We could get hats, T-Shirts and everything!
  2. Kings Island's 2018 Operation Calendar

    My question is this: If they're not going to limit it's availability and events are no longer truly exclusive, then why offer both the Gold Pass and Regular Pass options? My opinion is that they should just merge them and have one option. Why in the world would someone buy a Regular pass over a Gold one? Just seems odd to have both options. Platinum options makes sense since it offers more benefits, so maybe they just have two options - Gold and Platinum.
  3. Kings Island's 2018 Operation Calendar

    I guess when I say "perks" I'm talking about the perks that are offered with the Gold Pass (Early Ride Times, Preview Nights, etc). The things I've been seeing in recent years though, is that pretty much everyone seems to have a Gold Pass, and it seems like Gold Passes are offered longer than they used to be. Now, I'm not against anyone buying a Gold Pass. By all means, if a Gold Pass is available for purchase, of course you should buy one. However, when you get to exclusive nights and find out they're not so "exclusive," then it makes you wonder what the actual perk of having a Gold Pass really is. Being admitted into an "exclusive" event should feel special. It's not though, cause everyone else is there too. So in my opinion, it kind of defeats the purpose. And maybe others on here can clear things up, but does it seem in more recent years that the Gold Pass is available for purchase longer than it used to be? Heck, now it seems like the Gold Pass is available towards the end of one season through about May of the next season. It feels like back in the day, the Gold Pass had limited availability - like you only had a short amount of time to purchase one before it disappeared. Maybe it's just me, perhaps I'm not remembering correctly.
  4. Kings Island's 2018 Operation Calendar

    Is it just me, or does having a Gold Pass feels like less and less of a perk with each passing year. At this point I feel like they should just drop the word "Gold" and just refer to it as a Season Pass since basically everyone who gets a pass has a Gold Pass. Please understand that I'm not complaining, just expressing my opinion based on my observations as a pass holder for the majority of my life. Lately, though, there really doesn't seem like there is much difference between Gold and Regular. Yes, Gold offers "Perks" but is it really a perk when everyone has one? Is a Gold Pass Preview Night really a "Exclusive" when the lines are longer than a regular operating day? If a Gold Pass is there to offer people exclusive events, then I feel it should be a little harder for everyone to obtain one. Again, I'm not complaining and not trying to start a big discussion. Just voicing my opinion of the whole thing based on my observations.
  5. Ban the single rider line

    Although I can see both viewpoints in regards to this topic, I'm afraid I'm going to have to side with the OP on this one. Sure it's probably not a big deal when a handful of people (or groups) decide to get in the single rider line. This might help to fill some holes and be able to load the train completely. However, what if everyone who wanted to ride Mystic Timbers caught onto this? What if everyone said, "Ah screw the main queue, we'll just get in the single rider line and ride separate." Sure when it's just a handful of people it's not a big deal, but if more and more groups started using Single Rider line, then it could become a problem. It's kind of a tricky situation. Since there are very few people abusing this line, it's kind of a non-issue. However, if more and more groups are allowed to abuse this line, then it could definitely become an issue.
  6. "The Bat's" complete history

    Just finished reading. Fantastic post!
  7. Scooby Let Me Down.

    I can confidently say I've had guns (blasters) that didn't work. I've ridden this ride every single season since it was converted to a blaster-type ride as Scooby-Doo. I can usually rack up a pretty high score, however, there are times when I can shoot at everything and nothing happens. The props don't respond and no points are added to my score. It's not that I don't know what I'm doing or that I don't know how to aim, believe me. There have been times that I've tried every single gun in the car and can't get anything to work. Perhaps it's just a problem with the system and not with the blasters themselves. Regardless, I can confidently say that there is the occasional ride where nothing seems to work.
  8. Current wait times

    ^ My wife and I were headed out to the Pass Holder Preview Night, but decided to skip once I started hearing reports and seeing pictures. A 4 hour wait for Mystic Timbers? Ain't nobody got time for that! Apparently there ARE that many passholders.
  9. Guests Say The Darnest Things

    ^Gosh, I hope he wasn't serious! Hopefully he was just pranking his family with this ridiculous story.
  10. Improving Que Lines

    Some of the best memories I have are my friends and I out at KI in the summers. We'd go up a lot on weekday evenings in the summer and since it wasn't too crowded, we'd run from ride to ride. We'd joke, laugh, goof around. There's nothing like growing up at KI and getting to enjoy it with your friends. Good times.
  11. Improving Que Lines

    Well, I wasn't just talking about the TVs. I was also referring to the groups of teenagers now adays that stand in line together with their faces in their phones. Mainly just making a point that 20 years ago, we didn't need electronics and media to keep us entertained in line. We just enjoyed each other's company and conversation, while looking for other ways to keep entertained such as joking around and such.
  12. Improving Que Lines

    ^ @KIBeast I too, remember standing for hours in line without anything to do but talk to each other. When I was a teenager, me and a couple of my good friends would visit KI on a regular basis. We'd stand in line and talk or whisper to each other while pointing out all the "hot" girls in line. It was a blast! We didn't need TVs, or even cell phones, to keep busy. It kind of saddens me to see a group of friends in line at KI and every single one of them has their face in their phone. Half the fun of visiting KI was goofing around with your friends and all the topics of conversation you could have while in line. Just a different time I guess.
  13. Improving Que Lines

    ^ @chugh43 I'd be ok with this too. It would fix all the issues I have with the ride, including the queue.
  14. Improving Que Lines

    ^ @SonofBaconator I wouldn't necessarily call it a "rant" per se, but rather just me expressing my opinion of what's wrong with the queue in it's current state and offering some suggestions on how to fix it.
  15. Improving Que Lines

    Boy, does the Boo Blasters queue ever need help! What a horrible excuse for theming! I didn't think it could get any worse, then they went and added "FunTV" in there, and pretty much did away with any immersion they were trying to create before the ride. Nothing like walking into (what looks like) a haunted castle and seeing pop star Demi Lovato belting out "Let it Go". Where am I, Disney World? I thought this was a haunted castle? The last time I rode it, there was some sort of tax commercial playing on the tv. What in the world, KI? Giving up on the theming completely would just be to turn on the lights and turn off the music. However, it seems like they went out of their way to destroy the mood and theming of the queue by adding TVs and playing pop songs and commercials in the entrance of, what's supposed to be, a haunted castle. It's really in a sad state right now. In my opinion - and I know the general public probably doesn't care - but I would remove the TVs, add some lighting effects, some organ/spooky music, and maybe a ghostly voice welcoming you to the castle and warning you to be on the lookout for Boocifer. In fact, there could be several versions of a "welcome" script that could play randomly on a loop so that you don't hear the same spiel over and over. If they really wanted to go the extra mile, obviously they could add some kind of animatronic character (a ghost host?) up where Maestro used to sit. Heck, if they didn't want to invest in an animatronic, then they could always install a projection effect onto a black screen. The ghost could appear and disappear and, if being projected, could even appear in different places within the queue area. Each time he 'appeared' he could warn you of Boocifer and explain to you that, if you see him, you can destroy him with your boo blasters. I don't really care what it is, but they really need to add something to draw you in and make you a part of the story.