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VortexBFForever last won the day on February 20

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About VortexBFForever

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    KIC Triple Platinum Member
  • Birthday 02/25/1999

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    Beavercreek, OH
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    Computers, technology, and, of course, thrill rides. I <3 Dollywood and Kings Island! (and of COURSE I like all the other parks I've been to!) Introduced to the dance-tastic world of Zumba in January 2015 - the rest is history. :)

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  1. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    When I have my eyes riveted on my job email inbox, watching for the email about which ride crews train on which days...it should be any day now when I get it! Last year’s training day email came on March 15. [emoji4]
  2. Funpix info

    ^I didn't appreciate the delay at all on FunPix photos at Vortex. Whenever I rode, my photo didn't show up until the amount of time taken to dispatch three more trains had passed (which is often too long for many to wait). A lot of times the photos didn't load at all. In many cases, we sent inquiring guests over to The Beast to look at their photos there. I REALLY hope this year will be different. Most Vortex riders, though they don't buy their on-ride photos, just want to see them, and I have seen many a guest walk away disappointed after they couldn't see the funny face they made specially for their photo. I wish the monitors were still at the photo booth -- they could at least cycle through the photos as they come in so people can see them!!
  3. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    When I find myself practicing my different spiels for when I'm driving Vortex and it has to close for weather or other various downtimes, as well as practicing WindSeeker spiels since it's quite likely that I'll finally be drive trained at WindSeeker this season.
  4. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    ^For that matter I have experienced LROTNOV (no surprise) a lot of times, and I have also enjoyed LROTNOWS, LROTNOMT, LROTNOZ, LROTNOET, LROTNOGC, and LROTNOBB! FROTD (First Ride of the Day) should be a thing just as much as LROTN, if you ask me. I have had many FROTD experiences as well! -BFF, who for that matter has also gotten the LROTSOV in 2015 and 2016, LROTSOWS this past year (2017), and one of the LROTSOBB during WinterFest.
  5. What could 2018 bring KI

    How about 360 POVs for the other rides? Banshee and Beast already have POV videos in that format and I love watching them. The more rides the better!! -BFF, who would absolutely love 360 POVs of Vortex and WindSeeker!
  6. KI to Hire over 5,000 jobs for 2018

    I probably would have broken down and started crying, or at least come close to it (as I am extremely sensitive). Honestly, the only thing that scares me when I think about possibly getting trained at Mystic and Banshee is possibly having to deal with those aforementioned instances. I shouldn't let it stop me from getting trained there, though...
  7. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    I had my weekly Physics lab yesterday and it involved the ballistic pendulum (where you shoot a metal ball into an attached pendulum to see how far it swings), and I found myself yelling “Clear!” every time I pulled the string to shoot the ball. I guess I’m really excited to do the real thing at KI within just eight weeks!
  8. KI to Hire over 5,000 jobs for 2018

    ^I'm thinking of getting trained on Mystic Timbers this year! I just hope that greeter isn't too stressful, especially when telling guests they must put their bags in a locker...
  9. KI to Hire over 5,000 jobs for 2018

    ^That reminds me...I actually have a crew-mate whom I never met. She worked the first few weeks of the season (I believe until late May) then left. Since she left before I finished the school year (and I had worked only three shifts before then) I never got to see, meet, or work with her. It saddens me a little how a lot of fellow associates leave after 3 or 4 weeks...I wonder if it's because of the novelty wearing off, or something else...
  10. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    It was low — only about 40 feet up. Nothing big though. Everything was resolved in three minutes.
  11. Future Coaster Removal

    I believe there are other threads on this topic...the search bar is your best friend.
  12. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    When you reminisce about Cirque Imagine and Origins, watching YouTube videos of said shows... ...and also at some point, I watched the video my mom got of when I was one of the 60 lucky passengers who got stuck on WindSeeker for three minutes on April 19, 2014. It's still the only time I have ever been stuck on a ride. However, since I dreamed a month or so ago that I would get stuck on Vortex, who knows if that will come true this year.
  13. KI to Hire over 5,000 jobs for 2018

    I second that! I picked up a few shifts at Drop/Bat and Tower last year, and they were fun! I even called Drop/Bat my "second home ride" even though I wasn't there nearly as much as I was at Windex. I'm planning on getting retrained at Drop/Bat this season, and hopefully pick up enough shifts to maybe even get drive trained at one (or both)! -BFF, who would love to drive The Bat.
  14. KI to Hire over 5,000 jobs for 2018

    I have heard many times while at work (especially during the fall season) that "the park is understaffed today" or something along those lines, so the fact that KI endeavors to hire more people this year does not surprise me. My crew is among those from whom the least amount of people leave, so most if not every day we would end up sending a few people from my crew to help other understaffed crews. There was one day however where we had only four people who came on time for opening including myself (and we need a minimum of seven people -- six at the absolute least -- to open both rides). so that was interesting. As much fun as it was to deal with staffing (or lack thereof), I hope KI is able to hire more associates this year, especially associates who are willing to stay even when things get tough at work and the novelty of working at an amusement park wears off somewhat. And @BoddaH1994, I answered yes to all four questions as well!
  15. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    When you really miss your favorite ride, no matter how much you do not want to admit it.