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  1. diamonbackandbeastlover

    KI lets slip plans for 2019 exist on IG today?

    It was Tuesday. Afternoon. Yeah, a lot of rides were walk on or 5 minutes (with the exception of FOF because it was super hot out) . But one person on a train followed by two empty trains... tell me how that can be considered a popular coaster... when Adventure Express had more riders on one train than Vortex had on 3 combined. Yeah. It gets lines on busy nights and has a good number of riders. But those are the nights where most rides have a 30 minute or more wait time.
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    KI lets slip plans for 2019 exist on IG today?

    It’s one of the more popular coasters? Last time I was at Kings Island I saw a train with one rider followed by two empty trains. Meanwhile every other coaster that I road had at least half the train filled. I don’t think they should remove the ride. But it also is not much of a popular coaster.
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    Guests Say The Darnest Things

    What? They didn’t like us saying we lost train 3 when I worked there lol
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    No cameras allowed in Kings Island?

    When I worked in the rides department I never had an issue with off ride videos/photos. It’s when people would pull their equipment out on the ride or lean past the fence/gates to get a “better angle” when all they got was the ops yelling at them in their video. I don’t know why people want a video on a flat ride with ride operators constantly asking them to put their phones away. Most of the time they wouldn’t do it until the operator would state that they will stop the ride or just say that it is illegal to have it out.
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    Current wait times

    The policy for ride operators at least last year was if they noticed a drone flying near their ride they were to shut down the ride and call security. Drones are just as bad as cell phones on rides if you have an inexperienced pilot flying close to a ride. They don’t care if you take photography from the sky, they are more worried for safety of guests. There’s a reason you can fly a plane or helicopter that can fly for hours at a time and not a drone that can be in the air for usually 30 minutes max and has no regulations on who can fly them.
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    Kings Island 2018 Discussion Thread

    They already confirmed it on their website...
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    Current wait times

    I believe they launch using different launch mechanisms. And backlot launches from the station. TTD doesn’t so it can easily re launch without pushing it back into the station for it to be able to launch.
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    Are go pros allowed on rides if secured?

    No. Mainly for safety reasons. They want you to be focusing on the ride. Not if your camera is on. Plus no one wants to see your go pro footage of a ride. It’s bad quality. When I worked there, I would not let people ride with any go pro mount. They had to secure the go pro before I would send the train. It causes delays if you even try to do it. Same goes with cell phones. Plus the driver will watch you on the camera for the list hills so don’t even bother. If you are doing it they will call security to confiscate the video and you may be escorted out
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    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I think it would be cool if they put a big present or two underneath the tower/tree and the announcement included them unwrapping it.
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    KI Computer Systems that create the KI Best Day

    The sensors also can cause ghost trains in the rain. This is why you sometimes only see one train running on The Bat because if they run a second the sensors will start to think there is a 3rd train on the track.
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    KI Computer Systems that create the KI Best Day

    I hope for any future merchandise employees they do update their POS system. It can get buggy, confusing, and slow at times. Not to mention they still aren’t using any sort of pin pad or chip reader. You still have to hand over the card to the cashier to swipe causing some security risks. Micros is a very common POS in the industry for gift shops and restaurants that aren’t huge chains. I know when I worked in merchandise in photo there were like 5 different steps just to activate a funpix bought online and if you did a season pass upgrade (barcode to QR code) and messed up the passes would be deactivated and the guest would have to go to guest services but their FunPix would be tied to the new QR based season pass. There was no confirmation on the POS if it even worked or a way to check if it worked when I worked there in 2016. Now if they had the touchscreen POS system in photo it may have been easier and caused less confusion as I almost never had issues with the touchscreens except that the cash and credit buttons were rigt next to each other and if you hit cash it would immediately open the drawer for exact change and a supervisor would have to go back in and do a return which got complicated if they used a gold pass discount.
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    KI Computer Systems that create the KI Best Day

    The POS system is micros. It comes in two variations throughout the park. Touchscreen and keypad. Most food and photo stands run on the keypad variation which is a lot more clunky and harder to learn for most people. The touchscreen ones are the ones you will find in most merchandise shops and have a screen that will dynamically change based on the buttons the operator touches.
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    Winterfest Questions

    On the note of opening up Woodstock. The minimum operating temperature is porobanky too high for it to open which is why all the other coasters are closed. Plus off season maintenance needs to be done on them.
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    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    They may be waiting to announce anything till winter fest to increase the guests in the park for it and get more people to experience it who may have not intended to before.
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    Parking Lot Needs Work

    It would be nice for a new parking lot but they could do a chunk every year instead of the whole thing at once unless they got a super good deal. One of the hardest things about working there was trying to avoid the potholes at the end of the night lol. I have gone as a guest in the guest parking lot in a long time so I’m not sure how bad of shape it is in
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