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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Working a 60 hour weeks when I was 16-17 was nice. Then I got a job where I got paid overtime if I worked over 40 hours. That’s when I realized it wasn’t worth my time to stay at Kings Island unfortunately. Since they are seasonal they are able to get around a lot of laws that other part/full time employers must obide by.
  9. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Not to mention it is a lot of kids first jobs ever. Plus a lot of food and beverage supervisors are minors which you can tell if they have a blue or yellow name tag.
  10. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    When I worked I’m merchandise I worked in photo quite a lot and they also use the touchpad registers instead of the touchscreen and the touchpad were a lot more difficult, slow, and annoying. The touchscreen would change based on what’s going on, the touchpad is static. Also supervisors are usually never in charge of one thing or they may be too understaffed to get that supervisor over there so they have to come from a different store to get there.
  11. Lost Platinum Pass

    You should be able to. You may have some trouble with the automated kiosks.
  12. How is it like working at KI

    Usually applications open in early 2018 for new people and late 2017 for returners
  13. Traumatized by Flight of Fear & also how are Saturday crowds in October?

    I think if you listen for the brakes to release (the sound of the air coming out) about 3 seconds (iirc) after is when it launches if you are scared about the element of surprise not knowing when it will launch.
  14. Adventure Express Trains

    It is running two trains like it has for a while. The ride ops just are being more efficient.
  15. Current wait times

    The reason for this is capacity. If the operator can fill a train they will. Also it's to keep the station from overcrowding with people wanting specific rows or someone wants a row but the rest of the group doesn't. When I worked there I would assign rows if I knew I'd be able to fill the train. But if someone requested a specific row I gave it to them with no problem. Capacity is the biggest player in it, and it also helps so people don't try and steal someone's seat if they're storing loose articles in the bin