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Posts posted by gforce1994

  1. 1 minute ago, CoastersRZ said:

    I got to attend this event four time I believe.  Once on the media preview, on opening night, once with my family, and then once, after volunteering at the park in food service, we were let go early because of light attendance and could enjoy the rest of the evening in the park.

    I liked Santa`s Toy Factory in the Kings Island Theater.  It is the same basic show as Tinker`s Toy Factory, except it had a few more scenes/songs and was slightly longer.  They were requiring people get tickets for their selected show time because they thought that the show would reach capacity.  This show is actually from the original incarnation of Winterfest that ran from 1982-1992.  I wish this would return to the KI Theater some day now and add in the additional songs.

    The lighting ceremony was pretty cool with the firework going up to the top of the Eiffel Tower.  I really enjoyed the story line and actors they had on the train, and wish they would do something like this with the train at the current incarnation of Winterfest, versus the 12 days of Christmas.  

    Overall, this 2005 version of Winterfest did not have as much live entertainment as what Winterfest has now.  There were also not as many lights, less of the park was open, and there were fewer rides (and no roller coasters).  Not to mention that admission was not included with your KI season pass.  You had to pay extra to attend (I believe it was $18 or $19 per person with a season pass discount.  Normal tickets were around $22 or $23 if I recall.  I would that the current incarnation of Winterfest hands down.  With maybe the train experience and Tinker`s toy factory from 2005 thrown in.

    I believe Taxi Jam did open. I’ve heard stories of more adults than kids being in line for it.

  2. 1 hour ago, chad_1138 said:

    Went last night and spoke with the associate working the lounge.  He told my wife and I that the word among the associates is that there are talks of having the lounge in a permanent building next year.  He agreed that he was upset about the removal of the bottled drinks.  He also said that the word is that there may be fountain drinks next year.  Again, take this with a grain of salt. 

    Also, lounge issues aside, I do have to say that we have enjoyed the heck out of our prestige pass FOTL ticket for Haunt night rides on The Beast.

    I’m guessing I Street Restaurant. That’s where they came across all the history books being shoved up there.

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  3. 7 hours ago, mikejenkins1 said:

    I met up with a family with a disabled daughter and asked about their bag.  Wasnt huge but it had medical supplies and it got tagged as ok.  THey saw another bag get approved with medical supplies.  So not so sure about this diabetes stuff being denied if in a bag.   I am diabetic but choose not to bring my supplies.   Also you could have the child/nursing house by the Eiffel Tower hold them.     

    Unfortunately, it seems that some of the security guards are projecting the “proper amount of supplies” on guests that need those supplies.

  4. 2 hours ago, KI FANATIC 37 said:

    If this did in fact happen, that person should have denied that request. I'm no Karen, but I would have just laughed in their face to that answer.


    It’s happened to multiple guests this weekend.A635592D-BCE3-4B53-8A54-6DB3D1D00DEF.jpegD9328725-47FE-4DB1-8B40-C52A43668F14.jpeg

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  5. 2 hours ago, BeeastFarmer said:

    As someone who has lived with type one diabetes for 43 years, you really only need one thing immediately and that is glucose. A pack of glucose tablets and/or a tube of gel fits nicely in a pocket or the bag size they indicate.  If you insulin pump infusion set comes undone, it's not an emergency. Neither is it an emergency if your CGM comes out. You don't need a suitcase full of cookies and candy.  Most glucometers and supplies can fit in the small bag.  Extra supplies can be left in the car. Or, check in with your small bag, go to guest service or first aid and get documents for leaving a couple extra supply set and insulin at the first aid building. It's not that hard or dramatic. 

    Except, the problem is that they’re saying that isn’t allowed in the park and people have to take it to their cars.

  6. 3 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    It's not about the fridge, it is about the park selling a product promising drinks and taking it away after the fact. 

    If there were people abusing the drinks, then come up with a better solution than taking it totally away. Same with the one time Fast Lane pass. Don't make it harder for your most expensive pass holders to get the product they purchased.



    It promised access to a VIP area. That is still being offered.

  7. 1 hour ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    Seems a little unrealistic to have someone fix it within 24hrs. I assume there's not a full time organ expert on staff.

    There’s three mechanics in the world that’s trained to deal with this organ. Source: Carousel Museum in Sandusky. 

    The sky isn’t falling. 

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  8. 23 minutes ago, KIghostguy said:

    That TV has been out since last season. For a significant portion of last year, the TV had half of its display burnt out! I guess the rest followed soon after. A shame that it’s been so long without a fix.

    There’s been supply chain issues.

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  9. 11 minutes ago, Orion742 said:

    Didn’t the other parks in the chain get rid of theirs because of some water problem or something? 

    If that is true, maybe KI is having the same problem.

    It’s the kid body slide complex. It’s like Lakeside Landing at Cedar Point.818EA0D5-174D-4E4D-8666-D61D65868369.jpeg

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  10. 50 minutes ago, SonofBaconator said:

    Maybe not the look, but perhaps they said that because it spins; albeit in an extremely different way that’s nearly incomparable 

    You didn’t get my point. Tiki Twirl and Surf Dog are both Disk’o Coasters.

  11. On 6/30/2022 at 4:39 PM, KIBeast said:

    Tiki Twirl is an excellent ride. It doesn't remind me of Surf Dog at all. More like Der Spinnin' Keggers, except titled.


    Der Spinnin’ Keggers did not look like that.

  12. 1 hour ago, CoastersRZ said:

    Good to see them replaced. I noticed a few of them were missing when I was at the park on Wednesday.

    Yep. The winds that hit the park a few weeks ago really packed a punch. Did they ever determine it to be a derecho?

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  13. 23 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

    I think a good way to improve the crowding would be to do something along the lines of a concept I shared here a week or so ago. Probably not the insane level, but maybe if they choose to sacrifice Invertigo and Congo, they could do a larger widened pathway and build a multi level, multi purpose food building as well as add some permanent restrooms and not porta potties. Also, am I the only one not a fan of the blacktop in the "concourse" area. The theater itself has pavers so why can't the pre-function have pavers or nicer concrete? 

    There’s an old fashion idiom about “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic” (not the PKI attraction). This is a perfect use of that idiom.

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