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About Joshua

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    KIC Junky
  • Birthday 12/18/85

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    Rollercoasters, Movies, Astronomy, Books, Writing, Filmmaking, Beer

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  1. I would like to see the German couple find their way back to the top of the Festhaus' entrance.
  2. You can be honest. That "stuff" is awful and overplayed.
  3. I think people are taking the word "overhyped" a little too seriously (and a little too negatively). For me, it is like Rogue One. When they advertised the film, there was a shot of Jyn Erso going up against a Tie Fighter. It was what people call the "money shot" for the trailer. A final moment that is supposed to pique your interest, drive your curiosity, and have you dying to know how it plays out. I go to the movie, it is not there. Was the movie good? Absolutely. Was I disappointed because the scene was cut? Yes. But does that mean it's a criticism? No. The shed, of course, wasn't cut. But it was a significant part of the campaign and the natural implication was that "#whatsintheshed?" would be significant. Having said that..... From the park's point of view, what is actually in the shed was significant, which is why they hyped it. (Yes they did.) It is actually hype-worthy too. They created a rollercoaster with a story. They gave the shed some variety so your experience wasn't entirely the same every time. And what they made it in a way that allows for more variety, such as additional "monsters" and seasonal changes.
  4. I actually might have liked that.
  5. Well, I was going to say bring more rides and theming, but Bavarian treats definitely works!
  6. I think it depends on the context. Some jokes have different audiences and it sounds to me like the KI examples are jokes for enthusiasts, not ignorance. However, the tour guide example would bother me since film is my number one hobbit/life goal/are of expertise. I wouldn't expect the tour to be dry and over-serious like Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (ooooh yea!), but a studio tour is definitely supposed to be an educational experience
  7. For me, it depends on how hot the day is. Sometimes, I actually like to be soaking wet. However, my ride of choice for this is White Water Canyon. I have nostalgic feelings towards Congo Falls, since it was one of the first rides I remember riding as a kid, back when it was named Amazon Falls and lions and trams ruled that area. However, if Congo Falls would go the way of the Lost City of Zinj, I'm not sure if I would miss it like I miss Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal, Antique Cars, Phantom Theater, or even the lions and the trams.
  8. I understand the goals of marketing, trying to drive less-than-casuals to be straight up enthusiasts. I just don't think that makes marketing infallible and above criticism.
  9. I understand where you are coming from. There are threads where I put my opinion out there and there is always someone who comes in with an "Oh stop complaining! KI is perfect!" attitude. It's not worth leaving over nor taking personally.
  10. Please don't take this the wrong way, but it seems like you get mad way too easily. It's important to have standards but it's just as important to know when to chill.
  11. Congratulations! It's nice that the park is honoring its past on the website.
  12. Also, while the pay might be lacking, this is the best time of your life to make money. No bills, no debt, no kids, nothing like that.
  13. Each coaster needs a "Now Serving" sign, like McDonalds used to have!
  14. I do think they overindulged the mystery of the shed in the marketing. Advertising is a double edged sword. The goal is to sell people a product and put its name out there. And if you oversell something, it tends to rub people negatively as they often feel mislead. Expectations are weird like that. However, I did like the idea of giving a ride some sort of mysterious edge. I like the idea of what was in the shed, but if KI goes this route again, I hope they go all out.
  15. I'm not sure I wanna buy them to eat or display!