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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.

Magenta Lizard

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  1. Yeah I think it worked a lot better opening the gates to the front of International Street at 5:30 last year, because they could get a lot more people through security before the park actually opened. Last night I could see there were long non-moving lines outside of the metal detectors already by 5:30, because the area between that and the gates was pretty filled.

    I don’t know if it will continue to be at the same time, but the opening ceremonies at the bandstand didn’t happen until 7:30 last night. 

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  2. Even though I’ve been following the thread and saw the pictures of how much track has been delivered, I still wasn’t prepared for what it was going to look like when I rode The Racer last night. Seeing the track pieces up close gave me the first visceral impression of just how enormous this thing will be. I mean, the logical part of my brain understood it before, but seeing the pieces in person spoke to my deeper lizard brain. 

    I hope they are able to do a fair bit of vertical construction before the park closes for the season. Nothing compares to being able to see it with my OWN EYES

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  3. ^Tower Gardens has been non-smoking the past couple years. It was used quite well as “India” during the Grand Carnivale. It is a nice, picturesque, calm, shaded area to walk through or sit to escape the rest of the park. And the landscaping department changes out the flowers and plants throughout the season. If you haven’t been through lately, you may be surprised to see it is nearly exactly what you would like it to be. 

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  4. 7 hours ago, BeeastFarmer said:
    • SIX is franchising their name for a licensing fee.  They will also give design input and management input.  It should be a profit enterprise for them, with the risk being taken by the Saudi Arabia group that is actually building the park.

    Unless there’s an accident. Then they’re risking what value their name has, on a installation they have little to no actual control over. 

    “Did you hear about that roller coaster crashing at Six Flags?!” and nobody is going to bother to specify which one, and everyone who hears it will assume the closest one to them. 

  5. I prefer the overflap/two button pockets as well. They’re easier to get into the pockets when I want, the pockets are roomier and all my crap is held on the outside of the shorts/pants leg rather than the inside (so more comfortable), and I am much less likely to accidentally leave them hanging wide open on a ride (even with one button open the flap keeps things more secure than an unzipped pocket). I always thought I wanted zipper ones until I used them a few times. 

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  6. In the parking lot, they have the street sweeper that drives around at the end of the night so at least it doesn’t have to be a person walking to deal with people’s abandoned food bags and dirty diapers. That is one job at the park that looks fun and I wouldn’t mind trying sometime :) Just drive around with approximately the flight path of a bumblebee, and not have to directly deal with people much. 

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  7. I’m among the lighter of the “heavy” players at KI. Believe me, the loss of a few dollars here and there from extremely casual players must be far made up for by the convenience that encourages those of us who spend hundreds of dollars a season on games. There are a select few who spend literally thousands.

    There’s also some very good reasons casinos don’t use cash, and most of them apply here. For me in particular as a player, it’s nice to not need to carry enough cash every visit to be certain I won’t be left hanging if I see a couple Totos in the Wizard of Oz coin pushers throughout the day.

    And while I can’t say for absolute certain because I haven’t tried amounts that low, I believe you can absolutely add less than $5, even with a credit card transaction, by selecting “other amount.” I think it goes as low as $1. I will confirm this next chance I get to attend. 

  8. 19 hours ago, Maverick44 said:

    Someone above stated there will be no bins in the station. no sure if this is a fact or not.

    Yeah, which is why this site has a general rule about citing the source of information when it is stated as fact rather than speculation. Although it was said with great self-assurance, there was no citation as to why the poster is the only one here who “knows” that so I’m willing to still dismiss it as speculation at this point. 

    As for cargos, yeah, you gotta be a little careful what you choose to carry in them. Even something like a chapstick can be a problem. I used to carry one loose in my cargo pocket and couldn’t figure out for some time why I had a very specific bruise on my thigh all the time. Once I did figure out it was the chapstick, I started carrying it inside my changepurse in my pocket instead. Just enough padding to fix the problem apparently 

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  9. 2 hours ago, PatchesC said:

    Does that include passholders not being able to reenter? Last year was our first but park didn't open until 6pm. This year plan an 11am opening day.

    Yes, but only after Haunt begins. You can come and go as you please up until then. But if you leave during Haunt you cannot reenter.

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  10. That article said he only won the right to a jury trial (on appeal: the first judge threw out the case), not a judgement.  I wonder what ended up happening, if the guy dropped it, if the park settled, or if the trial actually happened...

    I’m pretty sure that was before tort reform so I would actually be a little surprised if the park was found guilty in the case if it went to trial. 

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