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electricsun last won the day on November 17 2016

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  1. Official: WinterFest 2017

    We were checking out the tree as we left on Sunday. For those not at the park this past weekend, this is outside the park entrance, right before security as you walk in. I was trying to figure out why it would need plugs (white things on the inside of the tree) as i couldn't see any lights. Then thinking maybe the bulbs light up. Nope! I'm pretty sure it's a fiber optic tree. This is going to be one large tree and (I think) a great way to welcome people into the park. I'm excited to see it all lit up at night!
  2. Coasterstock 2018

    It totally depends on your kids as I've seen kids of all ages at Coasterstock. The ERT is typically the larger rides but they've included some Planet Snoopy rides (normally ones that adults can ride). But I would keep in mind that the hours are long and some events may not interest them. You may have pick and choose experiences and build in breaks from the park. I took my oldest nephew to the first one when he was 13. As much energy as he had, he had to take a nap in the car the one day and couldn't stay awake for the train tour (he sat by my feet and fell asleep). He loved it but was so tired by the end of the second day, we did one ride for each ride during ERT and headed home.
  3. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I wouldn't hold my breathe for a Rotor relocation. From my limited understanding, rotors are not the easiest to repair. Not sure if it's the cost, availability (and cost) of parts, or some other challenge. If they are leaving venues, most places are trying to sell to a vendor and if that doesn't happen, scrap it.
  4. The Great Pumpkin Fest

    I've been taking my niece and nephews for the last few years and they love it. It gives little kids an age appropriate Halloween experience. They've never complained about the number of treats or types of treats. They loved the vampire teeth and little rings this year. I'm okay with the number of treat stations as it takes the focus away from the candy and onto the activities and overall experience. The only extra costs were for games ($1-2 and always a winner) and the pony ride ($1). Everything else is free. If a parent is looking for their child to walk away with a bag full of candy, this isn't the experience for them. For us, it's a nice break from the rides and a fun daytime Halloween experience at one of our favorite places. If you have kids, it's worth the 30-60 minute detour during your KI visit.
  5. I enjoyed most of my visit to DP until the very end. The park is on a hill so keep that in mind as you traverse the park. You may want to go orderly around the park to save your stamina versus going up and down the hill all day. The Whip at DP is so much better than HP so don't skip it. It was one of my favorite rides there. Steel Force was quite a surprise as I was expecting something like CP's Magnum and it was so much better (and not painful to my thighs). The Zephyr train is a cute ride, and if they run it like they did a few years ago, it's also a nice history lesson of the park. @MDMC01 is right about Skyrush. Do not pull the restraint snug against your legs as it gets tighter and tighter as you ride. Then, as you sit outside the station, your thighs will feel like they are being crushed. That was not a nice way to end that ride. And I loved Laff Track. It was so unexpected and I would love to see something like that in the TR building at KI. I don't have suggestions for hotels as I camped when I was at both DP and HP. I can't remember which way I drove but I don't remember a toll between DP and HP.
  6. That KIC Look - New Shirt Ideas

    Follow me...follow him...either way I have the Sister Act "I will Follow Him" song stuck in my head. YouTube video
  7. That KIC Look - New Shirt Ideas

    When @indyguy4ki mentioned the animal sounds you posted I thought of people walking through KI saying "K I caw-caw" and it made me giggle. A lot. Okay...back to the shirt talk. (And yes...he does talk to anyone and everyone. I don't think he knows a stranger!)
  8. Blood Drums Facebook Interview on 10/8/17

    What is the most challenging equipment to make music?
  9. Haunt 2017

    My screenshots aren't great (still figuring out the swipe thing). You can still access the snap after viewing if you scroll down to the bottom. I'll try to send the good ones to you tmw. Edited to add...or did you mean of the rides themselves, not the tombstones? I blame the two days of kindergartners and early start times!
  10. Current wait times

    The crowd is light today. Waits have been minimal.
  11. I don't think I could have said it better than Magenta Lizard! I also don't agree with the idea of everyone has to ride even if they don't like it. When I chaperoned trips to KI and CP, we would wait in line together and if someone didn't want to ride, we'd walk through and wait for those that did ride. Easy peasy, and everyone was happy and safe. But...big kudos to you for being willing to give it another chance! I like to cross my arms on top of the restraint and keep my head back as soon as I see the rides ops move into position. Keep an eye on them and once they give the thumbs up, that is a sign that you will soon be launching. I hope your visit is far more fun than the last time!
  12. Meal Deals, and meal deals

    Previously, passes couldn't be used for meal/drink plan if they didn't scan through the turnstiles. My co-worker and I discovered that when we tried to use our plans while working (not KI employees). Also, depending on the register, the cashier has to confirm if the picture matches the purchaser. I liken it to, image if someone steals/or picks up a dropped passes. Do you want them to be to use your pass for or for it to be able to flagged so it can't used? Similar to how the drink cups are linked to a pass. It adds a bit of security.
  13. Soak city

    I would agree with BB1. That is what I would assume. When I was there two Wednesday's ago, both were open.
  14. This is just heartbreaking for the person who died,the injured people, and the witnesses. They expected to have a fun day at the fair and it ended in tragedy. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (http://www.agri.ohio.gov/rides/) inspects all rides before, during and after set-up. There is an article from The Dispatch explaining a small bit of the process - http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170725/ohio-state-fair--rides-will-be-ready-despite-set-up-delays Indyguy4ki and I have both talked with ride inspectors at a fair industry event. The people I've talked with seem to take their job very seriously. Knowing several fair managers, this is the last thing they would want to happen at their fair and to their fair goers.
  15. This is a video of the ride at the OSF in 2015 - There are 6 sets of 4 seats and one of the sets of seats detached. There is supposed to be a press briefing soon. The State Fair has said that all rides will be shut down until further notice pending the investigation and further inspections.
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