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About jtro223

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  1. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I'd just be happy to get the Coney Mall sign back. I miss the area formerly known as Coney Mall. Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk
  2. The Giga Speculation Thread

    I dont think they would remove it. It can be part of the entrance plaza. And it would give the park an excuse to clean up the mess that is Hanks Burrito (Shack, Grille, Macaroni Bar) building. It really is ugly the way it is now.
  3. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Have any parks ever put Port A Potties in queue lines for opening?
  4. The Giga Speculation Thread

    Come on up to CP. During Mayfly season. Then you will swallow bucket fulls of bugs. jtro223, slightly overstating what can happen on Millie
  5. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    You know it's the off season when...You have a dream that you are at KI, but yet it is not KI. You go to your #1 coaster, The Beast, except it is NOT The Beast. It is a mirror image. You figure out how to navigate the queue and see the trains have been replaced with Gerstlaur trains. (*I'm not sure of the correct spelling and I don't think I have ever seen these trains.) The train has to roll back before being sent out, about 30' as a result of the change over. When you board the train, you can see the trains have been used before as you can see paint lines. And finally, when you are back in the forest, you round a corner and a long straight stretch, which is parallel to a freeway, which is I-95 and you realize you are not at Kings Island, but rather at Kings Dominion. And you are going faster than the cars on the freeway.
  6. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    And welcome to KIC Junky status!
  7. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    What do friend foods smell llike? LOL
  8. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    The individual who posted the picture did so on a social media site under his given name, and has posted many photos before. He is also featured on the FunTV segment about working on roller coasters (at least I think he is, he was not named, but his social media photo matches the image on FunTV.) I admire the work these people do. Imagine the hours, the weather and the production deadlines. Kudos to them.
  9. What could 2018 bring KI

    Phrophet King Ding Dong! Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk
  10. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    It does look great. But it won't solve the problem of the human grease/slime on the clamshell.
  11. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    As an RN, I can assure you that the human body, even after a lengthy cleaning process, can be disgusting. The headrests, armrests and clamshells are where the majority of the human oils, sweat and other body fluids come into contact with the rider. You can see the same on the lap bars of The Beast and The Racer. The green slime that grows is more vexing to me. Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk
  12. I've heard several people say that Les Taxis were expensive to operate fuel wise, but how much gasoline do those cars run through in a day? If they had both Lex Taxis and the Ohio Overland Auto Livery running, and let's say they maintained 20 cars on each side, and each car used 5 gallons per day, that 200 gallons of gas per day, and lets say 3.00/gallon. That is 600/day and assuming 100 operating days, the yearly fuel cost would be 60,000.00 annually. Not a terrible number. Of course, my numbers are assumptions, I am sure there are others here who could supply correct information. But if a park like Kentucky Kingdom can run their Tin Lizzies, I am sure KI could do the same since they draw in so many more guests. Kings Dominion still has there's, not as grand as LT/OOAL but they pay their fuel, and if I remember right had 4 ride ops compared to KK's 2. And I could be wrong, but I think many of today's antique car rides have been modified for propane fuel.
  13. 2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    Now that I think about it, most coaster seats at KI are black: MT, TB, V, R, AE, WE, TBat. Dont know about FH, I and FOF to know about them as I don't like them and rarely ride.
  14. You Know It's the Off Season When...

    I understand! But be glad we got something other than pop music on IS! Besides Mystic Timbers, that was the highlight of my KI summer last year!
  15. What could 2018 bring KI

    At my first Coasterstock, I was eating a wrap at Reds. He stopped by to ask how it was, and how I was enjoying Coasterstock. He asked to tweet my photo. Several other times I've seen him do the same as Magenta 🦎 mentioned. And I bet he's responsible for The Beast hot chocolate and cinnamon [emoji506]! Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk