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  1. Do you happen to know How deep is the fountain?
  2. Is PassPerks just for Platinum passholders?
  3. Enjoyed the video glimpse of the ride in operation during the presentation and viewing of the teaser trailer for Kings Island: 50 Years of Memories Friday evening!
  4. Had 2 meals on Sunday, which was a very busy day at the park with all of the after prom kids. Went to Coney BBQ at around 12:30 which I had not tried yet since it has been in the park. There was no wait at all, we walked right in and were served immediately. Service was good. I had the pulled pork and corn on the cob. My brother got the ribs and the Fried potato things. They weren't quite fries but not really tots either and I don't remember what they are called on the menu. Temperature-wise my pork was somewhere between cold and lukewarm. Didn't mind eating it with the mustard based bbq which i thought was pretty good. All around decent flavor. The corn was charred, cold and flavorless. Pretty much like an ear of corn was shucked, put on the grill a bit too long and then taken off and set aside for a while. No work put into it at all. I sampled a bite of my brother's ribs. Good flavor. But also barely above room temp. His Fries, whatever they are called there, were a bit warmer. Not hot by any stretch of the imagination, but still not too bad and I thought was a unique menu item, and if they were served hot I think would be a great side. I'd give Coney BBQ maybe 3 Stars out of 5 for good potential and a bump for the quick and friendly service. Had the Potato Works chicken tender basket later on. Not much of a line, and the food came out quickly. Interaction with the staff was not pleasant, but was not bad either. Chicken Tenders were warm. It was nice to have a hot sauce option as well as the bbq. Tenders were just ok. Almost seems like a Banquet Meal brand tender just fried up, not really impressive at all. Fries were nice and hot. No seasoning on them at all though. Not sure if that is normal or not. You'd think nice big hot fries like that would have sea salt put on them, maybe a bit of pepper or something. But completely flavorless. And the iodized salt packets are almost undeserving of being put on these fries that could be otherwise glorious. Needs sea salt put on right after being pulled from fryer. I'd Give Potato Works a 2 out of 5 stars for the idea that Chicken Tenders so generic makes a $14 meal and the Fries were bland and disappointing without smathering them in Ketchup which i would generally prefer to avoid doing. So yeah, that was my dining experience Sunday.
  5. I think the problem with the price of the chain food such as LaRosa's or Chic-fil-a is that not only does KI have to make money off of it, so does Chic-fil-a. Which is why prices for these are basically double what it is on the outside. Whereas Reds, and now Brewhouse are run strictly by KI. The food cost would be the same, but there are not as many pocketbooks to fill with the profit as with the chains. So Brewhouse can offer quality choices for prices competitive with the rest of the quick service options, because KI is the only brand that has to make a profit and they aren't having to pay royalties or a percentage or whatever it is that they pay to Chic-Fil-A or LaRosa's.
  6. Amazon falls was definitely my first disappointment at the park. As the OP mentioned, the TV commercials made it look so intriguing. And then you get to the park and its just up, around and down and splash. And the line was so long. It filled the entire que. PLUS they got rid of my beloved Screamin' Demon for it.
  7. I have wondered that too. I always liked sitting in the front of each car as there was so much room.
  8. $73M Flume Madhouse?
  9. I think a dark purple would be cool. Especially if they are looking to keep the X-base theme and have it look more futuristic.
  10. I remember calling them sippers also. Was always a big deal when my parents would buy me one of these. I liked the grape and then the Scooby ones the best.
  11. Part of Family Lore for 2 Score
  12. Nor would I. I enjoy being able to sit in the biergarden or festhaus to have a beverage every now and again. It is nice to sit and chill and have a drink and do some people watching sometimes. Even at haunt. Not to mention how much revenue the park would miss out on. I mean a keg of miller lite would cost them around $85 (alcohol laws and costs are different depending what state you are in, but I ran a restaurant in Indiana and that is about what it was) And KI charges what $8 for a domestic draft? I am not convinced you are getting a whole pint from those cups either. But even so, a keg holds 124 pints. The craft beer costs more of course from the supplier, and I am not sure what the park charges for those off hand. I just mean the margins are large and they probably go through more kegs than you'd think.
  13. Haha No reason to be sorry. It just as easily could have gone the other way. Not everything I think I remember, do I always remember correctly
  14. Those are some great shots. Makes me remember how well landscaped and unique this ride was. And I'm glad I am not going crazy remembering stairs that weren't actually there
  15. Did you? I seem to remember getting off on the opposite side, and there was a big white staircase. You'd walk up the stairs, over the tracks and back down again to go out the exit.
  16. Nice, thanks for the update. Ordered mine this morning!
  17. I have a question about the All season Drink Plan. If I go the disposal cup option over the souvenir bottle, what size disposable cup do you get? Do you get the large one or can you pick whichever you want?
  18. Definitely enjoying seeing the outcome of this so far. I jumped the gun voting on this one before it was posted all the way! Fun poll though.
  19. I always like a good corndog for sure. Best one I've ever had is from a place over here in Indy Called DJ's Big City Hot Dogs. Everything there is good, but the corndogs are hand dipped and breaded to order. So good! I think I know what I'm doing for lunch today...
  20. Wasn't it Bubba Gump's Shrimp company during this time?
  21. Will this be Gravity's 3rd season, or just its second? I have lost track. Weren't the other Cirque shows in the past around for 2 seasons before being changed?
  22. Oh wow, I didn't realize that. It's definitely an interesting position for Universal. On one hand, you have to keep paying the licensing fee to your greatest competitor in the area. On the other hand, you get satisfaction knowing that some of the current most popular characters they own are in your park, and that they would probably love to have them at theirs instead. Maybe it is working out well for both though, Disney seems to have their hands full with Pixar and Star Wars at the moment anyways as far as the parks go. Either way, I appreciate the info
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