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Working Drop Tower, kid asks “Has someone died on this ride?” I reply, “No”. Another kid says “Yeah but someone has on is Son of Beast” and I promptly replied, “No, that’s also false”. They looked so confused.


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Not necessarily a say, but a do...

While I was driving Vortex during the last hour of operation today, I saw a puff of smoke (or vape?) come up from a train I was bringing in. For the first time ever, I spieled "Just a friendly reminder that smoking is not allowed on any ride here at Kings Island...yep, I saw that!"

The culprit had an "oops, you caught me" look as he exited. At least he was a good sport about it. :)

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I heard a guest say Vortex was the smoothest Coaster at the park. Maybe he was talking about Carowinds or CW?

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37 minutes ago, gforce1994 said:

I heard a guest say Vortex was the smoothest Coaster at the park. Maybe he was talking about Carowinds or CW?

More likely it’s Stockholm Syndrome.  :D

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"The Bat is going to be demolished next year. They already took out some of the brakes and track, just look at the ground over there!"

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Did they ever have people dressed up in the fake houses around the train? A woman told her son that last night, I really didn't think that was true but until I moved to KY I hadn't been to KI since 1979.

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1 hour ago, Magenta Lizard said:

Not inside them I don't think (there's not really insides to most) but they did use to have live performers early on. 

Yeah she specifically said inside and with them being facades I found that hard to believe. She said something else but for the life of me I cannot remember what it was and it was something good.

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I remember when I was little, there was a 30 on The Beast sign and I mistook for "3D" and I said "Is this ride in 3D? I don't want to ride it if it is"  thinking about that just cracks me up  

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Walking it of Reds today, some feller asked his friend, “Hey, let’s go ride Mysterious Timbers!” They high fives each other and took off for the entrance.


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When I was riding Great Pumpkin Coaster with my niece earlier, a kid in front of us was saying that GPC is a "mini Banshee".

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When getting in line for TTD the guys in front of us watched a train launch and then says, "It doesn't go that fast."

The dumbfounded look I gave him had to be priceless.

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They're enthusiasts, after you've been on so many coasters they all seem slow anymore.  I know ttd seemed so much faster in 2003 than it does now.

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I always forget how fast TTD is until I ride it... when I rode it a few weeks ago,my first ride of the trip on it (on that Monday) was too instense! The second ride on Tuesday evening wasn't as bad.

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In line for Firehawk on Saturday and a guest watching the queue TV states that the video playing is showing Cedar Point when the park was clearly Carowinds.  The video even labeled the park as such.  

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I saw a queue TV part on the ride waits and it shows the wait of KI's Backlot that's labeled on the video as Canada's Wonderland's while in actuality being KD's Backlot. 

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"Can you give me the 5 dollars in change in quarters? I want to monopolize the white water canyon geysers" (unknown guest at my sales window)

Of course I obliged. ;)

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4 minutes ago, stashua123 said:

"Can you give me the 5 dollars in change in quarters? I want to monopolize the white water canyon geysers" (unknown guest at my sales window)

Of course I obliged. ;)
 

Not sure 2 minutes constitutes a monopoly, but...been there, done that.

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Not a guest but a ride op...

We were riding AE last week and as we were pulling out of the station, the ride op said, "See you back here in about 2 minutes, unless we don't.  We lost a train last week."

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My parents as well as all the coworkers I talked to about this still think Kentucky Kingdom is operated by SIX.  

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6 hours ago, chad_1138 said:

Not a guest but a ride op...

We were riding AE last week and as we were pulling out of the station, the ride op said, "See you back here in about 2 minutes, unless we don't.  We lost a train last week."

What? They didn’t like us saying we lost train 3 when I worked there lol

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This Saturday I overheard a kid tell his friends, when discussing where to sit on The Racer, that the Red Racer is always faster.  He had reasons and explained them but I didn't hear them. 

 

Smoother, maybe, but not faster:)

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While in line for Diamondback a few weeks ago, I over heard a gentleman tell his lady friend that this used to be the stand-up ride (King Cobra). To his credit they are both snake themed. 

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In my experience this season, Red Racer is faster, winning each race by quite a bit. They usually end up fiddling with the trims throughout the season, so that may change. 

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Yeah, for some reason, Red beats Blue to the lift and that pretty much determines the race right there. 

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On The Racer does the race end at the brake run in the tunnel or when the operator hits the upbar?  My wife and I have had this argument a few times.  

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