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The Zephyr crew is the best.

Once last season, I went on Zephyr. The ride-op played a little game with us (except it wasn't really a game). It went something like "Hey Zephyr riders, you wanna know how to make the ride go faster?" "Yeah!" "Everyone, put your arms out like a plane and make jet noises.... You wanna know how to make it go even faster?" "Yeah!" "Stick your arms out and wave them like a bird!.... You wanna make Zephyr go realllllly fast?" "Yeah!" "Keep waving your arms like a bird, and make bird noises! Cuckaww!" Guess what I did!

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The Zephyr crew is the best.

Once last season, I went on Zephyr. The ride-op played a little game with us (except it wasn't really a game). It went something like "Hey Zephyr riders, you wanna know how to make the ride go faster?" "Yeah!" "Everyone, put your arms out like a plane and make jet noises.... You wanna know how to make it go even faster?" "Yeah!" "Stick your arms out and wave them like a bird!.... You wanna make Zephyr go realllllly fast?" "Yeah!" "Keep waving your arms like a bird, and make bird noises! Cuckaww!" Guess what I did!

I've also seen them play Simon Says with the riders. Great crew.

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Zephyr crew is one of the most fun crews in the park.

Wednesday The Racer crew was pretty fun though. The cars got a little out of sync so our OP actually asked us if we wanted to race and held the car until the other was ready. During this time he proceeded to rip on the opposing ride OP for a solid 3 minutes while his car was loading.

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The ride op for Zephyr had us cracking up on sunday. He said a bunch of funny stuff but the one i remember most was,"Are you guys ready to ride Kings Islands smelliest ride"!! I was laughing so hard the entire ride,guess you had to be there, those trash compounds were really kickn sunday.

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I want to give props to The Beast crew from Saturday. I went early Saturday during power hour (which I didnt know about) and bugged the ride opps about questions (what the most riders in an hour for the best?), they got one of our crew locked and ready to go (our person needed help getting the second click), and then the late night crew had the trains loud before closing.

My nephew had never ridden The Beast, and the crew + The Beast at night = his fav ride of the whole day... way to go Beast Crew!

I like the "if you like to ride The Beast, clap your hands!"

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Went yesterday and rode The Beast at night. On the second lift, they play the first lift's spiel in addition to the Lost score. Cresting the top of Lift 2, a ride op came over the speaker system. "Remain seated throughout the entire ride. Please keep ha-- EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS!"

Last year on Backlot, at the MCBR, a ride op came over the speaker system while the helicopter was shooting at us, voicing over the machine gun sound effects with a "Pew pew pew pew!" similar to a faux bullet sound.

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I like the "if you like to ride The Beast, clap your hands!"

If you like to ride The Beast, clap your hands!

If you like to ride The Beast, clap your hands!

If you like to ride The Beast 'cause The Beast is really sweet,

If you like to ride The Beast, clap your feet!... Gotcha!

They get me with that every time, even though by now I should know that it's coming.

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The Zephyr crew is the best.

Once last season, I went on Zephyr. The ride-op played a little game with us (except it wasn't really a game). It went something like "Hey Zephyr riders, you wanna know how to make the ride go faster?" "Yeah!" "Everyone, put your arms out like a plane and make jet noises.... You wanna know how to make it go even faster?" "Yeah!" "Stick your arms out and wave them like a bird!.... You wanna make Zephyr go realllllly fast?" "Yeah!" "Keep waving your arms like a bird, and make bird noises! Cuckaww!" Guess what I did!

a few years ago after a storm we went there and the place was empty and the opp kept going come on ride the Zephyr, ill be your friend

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Last night the lady doing the spiel on the train was talking about the Western town and mentioned that the funeral home's motto was "You stab 'em, we slab 'em". She then pointed out the jail, saying that it was "for the people doing the stabbing, as well as all the line jumpers at Kings Island".

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Zephyr crew is one of the most fun crews in the park.

Wednesday The Racer crew was pretty fun though. The cars got a little out of sync so our OP actually asked us if we wanted to race and held the car until the other was ready. During this time he proceeded to rip on the opposing ride OP for a solid 3 minutes while his car was loading.

Racer and Zephyr are the same crew. They're pretty awesome! :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yesterday, the ride ops seemed to be in pretty good moods!

  • Zephyr- While I was waiting, the ride ops said "We hope you enjoyed your 20 mph adrenalin rush on the best ride in the park." As we were riding it, the ride op had a screaming contest throughout each color section. "Now, when I say your seat color, scream as loud as you can! Green! Goood... Yellow! Wow, that was terrible. Blue! Pretty good! Red! You blew Blue out of the water! Now on the count of three, everyone scream as loud as you can! 1,2,3!"
  • On Linus Launcher, the ride op had a game of Simon Says going.
  • At Ice Cream Zone, this cashier (I hate myself for not getting his name!) was very energetic and lively. He made us laugh so much!
  • Diamondback crew was doing the "When I say Diamond you say Back. Diamond...Diamond....Diamond....Enjoy your ride on Diamond..." which was nice, becaus I haven't seen that since early on last year.

Speaking of Diamondback, that reminds me of last year. "You're about to go up and down, do a turny thing, go up and down, do another turny thing, and go underwater!"

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Today at the park, I was riding the Red Racer. While we were waiting for our ops to check our restraints, the Blue Racer guy (I will not name fingers and point names) was trying to intimidate us Reds.

Blue: Hey guys, you wanna intimidate Red? Don't scream or yell or any of that. We don't need that. Instead, as you're going up the lift, just stare at them. Dead. Silence.
Red: You wanna intimidate Blue? On your way up the lift, scream AS LOUD AS YOU CAN.

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At the park in the morning last Friday.

Ride op on Drop Tower while checking restraints:

Ride Op- "How's everyone doing?"

Me- "Good. How's Nick doing?"

Ride Op (Named Nick)- "Nick's doing OK. Nick's been here since 8:30 this morning, and will probably stay here 'til midnight. And then Nick gets to listen to Owl City the whole night. Yipee..."

Now, I know he was complaining, but he was laughing and making jokes about it... It's hard to explain the humor in it...

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One time my boyfriend and I were on I think its now called Flight Deck (old Top Gun). We went on a off day, walked on many of the rides. On this one I found it really funny when they said "Thank you for riding Flight Deck, where there are more trash cans in line than people" It just made my day that much better

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