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On 2/11/2019 at 6:52 PM, KIfan73 said:

If one of the purposes of having a "kids area" at an amusement park is to create lifelong customers, there hasn't been anything in that building that's gotten that job done in a long time.

Oh, I beg to differ. I'm 40, so probably too old to have an opinion on Boo Blasters (but I have one: I'm not a fan), but my 7-year-old son loves it. It's his favorite ride at the park. He rides it about five times each trip and talks about it all year (we live in Detroit, so Kings Island is a one year thing). 

He talks about it in the way I talked about Smurfs Enchanted Voyage when I was a kid or my brother talked about Phantom Theater. You eventually outgrow what's there and something else (sometimes inferior, in our eyes) takes its place, but those are the experiences that kids hold to and ultimately create lifelong fans. I'd say it's working pretty well. 

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On 3/5/2019 at 11:52 AM, cdubbs727 said:

You eventually outgrow what's there and something else (sometimes inferior, in our eyes) takes its place

Oh it's more than just in our eyes. I would say Boo Blasters is objectively inferior. First time I got on that thing I was like "...what the **** is this?" Plywood everywhere, most of the targets don't even do anything when you hit them, that cheesy horrible video Skeletor looking thing that I guess is the bad guy? ...It's a county fair version of the MIB ride, and it hardly even works anymore. I get you though, my kids like it as well.

 

@Maverick44 I'm with you! Don't give up the fight! #PhantomReturns

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4 hours ago, ldhudsonjr said:

Most of the targets don't even do anything when you hit them. 

That is a bit of an exaggeration. I am not sure if you meant the moving items when hitting a particular target, or just getting points?

I agree there's a handful of moving items not working, some targets not working, and a few bad guns, but to say most is not a factual statement.

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6 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

That is a bit of an exaggeration. 

Changed it to "many", which I would say is reasonable. My point is, it's not a great ride KI deserves better.

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