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4 minutes ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

We treated this just like a YouTube phone POV video. It is not illegal to do that either, but against park policy and we do not allow them here either. 

KIC should be the example of following park policy, whether we agree or is legal or not.

Double. Minor correction as the on ride vids are actually illegal. Someone posted it a while back, but the actual code says you must follow posted park rules on rides or its a misdemeanor. 

 

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8 minutes ago, fryoj said:

Yeah, so what was the secret about the Firehawk plot they were wanting to protect after O'roukre had been posting vids all fall from there? The Nearmap pics of that site were deleted too. And we both know a fit was thrown about those pics. I've seen the screen caps...

That's a question for KIC. Not so much the park. As stated, that response was directly from the Director of Communications at the park. 

I'm not sure I follow you...

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16 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Let me say I was not happy when I saw it. 

Not trying to sound like a jerk but it doesn't really concern you, or any of us for that matter. There are hundreds of pictures and videos online that were illegal but we've all been guilty of viewing them. Its kinda silly to get heated about something that we have no control over. This is an independent forum that isn't employed by the park. As long as we as individuals follow the parks rules and guidlines, we shouldn't have to worry about others.

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3 minutes ago, SonofBaconator said:

Not trying to sound like a jerk but it doesn't really concern you, or any of us for that matter. There are hundreds of pictures and videos on youtube that were illegal but we've all been guilty of viewing them. Its kinda silly to get heated about something that we have no control over. This is an independent forum that isn't employed by the park. As long as we as individuals follow the parks rules and guidlines, we shouldn't have to worry about others.

We have to worry about said others when they are being jerks in front of you on a ride with their phone out and it gets loose and hits you or a loved one in the face.  This has happened to members on the forum...

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9 minutes ago, disco2000 said:

We have to worry about said others when they are being jerks in front of you on a ride with their phone out and it gets loose and hits you or a loved one in the face.  This has happened to members on the forum...

No one is arguing in favor of people carrying phones on rides, but it is a little over the top to get upset when you see a bootleg POV on youtube. Actually seeing it in the park when there's something to be done about it is something else.

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7 minutes ago, disco2000 said:

We have to worry about said others when they are being jerks in front of you on a ride with their phone out and it gets loose and hits you or a loved one in the face.  This has happened to members on the forum...

Like what what Idhudsonjr said if, I was on the ride when people had their phones out, I'd get mad.

But when you're sitting at home watching people do it, its not worth getting upset over- its out of your control.

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5 minutes ago, ldhudsonjr said:

No one is arguing in favor of people carrying phones on rides, but it is a little over the top to get upset when you see a bootleg POV on youtube. Actually seeing it in the park when there's something to be done about it is something else.

 

4 minutes ago, SonofBaconator said:

Like what what Idhudsonjr said if, I was on the ride when people had their phones out, I'd get mad.

But when you're sitting at home watching people do it, its not worth getting upset over- its out of your control.

 

I agree, but I have mentioned before in other threads regarding POVs, most of these people that post these POVs do so under their real name and it would be real easy for the parks to revoke their pass or forbid entry into the park again...and until that happens and people realize their is a price for violating policy, it will continue...hopefully the recent policy if the ride op sees a phone out and they call security and they get ejected will have an impact, but their is more the park can do to hold violators accountable.  Plus sitting at home watching people make these POVs, we could also flag the videos as illegal and hope YouTube and other sites would take them down, but I think that should be an issue that CF as a large corporation would have better leverage to make happen...

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5 minutes ago, thatguyfromohio said:

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Kings Island went good with the UFO theme, they can announce the ride on the day of Area 51 thing emoji23.pngemoji23.png


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They could drop a video that day that shows a group of KI enthusiasts who after spending months feverishly "decoding" the new ride become so obsessed with figuring out the name of the ride they band together to storm the Cedar Fair offices. They can't stop us all.

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I'm sure opening weekend for this ride will be crazy busy if the weather is nice like the openings for the last two coasters. I wonder if they'll use the chaos building as an overflow queue like how they used the crypt building for MT. But that probably won't be enough. If I were to take a guess, the line will stretch to the Eiffel Tower.  

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4 hours ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

This kind of stuff is what drives people to Facebook and other sites for information and updates rather than here.  Of course Kings Island doesn’t want drone footage released of their property.  But the video didn’t violate any laws.  So what’s the big deal?  At what point does this site stop being the internet’s leading KI fan site and starts becoming the unofficial mouthpiece of Kings Island PR?

On the contrary, if we are as you say the internet's leading KI fan site, we have an obligation when teaching moments arise to educate the general public on what is acceptable and not acceptable.  Let's face it, I suspect more people read this forum than they do any sign in front of a ride or the information on a paper map or in the app.  Unfortunately, most are ignorant of park policies until they violate one and someone says something.

If someone is reading this forum and sees a post from a moderator that says a POV was removed because it is illegal under Ohio Revised Code 1711.551, MAYBE, just MAYBE it may prevent someone from doing the same.  Maybe the person they prevented doing so happens to have slippery hands and would have been in front of you on your next ride at the park.

Look at the ice cream licking that has gone viral and all the copycats.  If we can play our small part to prevent copycats from doing POVs and drones being flown over while the park is in operation, we may just save a life in the process. 

Let's face it, if drone videos keep popping up and even if they were done legally as many on here are claiming, eventually someone will do something stupid and will fly a drone during park operating hours and try to get that really cool shot of a train cresting Diamondback and be too close and hit the train and cause serious injuries.  There are enough people out there looking for their 15 minutes of fame...

If we, as a fan site, inform our readers that it is against park policy to fly a drone over the park, maybe it prevents the naïve young teen from taking their cool toy in trying to get that cool video...  Most of us probably are not worried about the person that is responsible and professional and will fly the drone in accordance to all applicable laws and regulations, it is the person that is ignorant to these same laws and regulations that are the concern.  The park policy was probably developed with that person in mind.  Let's hope it doesn't take a catastrophe at an amusement park with a drone to cause the FAA to ban the airspace...but that is where we as a society are heading...

Heck, even in clearly restricted FAA airspace people are already doing it (Google near misses and drones hitting planes and drones in restricted airspace), so it is only a matter of time before it happens at an amusement park...

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16 minutes ago, Turtlepower said:

They could drop a video that day that shows a group of KI enthusiasts who after spending months feverishly "decoding" the new ride become so obsessed with figuring out the name of the ride they band together to storm the Cedar Fair offices. They can't stop us all.

.....or we could JUST DO IT!!! WHO'S WITH ME?!?!?!?!

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5 hours ago, collin.klopfstein said:

aAAHhh TEAseR..... jk

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Guys, I had to create an account just to quote the above photo. Get on topic, and not lame FAA. So this is my thoughts on this. He is talking about his shadow, which I believe is a Peter Pan reference. Peter Pan was from Neverland, which was in what star? The North. Which is named "Polaris." Do you think this could be true? Or am I over thinkin it. Lol =D 

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^No. I think he’s showing support for the troops marching on Area 51. He’s emphasizing how although we may seem like just a shadow at the moment, if enough group together, we could form the full man, the full team, behind the camera and come out victorious.

Let’s march on Area 51 and find the second half of our giga! Who’s with me!?


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2 hours ago, MDMC01 said:

Getting back to the topic of the mural near Antique Autos, I find it interesting that Zodiac is mentioned at least 2 or 3 times in the area (most while riding the Autos). It did bother me (as I wondered why advertisements for Zodiac would be used in such quick succession), but there could also be another reason why Zodiac is referenced so frequently. Time will tell...

Hmm, I don’t know...maybe because it used to stand on that plot of land?

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Guys, I think this is a teaser. They know what we're thinking? Obviously referring to us here on KIC. How could cotton candy get any better? Substitute "the vast and diverse Kings Island roller coaster collection" with "cotton candy" and the question is very clear. Unique flavors, meaning the "unique" elements on the new giga. Speaks to you? We're getting an animatronic as well. It's not even going to be just a coaster. We're getting a dark ride.

I can't believe KI would think they could pull a fast one on us. We are too smart.

End the teasing already, guys.

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Kings Island doesn’t get to dictate what happens in “its” airspace (no matter how much they really, really want to believe they do), but the FAA does. It’s been posted here before, but there are rules and restrictions imposed by the FAA for flying a drone over areas where people are gathered. What those entail and if the videos posted here actually violate any FAA rules, I don’t know. Someone else can jump in on that. 

If you wanna see the footage, just google “Kings Island drone.” 

As for KIC removing the videos—if you want them backstage Beast tours, you gotta play ball. 

 

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