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Another thing I wonder. If you are required to wear them on rides, will they enforce it the way they enforce the phone thing where if they catch someone taking it off while on the lift, they stop the ride. 

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5 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

So can I just decline to fasten my seat belt on The Beast because it is just another unnecessary safety measure I don’t happen to agree with? 

Do you go to the grocery store? Or anywhere? Many people wear masks, some do not. Do you throw a fit in the store when you see someone not wearing a mask? Is that you? Is that going to be you at Kings Island? 

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1 minute ago, bjcolglazier said:

Do you go to the grocery store? Or anywhere? Many people wear masks, some do not. Do you throw a fit in the store when you see someone not wearing a mask? Is that you? Is that going to be you at Kings Island? 

I go to Costco a couple of times a week.  Never had any problems there and from what I have seen on Twitter Costco employees have no problem asking rule breakers to leave the premises. They may even revoke their memberships, not sure about that though.  

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Just now, King Ding Dong said:

I go to Costco a couple of times a week.  Never had any problems there and from what I have seen on Twitter Costco employees have no problem asking rule breakers to leave the premises. They may even revoke their memberships, not sure about that though.  

Are you going to throw a fit if someone you encounter at Kings Island is not wearing a mask? That is my question. Will you need to speak to a manager?

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16 minutes ago, Stoan said:

I got a feeling a lot of security's job this year is going to be escorting people from the park for not wearing masks.

No thanks. I’m not gonna risk getting assaulted for telling someone to follow the rules. People can be very nasty when confronted about stuff like that, I’ve experienced it firsthand. I’ll let security handle it, they’re trained for that, I’m not.

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2 minutes ago, bjcolglazier said:

Are you going to throw a fit if someone you encounter at Kings Island is not wearing a mask? That is my question. Will you need to speak to a manager?

That would depend on what the rules are, they have not been announced yet. Would I throw a fit? No. Would I inform the appropriate park personnel?  Of course, wouldn't you?   
 

If you encountered a guest taking a dump in the fountain would you just walk on by or would you let someone know about it?  Not saying you would have some responsibility, just wondering what you would do.

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11 minutes ago, bjcolglazier said:

Are you going to throw a fit if someone you encounter at Kings Island is not wearing a mask? That is my question. Will you need to speak to a manager?

Karen will ask for the manager...

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5 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

If you encountered a guest taking a dump in the fountain would you just walk on by or would you let someone know about it?  Not saying you would have some responsibility, just wondering what you would do.

The day people are taking a dump in the fountain is the day I stop attending. If you think this is the the same as wearing a mask...don't attend.

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1 minute ago, bjcolglazier said:

The day people are taking a dump in the fountain is the day I stop attending. If you think this is the the same as wearing a mask...don't attend.

Paramount would have allowed that.

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4 minutes ago, bjcolglazier said:

The day people are taking a dump in the fountain is the day I stop attending. If you think this is the the same as wearing a mask...don't attend.

I take it then you would not inform any park personnel then.  Fair enough, your choice.


Taking a dump in the fountain is against the rules it just so happens to be one you agree with.  If you don’t like the rules....don’t attend. :lol:

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I don’t see the point in arguing over masks. Yeah Kings Island will probably require masks, and yes they will probably have employees remind guest to wear masks. Whether you wear a mask religiously or laugh them off as a redundant safety measure, I think following park policy is the right way to go. Again, I think the park will try to allow guests to take breathers throughout the day, and I don’t think it should be a problem for even the biggest of mask haters. People who can’t listen to the simplest of instructions probably shouldn’t go to the park now or ever for that matter.

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2 minutes ago, King Ding Dong said:

Taking a dump in the fountain is against the rules it just so happens to be one you agree with.  If you don’t like the rules....don’t attend. :lol:

Agreed. But here we are. With what brutality are you going to enforce the rules? Keep in mind this started out talking about 16-year-olds enforcing rules even police departments cannot enforce. If you wanna throw people out for not wearing masks go ahead. It'll probably be on youtube when it happens.

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2 minutes ago, bjcolglazier said:

Agreed. But here we are. With what brutality are you going to enforce the rules? Keep in mind this started out talking about 16-year-olds enforcing rules even police departments cannot enforce. If you wanna throw people out for not wearing masks go ahead. It'll probably be on youtube when it happens.

I don’t think any brutality should be necessary at all.  If it is a situation where the guest becomes belligerent Mason Police can properly handle the situation.   In the meantime security could shadow the perps and temporarily pause any services they attempt to utilize in the park.
 

Now if I was feeling devious offering them a zen ride on Banshee and then stoping the train on the lift might be a non-violent way of deescalating the situation until the Police can arrive.  :P

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1 minute ago, King Ding Dong said:

I don’t think any brutality should be necessary at all.  If it is a situation where the guest becomes belligerent Mason Police can properly handle the situation.   In the meantime security could shadow the perps and temporarily pause any services they attempt to utilize in the park.
 

Now if I was feeling devious offering them a zen ride on Banshee and then stoping the train on the lift might be a non-violent way of deescalating the situation until the Police can arrive.  :P

Shame we don't still have Firehawk for that.

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5 minutes ago, SnakePlissken said:

Shame we don't still have Firehawk for that.

I suppose Drop Tower would work as well.  “When you are ready to put on your mask you can come down!”

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1 hour ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Another thing I wonder. If you are required to wear them on rides, will they enforce it the way they enforce the phone thing where if they catch someone taking it off while on the lift, they stop the ride. 

I feel like they would stop the ride more for a phone than a mask, but that's just my opinion. Once the train crests over the top, and somebody lowers their mask they can't do much.

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1 hour ago, King Ding Dong said:

I go to Costco a couple of times a week.  Never had any problems there and from what I have seen on Twitter Costco employees have no problem asking rule breakers to leave the premises. They may even revoke their memberships, not sure about that though.  

Someone actually posted a video of them downright refusing to wear a mask in the store and the employee was very calm and took his cart away and made him leave and he did. It would've gotten a lot worse if he refused. 

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1 hour ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Someone actually posted a video of them downright refusing to wear a mask in the store and the employee was very calm and took his cart away and made him leave and he did. It would've gotten a lot worse if he refused. 

He could have refused to leave and Costco would just refund his membership on the spot and called the Police for trespassing as he was no longer a member.  
 

As many on here like to point out frequently, read the fine print on your Passholder agreement.  CF could do something very similar.  

1 hour ago, Shawn Meyer said:

I feel like they would stop the ride more for a phone than a mask, but that's just my opinion. Once the train crests over the top, and somebody lowers their mask they can't do much.

True, until the train arrives back in the station.  
 

Question for ride-ops.  When releasing the restraints do all of them have to be released or can it be done selectively?

Edit: Here is another tactic to encourage compliance.  "Failure to wear a face cover may result in the forfeiture of all reserved ride times on our Virtual Queue System*" :D

*If you choose to act like a juvenile we will treat you like one.

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1 hour ago, King Ding Dong said:

He could have refused to leave and Costco would just refund his membership on the spot and called the Police for trespassing as he was no longer a member.  
 

As many on here like to point out frequently, read the fine print on your Passholder agreement.  CF could do something very similar.  

True, until the train arrives back in the station.  
 

Question for ride-ops.  When releasing the restraints do all of them have to be released or can it be done selectively?

I have seen them released selectively. Its rare but I have seen it.

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22 minutes ago, SnakePlissken said:

I have seen them released selectively. Its rare but I have seen it.

There you go. Wouldn’t even have to slow down operations much.  Bonus rerides until the Mason Police show up and cuff you right in the seat.  :lol:   With all the court costs and fines the perps would have to pay this could go a long way to making up the budget shortfall Mason and the county are facing.   Win-win.  

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Me and my grandmaw are going to Myrtle Beach, June 22. Everything is open like Wonderworks, Dave and Busters, Ripley's Aquarium. I'm not that worried. I am mostly excited about this trip.

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Lotte World in Korea is now closed. Someone who was positive with COVID-19 got into the park.

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Bottom line.  Kings Island is private property that no one is being force to go to.  If they require masks and you don’t want to wear one, then don’t go.  I, for one, am happy to wear a mask to get to enjoy some coaster riding.

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Question. Do you think Kings Island will sell masks this year with ride logos on them? I think this would make wearing a mask fun.

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1 hour ago, gforce1994 said:

Lotte World in Korea is now closed. Someone who was positive with COVID-19 got into the park.

I am sure a lot of covid + people will be getting into parks this year.  

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10 hours ago, King Ding Dong said:

That would depend on what the rules are, they have not been announced yet. Would I throw a fit? No. Would I inform the appropriate park personnel?  Of course, wouldn't you?   
 

If you encountered a guest taking a dump in the fountain would you just walk on by or would you let someone know about it?  Not saying you would have some responsibility, just wondering what you would do.

I'd at least take a video

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47 minutes ago, chad_1138 said:

Bottom line.  Kings Island is private property that no one is being force to go to.  If they require masks and you don’t want to wear one, then don’t go.  I, for one, am happy to wear a mask to get to enjoy some coaster riding.

Please just go to holiday world and mt Olympus, and probably ky kingdom if you refuse to wear a mask.  Any chain of parks will require face masks as seen from SEAS, Disney, SIX, Hershend, etc.

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10 hours ago, CheetahDrew said:

Agreed being Security in the park I am likely to be on high alert I have to be careful about what I can and cannot say in an public forum, however I do know that people who do not follow the rules will be dealt with. I am worried about people getting aggressive over the mask thing, because It is a divided subject hopefully like you say it isn’t horrible but I am worried that information won’t be spread and people will be ill informed and then we have to clean up the mess left behind. 

It really just depends how detailed they are about the policy. If it's "masks on at all times" I would almost guarantee there will be issues, whereas if it's "masks off on rides, walking the midway or eating" (aka common sense regulations) then I think there's less likely to be problems.

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11 hours ago, KI FANATIC 37 said:

See although I disagree with the mask rule, I feel that if you are an employee for the park, who is requiring people to wear coverage, then all employees of all ages should be required to enforce that rule.

 

I can see some difficult individuals causing problems. It will be difficult regardless to be honest. Also, masks that people will be wearing will not stop the spread. It will be very "half assed" and almost required just in order to check off a box. That is the problem I have with a lot of these rules. Masks are helpful to an extent, but when you are at an amusement park, you are gonna be in connect with A LOT of people and objects.

^^ exactly. Nobody's wearing an N95 mask to an amusement park.

We normally wear surgical masks to run errands, but if masks are required and we come to the park I can promise we won't be wearing more than say a bandana.

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1 minute ago, chibul said:

^^ exactly. Nobody's wearing an N95 mask to an amusement park.

We normally wear surgical masks to run errands, but if masks are required and we come to the park I can promise we won't be wearing more than say a bandana.

Employees are wearing mask to prevent their droplets from going on others.  Park patrons wear masks to keep their droplets from going on each other and park employees.  A bandana covering your mouth and nose does quite a bit to help the spread.

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