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pianoman

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    Lancaster, Ohio
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    Kings Island, Cedar Point, playing piano and singing. I also enjoy watching television shows like SpongeBob, Full House, Judge Judy, and Cops.

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  1. I still remember my first time meeting Don, I think. It would have been back in 2008. I was so interested in the Royal Fountains and I had so many questions about them. I remember my dad going into guest services to see if there was anyone who I could talk to. I’m pretty sure it was Don who came out and talked to me and answered all my questions. I think they may have even wrote out a fact sheet for me, which ended up getting lost, wish I still had it. After that, I would usually see him walking out and about in the park every time I visited. I started attending Coasterstock in 2017, and have attended every one since then. He always did a phenomenal job with planning and organizing such a great event! He’s truly an icon to Kings Island and the amusement park industry. I know he will be truly missed, and hope for the best for him in whatever he decides to do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I went this year and let me say, there were easily well over 1,000 attendees. Both shelters in their picnic grove were completely full of enthusiasts. Its not really ERT when you have to wait almost an hour just to ride Voyage. While I don’t necessarily agree with the lottery system they are using, I do agree that they need to cap attendance to make the event more enjoyable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Great podcast as always! Just got an email that my order has shipped. Cant wait to read it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I plan on being there along with several other members! A word of advice if you’ve never gone and want to buy a ticket. They sell out VERY FAST. When I say fast, I mean usually less than an hour after they go on sale. So if you really want to go, make sure you are in front of a computer screen at exactly 12:00pm next Tuesday[emoji846]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I really miss the old fountains! Before last year, I was saying to myself that they needed to be renovated. Now I’m regretting saying that. The old fountains just felt so much more magical to me. Fountain ERT will just never be the same again[emoji22]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I know it’ll never return, but I still miss the I-Street playlist from the Paramount era. Nothing they play now would ever come close to that. I just felt like all those movie themes went very well with the fountains. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Awesome! Thanks for the update! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I know a lot of crazy things have happened since this was recorded. But I’m just curious, any updates on when the book might be released? Either way I’m really looking forward to buying a copy[emoji846]! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think he meant to say GOCC which stands for Great Ohio Coaster Club. It’s another coaster club you can join. I used to have a membership, however I never did any of their events. The only reason I had it was to be able to attend Coasterstock and Holiwood Nights. They’ve allowed members of GOCC to attend Coasterstock every year since it started in 2015. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I definitely liked having the pedestals better. Still kinda miss the old fountain. Fountain ERT will never be the same for me again[emoji53]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. So I’ve been thinking a lot lately and I think I might have the pieces of the puzzle put together. Is it possible that Kings Island is bringing back backwards Racer to compensate for Vortex leaving? Just like they did for all the troubles of the original Bat in 1982. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’ve stayed at the Magnuson Hotel near the intersection of Route 250 and 2 a few times. It’s nothing fancy but the rooms are cheap, clean and the beds are comfortable. And the water pressure for taking showers is amazing lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I’ve noticed that also about the fountains being off on KMAA. I guess there wont be any fountain ERT there today[emoji3525]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Waterspouts form over large bodies of water, not at water parks lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Cedar Point is usually very busy pretty much every day from July 4th through the second week in August. After that, attendance drops off significantly since kids start going back to school. So if you really want lighter crowds, I’d recommend waiting until the 3rd full week of August. Only downfall to that is the park starts 8pm closes during the week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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