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CoasterJack

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    Roller Coasters, Extreme Flats, Dark Rides, and the 11th Commandment

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  1. Been having the same issue as well across multiple computers
  2. Isn't this standard for most trains at KI. Outside of Mystic Timbers and the trains themed like trucks, and maybe the spaceship shells on the FOF trains, the teeth on Diamondback. Most of the Cedar Fair Parks have pretty standard trains with some sort of paint scheme. Makes it easier for maintenance, I wasn't expecting any radical train design for this, especially when themed to a soap box racer...
  3. I feel the operations are often more consistent at KI. I've had some good days at CP, but I've also had some days with miserable dispatches on MF, Maverick, XL-200, etc. Knotts is also a mixed bag in my experience. I've visited summer and it's been smooth sailing. I've visited spring break and winter break with a packed park with one train ops, I've never quite been able to figure that out with their operations. I get they're open year round and they have to find time to refurb trains, and that many of their rides aren't terribly high capacity, but the ops just never seem in a huge rush.
  4. Saw this yesterday and it gave me a good laugh. Everything was well done, well except the "King's Island Ohio" part Joey Drew Studios makes some crazy good dark horror games, honestly I think they would make some great source material for a Haunt maze, but probably too dark for the target audience CF wants
  5. So I've been hearing through the grapevine that the park has started putting job applicants on a waitlist on most seasonal positions outside of ride operators and lifeguards. Checked the job portal and yep, it's there... https://jobs.cedarfair.com/job/mason/kings-island-jobs-waitlist/42509/62940387760 Lifeguards makes sense, there's a general shortage, helping operate a local swim club near coney, I've seen the struggle the last few years. Though KI pays their guards higher than most surrounding pools, so they usually attract a good crowd of applicants by memorial day opening. It'll be interesting to see with most being moved to a waitlist who haven't been hired, will we see better staffing levels at KI this year for ride operations, or is it just because they're hiring a lower amount than last year due to cut operating hours of certain operating attractions, food service locations, games, etc. Just something I found interesting. I'm optimistic, but we'll have to see. Lets hope to a wonderful 24', full of wonderful new memories at the park
  6. Not at the moment, but I could definitely see them making a move if we get another recession type market similar to 08', they could definitely come trying at Canada's Wonderland or KI, which I feel like have the most potential in terms of a Studios Park. But at this point, I feel like they would be better off building something from scratch if they're wanting it to align with the Paramount Brand. But if they were to purchase parks as a standalone division of their business, I could see anything being on the table
  7. Palm Trees could be CGA, Knotts, maybe it's a combined skyline of different parks?
  8. I'm really liking the detail in the new map. Everything from the placement of the trains on the coasters, the SOB station, the detail of the rides and attractions. Someone spent some time designing the map. Also the app itself seems quite a step up in terms of user friendliness.
  9. It's paid off, and an up charge attraction. As long as nothing large comes up maintenance wise, and as long as nothing is planned to take its spot currently, I don't see it going anywhere. My family from out of town always rides it when visiting KI, and it definitely seems to get enough traffic to pay for the employees running the attraction as well. I would say it still scares me the most out of any attraction at KI. The initial free fall feeling sensation when you pull the cord is unlike anything else.
  10. The thing I dislike about these things and the way the chains are run. Daily ticket holders are the ones you make the money from, the guests you're trying to impress and convince them to return or potentially upgrading to a pass. So why do they make ticket holders feel like such second class visitors... I'll never understand this I know many GP who make a trial visit to KI, pay for a $65 ticket, pay $20 parking, pay full for full price food, walk away spending $400 for a family of 4 and feel like they were ripped off. Meanwhile I family could spend an additional $100 for a pass, visit 10 times a summer and bring much less revenue for the park per visit. Not that you want to make the pass-holders feel lesser, but day ticket holders are really the ones you want to convince as you can convince them to join your park ecosystem. Just my point of view on this matter
  11. Still, it's details like this that I wish the park would work on improving. They've made good strides with the Festhaus clock, I-street, pavers, etc. But if we could get the red roof back, even one of those waters systems where the water goes into rocks which has a pool underneath that pumps the water back up. It's ambiance things like this that really complete the experience. Even if they aren't critical, they're always appreciated and I feel would definitely add to the charm.. I'd always love to see the compass make a return on a certain dark ride roof, ribbons to return in the Festhaus interior, a Boo Blasters queue refurb, but I can only dream so far...
  12. The sign museum is a neat visit for sure. The young train nerd in me loves Entertrainment Junction. I used to love walking around the Cincinnati Mall before it closed. Arcade Legacy moved from the mall to a new location in Sharonville about a year ago. It's a neat place, $10 gets you the day to play all the classic pinball, arcade machines, and they even have old console games from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
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