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  1. jeez Season FLP (for JUST Kings Island, all parks is $999) is starting at $799 this summer Was $550 last year. If you get the new Prestige pass and SFLP, that'll be $1,100
  2. Betting on the line being longer than the other lines because it makes people spread out less and focus on one specific line
  3. Oh lord. I don't think it's a 2h early entry, it's likely a special "prestige only" entry line (six flags anyone?) So really it's a gold pass with these added perks: 1. 5% more of a discount on purchases (15% total) 2. Free VIP area (waterpark/dry park) every visit 3. Preferred parking 4. Two Bring a Friend discounts 5. "enhanced" Pass Perks (wow 50% off a pretzel ???) dont know if its really worth the extra ~$200
  4. Correct while not fully confirmed he mentioned that it was his goal
  5. reviewed the footage; you're right "my goal is to get Diamondback a new paintjob next year" edit: I saw myself in the background a little bit after this scene lol
  6. Surprised nobody has mentioned the fact Mike Koontz confirmed a Diamondback repaint this offseason at Coasterstock here
  7. Ah silly me, apologies for that. I wouldn't mind stopping at the top, enjoy the view for a little bit longer (as long as we're just waiting on the train to clear the second lift..., though an evac would be cool to walk down the steps; especially on the second lift)
  8. Beasts lift hill chains don't actually fully stop ever during normal operation; they slow down drastically when no trains are on it. (see KIs recent video on Beasts lift hill chain video) Easier to keep the chain moving than to fully restart it (stationary objects have static friction; while objects in motion have kinetic friction (static >[greater than] kinetic)
  9. to answer your first question, yes, that is why the lift is slow as it gives the train ahead time to pass the second lift instead of dead-stopping the train on the first lift until the block ahead clears. You could say it builds suspense? /shrug
  10. "They slow it down to build suspense!" "I hate the slow lift hill! Why does it randomly speed up???" long story short: blocks.
  11. Not really an addition but more of a prediction on my end. Phase 2 of Beast retrack (GG comes back to finish redoing rest of the helix structure
  12. Was it put in a locker?
  13. Knotts has just announced it is extending the Chaperone policy to other days of the week as necessary https://twitter.com/knotts/status/1552006596401717249/
  14. *walking to ride mystic from Beast* kid points at Mystics first drop/hill says “now THAT is The Beast” very confidently couldn’t help but chuckle
  15. https://www.knotts.com/code-of-conduct This policy is only enforced every Friday/Saturday until further notice, starting this Friday (the 22nd).
  16. While there is already a Beast poster, wouldn’t have a problem buying another one for Beasts helix
  17. Just don't be me and buy the largest size, only to spill 9/10ths of it on the brickwork in Coney Mall...
  18. I agree with a lot of these. I love the park, but I had to wash my hands after touching some dirty stuff and wanted to just grab some sanitizer, out. Ok, next one, also out… and the next, and the next, … until I finally just went into a bathroom and washed with soap there. It can’t be that hard???
  19. That’s a good idea. I’m open to suggestions on how to improve the algorithm. While I can’t exactly predict it to the second, like how queue-times tries to predict any specific days crowd level but it’s actual level can vary greatly. What I wanna add in next is variable capacity numbers and changing guest interest depending on the time of day. An example being guest interest for Beast increases at night. EDIT: This was added in. Dynamic guest interest & dynamic FL capacity included. Estimating FL amounts based on the queue-times predictions + my own predictions to get solid numbers. It's rather magical.
  20. Shoutout to Diamondback crew today for dispatching trains before the one on the course even hits the MCBR!!! Have been doing this the past half hour and are still at it! Great work to all who are on that team, that's hard to do!! Wait is moving incredibly fast with these awesome operations!
  21. People are reporting that Bat has reopened! Wait time is at 45 minutes right now.
  22. Due to the unfortunate removal of webcam screenshots, I have developed a secondary replacement of sorts. Though, nothing can really replace the real-time screenshots that were provided hourly. :salute: See full update tweet thread here:
  23. unfortunately this can be said for a lot of stuff too, in or outside of Kings Island lol
  24. Yes, https://twitter.com/KIWaitTimeBot It runs on a Node VPS using Twitters v1.1 API.
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