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Gordon Bombay

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  1. I missed it because I got enticed by the headline at the bottom: “this one secret doctors don’t want you to know.”
  2. To clarify, I was referring to "Facebook Nonsense" in the sense of click bait news fodder (like when a certain local tv news station posts "they said WHAT" over the a headline about a b-list celebrity), not necessarily sharing Coney stories.
  3. I mean, it’s probably way more hassle than it’s worth. Both of those structures probably require additional infrastructure where if you’re going to put a new pool/plumbing in — why not just spend the money on new attractions at that point? And we’re talking about two attractions that, while great for Coney, would be relatively unnoticed among the swath of KI offerings. Also, yeah it would be a good PR move in the sense that a few local tv news stations might use it as feel-good-fodder for the older crowd still watching the news and spreading Facebook nonsense, but how much is that really worth? It’s tragic what happened to Sunlite Pool and hopefully MEMI preserves Moonlight Gardens/some history, but the park truly died in 1971, not 2023.
  4. Exactly. It's also a kids ride that was omitted from a clickbait list on USA Today. Don't think this is a "Dewey Defeats Truman" situation here.
  5. I would, no joke, buy a season pass for 2024 if they just showed the Days of Thunder movie again.
  6. Holy s**t, this is so perfect it makes my head hurt.
  7. I distinctly remember looking it up as a kid after riding the ride and never being able to get the QuickTime videos to play. Figured I hadn’t missed much once movie was gone from AT.
  8. Is 7th Portal technically in the MCU?
  9. The 2008/2009 offseason was a wild time. It can’t be understated just how big of an undertaking Diamondback was. Not only in terms of new construction, but the adjustment the park needed to make for both operations and maintenance. Adding that ride into the lineup was a big deal that touched nearly every department that winter. Once it was all said and done and the coaster was topped off, they had a massive party for all the winter workers (both the in-house folks and contractors who built the ride). One of the signature items served up on the Festhaus grill that year was… well, you guessed it…
  10. This young woman has a bunch of randos discussing her career—in detail—on a forum website. I understand why she might be a bit guarded.
  11. I mean…uh…do you really need to interact with her personal Facebook or Twitter profiles?
  12. I think they can. Their subscribe/customer/donor base probably definitely isn’t the same as most Coney season pass holders. And once they announce a landmark/big name act to open the music venue, the “you killed Coney” facebook comments will be overshadowed by folks excited to post “Can’t wait to see X there.” Imagine if they announced Taylor Swift… fuhgedaboudittttt Then again, if I can don a tinfoil hat for a second—the timing of the announcement could be very strategic. Local newsrooms are staffed low right now due to the holidays and also dealing with a glutton of seasonal stories (especially local tv who’s prepping for their weather scares and posting “war on Christmas” clickbait). What a perfect time to swing this under the radar. I do want to add: I very much empathize with folks here, amusement park fans, and those who are sad to see it go. Coney is a huge piece of Cincinnati history and speaking as someone who’s done a lot of work around Cincinnati history, this news was pretty shocking. However… The truth is that “Old Coney” — the one memorialized in books, memories, and postcards — died over fifty years ago in the Spring of 1972. Sunlite Pool managed to stick around by happenstance and new ownership brought in what were mostly carnival rides in the early 90s. Sure it was a local swimming hole (and a good one at that) and a great place for events/picnics, but the park of yester-year mostly existed where Riverbend is now. Even the “newer” rides they yanked out in 2019 were simply a nod to the past. That really was it. It may not make things feel better for some people—but look at what Coney became (hint: it’s the reason this website exists). Now, if we wanna talk about this region’s latest obsession with new music venues, well, I got some thoughts . This has gotta be the nail in the coffin for Timberwolf, though, right? Or is KI still gonna try and pretend that dump is in any way a “venue?”
  13. The low hanging fruit is keeping the entrance/incorporating it into the “campus” and also using Moonlight Gardens as a reception venue/restaurant/bar/lounging area during events. Preserves some history and the spirit of the place.
  14. take a bottle, shake it up Break the bubble, break it up POUR THAT DIP SPIT ON ME
  15. You know who won't be silent? Def Leppard and their tens of fans still rocking out to "Pour Some Sugar on Me" at the new venue.
  16. These jokes about my Alma mater’s campus are pretty cold and gray. Just like its campus.
  17. John Matarese is a silly and would never have anything to "report" if it wasn't for... 1) This website 2) Apple releasing new iPhones (he does the SAME story every year) 3) His target demographic falling for his scare tactics constantly.
  18. Aquaman’s Car Rental Adventure Sponsored by Hertz.
  19. Kings Dominion: “Finally, Batman Knight Flight will be where it was always intended!”
  20. Honestly, I think that was truly how it was presented. There was a bit of a long line and it just made more sense to ride with a buddy, or a "bud-ay" as @ZosoBeast would say. Still, that wasn't even the worst ride at their weird holiday event from Hell. That award goes to the paddle boats in the lazy river. Just ask @CoastersRZ. A better name for the attraction would be: "cold, confusing, and frustrating ride through an abandoned waterpark." EDIT: Just remembered, I think @XGatorHead 8904 has a terrifying story about those paddle boats.
  21. YES! Hahaha, that was the most terrifying thing I’d ever done in an amusement park. Fairly certain those two slides in your video came from Surf Cincinnati. In 2006, they let @Dane and I take our pick of sleds (out of a pile where we had to decide “which one is less broken”)—and then they let us ride together.
  22. @BoddaH1994 would know better than me, but I’m pretty sure only one former Surf Cincinnati slide got used and that was circa 2006 for their weird and definitely questionable “toboggan” attraction that Boddah, @Dane, and I wrecked on. I don’t think they ever brought that back. The “tubing” they had in later years was just a giant dirt pile in the parking lot and the slides sitting in pieces out there were from… Columbus’ old zoo waterpark thing?
  23. Sounds like someone just put out an old tombstone/decoration where the coloring on the name had deteriorated. I don't think there's a whole conspiracy afoot here. Probably some seasonal employee grabbed it from the storage area, threw it on a truck, set it out with a bunch of others, and then went about their day.
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