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  1. 3 hours ago, DJSkyFoxx said:

    Ok so hear me out....

    I currently live about 10 minutes away from Coney. I want to be able to gain permission to take pictures of everything before it's gone forever. Not only for my own personal passion project as a lover of parks and coasters, but to be able to have them for posterity. Granted yes, there are many many many other photos out there in existence of Coney, I feel being able to get them in her final moments of existence would be an amazing opportunity. 

    I took a shot in the dark and emailed the park a few days ago. Of course, no reply yet. Honestly not sure if I will get a reply at all as I am sure their inbox is overflowing with an endless amount of angry, sad, resentful words. 

    Not sure if this can be a possibility at all. I would love the honor to be able to. Not even really sure if there is anyone else I could talk to/ask about it. 

    Worth a shot.

    I’ve tried as well. Crickets.

    They probably aren’t going to respond, unfortunately. I also tried calling without luck. They’ve also disabled comments on their social media platforms. I don’t think they want to engage anyone. Sounds like another park/social media team I know…

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  2. 5 minutes ago, Gordon Bombay said:

    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. 

    True, but tens of Def Leppard fans adds up to about 350 (dip spit filled) crushed cans of ‘Nati Light, so I doubt the traffic out of there will be any better. 

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  3. More info on MEMI, Live Nation, and Ticketmaster. 
     

    MEMI: 

    https://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/cincinnati-admission-tax-music-festivals-revolt-with-federal-lawsuit?fbclid=IwAR1XtL9vMvGKP244t4OYcI7qkzbaDGackULZ1NwKZ6R_RwTycexo7QQOWpg_aem_Af71FdOKcxeMBFPboUVdzgjY49Ha8SoMFJMo7ERFJa1EDjlRO4W6XT7Q_7fD6JUqvqk

    Live Nation: 

    https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/live-nation-consumer-ticket-price-lawsuit-loses-bid-mass-arbitration-2023-08-11/?fbclid=IwAR0ual-7x-7-3Csxz-c_2TxdoxkRJSxLBhvZFAj5BPv5TASfR9VXQNMA8h4_aem_Af4u75iCjmgamLslsF1nKndLKdjai0U4HOREapriNk1Mda0zHtjcNqQtWhGizid9E6E

    Ticketmaster: 

    https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/colorado/news/man-sues-ticketmaster-engaging-monopolistic-anticompetitive-practices/?fbclid=IwAR35Iziy6rBQLGNQkkfkzC75eb_6SRNyWMlrd9wC4yF9s7fo-nV6ZlPWtag_aem_Af55j9tdPCvGOQF--Ru8ywSZs0V0txlAot2lAUW2l31jR6Lwx1cc8uiAzFmW1jJ_PbM
     

    I know the term “monopoly” has been tossed around incorrectly in light of the likely Cedar Fair/Six Flags merger… but this is broadway, baby. THIS is the corporate monopoly to be fearful of. All the way from Washington to our backyards.
     

    If anyone wants to waste time justifying the immoral practices of private entities, then that’s on you. Bootlicking is a hobby that’s becoming increasingly unpopular. Contrarian attitudes for the sake of being different are translucent and embarrassing. 
     

    Nothing about this is good for anyone, sans a few well-off beneficiaries of the sale. 

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  4. Anderson didn’t know of the plans until we did. Horrible what this does to the city. 
     

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2023/12/15/anderson-township-officials-not-in-the-loop-of-coney-island-sale/71936537007/
     

    “Given said investment, the Board of Township Trustees expects to have meaningful discussion with (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) leadership soon to learn about the detailed plans for the former Coney Island site and how such plans will impact the Anderson community," the statement reads. "Once those conversations have occurred and more information is shared, township officials will be able to comment further."

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  5. 2 hours ago, disco2000 said:

    It goes along with my theory of why they slowly let this property get to this situation - if they did it when Coney was in full capacity, the backlash may have scared the potential buyer away.  The hope is that since it was basically just a pool at this point that any backlash would be small background noise that wouldn't scare off the buyer.

    This is well thought out and does make a lot of since, but I think you’re giving them too much credit. 

    In my opinion  it boiled down to current/recently former generational ownership being completely inadequate at running the park. There’s a laundry list of greed driven, poor decision making since said individual took over. The park took on a severe amount of debt as a result and didn’t stand a chance. 

  6. 2 hours ago, disco2000 said:

    What were the circumstances of the one that you signed that worked?  While there are always some things that this could be beneficial, as someone else pointed out, these are rarely successful.

    This was back in 2020 during the begging of Covid, but it involved allowing immigrant students to stay in the country due to the state of the world. It also involved access to online education. But yeah, these typically don’t do anything. 
     

    2 hours ago, disco2000 said:

    Unless another organization can come up with the asking price or the public backlash is soo strong that the purchaser decides to back out, this will continue.  

    As sad as it is to admit, I even think that’s a stretch. Seems like a done deal to me. But in regards to the public backlash, I haven’t encountered anyone online who’s been happy about the decision. As far as public outcry, well, having just been down at Coney in the last hour I can say that it’s beginning: 

    (pictures taken legally) 

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    Whether people voicing their displeasure will do anything is unlikely. But it’s starting to happen. I ran into another enthusiast with a pretty sick Beast license plate and we talked for a bit. It’s a shame. Rick if you’re on here, it was great talking with you!

    Satalite WLWT truck pulled up as I was leaving. Might get more info on the news tonight. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Aaron88stang said:

    Has a change.org petition ever actually made any kind of meaningful impact? Most are laughable. 

    I had signed one that actually worked. 
     

    I think the hope of this one is that the historical nature of the grounds, infrastructure, and buildings should be reason enough for them to be saved. That’s where the government would theoretically step in. Don’t really know how, or if that would even work. 

  8. 54 minutes ago, Buckeye Brad said:

    All great points Hoeter.

    Speaking of Coney’s  influence, there a neat article about Walt Disney touring parks for research and inspiration when planning Disneyland. Apparently Coney Island was an important contribution to Disneyland, and by extension, the entire amusement park industry. 

    Cincinnati.com article

    Best .79 cents one could spend, I guess. 
     

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    Coney Island, Cincinnati….

    What a loss.

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  9. 55 minutes ago, Imperial79 said:

    Looks like Seabreeze Amusement Park is removing their Bisch-Rocco Flying Scooters ride next year, they're adding a WindstarZ. This gives Kings Island a chance to head over to NY and take it off their hands, hopefully bringing back an old classic style scooters ride. It could replace that basketball game in Coney Mall!  ;)^_^

    We need OUR flyers back! To replace the other basketball game. Haha. 

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  10. 1 hour ago, disco2000 said:

    Because California wants everything electric and zero emissions by 2035 - lawn mowers, weed eaters, cars, trains, anything powered...

    https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/transportation/california-adopts-first-ever-rules-to-decarbonize-freight-trains

    Conflicted. Don’t hate that idea at all because we gotta take better care this our spinning rock, but…. Trains are too cool. 

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  11. 39 minutes ago, standbyme said:

    We purchased the Magic Band+’s for our trip in January earlier this year…unless they have perfected them since then they weren’t worth the extra money…you had to struggle BIG TIME to get them to work with the statues…and even when you got it to work the effect really wasn’t that much. We were disappointed after spending the extra money.

    Appreciate the heads up!

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