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  1. 2 hours ago, DispatchMaster said:

    If someone is going to charge $1 for a burger, it shouldn't be dangerously undercooked. Hell, if someone hands me a free burger, it should be cooked, and anything less is unacceptable.

    Again, I don't understand the focus on the cost, since that suggests there is some price point where it's expected that one would be served food that is liable to give them food poisoning. It should go without saying that there is no price point where that is acceptable. I mean, we're not talking about the quality of the lettuce, or the staleness of the bun, or some other detail like that.

    Citation needed. And random Internet quotes don't qualify as citation. :lol:

    If someone charged $1 for a burger and it was dangerously undercooked it would be unacceptable. 

    They served a $25 burger AND it was dangerously undercooked. 

    If you buy a brand new Ford and it has problems right off the lot, that’s bad. If you buy a brand new Porsche and it has problems right off the lot, it’s also bad. 

    By saying that something shouldn’t go wrong at a certain price point, it’s not implying that it’s acceptable at a lower price point. It means that if you charge a premium, delivering a sub-par product is even more unacceptable. 

    I know that both you and the person from the park who feeds you lines don’t know much about PR, but having a public news article where people are quoted as saying to not buy the food at your establishment is a bad thing. I don’t think you need a pie chart to demonstrate that. 

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  2. I’m not sure what the original poster’s intentions were, but here are my thoughts:

    I agree that normally simply asking for a different burger would be ideal, but she never claimed that she didn’t get to eat, got sick, walked away hungry, etc. Her point was that if you’re going to charge $25 for a burger, the least you can do is cook it so it’s not raw. Was this a warning to others? A vent of frustration? Malicious intent? Who knows? 
     

    You have to shop out of others’ pockets sometimes. $25 CAD is about $18 USD. If you bought an $18 burger outside of the park, and after the sticker shock, it came out raw, what would your reaction be? I imagine many would be baffled as to how such a big mistake could be made when charging those prices. The typical consumer doesn’t sympathize with “theme park prices.” Especially in this world where everyone is extremely price sensitive, charging a premium for a sub-part product ain’t gonna fly. 
     

    I do think this was an honest mistake. I also think that her reaction was a bit knee-jerk. I also think that her being upset first rather than wanting to take it upon herself to fix it is not the reaction that many people would have.

    Unfortunately, articles like this a VERY damaging to the park. Not so much the, “don’t buy a burger there. They undercook them.” Reaction, but things like this:

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    Others felt that the customer should have just asked for a new burger rather than filming and posting about the item, writing things like "Just ask for another one and stop complaining" and "you're at an amusement park, they ain't know for fine dining, your cook is 16 and probably stoned."

     

    A few also chimed in to say that buying an actual, very overpriced meal at the park was the individual's mistake, as they personally "only eat snacks down there [and] wait 'til it's time to go home to eat real food," and purportedly "no one buys food there except tourists."

    "I'm more turned off by the price than the color of the meat," one added.

     

     

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  3. 6 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

    From the conversations I heard that were going on, I think they're assessing on what is needed for the area. Hopefully some umbrellas and more seating areas have been put on 2-day delivery on Amazon. 

    I’m going to hold a lot of my opinions for Tower Topics, but some feedback I got was that parents didn’t like how there was no seating in Beagle Scout Acres. Fortunately, that’s an easy fix. 

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  4. On 5/15/2024 at 11:00 PM, Kenban said:

    As far as I know all Coke freestyle machines, new and old, use those cartridges, the different shapes of machine are just where did they hide them.  At Kings Island the bottom half of the machine is a door and they are all located down there.

    The secret to the whole system is the sweetener is separate.  The calorie free sweetener is located inside the machine down near the bottom typically, and the High fructose corn syrup is a traditional bib located in the back room.

    The machines might appear to be free standing except for the water, power, CO2, but in reality they still have one traditional bib not in the machine.

    I think that it’s also worth noting that, at least according to Coke, this way of creating the drinks makes the taste “fresher” than they do out of a normal fountain… or even a can or bottle. Can you taste the difference? I feel like I can. I’m a big Coke Zero guy. Out of a normal fountain it’s drinkable, but out of a freestyle it’s delicious. 

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  5. 9 hours ago, disco2000 said:

    What about Slingshot that was painted in the off-season and didn't open again and was removed?  Or repainting aerial chase over less than what 2-3 years?  

    Same could be said about those, or countless other items.  Sometimes stuff happens or situations change.

    Opening up Tower Gardens was a lot cheaper than those examples lol.

    But people demanded transparency from the KI Team and when finally provided with a proactive announcement they then complain when they get it LOL.... I assure you people would be here complaining Wednesday on the closure and that the KI Team should have made an announcement for a closure outside of the typical closure period LOL...

    I guess we will find out soon enough if this is ACE related or a teaser for an unannounced event...

    Maybe on here, but the average public wouldn’t bat an eye at it being closed. Hence, this is essentially an announcement of an announcement for all intents and purposes. Im not sure if this is a great example of transparency, given the context. 

  6. 39 minutes ago, BeeastFarmer said:

    I'm normally in agreement about your disdain for park communications.  But in my opinion, inflammatory statements like this make you look petty.

    Do you really think that a bunch of people would drive three hours to look at a sign saying the area was closed? Or are you just expressing your thoughts that the KI team are idiots? 

    No, I’m saying that it would be absurd to think that someone would do that and/or make that argument. So, for example, if they were going to close Orion for some reason, it would constitute a post like this, but TG isn’t exactly an attraction that sells tickets. That’s why I’m pretty certain that this is intentional as a teaser for something rather than an FYI. Sorry if I wasn’t clear with my post. 

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  7. Someone else suggested the ACE event being part of it, but I think that would be a level of foolish that event this current comms team couldn’t accomplish. 
     

    You gonna Tweet out to hundreds of thousands of people about an event where 750 are invited?

    Do you think they’re going to get a long line at guest services of people demanding refunds because they drove three hours to check out Tower Gardens?

    Tower Gardens closes for a big part of the summer for Haunt and Winterfest prep. Do you see messaging like this for that?

    This post was intended to stir up speculation and interest. What’s delivered remains to be seen. 

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