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Winterfest 2011Just what facebook says
Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:54 PM
I would love to see Winterfest back at KI but I know why they won't have it. I know tons of people are disappointed that it won't be back.
Thought you all would enjoy this find!
Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:56 PM
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:26 PM
Table tennis matches in the Royal Fountain, downtown, anyone?
Terp, good at riddles.
Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:56 PM
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:39 AM
I don't see this event returning in the near future (not even in 10 years).
Jdawg1998, I've never attended the Beach's Holiday Fest. However, due to the size of the Beach I'm sure the operating costs for Holiday Fest are much less than Winter Fest.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:38 PM
They would have to charge a lot more for parking, to get in the gate, and for pictures just to break even.
For a couple weeks at Christmas time I wish they'd open the shops, Starbucks, and maybe fire up the "Starlight" lights at night...no big deal, just have International Street open. They could charge $5 to park, sell pics with Santa, etc. to help make it profitable.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:46 PM
Why did Winterfest not work while The Beach Waterpark Holiday Fest has good attendance?
Partly because Holiday Fest is cheaper and is included for anyone with a season pass for either the current or the next season. When KI brought WF back, they charged for everything they could and season passes weren't valid.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:42 PM
When it's all said and done, I personally believe that modern Kings Island simply can't support such an event. For example, Busch Gardens' Christmastown event utilizes its incredible cultural setting and operates their dark rides and a roller coaster or two. Kings Island does not currently have the themeing or setting to make a Christmas event immersive, and is too far North to operate its roller coasters during a typical Ohio winter. Plus, given the company that runs the park, everything would be an up-charge. How much would a hot chocolate cost? How much to rent a pair of skates? Really think about that.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:14 AM
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:17 AM
and by the way, is that my photoshop'd image? I photoshop'd a picture for the "pki central" site many years ago from a poster that I have. The photoshop'd piece was that the Winterfest logo was at the bottom.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:59 AM
Kinda reminds me of the FB page "Save Son of Beast" .. which has a lot more "likes" then Winterfest.. and well still no news.
...you pretty much brought up the EXACT reason why the "push" for bringing back Winterfest is dead in the water.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:14 AM
And let's also remember: while customers are fantastic, they're not the only top priority. If a viral marketing campaign managed to get 100,000 signatures to re-open Son of Beast, it still wouldn't pay for even a cent of the reconstruction necessary just to get the thing operating safely, and that money is important. Plus, how many of us here have already bought or will buy our 2012 season passes whether or not Kings Island speaks a single word about Son of Beast? Most of us have or will, and that speaks volumes to the park.
Petitions rarely work in my experience, if only because anyone who actually feels committed to something does something about it. A petition to end hunger America? Seriously? In the same vein as that "you've already bought a pass regardless" notion, they know that Son of Beast can't be that important to you if you've already paid for the entirety of next season without it. You buying park tickets says much more than your "electronic signature" via liking a Facebook page.
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