Archive for May 2009

Kings Island ACE Volunteer Update

Kings Island is still looking for volunteers to help run rides the rest of the month.  Last Friday more than a few rides were still while kids walked by with sad, dejected looks on their faces.  The full rides staff is just not out of school yet, so they need your help.  Don’t you want to see the smiles of the little girls and boys as they eagerly scramble to the ride that otherwise wouldn’t be open  if you weren’t there?  Even the carousel is fun!  I so wanted to say “Welcome back riders, how was your ride” as I was doing the spiel at the end of the carousel ride.  Maybe you’ll get the tough duty of patrolling the top of the Eiffle Tower.  If you want tough duty, there are coasters, if you want an easy, shaded job, do the merry-go-round.  You’ll also earn ACE about $50 for the Preservation Fund.
Contact Russ Johnson at rjohnso2@csc.com right away.  They are planning another general rides session either Thursday night or Friday morning depending on interest.  Then you’ll be trained in detail how to work at your assigned ride.  They need volunteers during the day every Friday and the whole last week of May.  BTW, if you are interested in doing something other than rides, we’ll keep this group volunteer thing going all season long.  There are admissions, foods, and games jobs available.  You earn $7/hour for ACE and get a free ticket for every 20 hours you work, plus,
you can stay in the park after your shift to do whatever you want.  Let Russ know if you have any questions.

Wake Nation Open For Business

The area’s newest water attraction, Wake Nation is now open for business. The park is open weekends in May, and will go to full time operations in early June.  Wake Nation is located in Fairfield, Ohio at Joyce Park.  It is the only cable water sport park in the midwest.  Specials are running now for an hour of free time May 2-July 2. Information on that and the entire attraction can be found at www.wakenation.com. ACE members get a 10% discount, and every 2nd Wednesday of the month, ERT before the park opens.