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A Walk in the Park at Kings Island: Let it rain

Natalie Belfiglio

Social Media Coordinator - Kings Island 

Grand Carnivale has begun! Even though opening night had some setbacks (thunderstorms) everyone that I was able to talk to had nothing but positive things to say about the event. The thing that everyone loved was the food and honestly who could blame them. I am beyond excited to try everything on the list. I would list out all the foods that I want to try, but I don’t think I need to list out everything so here’s the entire menu. I am by no means a picky eater, but I am hesitant about the Tandoori Chicken Tacos, and here’s why. One word; cilantro. Hear me out though, because cilantro tastes and smells like Irish Spring soap. Obviously I haven’t sampled any Irish Spring soap, but that is what I believe it to taste like. Just because I’m not a fan of this soapy tasting herb doesn’t mean that I won’t be trying the Chicken Tandoori Tacos though. I can always pick it off.

Eric and I are hopefully going to make it into the park on Sunday. Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain. Speaking of rain, I’m personally wondering when we’re investing in a Kings Island sized bubble. Imagine an indoor Kings Island with air conditioning. Impossible yes, but a fun thought nonetheless. When this rain does finally decide to go away, the Slingshot vlog will start to get planned. As I sit at my desk thinking of riding it, I feel no fear, I’m sure that’ll change once I’m strapped in next to Eric. 

One of the projects that I got assigned this week is to do the Adventure Club Challenge and write about my experience. The rain cut my adventure short on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but I am determined to earn my Adventure Club badge and of course bragging rights by the end of the week. Let me tell you though, Kings Island wasn’t messing around when they came up with the Adventure Club Challenge. I’ve only completed the France challenge and it was really fun and I am collecting all of the postcards as I go, but I’m excited because these challenges actually make you think, not your typical kiddie game, it’s engaging and you actually learn something. (I finished my adventure on Thursday).

I just stumbled upon something I’ve always wanted to do. I am a shark girl living in a dolphin and whale world around here. I’ve always wanted to be able to watch one of my favorite movies, Jaws, on the big screen while I’m in the water. Oh and behold, I was scrolling through CP Food Blog on Twitter (if you’re reading this, you’re awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!) and stumbled upon a post that mentioned “double dose of sharks”. Now when you yell “shark” you don’t have a panic on your hands on the 4th of July, you have me clicking the link as fast as I can. Then my dreams were realized. Cedar Point is offering a “Double Dippin’ Double Feature” at their Shores Waterpark, with one of the double features being Jaws and The Meg. You can hop in an inner tube and watch these movies back to back for 10 dollars in their wave pool. They also offer more kid-friendly movies as well (Surf’s Up and Surf’s Up 2: Wave Mania).

If I didn’t already have obligations this weekend, I would be dragging Eric the four hours up to Sandusky. Forget the roller coasters, let’s watch movies about sharks. My real question is this; WHY is this not happening at Kings Island?! I’ve just been informed that this was a thing at Kings Island, so my follow up question is when is it coming back? I need these questions answered! For anyone who is interested, Surf’s Up and Surf’s Up 2: Wave Mania are on Friday (tonight) at 8:00 p.m. and Jaws and The Meg are on Saturday and also start at 8:00 p.m., click here. Go live out my shark dreams!

I’m about to be doing a lot of running around (not actual running, don’t be silly.) for wedding prep and one of the things I’m concerned about is my sleep schedule. Let’s be serious, if I don’t get my recommended ten hours of sleep a night, I could wake up and be a totally different person. Nobody wants to see that. Also can we talk about how lucky bears are that they get to hibernate? It would be really hard to pick which season to sleep through though because I love all the seasons. I’d probably pick spring, just because of the allergies. What about everyone else? If you could pick which season to hibernate through, which would it be and why? Y’all know I only ask the serious questions.

That’s it for this week’s walk in the park, hopefully I’ll be in the park on Sunday enjoying Grand Carnivale! See you all on the next one!

 

 

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