PKI is now smoke free with 19 designated areas

Monday, March 14, 2005 10:55 PM
As a smoker, I think this is a good move. Please everyone involved

Click here.

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Monday, March 14, 2005 11:34 PM
Dumb people will be smoking in line even more now. Thats the bad thing about it.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 7:52 AM
If they are going to smoke in line, they will smoke anywhere they please, as long as they don't get caught.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:58 AM
Personally I like the fact that they're limiting smoking on the midways. Unfortunately, 19 areas are way too many IMHO. Disneyland has the same policy but they only have five areas or so. With 19, you'll always be within sight of one of these areas. We'll see how this works in a few weeks I guess.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:59 AM
I dont care if I am in sight, as long as I am not downwind.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:45 PM
Well, we all know where I stand on this so I won't go there.

19 spots!? Is there an updated map somewhere that shows the smoking areas?

I have to say, even I can't find myself miffed at the prospect of 19 spots throughout a park like PKI. That has to be what? Like every 20 feet. ;)

That's a compromise I can dig. Although I have a feeling that number will decrease as the years go on.

This only re-enforces the idea that PKI can do no wrong (with the exception of SOB ;) )

EDIT - spelling, please don't ban me :)

*** Edited 3/15/2005 6:11:56 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 12:57 PM
I am curious to see if all the designated areas are outside locations. It stands to reason.

PKI is seemingly geting a jump on the proposed smoking ban in Cincinnati, which from what I hear, will likely pass.

Lexington, KY is already smoke free and Louisville is pushing hard for a ban. If Louisville, KY... one of the smokiest cities in existence can pass the bill, then Cincy is pretty much a given.

No stereotyping intended... but PKI draws from so many outlying markets... WV, KY that tend to be heavy on smokers. That probably explains the reasoning behind so many initial designated smoking areas.

I too think that over time we may see that number dwindle.

Shaggy

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 4:46 PM
Nice oxymoron...

PKI is SMOKE FREE with 19 SMOKING areas.. haha

They should def. cut that down to around 3-5 area's or whatnot, or cut smoking out all together. I personally cannot wait for smoking taxes to skyrocket, but thats another story.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 4:57 PM
Let's see if the smoking areas work as well as the ones at Holiday World - which is not very well.

Several times I've seen people smoking cigarettes there *right outside* or across the path from a designated smoking area.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:02 PM
Hell, with 19 designated smoking areas someone smoking right across the path from the smoking area would probably be in another smoking area. :)
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:21 PM
Seriously - there has to be more smoking areas than bathrooms! :)
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 5:29 PM
19 designated areas?!?!?!

WTF, that's a lot...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 7:16 PM

SteveWoA said:
Nice oxymoron...

PKI is SMOKE FREE with 19 SMOKING areas.. haha



An oxymoron is two (and only two) words that contradict each other. Your example is not an oxymoron. Jumbo shrimp and sweet sorrow would be oxymorons.

Grab a dictionary.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:01 PM


An oxymoron is two (and only two) words that contradict each other. Your example is not an oxymoron. Jumbo shrimp and sweet sorrow would be oxymorons.

Grab a dictionary.


*uses best Dick Vitale voice*

Rejection city baby!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 8:01 PM

ShiveringTim said:
Personally I like the fact that they're limiting smoking on the midways. Unfortunately, 19 areas are way too many IMHO... With 19, you'll always be within sight of one of these areas.

Yes, God forbid my eyes shall fall upon the sight of the wretched smoke.

Seriously, who cares if you can see someone smoking across the way? I always thought that it was the smelling that bothered those easily-bothered folks.

Damn them for conveniencing both smokers and non-smokers alike. :)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:06 AM
My point wasn't about being able to see the smoking zones being a bad thing. It was that with that many you'll always be close to one, so many in fact that you'll probably always be able to see one no matter where your at in the park. With that many, what's the point of even going smoke free...unless the number of zones will be reduced over the next few years.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 10:29 AM
Considering the majority of PKI clientel, 19 designated areas will be too few places to smoke.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:55 PM
It seems that pretty much everyone in the area is going smoke free now. I know most of the food establishments are going smoke free also. Two of the Macaroni Grills (that use to have smoking in them have now gone non-smoking). Our new store we are opening up right in Mason is also being built smoke free (and yes, they still have a bar.) It seems all this "Smoke Free City" thing is starting to come up North. Columbus is coming very close, Akron is talking about it (places area already starting to modify), etc. Interesting moves.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:11 PM
Smoke free was passed in Columbus during the November election with it taking effect in January. Currently, however, many bar owners in the city are fighting City Hall, wanting a break on the law. They feel that it hurts their business. Some of our area suburbs have mimicked Columbus (some enacted the law before Columbus) while others are in the process of doing so.

Without getting into a big thing, I love the move by PKI. I just hope that it is enforced. No need to have such a rule if you don't enforce it. Good luck to the park. *** Edited 3/16/2005 6:11:29 PM UTC by OHIcOaster***

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:27 PM

Den said:
Let's see if the smoking areas work as well as the ones at Holiday World - which is not very well.

Really? You are actually the first person to complain about this. (And I get the emails, Comments Cards, letters, phone calls, etc. here at the park.)

We did have to occasionally remind folks to scoot into the Smoking Areas, but did *not* feel the new policy worked "not very well." We were surprised--and thrilled--at how well it worked and how happy it made our Guests.

We realized from the start that 100% compliance would not be feasible. But we got a lot closer than we'd expected.

Paula

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