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Wats gonna happen with smoking at Kings Island?

Kings Island: Question wondering wat will happen with smoking at the park after Ohio passed the new smoking band in November.

From Samie Lawson
Posted March 25, 2007 at 3:11 PM
Does anyone know wats going to happen with smoking at the park? I had a few friends who were wondering and I was hoping someone could shead some light onto the subject for me. Thanks


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From Erik Yates
Posted March 25, 2007 at 3:37 PM
I would imagine that there will be no smoking allowed inside the park, or it will be held strictly to designated areas. Though I dont see them trying enforcing it very much. They have smoking areas in disney, but no one ever uses them...the only place I have not seen smoking is in a crowded queue line...Though space mountain doesnt seem like it would be very easy place to light up...I've seen them spark one as they crest the first hill.

From Derek Potter
Posted March 26, 2007 at 1:19 PM
Smoking was banished at Kings Island to a few designated areas a couple of years ago...long before the ban. To my knowledge, the policy is still the same. I don't think they could totally ban it because it's an outdoor venue, and also because some people would be very unpleasant without one or two smoky treats.

From Samie Lawson
Posted March 27, 2007 at 4:49 AM
I just wasn't sure if they were going to try to enforce it this year because Last year when ever I went my boyfriend was with me and I wasn't even aware of a ban. He just smoked when ever no matter where he was and no one ever said a word to him.

From steve lee
Posted March 27, 2007 at 4:46 PM
What kind of ban was it that was passed?

I was really surprised at Cedar Point that there wasn't designated smoking areas. People just lit up wherever. Even as a smoker, I think that's tacky...

From Derek Potter
Posted March 27, 2007 at 6:38 PM
Ohio passed a law last election that banned smoking in or near public places...with the exception of smoke shops and private residences/establishments. That means no smoking inside of restaurants, bars, clubs, etc etc. Smoking near entrances to public places is also banned. There are some loopholes like having designated outdoor areas...not to mention that to get cited, you have to be caught by the invisible smoking police. The kicker there is that businesses can also be fined for allowing it to happen, and that happens when a handful of ciizen complaints come in and an agent catches it.

It is nice to walk in a bar now and not have a cloud of cigarette smoke hit you in the face. If I was a big smoker, I would probably hate the law too, but I'm only guilty of the occasional stogy on the front porch.

From HSM Freak
Posted June 23, 2007 at 12:47 PM
They still have that area for smoking right next to the Vortex.

From Gina Davis
Posted June 24, 2007 at 7:34 AM
There are plenty of designated smoking areas at Kings Island. I am a smoker and was there last year. It was fine with me to go to a designated area as long as its not outside the park. LOL Where can you smoke at Walt Disney World going there in July. Thank You Gina

From steve lee
Posted June 24, 2007 at 10:25 AM
You'll be fine at WDW, Gina. Designated smoking areas are plentiful, although some are a little trickier to find then others.

The absolute worst one is right by the Tomorrowland Speedway. Look, we're already killing ourselves with the cigarettes, do we need to inhale all the fumes from the cars as well?

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