Sunday, May 31, 2009

Free Water Does a Body Good

Don't you love when people surprise you in a good way?

This weekend, we went to Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. The kids had a ball. And so did we. Being seven plus months pregnant made it a little challenging. It was also very hot there. So, in an effort to stay hydrated, I told my husband that no matter what the cost, I had to buy water and keep hydrated for my health and the baby's.

So, I grabbed his wallet and headed to the nearest drink stand. While waiting, a Kings Island worker came up to me. He mumbled something and I had no idea what he was saying. I looked at him confused and he repeated his original sentence. He said "You can get free ice water at any of the places that sell food." My jaw dropped open. "Wow. Thanks, that's great to know." I was thrilled. This is going to save me a ton of money! As he walked away, I thought what great customer service this is. Wow. I am impressed by the level of customer service at Kings Island.

I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the park. The bathrooms were very clean and the I swear I never saw one piece of trash in the entire park on the ground. I didn't feel gross like I sometimes do at amusement parks. The children's section has quality rides and the kids loved the characters that were always around. Kyle ran up and hugged Patrick, Dora, Spongebob, Sandy and even Scoobie Do. The workers were very patient with the children and so polite.

I can't say enough good thing about our trip to Kings Island. My only complaint is that they don't allow pregnant ladies to ride roller coasters. Picky. Picky. I can't wait to go back when I can ride their amazing roller coasters.
So if you don't live near this park, don't forget to use this Indy tip at YOUR local amusement park. Don't buy bottled water. Ask for ice water for FREE! You'll be doing something good for the environment, your wallet and your body.

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Indy's camera and computer are involved in a lovers' spat. They are temporary separated. We are busy working on a compromise. Last week, it was very bad and the only posts written required some photos that went with the post. So, I apologize for the lack of posts. You probably thought I was out shopping for girl's clothes! Hopefully, we will get the computer and camera working together soon. Stay tuned...

8 comments:

Kerri said...

so glad you had a great weekend! missed seeing you this morning and was hoping all was well.

Flea said...

I think that might be the case at many parks. We were at Frontier City in Oklahoma City a couple of years ago and they gave out free ice water. It was 106 degrees, so we were grateful.

OHmommy said...

That's great to know. We will totally have to check it out.

Kel said...

Glad you had a nice time and that is wonderful that they offered free water AND they told you! Funny how we have become accustomed to paying for water ...
Have a great monday!
~K

Anonymous said...

Maybe we'll take the kids to Kings Island this summer. They would love to see Sponge Bob and Scooby Doo! Thanks for the tip! Glad the trip went well. Lara

MIT Mommy said...

Very awesome to know! Now we won't have to go all the way to Wall Drug to get our Free Ice Water! =). I'll definitely be asking everywhere I go now.

Im2Sexy4MyVan said...

Good for you. Sounds like a great family trip. And most definitely closer than Wall Drug.

SHONK said...

Hey ....they do it at cedar point too....people are all about buying the all you can drink pass....FYI Free water is better!

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