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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 am

Tomb Raider was a fantastic attraction. The fact that a ride like that ever operated in a regional American corporate park is stunning.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Bulletbeast » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:15 am

I remember reading in this thread about a hotel to avoid in the Kings Island area. I'm looking to book a hotel for 3 nights in May, and would like to avoid the dumpster fire if possible.

Any suggestions on good hotels at reasonable prices in the area would be appreciated.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby The Great Zo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:18 pm

I took this picture of Kings Island on Sunday. Not sure I've ever seen anyone attempt this view before, 'cause it's quite the distance.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:18 pm

The Great Zo wrote:I took this picture of Kings Island on Sunday. Not sure I've ever seen anyone attempt this view before, 'cause it's quite the distance.


That's incredible! Nice work spotting the park from that far away. I only think 1% of TPR realizes how impressive that shot is.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:23 pm

Bulletbeast wrote:I remember reading in this thread about a hotel to avoid in the Kings Island area. I'm looking to book a hotel for 3 nights in May, and would like to avoid the dumpster fire if possible.

Any suggestions on good hotels at reasonable prices in the area would be appreciated.


Just avoid super 8 at all costs and you should be ok.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:19 pm

The Great Zo wrote:I took this picture of Kings Island on Sunday. Not sure I've ever seen anyone attempt this view before, 'cause it's quite the distance.


That's a neat perspective.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Skramp » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:26 pm

The Great Zo wrote:I took this picture of Kings Island on Sunday. Not sure I've ever seen anyone attempt this view before, 'cause it's quite the distance.


Dang!! Nice going! Quite impressive to get that view from Downtown Cincinnati
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby p-sychiatrist » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:01 am

Tomb Raider: The Ride is one of my obsessions even though I never went on it or (thankfully) The Crypt. But wow, other than the show building this ride had Universal level theming. As much as I adore Diamondback and Mystic Timbers, I wish Cedar Fair could have just bought the licensing rights to keep Tomb Raider (which would have paid off since that IP was in a huge decline in 2007, but has just recently resurged in popularity). Anyway, here's a great article about it that the Defunctland video is based off:

BhemeBarkBourist.com/features/20160207/31467/tomb-raider-how-one-americas-best-ever-themed-rides-was-buried-good

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:12 am

bluestreak wrote:
Bulletbeast wrote:I remember reading in this thread about a hotel to avoid in the Kings Island area. I'm looking to book a hotel for 3 nights in May, and would like to avoid the dumpster fire if possible.

Any suggestions on good hotels at reasonable prices in the area would be appreciated.


Just avoid super 8 at all costs and you should be ok.


I (once again) will voice dissent with this commonly held opinion/statement, as I stayed in that Super 8 near Kings Island just last year, with my three kids, for two nights, and it was a fantastic experience, for the money. The kids loved it there, especially the nice Continental Breakfast, and the pool, and I liked the cheap cost, and the free shuttle to KI that saved me the cost of parking! I would gladly stay there again while going to KI, and assuming the price was cheap, and I feel like whatever issues it may have had before that led to its bad reputation, I saw none of that when I was there, less than a year ago. I would actually recommend the hotel, especially to anybody with kids. And as a parent, that is not a recommendation that comes lightly.
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