Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Cj1990 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:26 am

Anyone here going to be there tonight?

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Ape » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:28 am

edit: there is a spoiler in this.

I took part in the First rider Auction Last night. Had a great time. It was a little different than the Banshee one but that is to be expected with it being for different foundations. I ended up in 6th for fundraising just shy of the top 5 cut off who got something signed by Andy Dalton and got to ride the first train out with him. I am not sure why they only included the top 5 for that it seemed odd but I got to meet him and shake his hand so I was happy. A huge thank you! to the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation and Kings Island for putting this event together.

I enjoy that they themed the coaster a bit and tried to give it a story, feels better than walking up to most of the rides with just a half assed sign and a queue to get in. The coaster itself is fantastic. I have limited experience on GCI as Thunderhead is the only one I have been on. I Like Mystic Timbers better. It seemed to get more intense to me as the ride went on and felt relentless the layout seems straight forward and boring but its strong pops and twists non stop until you hit the shed. The shed I ended up liking. I enjoy a bit of comic relief. I got Total eclipse of the heart most of the time and I couldn't help but think of The Dan Band from Old School with their vulgar version every time. As far as brake runs go this is the best one I have experienced, it gives you something to look at while you wait and in the summer it wont be miserable to wait. For me either the first row or last row was the way to go and sitting on the right side seemed to throw you around a little bit more for whatever reason. The middle felt like it jostled me more. We got 8 rides in I am headed back tonight but it will be for the kids and the kids area so I am not sure when I will ride again. I am looking forward to hearing all of the reactions from the people that don't travel and only know Racer and Beast with woodies they are in for a bit of a shock.

I also got to visit my new niece that was born at a tiny 5 pounds before we headed to the event so it was an awesome day.

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Good night Mystic Timbers it has been fun.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:34 am

Those of you who were expecting a drop track or an inversion, or giant ladies to come tickle you with feathers, re-adjust your expectations now.

But what if we were expecting a brew pub and hot wings? ;)

The ride looks like a lot of fun, and "what's in the shed" does beat sitting on an empty brake run while waiting for the next train to load up and move.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PixelRush » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:16 am

I think that this coaster is fantastic, but it may be called "underrated" due to people still being salty over the fact it's not a giga coaster lol. However, it will still be highly regarded and could be called one of the best wooden coasters in the USA for sure! I think it has perfect pacing, sustained airtime, and great force. The shed does seem somewhat disappointing (even after facing reality of what it would be) but it's meant as a way to conclude the already themed attraction in some way. Of course it could have been handled better in one way or another, but budget was clearly a concern so I'll pass over it. I think the only thing they could add to improve it is some lights in the tunnel, and some more rust paint detailing on the front car's gate. Other than that, I think this ride is quite a fantastic addition for KI and for once I'm excited to see a wooden coaster age visually (it'll look natural for its setting)!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby VACoasterdude » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:24 am

Mystic Timbers sounds like an awesome coaster. Will have to make a trip to KI soon for for some night rides on this and the Beast.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:39 am

This train got intercepted by the Shed monster somewhere near the 4th quarter of the ride......


Seriously the shed is pretty cool, kinda reminds me of the ending of 7 Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom where there's just something cool to look at while you sit and wait to roll into the station. Looks like a really solid coaster, can't wait to get back there in a few years.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Henry M » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:24 am

Oh wow, nice to see what is in the shed. Were Holovis involved with the ride? They do some really good stuff, and I visited their base in England to try out some of their kit and VR things. I guess they made the projections for mystic timbers.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:25 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:This train got intercepted by the Shed monster somewhere near the 4th quarter of the ride......


"The train was projected to win and carried the lead 70% of the course." Bwahaha

Looks like a hit. Glad to hear it comparing to the hier tier GCIs.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterRench » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:05 am

Great pictures from everybody that got to experience media day and the first rider auction, thank you for sharing. Say what you want about Dalton, but he does a lot of great stuff for the community.

Can't wait to experience Mystic Timbers and the rest of KI this evening for pass preview night, already put in my time to leave work early and get there right at 4.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Ape » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:43 am

I am leaving work early as well. This visit will be for the little ones though. We will be hanging out in Planet Snoopy and eating dinner at the park.


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