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  1. I’m personally psyched with this layout. It’s basically what you’d get if you took out the two lamest parts of Fury (the shallow hill after the stall-dive thingy and the helix) and that’s perfectly fine with me.

    This is exactly what I was thinking. Fury325 has a couple of parts that just seem unnecessary and don't add much. This KI coaster may not be as long as Fury325, but if the fan-made rendering is close to the real thing, I'll be happy with it. It won't just feel like a "bigger Diamondback" and each coaster will have their place in the park.

  2. So another question I have to ask here. Is this park friendly to people who are kind of on the large size? I've been on a weight loss mission since November and I'm down to 290 from 350, however I still fear I'm a bit to big for some of the rides. I tell you it was humiliating at Hershey when I had to leave the station for Fahrenheit a few years ago. I'm mostly worried about the Intamin ones though as at Hershey the only other ride I had issue in was Storm Runner.


    It's not too bad. All four of the B&Ms have plus-sized seats. The Rows vary, but the seatbelts are red and on Raptor and Rougarou there are two seatbelts to attach to the OTSR instead of one. Just ask the grouper to be in the larger seat.


    Maverick's restraints are pretty forgiving, but they are the same as Fahrenheit's and Storm Runner's. Are you smaller than you were when you couldn't ride Fahrenheit? Millennium Force and Dragster, it's the seatbelt that is going to get you, but the ride attendants can buckle it for you, as they have a better angle. Wicked Twister isn't very big-friendly (especially if you carry a lot of weight in the torso and chest), but you aren't missing much if you can't ride that.


    I have found Steel Vengeance to be fairly kind. As mentioned before, the ride attendants have to push down the lap bar for you.


    Cedar Creek Mine Ride isn't very big-friendly, but the rest of the Arrows aren't bad.


    FWIW, I'm currently wearing a size 40 jeans and I was able to fit on all of the major coasters this past weekend (but I didn't try Wicked Twister or Mine Ride).


    Also, try out the test seats before getting in a long line

  3. I'm looking for some advice. I will be visiting the park for the first time on a Thursday/Friday in June.


    Just looking for pointers for tackling the park. Goal is to hit up all the major coasters plus Lex Luthor. The plan is to not purchase Flash Pass, but it's always an option in the back pocket if we get desperate. I assume the park will be manageable over two days.


    Other than the coasters, are there any rides or attractions that I shouldn't miss?


    Any food recommendations for places that accept the all-season dining plan (ideally something beyond the standard chicken fingers, pizza, hamburger - I know, I know, it's Six Flags)?


    I plan to use my one-time Flash Pass from my Platinum Membership. Which ride would make the best use of this, based on lines, merge points, etc.? My first thought was X2, unless someone has a better suggestion.


    Is Apocalypse to remain closed until WCR opens?


    Any other insight is appreciated.


    Thanks so much!

  4. Thanks for the nice trip report!


    My son and I got into the line a little further back from you (between the restaurant and Diamondback's entrance). We looked at the line and said f*** it, knowing that it would be a long wait and we may or may not get a T-shirt anyway. We went and rode The Beast on the last non-T-shirt ride. I'm kind of glad we didn't wait if it would have been 2+ hours.

  5. Also going to sneak preview night on Friday (our first).


    For those with experience at these events, would you say they are "busy", or in this case likely to busy because of a certain new coaster that has been built.

    Just looking at the timeframe for the evening and trying to figure out whether to arrive for 530pm (yay traffic on the 400!) or a bit later.


    Do they do Fastlane at these preview nights?

    My only similar experience is with KI's passholder preview night in 2017 (when Mystic Timbers opened). That night was crazy. People were waiting 3-4 hours for the ride. Food lines weren't even worth waiting in. The next day (actual GP opening day) seemed less crazy than the preview night. Of course, if you didn't care about riding MT on preview night, you pretty much had walk-ons on everything else.


    I do remember seeing people using the FLP line on MT that night though.


    YMMV, of course.

  6. Keep in mind that it's a Spring Break week for some Florida districts (including nearby Polk County) so the park may be more crowded than normal.

    This! Also Spring Break for many 'damn Yankees' who will be invading Florida for the week. I was there during that week last year (on Thursday, I believe) and the park was very crowded. As a credit whore (your words), if you want to have any time to see animals or enjoy any of the non-coaster things that this park has to offer, I would recommend budgeting for Quick Queue, in case you feel like you need it when you get there.

  7. From the Great Adventure thread. I've read this three times and still don't really get it.

    I'm not supporting SFGAdv this year because of one thing: Cyborg doesn't get any attention anymore. If they wanted to have a ride based on a woman superhero, they could've done it before; save the ride based on a black superhero for now. (Blacks get attention before women? What kind of Earth is this?) ...And whoever gets upset over this joke is a snowflake who believes in PC.


    Thankfully, SFNE has a Cyborg ride opening. (With Grid in it) So I'm rooting for the Patriots while the rest of my family are rooting for the Bulls.

  8. I have a question. I'm hoping someone may know the answer to.


    I signed up to renew my Platinum Pass for 2019, but on the payment plan. Currently, my pass is not paid in full, as I hadn't planned on making any 2019 visits until Kings Island opens. However, I will be in Orange County for work next week and may have a couple of free hours. Was wondering if my Platinum pass will work at Knott's, even if it's not paid in full at this time.



  9. 1. Name 3 of your favorite roller coasters, but not your top 3.

    Kumba, Iron Rattler, MagnumXL200


    2. About how many different parks did you visit in 2018?



    3. Which 2018 park visit was your favorite?

    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


    4. Your favorite 2018 park addition (ride, food, show, etc)?

    Steel Vengeance


    5. What ride exceeded your expectations the most in 2018?

    El Toro (I was expecting it to be great and I was still blown away)


    6. Best meal/food at a park in 2018?

    Coney BBQ @ KI


    7. What was your favorite new coaster of 2018 NOT made by RMC or Larson?

    Didn't ride any


    8. Name one park you will definitely visit in 2019.

    Universal Studios Florida


    9. Best ride themed to a bird?



    10. Lamest ride/coaster you rode in 2018?

    hmm not sure


    11. What roller coaster currently sits at the top of your bucketlist? (degree of difficulty: NOT a new-for-2019 ride)



    12. What new-for-2019 ride or coaster are you most looking forward to?

    Maxx Force


    13. Name the first totally middle-of-the-road (not bad/not great) park that comes to mind.

    Kentucky Kingdom


    14. You're in Orlando and magically have a 1-hour ERT session on 1 coaster of your choice at any park in the city. You choose...

    Incredible Hulk


    15. Holiday In The Park vs. Winterfest. Who reigns supreme?

    Have only been to KI Winterfest


    16. Mystic Timbers mystery shed or Wicker Man fire infusion?

    Wicker Man


    17. Which Six Flags have you been to most recently?

    Fiesta Texas


    18. Intamin or Schwarzkopf? You may only choose one.



    19. Battle of Kings Coasters: Island or Dominion? Pick one.

    Dominion - because Intimidator 305.


    20. What was the longest you waited for a ride/coaster in 2018?

    3:45 for Steel Vengeance on opening day. ugh


    21. What roller coaster have you ridden more than any other?



    22. Best drop tower under 150 feet?

    Not sure I've been on one. I tend to skip most drop towers, especially the small ones.


    23. Maverick or Millennium Force? (If you haven't been to CP, pick what you want to ride more)



    24. Log flumes or sky rides? You can only choose one.

    Log flumes


    25. What are 3 things you enjoying doing at your home park other than riding rides?

    Food, people watching, shows.


    26. What is your second favorite Cedar Fair park and why?

    Kings Dominion - because of the coaster lineup


    27. What is your home park and give us two good reasons why we should pay it a visit.

    Kings Island. Great Night Rides and Blue Ice Cream


    28. Launch or Lift?



    29. Did you buy fast pass at all in 2018?



    30. What is your least favorite wooden coaster?

    Mighty Canadian Minebuster


    31.Disney fanboys: cool or cult?



    32. Best Batman themed ride?



    33. Name something that tend to take home from parks that you didn't bring with you.



    34. Best wooden coaster over 110 feet tall? (rcdb will help you)

    El Toro


    35. Have you ever been hit with something (loose change/a tree/vomit/etc) while riding something?

    My finger got stung by an insect while riding with my hands up.


    36. Skywarps: credits or no? State your case.

    Undecided. Waiting until I see one in person.


    37. Turkey legs: nah or yaaaaassssss?



    38. What is the most recent B&M that you rode?

    Goliath @ Fiesta Texas


    39. You can eat nothing but corn dogs, churros or funnel cake for the next 48 hours, which do you choose?



    40. Post a great on-ride shot of you from 2018. (DO IT!)

    I suck at technology

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