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P. 829: Adventure Port themed area announced for 2023!

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SOB was truly amazing visually. It was unbelievably huge. The next largest wooden coaster after it is Colossos at Heide Park, but even that doesn't seem as huge since it uses less wooden supports. SOB's supports created this enormous mass of wood.

It really is a shame it was such a terrible ride to actually ride.

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Ive never gotten to ride Son of Beast, but its always fascinated me. I believe part of that comes from the history this ride developed. The other possible explanation was how beautiful the structure was. Due to all of the wood that was used it seemed much larger then it was. I remember I was seriously intimidated the first time I saw Kings Island from the parking lot and saw SOB. I understand that it wasnt a great ride, but I regret not getting to experience it for myself. I will also miss how it changed the skyline.

 

I find it weird that a lot of really uninteresting coasters are some of the most aesthetically pleasing. Son of Beast was probably my favorite to look at, but after that was probably Mean Streak. Ive ridden that enough times to realize its not a fun ride, but its still beautiful.

 

-Kafka-

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I got my plaque today...

 

First off, I thought it was expensive, but after a lot of thinking about it, I decided it was one of those things that I knew that if I got, it would always remind me of the time that I rode it on the super fun trip where it was the highlight that I described a few pages back, and if I didn't I would probably watch eBay or whatever constantly to get one in the future. I then found they were being limited to just 250, so I felt even more compelled... I still think the ride experience sucked, but that wasn't why I had positive memories of the ride.

 

I'm surprised by the actual plaque. It's much bigger than it appeared to be in pictures, with the piece of track probably around 1' by 1' in size. The track is also mounted about a half inch off the plaque itself, which makes it look really quite nice. The pictures seem to be printed on a printer, but look rather nice unless you look at them from an inch away when the one of the ride looks a little low res. It also came with a certificate of authenticity, which was wholly unnecessary - who is really going to try faking this? - but kind of nifty too.

 

The only negative is the bottom right part of mine has a sort of scratch / gouge, but after originally thinking about returning it I figured it gives it character. Number is 210 / 250. I'll try to take a picture of it sometime and post it. I'm rather happy with it overall, and it will happily go with the other random ride parts that I've acquired throughout the years.

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I was there a while back, (I doubt I was more than 11 years old) and the ride was fairly new at that point. I didn't end up riding it, though I wish I had just gone for it. I am sure the ride was miserable, but it would have been nice to at least say I did. I was too much of a wimp back in the day, I guess.

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I got my plaque today...

 

First off, I thought it was expensive, but after a lot of thinking about it, I decided it was one of those things that I knew that if I got, it would always remind me of the time that I rode it on the super fun trip where it was the highlight that I described a few pages back, and if I didn't I would probably watch eBay or whatever constantly to get one in the future. I then found they were being limited to just 250, so I felt even more compelled... I still think the ride experience sucked, but that wasn't why I had positive memories of the ride.

 

I'm surprised by the actual plaque. It's much bigger than it appeared to be in pictures, with the piece of track probably around 1' by 1' in size. The track is also mounted about a half inch off the plaque itself, which makes it look really quite nice. The pictures seem to be printed on a printer, but look rather nice unless you look at them from an inch away when the one of the ride looks a little low res. It also came with a certificate of authenticity, which was wholly unnecessary - who is really going to try faking this? - but kind of nifty too.

 

The only negative is the bottom right part of mine has a sort of scratch / gouge, but after originally thinking about returning it I figured it gives it character. Number is 210 / 250. I'll try to take a picture of it sometime and post it. I'm rather happy with it overall, and it will happily go with the other random ride parts that I've acquired throughout the years.

 

I have #143/250 and I must say... although over priced, it looks AMAZING on my office wall

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The view from I-71 is sure different now!

 

I only made it to Son of Beast after the removal of the loop. Over the course of two visits, I rode it 3 or 4 times, and the spine-jackhammering just about did me in. I guess I'm happy I at least got that experience, though. That way, when people at work asked me "they're taking it down? was it really that bad?" ... I know how to answer.

 

Will be anxiously awaiting its replacement. KI could use something intense.

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The park guide on this website is what I would look into. Only thing is I wouldn't make Flight Deck a priority even if it does have slow operations like the guide states. I personally would hit the slow loading ones before going to D-back or Beast. Go into the park and go left hit Invertigo first and both Firehawk and Flight of Fear get long slow lines so it is good to hit those early. If you avoid Saturday you probably could avoid getting a Fast Lane.

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^^ In terms of food, if you have a Platinum Pass, the Back Yard BBQ is a great deal. It's all you can eat for $12, soft drinks included. If not, Panda Express, in the Fest Haus, will fill you up for $11. The cheese steaks by D-back are really good but overpriced.

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My experiences are from 2011, when Fast Lane was more limited than it was this year. If you're into credits, hit up the kiddie section ASAP (the smallest coaster requires a child, but the other two don't). Then (or first thing) hightail it to a low-capacity ride like Invertigo. In fact, this may still be good advice even if some of those rides are on Fast Lane.

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^ I know they have in the past, but I don't see anything on the website currently.

^^ The Platinum Pass ERT is awesome! As long as you're not there on a Saturday, you should be able to knock out Invertigo, the junior hang-and-bang, and 8-10 rides on Diamondback before the park even opens.

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Unlike some other advice here Flight Deck is a must ride! While it may be short it packs one heck of a punch. And it almost never has a line except on busy days (begining of the season, Saturdays.) And you could reride it if any seat on the train is opeb. Me personally do not get a Fast lane because i got a gold pass and i visit their alot. Diamondback is an excellent b&m hyper. The Beast is coool as long as you dont ride a wheel seat in the back and its not retracked that year. FoF is a cool launched coaster but its one of the parks main attractions so it might have long lines. Firehawk is a Capacity nightmare the max youll wait on the busiest days are 3 hours if it breaks down which i does a lot. but its wqorth the wait to and hour and a half.

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May 14 or 15 every ride will be a walk on and most you won't have to get off for several runs. I usually hit it up every weekday in May that I don't work. It is awesome. Last year I even got to stay on D-back a couple of times before someone came up to my seat forcing me off.

 

Also I agree don't skip Flight Deck but the park guide on this site says the ride is low capacity but it really doesn't matter because not many people make the long walk back there. I do like the ride. I even operated it for a year when it wrecked and they ran 1 train most of the year.

 

edit to add:

If the weather is nice Planet Snoopy will get a bit of a crowd because the preschoolers get out there but Flying Ace and Woodstock Express will still be short lines.

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My first visit to the park was a Monday and Tuesday in May 2011. Every ride was a walk on and I even had solo rides on Flight Deck, Invertigo, Adventure Express, and The Beast. Fast Pass will not be necessary when you visit more than likely. Half the crowds were school groups that left between 2-3 anyway.

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