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Since I have yet to see a tightening restraint complaint, I would love to see these type of trains on the rougher B&M inverts.

 

That would be a costly investment. That would require a complete overhaul of the restraint system.

 

Rule of thumb: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Can't get enough of Banshee at Kings Island? Then check out my video from media day!

 

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The Banshee looks like it's hauling in your video! I'm glad that this ride is comparable to older B&M inverts. I'm also surprised at how many people said it's even better than Raptor!

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Since I have yet to see a tightening restraint complaint, I would love to see these type of trains on the rougher B&M inverts.

 

That would be a costly investment. That would require a complete overhaul of the restraint system.

 

Rule of thumb: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

 

I said I would love to see it happen doesn't mean I think it would. And yes I know that it would be very costly. I do think it's safe to say we could probably be seeing these on future B&M inverts.

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Opening weekend has been a good one. First media day ride at about 550am was very fun. I had no idea where the heck on the track I was. Loved that! Scream for a kid again went very well. The only problem was that banshee tried to force air or otherwise out of my body. Things turned out OK. I wouldn't say the restraints are uncomfortable but they do put a squeeze on. I got in 7 rides including one today. Even though Robb gave me a hard time I waited 4 and a half hrs anyway. The extended queue has good views of the ride. I'll get pics and video up later. The park was packed but the weather was perfect. New this year at ki are pass holder events including Ert in may and breakfast with the peanuts characters and dinos. There's also a luau in July. 2014 is off to a great start.

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Haven't posted in the forums for a while but have been reading them! Just got back from Kings Island and the crowds were INSANE! Banshee had a 5+ Hour wait! The line was extending all the way to the Eiffel Tower at 2pm! Banshee did not disappoint. Amazing ride and amazing restraint system. Would love Cedar Fair to consider putting these on Raptor and other B&M inverts. Didn't think there was going to be a huge crowd today! Luckily I noticed the line forming on the expressway to get in the parking lot at 11am and when I finally got in the park I headed straight to purchase fast lane+. Turned Banshee's wait into maybe 30 mins! (Was an hour total due to a breakdown.) Everything else was a station wait with fast lane. Worth every penny! Only rough part of Beast was the entrance into the helix! (The line for Beast seemed like a 3 hour wait!) Vortex seemed rougher and in need of a paint job! All in all a great day. Main downer today was Fight of Fear was down! Anyone at the park today get a ride on Flight of Fear or was it down all day? Also my other question was has anyone at any Cedar Fair park experienced the Fast Lane selling out?

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Haven't posted in the forums for a while but have been reading them! Just got back from Kings Island and the crowds were INSANE! Banshee had a 5+ Hour wait! The line was extending all the way to the Eiffel Tower at 2pm! Banshee did not disappoint. Amazing ride and amazing restraint system. Would love Cedar Fair to consider putting these on Raptor and other B&M inverts. Didn't think there was going to be a huge crowd today! Luckily I noticed the line forming on the expressway to get in the parking lot at 11am and when I finally got in the park I headed straight to purchase fast lane+. Turned Banshee's wait into maybe 30 mins! (Was an hour total due to a breakdown.) Everything else was a station wait with fast lane. Worth every penny! Only rough part of Beast was the entrance into the helix! (The line for Beast seemed like a 3 hour wait!) Vortex seemed rougher and in need of a paint job! All in all a great day. Main downer today was Fight of Fear was down! Anyone at the park today get a ride on Flight of Fear or was it down all day? Also my other question was has anyone at any Cedar Fair park experienced the Fast Lane selling out?

 

I believe Vortex got a paint job only a few years ago. Don't see it happening again soon.

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I know it's early for these questions but for those who rode Banshee where would you rank it among B&M inverts and where would you rank it in terms of best rides in KI?

 

Also someone asked this before and I didn't see it get answered so I'll ask again, what do you need in order to get into a media day? Was hoping to find a way to get into Zumanjaro's media day which is why I'm curious.

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Also someone asked this before and I didn't see it get answered so I'll ask again, what do you need in order to get into a media day? Was hoping to find a way to get into Zumanjaro's media day which is why I'm curious.

To get into Banshee's media day you had to be a member of Club TPR. However, it is very rare a media day will be opened to the entire club like Kings Island did.

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Also someone asked this before and I didn't see it get answered so I'll ask again, what do you need in order to get into a media day? Was hoping to find a way to get into Zumanjaro's media day which is why I'm curious.

To get into Banshee's media day you had to be a member of Club TPR. However, it is very rare a media day will be opened to the entire club like Kings Island did.

Media day for Gatekeeper was open for coaster club members

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Thank you for the awesome pictures of Banshee and POV!

 

Just curious, is the view from the rest of the rows improved or is it the same as the other B&M inverts?

I noticed if you sit on the outside seats on either side it wasn't bad. The rows are really wide.

 

I also noticed people saying how comfortable the restraints are. They ARE super comfortable, but after so many rides, I have bruises on my collar bones today, both sides. That could be because I am skinny or maybe because I rode non stop yesterday. Regardless, the restraints caused bruising for me. They started to get sore on the 4th or 5th go around last night, but I am feeling it today lol. So if you ride it once or twice you won't have the issue, they didn't tighten either.

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Thank you for the awesome pictures of Banshee and POV!

 

Just curious, is the view from the rest of the rows improved or is it the same as the other B&M inverts?

I noticed if you sit on the outside seats on either side it wasn't bad. The rows are really wide.

 

I also noticed people saying how comfortable the restraints are. They ARE super comfortable, but after so many rides, I have bruises on my collar bones today, both sides. That could be because I am skinny or maybe because I rode non stop yesterday. Regardless, the restraints caused bruising for me. They started to get sore on the 4th or 5th go around last night, but I am feeling it today lol. So if you ride it once or twice you won't have the issue, they didn't tighten either.

 

Ok, thank you for the information! I'm glad to hear the restraints are comfortable and don't tighten.

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I guess I was one of the lucky few to catch Flight of Fear around 12:30.

 

Because my group already had several Banshee laps in on Media Day, we opted for regular Fast Lane. However, we still managed two walk-on Firehawk rides at noon. Closer to closing Banshee was down to only a 40min wait so we grabbed a night ride. I must say Banshee warmed up really well from an incredibly solid invert to one of the very best. The forces in the second vertical loop and coming out of the barrel roll into the helix are what really distinguish this invert away from the rest.

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Wow! Banshee looks amazing. It'll probably be later in the year before I get to ride it. I love B&M coasters (except stand up coasters)...Glad Banshee is all it looks to be...Awesome! Hopefully after Carowinds Giga, maybe B&M might surprise us and create something new for the next lucky Cedar Fair park to get. Kings Island now looks to have the best B&M coasters out of all the Cedar Fair parks.

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Here is everything I tweeted out today...

 

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Woah! That's a lot of people already at @KingsIslandPR!

 

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Wow! Crazy!

 

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Line to get tickets for @KingsIslandPR stretches out to the parking lot!

 

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Here is the crowd of people at opening day

 

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Line for Banshee is across front plaza

 

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The first 5,000 Banshee riders are getting "first rider" t-shirts

 

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Current line for Banshee @KingsIslandPR starts around back of Tower. Heard it's 5 hours.

 

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Current line for Banshee @KingsIslandPR is about 5 hours!

 

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Even the rope ladder game @KingsIslandPR is tricked out with Banshee and The Bat!

 

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While Banshee @KingsIslandPR is five hours, FaceOff is a walk on!

 

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Anyone had this expression on Firehawk @KingsIslandPR before?

 

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In line for Adventure Express @KingsIslandPR and #Frozen Let it Go starts playing!

 

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Doing a lap around @KingsIslandPR today getting on lots of rides!

 

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During a FoF breakdown @KingsIslandPR the crew broke out singing Let it Go! Frozen is everywhere!!!

 

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Do we have any Diamondback @KingsIslandPR fans?

 

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Line for The Beast @KingsIslandPR is pretty long today! (Good thing we have Fast Lane!)

 

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Because everyone needs a roller coaster themed flask and a skull shot glass!

 

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60 minute wait at Stunt Coaster for the non-Fast Lane people!

 

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Having some fun on Stunt Coaster

 

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We have to make a choice... Which should we ride @KingsIslandPR?

 

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We have fire!!!

 

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Still a four hour line for Banshee @KingsIslandPR... Although not for us!

 

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Just took another ride on Banshee @KingsIslandPR! Waited 10 minutes with Fast Lane Plus!

 

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YESSSSS! I was the first rider ever on Banshee @KingsIslandPR! I got a t-shirt to prove it!

 

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Took two rides on Banshee @KingsIslandPR in 15 minutes on opening day thanks to Fast Lane!

 

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The park was giving out Banshee "First Rider" t-shirts almost all day today!

 

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Interesting to note that Banshee @KingsIslandPR height restriction is 52" instead of 54" like most B&M inverts.

 

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Current line for Banshee @KingsIslandPR using all the overflow queue area. Still 4 hours.

 

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Was great to see the trains actually racing again

 

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Been a beautiful day today @KingsIslandPR

 

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f you're into boy bands... You might want to catch this show @KingsIslandPR Fest Haus.

 

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Banshee even has it's own drink

 

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Taking another ride on the net re-themed and very orange The Bat!

 

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Banshee station at night @KingsIslandPR What do you think?

 

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Current wait time for Banshee @KingsIslandPR is 90 minutes! Come out and ride!

 

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Getting a little close to Cameron on the kiddie woodie!

 

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bout to take a legendary Beast "night ride!" Who ends their day @KingsIslandPR on The Beast?

 

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Was a great opening day @KingsIslandPR! Looking forward to our visit with TPR this August!

 

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