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Do they not do concerts at Timberwolf any more? I saw a Weird Al concert there several years ago and it was such a nice venue.

Maybe, sometimes. It is such a large, nice stadium. I haven't seen or heard anything about it lately. I'm not sure why they don't have shows in it often.

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Thanks for the warning!

 

We are heading to Kings Island this summer as part of our massive #8days90coasters trip. I need some planning advice:

 

We're staying at the Comfort Inn Suites across the highway. We're coming in on a Sunday night, and plan on hitting Beast and Banshee at night, as we have been told MANY times by all of you!

 

HERES THE QUESTION: Monday morning, we are looking to hit the rest of the coasters and then head up to Cedar Point. What do you suggest as a plan of attack for Monday, knowing that we will be getting rides in on Banshee and Beast the night before?

 

Thanks!

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At rope drop head directly to Flight of Fear followed by Firehawk. Those are longest wait in park due to low capacity. Those lines can be up to an hour on weekdays. After that if you like to zig zag Invertigo is also low capacity and Stunt Coaster tends to have longer waits.

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How often is the Timberwolf Amphitheater used? I always visit the park during Halloween Haunt when it isn't used. If a CP/Carowinds style front gate renovation was in the works then I think the Timberwolf Amphitheater would be sacrificed to make room for a coaster. I can't think of any other viable options.

 

First of all, how can you think they don't have room? Look up Kings Island on Google Earth. They own a TON of land!! If you use Great Wolf on one side and Western Row Rd on the other, they own all the land from their parking lot to the river. They probably have the same amount of land they currently use sitting undeveloped behind them that they can use anytime they want.

 

Cedar Point is landlocked and running out of room, but that is not Kings Island's downfall at all, they have tons of room for expansion if they want to. You could see The Beast 2.0 terrorizing riders through a huge circuit back in those woods someday. And what you can't tell from Google Earth is the geography of the terrain, but if you look at it from The Racer or Windseeker, you can see it would be amazing.

 

Do they not do concerts at Timberwolf any more? I saw a Weird Al concert there several years ago and it was such a nice venue.

 

Timberwolf is rarely used, except like someone else pointed out for Spirit Song weekend. Just way to much competition for acts from Riverbend and PNC Pavillon in Cincy, 2 big arenas and LC Pavillon in Columbus and Fraze in Kettering. Hard to get acts when you have that much competition around you.

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At rope drop head directly to Flight of Fear followed by Firehawk. Those are longest wait in park due to low capacity. Those lines can be up to an hour on weekdays. After that if you like to zig zag Invertigo is also low capacity and Stunt Coaster tends to have longer waits.

 

Just fyi Flight of Fear capacity should be back to what it was before last season.

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Headed up there with some friends tomorrow. I hope that I get to pick my seat on Banshee, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the lines won't be so bad on Tuesday when a lot of schools are still in session. Still not sure what the best seat on the Beast is though.

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I hope that I get to pick my seat on Banshee, but I'm not holding my breath.

 

I've never had a problem with asking to choose a row, except if the front row line is really long. If you're nice and even offer to wait a little longer for whatever row you want it shouldn't be an issue, at least it never was for me.

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Headed up there with some friends tomorrow. I hope that I get to pick my seat on Banshee, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the lines won't be so bad on Tuesday when a lot of schools are still in session. Still not sure what the best seat on the Beast is though.

 

 

Either the front row (particularly at night) or the 2nd to last row are the best for Beast (and Racer).

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Headed up there with some friends tomorrow. I hope that I get to pick my seat on Banshee, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the lines won't be so bad on Tuesday when a lot of schools are still in session. Still not sure what the best seat on the Beast is though.

I'm at the park right now. Wait times for all the rides have been 10 mins max (except Flight of Fear). Tomorrow will probably be very much the same.

Hope you have fun!

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Headed up there with some friends tomorrow. I hope that I get to pick my seat on Banshee, but I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully the lines won't be so bad on Tuesday when a lot of schools are still in session. Still not sure what the best seat on the Beast is though.

I'm at the park right now. Wait times for all the rides have been 10 mins max (except Flight of Fear). Tomorrow will probably be very much the same.

Hope you have fun!

 

If lines are that short, having fun will be easy.

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A few quick questions. First one is about admission price and I'm sorry if its already been talked about, but I searched and couldn't find anything recently. Anyway, I haven't been to the park since Diamondback opened and I'm dying to ride Banshee. I'm thinking about doing a quick 3 park, 5 day trip soon and KI is the finale, but since this is kind of a last minute thing, I haven't really been saving for a park trip and have committed funds to other trips already booked, so funds are a tad tight. I saw on the website that M-Th admission is $41.99 online... is that the cheapest way to go or are there local businesses that would have coupons for a cheaper price? Other question is, we would be coming on Monday June 8th or Monday June 15th... will crowds be like any typical park for a Monday in June, slow with short wait times I'm hoping? Thanks to anyone that gives info

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I know last year you could get cheaper tickets through Kroger, it was 35/36 for a ticket. Not sure if they're doing the same this year. As for going early in June during the week, I think you should be fine. We went last year same time and lines were very doable, but I also think a lot of schools were still making up days cause last winter was pretty bad.

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Does anyone know what Kroger's coupon price is?.... ^ Unfortunately not going to Cedar Point this year. We'll be heading to Holiday World, KK, then KI to finish it up. I am usually able to get free tickets to Holiday World and KK through people I know, so thats the main reason I'm doing this trip because its fairly cheap... mainly have to just pay for meals, gas, and cheap hotels.

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Yesterday was about as perfect a day as I could have at Kings Island. No long lines for the rides that I wanted to go on, sun shining, and low crowds.

 

I'm now more convinced that the only place to ride Banshee is the backseat. I can't believe how awesome that ride is in the backseat, and I'm still disappointed that we didn't get to choose where we sat even though the line was shorter than the first time we rode (where we did get to choose). Third row was more forceful, but the rattle was real.

 

As many times as I have ridden Diamondback, I have never gotten that much airtime until yesterday. The 3rd car back seat gave me some quality airtime.

 

I'm just glad my friends didn't make me ride Firehawk.

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