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I would never wait in more than a 15-20 minute line for food in an amusement park, no matter how hungry I was!

 

+1, which is why we always eat outside of the park. 1st meal: healthy prepared cooler lunch. 2nd meal: usually chicken wings and beer somewhere within 20 minutes of the park. In the case of KI, it's always Roosters (knockoff hooters).

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I would never wait in more than a 15-20 minute line for food in an amusement park, no matter how hungry I was!

 

+1, which is why we always eat outside of the park. 1st meal: healthy prepared cooler lunch. 2nd meal: usually chicken wings and beer somewhere within 20 minutes of the park. In the case of KI, it's always Roosters (knockoff hooters).

 

Knockoff name, same great wings, same fake tits.

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I would never wait in more than a 15-20 minute line for food in an amusement park, no matter how hungry I was!

 

+1, which is why we always eat outside of the park. 1st meal: healthy prepared cooler lunch. 2nd meal: usually chicken wings and beer somewhere within 20 minutes of the park. In the case of KI, it's always Roosters (knockoff hooters).

 

Knockoff name, same great wings, same fake tits.

 

Knockoff name, way better wings, terrible fake tits...at least the one in Lex, KY

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I went to Kings Island for the first time ever yesterday. I actually had more fun there than I did at Cedar Point on Sunday. I always thought El Toro at Great Adventure was my favorite wooden coaster, but The Beast gives it a run for its money.

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I went to Kings Island for the first time ever yesterday. I actually had more fun there than I did at Cedar Point on Sunday. I always thought El Toro at Great Adventure was my favorite wooden coaster, but The Beast gives it a run for its money.

 

Yeah, I thought the same thing three years ago when I visited both parks...KI totally crushed CP. But after visiting both parks this year, I got to give the nod to CP. With the addition of Valravn, the new totally awesome restraints on Maverick and the conversion of Mantis into Rougarou...CP wins by just having a smorgasbord of coasters to choose from. But I still agree with you on The Beast. There is no wooden coaster that compares to The Beast at night.

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I went to Kings Island for the first time ever yesterday. I actually had more fun there than I did at Cedar Point on Sunday. I always thought El Toro at Great Adventure was my favorite wooden coaster, but The Beast gives it a run for its money.

 

During the day I think El Toro crushes the Beast. The two coasters don't even belong in the same conversation. It's between an incredible airtime machine and a meandering coaster that doesn't do anything at all.

 

But at night though... the Beast in the front at night is the best roller coaster experience I've ever had on any coaster.

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I went to Kings Island for the first time ever yesterday. I actually had more fun there than I did at Cedar Point on Sunday. I always thought El Toro at Great Adventure was my favorite wooden coaster, but The Beast gives it a run for its money.

 

During the day I think El Toro crushes the Beast. The two coasters don't even belong in the same conversation. It's between an incredible airtime machine and a meandering coaster that doesn't do anything at all.

 

But at night though... the Beast in the front at night is the best roller coaster experience I've ever had on any coaster.

 

 

I loved El Toro, but it's not too forgiving on big guys like me with a belly. The ejector time is so intense, that lap bar can be very uncomfortable. But that's not the coasters fault, that's mine for being fat...lol. I agree, El Toro is the best during the day, Beast takes the crown at night.

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The Beast is kind of incomparable to other coasters. It's not about airtime or quick transitions. The Beast just feels like a fun Journey through the woods, which is exactly what it is. I personally favor the lack of quick transitions over the top out of control feeling, which can be a hard pill to swallow, especially for those who choose note to have extra padding around the mid section.

 

Stripped down, Roller coaster vs roller coaster, the Beast may be able to unimpressively best 50% of other coasters out there. However, weighing experience vs. experience, that's where the Beast shines. This is of course heightened at night.

 

I'm glad you enjoyed KI. For some reason this park just really does it for me. It has a relaxing environment and just the right amount of re-ridable coasters. Also considering the fact that it's a short four hour road trip away, this is definitely my favorite park to revisit, so far.

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The news of the day while I was at Coasterstock, is snapping on the Gliders is now banned, started at 10 pm Saturday right when ERT began. It's not just ki, but all cf flying scooter rides are now banned from it. No more FUN on the Gliders!

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Some more pictures of the Project 2017 site...

 

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Notice how there are perfectly cleared areas cutting through the woods. In fact, they look like the right width for a coaster to be able to go through. Very interesting.

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While riding the train during Coasterstock this weekend, I noticed at one point that there were a few stakes layed out pretty close together in a line. If those are for footers, that could mean a wood coaster.

Could being the keyword here. Could still be anything.

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How does Whitewater Canyon compare to Thunder Canyon at Dorney Park? Which one gets you wetter?

I've done both, and while Dorney's can get you more wet thanks to the waterfalls, Kings Island's is the better ride. It's faster, longer, and has some rather large rapids that are very unpredictable. The whole thing is deep in the woods so you don't see what's coming next most of the time, and there's an area at the end where guests watching can enable geysers and get riders soaked. It's probably my favorite rapids ride.

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I'm still leaning toward a wooden coaster for 2017. As far as the manufacturer, I'm leaning toward GCI. But it could very well be an RMC. But I don't think its a Giga, nor a steel coaster of any type. But, we shall see.

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