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p. 832: Camp Snoopy announced for 2024!

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^ He forgot Step 5: Proceed directly to the Bier Garten after riding Vortex and ordering said nachos.

 

No, I think that hitting the Bier Garten after Vortex is Step 4, and then ordering the nachos (and BEER!) will be Step 5.

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I have read the recent comments about the ride Banshee has been giving lately and thought I would add my thoughts.

 

I rode Banshee opening day in 2014 and fell in love with the ride. It became my favorite coaster almost immediately. I made a second trip to Kings Island that summer, just for Banshee. I live in Kansas City, so it's not a quick trip for me. I visited again in 2015. Between those three trips, I was at the park at least six days, so I had many rides on Banshee.

 

The opening weekend in 2014, I thought Banshee had a more aggressive quality that is had lost by my second trip later that summer. It was still good, but not quite as intense it seemed. Same in 2015.

 

Then, just before my visit to Kings Island last weekend, a friend said he didn't enjoy Banshee as much this year and I think he said it was more intense or something of that nature. I rode it a few days later and I too felt the same. It seemed to give a harsher ride and it just wasn't as enjoyable to me as before. Then after a few rides, it struck me that it seemed more like it did the first weekend it was open in 2014. I am not sure it was the same, but it felt more aggressive again, but even though I rode it more, I just didn't enjoy it like I did before. I am not sure what was causing it to feel different, but it wasn't the same for some reason. I hope I have a better experience on it the next time I visit Kings Island.

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I can't the King's Island when visitng King's Island. Where the f**k is the park's namesake island?

 

On the Ohio river. The park is named after Coney Island, the amusement park in Cincinnati that King's Island replaced. Many of the early rides were moved from Coney Island.

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^What hints would those be? there's no construction walls up or anything anywhere, so certainly no posters.

 

He's only referring to the ground that has been dug up for the past year that is nearby Mighty Canadian Minebuster's first drop. I believe it's only going to be for another Splashworks addition. Possibly a drop slide complex like the other Cedar Fair water parks have been receiving over the past few years.

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Okay, let's get back on topic here! This is a Kings Island Discussion Thread for goodness sake!

 

Has any one driven on the Michigan stretch of I-75 lately? The last time I had was two years ago when on my way to Kings Island and it was rough! But, luckily my car survived it then, both ways. I was just wondering if it improved any because I plan on visiting Kings Island again in a couple of weeks.

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hey guys what makes riding the beast and banshee at night better than daytime ride?

just done KI today - I think my no. 1 has to be banshee. Next would be diamondback and firehawk. The beast though pretty rough was a good ride. And surprisingly i did quite like invertigo. and if you were there today i was the weirdo with snowboarding goggles on

quite glad the rain stopped late morning / early afternoon - i thought i was going to be wet all day...

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I don't think Banshee is all that different at night. The Beast is just a completely different experience at night. It's hard to describe, but just being back in the woods in pitch black is something else. You just need to try it. Beast during the day is just a meh coaster for me, but night Beast is really an incredible experience.

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I don't think Banshee is all that different at night. The Beast is just a completely different experience at night. It's hard to describe, but just being back in the woods in pitch black is something else. You just need to try it. Beast during the day is just a meh coaster for me, but night Beast is really an incredible experience.

 

This. So this. The Beast in the front at night is the best roller coaster experience I've ever experienced. Banshee is a fun but forceless and mediocre invert day or night. Personally I think the second best night ride in the park is actually the Bat, but there's nothing close to Beast. Not at Kings Island, not anywhere. I agree though that during the day the Beast is very average but at night it's an entirely different animal.

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Mmm I guess it's too late tonight. Would you say the beast at night is pretty much a dark ride?

Is Advebture Express any good - I forgot to get on it today but can squeeze a ride on thway to Cedar Point tomorrow.

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Mmm I guess it's too late tonight. Would you say the beast at night is pretty much a dark ride?

 

The Beast at night is a relentless, OMFG religious experience. It's absolutely mind-blowing in the front. Why is it too late? If you're still in the park, put your phone down and start running. Go. Now. Right Now.

 

Is Advebture Express any good

 

Yes. It's a very good little mine train. One of my favorites actually.

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60 seconds... put your running shoes on.

Arriba! Arriba!

 

haha nah back in hotel already, unfortunately.

and I don't function too well after sunset - been to CP halloween a couple of times, theme parks after dark just not my thing - shame isn't it.

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