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God, I hope at least that his profile age is accurate, but I have my doubts.

 

Same here based on his other posts. They seem to be too well worded. This probably isn't the place to talk about that as it's entirely off topic and I'm sorry about that but I'm officially creeped the hell out.

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/\ Oh, Chris Hanson. Love. We're going to KI Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Got Fast Lane Plus for Saturday just to be safe. Two questions for KI experts: Is there early entry for Season Pass holders? If not, what's the best plan of attack when the gates open on Friday? Is there early entry to the water park for Season Pass holders?

 

Thanks a bunch!

 

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God, I hope at least that his profile age is accurate, but I have my doubts.

 

Same here based on his other posts. They seem to be too well worded. This probably isn't the place to talk about that as it's entirely off topic and I'm sorry about that but I'm officially creeped the hell out.

 

I agree with Coasterbill, so I award him a

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God, I hope at least that his profile age is accurate, but I have my doubts.

 

Same here based on his other posts. They seem to be too well worded. This probably isn't the place to talk about that as it's entirely off topic and I'm sorry about that but I'm officially creeped the hell out.

 

Yikes I didn't even think about that... there are some messed up people out there.

 

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/\ Oh, Chris Hanson. Love. We're going to KI Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Got Fast Lane Plus for Saturday just to be safe. Two questions for KI experts: Is there early entry for Season Pass holders? If not, what's the best plan of attack when the gates open on Friday? Is there early entry to the water park for Season Pass holders?

 

Thanks a bunch!

 

Mark

 

Yes there is early entry for Gold and Platinum pass holders. Not sure which rides it is on though. There is also early entry for gold and platinum pass holders for the water park. The new slide complex and the new wave pool are the two attractions available.

Also, after early ride time on Friday morning I would head over to Firehawk and Flight of Fear right away. Those two generally have the longest lines. After that I would head to beast and diamondback.

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Who knew that receiving a Bag O Crap could put a smile on my face. Now I just need to find my Atari LOL. Thanks TPR for my Kings Island map and a whole lot more!

 

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Who knew that receiving a Bag O Crap could put a smile on my face. Now I just need to find my Atari LOL. Thanks TPR for my Kings Island map and a whole lot more!

 

I have two copies of that game. And my Atari is connected to my tv right now. Can you play online?

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Looks like KI is under way getting Haunt set up. I know this means we are approaching the end of the season, but for me it is one of the most exciting times of the year, nothing better than coasters and haunted houses!

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What a great couple of days. While today had much longer lines, there was much more to tell about. So, my two stories from today:

 

First one, not exactly a story but anyway, we rode Diamondback when we got there, around 11:00. Wow, both the ride and its crew were HAULING. William from Diamondback, if you ever see this, God bless you, you're amazing. If any of you were watching this morning, and maybe even now, (I don't know, we ended on Banshee) they were dispatching around the time that the train in front hit the MCBR. William was on the mic, and he constantly repeated "Everyone in the station, see those brakes over there? We don't want a train to ever have to stop on those. If they do stop, that means a longer wait for you, so get on quickly, etc." This really did work, it increased the overall energy of riders, and promoted them to move much faster than normal. Yesterday, I know it was stacking every time, so this was a major improvement. Huge props to William, leading everyone, and the other ops, who were also running extremely quick.

 

Second story happened on Banshee. We were waiting in line for the front when someone on the teal train barfed. They had to clean that one up, taking about 5-10 minutes. Well, they finally got it cleaned and dispatch. The blue train rolls in. A bigger lady, who had to be slammed into the seat with the full body weight of a man. So, he also has to push her restraint down to get it to release. Well, she gets up in a rage of fury, storming over to the operator room/door, pounding on the door, ready to kill someone. She screams "YOU F*CKER!", only to receive no response from that operator. So she storms down the stairs that lead up into that room, and stops the next worker. She screams in his face saying that she was having an asthma attack. She said that he "ignored her cry for help" and didn't let her out. She said goes on to say, to every op, and scream it, "You should be ashamed! All of you! Shame on you!" This also included backup from her smaller friend, saying things like "Yeah! Ashamed!" As both of them furiously wave and point their fingers at everyone. They finally quit, and leave. I'm pretty sure they harassed the picture people in the gift shop too, as we saw her outside of the station while we were being loaded. She was screaming something at people around the area. Probably telling people around not to ride, or something along those lines. Now, I get asthma and all that is very nerve wracking, and all, but what would you like him to do!? He obviously has to clean that up, and unless you would prefer barf all over everything, you might wanna stop. Also, they warn you about risks that you're taking by riding and when to avoid it if you have certain conditions. Gotta love GP people. This belongs in the GP thread I'd say. Maybe I'll post this story there too But there was a positive to this story. There were two ops together as my train pulled in. I heard him say "Shaaaaaaame!" and that honestly made my day

 

So there was my #kibestday !!

 

Yeah. The woman totally overreacted, however I am bringing this up for another reason. When I was at Thorpe Park, someone was sick on the car (yuck) but before they cleaned it up, first they dispatched the (almost) empty cart with the sick in it, in order to let everyone off in the further back carts until everyone was off and the sick cart was back in the unload bay. It then took over half an hour to clean up all the sick and I think it was a very good idea to let everyone off.

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I'll be making my first trip to Kings Island this Sunday. Did a quick search on here for the best plan of attack, but couldn't find anything recently. Can anyone give me some tips about the best order to knock things out (like hitting Maverick first at CP and Nighthawk first at Carowinds)? And I read that The Beast is best at night, but sunset isn't until after close (8pm), so I might try to hit that last. But then I read it closes early and during fireworks. So what should I expect? Thanks!

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Looks like KI is under way getting Haunt set up. I know this means we are approaching the end of the season, but for me it is one of the most exciting times of the year, nothing better than coasters and haunted houses!

"Sorority House"? Geewhiz, I can't imagine what the actors will be wearing in there...

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Looks like KI is under way getting Haunt set up. I know this means we are approaching the end of the season, but for me it is one of the most exciting times of the year, nothing better than coasters and haunted houses!

"Sorority House"? Geewhiz, I can't imagine what the actors will be wearing in there...

 

Costumes aside, that is typically one of the better houses in the park. Now and before it was changed to Delta Delta Die.

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I'll be making my first trip to Kings Island this Sunday. Did a quick search on here for the best plan of attack, but couldn't find anything recently. Can anyone give me some tips about the best order to knock things out (like hitting Maverick first at CP and Nighthawk first at Carowinds)? And I read that The Beast is best at night, but sunset isn't until after close (8pm), so I might try to hit that last. But then I read it closes early and during fireworks. So what should I expect? Thanks!

 

 

Sundays tend to not be that busy, however I would suggest hitting up Firehawk and Flight of Fear first.

 

Beast, Invertigo, and Diamondback wait times may get to 25mins, but shouldn't exceed that.

 

Banshee, Racer, Vortex, Bat, Adventure Express should have 10mins or less waits.

 

I suggest riding Vortex in the 2nd to last row (7-1), and finding middle row of a car on Beast/Racer.

 

Since the park closes at 8pm there will be no fireworks.

 

Have a good trip!

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Sunday, I will be making my second visit to King's Island. I last visited in 2011 and had a great time.

 

During my first visit, I read up on all the specs and I so badly wanted to ride the SOB, which was still SBNO at the time. Than I read about the Beast, who's specs seemed to pale in comparison. I could not believe the size of the massive wood structure that stood over almost everything in the park. So I gave the Beast a try and I loved it, right from the first drop. It virtually tied with the Boss at Six Flags St. Louis as my favorite wooden coasters at the time. Both were unseated only last year when I rode Hades 360 at Mt. Olympus Theme Park. I also like Goliath at SFGAM just as much has Hades 360, but I'm not counting it as it doesn't have the real wood feel. These rides make SFGAM's American Eagle feel more unremarkable like CP's Mean Streak.

 

I'm excited about trying out Mystic Timbers. It is a strange choice for them, but perhaps Cedar Fair is trying to make King's Island the King of wooden coasters track. The type of coaster is similar to SFSTL's American Thunder, which I thoroughly enjoyed. But this Mystic Timbers is significantly taller and a little faster than American Thunder, which is why I think it will still be a great ride. This will mark King's Island's first time as a park with 15 coasters, which will put them in 4th place behind SFMM, CP & CW. They certainly have the land and the crowd attendance to support it, as well as the acreage. As for those who would like to see King's Island become more like Cedar Point or Magic Mountain, With Cedar Point being so nearby, I think it is in their best interest to remain balanced as a family-oriented park, like Six Flags Great America. Us coaster enthusiasts will prefer Cedar Point, but several others, especially families with children, seem to prefer King's Island. Both parks have an attendance that is almost equal.

 

I'm looking forward to visiting both Cedar Point & King's Island this weekend. Hopefully the driver doesn't loose their keys on the Diamondback this time around. LOL I didn't get to ride the Bat, Flight of Fear, Backlot Stunt Coaster or Adventure Express last time, so I must ride those this time. I purposely skipped Woodstock Express thinking it was a junior coaster, but may ride it this time if my group wants to. I'm also looking forward to Banshee, which may actually make me a little dizzy.

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Thanks. I'm guessing you're suggesting Firehawk first for low capacity...same as Nighthawk here at Carowinds.

 

For maximum darkness on The Beast, I want to ride as late as possible. Is KI like other CF parks, where you just have to be in line at closing (8pm), then they rope it off?

 

Also, anyone have any food suggestions? Any hidden gems? Would I regret getting Skyline Chili?

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Looks like KI is under way getting Haunt set up. I know this means we are approaching the end of the season, but for me it is one of the most exciting times of the year, nothing better than coasters and haunted houses!

"Sorority House"? Geewhiz, I can't imagine what the actors will be wearing in there...

 

Costumes aside, that is typically one of the better houses in the park. Now and before it was changed to Delta Delta Die.

That seems like an awesome concept! No offense to anyone who is/was a part of Greek life, but I'm not a huge fan of it. So whatever murder and mayhem this house suggests, I approve

 

I'll be making my first trip to Kings Island this Sunday. Did a quick search on here for the best plan of attack, but couldn't find anything recently. Can anyone give me some tips about the best order to knock things out (like hitting Maverick first at CP and Nighthawk first at Carowinds)? And I read that The Beast is best at night, but sunset isn't until after close (8pm), so I might try to hit that last. But then I read it closes early and during fireworks. So what should I expect? Thanks!

 

Sundays tend to not be that busy, however I would suggest hitting up Firehawk and Flight of Fear first.

Last Sunday was my first time at the park, and I did arrive a bit late and leave a bit early, but it was a lot busier than I thought it would be. Several coasters reached hour+ waits, and most of them were at least 30-40. I think I'm gonna go back this Friday to ride the coasters I didn't get to, hopefully get night rides (esp Beast), and rerides of the ones I liked.

 

I never reported back after several of you wished me a good time (thank you) and then the thread got sidetracked with an unfortunate comment, but I rode Diamondback, Beast, Vortex, Racer (both sides), Monster, Adventure Express, Drop Tower, Banshee, and Bat. In general I enjoyed everything I rode, except Vortex which was a bit intolerable even for someone who can handle rough coasters usually well. It wasn't quite a "never again" like a coaster of the same name in California which will soon be converted, but bad enough I'll wait before giving it another chance. Banshee was very fun but not too intense and I'm not a fan of the vests. Diamondback had better airtime than I expected. Racer was rougher than I hoped, but better the 2nd time when I sat in a different row. Beast was less rough than I expected and very fun, although I do think it'll ride a lot better in the dark. Bat was a surprise gem, Adventure Express was a lot cuter and funner than I was expecting, and I loved Drop tower!

 

It's super weird for me to think this will be my new home park now after having SFDK as my home park my whole life, and they are such different parks, but I'm totally psyched because KI seems like an overall awesome park and I'm really looking forward to Haunt! Now, if only they had an RMC...

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I'm looking forward to visiting both Cedar Point & King's Island this weekend. Hopefully the driver doesn't loose their keys on the Diamondback this time around. LOL I didn't get to ride the Bat, Flight of Fear, Backlot Stunt Coaster or Adventure Express last time, so I must ride those this time. I purposely skipped Woodstock Express thinking it was a junior coaster, but may ride it this time if my group wants to. I'm also looking forward to Banshee, which may actually make me a little dizzy.

 

When we were at Kings Island about 3 weeks ago we were walking over towards the white water rapids ride and noticed the netting over the walkway with the various items thrown from Diamondback. They definitely get a collection of items including a tennis shoe lol. I definitely recommend Backlot Stunt Coaster (my hubby isn't a coaster fanatic and he loves it) and Banshee. While I can ride a coaster, I can't do front row seats but I sat in the middle and I was impressed with it. It was a main reason I went to the park as I hadn't rode it yet.

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I don't really see what the problem is with Mystic Timbers being like either Prowler or White Lightning. The former was a Golden Ticket winner. Though I do think that the park will eventually get an RMC wooden coaster. My guess is replacing Dinos eventually.

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Looks like KI is under way getting Haunt set up. I know this means we are approaching the end of the season, but for me it is one of the most exciting times of the year, nothing better than coasters and haunted houses!

"Sorority House"? Geewhiz, I can't imagine what the actors will be wearing in there...

 

Costumes aside, that is typically one of the better houses in the park. Now and before it was changed to Delta Delta Die.

That seems like an awesome concept! No offense to anyone who is/was a part of Greek life, but I'm not a huge fan of it. So whatever murder and mayhem this house suggests, I approve

 

I'll be making my first trip to Kings Island this Sunday. Did a quick search on here for the best plan of attack, but couldn't find anything recently. Can anyone give me some tips about the best order to knock things out (like hitting Maverick first at CP and Nighthawk first at Carowinds)? And I read that The Beast is best at night, but sunset isn't until after close (8pm), so I might try to hit that last. But then I read it closes early and during fireworks. So what should I expect? Thanks!

 

Sundays tend to not be that busy, however I would suggest hitting up Firehawk and Flight of Fear first.

Last Sunday was my first time at the park, and I did arrive a bit late and leave a bit early, but it was a lot busier than I thought it would be. Several coasters reached hour+ waits, and most of them were at least 30-40. I think I'm gonna go back this Friday to ride the coasters I didn't get to, hopefully get night rides (esp Beast), and rerides of the ones I liked.

 

I never reported back after several of you wished me a good time (thank you) and then the thread got sidetracked with an unfortunate comment, but I rode Diamondback, Beast, Vortex, Racer (both sides), Monster, Adventure Express, Drop Tower, Banshee, and Bat. In general I enjoyed everything I rode, except Vortex which was a bit intolerable even for someone who can handle rough coasters usually well. It wasn't quite a "never again" like a coaster of the same name in California which will soon be converted, but bad enough I'll wait before giving it another chance. Banshee was very fun but not too intense and I'm not a fan of the vests. Diamondback had better airtime than I expected. Racer was rougher than I hoped, but better the 2nd time when I sat in a different row. Beast was less rough than I expected and very fun, although I do think it'll ride a lot better in the dark. Bat was a surprise gem, Adventure Express was a lot cuter and funner than I was expecting, and I loved Drop tower!

 

It's super weird for me to think this will be my new home park now after having SFDK as my home park my whole life, and they are such different parks, but I'm totally psyched because KI seems like an overall awesome park and I'm really looking forward to Haunt! Now, if only they had an RMC...

 

Welcome to the area, Kings Island is a fantastic park. That might a little biased, seeing how it is my home park as well. I was at the park this passed Sunday as well, it was a crowded day, I believe due to the last "operating day" with school starting back up and the wonderful weather that we had. Vortex is a tough ride, but for some reason I keep going back for more and more. There are many great things at the park, once Haunt comes around it gets even better. If you ever have any questions about anything, don't hesitate. Again, welcome and hope you enjoy the area.

 

P.S. You do have to ride The Beast at night, once Haunt starts up, you can get some great midnight rides on The Beast.

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Thanks. I'm guessing you're suggesting Firehawk first for low capacity...same as Nighthawk here at Carowinds.

 

For maximum darkness on The Beast, I want to ride as late as possible. Is KI like other CF parks, where you just have to be in line at closing (8pm), then they rope it off?

 

Also, anyone have any food suggestions? Any hidden gems? Would I regret getting Skyline Chili?

 

If you can, Firehawk is a great place to start, low capacity is an understatement, plus Flight of Fear is right next door and that line tends to get rather long as well. They will leave the line open until closing, so you have up until then to get in line, and yes The Beast you need to ride at night. If you are visiting on an 8p close, then yes try to wait as late as you can to ride it. It's a great ride no matter what, but a lot better at night then during the day. There are two places that I eat at when I eat in the park

 

1) Skyline Chili, you can't pass it up. However, I have grown up in Cincinnati and have grown up with Skyline Chili. When I lived in Florida for a little time, I had a roommate from Georgia and New York, both of them thought the chili was too spicy.

 

2) Chicken Shack. If I had to compare this place to another restaurant, it closely resembles Raising Cane's. But, still great food.

 

P.S. Don't forget to try the blue ice cream. You have to do it. There is one located in Planet Snoopy. Trust me on this one.

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Soon. Very soon. #verticalconstruction

 

 

 

 

ALSO would like to address a couple rumors I've been hearing.

 

1) no bin diamondback- personally hope this is true. Operations and capacity has gone down since the seat belts where added.

 

2) race For Your Alice Charlie Brown removal - not true by any means. If we where to be torn down the crew (which I am on) would have been notified already. They would've announced it already to.

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