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The park was open 5-10 yesterday, and all week I had planned to go and ride the coasters I missed last Sunday as well as get some night rides on Beast. However, when I woke up after a lucrative night of drinking, I really doubted I'd feel well enough to make it. By around 4 I still felt a little iffy, but thought what the heck, I'll give it a try.

 

I got to the park right around five and immediately noticed the lot was way less full than Sunday. Turns out, everything was a walk-on or one train wait all night. It was pretty hot and humid, but cooled down after an hour or so. Basically, a perfect evening for KI.

 

But would my head survive or would the mighty grip of hangover overtake my fun?

 

I figured the perfect way to test the fates would be to ride Firehawk and Flight of Fear in succession. As I not-so-gently lowered down on Firehawk, I knew this would be the ultimate hangover test. No going back now. But.... I loved it! Didn't have any roughness, it was terrifying and cool and different.

 

I was a little nervous about Flight of Fear, and it turned out awesome as well, not too rough for me at all! Later, I came back and ended up front row on both. Firehawk was really cool in the front and reminded me a bit of X2 as we crested the top.

 

After that, I hit up Diamondback, a one-train wait for the back row. Wow, great airtime this ride in the back. Speaking of seatbelts...did not detract from the experience at all, and I actually had a lot more room than I probably should have allowed myself. I ended up riding twice more in the 2nd to back without going around, since there were other single riders.

 

Fast forward, I ended up riding Stunt Coaster (which I apparently didn't do my research on because I didn't know it had a launch and indoor section, and I loved it!), Flying Ace (as the only one on the train, LOL), Flyers (but didn't want to go too crazy with the kids around), Woodstock (actually had some airtime!), Invertigo (my liver hurt but not my head), Banshee front and back (way better in the front and I don't normally say that!), Drop Tower (I'm all about the drop), Firehawk and FoF again, and Rock n Roll (fun little flat) all before dark. I even stopped for dinner and meandered around a bit. It was turning out to be a truly #bestKIday and then....

 

Darkness had fallen upon the park. In the distance, lightning lit the clouds. My soul called me towards something in the woods. I knew if I went, I would never be the same again. But I couldn't resist, it was time.

 

The line for front row of Beast was a bit long, but I knew had to be done. About a half hour later, I boarded with another single rider. He had seen the other side and had tales to tell. As we crested the first drop, I knew my life would never be the same. I left that ride a new woman, enlightened, glad to be alive.

 

The line had considerably shortened but I knew the fireworks were soon and I didn't know if I should test the fates. The ride op even warned us that we might be just past the cut-off point, but the fates looked down and smiled upon this humble coaster enthusiast. I paired with a group of 3 other enthusiasts, and the guy and I were the last front-row riders before the fireworks. Such a great way to end the night.

 

It changed my life, really it did.

 

And that was my #bestKIday. My hangover was completely cured, and I am sooo glad I decided to go! Here are a few pics:

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On this episode of 2020, a woman decides to visit KI after a long night of drinking. But will her trip end in disaster, or will she be forever changed? Stay tuned as we uncover the secrets of Kings Island.

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*gentle music playing*

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"Badger badger badger.. AGHH SNAKKEEE!!! SNAKEKEE!!!"

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Diamondback may make you wet if you ride it in the back

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"It was a wild crazy insane experience, it's like Jekyll and Hyde, yo!"

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"Ooh Windseeker looks nice at night, should I go?" "No, don't lose sight of what's important in life. Go to it, it's time."

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Post-awakening fireworks show

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Look at that stiff, pink rod. So majestic

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I really, really can't wait to come back here during Haunt!

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^ I've noticed that the Bier Garten can also help with the hangover blues at KI.

 

Vortex? Ehhh...not so much.

 

Glad that you were able to get your night ride front seat on The Beast. And yes I agree...it is a life altering experience!

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You can see on the webcam that Mystic Timbers has gone vertical!

 

For all the lazy guys out there

 

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Awesome! That is a little earlier than I expected!

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Some pictures from the parks Twitter and Instagram, as construction is nearing White Water Canyon, White Waters Reservoir has been drained for construction.

 

Also a picture of the new Haunt "Field of Dreams" coming in 2016! (photo was sent to me by a friend, received the picture literally out of nowhere)

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Regarding your Vlog, it was good, and with some nice shots of the rides. However, if you would like some constructive stuff, then I would say to spend more time on reviewing the rides and going more in depth about them. Almost every ride had the review, 'It was good.'

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^I think he just wanted to show the park a little and record his experience. As much as I love this hobby, it's already nerdy enough without even trying. Not everything has to be a nerdy review.

 

There are food critics and there are people who just enjoy food. The same could be said for this hobby. I try to dabble in both without pretending like I know too much about what I'm talking about, because I don't and I'm good with it. Saying "the ride was good" is sometimes good enough. You don't have to say "This ride is my new #17 on my top 100 list," and explain how it had little pops of airtime with a nice facade on the station.

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The only thing that the video lacks is pointing off into the distance.

 

Amen, brother! Stay tuned for my Sea World Orlando trip report and I will satisfy that urge.

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Also a picture of the new Haunt "Field of Dreams" coming in 2016! (photo was sent to me by a friend, received the picture literally out of nowhere)

If all of those box-looking things have scarecrows, I'm going to be peeing myself. Haha I'm so pumped for Haunt! (minus the pee).

 

Also, if KI has a Haunt page up I cannot find it for the life of me. I'll feel really dumb if it was right there in front of my eyes the whole time, but can someone link?

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Also a picture of the new Haunt "Field of Dreams" coming in 2016! (photo was sent to me by a friend, received the picture literally out of nowhere)

If all of those box-looking things have scarecrows, I'm going to be peeing myself. Haha I'm so pumped for Haunt! (minus the pee).

 

Also, if KI has a Haunt page up I cannot find it for the life of me. I'll feel really dumb if it was right there in front of my eyes the whole time, but can someone link?

 

I don't think it's up yet. On the KI home page they have the ability to buy tickets for haunt, which shows the mazes and everything, but it does not have the new maze on it. However, they do typically have a webpage for it, and my guess is it would be out soon, with us being roughly 3 weeks away from opening night!!

 

Here is the link that I am talking about.

 

https://www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt

 

I take what I said back, as I posted that, checking the website it is updated with the new maze on it.

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You don't have to say "This ride is my new #17 on my top 100 list," and explain how it had little pops of airtime with a nice facade on the station.

 

When I have never been to a park, I would actually love to hear a full (if nerdy) review of a ride.

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Is KI Haunt included in it's admission/season pass, or is it a seperate charged event?

 

Just want to know so I can plan accordingly.

 

It is included.

 

If you haven't before, shell out the extra money for Fright Lane, the skeleton key is a lot of fun.

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Is KI Haunt included in it's admission/season pass, or is it a seperate charged event?

 

Just want to know so I can plan accordingly.

 

It is included.

 

If you haven't before, shell out the extra money for Fright Lane, the skeleton key is a lot of fun.

 

I didn't know there was any other way.

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Is KI Haunt included in it's admission/season pass, or is it a seperate charged event?

 

Just want to know so I can plan accordingly.

 

It is included.

 

If you haven't before, shell out the extra money for Fright Lane, the skeleton key is a lot of fun.

 

I didn't know there was any other way.

 

That's why I don't invite people to go anymore, they don't "believe" in paying for the Fright Lane. I don't need that negativity in my life.

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Is KI Haunt included in it's admission/season pass, or is it a seperate charged event?

 

Just want to know so I can plan accordingly.

 

It is included.

 

If you haven't before, shell out the extra money for Fright Lane, the skeleton key is a lot of fun.

We actually had a debate about this today. At the CA Cedar Fair parks they close and reopen for Haunt, so you either need a separate Haunt ticket or a Gold/Platinum Pass. With my Platinum Pass I get a bring a friend ticket, so does that mean I can bring someone to Haunt for free? If it's like the CA parks, I wouldn't be able to.

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