Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

p. 792 - Camp Cedar campground to open in 2021!

Recommended Posts

I can't be the only person that thinks "Hot Blooded" is one of the worst performances at any amusement park... Then again, I think many of those popular vampire/werewolf movies are absolutely horrible. Maybe the show is aimed at that crowd?

 

Last year I actually stopped and watched ten minutes or so of this show and I don't do shows... However, after seeing the half naked women dancing on the stage, I convinced the Mrs. that we should go in, sit down, and "listen to the music" while we enjoyed our ice cold beers. Worth it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 19.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

My visit this past weekend was great, even with Saturday being very busy and me missing out on FL until Sunday.    I went into Orion not having followed its construction or watched a POV or even

Get over it man.  You've made your point and we get it; it's silly that this park did not do a Winterfest-lite.  Make the 8 hour drive to KD if you want to experience that, just like all of us with KD

At the risk of veering off topic, people are just incredibly selective in what causes of death they choose to care about. People only care if it's high-profile, tragic accident, something new and scar

Posted Images

I can't be the only person that thinks "Hot Blooded" is one of the worst performances at any amusement park... Then again, I think many of those popular vampire/werewolf movies are absolutely horrible. Maybe the show is aimed at that crowd?

 

Last year I actually stopped and watched ten minutes or so of this show and I don't do shows... However, after seeing the half naked women dancing on the stage, I convinced the Mrs. that we should go in, sit down, and "listen to the music" while we enjoyed our ice cold beers. Worth it.

 

the half naked women are a plus too!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Haunt's 'host/undertaker' is Mikey. He does the absolute best job, and you may run into him at comic con or other cosplay conventions. He's a great guy and would rarely break character behind the scenes! Miss that guy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

For those who wanted to go to the park on Saturday night the park was open to the public and the people left from toyota, but from open until 6 the park was closed for Toyota.

 

Looking forward to the next couple of weeks with a couple video shootings for Haunt and the last day of operation. AND a nice new touch, the banjo/guitar skeletons that where formerly at the train station are now in front of Flume near the exit and THEY PLAY DUELING BANJOS!!!!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey guys!

 

I am planning on at trip to KI one Sunday in October. What should I expect crowd wise. I really don't care about the haunt going on.

 

Not much of a crowd in my experience. Haunt doesn't go on on Sundays. Not even indoor stuff, so it's good that you don't care for it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Outside of Planet Snoopy the longest wait on Sunday's in October is the fast lane bracelet line. Renewals get a free fast pass for Sunday's in October but most waits are station waits if that. The line to get your fast pass would be the longest line of the day unless you want on Woodstock Whirlybird or Peanuts 500. Avoid Planet Snoopy and your waits should be minutes for everything.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey guys!

 

I am planning on at trip to KI one Sunday in October. What should I expect crowd wise. I really don't care about the haunt going on.

 

Get there when the park opens and everything will be walk on for the first couple of hours.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Someone already asked this but I can't seem to find the answer... is there still passholder early entry during Haunt?

 

On days that have non-haunt hours (Saturday and Sunday), there is early entry, but on Fridays there is no early entry due to it being Haunt from open to close along with shorter hours to begin with.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Im going down to KI this Sat (10/8) for my first KI haunt. I love haunt events but I know the park will be mobbed, i was wondering if it would be worth paying $60 for the fright lane? I plan on doing all the houses, and i will be staying till closing (1 am).

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

Im going down to KI this Sat (10/8) for my first KI haunt. I love haunt events but I know the park will be mobbed, i was wondering if it would be worth paying $60 for the fright lane? I plan on doing all the houses, and i will be staying till closing (1 am).

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you wanna do more than about 5 of them you'll be happy to spend the money of Fright Lane.

 

I was at the park Saturday from 11am-1am. What an awesome day. With FL+ did Banshee and Diamondback around 10x each (plus multiple well after dark) and Beast front row at night once again. Park looks great and I was so happy to have made it back, Banshee definitely grew on me (though I really liked it already before) and I discovered Diamondback in car 5--surprisingly my favorite seat.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like an RMC truck stopped by KI? Photo cred to KICentral on twitter.

OMG! That's what's in the shed! They finally made a coaster for enthusiasts, you guys--hear me out, this is legit--at the end of Mystic Timbers, you go into the shed to see an RMC truck! Jizz yourself with excitement! It's happening. It's real. It's confirmed. You heard it here first.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like an RMC truck stopped by KI? Photo cred to KICentral on twitter.

OMG! That's what's in the shed! They finally made a coaster for enthusiasts, you guys--hear me out, this is legit--at the end of Mystic Timbers, you go into the shed to see an RMC truck! Jizz yourself with excitement! It's happening. It's real. It's confirmed. You heard it here first.

 

LMAO!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like an RMC truck stopped by KI? Photo cred to KICentral on twitter.

OMG! That's what's in the shed! They finally made a coaster for enthusiasts, you guys--hear me out, this is legit--at the end of Mystic Timbers, you go into the shed to see an RMC truck! Jizz yourself with excitement! It's happening. It's real. It's confirmed. You heard it here first.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Forreal though, the quality of that picture is awful and you can't zoom in close enough to pick out any letters or numbers on the truck.

 

Also, do people think they drive a maintenance truck all over the USA to attend meetings/present? I highly doubt they use that truck and not a regular car/SUV.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like an RMC truck stopped by KI? Photo cred to KICentral on twitter.

OMG! That's what's in the shed! They finally made a coaster for enthusiasts, you guys--hear me out, this is legit--at the end of Mystic Timbers, you go into the shed to see an RMC truck! Jizz yourself with excitement! It's happening. It's real. It's confirmed. You heard it here first.

OMG I was just going to say something like this but you said it better

 

Im going down to KI this Sat (10/8) for my first KI haunt. I love haunt events but I know the park will be mobbed, i was wondering if it would be worth paying $60 for the fright lane? I plan on doing all the houses, and i will be staying till closing (1 am).

I was there this last Saturday too (small TR to come when I have the time) sans Fright Lane, and we were able to do 6.5 mazes (don't ask about the half), one of the shows, and a good amount of coasters. This was with us meandering about and spending like 20 minutes waiting to get a beer at the Sports Bar, only to leave without one because they were taking too long, and then a good amount of time wandering around and looking for beer. The lines for the mazes shortened considerably as the night went on, but Field of Screams was pretty long the entire night. It wasn't as busy as I thought it would be, and the maze lines moved quickly. I guess it just depends on how much you like your $60 vs how much you hate waiting in line.

 

I'll probably be back this Friday or Saturday (not sure when yet), and am down to meet up with someone. I won't be getting Fright Lane, though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like an RMC truck stopped by KI? Photo cred to KICentral on twitter.

OMG! That's what's in the shed! They finally made a coaster for enthusiasts, you guys--hear me out, this is legit--at the end of Mystic Timbers, you go into the shed to see an RMC truck! Jizz yourself with excitement! It's happening. It's real. It's confirmed. You heard it here first.

 

Oh, I think you're uh.....jizzing yourself with enough excitement for all of us, Andrew.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to next year at Kings Island, since the new wooden coaster and Banshee are new since my last trip. Even if the GCI has no real surprises, I am happy to see new wooden coasters being built(both KI and BGW). Not every ride/coaster needs to be balls out of control. You've got diamondback, beast, banshee, and Mystic Timbers now headlining this park, a decent amount of flats, flight of fear, a flying coaster, a suspended, and a historic wooden racer. Be happy parks are adding new coasters, your home park could be dorney...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like an RMC truck stopped by KI? Photo cred to KICentral on twitter.

OMG! That's what's in the shed! They finally made a coaster for enthusiasts, you guys--hear me out, this is legit--at the end of Mystic Timbers, you go into the shed to see an RMC truck! Jizz yourself with excitement! It's happening. It's real. It's confirmed. You heard it here first.

OMG I was just going to say something like this but you said it better

 

Im going down to KI this Sat (10/8) for my first KI haunt. I love haunt events but I know the park will be mobbed, i was wondering if it would be worth paying $60 for the fright lane? I plan on doing all the houses, and i will be staying till closing (1 am).

I was there this last Saturday too (small TR to come when I have the time) sans Fright Lane, and we were able to do 6.5 mazes (don't ask about the half), one of the shows, and a good amount of coasters. This was with us meandering about and spending like 20 minutes waiting to get a beer at the Sports Bar, only to leave without one because they were taking too long, and then a good amount of time wandering around and looking for beer. The lines for the mazes shortened considerably as the night went on, but Field of Screams was pretty long the entire night. It wasn't as busy as I thought it would be, and the maze lines moved quickly. I guess it just depends on how much you like your $60 vs how much you hate waiting in line.

 

I'll probably be back this Friday or Saturday (not sure when yet), and am down to meet up with someone. I won't be getting Fright Lane, though.

 

I know you said don't ask, but damnit I want to know!

Link to post
Share on other sites

^Since you asked, I'll embarrass myself and tell the story along with my TR

 

On Saturday, I took my friend who has never been to KI before. About 10 minutes from the park, he says, "You think I'll be able to get into the park with my 2017 platinum pass? I used my one free ticket at Cedar Point." Dang, maybe should have thought of that sooner. We got to the park around 5, but had to wait until 5:30 to buy a Haunt ticket.

 

Once inside the park, we rode Banshee in the front, then went to Firehawk. My friend said he didn't want any spoilers, so I made him turn away from the coaster while we waited, and I made him keep his eyes closed in the station. I told him we were riding in the back (despite me clearly asking the ride op if we could ride in the front). So, strapped into the front row of Firehawk, he still had no idea what the coaster would do. The look on his face when we lowered back and I said, "Surprise! We are in the front!" ...completely priceless. Well worth the long wait!

 

When we got off the coaster, we were right by the maze, Board 2 Death, and it had no line. I was a bit nervous, but gathered the courage to walk in and.... we got a few steps in before they told us to go back out, and we noticed everyone else go out through an emergency exit. It was probably a good 15 or so minutes of us wondering what was going on and if we should wait it out while they resolved the issue. When they let us go in, I SWEAR it was super dark inside, like too dark, and I couldn't see where I was going and almost tripped over something. I got a couple scenes in, super nervous and uncomfortable, when I saw this scary animatronic of what I thought was a demonic rabbit, and I was like "NOPE, don't want to do this." My friend thought I was joking and tried to convince me to keep going, but I'd been in this situation before and did NOT want to keep going as long as I felt like this. I was right by an emergency exit, thankfully, and I peaced out. So yeah, I only got through half of Board 2 Death, but I would like to try it again and see if it really is that dark, or if something went wrong and some of the lights were out which added to it being especially unnerving that time. Otherwise, I'm a p***y and apparently can't handle animatronic rats.

 

After that, I decided drinking a beer would be our best next step, so I led us toward the sports bar by Diamondback. I noticed Diamondback testing and was like, hold up, my coaster senses are tingling, let's go check it out. The midway was super crowded, and we noticed the Diamondback line stretching to the sports bar. My friend was like no way, but when I saw that the line started at the entrance, I convinced him to wait. Sure enough, 5 minutes later they let everyone in, and we walked almost to the stairs before we had to stop. It took maybe 20 minutes to get an AWESOME back row night ride, and when we got off, the line was already through all the switchbacks. GREAT timing!

 

Next up, I still needed a beer. I waited at least 20 minutes in the sports bar with the bartenders running around like crazy, not having even two minutes to get me a beer. I gave up and we went down a little ways to a beer cart with a lot less options but only a five minute wait.

 

Armed with some liquid courage, I felt ready to try another maze, so we went to CarnEvil.

 

Fast forward, it went really well, we loved it. After that, we caught Hot Blooded, then hit up Backwoods Bayou, Adventure Express, Sorority House, Urgent Scare, Field of Screams, Slaughterhouse, and ended the night with a front row ride on Beast. Add those in with the mazes I did on opening weekend: Wolf Pack, Blackout, and KillMart, and now I've done all mazes except Cavern of Terror and the second half of Board 2 Death. I've definitely been contributing some great screams in the other mazes, but I swear I didn't feel like peacing out during any of the other mazes. So don't judge.

 

Okay, here are the few pics I did take.

IMG_4158.thumb.jpg.a5d6446bcaeba352c13a8f424c5ebea4.jpg

The evil of the thriller!

IMG_4166.thumb.jpg.ec2e6ec061c1a88bbfcbec9dc5284f3e.jpg

My friend's first time at Haunt, and he's already less scared than me!

IMG_4170.thumb.jpg.fd174ddb2be5f376c34d12933564217e.jpg

When darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand...

IMG_4171.thumb.jpg.c87cd5fe5a3cd945a80e2a3cc08b7a45.jpg

Creatures crawl in search of blood

IMG_4173.thumb.jpg.58defc1ce9ed92b8ba98f776f95bb811.jpg

To terrorize your neighborhood!

IMG_4177.thumb.jpg.9d1bd3f0045e46cd7d8cbca0a8778377.jpg

And though you fight to stay alive

IMG_4178.thumb.jpg.9509f32c84e8cdcff5f48d13493899d3.jpg

Your body starts so shiver

IMG_4180.thumb.jpg.4ed0e461e0e28b9d12c51c58a0d3aa5b.jpg

For no mere mortal can resist

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/