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I'll tell you #whatsNOTintheshed.... air conditioning

Nearly spit my coffee over this comment. Funniest thing I've read on TPR in a while.

 

Poor thing, I never even considered that being a factor for the shed. Rode it on cool/cold days.

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Poor thing, I never even considered that being a factor for the shed. Rode it on cool/cold days.

 

 

It can get VERY HOT down south! Literally walking into any room without air conditioning is TORTURE. The fact that there is no air conditioning in the shed is a bit scarier than the aliens/monsters on the screens themselves.

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^We get those conditions later in summer. For now, it's just hot and occasionally rainy.

^^Greetings from a city 2 hours south of the park!

 

Speaking of it getting hotter and more humid later this summer, good luck to those that get stacked in the station of hot days. Can't wait to experience that portion of it myself soon-ish! (let alone get to ride it again.)

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The high today there was what? 81? Y'all can't hang with the real south....lol

It was 96 where I live this afternoon with near calm winds and 80%+ humidity. Absolutely horrid.

 

43 and humid where I live.

 

Both of those temps sound like the south to me.

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Oh man, I wish customers offered to buy any new equipment that was starting to show age instead of just complaining about how "dirty" the business is. Thousands of people per day will make things dirty. It's (unfortunately) up to the business to maintain cleanliness.

 

Dirty and worn are two different things. If the outer layer of coating is worn off the padding it doesn't make it dirty. I would rather the park just wait until they decide to do a full repaint and refurbishment to replace the worn padding, especially since most people (me) don't care.

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I'm heading to King's Island for the first time this Thursday. As of now, it's looking like 60% chance of rain. That doesn't really bother me since it may help keep crowds away. What I'm wondering is what their policy is on running the rides and coasters in the rain? I may not get the chance to come back for quite some time, and I'm looking forward to being able to get on a new coaster in its debut season! Thanks in advance.

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I was at KI on Monday (Fast Lane Plus) and Tuesday (no FL), May 15 and 16:

Scorecard:

The Beast: 18x

Mystic Timbers: 6x

Racer: 1x

Woodstock Express: 1x

Diamondback: 4x

Adventure Express: 2x

Back Lot: 1x

Flight of Fear: 1x

Bat: 1x

Shake, Rattle, & Roll: 1x

Monster: 1x

Scrambler: 1x

 

The Beast was the star. I couldn't get enough of it. The warning signs around the station are so cool. I took 1 ride in a wheel seat -- only 1. I've never been much of a fan of helices on wooden coasters, but this time I loved the one on the Beast. One thing to note: If you have Fast Lane Plus, you don’t have to go all the way out the exit to get back in line. You go down the 3 switchbacks, turn left, and then you come to an intersection. Going right leads to the exit, but going left puts you back in the Fast Lane Plus line. One question: Does the chain on lift 1 speed up when the other train is on lift 2, or when it has cleared lift 2? Mystic Timbers was fun, and one of the things I like is that it's so different from any of the other wooden coasters. The theming is top-notch and really adds to the ride. Diamondback was as much fun as always. I’ve been back at home for almost a week, and I’m already looking forward to my next visit to KI. I think Cedar Fair has done a great job with the park.

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I'm heading to King's Island for the first time this Thursday. As of now, it's looking like 60% chance of rain. That doesn't really bother me since it may help keep crowds away. What I'm wondering is what their policy is on running the rides and coasters in the rain? I may not get the chance to come back for quite some time, and I'm looking forward to being able to get on a new coaster in its debut season! Thanks in advance.

 

As long as there's no thunder everything will be running at maximum capacity.

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I never thought I'd say this, but Mystic Timbers is my favorite ride in the park. It's so much fun. Its low to the ground for the majority of the ride, all the airtime hills, and the first drop. I also love how the lift hill is slow to start, speeds up, slows down when the speakers tell you not to go in the shed, and then the lift speeds up over the hill.

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I never thought I'd say this, but Mystic Timbers is my favorite ride in the park. It's so much fun. Its low to the ground for the majority of the ride, all the airtime hills, and the first drop.

 

When we were there we went back and forth from Diamondback to Mystic Timbers and I couldn't help but think the same thing. I don't know which one I like better, but it is dang close between the two. I can't stress how fun this little ride is.

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I was at KI on Monday (Fast Lane Plus) and Tuesday (no FL), May 15 and 16:

Scorecard:

The Beast: 18x

Mystic Timbers: 6x

Racer: 1x

Woodstock Express: 1x

Diamondback: 4x

Adventure Express: 2x

Back Lot: 1x

Flight of Fear: 1x

Bat: 1x

Shake, Rattle, & Roll: 1x

Monster: 1x

Scrambler: 1x

 

Sounds like a really great visit. One question though: no Banshee?

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I seem to be literally the only person that feels this way but I have found the first drop on Mystic Timbers to be very meh. I've ridden in almost every row and find it to be the only disappointing part of an otherwise very fun ride.

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^I know right?!?

 

I just meant that a lot of people seem to have really high praise for the drop but I have found it to be underwhelming.

 

I can see why you feel that way. Curved drops never really do much for me. I love the straight drop on GhostRider (yes, I know it's not an original GCI, but still). I'll pretty much take a straight wooden drop over any other claire curve on GCIs.

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One question: Does the chain on lift 1 speed up when the other train is on lift 2, or when it has cleared lift 2?

 

The chain on the first lift of The Beast speeds up after the train in front of you clears the second lift hill. The MCBR used to act as a block but the park realized a few years ago capacity is the same with it or without it so it now just acts as a trim.

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I seem to be literally the only person that feels this way but I have found the first drop on Mystic Timbers to be very meh.

 

Have you literally waited by the exit every operating day and literally surveyed each and every rider on their opinions of the first drop? No? Well then you literally can never be sure that you are literally the only person have found the first drop on Mystic Timbers to be very meh.

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Also, have you figuratively waited by the exit every operating day and figuratively surveyed each and every rider on their opinions of the first drop? No? Well then you figuratively can never be sure that you are figuratively the only person have found the first drop on Mystic Timbers to be very meh.

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