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I searched the thread to see if anyone asked this before but I couldn't find anything. I'm planning a trip coming up and looking to get fast lane plus passes, now my question is Cedar Point has this listed on their website for platinum pass holders "Upgrade to Fast Lane Plus when you buy Fast Lane (in-park only)" Does anyone know if this is offered at Kings Island as well or is it only a Cedar Point thing?

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I get people are paying a premium to wait in shorter lines, but they should limit the number of FL per load cycle to something around 1/4 to 1/3 the total added to the station from the queue. I've seen them add half a train to the station from the FL lines, which effectively would "double" the wait for the queue.

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^I know the ratio that ride ops are told to use at Valleyfair for Fast lane is 5 FL:1 standby queue. So theoretically, it could be 5 billion fast lane to 1 billion members of the standby.

That seems backwards....

I agree. Under that ratio, if a ride has a capacity of 36, then 30 of those would be Fast Lane and 6 standby.

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^I know the ratio that ride ops are told to use at Valleyfair for Fast lane is 5 FL:1 standby queue. So theoretically, it could be 5 billion fast lane to 1 billion members of the standby.

That seems backwards....

I agree. Under that ratio, if a ride has a capacity of 36, then 30 of those would be Fast Lane and 6 standby.

I don't disagree, but when people are paying $60 a head in addition to admission and anything else they might purchase, we want/need to keep the paying customers happy, and with the other people in line seeing all the fast lane breezing past, there's a number of people that have then asked me where the nearest place to acquire one is.

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Anyone gonna be at Kings Island Wednesday? Possibly wanna meet up and hang out? I am heading up for the whole day Wednesday and part of the day Thursday. I have been to several parks by myself but it is definitely better to have someone to hang out with haha.

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Just wondering about a few things...going to Kings Island on Friday for the day. Instead of getting a souvenir bottle that we have to carry around, I saw on the website that you can get a paper cup that you don't carry for the day...how do you buy that? Also Beast night rides, since the park is open until 10 that night, when is a good time to get in line for a night ride?

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I get people are paying a premium to wait in shorter lines, but they should limit the number of FL per load cycle to something around 1/4 to 1/3 the total added to the station from the queue. I've seen them add half a train to the station from the FL lines, which effectively would "double" the wait for the queue.

It is only for season pass holders only apparently. In other words, its not been busy at all. The only longer waits have been Diamondback and Mystic Timbers which was 30 minutes according to the app. I'm not an actual enthusiast but MT was fun. My husband had to ride the old Scooby Doo ride and it had a wait. Whoever said guns were broken were right. Our blasters was junk and didn't work the greatest. Still here and since someone said they had flying eagles we had to find it so in line for it.

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I get people are paying a premium to wait in shorter lines, but they should limit the number of FL per load cycle to something around 1/4 to 1/3 the total added to the station from the queue. I've seen them add half a train to the station from the FL lines, which effectively would "double" the wait for the queue.

It is only for season pass holders only apparently. In other words, its not been busy at all. The only longer waits have been Diamondback and Mystic Timbers which was 30 minutes according to the app. I'm not an actual enthusiast but MT was fun. My husband had to ride the old Scooby Doo ride and it had a wait. Whoever said guns were broken were right. Our blasters was junk and didn't work the greatest. Still here and since someone said they had flying eagles we had to find it so in line for it.

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I visited the park yesterday evening and we were pleased to find it not too busy. Mystic (and probably FoF) had the longest lines, about 30-40 min, Banshee and others were 5 minute waits, at most. We still LOVE Mystic more at night and of course... Beast at night!

 

I had a few questions pop into my head though.

 

First, I thought I remembered management at Coasterstock mentioning there would be mazes going away and new mazes added this year. However, it looks like this website just lists the same ones from last year. I'm not sure if this is in the incorrect site or if they haven't announced the mazes for Haunt yet, although I saw someone mentioned Cedar Point did. If they haven't, does anyone know when they usually announce these things? Being there yesterday made me very excited for Haunt.

 

 

Second, we'll find out in 4 days anyway, but any chances we see a new ride next year?

 

 

Third, we were discussing the shed and the songs in the shed, and we agreed that three of the songs were "Maneater," "Total Eclipse of the Heart," and "Cars." From Googling we jogged my memory that the 4th song we've heard is "Can't Take My Eyes off of You." However, this was the version people linked on another site, but it doesn't seem correct from what we remembered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuvPvUmEzoE

Does anyone know what version exactly they play in the shed or at least what portion of the song is played?

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^^ At Coasterstock it was announced one haunted house would be closing which is why the list looks so similar. The house that is missing is Sorority House which is located in the back of the attitudes building.

 

There is a rumor attitudes, Coney Potato Works, and the Coney Confections buildings will be torn down to make room for the 2018 construction. At this point Screamscape is reporting return of the antique cars, and I have also seen reports of a smokehouse similar to what was built in the water park. Both of which actually seem likely to me.

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Went to Kings Island yesterday and had a blast especially since it wasn't that busy. I figured it'd be crazy but maybe kids were back in school. Longest wait I had was for Mystic Timbers, which I understand with it being new. In line for another ride the people in front of me were complaining about Vortex. I finally rode Banshee yesterday but couldn't get my hubby to ride. I didn't ride Beast as it gave me a headache as well as a beating years ago when I rode it He's never ridden a coaster and I couldn't even get him to ride stunt coaster. If anybody here has a good idea to help him get over his fear, let me know. I have a fear of heights myself, but if I'm strapped in I'm good to go on about anything.

 

Apparently new additions has interested my husband. He kept saying on way home he hopes it's a good flat or waterpark ride. I kind of hope we can get a water coaster but it needs to be good like Holiday World's. Flat ride wise I wonder if they can add a tilt a whirl or something else that can spin.

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The end of Diamondback on our way back to Mystic Timbers.

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Eiffel Tower...i've went up this several times within the last 3-4 years so we didn't make a trip up there.

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Mystic Timbers...fun new ride. I didn't realize how close it was to other rides when on it.of course it had the longest wait being brand new.

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Poor SOB. I never got to ride it but from what I've read, I didn't miss anything.

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Hubby wouldn't ride but I finally got a ride as it wasn't that long of a wait.

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^ I really like that photo of the first drop of MT - thanks for sharing.

 

The only thing that you missed out by not riding SoB is a chiropractor bill that your insurance wouldn't cover. It literally was the most painful, horrible coaster that I have ever ridden in my entire life. I am soooo glad that Banshee took it's place!

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