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I took this picture of Kings Island on Sunday. Not sure I've ever seen anyone attempt this view before, 'cause it's quite the distance.

 

That's a neat perspective.

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I took this picture of Kings Island on Sunday. Not sure I've ever seen anyone attempt this view before, 'cause it's quite the distance.

 

Dang!! Nice going! Quite impressive to get that view from Downtown Cincinnati

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Tomb Raider: The Ride is one of my obsessions even though I never went on it or (thankfully) The Crypt. But wow, other than the show building this ride had Universal level theming. As much as I adore Diamondback and Mystic Timbers, I wish Cedar Fair could have just bought the licensing rights to keep Tomb Raider (which would have paid off since that IP was in a huge decline in 2007, but has just recently resurged in popularity). Anyway, here's a great article about it that the Defunctland video is based off:

 

BhemeBarkBourist.com/features/20160207/31467/tomb-raider-how-one-americas-best-ever-themed-rides-was-buried-good

 

Edit: I guess this is a site that we can't link to on here lol sorry Robb

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I remember reading in this thread about a hotel to avoid in the Kings Island area. I'm looking to book a hotel for 3 nights in May, and would like to avoid the dumpster fire if possible.

 

Any suggestions on good hotels at reasonable prices in the area would be appreciated.

 

Just avoid super 8 at all costs and you should be ok.

 

I (once again) will voice dissent with this commonly held opinion/statement, as I stayed in that Super 8 near Kings Island just last year, with my three kids, for two nights, and it was a fantastic experience, for the money. The kids loved it there, especially the nice Continental Breakfast, and the pool, and I liked the cheap cost, and the free shuttle to KI that saved me the cost of parking! I would gladly stay there again while going to KI, and assuming the price was cheap, and I feel like whatever issues it may have had before that led to its bad reputation, I saw none of that when I was there, less than a year ago. I would actually recommend the hotel, especially to anybody with kids. And as a parent, that is not a recommendation that comes lightly.

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^ I will say that the last time I stayed there was like 2 years ago, so I can definitely see where it could have changed. I'm just going off my experiences which were far less enjoyable than what you described.

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That super 8 was the nastiest hotel we have ever stayed in. Roaches,stained carpet, stained bed sheets, hair on bed and in the tub, water leak, dirty toilet, run down conditions, and extremely rude staff.

 

I'll try and find the pictures if I still have them, if not they may be in this thread a few years back.

 

Found them here.....

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70330

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Sounds weird, but you could book a room at the Great Wolf Lodge for 30% off if you order within about a week and your trip is before May 25... 80 Dollars for a Night and a water park sounds pretty sweet (at least for me )

https://www.greatwolf.com/mason/deals/spring-getaway?ctcampaign=7071&ctkwd=great%20wolf%20lodge%20ohio&ctmatch=e&ctcreative=255105324673&ctadpos=1t1&ctplacement=&ctlocid=9017217&cttrgtid=kwd-3538191241&ctfeedid=&ctnwk=g&ctdevice=c&ctadgroup=46940863850&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgcq6lb7b2QIVCLnACh0tGQ-QEAAYASAAEgLptvD_BwE

 

EDIT: I did more research on that... It's not 80 Dollars... More like 300. Oops.

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Anyone have any experience at Wyndham Microtel on Beach Blvd? I booked my room there for my June trip.

 

I'm staying there for coasterstock as I'm 18 and that's the only place that will accept 18 year olds at check in. I've heard from a friend that's it's a clean, no frills hotel.

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Is that the location between the waffle house and skyline chili?

 

If so, it's average. The room was clean, but no elevator and the breakfast wasn't much more than cereal and toast.

 

I find that if you book a room at a hotel about 20 min from the park, you get better rates and better rooms. We have been staying at the red roof inn a few miles from the park. Nice clean rooms, good rates, and a decent breakfast.

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That super 8 was the nastiest hotel we have ever stayed in. Roaches,stained carpet, stained bed sheets, hair on bed and in the tub, water leak, dirty toilet, run down conditions, and extremely rude staff.

 

I'll try and find the pictures if I still have them, if not they may be in this thread a few years back.

 

Found them here.....

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70330

 

And it was your trip report that made sure I didn't reserve the Super 8 for my first trip this June...lol

We ended up booking the Microtel for 2 nights with a total of $125 including tax (Thursday & Fri night) on a brand special.

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That super 8 was the nastiest hotel we have ever stayed in. Roaches,stained carpet, stained bed sheets, hair on bed and in the tub, water leak, dirty toilet, run down conditions, and extremely rude staff.

 

I'll try and find the pictures if I still have them, if not they may be in this thread a few years back.

 

Found them here.....

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70330

 

Again, years ago... It was nothing like that just this past year! Hotels deserve forgiveness too! Especially when they're as cheap, and offer as many amenities as this one does!

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Yeah no, If I stay in a hotel and have an absolutely horrible experience I am not going back. You can go have fun staying at this hotel and Rodeway Inn north in Sandusky lol.

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I've stayed at that Super 8 and can confirm that it's horrible.

 

As for Florence, it's a great place to stay with a ton of options. We really like the Quality Inn there and it's very reasonable. It's a bit far from the park but if you're combining KI and Kentucky Kingdom or Coney Island it's a good option. They have tons of hotels and restaurants.

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I live nearby so next time you guys come through and are looking for food suggestions or anything reach out.

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That super 8 was the nastiest hotel we have ever stayed in. Roaches,stained carpet, stained bed sheets, hair on bed and in the tub, water leak, dirty toilet, run down conditions, and extremely rude staff.

 

I'll try and find the pictures if I still have them, if not they may be in this thread a few years back.

 

Found them here.....

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70330

 

Again, years ago... It was nothing like that just this past year! Hotels deserve forgiveness too! Especially when they're as cheap, and offer as many amenities as this one does!

 

 

same here, I have stayed at that super 8 probably 8-10 times since 2015 and never had any issue with bugs or dirt. sure the pictures don't lie, but its just a cheap no frills hotel. can definitely do better if you want to spend more.

 

the hotel I WOULD not recommend, is the Microtel. The walls are paper thin and I"ve heard hookers having sex multiple times lol. Even when not kept up late by raunchy sex, the families with kids would wake me up early morning. (i knew they were hookers because you could hear the knocks on their doors follow by sex). walls so thin never again!

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^ Yeah, I'm not a fan of some of these newer hotels and their paper-thin walls either where you can easily overhear everything that is going on in the rooms on either side of you.

 

And waking up hearing someone having wild, passionate sex in the room next to you at 3 in the morning is a bit uncomfortable.

 

Hookers near Kings Island though...I wouldn't have thunk it.

 

We have stayed at the Hampton Inn (same one as TPR during Banshee Bash) and I can vouch that it's good. There is also one an exit or two towards Cincinnati that the name escapes me. All I know is that it was walk-able to Carrabba's and that was all that mattered.

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^ Hamptons are always good. I've stayed at a number of them (though not specifically the one you mentioned) and I have never, not once, had a bad stay at any of them. They're a bit pricier than other hotels in the same class, but worth it.

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I've stayed in that Super 8 2 times and no more. Now we just stay at the Microtel or Baymont over by The Beach Waterpark. Kings Island has so much land, seems like they would be a good candidate next to get an onsite hotel like Carowinds and Canada's Wonderland are getting.

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