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Priced as such haha. Kings Island sure doesn't! $32 + taxes and fees for Winterfest and for anyone that isn't a child the ride options are:

 

Mystic Timbers

Zephyr/Swings

Antique Cars

Bumper Cars

Shake Rattle and Roll

Oh yeah, Boo Blasters I guess

 

Ah, see Carowinds has the following (that aren't strictly child options) open:

Afterburn

Boo Blasters

Carolina Skytower

Copperhead Strike

Do-Si-Do

Electro-Spin

Mountain Gliders

Peanuts Pirates (adult ride to me lol)

Ricochet

Rock 'N' Roller

Scrambler

Screamweaver

Grand Carousel

Zephyr

 

Ok, KI may have a rides problem lol.

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Yeah it's a big miss. Being home for the holidays with all your friends and family from out of town.. such a big opportunity to draw in a bigger crowd with more attractions. All my brothers wanted was 1 ride on Diamondback or the Beast. And Banshee. And Adventure Express.

 

Can Adventure Express even vally?! Haha..

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If you're riding coasters, you're not spending money. I think the winter events are to attract a different clientele, as non-overlapping as possible, with lots of added charge activities, eating, drinking and shopping.

 

I've seen some people going to them don't seem to know the score. At KD, I saw a couple guys coming in around 7:00 Sunday wearing shorts, after coasters already closed for weather. Last year I shared a table at Panda Express with a family that was discussing whether to ride I305 or Volcano first. I told them they better get out of there and down to Rebel Yell if they wanted to ride any coaster at all that night.

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If you're riding coasters, you're not spending money. I think the winter events are to attract a different clientele, as non-overlapping as possible, with lots of added charge activities, eating, drinking and shopping.

 

I've seen some people going to them don't seem to know the score. At KD, I saw a couple guys coming in around 7:00 Sunday wearing shorts, after coasters already closed for weather. Last year I shared a table at Panda Express with a family that was discussing whether to ride I305 or Volcano first. I told them they better get out of there and down to Rebel Yell if they wanted to ride any coaster at all that night.

 

So true, I had to tell a couple that the Beast wasn't open because they couldn't find the 'new path to it' because the temporary trees were blocking the entrance haha.

 

I will credit KI will setting up a great area for local artisans to sell candles, brooms, wooden trinkets and other stuff that that appeals to that demographic.

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I hear the shifted demographic argument a lot “Winterfest isn’t about coasters!” but the last 3 days, Mystic posted at 90 minutes, 90 minutes again and 105 minutes yesterday.

 

The “demographic” wants to ride coasters.

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I encountered the same demand for coasters at KD when I was there for their Winterfest. Remember that CF has only been doing this for a few years now, give them time...I'm confident that more/better coasters will open year after year.

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Priced as such haha. Kings Island sure doesn't! $32 + taxes and fees for Winterfest

 

That's what I paid for Friday night Haunt and got all coasters. I definitely wouldn't pay that for just 1 coaster.

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At Kings Island, it's largely for maintenance. All of the trains for the big coasters are stripped down in the maintenance shops right now. You can't go and put a stripped-down axis on DIamondback and have people ride it, it would probably be fatal.

Flight of Fear could not run this year because the queue is all torn up right now in preparation for next year. I mean, I guess you can walk people through a construction zone, but lawsuits, etc.

Also, staffing.

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I dunno, it could be because it's the only coaster available so it would naturally have a lengthy line? It appears we would never know since I doubt they would open more coasters (which I think they should have at least 3, especially the one in the controlled environment).

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I dunno, it could be because it's the only coaster available so it would naturally have a lengthy line?

 

Right, because the demographic of the event seems to really want to ride coasters (despite the common response as to why they don't run them).

 

I think you're seeing what is happening and assuming it's what must happen.

 

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Here's a little TR from 12/26 with some more pictures.

 

Arrived a little before 5 and thankfully we got there at opening because we only waited 15 minutes for Mystic Timbers. By the time we got off the ride the queue was full and nearly overflowing and the staff were giving 2 hour estimates. My mom rode and had an okay time on it. She hadn't been on a coaster since Top Gun nearly gave her a heart attack when she rode with me in probably 2002ish

 

The artisan village around the Eiffel Tower was unexpected. How do I know they were artisan crafts? Well, one of the shop merchants yelled "We are local artisans selling artisnal crafts!!" at us when they overheard us discussing who would buy brooms or log fire grates from Kings Island.

 

The lit up Eiffel Tower is pretty mesmerizing and the park looked good, but there were some really dark spots in the park which made it hard not to bump into people/little kids at times. Without the rides lit up and stuff it was dark!

 

We skipped the tubing hill. It looked like an operational disaster.

Skipped Antiques. The queue was full and overflowing down to the arcade.

Skipped the train. The line was overflowing.

Skipped the bumper cars. We're not that easily entertained.

Waited a full queue for the Zephyr/swings, haha.

Luckily got on Shake Rattle and Roll before the queue filled up.

Waited 20 minutes in the SRL for Mystic Timbers.

 

This event is not for me and I'm not sure I'd suggest going if you have to pay with the same offering next year. I'll gladly go back when there are more attractions and there's no way my family would come back either unless there was more to do. Even my Mom wanted to ride the Viking Ship and Adventure Express, and she hates coasters!

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She held hear breath after the first drop, haha. But survived.

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So long pal.

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I'll miss seeing you but I'm ready for something new and better.

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New 2019 hotness!!

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New 2019 decoration hotness!!

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Sadly, we skipped because the lines were insane.

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Looked great, though.

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Probably 80% gold pass members and 100% of those pass holders seemed to have meal plans

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What's with no blue ice cream? Another reason why this event is not for me.

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Just catching up on this thread after being MIA for a while. I visited WinterFest four times this season and while it is a bummer that more rides aren't open, it was still a nice event. There were a lot more lights and pretty displays this year compared to last year. Still, I don't think we would have visited if we didn't have passes.

 

I have a lot of photos I haven't shared due to laziness but maybe in this boring Ohio offseason I will catch up on posting TRs and share them.

 

Also, this year I visited Kings Island more times than previous years with 17 total visits! It helps that I'm dating someone who visits the park allll the time. He went over 60 times this year!

 

Here's a pic from our visit on NYE. We didn't stay until midnight mainly because the rides closed at 10, it was really cold, and we wanted to go to Fountain Square to ring in the new year. Here's our last coaster ride of 2019.4def367a-c671-459e-b5a1-5d4d72906dee.thumb.jpg.4a62d446f55037fa59eff221a2d3bd67.jpg

Last ride of the decade for us!

Cheers to even more KI trips and coaster trips in the Screamin' 20s!
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This might be the first time a hockey team has ever done a theme night for a roller coaster.

 

If you're a fan of The Beast, you won't want to miss this night! The @CincyCyclones become the Cincinnati Beasts for their game on Feb. 28 in honor of the iconic wooden roller coaster and will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.

 

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