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P. 829: Adventure Port themed area announced for 2023!

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Reporting in from the park, today has been a major success. We arrived at the park at opening and had all the roller coasters done before 4:00. Plenty of re-rides later, tragedy struck my left hand on the beast, but I am ok. They rebuilt me in medical, and I'm gonna get my night ride (hands down).

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2 hours ago, southpuddle said:

Oh dear 😬 where on the ride did you hit it?

In the tunnel after the second lift hill, about a quarter of the way through. Slight injury, nothing major. It probably didn't help that I am tall/lanky. Also, night ride on the beast was the best!!! We had a blast, and the park lived up to the hype.

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11 hours ago, The username said:

In the tunnel after the second lift hill, about a quarter of the way through. Slight injury, nothing major. It probably didn't help that I am tall/lanky. Also, night ride on the beast was the best!!! We had a blast, and the park lived up to the hype.

This is part of the reason I stopped putting my arms up on coasters.  In that same spot years ago, I just slightly nicked my fingertips, but it sure stung.  The other reason is that I realized it's just unnecessary work to hold your arms up during the ride.  It also causes unnecessary drag and slows the ride down (Just kidding! While it definitely does create drag it's likely negligible).

I have nothing against arms up, though.  If that's how people like to ride they have every right do it.

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The days of carelessly putting my hands up on coasters ended in 2020 with rotator cuff repair surgery from a sports related injury. Unless it's something like a B&M floater, I keep my hands down. It doesn't change the enjoyment for me.

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On 8/14/2022 at 3:47 PM, AmyUD06 said:

Like @tndanksaid, no discount for Platinum Pass on FL at Kings Island; that's only at Cedar Point.

The bring-a-friend tickets are limited to 6 per visit.

seems like a great deal that a season pass holder can bring 6 friends for such a low price as many times as one would like a year. I'm not complaining though, I'm definitely gonna make use of it later this week.

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I think I’ve finally convinced my husband to go to KI with me (he hates coasters), but his stipulation is turkey legs. Yknow, like the big giant ones you get at renaissance festivals.

 

I know the park has them around winterfest, but are they a year round thing? We’re looking at going as soon as next weekend if they do because he’s that dedicated to this task, plus I’ve not been since Firehawk’s last year. Any pointers in the right area even if not in the park but nearby would be appreciated!

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Best inquiry ever into the park! You bribed your husband with turkey legs! 🤣 I'm sure they go well with a cold beer.

At Six Flags Saint Louis, the turkey legs are so good they're worth fighting for.

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I had a great day dodging storms at KI today. Outside of the beer and food options for the 50th anny, I didn't really feel like there was this huge celebration going on.

The park has a massive dead space from Orion to Beast; Antique Cars is the only attraction of note there and its nostalgia is wearing off tbh. There's nothing to do. No, no one is spending $ on the big games from the 70s still standing there taking up most of the space in the area.

Beast is SMOOTH! No I don't believe any trims are different but the way they bumped up the entry intro the first curved tunnel perhaps that zaps the speed to the 2nd lift. Definitely not as aggressive but love the 2nd lift and helix, still legit. 

I am willing to pick row 18/back row over front row Beast which would usually be unheard of. Great work on Beast and I'll bet 100 bucks this coaster goes on for hundreds of years to come. They'll just keep it going. Beast for life. 💖

Orion front row is the spot! Relentless. 

Mystic Timbers tried to take off my shirt every ride lol but god the operations were slow. Getting stacked outside of the shed in the rain is not fun ha!

 

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2 hours ago, PKI Jizzman said:

I had a great day dodging storms at KI today. Outside of the beer and food options for the 50th anny, I didn't really feel like there was this huge celebration going on.

The park has a massive dead space from Orion to Beast; Antique Cars is the only attraction of note there and its nostalgia is wearing off tbh. There's nothing to do. No, no one is spending $ on the big games from the 70s still standing there taking up most of the space in the area.

Mystic Timbers tried to take off my shirt every ride lol but god the operations were bad.

 

Most of the 50th stuff is kinda easy to miss - the history in Tower Gardens, the art on display in one of the stores, the once-a-day-and-now-it's-over(?) parade, the nightly fireworks/drone show.

Um...Shake Rattle and Roll (their Troika) is awesome, and you forgot about Backlot.  Or maybe you didn't, you did say "attraction of note" LOL.

As for Mystic trying to lift your shirt over your head, I thought I was the only one it does that to!

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14 hours ago, PKI Jizzman said:

I had a great day dodging storms at KI today. Outside of the beer and food options for the 50th anny, I didn't really feel like there was this huge celebration going on.

 

The biggest piece of the 50th were the (really great!) shows, and unfortunately they almost all ended on either August 14 or 21. The only one left is Fun, Fireworks, and Fifty which only runs during 10 p.m. closes.

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3 minutes ago, RideThroughTime said:

The biggest piece of the 50th were the (really great!) shows, and unfortunately they almost all ended on either August 14 or 21. The only one left is Fun, Fireworks, and Fifty which only runs during 10 p.m. closes.

I did follow some reviews about the shows/Phantom Theater, looked like a nice compliment to the ride and the park. I wasn't able to stay into the evening so I didn't get to see the fireworks show, but I did watch the official video when I got home! Looked really nice! 

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1 hour ago, PKI Jizzman said:

Also Disney Ducks < Beastly Woodchuck 😅

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Ha there is a huge groundhog, to me, (woodchuck to you) colony around Screaming Eagle at SFSTL too. I too often get partially undressed by Mystic Timbers and a few other coasters. Iron Gwazi is the worst for that in recent memory.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Family and I have been considering for a while trying out Camp Cedar with an RV. We may end up doing it some time before the end of the year, most likely during Haunt, but Winterfest is also an option of course. Has anyone here ever stayed there? Any takeaways, likes/dislikes, or things we should consider before going?

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Never realized how much nostalgic value KI had to me until I confirmed my trip there this sunday… 😅

My brother and I have FL+, husband hates coasters so he’s just either holding phones or drinking beers (which, of course we’ll join at some point!) but, I’ve not been to the park since probably 2018 so I’m not too sure what to expect as far as changes to what’s best to hit first, etc. Also fingers crossed Wishbone Grill is open… see above 🫠 TIA!

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3 hours ago, kahill04 said:

Never realized how much nostalgic value KI had to me until I confirmed my trip there this sunday… 😅

My brother and I have FL+, husband hates coasters so he’s just either holding phones or drinking beers (which, of course we’ll join at some point!) but, I’ve not been to the park since probably 2018 so I’m not too sure what to expect as far as changes to what’s best to hit first, etc. Also fingers crossed Wishbone Grill is open… see above 🫠 TIA!

With FL+, you can kinda do whatever you want in any order.  But if you have interest in Bat or Woodstock Express, I'd hit those early since neither is on FL.

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I'll be visiting the park this weekend Friday, Saturday, and the first couple hours Sunday for the first time. I have FL+ Friday only. With this being the opening weekend of Haunt, how early should I line up to park? Any row recommendations on Adventure Express, junior wooden, and Vekoma Hang n Bangs?

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