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Kings Island Photo TR (General Electric Day) 9-13-09


tuxedomask5432
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Hi all,

 

Please bear with me as this is my first photo TR and I took all the pictures with my Nokia 5310 Xpress Music phone.

 

I went to Cincinnati to visit my sister and her husband, but mostly to go to Kings Island for the first time ever. It was General Electric Day and the park was completely DEAD. I wasn't complaining about coaster marathoning, but my mom and sister sure got sick from it.

 

I rode Diamondback 5 times that day in 5 different seats. I felt like the middle gave the highest percentage of airtime overall, while the front had some really decent ejector. The back had an out of control feeling on the first drop and some floater air for the remainder.

 

As I've been anticipating riding The Beast since my childhood, my high hopes were somewhat dashed by the excessive use of trim breaks throughout the entire ride. Gone was that out of control feeling I saw on old videos, gone was any iota of airtime. The final helices were definitely the highlight of that ride. Anyway, onto the photos.

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Marquee! As you can see, the park was "sold out." Thanks for reading!

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Further conformation that Kings Island is preparing for the Christmas crowds.

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Goodbye park, and one of the two smoothest Vekomas I've been on. The other one is also at this park.

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Geez, you think that Kinzel would get a bigger head stone, seeing as he's finally landed a world class coaster at Carowinds.

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I saw the Carowinds version of this car pulling into the "Arowinds Tire and Lube" place the other day.

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Confirmation that Kings Island will be open for Christmas this year.

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Yup, Ohio residents hate Michigan this much.

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Plastic Junk

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Dora Crap

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Uh oh, King's Island is having a sale! I wonder what's inside.

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Darn, I just missed the sun.

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YAY, fountains at sunset.

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This ain't your mother's nursery.

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Freaky clowns and stuffed animals.

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Its the Eiffel Tower, sponsored by General Electric.

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Uh, watch out for this Bone Collector

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I like this Diamondback logo the most.

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Yup this was the entire wait for Diamondback. What on earth is that girl up front doing with her mouth?!?

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I guess that wont be necessary.

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This was my wait for Diamondback.

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This is reserved for Son of Beast next year.

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Oh no! Diamondback is exploding!

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YAY ARROW! The first drop on this ride was insane.

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Its Vortex, THROUGH THE BEAST!

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Yup, there's the ride op coming to talk to us.

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So The Beast had a safety cut out, and I was forced to sit on it for 10 minutes. Here's a lift chain nerd shot.

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YES, FINALLY. I've been waiting my whole life for this.

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What is this place, a used car dealership?

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Due to no lines, there were multiple re-rides without leaving the station. The gents behind me rode this 10 times in a row. Two times in a row was enough for me.

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YAY for Arrow!

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Shouldn't this thing be lit up?

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Further confirmation that Kings Island is Area 51.

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As if you were allowed to smoke before this point.

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This is where they are holding the engineers from RCCA.

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I love these signs. It just goes to show you how the American general public will try anything, if there is no sign telling you not to.

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YAY for indoor LIM launched coasters! This was my first one.

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How can they denote this area as its own "land" and not have it labeled as such on the park map.

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LONG lit tunnel, these ride ops were the slowest all day.

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The extensive menu from LT. Dan's Bar, where they served Beer, Wine, and LIQUOR??????

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As you can see, Kings Island really cares about the decor for their beer drinking, cigarette smoking patrons.

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YAY for BEER!

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For GE day, they were running this special. The funny part is, the price was only $5 during the morning.

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Apparently, Area 51 is now a ride called Delirium.

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I love drop towers, and this one was insanely tall!

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Yea, the Action Zone is full of it today.

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Just looking at this jumbled mess of twigs was thrilling enough for me.

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Cedar Fair has decided to rename Son of Beast, Club Blood, in honor of its unparalleled safety record.

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This is the "scenery" from the Railroad

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Diamondback from the K.I. Railroad

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Diamondback with a station wait must have been fun. I love the 3-4 weeks of pre-halloween events at parks. It's never crowded and the fall air is so "rich" hitting you at 80 mph. Good Times.

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