thrillrider Posted May 7, 2012 Share Posted May 7, 2012 This weekend we were able to get our first coaster rides of 2012. The park....Kings Island. The park looked really nice, and the crowds were heavy. Even with the crazy crowds, we were able to get all of the coasters and a few other things done. We were in the park for half a day on sat, and a few hours on sunday. We were also lucky enough to be part of the new travel channel show that will air in june. On our way home sunday, we stopped by the air force museum as well. Enjoy the pictures. Before we hit the park, we must consume some skyline chili. I love this stuff. Skyline chili was located right next to the beach waterpark that is now closed. Not sure if these are the slides from the park being dismantled ? Never been there, but I hear it was a nice park. Enough of that, and onto kings island. As soon as we pulled in, we noticed that the parking lot was nearly full, and there were about 120 busses. The season pass line was long, but moved fast. Invertigo was sporting a new paint job. The fist change that I noticed, was that the security check was now gone. The 40'th logo. Drop tower and windseeker were both not working today. In case you forgot where we are. Kings island is a beautiful park. Is this the real tower? New park maps. First coaster of the year. The line was very long. The sign said 90 min, but the line was actualy just under an hour. The beast is running great this year. It has lots of new wood. Having fun while in line. Vortex Vortex also had a long line. They were filming for a new show today. If you did not want to be filmed, you had to leave. Anybody remember the bat? They were filming while we were on the ride. The new station set up was weird. The front part of the station was for fast passes only. There was someone there checking fast passes. It looks as if they keep count of them on paper. Some kind of weird camera mount was being set up. New lockers near the exit of the coaster. Sorry about the blurry picture, but the glare was really bad. Garbage can the ride, was closed. Windseeker looked like it would not be open for a while. The dino 3-D film was free. A garbasourus With my glasses in hand, I headed inside. The motion seats are now gone. They have benches that you sit on now. No motion at all. As you can see, the upcharge dino attraction was very popular. Guest were just lined up to......err....nevermind. Noted. Inside the dino gift shop, they had all kinds of great gifts to give friends and family. Like these mating dinos. Dino poop...The book And the all so popular keychains. You can even have a birthday party here. Kinda like chucky cheese, but with dinosours. Swing ride The monster, was one of the rides brought over from coney island in Cinncinnati. A few changes over at the racer. Instead of two lines(one for each side), they only have one now. As you can see, it's one big station now. Outer hanks is now mexican food. Boo blasters Your ride vehicle No trip to kings island is complete without a blue ice cream. The water ride was in full effect today. Ummmm....... 2 Days into the season, and the net under diamondback has captured all kinds of things. They went to drastic steps to hide the crypt. Stunt coaster Back over at the beast, we were part of the travel channel shoot. This is where you get your ride phot More pictures soon.....stay tuned. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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