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Those are some bizarre-looking restraints on T3... glad to hear that they improve the experience though!

 

They look weird, especially the fighter pilot-esque green restraint release buttons, but they made the ride so much better. I was able to ride it 4 times in a row without a headache. It's shaky, but at least the rapid directional changes can be enjoyed instead of beating you to a pulp.

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No wonder why you thought that Storm Chaser was so nuts; you guys had the blue train. The wheel configuration that the blue train has makes it MUCH faster; I was there a couple weeks ago and they only ran the purple train, and tested the blue train after the park closed because the maintenance guys said earlier in the day that it was going so fast it was tripping the E-stop. It was still *REALLY* good in the purple train and definitely was not anything close to what I would call slow, but IMO one of the weaker RMC's. (To be a bit more specific on that, I'd rank it in order of increasing intensity as Lightning Run before the bunny hops --> Storm Chaser --> Lightning Run's finale.)

 

Do you think that they actually listened to your ride suggestions?

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It's amazing how much this park has improved since the Six Flags days - what a turnaround! Looking forward to visiting in 2017.

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Starting our visit to at Kings Island off awesome with rides on Banshee! Love this coaster!!!

 

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Wow! Been a great morning filming at Kings Island! Work is done... Now time to have FUN!!!

 

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You know what's a great way to wake up in the morning? Riding Diamondback at Kings Island!

 

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I have not been the biggest fan of newer B&Ms but I absolutely *LOVE* Banshee!

 

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So at Kings Island is doing "Christmas in July" today and they legit have Christmas trees up and music playing! lol

 

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Always nice to see some love given to an Arrow suspended coaster! The Bat.

 

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My #RetroGaming friends should appreciate this display at Kings Island!

 

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Getting some great "behind the scenes" pics of The Beast.

 

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Soaking wet faces at Kings Island.

 

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No "Christmas in July" would be complete without Santa Claus! Did you know he spends his summer at Kings Island.

 

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When it's busy at Kings Island they put on the super long train on Banshee!

 

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What's your favorite inversion on Vortex at Kings Island? The loops, the corkscrews or the batwing?

 

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The Racer at Kings Island is an absolute CLASSIC! Are you "Team Red" or "Team Blue?"

 

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Tower photo... And reverse tower photo!

 

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Some of the awesome coaster views you can get from the top of the tower!

 

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From the tower you can get an idea of where at Kings Island's new Mystic Timbers is going to go next year.

 

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More awesome views from the tower!

 

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Son of Beast shrine over by Banshee at Kings Island - Do you miss this coaster? Yes/No?

 

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Visiting from out of town, have limited time at Kings Island, or just hate lines we highly recommend FastLanePlus!

 

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A couple of awesome Diamondback pics from Hanno during our visit to at Kings Island today!

 

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Love that at Kings Island has #Pokemon themed games! I love Squirtle. What's your favorite #PokemonGo character?

 

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Just a few photos by Hanno of The Beast!

 

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Dear theme parks around the world. Build one of these like at Kings Island. If you already have one, build another!

 

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Sun is setting at Kings Island ... So you know that Beast night rides are happening soon!

 

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Night rides on The Beast are always awesome!

 

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Front seat view of The Beast! Who wishes they could be riding right now?

 

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We did! We had an AWESOME day at Kings Island! Looking forward to our next visit!

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What a great trip! How does one get lucky enough to join you guys on a day like this.

This trip is what I like to call our "extended family" - a small group of people whom we've known most of them for around 10 years. We don't travel in "open" groups at the moment, only close friends and family, sorry.

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What a great trip! How does one get lucky enough to join you guys on a day like this.

This trip is what I like to call our "extended family" - a small group of people whom we've known most of them for around 10 years. We don't travel in "open" groups at the moment, only close friends and family, sorry.

And if someone from the TPR site sees you and wants to walk up and say "hi"?

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Awesome photo updates from your U.S. trip. It's also pretty cool to hear you guys enjoyed KK so much, even T3! Storm Chaser started out kind of sluggish when it first opened, but now it FLIES through the course! You guys even got to use the faster train, too!

 

Side note, I can totally understand your want to do park trips casually with folks you know rather than leading public tours to parks. Less having to keep up with multiple heads, and more about simply enjoying the parks for yourselves.

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Glad to see you ride all these coasters, I was at Kentucky Kingdom 2 weeks ago and they Storm Chaser's blue train in the transfer station before I got on the first time, but I still enjoyed Storm Chaser a lot regardless. T3 wasn't awful, it was rather mediocre because it was still pretty rattly, but the paint looks really good since they repainted it a while back. Lightning Run was a lot of fun and a great first coaster of the day since it's close to the entrance.

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Great photos and report! This is making me even more excited to make Kings Island my new home park in a couple weeks. I look forward to hopefully visiting Kentucky Kingdom too, it's very exciting that you liked Storm Chaser so much.

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We have just made it to @CedarPoint! Spending the next couple of days at America's roller coast!

 

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One of my favorite sights in the world! The @CedarPoint skyline crossing the causeway!

 

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Love being back @CedarPoint!

 

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15 minutes for Raptor??? We picked a very good day to visit @cedarpoint!

 

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Starting our day @cedarpoint on Blue Streak! Why? Because it's a classic and it's awesome!

 

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A few things have changed here @cedarpoint since our last visit! Looking forward to all the new stuff!

 

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Just got off Millennium Force @cedarpoint! What an awesome ride!

 

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The @CedarPoint mine ride! Another oldie but goodie!

 

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Just did the VR test on Iron Dragon @CedarPoint! It was great! Really added some extra fun to an older ride!

 

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The Iron Dragon VR test is being done @cedarpoint in the evening. Sign up and get a return time. It's really fun!

 

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Dinner @FamousDaves located in the marina next to @cedarpoint! Favorite place at the "Point" for dinner!

 

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Just took my first ride on #Valravn @cedarpoint! Great ride! Nice to see a B&M Dive coaster at this park!

 

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Night time @CedarPoint is just beautiful! And night rides are AWESOME!!!

 

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What's better than ending your night @CedarPoint on Millennium Force? An MF ride during fireworks! Kick ass!!!

 

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Always awesome running into TPR fans working @cedarpoint! We love you guys!!! You help make the park amazing!

 

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Good night @CedarPoint! See you again tomorrow!

 

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Good morning @cedarpoint! Starting our hotel early entry time on #Valravn!

 

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Kristen just rode her first Dive Coaster @cedarpoint! She freakin *LOVED* #Valravn!

 

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Another first for Kristen @cedarpoint! She said Maverick is now her #1 steel coaster! Smart girl!

 

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Kristen is loving all the "big" @cedarpoint coasters now that she's 52"!

 

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Which of the four Intamin coasters @CedarPoint is your favorite?

 

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Taking a ride on Gatekeeper! Gotta love keyholing over the entrance of @CedarPoint!

 

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It's not a visit to @CedarPoint without a visit to @TGIFridays!

 

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We paid our final respects to Mean Streak @CedarPoint and it's awesome crew! Ride closes forever on Sept 16th!

 

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I took my final ride on Mean Streak!

 

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The many faces of Mean Streak! lol (Photos by Hanno)

 

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Just took a ride on Rougarou @cedarpoint! Now THIS is how you "plus" a ride! Huge improvement over Mantis!

 

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How many of our followers love to "kick some sky" on Raptor @CedarPoint?

 

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More TPR fans working at Gemini @cedarpoint! We love you guys! And your ride is awesome, too!

 

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It's always "dinner & a show" at Tomo Hibachi @cedarpoint! (Located inside Hotel Breakers)

 

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Who thinks this is what @cedarpoint should do to Mean Streak?

 

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Beautiful sunset @cedarpoint tonight!

 

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Maverick night rides! Insane! Absolutely better than "normal sex!"

 

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Closed out 2 days @cedarpoint with a night ride on Maverick riding with @coasterkyle! What a great end to our visit!

 

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TPR fully approves of the @CedarPoint announcement yesterday! Mean Streak closes forever on September 16th!

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Hmmm.

 

Maybe by next year's Coastermania!, there will be ____________________ in Mean Streak's place, perhaps that soon?

 

#hereshoping

 

Awesome report on Cedar Point, Robb! I really really REALLY want to get over there, next year or a bit later on.

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As a former Mantis ride op, I'm still sad to see my baby turned into a floorless, but I totally get why they did it and Rougarou was running incredibly smooth the last time I rode it. CP is really looking nice after the past few seasons of upgrades.

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Looks like a great time on the lake! How does Valravn compare to other Dive Machines?

To be honest I feel the Dive Machines all feel very similar, but that's not a bad thing because I really like this style of ride so that means Valravn gets a big thumbs up from me!

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