Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

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Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby thrillrider » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:32 pm

So this past weekend we decided to pop into Kentucky kingdom and kings island for a quick visit. Overall, we had a great time at both parks. Being that admission to Kentucky kingdom was only $30 for out of staters, it was the perfect time to visit the park. The crowds were not bad at all, and the weather was great. I'm excited to see the new coaster next year, but did not see a single shred of evidence yet.

Here are the pros and cons of our visit to Kentucky kingdom.

Pros...
1. This park is not a mega park, so its possible to just take your time and enjoy the day.
2. The park does not offer fast lane of any kind.
3. The park looked great, and was nicely landscaped.
4. Storm chaser and lightning run are 2 great coasters, and I could spend all day riding them over and over again.
5. The rides were all in great condition.

The cons...
1. I really hate to knock a parks staff, but the ride and food employees just didn't seem to care much. Not all, but most ride crews just seemed tired. The food service crews were slow and could care less.
2. Food....The food prices were crazy high at this park. It cost me nearly $20 for a bbq pork sandwich and a side of fries.
3. The parking lot. Could they make it anymore confusing?
4. I found that the placement of the waterpark to be very odd.
5. Why is this park not open in October? It seems like the perfect park to have a Halloween event at.

Here are some pictures of our visit to the park. I'll put up the kings island shots soon.
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Our first stop was this thing. I have to admit, this ride was great. Not sure why more parks don't have one. This is a great replacement for the enterprise.
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The roller skater coaster is a lot of fun.
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The park has a beautiful carousel.
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Old school
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The crown jewel of the park.
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My boys were not quite tall enough, but had fun with the test seat.
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A few shots of the ride.
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I wish people would use common sense. This sign is promitley displayed at every coasters entrance, yet I still almost got clocked in the head by a cell phone. Its idiots like this that ruin it for everyone else. At least I heard the phone hit the structure and break into pieces.
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Still a decent coaster, just wish they had another train.
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Station shot.
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Chocolate and blue ice cream swirl? Interesting.
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The motion theater
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The days offerings.
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Pre show area.
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We found penis rock!
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Our next encounter.
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I think of the movie when I see this.
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The restraints are a huge improvement from the otsr's. Too bad the ride shuffles violently.
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Giant wheel.
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Our final coaster of the park.
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Love this coaster!
Very underrated.
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I failed to get many good shots of this coaster.
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This park has an amazing drop tower.
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Interesting ride. It did not play music though.
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We left the park at around 7pm, and headed to kings island for some night rides. On our way there, we were flown over by a paraglider.
Kings island pictures coming up...
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:07 pm

Great report! I saw this just before I started working on my Kentucky Kingdom report.

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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:18 pm

Great report! Love Kentucky Kingdom, and you seem to have done everything!

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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby michaellynn4 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:55 pm

Glad that you had a good time! Makes me want to get to KK that much sooner. However...

thrillrider wrote:Pros...
2. The park does not offer fast lane of any kind.


...I don't get how this is a pro for the park.
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby grsupercity » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:41 am

Nice report so far. Kentucky Kingdom is one of my favorite parks out there. For some reason we have so much fun at this little park
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby cparkes92 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:19 am

For 2019, I need to do a KI/KK/HW trip
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby Diamondbacker27 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:24 am

Awesome TR! I'm glad you had a good time. I'm honestly not really sure why the park doesn't have a halloween event. I know that they did when Ed owned the park before and they put on Fright Fest when Six Flags owned the park. I would also love to see this park get later operating hours.
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby thrillrider » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:56 am

michaellynn4 wrote:Glad that you had a good time! Makes me want to get to KK that much sooner. However...

thrillrider wrote:Pros...
2. The park does not offer fast lane of any kind.


...I don't get how this is a pro for the park.


Because the lines flowed nicely, and and you didn't get stopped in line by groups cutting in front of you.
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby ratdogg68 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Nice report, they don't do a Halloween event because there are so many other Haunted Houses in this area, that's is just not feasible. All that would come is Season Pass holders and they don't spend much money.
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Re: Mini kings island and Kentucky kingdom photo trip report

Postby prozach626 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:06 pm

thrillrider wrote:you didn't get stopped in line by groups cutting in front of you.


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