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Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:12 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
This has been a long long time coming but I just hadn't done it. This will be my master thread of trip reports. If you're lucky, I might even dig back to find previous TRs and provide links on here for a lot of them going back and back. If you're really, really lucky, I might write TRs for big trips I did in the past but never got around making TRs for.

Stay tuned for KI Haunt opening night TR!

Thread archive:

Kings Island:
Pass Preview / Opening Day, 2019
Haunt 2018
Winterfest 2017

Cedar Point:
Steel Vengeance First Rider Benefit
Halloweekends 2017

Kentucky Kingdom
2019 Halloscream
2017 Keys to the Kingdom (King Louie's Winter Walkthrough)

Six Flags Great America
Fright Fest 2019

Strickers Grove
Labor Day 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood
Horror Nights 2015

Knott's
Scary Farm 2015

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:02 pm
by RAWKIN_coaster38
Friday night was the first night of Kings Island Haunt!

I arrived just in time for the opening ceremony and met up with a fellow coaster enthusiast. He's fairly new to the coaster enthusiast game and has gotten involved with a different YouTube coaster community, but maybe I'll be able to convince him to leave the dark side and come to the light side known as TPR. Or is it the other way around? :Pr

It was pretty busy for a long time on Friday, and we were both pretty tired from work and took our time going around the park, so I didn't get to do as much as I would have wanted. Still, we had a good time and were able to ride Timbers, Banshee, and Beast at night as well as doing the Field of Screams, Blackout, Wolf Pack, Backwoods Bayou, Kill Mart, and C.H.A.O.S. mazes and see Haunted Homecoming. We waited for Urgent Scare but something must have happened because the line stopped moving and we ended up bailing.

The scariest sights I saw all night were two skunks roaming around the park, including one that was chilling uncomfortably close to the Urgent Scare maze queue. Maybe that had something to do with it having a delay?

Overall, Haunt was a ton of fun (as usual) and I can't wait to go back!

On to some photos

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:51 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report!

I thought the amount of wasps at Six Flags New England was bad a few weekends ago, but having skunks roaming a park is far more terrifying.

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:30 pm
by RaceBoarder
Stinky Kitty > Stinky Enthusiasts :lmao:

KI seems to have their act together for Haunt. I need to get down there at some point. :oops:

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:37 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great Thread Title! And I look forward to checking up, several of your past TRs. I know others have done this too, but yours is (I'd say) The Most Recent One, to get into. :smile: And it also makes me think about maybe doing the same, for all my travel threads. Bunching them together in one where-to-find thread. A Personal TR Library of a kind, hmmm? Works for me!

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:03 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Sexy women AND science??? It doesn't get better than that!

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:54 pm
by DILinator
Awesome TR, RAWKIN! Definitely brings back good memories of... Well, the last three years of being there with you! :lol:

It certainly seems like KI has really upped the ante this year as far as scares, and atmosphere, and considering it was already impressive, I can only imagine how much more impressive it must be in person! I'm still not sure if I'll be stretching my streak of attending my favorite Haunt to 5 years in a row this year, but I'd definitely love to make it work somehow! If I do, hopefully I'll see you there again! =)

Thanks for the hard work of putting this together and sharing it with us! I know how much of an effort they can be! (As I still stall and delay in finishing my CW TR after two weeks... :lmao: )

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:05 am
by RAWKIN_coaster38
Canobie Coaster wrote:Great report!

I thought the amount of wasps at Six Flags New England was bad a few weekends ago, but having skunks roaming a park is far more terrifying.

Thank you! And I totally agree. I almost high-tailed it out of the Urgent Scare line several times. It uses the old Spongebob theater area and queue if you're familiar with that, so not too easy to run away, and the skunk was in between everyone waiting. It finally got out when it ran off to the side and the guests there bee-lined out of there faster than ACErs heading to a buffet. :lol:

RaceBoarder wrote:Stinky Kitty > Stinky Enthusiasts :lmao:

KI seems to have their act together for Haunt. I need to get down there at some point. :oops:

Imagine Stinky Enthusiasts getting skunked by Stinky Kitty :omg: And yes, KI is my favorite haunt event so far besides HHN and Knotts.

Nrthwnd wrote:Great Thread Title! And I look forward to checking up, several of your past TRs. I know others have done this too, but yours is (I'd say) The Most Recent One, to get into. :smile: And it also makes me think about maybe doing the same, for all my travel threads. Bunching them together in one where-to-find thread. A Personal TR Library of a kind, hmmm? Works for me!

Thank you! Honestly I almost made one a couple times and couldn't think of a thread title I liked, but I think this one is growing on me already. You should definitely make one too! I agree that it will help keep a personal TR library going.

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Sexy women AND science??? It doesn't get better than that!

YES!! I don't know what the song is but that's basically what it's about. Seduction with science.

DILinator wrote:Awesome TR, RAWKIN! Definitely brings back good memories of... Well, the last three years of being there with you! :lol:

It certainly seems like KI has really upped the ante this year as far as scares, and atmosphere, and considering it was already impressive, I can only imagine how much more impressive it must be in person! I'm still not sure if I'll be stretching my streak of attending my favorite Haunt to 5 years in a row this year, but I'd definitely love to make it work somehow! If I do, hopefully I'll see you there again! =)

Thanks for the hard work of putting this together and sharing it with us! I know how much of an effort they can be! (As I still stall and delay in finishing my CW TR after two weeks... :lmao: )

Thank you! And I'll have my people contact your people and see if we can arrange Haunt #5 ;)

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:13 am
by bert425
Great start to this thread. Kings Island is a park I've not been to (eventually I'll get there to ride the Beast), so it's always great to see TRs from there.

Re: Rawkin and coastin mad master thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:19 am
by bert425
as to the Science song. . I had to assume it was Thomas Dolby. .and a quick Youtube search found it :)

looks like a medley of "She Blinded Me with Science", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Monster Mash"

:)