Great report! I had so much fun there last year in the half day that I went back for a week long family vacation this year. Between all the tourist trap activities, Dollywood, and the mountains, there was more than enough to stay busy for a week.
Was there construction for the zipline at Rowdy Bear Mountain? When I was there in early June, it looked like they were still finalizing the coaster building since it looks much nicer now.
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Today we made a return trip to Kings Island! If there was an award for "most improved corporate park of the past decade" I think it could go to Kings Island! Ever since Cedar Fair bought this park I feel like they have been doing a ton of work to improve the attractions and the overall guest experience. Rides like Diamondback, Banshee, and Mystic Timbers are GREAT! The availability of Fast Lane really improves your visit, especially when you come from out of town and you don't visit the park that often.
I was at the park earlier this year for the Mystic Timbers media event and was excited to return for more rides. Thankfully the park let us come in early on the night before so we could get some rides on the coaster in the pitch black! It's awesome! While I know a lot of people love riding The Beast at night (as do I) the park now has another contender for "best night ride" on a coaster!
Onto some photos & video!
We shot a really cool 360 video of Mystic Timbers that includes a full "shed" reveal. You need to view this in your smartphone using the YouTube app to be able to look around. And yes, while the shed is sort of cheesy, I also think it's fun and it's better than just sitting on a brake run...
We have just arrived at Kings Island! Nice to see Don Helbig! Can't wait to ride Mystic Timbers again tonight!
Still one of my all-time favorite B&M inverted coasters!
Time for some Racer! Are "team red" or "team blue?"
This is how we LOVE The Beast at Kings Island! Dark, spooky, and AWESOME!!!
While we love The Beast at night... Kings Island has another amazing night ride... Mystic Timbers!!!
I rode Firehawk when it was still X-Flight at SWFA. Does that count?
I'm going to Cincinnati for Oktoberfest this year and was dismayed to find that Kings Island will be closed that weekend! Fortunately, we were able to get a room at Castaway Bay for Sunday night so we can hit Halloweekends on Sunday. That Platinum Pass really comes in handy!
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