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  1. The time had finally come after 6 and a half long, grueling months. A record number of snow days, minus 40 degree windchill, and staring at empty parks on webcams were quite common throughout this brutal part of the year. Then came Saturday, May 10th. All day I had to constantly check updated, the webcams, and live feeds for the latest on Cedar Point's Opening Day 2014. Prom was amazing, and then I was able to look forward to post prom - a trip to the Point. Since it was Mothers Day, I was more than happy to let my mom come along too to spend the day with her also. My dad wasn't able to go, b
    11 points
  2. Shoot the Rapids at CP if that counts.
    10 points
  3. My first was Screamin' Demon. We went through the loop and on the opposite side, with my voice waivering I turned to my uncle sitting next to me and asked "We have to go through that again?!?" My uncle, with a big smile on his face said, "Yeah, backwards!"
    7 points
  4. My thing about getting myself on Vortex wasn't the inversions, it was the size. I first rode in the mid-90s as well, and it was then the tallest coaster in the park. I always remember trying to see it after I caught a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower coming up I-71. That 148 ft lift and that swooping curve over Rivertown can be pretty intimidating when you're younger than 10.
    6 points
  5. Me, too. (Not my first ever coaster, though. That would be The New Sensation at Camden Park, before I was born). Sigh. My dad made me ride the Wabash Cannonball with my mentally challenged Aunt. He proceeded not to. She was not amused.
    6 points
  6. 6 points
  7. Vortex on a fall evening during P&G Day. My first Beast night ride immediately followed. Boy was that an awesome night.
    6 points
  8. ^^ same here...the launch backwards off the hill was the biggest thrill of all....YIKES!
    6 points
  9. As I expected, today was a great day for rides. Even with it being a Math & Science Day, the longest I waited for most rides was 15-20 minutes (the only exception was Firehawk, which was a 45-minute wait due to them only running one side at the time). I even had time for a leisurely stroll through DA (glad it's free for gold/platinum now) and a nice mini coaster marathon at the end of the night, cramming in 6 Banshee rides, 4 Bat rides, a Beast ride and 3 Diamondback rides in just 2 1/2 hours. Today also gave me a couple of new experiences - a lights-on FoF ride and a solo Bat ride (still
    5 points
  10. http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/49751319.jpg Is that you on the right, JTW? (I hope you know I post this in jest JTW )
    5 points
  11. Good ol' Vortex for me. I was in a group of three. One promised to ride with me, but as I pulled my restraint down, he moved to the row in front of me with the other. He wanted to "watch me freak out" during the loops.
    5 points
  12. 5 points
  13. Vortex for me, back in 1987.
    5 points
  14. ^^^^*Cough CP&LERR cough*^^^^ Great Report Hope you went on the train, I have a buddy who works on the railroad and he just got promoted to be a engineer.
    5 points
  15. Where is Drop Tower, Wind Seeker, ET, White Water Canyon, Delirium, Xtreme Skyflyer, Sling Shot, I am sure there are a few more I am missing!
    5 points
  16. For OSU Day and Opening Day up in Sandusky, TTD-120-420 went up to enjoy the park before he leaves for Virginia again this summer. Here are some points from the trip! The new Gemini Midway looks phenomenal. Especially at night. Beautifully done! Lake Erie Eagles are fun! This was my first flying eagles experience, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I now understand why everyone enjoys them so much! I noticed very little snapping though. Also, these things are a capacity nightmare. Many rides were down throughout the weekend, including Gatekeeper and Raptor all day Friday. I expect ther
    5 points
  17. 5 points
  18. I've enlisted the "accidental" toe crunch maneuver from time to time. If they keep bumping me or backing up against me, I simply take a casual, yet hard step backward and let nature... and my 210lb weight on their toes... do the rest. Then I apologize profusely for it explaining I didn't know they were so close to me. They usually keep their distance after that. Fart spray can aid in clearing your personal space as well. Kidding...
    5 points
  19. I don't post much on here anymore- I do enjoy reading the topics and comments every once in a while though. I do want to take a moment to defend someone I have seen but do not know. I don't know Don personally. I know who he is; I could point to him in a crowd if asked, but I've never physically met the man. I don't know the specifics of his job description- but I do know that he is likely one of the harder working individuals at the park. Most of us enjoy such holiday's as Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, etc... I've been at the park on a number of those days spanning several years
    5 points
  20. I just don't understand the sudden oversight here. Absolutely proper names should be capitalized and information should be accurate more than it's inaccurate, but what major amusement park doesn't have an unofficial dedicated fan site or discussion board or community? And of the ones that come immediately to mind, ours here at KICentral.com/forums is absolutely among the best moderated, most positive, pro-park, open discussion communities out there. This is not an outrageous garbage dump of accusations and anti-park / anti-Cedar-Fair nonsense. Altogether, this is wonderful and positive communi
    5 points
  21. I almost talked my son onto Vortex today, but he remained right side up.
    4 points
  22. I think I speak for all members on this board... please dont post your age if you were ever a single digit age after 2000 Makes the rest of us feel ol.. I mean anci... I mean dat.... We feel mature ...
    4 points
  23. Well, Vortex of course! I went to Kings Island with my dad when I was twelve, I think. I was afraid of roller coasters before it and I could only manage to ride Flight Deck...err, The Bat. One day, I decided to be a daredevil and said to my dad I wanted to ride some bigger roller coasters. So, we did. We started off with the normal The Bat ride and then I anxiously got in line for Vortex. My dad said it was "smooth" (total BS) so I believed him, rode it, and from there on I kept riding more and more. Really, though, inversions aren't bad at all. I don't see why I, and a lot of people, were/are
    4 points
  24. A kiddie coaster with inversions?
    4 points
  25. Never understood the fear of going upside down. Simple physics taught me at a young age that I would be OK I was 10/11, my cousins and I took one look at the ride and said "we have GOT to ride this".
    4 points
  26. Excellent report, everyone, take note at the guy at the bottom right, he does not look like he is having FUN.
    4 points
  27. Just promise to ask your English teacher about double negatives....
    4 points
  28. Orient Express at Worlds of Fun, in 1997.
    4 points
  29. Vortex was my first looping coaster.
    4 points
  30. I really like FUNTV. Granted I barely got to see any of it at CP yesterday due to pretty much nonexistent lines, but what I did see was nice.
    4 points
  31. Well, it finally happened... a Walk of Shame on Banshee. I got to the park at about 11:00 this past Friday night to get some riding in. After talking to some friends for about 15 minutes, I went over to The Bat and got a ride in there. I then got in line for Banshee and the line wasn't too long. I had only ridden the blue train on my four previous rides on Media Day and opening day, and this time I got teal. I took my seat in 4-3, the ride op pushed down a little bit on my restraint and then started to give me a spiel that you can tell he had recited a thousand times, something to the eff
    4 points
  32. The first Coaster I ever rode was also my first "upside down" Coaster. The Wabash Cannonball at the late, great, Opryland.
    4 points
  33. Vortex, May of 2009. Though my first ride that went upside-down PERIOD was The Crypt, which I had ridden earlier that day.
    4 points
  34. I think mine was Vortex as well.
    4 points
  35. Flight of Fear. It seems to be a popular choice since you don't really get the privilege of knowing what you're about to ride.
    4 points
  36. Celebrated Mothers Day at the park with my wife, daughter, mother & mother-in-law. Such a great time......thanks Kings Island!
    4 points
  37. I'm probably going to be taking flak for this, but I'll do it anyway. Here's the thing about TPR. Robb has toned down a great deal since the earlier days of TPR. You guys do know they are affiliated with parks from around the world right? That's a HUGE credential people often forget about. They have HUGE trips with lots of members. Just check their boards on any given day. They're more active with more members than any other coaster site still in existence. They're probably the best source for information about any park on the internet, even better than Screamscape because they actual
    4 points
  38. PS how rude of me-a great big welcome to KIC.
    4 points
  39. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
    4 points
  40. Last time I went to Kings Island (Which was 2nd) I learned that you can see Kings Island from I-75. It's JUST barely visible, and you have to have a really trained eye on the Eiffel Tower, WindSeeker, Drop Tower, and Diamondback. It also has to be clear out, it's really hard to see it if there is a bit of fog. I had a hard time looking for it on Google maps. When you're driving southbound on Interstate 75, You want to look towards Trader World*, and at Mile Marker 30/0 You should be able to briefly see Kings Island. It's so tiny from I-75 it's almost like a Tic-Tak It is VERY hard to see
    4 points
  41. Adventure Express is a flat ride when you look at it on a map. FTW, running for the door.
    3 points
  42. I went to Cedar Point yesterday and there was a walk on everywhere. Early ride time had longer lines than at 1. I was confused on why the dragster line wasnt getting any bigger after my third ride in a row. I got 4 millenniums 3 dragsters 2 Gatekeepers and 1 of every other coaster except maverick due to mechanical problems. I left at 230 because of how tired i was from riding everything
    3 points
  43. So, I took my first night ride tonight. I'd like to go into some length about it. First off, I was completely blown away by the little details they've added for the night experience. The colored lights, the specific colors of the lights, and how they angle them off the buildings and sign just set up the experience perfectly. I was gawking at the lighting package so much that the semi-lengthy wait for the night ERT passed rather quickly, or so it seemed. There's one thing I've grown to like about Banshee's presence in the Kings Island skyline, which would be a commanding presence. Its
    3 points
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