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  1. 18 points
    We can't wait for everyone to experience Mystic Timbers! Before your first visit of the season, please be advised loose articles are not able to be brought into the queue line area and stored on the ride platform area of Mystic Timbers. Riders will need to store loose articles such as cell phones, pagers, hats, cameras, stuffed animals, purses, backpacks, umbrellas, beverage containers, personal entertainment devices, etc. in a locker or leave them with a non-rider in your party.
  2. 6 points
    Per this tweet, the gates should open at 2:30 on Friday.
  3. 5 points
    Ok so good news for you. If you still have last years pass it will work for this season if you have renewed. Wish I knew this before the three hour drive one way today, however it was a good excuse for the girls and myself to take a road trip and have some fun. The calm before the storm! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 4 points
    I believe the strobe lighting may refer to the flashes they use for taking on-ride photos.
  5. 4 points
    ^ The last time KI was open on Easter Sunday was in 2014. Crowd-wise, I'd expect it to be a very good day to visit. Many people (myself included) have other plans that day & won't be ahead of you in line.
  6. 4 points
    I'm very excited for the season. I will be working at Backlot Stunt Coaster folks so come have a ride.
  7. 3 points
    Gotta say, I like the whole "ride into the unknown" factor about Mystic Timbers, as reflected in the above picture. 7 more days!
  8. 3 points
    Yes, It has been used elsewhere. Ride Operators speak up if they see something you're not aloud to be doing... 1711.551 states that "that riders must obey all warnings and directions regarding this ride and behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to injury to themselves or others." As stated in the Laws and Rules Governing Amusement Rides in Ohio While it is not illegal per-say to film on roller coasters or other amusement rides in the park, The park states that it does not want guests to be filming on rides (No matter what it is...) Unless it's the Eiffel Tower or the KI&MV Railroad. So basically it is a law. I think it's become a more serious problem, due to the fact that guest do not realize how slippery their phone or recording device is when you're plummeting down a 215ft drop at 80mph. Or even on simpler rides, Beast is bumpy, phone can fall out of their hands and so on... I can go on and on with every single ride as to how your device can slip out of your hand. (Mystic Timbers, because of the air time hills that are sudden and everywhere, Unexpecting hill can lead to a phone being dropped into WWC.) Please! If you've never been to KI and you want to share memories, Do it on a pathway, not on a ride.
  9. 3 points
    I do miss the 1 hr of ERT. We have to also be lucky we get the 1/2 hr. Not something we are entitled to get.
  10. 2 points
    I believe most rides contain the strobe light warning because of, as Magenta Lizard stated, the on-ride photos. Though there may be lighting effects in the shed, this doesn't hint much towards it imo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 2 points
    I'm also considering a trip to KI on Easter Sunday, as I can't go on Preview Night (my sister's birthday dinner is that night) and Opening Day as I know it would be way too crowded. One of my friends (who is also an associate!) will tag along with me on my first trip of the season! Edit: She just texted me saying she can't go on Easter. Looks like I have my very first true solo trip in the works (as neither of my parents will be going).
  12. 2 points
    So I found out I'm off on Easter Sunday and I'm seriously contemplating a visit that day. Just out of curiosity, when KI has been open on Easter, how have the crowds been?
  13. 2 points
    Great advice... for ALL coasters. Roller coasters are so much more enjoyable when I don't have to worry about losing stuff.
  14. 2 points
    "The taking of pictures and video while riding is strictly prohibited at Kings Island. Guests taking pictures or video while riding this attraction may be asked to leave the park with no refund and given a Misdemeanor under O.H.C. 1711.551. Thank you!" While i'm not sure if that exact wording has been used elsewhere in the park (im aware of no pictures or video on ride signs) this one seems to be much more serious. (Which is a good thing considering how often you hear guests being told on The Racer to put cameras and phones away)
  15. 2 points
    They're really pushing the "no pictures or videos" for mystic timbers, especially considering that MT interacts with the two other rides, it could be dangerous to drop things on other riders of the other rides.
  16. 2 points
    ^ Most likely, the billing address (specifically, the street number) or zip code you entered doesn't match what's on file with your credit card issuer. If everything's correct and you still have problems, I'd recommend calling the online store customer service number.
  17. 2 points
    No seat belt!! This GCI is not very intense though. As always, we rode the back seat. Unlike most GCI coasters I have been on, this coater does small drop first before a big drop in a structure followed by two head choppers. It is a windy day so that the coaster did not feel very fast. More later.
  18. 2 points
    Enjoy. I always love the atmosphere of this park. One of my favorite. Don't forget to ride Apollo's Chariot in the back.
  19. 2 points
    The difference between KI and CP for ERT is that CP has resort guests who are able to take part of ERT....whereas KI only has season passholders. Essentially the resort guests are paying for that hour ERT with their stays whereas KI season passholders aren't putting any additional funds into the park by coming early (no stands or anything are open....so it's a pure labor cost at that point).
  20. 2 points
    I miss the hour long ERT! But 30 minute ERT is still better than no ERT at all. Of course, when I enjoy Cedar Point's hour-long Early Entry, I can't help but think about the seasons Kings Island had hour-long ERT (including 2010, when I attended Gold/Platinum Passholder ERT for the first time!).
  21. 2 points
    The Kings Island snapchat has been updated with video of Don talking about MT multiple times. Views of the station, mid course tunnel, and white water with water can be seen! As well as a little bit of the shed from far away. Looks like things are starting to wrap up!!
  22. 2 points
    You can donate on your own page to make the $100 minimum. You don't need to get donations from others. It's what I did.
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    I actually looked at some evidence here.. This POV is actually that of the first test run they ever did with the ride. How do I know this? It is a cloudy day when the video was taking place. During the drop, I also noticed two people standing in the same place as this video.
  25. 1 point
    That's very true point. Come to think about it, aside from kiddie rides and the cloned rides from Paramount, the only major cloned Cedar Fair ride that comes to mind is WindSeeker. Great job CF, keep being original!
  26. 1 point
    I wouldn't think so....I'd think they'd have a similar start but they'd be unique. Cedar Fair isn't really a pro-clone chain.
  27. 1 point
    I went in 2014 on Easter which was also opening weekend with Banshee. Crowds were actually pretty low so I would expect similar. As Malem said many people have plans with family and stuff on Easter for the holiday so helps keep the crowds down.
  28. 1 point
    I am in no way an authority, but I'm sure you're good to go. Lately, this country has gone a little crazy in some respects, but that would be insane to disallow a future Platinum pass holder in your situation.
  29. 1 point
    Here a question I have that hopefully someone can answer. Myself, wife, and son all have Platinum passes. My 2 year old daughter does not need a pass to get into KI because she's free until the age of 3. Would I be able to bring my daughter with us to pass holder preview night or would they not let her in even though the other 3 of us have Platinum passes? I wouldn't think it would be an issue but I also don't make rules. Thanks for the help guys!!!
  30. 1 point
    Anywhere that has an onride photo has strobe lighting
  31. 1 point
    Thanks Don! Will this also be utilized on other coasters this year like Diamondback since they are in the same locker region?
  32. 1 point
    Time to resurrect the zippered pocket cargo short thread. Same as Valravn guidelines by the way (but had to be in line before reading those signs). I appreciate the heads up and this forum for being such a great resource.
  33. 1 point
    No bins for MT. Pavers in front of the entrance for Mystic. I believe they're not getting rid of the rest of the black-asphalt around the park though.. It didn't look like it was gone.
  34. 1 point
    I am lead to believe there are pavers around the entrance to MT. Yes...no bins.
  35. 1 point
    I'mm Back Guys! On April 5th and 6th, myself and Josh from FYE Coasters made a 5 hour trek to visit Dollywood. Needless to say, I was highly impressed with the whole park. We did manage to score a ride on all the coasters (despite the crappy weather involving rain wind and cold on Thursday), some more than once, and one rare treat in particular. Overall the service was amazing, and I honestly felt at home with everyone being so polite and caring. I would like to point out this was my first time ever being at Dollywood. So here's my reviews of the coasters:-Lightning Rod: H.O.L.Y C.R.A.P. (Is that poo-poo running down my leg?). I have to say it. Best ride in the park! We rode front for our first ride and back for our second ride and I was highly impressed. I never knew that you could experience airtime from a turn! I thought I was highly impressed with Storm Chaser but this...............this just blew it out of the water (It's still not my number 1 but it'll take #2 on my wood coaster list). Sadly though, before we where leaving the park we decided to try and get a third ride on. Well. We got on, got about 3/4 the way up the "lift" and rolled back :br 10/10-Blazing Fury: An okay indoor coaster, It was interesting really. 6/10-Tennessee Tornado: This was Fun! it was definitely different than the other two Arrow Loopers I have rode (Vortex and Corkscrew) and I honestly found it to be really smooth. 8/10-Wild Eagle: I liked this ride mainly because It fits where it sits, and its a great ride! It was a little different than Thunderbird or Gatekeeper, and it was fairly smooth but like some (mainly every) B&M it has that rattle. One thing I do hop eis fixed with this is the vest restraints. They really dig into your shoulders going though the ride when they start coming down more. 6/10-Firechaser Express: Wow! This would be a great starting point for little thrill seekers. You get a great launch, a not to tall ride and a ride that doesn't go to fast. It's been forever since I went backwards on a roller coaster (since Backwards Racer at Kings Island). 7/10-Mystery Mine: I've only rode 1 Eurofighter which was Spongebob at Mall of America, and Mystery Mine, just by looking at it, was better than Spongebob. Loved the double roll at the end and the hangtime! 7/10-Thunderhead: Alas I wanted Mystic Timbers to be my first GCI but this was fun! I was hoping for a lot of ejector airtime but was mainly given just a tad floater. Rode two times, one in front and one in back. Honestly found it pretty smooth for a woodie. 7/10-Dollywood Express: I know, I know, this isnt a coaster. If you go to Dollywood, PLEASE! take the time and ride the train. You will not regret it honestly. 10/10/10.Wanna see some of my pictures? Click here
  36. 1 point
    Well, that Flight Deck cue is so long, you could probably have a flat ride or two on the way to the coaster.
  37. 1 point
    I get to try it today! Can't wait for my first time at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  38. 1 point
    As a reminder, those who have created fundraising pages have until tomorrow (April 9) at midnight to raise/donate the $100 minimum to attend the event.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    Like many people have said, their is a lot to do at the park besides rides but there is many rides you can ride, the rides you mentioned should be okay although I will say the log ride, Race for your life Charlie Brown is the ride I think your referring to is a little tight but still should be fine. Also The Bat is one coaster anyone can ride because of its overhead restraints and since it has a suspended/hanging track, it is not very rough and a very enjoyable family coaster thats not to intense. You could also ride Boo Blasters, which is a dark ride where you blast ghost for points basically, it can seat anyone and is good for catching a quick break from the outside. Also dont forget that the train is great, relaxing fun and can fit anyone. Viking Fury should be fine, along with White Water Canyon I would think. Congo Falls also should be alright. You could also take a trip up the Eiffel Tower, if your not scared of heights or anything like that! Most importantly have fun with whatever you ride and if you feel comfortable with a few rides go for it, if not dont worry and move on to the next ride. Hope all goes well and have fun!
  41. 1 point
    No way lol... Shoe Carnival... everybody gotta get their Easter shoes I guess... Anyways back on topic ONE WEEK to go. I hope theres $1 deals again. Last year was soft pretzels and ice cream if I remember correctly
  42. 1 point
    I guess I just assumed Too CP centric I guess.
  43. 1 point
    Contrary to popular belief, I ride relaxed and with my head slightly forward. The "relax" bit was advice from my brother when I went with him in 2008 and I rode next to him on The Beast, fun fact. It has benefited me greatly, and I hope other riders are benefited too! As for the "head slightly forward" part, it is extremely helpful as well, especially if you relax. I clearly remember a few rides on Vortex where my head was jostled from side to side but it did not hit the restraint (when it would have otherwise) as I was leaning slightly forward enough for my head to be just in front of the restraint. The only time I ever remember pushing my shoulders into the restraint is whenever I'm in a corkscrew. @harveyhaddixfan, I'm sorry, but I politely disagree with you. -BFF, who knows Vortex like the back of her hand, after 317 rides and counting. She's also virtually immune to headbanging.
  44. 1 point
    I would assume they will have ERT on Easter. Website says it's available everyday of public operation and I've not heard anything to the contrary. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    You sound like an amazing mother considering you are willing to do all of this for your daughter. As someone who grew up with a mother that did not ride rides (for health and size reasons), I can tell you first hand that just being in the park with her meant a lot to me and I cherish those memories even if she was waiting at the exit for me. I believe your daughter will just be happy that you are with her and spending time making memories. Don't stress yourself out, don't be embarrassed. Take what these fine folks above me have said and just remember your limits. If you want to try and see if it works then go for it! If not thats okay too. Some days I will just walk around the park and not ride anything. Enjoy your time. Oh, and Welcome to KIC!
  46. 1 point
    I love that you are putting your daughter ahead of your own fears. You rock! Welcome to KIC! As far as what you might/might not fit on, it all really depends on your personal weight distribution. If you don't want to ride stuff or are worried, there is no problem waiting in lines with your group, then simply walking through to the exit rather than ride. If you do decide to try a coaster, the newer ones have test seats outside the entrance so you can see if you'll fit before even getting in line. You should be able to ride White Water Canyon if you are ok with walking around wet for a bit afterward. There is also the train. Both are going to offer some great views of the new Mystic Timbers coaster as well! Although it's not a whole lot of fun, having someone to hold everyone's bags/etc while they ride is always appreciated. Personally, I enjoy people-watching and just being in the park atmosphere enjoyable enough that I could have fun even if I don't ride anything. Assuming you go after the Origins show starts for the season (it might not until after your visit, I don't know what the start date is yet), I can't recommend it enough! Love the show!
  47. 1 point
    Then I guess I will see you all next Thursday! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
    No sense in weighing in until the moment of truth, I suppose, but I can say this: 1. If MT lightens lines at The Beast, particularly at night, I'll be happy. Not sure how the dynamics of that are gonna play out, but if so, cool. 2. Good for KI if they can build a coaster that once I've had a chance to ride it a few times would even make me think of returning to this discussion! I just remember first riding The Voyage a couple of years ago and being totally surprised by it--my first thought when exiting was, "this might be better than The Beast." But, on second thought, The Voyage might be what The Beast was to me when I was a kid riding it for the first few times--a complete and total onslaught of the senses. A total knockout. A surprise. If KI can get me to that place with MT, more power to them! I cannot wait to be able to give my post-ride review!
  49. 1 point
    Pov teaser? You're better than that, KI! Don't make me wait til media day!
  50. 1 point
    Please update us after you ride MT! I didn't think I would like any wooden better than Beast, but Thunderhead changed my mind. Not that I don't ride The Beast any less or anything and it still is my go to coaster unless I have the choice of one versus the other.
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