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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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Everything posted by chad_1138

  1. Was that the last week of May? We were there Tuesday-Thursday that week. Wednesday and Thursday were amazing! We went to bed the night before expecting a wash out the next day and woke up to nothing!!! So dead on Thursday that they were letting us get off Dragster and get right back on
  2. I can tell a huge difference in the row assigning practice this year as well. Last week one of our boys was at camp, so my wife and I took our other son. When we have done this in the past, I typically let the two of them sit together and I'll ride alone. Not this year. On every coaster, except The Racer, I had another rider paired up with me. I know that some people don't mind, I am one that does. My wife and I are both very introverted people, and sitting right next to a person I don't know makes me very uncomfortable. As far as row assigning, the only 2 rides I really mind it on
  3. My wife and I use running belts. They are very slim fanny packs. Enough room for a phone, key, and a few other items. When we ride Banshee or MT, we simply put them under our shirts and never have any issues. The only time we have had to put them in a locker is at Cedar Point for Steel Vengeance. They asked when we got in line if we had fanny packs, and told us they had to be in a locker. I'm glad we did. Once we got to the metal detectors 2 hours later, there were a group of guys in front of us that got through with a fanny pack that had to leave the line and exit because they brought
  4. ...also considering that passes get you 10% off food purchases....
  5. It has an entrance for Gold/Platinum pass holders.
  6. At Cedar Point for the week, thought I’d post a couple pics from Hugo’s. Really good Italian restaurant. Something I would LOVE to see come home to KI. I had the chicken parm sandwich and my wife had a cheese calzone. Both with garlic knots for the side.
  7. Here is the link to the official park page for Pass Perks: Kings Island Pass Perks
  8. Along the lines of being ready to be checked when the ride ops get to you, especially on belted coasters is having your hands up in the air, making it easier for them to check.
  9. I have a google sheet that breaks down our per visit and per meal cost as well.
  10. There are more records than just height that could be broken....
  11. We were in that boat 2 Sunday's ago when the park was packed. We didn't ride a lot, but we had lunch and dinner and did about 5 rides in between and had a great time! Hope you have a good day Saturday!!!
  12. Good luck with the crowds...
  13. Next Tuesday!! Always save my last personal day for the last week of school!
  14. I'm not really excited about the new way they are doing the night rides. With only doing 1 and having it on a Friday night, I imagine the crowds will be disastrous. The Thursday nights always started really busy, but by 11 or so, most people were already leaving. The night rides in June last year with Woodstock and DB were really good. We did Woodstock twice and DB about 5 times during the 2 hours.
  15. April - June: Autos, Beast, and select Planet Snoopy July - October: MT, DB, and select Planet Snoopy ...now, will we get ERT at night this year?? The first one would typically be next Thursday...
  16. I'm sure they probably did, and that is fine with me. It is just way cheaper than we could have done by packing lunches or eating outside of the park.
  17. We are in the same boat. When we got the meal plan last year, our number of trips greatly increased. Like this past Sunday, we ate lunch, rode about 5 rides, ate dinner, and left. At the end of last season, we had purchased enough meals that our per meal cost was $1.43. Very happy with that! Plus, having the meal plan, I feel like I have the freedom to try some things that I normally wouldn't try.
  18. There were TONS of Indy area schools that were there for their "after prom" event today.
  19. This is a first for me. Coney bbq is completely out of chicken.
  20. I believe there are some school band trips today. My brother in law and nephew are there in a trip.
  21. Totally agree. We were eating dinner in the Festhaus Friday night, and after finishing up, we were sitting a talking before throwing our trash away on the way out. As we were talking, an employee came over and asked if he could take care of our trash for us. We told him that we would take care of it, but it was something that was very much appreciated
  22. Please bring corn pudding on the dry side of the park!!!!! Other than that, our food experiences were fine this weekend. Chicken Shack was good. I had the shrimp from Coney; I think it has been sitting for a while, but it still tasted good. Did Tom+Chee on Saturday and it was excellent. Planning on shooting for the Brewhouse in the coming weeks!
  23. Got 2 rides in this morning during ERT. Fantastic addition to the park!!! It was a blast having our boys drive us around the first time through While I do miss the location of the original Antique Cars, and I really wasn't too sure what to expect with the smaller space, KI made use of every single bit of area they had to work with. Amazing theming, license plates were a nice touch. Also, I was blown away with what was done with the Kill Mart building!!! I won't say anything about it, but it adds a bunch to the area. All in all, well done KI!!!!!
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