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Everything posted by Driver8rws

  1. Yep! They know it's going to be there a while...
  2. Wait times weren't working on the app at 1pm. Gotta imagine Orion was 4hr or longer wait at that point though.
  3. 25min ago it was back to where the loop of Vortex that went into the ground was, so I'd say that is true!
  4. I know I'm going to RIPPED up on here for saying, but this is my opinion. Nothing special... FURY 325 destroys Orion. Nothing on Orion other than the drop was memorable. Didn't even feel a desire to immediately ride again. The line all the way back to Vortex lot probably had something to do with that. I'll DEFINITELY ride it every time I come to KI, but I think Diamondback and Behemoth are actually better cause the ride is MUCH longer. Giga wise, Leviathan and Intimidator 305 are also slightly better than Orion. And like I said, you GOTTA go ride FURY 325, THEN compare! I don't want to be a "hater". I WANTED it to be amazing. After all that time and money and planning. It's a FINE ride. Great theming. Other coasters are just a LOT better. *UPDATE* fyi, I updated my opinion of Orion after a front row ride! It's on pg 13!
  5. Just thought people would want to know what to expect. Not ripping anyone. Just giving updates. Thought people wanted that?
  6. 3min 30sec on the last one. Must have been a "cleaning run".
  7. 1:40 cycle time on last one! Getting better!
  8. FYI, they put the "6ft spacing tape marks" in the turnstiles about 10-12ft apart to try to stagger the people in the line right next to you. They are not leaving a lane open, but that is what we thought after seeing the video a few weeks ago.
  9. They opened the parking toll booths at EXACTLY 10:30. Line moved VERY nicely. Temperature check tent had a back up. Waited there maybe 10min. Got in front gate at 10:47. Was in line for Orion (directly under lift hill) at 10:55. Have only moved about 15-20ft in 26min.... Currently running at about 2min 15sec loading cycles?!!?
  10. That's NOT true. I'm about 100 people behind you and almost everyone is trying to keep at least 4ft spacing.
  11. Backed up out onto Kings Island drive @9:57am
  12. Yep, didn't realize that. I looked ahead to the week of the 13th and there ARE 10:30 and 11:00 time slots... like you said, this must have been gone when I reserved mine and I thought 11am was the first slot. Dang... BUT how can there be 10:30 reservations when it says right on the website that the parking toll booths won't open till 10:30? @PKIVortex (bump)
  13. Awesome find! Now, wonder how far they'll let cars line up out on the road? LOL! All the way back to I-71? I remember the mad house of opening day for Banshee... But should only be 1700 people tomorrow!! Funny that it says the first reservation time is 10:30 when my reservation specifically says 11am...
  14. Let me know if you can find that info somewhere!
  15. It said in their questions section on the website "ONE HEALTH SCREENING PER PARTY".
  16. Please let me know if there's a better topic/forum for this! It would be awesome if someone working at KI (that knew what was going to happen) could chime in! I have first time slot tomorrow morning at KI (11am). 1. Show up at 8-9am. Park and walk up to front gate and be at the front of the line (that supposedly will be 6ft apart from each other stretched all the way out into the parking lot). Is there a specific time they open the parking lot?? Also don't know if they'll "make" people stay in their cars (that's what the reservation says you are supposed to do) or let them line up at the front gate?? 2. Show up at 10am (cause they won't let you line up anyway), wait in car till I see a line start forming at front gate and then head up?? Here's all I can find about the procedure on their website: Can I come to the park before my reservation time? We encourage you to arrive at the time of your reservation and not prior to it. If you arrive prior to your reservation time, you may be asked to wait in your car to help maintain social distancing in the park entry plaza area.
  17. Good call on the UPDATE! That was it! Shows up for me now.
  18. Anyone find WHERE in the app to do your "health screening report"?? This page just says "Within 24 hours of your visit, open the Kings Island mobile app and complete the Health Assessment Questionnaire. "... https://www.visitkingsisland.com/welcoming-you-back/before-you-leave-home
  19. I was having fun tonight "walking around" K.I. virtually with the Google street view that was "recorded" on Aug 12, 2011. There are already LOTS of things different in the past 9 years (Son of Beast gone, Banshee, antique cars, orion, Vortex and on and on). It would be a shame to just lose this cool immersive view into the past if/when they ever do it again! It's so much easier than looking up old photos etc. I know in Google Earth for desktop you can go back in time through older satellite images, but I don't think they archive old street view images. Is there any effort to archive all the street view images of Kings Island?? I don't even know how to attempt it...
  20. OMG, I can only imagine the temperature checks, the reservation checks, the mask checks, and whatever ELSE, will be very SLOW the first day.... ugh....
  21. Yea!! I don't understand how in the world they think that ISN'T going to happen when they first open every morning!? (everyone flocking to Orion) However, there could only be a max of ~1700 people in line when they first open.... I got a reservation for first day, first time slot. Don't know if it's a good idea or not though?? Lots of "kinks" to work out I'm sure! Maybe Tues the 7th or Wed the 8th would be better...?
  22. I'm guessing that disposable paper cups will be the ONLY drink plan options this year?? If so, what do you think they will do with the 8 million blue(?) souvenir bottles that have a 2020 sticker with Orion on them that they most likely already have? Change the stickers and use them next year?
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