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  1. 1 minute ago, PatchesC said:

    Apparently the line is back to Beast footprints now. :blink:

     

    25min ago it was back to where the loop of Vortex that went into the ground was, so I'd say that is true! 

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  2. 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! 

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  3. 12 minutes ago, thisplaceisnuts said:

    Is this really necessary? It's opening day, on a new ride, in the middle of a pandemic. Give the crew a break.

    Just thought people would want to know what to expect.  

    Not ripping anyone.  Just giving updates.

    Thought people wanted that? 

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  4. 7 minutes ago, FOFirehawkFAN said:

    I got in at 9:20 and am still in the middle of the line for Orion

     

    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?!!?   

     

  5. 27 minutes ago, FOFirehawkFAN said:

    There is literally no social distancing going on everyone is just standing where they want none of these people are in my group

     

     

    That's NOT true.  I'm about 100 people behind you and almost everyone is trying to keep at least 4ft spacing.

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  6. 2 hours ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

    There were both 10:30 and 11:00 reservation times.  If you got 11:00, you’ll have to wait until 11:00.

     

    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)

  7. 54 minutes ago, coaster sally said:

    The parking tolls and first reservation time on all days will be 10:30 AM. The park will begin operation at 11:00 AM.

    https://www.visitkingsisland.com/explore/calendar-and-hours 

    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...  

  8. 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.

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  9. 1 minute ago, MoreFogPlease said:

    Is your app updated? On my phone I show that an update was installed on June 23, if you have an older version maybe the Health Screening won't show up.

     

    Good call on the UPDATE!   That was it! Shows up for me now.

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  10. 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...

     

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  11. 4 minutes ago, chibul said:

    Well, I figure the 10:30 timeslot at least gets you in the first batch - of that first group, maybe 1/4 of them will run to it - but actual entry into the park is going to be staggered due to the temp checks, etc. So....get there early? :lol:

     

    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....

  12. 1 hour ago, disco2000 said:

    Or at the very least hand out timed tickets so everyone isn't flocking the entrance as bad LOL.

    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...? 

  13. 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? 

  14. On 6/9/2020 at 4:26 PM, PilotDude said:

    Nope, looks like lines on the ground in the queue. But from the Worlds of Fun video it doesn't look very effective. They are good in front and behind you, but forget that you also need to worried with left and right as well.

    Screenshot 2020-06-09 at 4.24.04 PM.png

     

    What the hell?  Spacing the people in lines 6ft apart doesn't do any good if there are people going the other way in the line RIGHT NEXT TO YOU!?   What a ridiculous thing to even show in the video!    I would have bet my life they'd only be using EVERY OTHER lane and skipping the ones right next to each other...    

    Such a "false sense" of doing the right thing.  Just like the temperature checks are.  They don't do any good unless you've been infected for 2-3 weeks and showing symptoms.

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