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  1. I have been to the park 83 times since Orion has opened, and it has been only down for short amount of times 3 of those visits. Orion is the most sophisticated roller coaster in Ohio. It has the most technology ever available to run it, and more safety measures then any other coaster. A lot of the "downtime" is that has been experienced it due to computers.
  2. I will ride it once a month, its not my favorite, but I do not despise it. I like to sit in the middle to be able to see other's reactions though.
  3. After riding Grizzly at Kings Dominion it is my new #1 worst roller coaster of all time. Just an awful ride, that is rough with a boring layout.
  4. This past summer we made the trip to Dorney Park in Allentown, PA. The park is an older park, with a lot of older rides. Especially The Whip that had been there since 1920. The park is smaller than your typical Cedar Fair parks, but we had a lot of fun. We rode all the roller coasters. Talon was really underrated, I especially like the helix felt like your legs would touch the ground. The kids favorite was the Mouse Trap, it seemed to run faster than Richochet at Carowinds, and Apple Zapple at Kings Dominion. I thought Hydra was fantastic, and wish I would it of rode it a few more times. I am counting Demon Drop as coaster. I never rode it at Cedar Point, and was surprised by how high it was. Thunderhawk was running one train, and kind of rough. Possessed was fun, but enjoy Wicked Twister more due to the double twisted spikes. In my opinion Steel Force was the star of the show. I thought it would ride more like Magnum XL, but it blew me away. I think we rode it 5-6 times. We also visited the waterpark which is really nice, and compact. They have a ton to do there, and we tried to ride as much as possible, but it was so hot the lines were longer. We also enjoyed their variety of flat rides such as Enterprise, the carousel, and ferris wheel. It is nice to experience those since Kings Island does not have two out of the three. The food was nothing to write home about. Slow service and just basic fair attire. Need a major upgrade there. A few of the employees had never seen Platinum passes, and would show their coworkers which gave me a good chuckle. Overall I enjoyed Dorney if I'm ever in the area again, would go to ride Hyrda, Demon Drop, and Steel Force. It gave me the feeling of going back in time, and it was very nostaglic.
  5. That they do, I would be surprised if it is any kind of ride. More food options would be great. I would love to see a giant swing, like Skyhawk and 2 more flat rides back there. Kings Island has great coasters, but truly lacking on the flat ride side of things.
  6. The signs are in the CHAOS que. I didn't notice them Friday night, but they were there today. I think it has to do with the lab, not a new attraction.
  7. I was fortunate enough to ride Jersey Devil twice this summer. The operations are extremely fast, and they were running three trains. The trains never stop. They are loaded and unloaded like an escalator. As one person gets off at the back of the platform another gets on, and then a ride op secures your restraint. It is a fantastic, and fun ride.
  8. This summer we made a huge trip through the Mid-Atlantic visiting Flight 93 memorial, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Ocean City, NJ, and DC. As proud Platinum pass holders we visited Dorney Park (will receive own topic), and Kings Dominion. Kings Dominion is a beautiful park in Virginia. Upon entering we were greeted by their beautiful International Street. It had very big, and old trees with lots of shade. I truly enjoyed it more than Kings Island's I-Street. We spent a lot of time exploring the shops, and eating the various treats. It was interesting though how close some rides were to I-Street such as Berserker and Dominator. I also enjoyed their apple area along with the singing mushrooms. It was an interesting park with a lot of shade on the southern side, but a lot ton of open area near I-305. I only mention this because of how hot it was when we where there. Rides. They have three stand out coasters, Intimidator 305, Twisted Timbers, and Dominator. The kids loved Apple Zapple which is a very fun ride, and we really enjoyed it. They kept saying we wish KI had one. I had the goal of riding I-305 ten times, as I have rode Fury, MF, and Orion all over that amount. However the intensity and gray outs effected my ability to accomplish this. I305 is a fun ride, but not one I'd want at KI because in my opinion it cannot be marathoned. Twisted Timbers is the star of park. I enjoyed all 4 of my rides, and really would like to see KI get something like it. Dominator is the best floorless coaster I've ever rode. KD also has clones of BLSC, and FOF. Grizzly and Racer 75 are wooden coaster. I liked their Racer, but Grizzly is the worst roller coaster I've ever rode. Employees where not very friendly, but if you engaged them they would smile, and become friendly. However the group at the Grain and Grill were fantastic. They loved my Cincinnati Bearcats shirt, and how the Cats beat Georgia in the Peach Bowl. (I didn't have the heart to correct them) The Grain and Grill was our favorite place to eat we ate three of our four meals there. A huge variety of food, with good portions. It was very tasty. Our 4th meal was at the hot dog stand and it too was very good. The thing that made me sad about KD is you could tell it runs on 1/4 budget compared to Kings Island and Cedar Point. I would like to go back someday to get a ride on the new coaster.
  9. The Bansheelover family made the trip to Six Flags Great Adventure as well. Unfortunately we were unable to ride everything due to a major thunderstorm, and only having one day to explore it. We did get two rides on Jersey Devil which was a lot of fun, and enjoyed the Houdini experience. Also snagged rides on Cyborg, Nitro, Batman, and Dark Knight before the storms. I definitely want to return to finish the park, and ride El Toro.
  10. Looks like footers for Wicked Twister!
  11. At the Cedar Fair board meeting. CF, "Everyone cool with whats going on next year?" CP, KI,, CW , knotts, Carowinds, "yea we're good thanks" VF, WOF, CGA "yea thanks for including us! We will make you proud thank you so much for thinking of us." KD, "OMG thank you so much!!! We can't believe you remembered us, and we love you!" Dorney, "Hey wheres our new coaster!?!?!" CF, "Meeting over, no further." MA, "Um hey guys what about us?" CF, "You're still here? I thought we closed you." Intern, "Sir that was Geagua Lake. CF, Oh f&^K.
  12. I can't remember, but didn't California's Great Adventure have a permit request with the city that fit Wicked Twisters dimensions? I really hope they ride goes to Michigan's Adventure they truly need it.
  13. Rode The Beast today around 1pm. Row 2 very rough, it was my 23rd ride of the year, and the worst. Kings Island and Cedar Fair need to address this situation, and get this right.
  14. Went on Wednesday during all the rain, and ate at the Brewhouse. The Pub burger and tots were hot and fantastic. Ended up staying all day in the drizzle then ate at Hank's. Best chicken bowl I've had in quite awhile. Went over yesterday, and the family wanted the Brewhouse again tried the BBLT. Not my favorite as the bacon was too chewy. Must be crisp for a sandwich. However in all my trips, and meals yesterday was the only bad experience with a meal. I will stick with the cod sandwich and burger at Brewhouse.
  15. The Vortex was a wonderful coaster from its birth until about 2005. As technology advanced, and people started to enjoy different restraints and smoother tracks The Vortex became obsolete. I don't think it was a hated coaster, it just aged and peoples tastes changed. The skyline of KI is changed forever, and I will miss the only roller coaster to ever intimidate me.
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