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Everything posted by YOULLBEBACK

  1. Love the park and love having a cold beer, but rarely do I want a beer in KI. I'm there for the rides. Even drinking one beer would make a coaster marathon a little too nauseous of an experience. I'm glad someone else mentioned the Haunt as a "White Trash Bash". I try not to be judgemental but man, it is awful during haunt. As a parent, seeing little kids being carted around watching all that blood and gore makes me sick. Plus the overall trashiness had me skip Haunt all of last year. It is what it is I suppose.
  2. Thanks! Back of the park sounds like a given. The layout makes me appreciate KI's layout more than I do. Solid tips all around thanks so much. Thanks this helps, makes sense about the popular rides and we'll surely knock them out early and often. A FL+ might be worth it as well it seems. Having so many "A+" coasters is tough to wrap my head around and a mental game plan is starting to form .
  3. Thanks! I may take you up on that when we start to get our ducks in a row. Watching all the POV's and mapping out a plan for the coasters is fun and somewhat overwhelming.
  4. If this is in the wrong thread please forgive me / move it, but thought this would fit best. As a KI passholder for several years, but never been to Cedar Point, I am planning on making one "ultimate" CP trip with my 2 sons. Our primary goal is to hit all coasters with minimal wait (#1 priority for us). Not really interested in shows or whatnot, just the rides and getting the most out of that. We know KI inside and out but know CP is a whole different beast to tackle. There are a lot of places online with tips, deals, etc. Not sure where to start so thought I'd ask you guys. Any tips or suggestions on getting the most out of CP? 2 day visit? Weekday over weekend? 1 or 2 days with fastlane? Thanks in advance for your help!
  5. I'll take all the 2019 improvements over a big ride any time. Just awesome stuff. The Festhaus getting some much needed German flair back!
  6. When you think "Cincinnati", the Reds and Kings Island are 2 of the top things that come to mind. It was a great match and added local flair. Anytime you give KI a more corporate feel and less local feel, it is very much a loss in my book.
  7. I don't get the popularity of the music shows. Full bands are awesome, just not the singing. Gravity or any other talent show? Awesome. Seeing teenagers karaoke Garth Brooks? No thanks. Oh well, to each his own.
  8. The entrance is going to look amazing. Can't wait. I think walking into KI is one of the best experiences no matter how many times you do it. Now if we can only get rid of the annoying KI photographers at the entrance! I always let them do their job as I'm sure they have a quota to meet, but man it gets old. Put them in food service somewhere, where it is habitually and desperately needed.
  9. As a Reds fan, this bums me out. Yeah the food service stinks and probably still will. This seems so trendy to me, I get it. Brew Houses, micro beer, blahblah. The Reds HOF was a great place to have a rest, check out the Reds game, grab an unoccupied table in the AC and re-set. Now I can vision it as a hipster version of Applebees. I hope I'm wrong.
  10. Great podcast! I'd LOVE to hear a full scale trip report / walk through of the park. Like 3 or 4 guys, 1-2 hours, dealing each ride, experiences and opinions, etc. A tough task I know but that would be great to hear from the experts.
  11. IMO - the movie props we're an awesome addition and I Dug the Paramount Story, but naming some rides on films that they had to know would not have the staying power for anyone to really care about is strange to me. Seriously, when's the last time you watched Face Off? Drop Zone? Italian Job? It seems short sided to me. Also, the fact the Paramount never themed Adventure Express as an Indiana Jones themed ride is strange to me. I assume Paramount didn't have the rights for whatever reason, but come on, you think they could have gotten them from Lucasfilm for relatively cheap?
  12. Phantom Theater was awesome, but I'll still ride it as Boo Blasters if there is a small line. I would like it if the queue line had some very minor lighting...as this year someone vomited and I had the pleasure of stepping in it on the way in...ugh.
  13. Yes! https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2019/february/in-honor-of-its-40th-anniversary-kings-island-has-brought-back-the-original-beast-trains-color-scheme?fbclid=IwAR0L29g_vpTGr1hgLp3IzbvVIupL8LTPz2fyZa-h8seerB--Y2dVs9bpIfI
  14. Such a great ride I take it for granted. Will ride it a lot more this year. If Cincinnati had some sort of generic "top 10" list, The Beast would be on it. Right there with Skyline Chili, Pete Rose, etc. It's that important.
  15. My selfish hope is that they do nothing, and my 4th favorite KI coaster will be somewhat forgotten in 2019, leading to less lines and more rides for me:)
  16. Agree 100% and do miss the German food. Larosas and Panda in Bierhaus...make sense, lol. We eat before entering. I don't mind the price as that is sort of expected. But the lines and quality are just not acceptable 90% of the time, and we shouldn't be apologists for that fact.
  17. This is awesome! Brings me back to high school and working KI that summer.
  18. Nothing says "Festhaus" like Panda Express and Larosas!
  19. Why relocate or remove rides when there is so much unused acreage owned by KI?
  20. 2019 tip #1 - ride the blue side of Racer for a smoother ride. Got it!
  21. This makes me very happy. Love that ride, it deserves re-tracking and hopefully a nice new paint job at some point. I think the part is really valuing the importance and selling power of nostalgia by really spending some time and effort into revamping Coney Mall the past 2 years.
  22. I really hope they add additional hours! I was only able to attend one night but was blown away by it. You really need to have a game plan before going as there are so many things to do. Very much looking forward to it. The 2nd train is a must on the weekend...that was the only negative IMO.
  23. So, I am trying to plan a day with my kids where we ride as many rides as possible as many times as possible. My kids love it and thought it would be a fun thing to do as they aren't into the shows too much. I am imagining all the big rides as much as possible, but also the smaller rides a few times as well...everything from The Beast to Amazon Falls:) We will probably get fastlane+ for obvious reasons (unless it is super slow), but I had a few questions for you pros. 1. How are the Fast Lane lines on busy weekends? I assume they only sell a certain amount? I'd hate to buy these and find out it is still a 15+ minute wait due to it being a super busy day or something of the sort. 2. What's the most # of rides you've done in a day? Any advice on this? We did about 45 once last summer but think we can do better. 3. I know mornings are best for line avoidance, and knocking out Firehawk, FOF and BLSC makes sense early. Any other ideas?
  24. As I look at the KI live video, Diamondback is a walk on right now. Man I wish I was in Mason right now.
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