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  1. My mother in law is 230, 5 foot or so. She carries her weight in her midsection, including her backside. Every ride is accessible for her, just snug to tight fit but no walks of shame. The Beast and The Racer appear to be very similar trains, so if you can ride one, the other should be fine. My father in law is close to 6 foot and weighs around 300. He carries his weight in his thighs and upper chest. He has had issues on Diamondback (thighs)and Drop Tower (chest). He’s had walks of shame frequently for Diamondback.
  2. Ok maybe I am just too tired. If you buy the pass, it’s good the remainder of this season and all of 2019. If you buy the add ons, they are not good until 2019? Also, I read it’s good for fall, but didn’t specify Haunt. Is it good on all public days they are open? My monster in love is giving me a headache with her questions.
  3. I have three young children. We get wrist bands when we go. It’s really a simple, obvious thing to do. Often times the Mr and I will just switch duties with one in Planet Snoopy the other on the bigger rides or sitting in Reds pretending to ride rides for a few minutes of precious golden silence. Common sense and a desire to keep my children safe is key. Why chance harming who should be the most precious things in your life. I have seen people scream at ride ops for it. I have seen people screaming in guest services. It’s not worth getting that bent out of shape over someone doing their job. I know it’s expensive and trying to make the most of a visit if you can only go once a season can be difficult, but think parents put themselves before their children to have a good time not realizing it could injure a child.
  4. Someone told me they were down a drummer tonight. From where we were standing I couldn’t see over the tall people in front.
  5. I really like Blood Drums a lot. Not sure why they do not have their own thread because they are really talented. I don’t understand why the sound seems like you can’t hear the drums as well as you would think. Well I would think. I also wish they’d have a live DJ. that would be incredible.
  6. Watching Blood Drums. K-9 walked by. Is this normal? Not wanting to create a panic, just haven’t seen before.
  7. I know we can’t generally make it all day at Kings Island without a major meltdown by one (all). Myself included. It sounds more like it’s a better to wait for them to experience because they have so much energy. Advantage would be not needing a hotel for the event so the cost would be minimal.
  8. We were on it when it did that. It was the best ride we ever had on it. As we left they shut down the ride though so we figured something had not gone as expected.
  9. I am going to guess that younger children would not be too entertained? They’d be almost 4 and two almost 3.
  10. The Mr and I had talked about Holliwood Nights because he loves that place so much. I will talk to him and see what he says. Knowing him he will opt for Holiday World over Cedar Point. Why was Coastermania disappointing or is that not appropriate to ask? What’s so great about Holliwood Nights? Is Coasterstock fun if you go several times a year? We’ve gone to a lot of parks over the years, but never even considered joining a club until a few weeks ago.
  11. That’s really odd. I guess I misread the post then. That’s not going to probably work unless we decide to not do Coastermania.
  12. My husband and I were looking into joining a coaster club and didn’t realize there was more than ACE which really is not in our budget at the moment. Coaster Crew seems far more reasonable. Is the membership good for one year or per event? I am guessing annual plus pay the event? So we could join Coaster Crew and do the two events we plan to next year, Coasterstock and Coastermania?
  13. All of my shopping is done and wrapped already. Of course it’s always a surprise to see what’s wrapped because we normally forget. However I stay in budget and am stress free. So bring on the Christmas lights, I’ve started shopping for Christmas this year, the day after Christmas last year. With Winterfest I think I am most looking forward to getting to put ice skates on, walking onto the ice and falling on my backside. While I love hockey, I am very uncoordinated. If nothing breaks I will be happy.
  14. I wish they’d consider bringing the crazy Target lady back in their ads for the holidays. She was so funny.
  15. My favorite was Slaughterhouse. I actually like Carnevil but it is better with the glasses on. Field of Screams is decent. Wish they had more scare actors in it. Backwoods Bayou was probably my least favorite.
  16. Is it out of the realm of possibility to put the Smokehouse where Hanks is? We used to love eating at Hanks until the last two or three seasons. I couldn’t begin to consider eating there this year after the grossness the last few times we had eaten there. It wouldn’t upset me at all to go that route.
  17. I have been following what you post about this and was shocked you weren’t right. You actually sound like you know what you are talking about.
  18. We jokingly thought they could do Easterfest because we both thought they looked like Easter eggs at first.
  19. I need to read the speculation of things when something major hit like Banshee. Speculation is awesome, but it’s quite comical in so many ways even with something as minor as this building removal and no real announcement. If I owned an amusement park, I would have people do random things just to make people speculate then read what they come up with. It would be funny to me. Randomly place markers with colored tags just for giggles. I am not one that has experience with construction, but to me it looks like removal would be a process, not just destroying the building and hauling it away. With having really nice weather it looks like they could use it to do other things pertaining to Winterfest because from the changes in the park, there’s still a lot they need to do. If they have the amount of lights they say they will have, it really looks like they are no where close to having that completed. I am guessing any construction crew they have in would probably not be involved in the prep for Winterfest, but they may be in the way to get that accomplished. I need to read over this thread, but if they build something wouldn’t they need a permit? I mean in all reality it looks like something would have to be submitted. I can’t imagine a park like Kings Island not having to get one like any other business.
  20. We went in. Walked down International Street, turned around and left. Just too crowded to be much fun. Seemed busier than last Saturday.
  21. I have to ask, what’s the deal with all the antique cars? Seriously a possibility? I can’t remember the last time we had ridden them in any park and cannot recall any recent times, years, that there have been a line more than one or two groups waiting at any park we’ve been to. Why, of all things, would they put them back in with low ridership from my experience. It’s possible that we just haven’t paid attention to them, but we kind of do because we’ve wondered why parks have them.
  22. How about crowds tonight?! Is it busy? The weather is nice right now. I had heard Friday Haunt crowds are less busy than what we experienced Saturday.
  23. My girls love it. My oldest loves the pony rides. The twins love the foam pit. It’s not the most exciting experience for older children but as far as my three go, they have fun. I think we got candy from you, too.
  24. Your trip sounds really wonderful. Just thinking about this makes me miss park trips so much. I look forward to when my girls are big enough to ride coasters. A few years ago Lakemont the last hour of the day was free admission and $3 to ride Leap the Dips. The other two coasters were free. In all honesty, that’s really all the time you need there if you’re doing coasters. I had heard they were closed this year and not sure that will be offered again. However, if it’s offered that would possibly free up enough money to hit DelGross’s. I completely agree with @electricsun about the Whip at Dorney. I love it. I think I have ridden it more than anything at that park. I am not a fan of Hydra. I don’t care for the roll at the beginning. Steel Force I enjoy much more. I have been to Hershey probably a dozen times easily. Even on busy days you can ride all coasters and then some. Operations at that park have always been on point. If I had to pick between Laff Trakk and Skyrush, I would pick Laff Trakk. Skyrush/Thighcrush is among the worst coasters I have ridden. I am not a very big person and the restraints still seem to crush my thighs. Dave is tall and has propped his leg on the base to keep the restraint from going too low. I tried that but without fail I end up pushing the restraint down. Knoebels by far my favorite place to visit. I think it’s sometimes hit and miss as far as operations there. I have had far more excellent experiences than poor. Phoenix would be my top choice there for a 100th coaster out of all the ones you mentioned. Impulse is a fun coaster, too. One thing that might cut costs with Great Adventure is buying the season pass. They are relatively inexpensive and you can get parking on it. Until I was expecting our oldest daughter we would get their version of the Platinum pass it makes multiple park trips very affordable throughout the season. You can make payments for a minimal amount each month and I don’t think we ever had an increase, but I could be wrong because it’s been 4 years I think since we had that pass. Obviously you’d have to budget that throughout the year. Parking at Six Flags parks seems to be higher than other parks.
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