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Hampshire24

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  1. Question about Kings Island Season Passes: I am thinking about upgrading my Gold Pass to Platinum since my family is planning a trip to Carowinds during Memorial Day weekend. Will my Kings Island Platinum Pass be able to purchase Carowinds bring a friend tickets?
  2. @DonnaFan Check out this shirt by Cincy Shirts, it might be what you are looking for: Smurf Cone Shirt
  3. Congo Falls also says it is closed for the season. White Water Canyon says it is opening May 24. My guess is they just need to update the website.
  4. I really like that t-shirt, I just hate the fact there will probably be a stampede from the front to the back of the park on opening morning. I always envision someone tripping and getting stepped on, leading to a bad time. I don’t think anyone should have a bad experience at Kings Island. I do hope they sell the shirt in stores, though. I like the burnt orange color, really goes well with The Beast.
  5. I went to KD for the first time last September and was immensely disappointed the ride was not operating. I assured myself one day I would be able to ride it, but it doesn’t look like it will be so. At least I got to see the structure in person.
  6. The roller coaster at the New York, New York Hotel is the worst I’ve ever been on. I have never had to physically recover after a ride until I rode it. Had to sit down for a handful of minutes. Never going to ride again.
  7. Here is the Halloween Haunt 2018 Map. I tried to PM @IndyGuy4KI but I don't see where I can attach a PDF in a Private Message. 2018 Kings Island Halloween Haunt Map.pdf
  8. I wonder why they didn't include this in their announcements this summer? I would think this would have been a perfect pairing to announce with the Antique Cars. Kind of like a Coney Mall Makeover with the BBQ, Cars, and Racer Re-Track. Maybe they thought this would overshadow the Antique Cars announcement?
  9. Final Steel Vengeance (9) vs. The Beast (8)     3rd  Banshee (3) vs. Maverick (10) The Beast keeps hanging on!
  10. Tried the Pull-a-Part Cinnamon Bread from the Turkey Leg Stand last night. I thought it was pretty good! For some reason it was 50% off, plus it stacked with the Gold Pass 10% off. Overall, the park was really busy. About a 45 minute wait on both MT and FOC. Peanuts showplace was full for the What the Dickens first show of the night. The train was at full capacity when we rode. I would say it was a fantastic night for KI business wise.
  11. Final Steel Vengeance (4) vs. The Beast (5)     3rd  Banshee (3) vs. Maverick (5)
  12. Final Steel Vengeance (3) vs. The Beast (4)   3rd  Banshee (2) vs. Maverick (4)
  13. Steel Vengeance (8) vs. Maverick (7) The Beast (9) Vs. Banshee (6)
  14. Steel Vengeance (5) vs. Maverick (3) The Beast (5) Vs. Banshee (3) 
  15. I went this past September and found the location of some of the rides to be odd. Intimidator 305, Backlot Stunt Coaster, and FOF are all part of the Safari Village section. Dominator is right by itself in the front of the park, with Planet Snoopy being in-between it and the rest of the park.
  16. Millennium Force (2) vs. Maverick (4) Top Thrill Dragster (2) vs. Banshee (4) Steel Vengeance (3) vs. Magnum XL-200 (3) Diamondback (3) vs. The Beast (3)
  17. Millennium Force (8) vs. Adventure Express (3) Top Thrill Dragster (8) vs. Blue Streak (3) Steel Vengeance (10) vs. Flight of Fear (1) Diamondback (8) vs. The Racer (3) The Beast (5) vs. Mystic Timbers (6) Magnum XL-200 (8) vs. Rougarou (3) Banshee (10) vs. Raptor (1) Vortex (3) vs. Maverick (8)
  18. Millennium Force (5) vs. Great Pumpkin Coaster (2)Top Thrill Dragster (6) vs. Wilderness Run (1)Steel Vengeance (6) vs. Flying Ace Aerial Chase (1)Diamondback (7) vs. Woodstock Express CP (0)The Beast (5) vs. Woodstock Express KI (2)Magnum XL-200 (5) vs. Backlot Stunt Coaster (2)Banshee (6) vs. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (1)Valravn (4) vs. Adventure Express (3)GateKeeper (3) vs. Blue Streak (4)Vortex (5) vs. Iron Dragon (2)Maverick (6) vs. The Bat (1)Raptor (4) vs. Invertigo (3)Rougarou (4) vs. Corkscrew (3)Gemini (3) vs. Flight of Fear (4)Wicked Twister (2) vs. The Racer (5)Firehawk (2) vs. Mystic Timbers (5)
  19. It was me! Thanks for riding with me. That was probably one of my smoothest rides on Vortex. I think the rain really helped out.
  20. Just wanted to give a big thanks to KI and the Firehawk crew. They did a great job making sure they provided their best effort to keep Firehawk running yesterday. I didn’t get to the park till about 5 and went strait to Firehawk. There was about a 40 minute wait when I got in line. When I was about 4 trains away the weather started picking up and Firehawk’s operation was suspended. The Firehawk crew did a great job communicating with us in line about the delay and just chatting in general with us. There looked to be more rain coming on the radar, but it stayed dry long enough so those of us who wanted a last ride got one. It was great to get that one last ride. #RIPFirehawk
  21. Sad to see it go, but I understand this will be addition by subtraction. Hopefully this will lead to bigger and better ride experiences. I can still remember going to Kings Island in early 2007 for a middle school concert band competition. I was standing in The Racer que and saw Firehawk in the distance. I remember thinking “That is going to be such a cool ride!”. For my first ride I remember standing in the que for what seemed like ages (probably due to new ride long line and the capacity issues), but when I finally got to ride I was ecstatic! I loved the unique experience it gave. Getting laid down in the station, laying on my back on the lift hill not being able to see anything, and the feeling like you were flying all contributed to that experience. I hope I am able to get some more rides on Firehawk in the coming weeks, especially on the final day.
  22. I do find it interesting Kentucky Kingdom is using a similar hashtag to what Kings Island used for Mystic Timbers. #whatsinthewind compared to #whatsintheshed
  23. The only rides that have decent lines are Diamondback and MT. However, the ice cream stands have the longest lines.
  24. What are the all time records, yearly records, and single day records for times ridden for all roller coasters in the park? I think it would be kind of cool to have a leaderboard somewhere in the park. Kind of like how the Reds have the big leaderboards in the Reds Hall of Fame for all of the baseball statistics.
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