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  1. I just told my girls about the water that would spray in the tunnel. They said they want it to come back. Only one cannon was working Monday. The ones closer to the end were not working. I love these rides also. We went on it 5 times and the log ride one time just before we left.
  2. It did not feel like it pulled me over the top like Diamondback does. It for sure went over the top much quicker than the front but I did not feel that strong pull over like Diamondback does. I maybe need to ride it back there again and see
  3. What a great time. The masks suck but other than that we really enjoyed ourselves. Orion is so incredible and is my first giga. Sadly, the wind blew my youngest girls mask down under her nose and half way off her mouth. The picture shows her grabbing it and was funny looking because she had such a concerned look on her face. The sad part is, they would not allow us to have a copy of that picture because the mask was not over her mouth. Even the lady thought it was a great picture because of the concerned look she had. Still what a ride! I wish they didn't cost $30 Million so they could build more, lol Went to Whitewater Canyon and rode it 4 times in a row, my youngest lost her mask and mine broke on our last ride. Went out to get new masks from the car and people were looking at us as if we just killed someone for not having one on. Nobody from the park was a problem, just the mask Nazi public. Went back in and was on Banshee and I felt it was much smoother this year than the end of last year. I was very happy about that. It had a 5 minute wait so we rode it several times in a row. They were assigning seats and we wanted to ride the front seat. We tried to time it so that we could be first in line for a new train but just couldn't get it right. Even the lady assigning seats was trying to help us get the front be she was restricted by her own rules. She was so sweet and a great asset to KI. Wish I got her name. Delirium is always a favorite of ours but the social distancing for that ride really slowed it down and not really worth the wait right now. We later found it had no line so jumped on it again. I could ride this all day long and be happy. The Beast! Will always and forever be my favorite! I was lucky enough to get a middle seat of a car and for sure much smoother. The retracked section was nice as well. I was really happy to see that Viking Fury got some love with new paint. That is a family tradition for us. My girls and I will have memories of them little with me on that ride so will always have a special place in my heart. Lots happened and had such a great time but did have one bad issue. My wife could be a professional cook if not for us deciding for her to be a stay at home mom. She knows food better than most people. We were at Cony BBQ and found that they did not have the tri tips this year so she went with the chicken and I got the BBQ. The BBQ was actually really good! My wife's chicken was WAY under cooked. Had red blood running out of it. I took it back up there and they give me an excuse that some blood vessel popped and was ok, I said we did not want it and wanted to exchange it for the BBQ. The did and no farther problem. They made it right for us. I told my wife what they said and she laughed and said it was just an excuse to make me happy because it was not done. I know nothing about food myself but happy that they made it right.
  4. I was able to ride it 3 more times. I usually prefer the front half of a train on most roller coasters but I jumped on the next to last seat and this was incredible. I love the back on Orion! What an amazing ride!
  5. I am confused on this. Can I bring a friend for the special deal with Gold pass members on any day? Say Monday August 4rd? Tomorrow? What is that price? I have 4 gold passes, is it 4 people per gold pass that can come? Do they just show up with us? I have 5 friends that we want to bring but was not sure how this works and not sure I am understanding what I read. Thanks
  6. I am not a fan of this one. I have never been on it and the darn gun work other than the very first year. I love a good dark ride but this one just don't do it for me.
  7. I agree that a dark ride is essential to a park for the overall park experience. Not ever going to be a primary attraction but needs to be there. Like a carousel, Not a primary attraction but needs to be there. All these add up to a really good park.
  8. Thanks everyone. I assumed that would be the case but with all the silliness these days you never know
  9. I have searched and can't find this information. Looks like my girls want to go back before school starts. We are thinking about going one evening and stay over night and all day the next day. We can't get there till around 6:00 PM though. I know that is only 2 hours left to the day but wanted to know if we can still get in at that time. I can't find a phone number to call them and for some reason my computer is acting up and I can't get an email through to them. Only thing I am finding is tickets for after 3:00 so I know we can get in after 3:00 just not sure how late.
  10. What I never see reported is the fact that less then 1/2 of 1% of the US population has this virus. The others have already gotten over it or never had it yet.
  11. We were there Friday, my oldest girl was getting a drink of water at a water fountain and didn't step 3 feet from it before a security guy jumped all over her for not wearing her mask. I told him we were wearing them but she just took a drink of water and was in process of putting it on when he jumped her. We only went to ride Orion but my girls ended up riding Whitewater Canyon also. After that we were done. The mask was just to much to deal with. We will not go back till we can go without a mask. That or I will just keep it under my chin like so many others were doing. I had my hands in my face 100 times more often because of that stupid mask.
  12. Just got home from the park. We drove 6 hours round trip just to ride this and here is my review as what you would call a GP rider. First, a little background. I am a former MX and FMX rider/racer and I am a one park wonder for the most part. Kings Island is my home park and has been since around 1980. I have been to Holiday World a few times as well but mostly for the water park. I also went to Cedar Point in 1997 but remember almost nothing of the place. Till now, Diamondback and Son of Beast were the two largest coasters I had ever ridden. For Orion, I absolutely loved it! That first drop is simply incredible and unlike anything I have experienced before. When I was watching the wave turn before riding I thought it was going to be awkward and to high before the twist started but that was not the case. I was on the second row (my girls were on the front row) and felt perfect. I am not a big enough roller coaster follower to know the correct terminology but the rest was the best I had ridden myself. If I was to make a complaint, I wish it could have been another 5 to 10 seconds longer. I suspect that if it was, it would have lost to much speed and made it feel off from the rest of the ride. I am looking forward to going back and riding the back row. The Beast will ALWAYS be my number 1 ride of all times because of many things but I have a new number 2. Diamondback and Banshee will now be tied for 3 and 4. I forgot to mention earlier... I got to meet Don Helbig today! Very nice getting to talk to him. He was just passing by and a couple of us said hi and he stopped and started talking to us. I can tell he loves the park!
  13. Just got home from the park. We drove 6 hours round trip just to ride this and here is my review as what you would call a GP rider. First, a little background. I am a former MX and FMX rider/racer and I am a one park wonder for the most part. Kings Island is my home park and has been since around 1980. I have been to Holiday World a few times as well but mostly for the water park. I also went to Cedar Point in 1997 but remember almost nothing of the place. Till now, Diamondback and Son of Beast were the two largest coasters I had ever ridden. For Orion, I absolutely loved it! That first drop is simply incredible and unlike anything I have experienced before. When I was watching the wave turn before riding I thought it was going to be awkward and to high before the twist started but that was not the case. I was on the second row (my girls were on the front row) and felt perfect. I am not a big enough roller coaster follower to know the correct terminology but the rest was the best I had ridden myself. If I was to make a complaint, I wish it could have been another 5 to 10 seconds longer. I suspect that if it was, it would have lost to much speed and made it feel off from the rest of the ride. I am looking forward to going back and riding the back row. The Beast will ALWAYS be my number 1 ride of all times because of many things but I have a new number 2. Diamondback and Banshee will now be tied for 3 and 4.
  14. If you are so worried about it then stay home. You are not going to get 100% of the people to do things like they should. We have been experimenting on how to were a mask and not have our glasses fog up. We have yet to figure something out. I assure you that I will be taking my mask off often just to get my glasses to defog. So now they are forcing me to put my hands on my face FAR more often than if I didn't wear a mask.
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