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Oldiesmann

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  1. @Thrill_Biscuit reported on Facebook that the wait was nearly 4 hours when the park opened this morning. I'm still hoping to be able to ride it next month but I don't want to spend 4 hours waiting in line.
  2. The new Typhoon Twister water slide at Six Flags St Louis has closed after a rider somehow fell out of the tube... https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/new-typhoon-twister-water-slide-at-six-flags-in-eureka/article_e871af80-26e2-54a7-bc02-91af1f9c34d1.html http://www.kmov.com/story/38496518/six-flags-new-ride-typhoon-twister-closed-due-to-ride-related-incident
  3. @silver2005 I wasn't aware of the hidden charges and there weren't any fire alarms going off while I was there. I do agree that the layout is quite odd though.
  4. My guess would be extra loading time. If someone does decide to sit in that row then you have to wait a short time while the guest adjusts the seatbelt to fit them. If that row is empty the next time around, it takes longer for the ride op to pull the belt tight again. I have always wondered why they even have belts on Timbers to begin with since they just tell you they have to be buckled but not tight.
  5. For what it's worth when I rode Beast on Monday they did say they would call security on you if they caught you with your phone out.
  6. Waldameer is a great park all around. Make sure to do the dark rides (Whacky Shack and Pirate's Cove) in addition to the coasters. They also have a nice selection of classic flats if you have time.
  7. I recommend stopping at Sara's while in Erie. It's right up the road from Waldameer and is a really fun diner/tourist trap type place with good food. If you have time, Presque Isle State Park (also right up the road from Waldameer and Sara's) is worth a trip. I didn't venture out to Gull Point because I was being bombarded with bugs on the trail, but there's a lighthouse and a lot of other stuff to see/do there (beach, picturesque lake views, etc.)
  8. To be fair, someone did record a Snoopy-themed parody of a Snoop Dogg song a while back:
  9. Direct link that doesn't go through a couple of Google redirects: https://www.wblzmedia.com/2018/06/16/kings-island-gravity-is-an-experience-you-cant-miss-at-the-park/
  10. Given the desing of the doghouse I'd guess it belongs to Snoopy's brother Marbles. Sent from my Galaxy S9 using Tapatalk
  11. http://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/06/hersheypark_expansion.html#incart_river_index
  12. Relatively minor incident but still something you don't expect to see. https://www.wral.com/bumper-car-catches-fire-at-carowinds-park/17605410/
  13. When I was riding Great Pumpkin Coaster with my niece earlier, a kid in front of us was saying that GPC is a "mini Banshee".
  14. I'm staying at the Red Roof Inn near the park and it's the same there too. Sent from my Galaxy S9 using Tapatalk
  15. The Indy Star decided to write an article comparing KI to Holiday World... https://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/2018/05/29/heres-how-kings-island-compares-holiday-world-indiana/633416002/
  16. Both water coasters have cubbies in the queue for your stuff as I recall Sent from my Galaxy S9 using Tapatalk
  17. Assuming I'm not missing anything... Americana Beech Bend Camden Park Cedar Point Coney Island DelGrosso's Dorney Holiday World Kentucky Kingdom Kings Island Knoebel's Magic Kingdom Memphis Kiddie Park New Conneaut Lake Park Stricker's Grove Waldameer
  18. I live about 10 minutes or so from downtown Cincinnati, a few miles from where I-74 and I-75 meet. I can typically make it to the park in about 30 minutes depending on traffic
  19. Like usual, Gold Passes have been extended again this year, but until July 4th this time instead of the usual week or so that they usually extend the sale for. Pass sales must be way down this year.
  20. Weather permitting I'll be riding it when I visit next month - I typically spend the day at Coney on my birthday and plan to do so again this year as well. Looking forward to seeing all the changes.
  21. Here's a photo of the damage from the European Coaster Club via GOCC:
  22. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-europark-fire-massive-blaze-12602519 According to the Facebook page Cupcakes and Coasters, Michael Mack has confirmed that there are no injuries, but the Pirates attraction and the Norway section have been completely destroyed. https://www.facebook.com/cupcakesandcoasters/posts/2166298656935981
  23. Sounds good to me! Maybe we can try to take over a coaster train or two as well. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  24. For future reference, you can go to the Google Maps website and get directions that take into account when you're planning to leave or want to arrive at your destination - that will give you the typical travel times for the date/time you chose and, if you choose when you want to arrive, recommend when you need to leave in order to get to your destination on time.
  25. I don't need any more shirts but this will be a nice addition to my collection of KIC tees (I have the previous one that was offered as well as the two from 2009) Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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