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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.


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  1. Potato Works - Large Fry w/Cheese with a side of Chicken Poppers w/Honey Mustard. I realize that sounds backwards but trust me.. the chicken is the side order here.
  2. Here is a link to a very good explanation of what Trepy is talking about. Are We In Control of Our Own Decisions? It is 20 minutes long, but I promise, if you stick to it and give him time to explain, you will be enlightened.
  3. notsoFunny story... When my oldest son was about 3, my wife took him on the Ghoster Coaster. I don't believe they waited 2 1/2 hours, but they waited a really long time. As they neared the front of the queue, my son announced his need for a biobreak. My wife, who's patience was beyond gone by this point, decided to wait it out and get on the ride anyway. Needless to say, they both got wet on Scooby's Ghoster Coaster. Good riddance.
  4. I mentioned on my mini-trip report that nearly all the Nick merchandise is discounted for fire sale----much like the Paramount merchandise was during the 2007 season. I also noted some bargains on Scooby stuff. Am I reading too much into this or are the Nickelodeon attractions, and perhaps Scooby's notsoHaunted Castle slated for rethemeing?
  5. Dude... over analyzing. Also, if I am not mistaken, only Gold Pass holders get early ride times... I assume this will hold true all season.
  6. Flight Deck, and more importantly its ungawdly long "path," is in desperate need of some theming and/or landscaping. What a disaster.
  7. Lateral Gs. Those turns need some banking. I would also add Little Bills Giggle Coaster to the list. I hate that &^$%& thing. If you've never been on it, you have no idea what I am talking about.
  8. Ya know, I have heard this often but I am exactly the opposite. To me, nothing (short of Gatorade or something similar) quenches better than an ice cold Diet Coke. Another way to "save" is to pick up a six pack of those 24 oz. plastic bottles of Pepsi and pack a couple of those into your back pack. So long as you take out anything that will set off the detectors, it won't get searched by security. Even if it is, I have never been turned away for smuggling in such contraband. I absolutely agree. I love park food. I eat at McDonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, etc. enough during the o
  9. Yep. At Disney, you can usually get a pretty decent combo meal (sandwhich, side & drink) for about $6. A 32oz. Coke is only $2.79 and fresh fruit is everywhere. And you can't find Mickey bars at Kings Island no matter how hard you look.
  10. I just returned from KI with my wife and my two sons (4 and 8). Here are some general observations. ... The park was inundated with thousands of school kids from as far away as Arkansas (possible further) for Math and Science Day. This produced only slightly longer waits on the E rides. Here are my wait times: Diamondback - 30 minutes (was over 90 minutes at some points) Stunt - 20 minutes Beast - 15 minutes (was over an hour at some points) Racer - 30 minutes (only one was open) Flight Deck - 30 minutes Drop Tower - 60 minutes I was able to ride Diamondback by mysel
  11. I just returned from the park and the prices at Potato Works were on par with seasons past. Late this evening, I decided to fork over north of 9 bucks for a Diamond Back cup. This thing holds 46 ounces and has a nifty little spout at the top that I used to fill some empty water bottles. So... we bought 2 fries, 2 cheese cups, a chicken popper, and the 46 ounce refillable cup (enough Diet Coke for all in my family) for just over $30. That's pretty reasonable considering that last night's dinner at Donato's (off site, of course) was closer to $40.
  12. It's been a couple of years since I have been.. do they still have a separate entrance for GP holders? Do GP holder just go to the rope and show their pass to the staffer to get access? I hate to sound like a NooB.
  13. Thanks for starting this forum. I was wondering the same thing. My first though was that they may have put a new train on Little Bill but then I snapped to my senses. The posters above are correct. Typically, these commercials are produced by the ad agency, who hasn't a clue which rides are in which park. They just piece it together, tag it with the appropriate park name, and send it to the dub house where it is duplicated and distributed to the media outlets. I would even bet that the commericals for Kings Island, Cedar Point, Knotts, and all the other Cedar Fair parks, arrive at th
  14. Dudes.... read the Wiki article. Male carpenter bees, the ones that are so menacing, are actually harmless. They do not sting. They have NO STINGER! Female carpenter bees do pack quite a punch but they RARELY leave the nest and rarely are aggressive (except for defending the nest). It is rather odd, though, because the Male's sole job is to gather food for the females and guard the nest. The only way they know how is to hover nearby and pounce on anything that moves. This is why they are always dive bombing you. They can not sting you. All they can do is scare the bejezzus out of
  15. I am betting the Pixar name will eventually be phased out of all things Disney. It will take years for people to stop calling the park MGM Studios. On the other hand, it took all of, what? 12 Minutes to stop calling Kings Island, Paramount's Kings Island. I always thought that was a ridiculous name for any park. Paramount's ________ .
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