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  1. I spent 20 minutes on the phone today BEGGING my aunt to come make the trip with us to Carowinds next week. My 8 year old niece is coming into town and my parents and I are taking her. Backing up 3 years ago, my aunt had back surgery and we haven't been going because of this, but interesting enough, she wanted to go this year, but we went to Wicked instead. She's still extremely worried about going on roller coasters and she's been my ride buddy since I was a kid. Is it too soon for her to go and enjoy a visit and ride the rides? She's 54 years old and a thrill seeker like me and my niece is a dare devil herself. I am just hoping it won't be a mistake for her to go and have something happen.
  2. My 8 (almost 9) year old niece is inching closer and closer to being 54 inches, I'm 5' tall and she comes up to the base of my neck on me. 54 inches is the magical height for the big coasters and we are talking about taking her while she's in NC to Carowinds and I will be the LUCKY person that takes her on everything. She has gone on some of the big coasters at Kings Island, but hitting the 54 inch mark = more rides for her to go on. The restraints are designed for a person's height, am I right? She barely weighs 60 lb and I am more scared to take her on coasters this year than I did when she hit 48 inch mark. I know, for a fact, Nighthawk will be one she will beg to go on if she's tall enough, and that is not my favorite ride and its the one I am most worried about take her on. Guess I am looking for some reassurance here. I was only 4 feet tall at her age and a big dare devil like her.
  3. Where have I been? CP got rid of Demon Drop?! Holy cow! I only ever rode that ride once in my life.
  4. Wow I never knew Kings Island named "The Beastie" Scooby Doo at one point. I have always known it as Beastie. Scooby Doo Coaster was at Carowinds to me.
  5. I have 2....and they are 2 different reasons! 1) Vortex...it was my first real big coaster, first upside down coaster. I will never forget them asking for 2 riders and them giving us the front seat. I thought I was riding with some one who had been on it before, we got to the top of the ride and my friend goes "Cortney, I've never been on this before!" and we screamed the whole way down that first hill!! I haven't looked back on coasters since. 2) Nighthawk at Carowinds. The first time I rode it, and I will probably never get back on it. But I thought for sure it would be like Firehawk at Kings Island, got on there and looked around and found you had ZILCH to hang onto and that freaked me out a little bit. To top that off, we were in the front row and also the ride operator going "It doesn't matter where you are riding, you see the water the same way!" The ride up the hill I kept asking my aunt "Are we at the top yet?" She was like I'm not telling you, I begged her to hold my hand, and she wouldn't. The second we flipped over, it was like a rush of emotions. I was scared, I was happy, I was crying, I was screaming....you name it! LOL It was well worth the 1.5 hour wait, but I doubt I will get on it again. It was too much for me.
  6. Cortney


    My aunt is in the same predictament as you, but is just avoiding the rougher rides.
  7. I have mine from the 2 summers I spent in NC and we got season pass at KI so I could use it at Carowinds too.
  8. is 2/3 weekends we had snow!!!!!!!

  9. Happy 25th White Water Canyon! I never fail to get SOAKED on this ride at Kings Island or at Carowinds. Always get off soaked.
  10. For as long as I can remember I went to Kings Island YEARLY and I remember when I was 8, we were over by Vortex and Beast (I think it was the year Vortex opened, 1989????) and I remember standing between the bear claws that started Beast's line that came out from the station and Vortex's line wrapping around the fence. I can't remember anytime since before I could ride those coasters, that the lines were like that. The only LONG lines I have run into now are for Firehawk/Nighthawk. I mean I go during the week, cause the crowds aren't as bad. But even as a kid we went during the week. Have the crowds cut down or just the old rides aren't as exciting now?
  11. Who knows with Ohio....the weather is crazy! hahaha It snowed here in North Carolina last year in March, and a few years ago we had sleet/ice on my birthday at the end of March! LOL So if its possible in the south, ANYTHING is up north.
  12. I was about to say, in Ohio it could be 25 outside and snowing or 80 and sunny in April! LOL I was told it snowed in Columbus during the Memorial tournament one year. So anything is possible until August if you ask me.
  13. Awe. Makes me miss the snow and wintry stuff up north.
  14. In south-eastern North Carolina....we have ZERO, ZILCH, NADDA!!!! There's snow in the forecast tomorrow night.
  15. As I said before if its open in 2010, I will ride it with my niece just for her to experience it and deal with the pain after, but that will be it.
  16. Beautiful. I wish we went by Carowinds when it snowed here last weekend, but it was gone by the next day. LOL I would've taken a picture if we had.
  17. Wow thats a cool video. I forgot how close King Cobra was to that area. Forgot that Delirium is where KC use to be.
  18. No I don't want Kings Island's stuff. hahaha Carowinds just needs rides like that. More thrill rides like Delirium and Crypt.
  19. Wow! I remember the year Top Gun opened and remember that line being long at one point. I still enjoy riding that ride.
  20. Wow! Isn't that where Sea World was in Ohio, the same location of Geauga Lake?
  21. We drove by Carowinds last weekend and it was great to see it up and knowing its less than 6 months away from being open. Carowinds is in need of new coasters and rides, before last year, Ricochet or Nighthawk was the newest ride there. They need to expand the park out a bit and put in some new rides. Its all crammed together. I hope they get Delirium or Tomb Raider like ride. Need some of those type there. I do have to say, I love how Kings Island and Carowinds have same name rides, but they are different. Vortex is stand-up, where at KI its sit-down. Afterburn is floorless and inverted, where as Flight Deck isn't.
  22. Carowinds has already changed the names "The Beastie" as I call it, it was "Scooby Doo Ghost Coaster and Fairly Odd Coaster" to Woodstock Express. Gee such a shock for the name since its the same as the one at Cedar Point. "Runaway Raptar" is now known as Flying Ace Aerial Chase The other names are: Charlie Brown Wind Up (kiddie swings) Flying Ace Balloon Race (Balloon baskets) Joe Cool's Driving School (cars) Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie (lil coaster) Peanuts Yacht Club (little boats) Peanuts Pirates (lil pirate ship) Snoopy's Red Baron (airplanes) Snoopy's Gr8 Sk8 Snoopy's Junction (train ride) Snoopy's Space Race (lil rockets) Woodstock's Gliders Woodstock's Whirly Birds
  23. After the incident on Flight Commander where the lady fell out. (we were there that day) I went through a period of time where I would NOT ride any big coaster.... It all came down to a day at Carwoinds where my aunt and my 2 cousins and I went on Vortex (it was the year it opened)and it was the last ride of the day, I didn't ride anything with them that day. So my aunt was like come on, its not scary. So I got on it, ZERO problems and we went back and rode the rides one time for me before we went home. That same summer my parents took my best friend and I to Kings Island and I rode Vortex, in the front row, and still remember my friend going "Cortney, I've never been on this before!" Before we went down the first hill. I never looked back after that. King Cobra was next and it just kept going after that. My fear of heights hasn't stopped me from riding something to experience it. One of my favorite non-coaster rides is Drop Zone and Power Tower. I love that thrill. I also haven't regretted getting on Delirium, even though I was hesitant, but I loved it. I see the same dare-devilness in my niece. She has had ZERO fear of getting on a coaster, alot like me. I just hope she doesn't get spook suddenly and stops for a period of time. I loved seeing the first time thrill in eyes over the summer and can't wait to take her to Cedar Point and her experience it all, not just some of the big coasters.
  24. LOL Dakota! I would NOT ride the Dropn Tower in Las Vegas, the only thing I would do was the roller coaster and was plenty for me. My dad kept saying watch your step getting onto the coaster. LOL I didn't have th guts to do that or the thing thats like Delirium that takes you out on an arm and spins you around, but the whole time you are looking down at the ground!
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