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  1. Marathoned in the SRL today. :) It was great.

    When I was at the park last Sunday I did the exact same thing, getting 15 rides in on the day although I kept taking breaks and never really got off and jumped right back in line. After going up to the park Friday and Saturday my ride count on Diamondback went up to 30. Hoping to get to 100 by the end of the season

  2. Awesome PTR Angie! It was nice meeting all of you and I can finally say I semi broke my habit of not introducing myself. When you rode Beast in the morning and went for the second row, me and Sarah I believe were the next train on for the front seat.

    I had a really great time hanging out with all of you, especially with Drop Tower. I really did think it was funny but that was all my fault for being the real quiet person. Sorry for not meeting back up with you guys, Sarah and I had to leave early and she wanted to ride a couple of rides before we left so I went ahead and let her do that. Glad you had a great time yesterday though and hope to see you and everybody else at the park again sometime soon!

  3. No, Kings Island is not open to the public today. If you wish to visit the park you may do so tomorrow as the park is open from 10-10 with Gold Pass Early Ride Times starting at 9:30. A complete schedule for the park can be found on the parks website by clicking here

  4. Great Trip Report, Kat! Sounds like you had a great time! It was nice to meet you Saturday night with the last rides on Diamondback. I didnt realize so many KIC members were at the park Sunday, I noticed pkiboy and he was the only member I saw. I saw both him and Elissa numerous times in the single rider line for Diamondback but never did go up to introduce myself (I need to break out of that habit) Glad you and your husband both had a good time, hope to see you around the park more this season.

  5. I was actually in line in the single rider line when this happened. I felt bad though afterwards because we were all kinda laughing at whoever had to walk up the stairs to talk to you guys because he made the mistake of running up the stairs when he first started so he was worn out before he was halfway to the train. But we all ended up cheering for him when he got back in the station to congratulate him for that.

    Off topic but went in the single rider line all day and got 15 rides on Diamondback today alone!

  6. I ended up riding Diamondback 3 times yesterday. I rode in row 4 with my dad the first ride, row 11 on my second ride with my mom, and row 3 on my last ride with my girlfriend. From the moment I entered the line for Diamondback to the time I got off I had a VERY big smile on my face. The first ride was awesome, it gave excellent airtime, speed, and a smooth and comfortable ride and the other two rides were no different.

    I now think in my opinion that Diamondback is the best ride in the park, even better than Beast and Drop Tower, and especially with the first drop more thrilling. I was glad when I saw Don Helbig and Greg Scheid in the station that literally everybody getting off the ride looked at them and said "good ride gentlemen" "fantastic ride" things like that. Its comments like that that make the park very, very happy and I could see both smile from all of the comments given to them.

    Also not only do I think its the best ride in the park, my dad does also. My dad started coming to the park at the age of 15 when The Beast first opened in 1979. He has loved The Beast ever since then and now, especially '07 and '08 that is all he would ride at the park because he liked it so much. When we hit the final brakes of Diamondback on our first ride he was shaking his arm and yelling "awesome ride!" and it really put an even bigger smile on my face. He ended up riding Diamondback 4 times yesterday and didn't ride The Beast at all and said that Diamondback is now his new favorite ride at Kings Island.

  7. Im just like pkiruler102, very quiet and i will say it kind of shy still about just going up and talking to new people, no offense. But I did see many familiar faces but only spoke to 2. I saw:

    Gordon Bombay (On way out of D-Back)

    CoastersRZ (While in line for Invertigo)

    Avatar about 3 or 4 times

    rotag1299 (With his KICentral shirt)

    Then I believe it was Dvo that rode in the row behind me on D-Back that I talked to real quickly

    Then saw all of these people while in line for D-Back:





    Trooper Mom

    Cory Butcher





    Don Helbig (Outside of main queue)

    I probably saw many more members but I didnt know exactly who they were and sorry to all the people who I mentioned that I didnt talk to, like I said I've always been kind of a shy person of going up and talking to people from the forums, I'll try to get better at that. Nice seeing everybody at the park though

  8. I think the fastest path would be to go all the way down International Street. At the International Showplace Theater go right towards Nick U, when you come up to the Blue Ice Cream place take a left going in front of that place and at Central Grill take a left and Diamondback is right there. Hope this helps

  9. Hey everybody I just found the Live Entertainment Schedule on the KI website. This includes the Show Times to Down Home Country and Marty's Party.

    Down Home Country Show Times:

    1:00, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, and 6:00

    Marty's Party Show Times:

    12:30, 1:30, 3:00, and 4:00

    The whole schedule for Opening Day on Saturday can be found by clicking here

  10. 1) Avatar

    2) TG93

    3) VortexJunkie

    4) Diamondback FOF

    5) Goofywdw

    6) Ki4life08

    7) Beast1979

    8) dare-to-fly

    9) The Beast Rider

    10) coasterguy15

    11) Raptor




    15) Bravo4460

    16) AgentSoB (at about 5:00 have to freakin work mad.gif )

    17) Amber ( and family )



    20) SOBFOF

    21) HTCO(with friends)

    22)Phantom Theater! (With a friend)

    23) CedarPointer

    24)G-Force (In the morning and the evening)


    26)Justin M17

    27) FFEKUdawg4life, i have all day


    29) Andrew


    31) derek9312 (With girlfriend and maybe family)

  11. ^^Yeah thats what I was thinking, they could be possibly be cleaning it out right now to make sure it is clear and ready to go when they fill it and once the high 50 to mid 60 degree weather comes later this week and this weekend they might want to try to fill it and start testing with the splashdown area filled. Just a thought

  12. ^oh sorry if i walked in your shots, i would zone out looking at Diamondback and then walk infront of everyone taking pictures.

    Thats exactly what I did, zone out and take my pictures not even paying attention to who or what was around me. Sorry beastfan26 I know I walked in front of you a few times, sorry about that

  13. When I read the first post the first thing that popped into my mind was Rivertown and the addition of Diamondback. We already know that The Beast is getting a redesigned entrance kind of similar to how it was when The Beast first opened so the first thing in Rivertown after that was the train (KI&MVRR) Maybe theming coming back to life on the train in 2009?

  14. I don't know if you have seen this page or not but the link i will give you comes from a page on the KI website and talks about having a job at Kings Island and close to the bottom of the page there are some tips that they give you for going into an interview. Click here Hope this helps and best of luck to you in your interview and in the future

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