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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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About CarrieR

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  1. Thanks, Trint. It's easier for me to prepare ahead of time to carry food in than to load six kids into carseats and go across the street, lol... I have no problem doing so since we have legitimate dietary restrictions. (And I am happy to pay for food if they provide food that my party can eat... guess I am just spoiled by dining at Disney, sigh. And Holiday World for that matter! I know CF does not equal Disney but the options at KI and CP are just TERRIBLE! End rant...) Is there a number who can ride with parent swap? Like if a few of the kids rode with the first adult, could the oth
  2. Bear with me please, up through last season I had been a Platinum Pass holder but opted to forego it this year... and I feel completely clueless about my upcoming trip! I take my nanny kids (and a helper!) annually, and usually have the benefit of a few "test run" visits in which to get any info I feel I need, but that's been absent this year! Anyways, I have two questions... 1) Food. Have the food offerings improved any? I tend to carry food in for me and the kids, as we have a number of dietary restrictions (between the group -- I am a vegetarian, some have food allergies, there's a dye
  3. I had the fortune of riding both Leap the Dips and Tigg'r last summer; at that time, neither had restraints. It's possible T got them since then, but I don't believe it has. I had no qualms about riding LTD without restraints... concerns the coaster was going to collapse, yes... that I was going to fall out of the car, no. (Although it DID have a bit of airtime at points!) Tigg'r, on the other hand, gave me a bit of pause on the first drop... when you realized you were STANDING, in the car, restraint-less. LOL. (The angle at which I had to sit/lean back in order to put feet on the footh
  4. Thanks to all for your help. Standbyme -- Ah, near Blues Clues. I know exactly what the sign looks like (the one Avatar posted,) I just didn't know where it was located in NickU. Makes sense; although I do spend time in the kids' area even when going with my friends (I have some who aren't too crazy about heights, LOL,) Blue's Clues isn't usually a ride we hit. TeenageNinja -- I'm not sure that there is anything that 'prevents' it, since there's not a wristband/stamp system of any sort that shows what your gate is. And certainly, although I strive to be honest, if I buy a child's tick
  5. Ahh... thanks for the info on the height stands. It was definitely my plan to measure the kids just as soon as we walked into the park, so it's good to know that it's better to do it at the stand in NickU. However, although I know where the stand is at the main gate, I'm not sure where the one in NU is -- can you describe it to me? I guess I'm a little neurotic about measuring the kids... I've always felt like it's really important to prepare kids before we do something like this (for many kids it's their only trip of the year) and a big part of that is talking to them about what they can
  6. Although I'm not a huge KIC poster, I do lurk regularly, and visit KI several times a season so I consider myself relatively well-informed... but I have a question that has me stumped. Hoping someone here can help. (I checked with Guest Relations at the park, but they weren't particularly helpful and I figured there may be some firsthand experiences here.) I'm taking some kids to the park with me later this week, and in preparation for our trip, I've been keeping track of their heights on a doorjamb in my kitchen. I have two who I thought were going to make the 48" cutoff, but when I meas
  7. I went for my first time a few weeks ago and loved it. The coasters are top notch (Tigg'r in the backseat = hold on!!!) and it's super unique -- boardwalk, built over water, everything intertwined, etc. I didn't feel it was overpriced (and we paid full gate, because we forgot to purchase ahead of time online.) Our waits were minimal -- with the exception of Lost Coaster, I don't think we waited for more than a cycle for anything. Oh, and Lost Coaster: make SURE you do it backwards. It's a wee bit insane... those cars are heavily padded for a reason lol! Also, if the Falling Star is o
  8. I'm almost positive that the camera itself was gone from the ride yesterday. The mount was still there, but there was no camera in it. Then again that was noticed 'on the fly' as we launched, so I could be mistaken. Ha ha! (But I'm fairly certain it was gone.) Carrie
  9. Scrambler's closed, too. (That's my roomie's favorite, LOL.) Other than that, Cory's exactly right -- all *rides* are open Sundays. (Haunt attractions are not.) There must've been a misunderstanding along the lines of communication.
  10. I dunno -- I went last Sunday and there were mild crowds in the kids' area. The rest of the park was deserted, coasters were walk-on or near. I've posted this a couple of places but really... if you have the opportunity to go on a Sunday (for rides, obviously not Haunt stuff)... go. We did all the riding we wanted to in about five hours.
  11. Gabe (and others) -- it's legit. We used it this past Sunday. Yes, it has to be purchased at the park. But for that steep of a discount (especially Fri/Sun,) I think it's worth it.
  12. The kids' section Halloween Activities (Trick or Treat w Nick characters, etc) are open Sundays -- that's it. Let me say, though, that if this past Sunday was any indication (and it was a gorgeous, low-70s park kinda day,) Sundays are an AWESOME day to go for rides. We rode some of the larger kids' rides, and those had mild waits, but the adult rides were walk-ons. I think I waited three or four trains for Firehawk; we rode AE back-to-back (and could have continued to, if we'd wanted,) and did the closest thing I've ever done to power-riding on Italian Job. LOL. I was with friends who d
  13. House, the Platinum Pass has parking included whenever. The 'early buy' perk is $10 off ($140 instead of $150) and the jacket, if you buy by 11/11. But even if you buy in the spring, you'll get free parking with the platinum. You just have to buy early to get it free on the regular/gold passes. To answer my own question from earlier in the thread: The 'bring a friend' ticket IS obtained at the gate. We went on Sunday and BOY what a value. We were there for about five hours, in mostly walk-on conditions, and for $15? Can't beat it. Carrie
  14. Ok -- so to use the 'bring a friend' discount... I'm a 2007 Passholder (Maxx.) I will be a 2008 passholder, but have not purchased yet (nor do I have the finances to at the moment.) I'm planning on going tomorrow with two friends, one a fellow Maxx Pass holder, the other a GP. I'd like to get the GP friend the $15 ticket. Do we just show up at the park and present our passes? I would hate to not buy the $24.95 ticket online, get to the gate, and be forced to buy a $50 ticket, KWIM? I'm not sure if anyone knows the answer to this, but if anyone does, I'd appreciate it. (I also don'
  15. Ok thanks. I knew about TRTR (which we wouldn't ride anyways,) but too bad about Scrambler as that's my one friend's favorite ride. Not so worried about the one train thing; I'm hoping the attendance (for the adult rides) is low enough going on a Sunday that it won't be an issue. Thank you both so much for your help!
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