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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 dare-to-fly

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  1. As final preparations for the event are being made, I can tell you that this will be a ton of fun! There are a couple of surprises that I was allowed to borrow to show everyone as a part of the historical tour that I think you will greatly enjoy seeing! All registered attendees will receive an e-mail from me later this week with everything that you need to know upon arrival. (Basically you can't go wrong as long as you come in through gate 1!) On a more personal note, I would like to sincerely thank all registered attendees from KIC for helping us get enough numbers to run the event.
  2. I have GOT to ride the carousel so that I can hear it! For some reason this keeps slipping my mind, and that's just unacceptable. Thank you so much for all your work in preserving an important piece of history! As an avid fan of the classics, I definitely have a big appreciation!!
  3. Everything is fine. Last chance to escape the wrath of The Beast! It was a pleasure! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Glad you did. I have lots more that I could have added, but I didn't want to get too detailed. I kind of felt like I did already. ...and I really SUCK at acronyms. That should not have taken a few seconds for me to figure out.
  4. Sam will not be there, but I may be. That's a busy weekend with lots of things I want to do so my schedule's still up in the air. You should definitely make sure to be there.
  5. I almost forgot about this comment. I've ridden Nighthawk only twice. That's plenty. The line is always ridiculous, and it's not worth the wait for me.
  6. There are very few parks that I have ever not been checked (aside from Disney who doesn't check restraints). It's interesting to me that Carowinds is one of the parks that I haven't been checked in multiple cases, mainly on Intimidator. That tells me that whatever system they use is flawed. I also know someone that was dispatched with the bars locked up on Goldrusher, and it's still the only park that I've ever had a restraint fail. I have had restraints occasionally come up a click on a few rides, but never completely fail except on Carolina Cyclone a few years ago. Not that it worried m
  7. Great video Nick!! I really enjoyed it! I had to giggle because my voice didn't match up at some points with my words. That was one of my big issues with this one. It may be because of the length, type of camera, or really anything. It only took about 5 hours to save and another 5 to upload, so I really didn't want to go back and try and fix that or the other three or four issues I caught.
  8. For me, having my hands up in the air is more comfortable than gripping a restraint. It's also a point of being free, relaxing and letting go. You said it! I was going to comment something to that effect, but you said it much better than I was going to. As for The Beast's tunnel - the helix tunnel is the reason I prefer riding on the left. I love how close the tunnel wall feels...and is...going into it. The other tunnels on the ride just make the ride great! (As long as the lights are OFF!)
  9. Overall, great day at Carowinds today. Here are the awesomenesses and speedbumps. Awesomenesses: 1. Harmony Hall - LOVED the bbq pork and highly recommend their mac and cheese as a side. Wifey said the baked beans were just as good...but I'm not at all a bean-eater. 2. Fury 325 - That's probably a duh, but the coaster really does rock! It's only one trim away from being steel coaster perfection. That darn little thing in the middle! At least it doesn't do much! The crew of the ride was very good at getting trains out of the station, and vaporized what little line they had in
  10. Poor Chris. :'( He was the ONLY one that sent me a video of all the FB friends I asked. ...why I didn't post that request on here, I have no idea. That would have been my smartest move.
  11. Given the forecast, I wouldn't be surprised to see WWC, Race for your Life and Congo Falls all closed. Nobody wants to get wet when the air temp may barely break 50. I've certainly seen them open when I'd have had them closed...and people were actually riding. I don't get people sometimes.
  12. After all, that's where I found everything I used. bkroz, who's seen it before at the end of undergraduate presentations. You would hate me as a teacher. I never let my students use Wikipedia or any other source that could be changed by anyone. It had to be credible sources such as reviewed journal articles, professionals' websites, etc. Using Google instead of telling me where the resources had come from would have gotten you a zero for failure to cite sources. If I ever did anything like this with my high school freshmen, I'd be a lot more forgiving, but when I taught my college c
  13. Thanks! I tried not to post any of the photos where the faces are too obvious, but they probably are very familiar. I'll keep names and, as applicable, usernames out of it though. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the KI offseason. Not a moment too soon! See you in line.
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