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  1. Check these guys out. https://shop.madetothrill.com/ When I bought my condo last year, I bought several prints from them. The Beast is the only KI one hanging up in my office but I have the Magnum, Millennium Force, Dragster, and Maverick prints hanging up as well. Debating on getting the Fury 325 and Steel Vengeance later on but they are pricey at $22 apiece.
  2. This looks good! I did something similar to the 2016 season where I tracked my visits between KI and CP. I also tracked usage of the drink and meal plans as well as admission and parking at both parks. As I amassed close to 30 visits for the season, the final numbers in regards to what it would have cost and what I saved was an eyeopener- it was several thousand dollars once all was said and done.
  3. I'm sorry to hear this as well, Bansheelover. I knew that I gained some weight over the offseason so I tried the test seat at Diamondback on Friday and did not get a green light, however I should have tried the ride itself. I've had situations where I've tried the test seat (Lightning Rod and Millennium Force) and it's been a NO however I was fine when I got to the station. Me and the GF are planning to go to Carowinds in a couple of weeks so I'm going to do the best I can in regards to eating better and exercising. In my situation, if I truly cannot ride Diamondback, then I won't be able to ride Fury 325 again when we go. I'll be back at KI in a couple of weeks and will try the actual ride itself.
  4. I rode this when I visited back in 2014. It was one of my favorites there (along with I305) and the vertical launch was probably the highlight of the ride for me. Sad to see it go, but hope that Kings Dominion has something special planned for this area in the future.
  5. I saw this show a couple of times. I’m more familiar with Nickelodeon Central than Nickelodeon Universe and I remember the the area where you could run through the slime, if that’s the correct term for it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Would The Racer lose it’s ACE Coaster Landmark status if it got Millennium Flyer trains? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hoeter

    No coasters?

    Thinking wind may be an issue. Forecast from what I saw earlier is calling for 20-25mph winds. About an hour ago I saw that Duke Energy said 20k people were without power in the Greater Cincinnati area. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Cooter Davenport was on the side of the Dukes, so you are correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I was there until 5:00. We ended up getting in another ride on Mystic Timbers, Adventure Express, The Bat, and Banshee. It was a scorcher yesterday and I was phoning it in from 1:30 onward. I did see Banshee down twice yesterday. Once while in the line for Adventure Express and the train was stopped about halfway up the lift. The second one occurred as I was the next to board. This one required an evacuation as the first two rows were already going up the lift hill and the rest of the train was level on the approach to it. It looked to be serious as EMS, 3 or four maintenance guys, as well as Mike Koontz (GM) and Doug Kramer (Director of Safety) was on scene.
  10. I was up at the park yesterday. A couple of friends were in town from St. Louis and they wanted to visit Kings Island. Their last visit was in 2014 when Banshee opened. They spent Thursday and half of Friday up at Cedar Point to a dead park both days. My friend advised that he got multiple walk on rides at Millennium Force on Thursday and was able to get in 5 Steel Vengeance rides. Yesterday at Kings Island was no exception. Our group was able to hit Diamondback, Mystic Timbers, The Beast, WWC, Backlot Stunt Coaster, WindSeeker, Vortex, and Racer before 1:30pm and we got there at 11. I've never really noticed a line at Vortex or The Bat anytime I've ridden it. I did notice that the Arrow coasters (Adventure Express, Vortex, and The Bat) beat me up more than usual yesterday.
  11. Enthusiasts call these zen rides and they’re awesome. At Kings Island, I’ve only gotten a zen ride on Vortex but came close on The Beast and Banshee a few years back. The Banshee ride had just two people on the train, with me in the front row and someone else in Row 8. I got multiple consecutive zen rides on Blue Streak up at Cedar Point a few years back. The ops either let me stay in my seat or change rows. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Chicken Holiday on NJ 537 right down the road from NJFTP had a decent cheesesteak when I visited in 2014.
  13. I visited Dorney Park back on Fourth of July Weekend in 2014 and our group was able to hit all of the coasters by 1:00pm. From there, we went to NJFTP and spent the rest of the day. Steel Force is a good ride, probably the best coaster in the park other than Talon or Hydra (the roll coming out of the station is hard to beat) I got a rain ride on Steel Force and I thought that was painful until I got a rain ride on Millennium Force last month in the front row. Doesn't feel good at 93 miles per hour!
  14. It was a 2 hour wait on Saturday right after opening and was running one train. Unfortunately, I didn't get to ride as the light on the test seat didn't turn green. Starting to think now that I should have maybe chanced it as I tried the test seat at Lightning Rod and it didn't turn green and ended up riding once I boarded. Hardly any crowds Saturday. We got Magnum, Maverick, Rougarou, Millennium Force, and Raptor (rain ride- pants have rust water on them now!) in by 1:00pm. By the end of the night, got in everything except Iron Dragon, Steel Vengeance, and Cedar Creek Mine Ride. 5 rides on Millennium Force Saturday- 4 of those in a 25 minute timespan as it was a walk on. The op on unload was letting people exit through the handicapped entrance and bypass walking around. The last ride was a rain ride and in Row 2 at that, which felt like needles at 93 mph!
  15. Based on the comments, they are only letting enough people in line to fill the first set of switchbacks. Right now, I'm planning on being up there at rope drop Saturday morning, so it'll be an early one. Leaving at 5:00am. Have to get back there early and get a boarding pass, if they're still doing it.
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