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  1. Xbase related. Is this a leftover prop from the Crypt?
  2. Both trains were running last night. We were stuck on the last brake run for about 10 minutes. Mechanic had to push us to the station. Totally worth it though, better than steel vengeance.
  3. Twisted timbers has been up and down all day. But it's the only coaster that's longer than a walk on.
  4. Got to KD at 630pm. Rode Grizzly, Twisted Timbers, WWC, Dominator, Berzerker, Crypt twice, FOF, Anaconda, and Intimidator 305 all before closing. Breath of fresh air compared to Dorney. And, I've been wanting to ride the Crypt since the one at KI was neutered.we will hit everything else tomorrow.
  5. All in all I wouldn't recommend Dorney. The only coaster worth anything is Steel Force, and Magnum at Cedar Point is the same thing. The little things made a big difference. Unenthusiastic ride ops, taped welcomes on rides, non-automatic gates(dumb), and line jumping was rampant. I also saw a dude with his phone out on Thunderhawk, videotaping on ride, back at the station, the ride op saw him and shrugged. And when have you ever seen this at Kings Island? Most trash cans were like this all day. Hopefully Kings dominion will be better.
  6. Headed to Dorney for 2 days then KD. Anything I should know. Things to not miss, eat, etc.
  7. Banshee is a station wait.
  8. I went to Panda Express on Saturday and saw that the meal plan stickers were on the fried rice, orange chicken and beef & broccoli so that's what I got. The manager was getting drinks, so I asked if those were the only options or if it would switch to different days. She said you can get anything you want now. Some people were allergic to oranges and didn't like broccoli so they just opened it up. Nice to know AFTER i got my food. I would have rather had the Kung Pao(Jimmy likes his chicken spicy) Now I wonder if they will put stickers next to everything, or if it will change if different supervisors are running it. Not really a deal breaker, but they really need to get their act together.
  9. My daughter and I were caught riding Shake, Rattle and Roll on preview night by a WCPO.com photographer. Believe it or not I was having fun, lol. It's picture number 20 http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/entertainment-photo-gallery/kings-island-kicks-off-2015-season
  10. Will the season long dining plan start on April 17th or the 18th?
  11. Hearing Sabre Dance on International Street in the 70's let me know I was at Kings Island.
  12. Well... it kind of had Bell Biv Devoe in it. One of the songs in the show is "Mr. Telephone Man" by New Edition, which a very young Bell, Biv & Devoe were a part of (along with Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant, of course). LoraX can tell you that I know that song! Yes, but that's like saying Peter Gabriel IS Genesis. The show needs more New Jack Swing!
  13. We had the Pizza meal deal at Festhaus and Banshee twist ice cream. The Banshee Brew is new, it's a red creme soda float. Barq's with blue ice cream. Didn't try it...yet.
  14. The show was fine, aside from the problems already mentioned. But, how can you have a boy band show without Bell Biv DeVoe?
  15. You can see the cotter pins in this picture. We would just remove one at a time, remove the pins, tap in new ones, and repeat. Repeat up to 1,250 times, lol. But a lot of people wouldn't change the chain until absolutely necessary.
  16. I used to work on car washes. This looks like D-88K chain, most tunnel washes use it. The biggest problem is the holes in the links are elongated from wear caused by the pins. Or vice versa. After the tensioners are at their limit, a few links are removed and this goes on until wear causes complete failure. Sometimes you can just change the pins, if you want to be cheap.
  17. Went through Board to Death again last night and it was better. One of the Things I hate is when you get lost in a maze where you're not supposed to. That happened 3 times on Friday. A good maze will have you guessing where to go, but when an actor has to point to the exit and say "That way", it kind of ruins the effect. I don't know if they fixed it for Saturday, or if it was because we were in a conga line, lol. It's better than Mysteria in terms of themeimg, but they have some bugs to work out. I was able to experience Backwoods Bayou last night. Very nice scare zone. Lots of fog and hillbilly scareactors(And the Mad Hatter???). It's one way starting at the Rivertown LaRosa's. Feels more like how Cornstalkers was when it was by Timberwolf, but with no wait. Blood Drums is good. They only changed a couple songs from last year, and down to three drummers. The bandstand location is better for them and the skull backdrop looks good.
  18. Not surprised at all. Just reporting that the shows were announced as if they were going on. And that if you plan on walking by the DB splashdown in the rain, don't. Very interested to see Backwoods. If they close it off when not in operation, it must be heavily themed.
  19. My daughter and I got there at 6:05(still chewing my Jack in the Box burger) and we were both soaked by the time we reached the gate, even though we had our Disneyworld ponchos on. 6:15 -We went through Delta Delta Die(no line at all) - The only change from Massacre Mansion was paint and the addition of empty beer cans, to make it look like a college party. Since this is my favorite kind of haunt(traditional haunted house), I gave it a 7. Couple of good gags. 6:25 - Short walk to Board to Death in X-Base(old Mysteria) It may be worse than Mysteria, which I liked BTW. 4 on the Haunted House scale. 6:35 - Slaughterhouse no wait- Same old reliable Slaughterhouse. Fun, solid 8 6:45 - Festhouse for Graveyard Shift 7:00 show - New cast, first night. Should get better... 7:30 - Ed Alonzo - Way raunchier than regular season show, and a lot funnier. Some of the same gags, some new. 8:05 - CarnEvil 5 minute wait - Fun, no big changes I give it a 7. Rain tapers off. No scareactors in Nightmare Alley 8:15 Holiday Horror no wait - good maze, miss the real Leprechaun they had in there. 8:30 - Madame Fatales 35 minute wait - Not worth it. Lots of detail, but no big scares. 4 9:10 - Heard Hot blooded was starting in 30 minutes over the PA. Beast was a walk on. I thought we could get a night ride in and walk through Backwoods Bayou and make it to the show. Train 2 car 3 middle seat, great ride. Left Beast and Backwoods is closed off. Why would they close down a scare zone? I realize we'll never make it if we have to walk all the way around, so we get some fries at Rivertown potatoworks. While we were eating I hear an announcement for Blood Drums at 10 in Action Zone. ???It's by the tower this year, lol Blood Drums was one of our favorite shows last yer, so we made our way over there. No show, and Hot Blooded wasn't playing either. So the pa announcements must have been running on a loop, and they had last years on there to boot! Oh well. It had started raining again so we were going to do Wolf Pack and Club Blood and call it a night. Wolf Pack was lame as usual, but my daughter likes it so it was fine. Except for the part where she got her hair caught in the button of a flannel shirt hanging on a clothesline. It was kind of funny and she didn't lose much hair so it wasn't a total loss. But, we called it quits after that. Left at 10:30 The rain had picked up 6 mazes, 2 shows and 1 ride in 4 hours...not to shabby. Hopefully it doesn't rain next Friday
  20. Don Helbig just checked my restraints on The Beast. 8/25/2013 4:49pm
  21. The kiosk at the left of the fountains sold me a cup for$9.99 Sunday. She said it was the gold pass price. Free freestyle machine refills all day!!!
  22. OK, back on topic. I just checked out the souvenir cup online purchase. $9.99 versus $12.99 in the park. Turns out there's a $5.99 processing fee and sales tax added to the online order and it says delivery fees may apply(pretty sure the delivery fee is a a disclaimer, since you would just print a code for a cup to be picked up at the park). So, I'll just pay $12.99 plus tax at the park tomorrow. Also, off topic, anyone had problems with passes renewed online? Last year we had to go through processing even though the renewal went smoothly. Also, SOB.
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