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  1. First off, attended the event and absolutely loved it. What a great time, great atmosphere and great cause. If the event is held next year, we will be attending Secondly, there was an incident at Banshee. So, I'm curious if anyone knows the guy. If you are unaware of the incident, I'm not detailing it here, but I did happen to be *right* there when it happened and rendered first aide (RN is never off-duty, it seems). I'm just curious how the guy is doing...Feel free to private message me with info.
  2. I have always heard what a wonderful event/time this is at the park, but, have never been able to attend due to work. Thankfully, my current job allows us to ask time off in advance of schedules coming out. Hopefully things work out and we can be in attendance this year.
  3. I may have shared this already, but...Once visited the park and posed for a pic. We really wanted to commemorate that particular trip and decided to purchase the photo at the end of the day. Well, we could not buy the photo. The lens of the camera had fogged over, so, it was a picture of white with faint hints of 5 people. Disappointing. I now walk with my head down and press through the WAIT WAIT! JUST ONE PIC! Nope. No thanks.
  4. Once upon a time (two years ago, to be exact), I was taking a joyous ride on The Beast with my middle daughter. Going up hill was great. At the top of the hill, we began our descent and 4 people in front of us got out their cellphones. The rest of the ride, I feared for my daughter and I's safety on the ride. Phones were not only out, but up in the air. Did I enjoy my ride? Absolutely not. My eyes were on the phones at all times, just waiting for one to become a pain inducing projectile. The phones were turned around to film the 'on ride experience' and back around to get the track. Very scary. Upon return to the station, many security personnel were awaiting the would-be, uh, photojournalists. At this point, my daughter (who at that time was 10) looked at me and said "I'm glad they'll get punished for being so stupid". Some people have no regard for the safety of others. That said, I'm off topic a bit, but yes, if this is something we can purchase soon, I'd love to do so when my youngest conquers the ride for the first time
  5. I love every coaster there, but least favorite is Vortex. I'm short, so I end up headbanging like I'm at a metal concert. \m/
  6. I gave credit where credit is due I also have to say, kudos to KI for having a large security presence in the park. I've also noticed the efforts into keeping the park clean (and the addition of landscaping to various areas). The park looks beautiful this season.
  7. Thanks for the suggestions. I had a wonderful time. I was at Beech Bend Thursday, Holiday World and Kings Island on Friday (and KI today). KY Rumbler was great. Zero G, that was a rough stop. I popped up out of my seat and my shoulders hit the restraints. Pretty sure that wasn't a proper ending. Moby Dick was great, as was the mouse coaster. I really REALLY went for a spin at the end. Unfortunately, I could only last 2 hours at BB. It was so hot, I was getting ill. I made a huge mistake and got on Starship thinking it would be cooler in there. Nope. Holiday World went above my expectations. So much so, I am taking my kids in a few weeks Voyage is FANTASTIC. I rode twice. The second time, we were stuck in the safety stop area for 20 minutes. The maintenance people were great to us. Raven and Legend ...wow. Liberty Launch is an awesome ride. That little ride really packs a punch. I was suprised with Sparkler too. KI, of course, that's my happy place. Great time there yesterday. Today was a bit more crowded than I like, but, I took the opportunity to people watch. This turned into a trip report. Oops. P.S. If anyone knows Kyle from Beast..tell him thanks again. I managed to get a night ride on Beast, last train. Workers rode with me. It was great and he hopped in with me
  8. I'm heading to Beech Bend and Holiday World this week. I've never been. What are my 'must do' rides? Keep in mind, I can ride anything that dips, flips, twirls and whirls. Also, best places for food in both parks?
  9. My question? Why the sudden witch hunt for my happy place? Put down the pitchforks and flames, media.
  10. If it makes you feel any better, most bins are now locked with a key.
  11. Imagine my surprise upon visiting KK's website...I'm not tall enough to ride a ride. Himalaya has a 60" height requirement :-/
  12. I tried this tasty treat. It won me over, quickly. This is my new 'go-to' when visiting the park
  13. Vortex. The name alone should tell you it isn't a smooth ride. Now, if it were named Silk...
  14. I meant participating in A Kid Again events
  15. What a wonderful night it was! I didn't recognize some of you, but some I did. I'll be participating in this event again.
  16. I rode Banshee 13 times during the A Kid Again event. One word sums up my thoughts: WOW!
  17. https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/LeliaGross/screamforakidagain There's a link to my page. I've almost met my goal thanks to a few really awesome coworkers. I am excited to be a part of this event and can't wait to see you all in a few weeks
  18. A few years ago, I was texting and walking. I was at the entrance where the poles are (just shy of the first parking area). Walked right into one. My children now randomly walk into poles and say "Who am I? Who am I?" :-/
  19. Zephyr is the only I know of with an actual weight posted (250lbs)
  20. I agree that something should be done to reduce crowds somewhat. We were there the second weekend in October. Decided to take our kids and do the whole day thing. It was so crowded, we got in 7 rides the entire day (we were there from opening until 10pm). Only 2 rides outside of Planet Snoopy. My middle daughter finally hit the right height for Diamondback, but the line was so long, she missed out on her very first ride. And yes, our 3 kids attended Haunt. 9, 10 and 12 years old. They're very well aware of scare actors just being people dressed up, and got quite a kick out of people watching (watching teen girls get scared) Some of the scare actors interacted with my kids and they LOVED it. We did not take them through any mazes, since I felt like that wouldn't be appropriate just yet. It's really just a matter of perspective. A parent should know what their kid can and can not handle.
  21. Oh God, the beeeeeees. But seriously, we stopped for lunch in the Coney Mall section, near Skyline. The bees were horrible. Yellowjackets everywhere. Had to keep our cup closed and they swarmed our LaRosa's pizza..getting in the grease (weird). My kids spent the better part of our meal freaking out and doing a little bee dance. I'm sorry if you had to witness that,
  22. 5.5 hours on a good traffic day (which is why we usually travel at night)
  23. I was there Saturday. The police were there arresting a drunk woman who couldn't even stand up. I was coming out of the park as this happened and heard them talking. As for crowds, even the day was crowded. We were out past the arcade (this was with both waiting areas for beast open). I think we waited around 70 minutes for a ride, and this was around noon. My oldest daughter and I waited over an hour for Delirium. The line for it was spilling out to the tables. Flight Deck, we were waiting where the line splits for enter/exit of the ride. Took about an hour. We were there from 11am-10pm and rode Woodstock Express (1), Surf Dog (2), Beast (1), Shake, Rattle and Roll (1), Zephyr (1), Delirium (1) and Fight Deck (1). Spent the rest of the time people watching and interacting with scare actors, since it was so crowded. BTW, my kids attended Haunt for the very first time and LOVED it. Especially the Creepers, who made sure to tease the girls a bit. Before any of them interacted with the girls, they looked at me for approval, and of course, I said yes It was a fun night, despite the crowds.
  24. Beast Diamondback Delirium Congo Falls Shake, Rattle & Roll Drop Tower Racer Flight Deck Flight of Fear Zephyr
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