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  1. Is anybody able to comment with advice for a Cedar Point visit with this year’s processes? We are going on Friday for our only visit this season, and we are bringing a first-timer, so we want to be able to do everything. We will be there open to close.

    Any recommendations as it relates to crowd size, boarding passes, etc... is appreciated. 

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  2. 4 hours ago, gad198 said:

    As it is Orion is in my personal top-10 (in descending order - Fury 325, Boulder Dash, Steel Vengeance, The Voyage, Orion, Mako, Millennium Force, Goliath (SFOG), Behemoth, Diamondback).  

    You have a more diverse riding experience than I do. I also have Goliath (SFOG) ahead of Diamondback, but I have never been able to identify why I feel that way. Could you elaborate your thoughts?

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  3. 1. The Voyage

    2. Steel Vengeance

    3. Maverick

    4. Fury 325

    5. Millennium Force

    6. Top Thrill Dragster

    7. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

    8. Storm Chaser

    9. The Legend

    10. Revenge of the Mummy


    I have been on 75 coasters in total, so my sample size is not huge. My highest KI coaster is Mystic Timbers at 12, but I am expecting Orion to change that in a few months.

  4. I rode Raptor last night and had an incredible experience. Smooth, easy ride.

    I don’t understand how a ride that is 25 years old is so much smoother to ride than Banshee. Maybe it’s because the inversions are tighter and less drawn-out. But Banshee was rattling to an almost unpleasant level last weekend on all three of my laps. There were constant vibrations. Last night, Raptor gave me the best lap that I can ever remember on that ride.

    I don’t want to sound whiny, but there was a stark difference between experiences. Hopefully they can get Banshee figured out.

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  5. It’s strange to me that Kings Island broke the news at 5:00am on a Friday. It’s feels like they are trying to avoid a news cycle and not say much about it. Very different from Firehawk’s removal announcement IIRC... maybe because they knew we would love the short term replacement for Firehawk and aren’t sure about Vortex’s replacement.

    Either way, I will miss this ride. The first drop is one of the few that still “gets my stomach.” I imagine that won’t be an issue with the addition of Orion. 

    This is a tough one for us to see go for so many reasons. RIP Vortex.

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  6. The fountains at KMAA are not working today. Has this been going on for a while? I haven’t been to the park in several weeks, but they were functioning last time I was here.

    Hopefully the beautiful area of our brand new ride isn’t already falling apart. 

  7. I was there in February, which is a significantly less busy time to be at Universal. Over the course of the two days,  we were able to do everything at Universal Studios and IoA and were able to do our favorites twice. We were able to do this at a leisurely pace without the express ticket. This was also before Hagrid's opened.

    If you have one day, and it is August, I would guess that you could enjoy all of Harry Potter and maybe a few other attractions along the way. It would be worth every cent. Hope this helps!

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