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  1. Can I be honest? My dad just shared this on my Facebook wall and I thought it was fake. I had to come here to verify that is is ACTUALLY happening. But it looks like a maintenance nightmare. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. We headed for Banshee after that but it was closed. We were prepared for it though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I've made several friends this year who have pretty much accepted my dedication and appreciation of roller coasters and KI in general. This past Saturday night, I got off work at 6. What?! Crazy that I didn't have the closing shift. So I asked one of my friends if she wanted to go to the park with me to ride Beast one last time before the season ended. "It's 35 degrees," she said. "It's closed after this weekend," was my reply. So we donned our gloves. Our headbands. Our scarves. Our hand and toe warmers. Just like the Ohioans (and born Floridian, still not used to that Ohio chill after thirteen years) that we are, and we headed to the park. Got there at about 8, which was nice because I had been arriving at Haunt all season no earlier than 11 pm, thanks to all the 9:30p closing shifts I get every weekend at the pet store. For once I didn't have to rush around. We headed straight for Beast, joining the other bundled up brave souls who so dared to tame The Beast in the sharp, piercing pre-winter air upon us. I imagined families with Saturday tickets, who put off Haunt until the last weekend it was open, putting their Halloween decorations in a box and heading to Kings Island a tad too late. I know my friends aren't like me, who wake up on the morning of a planned trip to KI to a monsoon and say, "it's just a little bit of rain! Imagine how short the lines will be!" I totally get that some people are turned off by inclement weather... Which is why I am so grateful my friend decided to put herself through what we went through. After about twenty or so minutes in line (and catching the SNL digital short "When Will the Bass Drop" on FunTV... Nice!) we sat in the front seat, pulled our scarves up over our mouths, and braced against the bitter air. Do you know what was going through my head about halfway up the lift hill? "There was snow on the ground this morning, Emilee. SNOW. You dingbat. You dingus. This is a bad idea." And as much as I loved it, it was a bad idea. Little blades of frigid air whipped under my nose and over my eyes, each second more piercing than the next. I put my gloved hands up to my face instinctually, like I was repeatedly getting hit in the face by snowballs. Tears rolling down our face (not the usual Beast front seat tears. These were icicle-stabbed-my-entire-face tears), we crested the second lift. "This view from here seriously never gets old!" My friend said. She'll see it later, honey. Her eyes are frozen. I winced and covered my face again as we helix e's through the tunnel, the brain-rattling ride somehow more intense than anything I've experienced this season. Maybe it was the cold, but it felt like we were going faster than any other Beast ride all summer. We halted at the brake run and turned to each other, faces raw and frozen, and sighed with relief. "It is 35 degrees outside... And we just rode The Beast," she said. Yes. Though it was 35 degrees and borderline excruciating, night rides on The Beast are always worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Doing a school project. Trying to remember all the amusement park incidents that happened altogether in 2014. There was Ninja at SFMM, Skyhawk at CP, Colossus burning? So many more, right? I just can't compile them all off the top of my head. If you think of anything, add to the list. Thanks!
  5. Club blood is super tame. I go into club blood for one reason: to dance. Twilight ruined the scariness of vampires for me. I would say the "scariest" is Slaughterhouse. I haven't been in the new one yet, but last time I was in it, there was a blaring car horn which scared the day lights out of me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The new paint job will look nice, especially next to Millenium. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. So... Is this the new attraction they'll be doing the first rider auction for? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Or if a trash can is completely full (doesn't happen very often at KI) yet someone just adds to the growing Jenga tower of trash, further adding to the impending doom of the tower toppling, liquid cheese and ketchup splattering, just to bake in the sun and develop that awful "hot trash" smell we all know and love. It annoys me. Walk 20 feet and throw it away in the next available receptacle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think working retail is already scary enough without the killers [emoji19] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. How about when people cram into the station? I get claustrophobic when I'm waiting in the FoF station. It's nice on crowded days when they have a ride op asking how many riders are in each group and only letting a certain amount of people into the station. People seem to think that being in the station faster will get them on the ride faster and will keep wedging themselves in as tightly as they can. It gets confusing since you can't tell if that's just a really long line for the front or if it's the line for the row they are behind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CIBcmJzr-s&feature=youtu.be Today Slingshot was only $5. My mom and I decided it was finally time to give it a go. My mom is an absolute hoot on these things. Please try to ignore me making T.I.E. Fighter noises at the end. I didn't realize the video would have sound.
  12. If the ride wasn't going to re-open today, wouldn't they let everyone know at the park entrance like they typically do? Also, there are ride ops in the station. More and more keep arriving. There are now five ride ops at the entrance. I'm hopeful. Edit: they got a cooler of ice water. How could they not re-open if they need to get a cooler of ice water? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. From what I can see right now, there's no crane. Then again, it's kinda hard to see back there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Most of the nametags I've seen at DB all season have been blue (16/17 years old). So maybe they're waiting for the DB crew to get out of class? All I know is if Diamondback isn't open by 5 I'm going home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. We got our Megabus.com tickets fairly cheap. The closer to the date of departure, the more expensive the tickets are. From Cincy to Atlanta was $50 and took nine hours. Atlanta to Orlando was $29 and also took nine hours. The first nine hours are okay. The buses are comfy depending on which seat you get (avoid the back seats). They all say they have free wifi and outlets for charging your phone, but they don't always work. 18 hours on a bus is never a great time, but it sure did save money. Altogether, the round trip was about $150. If you figure in the fact that driving to Florida takes from 13-16 hours anyway, it's not really that huge of a difference. The buses were always on the dot on time at every single stop, too. I think it would have been better if I were staying in Florida longer than a couple days. 18 hours on a bus to 48 hours in Florida and then back to 18 hours on another bus was rough. My mom and I want to take the Megabus to Chicago this fall. It's a six hour trip for about $15. It all really depends on where you're going and how early you get the tickets.
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