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    Either at KI, at school, or at home in Xenia, OH
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    Computers, technology, and, of course, thrill rides. I <3 Dollywood and Kings Island!
    Vortex/WindSeeker Ride Operator 2017-2019. R.I.P. Vortex.

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  1. Following up on @JCJTheHurricane’s post, I can attest that the app isn’t always accurate but we ride ops try to approximate the best we can. I too wonder how the app works for wait times. I have lately been timing my waits and noting how long the line is, while also including factors like cleaning time. I have been fortunate to experience very few ride downtimes while noting such lines, so hopefully the notes I take will provide a fairly accurate reference of wait time under current protocols. My personal testament to the app not always being accurate comes from last October, when o
  2. I was wondering what a "pork lion" tastes like too
  3. From my experience, Invertigo and Banshee are noticeably more intense/have more positive G's. Orion is not very intense outside of its helix, a.k.a. "Orion's Belt," where you will likely gray out to some extent.
  4. Cedar Fair themselves coined the term giga, so they have the authority to modify that definition as needed. As of 2020, they define a giga coaster as any coaster with a height or drop of at least 300 feet, the latter of which Orion has. If Orion is not a giga, then that means Phantom's Revenge at Kennywood (168 ft tall; 228-ft second drop) is not a hyper. I have not heard anyone question whether Phantom's Revenge is a hyper.
  5. I have never been to Carowinds and this is finally pushing me to make my first trip! I can't wait to pay those two Vortex trains a visit. It will be so cool for the same trains that gave my very last Vortex rides to give my very first Carolina Cyclone rides!
  6. On July 15, I replied to this topic saying I will pick an answer...eventually. I pondered this question during many a wait for Orion. My answer? Keep Orion. *everybody gasps* "But...but you love Vortex!" you all say. "Do you not want Vortex back?!?" Kindly let me explain. As much as I would absolutely love having Vortex back or at least having it co-exist with Orion, the entire process of slowly letting Vortex go would start over entirely. Last fall and winter, as fun and memorable as they were, also proved very rough for me emotionally and mentally. After months of fa
  7. About to board Orion after waiting 5:38-6:30 (52 min). Queue isn’t quite full, yet it is still filled up through all of Outpost 20.
  8. While I do like that I-Street has retained the instrumental music, I much prefer the songs that played in the 2017-2019 seasons, as they are orchestral pieces and not covers. I will say that it’s still miles better than straight up pop, yet I dearly miss hearing Rhapsody in Blue, La Vie En Rose, Gabriel’s Oboe, Aquarium, Somewhere in Time, Theme from Reivers, and the like. Nothing like walking onto I-Street right at an instrumental climax...
  9. ^Yesterday’s storms (and chances of such) scaring people away are my guess. I was there yesterday and all lines I saw were shorter than other days!
  10. I rode Carousel twice on Saturday! This ride is extra special to me as the first ride I ever rode at Kings Island.
  11. I love Orion, yet at the same time I could do almost anything to get Vortex back. In my nonexistent perfect world, the two would coexist. I’ll pick an answer...eventually.
  12. I must add that the ride references in the Quonset hut contain even more Easter eggs, namely in the captions of the Polaroid pictures adjacent to each ride's poster. Since that theming is by the Fast Lane queue, those smaller Easter eggs are much more difficult to notice from the slower-moving regular line, especially since that's where one would actually have time to look at those photos and references more closely. We haven't seen them all just yet!
  13. WindSeeker may be the star of this photo, but Orion and Racer make sure the spotlight is shared.
  14. A reference to a favorite ride in the queue of another.
  15. Rode in row 6 on the first train this morning and let me say...I cannot wait for my first chance to ride in row 8!
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