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About MidnightBeast

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    45 minutes from Kings Island
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    Horror, roller coasters, philosophy, rock and or roll, Battlestar Galactica, board games.
  1. Overall Haunt 2019 was fantastic, the lighting and music were amazing. I even got to hear some electro-industrial stuff that I was familiar with being played over the speakers. I wonder who gets to make the music selections? I didn't go through Field of Screams or Backwoods Bayou like I wanted, but I went a few times. I think they need to return Madame Fatale's Cavern of Terror to its former glory by returning to the old lighting and getting rid of the flashlights and glowsticks. It was scarier when you could see the wax figures and wonder which ones are going to move. Now I can't see any of the detail in the maze. Later in the season the park got super-crowded - we had to park in the Soak City lot, which is a first. I think maybe the reason the park was so crowded was the gold pass deal. And there was perfect weather. They need to do something about the crowd next year, attendance seemed a lot higher than last year.
  2. My favorites are Madame Fatale's Cavern of Terror and Wolfpack. Blackout and Field of Screams are my least favorite. I don't like Blackout because I kept bumping into the maze walls, and I didn't like Field of Screams because of the long line.
  3. I've been wondering if anyone knows what music they use in Halloween Haunt. I've heard the theme from Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween there before, but those seem to be the only licensed music they use. I wonder why they don't have more horror movie music. Then there's one piece of music that makes me think of a train coming. I've been told it's from one of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Which one and what is the track called?
  4. I once heard a ride op call it Kings Dominion instead of Kings Island. Another said "Kings Island sucks" on a night the park was open til midnight and he was launching the last train.
  5. I really enjoyed the ride. It's very smooth. Doesn't top Banshee, Beast, or Diamondback in my book, but it is another great coaster for the park. The shed disappointed me, but on further reflection I like the slight horror theme that goes with the ride. Maybe they'll do something with that around Halloween Haunt.
  6. I'm not easily scared, but CarnEvil is probably the tamest unless you have a phobia of clowns, but it's still trippy and fun. Delta Delta Die wasn't scary at all when I went last year, and Club Blood and Tombstone Terror-tory are also among the tamer ones. CornStalkers hasn't been scary any of the times I went, but there is a lot of fog. I've only been startled by a few of them, and that's Wolf Pack, Madame Fatale's Cavern of Terror, and Urgent Scare (the siren is really unnerving). Slaughterhouse is really gory, but the lack of chainsaws when I went through the first time was a letdown, but I like the theme improvements this year. I think it would be awesome to have a fake air-compressed bolt gun to puff air into people's faces as they went by. Board 2 Death is creative and clever, but not really scary. Backwoods Bayou isn't too scary. I haven't been through KillMart yet.
  7. I caught a video of lightning striking the Eiffel Tower last night at the park. We had to leave by about 10:30 because of the storm, but I felt so lucky to see this. http://youtu.be/Z4-pVsMBQZM
  8. I was there. I was about to get on Diamondback when the storm started. They closed the rides. Got to see lightning strike the Eiffel Tower and got it on video. Left at about 10:30.
  9. It does depend where you sit, in my experience. I used to think the back had the best floaty airtime, but riding it this afternoon in row 13 was like being weightless - I floated over every hill., not just on the drop, but actually cresting up over the hill. It was practically a mystical experience. That's why Diamondback is my favorite at Kings Island.
  10. In line for Beast last year on 7-20, the ride op had incredible enthusiasm. Screaming "woo!" over and over, getting the crowd all psyched up, talking like a Ren-fest berserker. I filmed about 15 minutes of it. That performance was impressive. When the train returned he would say"You faced The Beast! You passed the test! How was it?!" He had them cheering before and after the ride. He's the best ride op I've ever seen.
  11. Went today - teens smoking in line and climbing on the railings to make obscene gestures, as well as a girl making loud homophobic remarks. I try to be selective about who I get in line around, but dumb jerks are everywhere.
  12. Thanks for answering my question, everyone. Last year was my first year holding a season pass, and I didn't actually go until June, so I'm sorta new to it. Am I to assume then that KI's website is inaccurate when it portrays all of May as having daily operation?
  13. I don't get agitated by it because I'm a platinum pass holder and I can ride any time. I figure my day will be much less enjoyable if I get in a confrontation with somebody. I can't imagine boycotting the park over line jumping.
  14. It seems odd for the park to be shut down for a whole week after just two weeks of operation. Do they do this every year?
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