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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

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Everything posted by blue171717

  1. LMAO! Yep, I definately should have been compensated for my distress at watching two ops pour cups of water on vomit on Vortex last summer while squealing and gagging, and then be told told to hop on in it's clean. Really though... everyone needs to lighten up. My 7 year old daughter only ever goes to KI alone with myself or her grandmother who doesn't ride rides for medical reasons. Her grandmother doesn't want her to ride alone and asks the ops to pair her with someone and if she has to wait a little longer for another single rider who is willing, no big deal. I took her myself on
  2. Those stupid plastic fish drive me nuts! They are only one ticket at the arcade and my daughter has a ton of them. I keep finding them in my car, in the house, in my purse, sucked up in the vaccuum, etc.
  3. This happened a week and a half ago but I have been too busy to post, but still wanted to share. My daughter and I were there Monday before last and rode FOF and were in front seat. It launched us through the tunnel but right before it started to go up to the first loop it came to a dead stop. Wacked my head pretty good on the seat when it stopped and got stuck there for like 20 minutes while our feet were going numb from the restraints, but turned out to be a really cool experience. They turned the lights while we were waiting and it was amazing seeing what it looks like with the lights o
  4. I had a similar experience with a food truck festival in Milford. Most of the trucks were sold out after an hour and shut down and left early. I decided on the slim pickings that were left and waited forever in line for them to take my money then after I already paid waited another hour to get my medicre quesadilla with half the ingredients missing from it because they were out. Not sure if it will be at this one or not but it was that Turophilia food truck in the airstream trailer that is always at the local festivals. Not good.
  5. We thought about going to a few of these last summer but I couldn't shake the feeling it was going to be rediculously crowded and that we wouldn't be able to get in the pool during the movie due to the limited space. Did anyone here actually go to one that can tell me if it was fun and worth the effort?
  6. I'm also 5'10 and my daughter doesn't like me hogging all the leg room by sitting sideways so she usually sits in the seat in front of me and I sit by myself and cross my ankles and tuck my feet back a bit and it helps considerably with the knee banging.
  7. Just wanted to share... Took the day off yesterday and took my kiddo to KI and she finally just barely hit the 54 inch mark! After putting on the coveted orange bracelet and lots of high fives and victory dancing all around, we practically ran all the way to Diamondback. Once we got there though she just about had herself talked into being scared of it and kept trying to talk me in leaving the line because she was too hungry to ride / she had to pee / her stomach was hurting and she might have to go home / etc. but we finally made it on and by the time we hit the bottom of the first hill sh
  8. We went to Soak City Saturday. The water in both wave pools wasn't too cold at all but the one waterslide I rode (the big funnel thingy) was FREEZING!
  9. Delirium is my favorite ride at KI! I think it feels like you are on a giant tire swing. The seats are definately different in regards to experience. I prefer ones where you are facing up at the top of the upswing rather than down, but I can never remember from trip to trip which seat numbers do what. Most of the time unless they are really slow, you don't get to pick your seat anyway so it doesn't matter.
  10. This was exactly my point when I was telling the story about him throwing a tantrum and jumping off the train. They had in fact had KI passes two years prior and he rode the little kid rides just fine, but suddenly decided he wasn't riding anything at all now. I'm sure some of it was fear of the unknown and I think he was a little embarassed that my daughter wanted to ride bigger rides and he secretly just wanted to ride the little kid rides (even though she said she would ride them if he wanted), but instead of telling us what he wanted to ride or just trying ANYTHING, he has learned how to
  11. This thread struck a nerve with me... I have a friend who totally coddles and babies her 7 year old son and they got gold passes last year at his request then only went twice and he rode exactly one ride the whole season. Over and over, he would get into line for something, wait until he got almost to the front of the line then say "I'm not riding that and neither are you" and she would just say to my daughter and I, we'll wait for you at the exit, and lead him calmly away. The kid even jumped off the train after we had been on it and waiting for 5 minutes, AFTER it was cleared to go, freaki
  12. I kind of like those purple hang gliders things (Linus Launchers?) over in that area too. Big enough for adults and its like taking a time out to lay down for a minute and let them create a breeze for you to cool you off. If only they would go a tad bit longer I bet I could take a nap!.
  13. On of my first memories ever was being around 2 or 3 years old (1980 or 81?) and riding the log flume at KI with my dad and him holding me up in the air in front of him going down the hill to make sure I got a full splash in the face. It must have traumatized me for life, because I can still remember it vividly and how freaked out I was, lol. I can also remember riding around in the blue plastic rental stollers and crying when the giant pink Snagglepuss character tried to hug me.
  14. I think I am more excited about the petting zoo than anything else... just for something different to do. We had so much fun visiting the animals in the fall. The camel was our favorite so I hope he's coming back... he had lots of personality!
  15. I bought a pair of men's cargo shorts at a thrift store last summer to wear to the park just to give it try and I had the same problem. Very saggy in unfortunate places and my god, they felt like they weighed 10lbs. My 6 year old asked me to please never wear those man pants again because they were embarassing, lol.
  16. This made me sad. I grew up just down the road in Loveland and I can't count the number of middle school slumber parties I attended at KI Inn in the late 80's. That's where everyone had their birthday parties, packing 15 girls in one room so everyone could go there and swim. Good times.
  17. Some of these are a stretch... the 1999 Jeopardy champion is hardly a celebrity. I never knew Woody Harelson was from around here though... interesting. You dont have to be... just click the X on the subription window that pops up... I was able to view the whole thing.
  18. There are a lot of low income apartments or small privately owned apartment buildings in Loveland if you stay out of the overpriced yuppy-ville neighborhoods, and it's like 10 minute drive to KI without dealing with the highway. Also I live in Goshen (right next to Milford) and I work very close to KI and it's only a 20 minute drive to work using back roads through Loveland to get there, so Goshen and Milford are good options and relatively cheap. Cincinnati highway work traffic in general is atrocious so I suggest living anywhere you an get to workvia an alternate route.
  19. I've had Time Warp stuck in my head all day. My daughter was very embarassed at my attempts to sing and dance everytime we heard it yesterday while walking around. I promised myself I wasn't going to turn into "that mom" when my mom used to sing to the muzak at the grocery store when I was a kid, but something went wrong when I got old.
  20. I went with a group of friends a few weeks ago, one of whom is super afraid of clowns, even normal happy ones. Everyone in the group except her knew the theme of Carnevil, so we were sceming about it the whole night and managed to distract her until we were inside. Once we got in she freaked out and every clown in there targeted her for obvious reasons. She was screamming hysterically and running around trying to hide the whole way through. We were all laughing so hard we were practically in tears when we came out. Luckily she was a good sport about it and was laughing at her self too af
  21. We were there all day yesterday and used our free renewal Fast Lane passes which were pretty pointless because it seemed like there wereno lines for anything anyway. The only thing we rode that even had a line at all was BLSC. On the other hand, my kid was weirdly intrigued by getting to enter back onto Zypher over and over through the exit, so it wasn't a total waste I guess .
  22. I think this is a great idea. I would have gladly paid $5 to not have had to run from ride to ride all night and not to have piggybacked my daughter all the way from Banshee to the gate when we were leaving a few Fridays ago because she was too scared to walk. We were just riding rides and the actors themselves didn't bother her too bad when she spotted them; it was just the stupid fog and the possiblity of someone hiding it that freaked her out.
  23. Stupid rain... I talked a bunch of my friends into buying tickets for the Haunt tonight online last week, now the weather is crappy. Since their is no refunds guess we are going regardless. At least maybe that will mean the lines will be short. Can someone tell me which mazes are outside so we can plan around them if if doesn't clear up?
  24. I wonder why they don't have the other flavors at Auntie Anne's that they just dust ont he plain pretzels to order like at the mall... I love the sour cream and onion dusted ones.
  25. Don't know why, but reading this thread made me think about the fried swiss cheese on a stick things that they used to sell at the stand by the entrance to King Cobra when I was a kid. Man, those were delicious... my favorite snack ever from KI!
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