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  1. Hello Everybody! Now, I know there is already a Kentucky Kingdom thread but this one is a little different... I live in Kentucky (near Ashland) about equal distance to Kings Island and Kentucky Kingdom, and I have never been to Kentucky Kingdom. A few friends of mine and I are trying to decide if it would be worth going to Kentucky Kingdom once or twice this year (2016). I have sifted through the KK website and the thread for KK here on KIC, but I still can't makeup my mind. Traditionally in out group of four I am the trip planner / organizer. We have our usual trips Kings Island regularly, Disney, Cedar Point and some years we throw an extra trip in the mix, normally short trips. I am interested to hear what everyone thinks about the park and if it is worth a visit, so please share your thoughts and feelings Thanks for your thoughts in advance!!!
  2. I rode it last year (May 2015) and as we were going up the lift hill on a cloudy (but otherwise clear day) it began to rain not a heavy rain but, light rain and big drops.. it was a bit like torture lol felt no drops after the lift hill until we rolled over and were waiting to enter the station. I recommend not riding in the rain lol. Otherwise its a good ride, personally though I never wait more than 30 MAYBE 45 minutes for it... Id rather be on The Beast lol
  3. I wish!!! I think Rocket would have just shot the train though lol
  4. I knew that!! I don't know why but its stuck in my head that its the 17th lol
  5. I went to Kings Island Monday, August 4 and it was a wonderful trip!! I expect the Reds fans to pack the park but it was not as crowded as I had planned for. The most I waited for a ride was about 30 minutes for Diamondback! Not bad at all I don't think. Got to ride Beast three times and Banshee twice. Got some great rides on Delirium, Vortex, The Bat, Racers and the Carousel. It did rain about two hours that evening, lucky while my friends and I were inside Feasthaus eating. After the rain we decide to grab some hoodies, it had drop from about 87 degrees to 65 degrees!! Wear shorts and a tank that was cold!! After the storm all the rides were shut down for about an an hour thanks to the lightening. So as it was about 9 we decided to get in line to have on last ride on The Beast. We stood there for another 45 minutes, while every other ride around us began to run. Then the attendant got a phone call. There were RACOONS on the track. As they were unsure if the ride would reopen due to the Racoon problem we continued to wait till the told us to go home. Then came to supervisors who said if we are in line now we would get to ride after the fireworks, but only once. They placed security near the arcade to prevent any one else from getting in line after ten o clock and then finally after fireworks and run throughout and safety checks it was 10:20 we got to ride! We ran up the stations and hoped up front. It was the best night ride on The Beast I have had thus far! It was pitch black dark, it was chilly, and there was a thick fog the lay over the track. They check our belts and sent us through! The click-click-click up the hill you were surrounded by the fog and you could hear owls in the distant. The down hill will fast, furious, and cold!!! We couldn't see anything, each twist and turn of the track I thought I knew was a surprise and it was great!!! The double helix was better then ever and when it came time to get off. I wanted to stay on and ride again, just like every other time I ride! It was a wonderful trip and one I won't forget soon!!! Can't wait for my next trip on 8/17 - National Roller Coaster Day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I'm also going on Monday (planned before I knew about Reds Day). It at a 60% chance of rain, last I checked, so hopefully even with it being Reds Day the weather will help with crowds
  7. I was at the park today and didn't notice these... But that doesn't mean they weren't there haha On a side note crowds were fairly light today, longest wait was only about 20 min and that was for FOF Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Heading to the 5:00 showing of Cirque today!! I'm excited this is my first time seeing it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Anybody heard anything else on the diamond stoping? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Steph88, I was just about to say the same thing! I wonder if people are still stuck or if a rescue is underway Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you so much! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Lol well maybe it would be cool if the just did an original woodie with and RMC twist would be a cool addition to the coaster roster Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. It would be cool if they brought back SOB, with an RMC makeover. Then this time put it back in Rivertown or Coney Mall near The Beast but still in its own place. I always thought it would be cool if they were close to each other but that's just my thought
  14. What are the ERT rides for the 2015 season? I know Banshee but I couldn't remember the others, Thanks!!!!
  15. Next Trip: Thursday 6/11

  16. Really, Jw why the trees? Curiosity lol
  17. Thank you everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. HaHa Good idea but I think my mom would kill me! She full on in wedding planner mode already and the date is still 18 months away!
  19. ** I meant to post this the day after I got back, but things happened and I went camping, sorry!"** What great day to have picked to go to Kings Island! We went Tuesday May 26th of 2015. My boyfriend, our two friends, and I were a little nervous as it should a higher chance of rain that day and the days leading up to the trip the hourly reports were all over the place. We made it safely after a nearly three hour drive and our season pass processing was a breeze! It pretty much scan, scan, picture, and sign! It was great! Upon entering the park my boyfriend promptly decided to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, it something he likes to do on ever trip. After being at the and making our way around check out the 360 view, I turned around to ask my boyfriend what we should do next and the it happened. He was standing there a little red velvet box in hand and out two best friends camera phones in hand. Before I knew it he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. Yes, I said yes! So, I got engaged at Kings Island and it couldn't have been better. After hug, kisses, and pictures, we happily skipped to The Beast, our tradition of our to ride if first on every visit! We had no wait! We walked right on to the second and third seat of the Beast and it was a great run! (As Always!!) We followed The Beast with Diamondback, Vortex, Firehawk, and Flight of Fear. We did all five coasters in the first hour of the park being open. Then we conquered the Racer and Adventure Express! After these two favorites we decided to grab some fries at Feasthaus, it was not quite lunch time but we were feeling snacky! After fries, we crushed thought Action Zone, riding Delirium twice without getting off! Drop Zone was closed for they day so we didn't get to ride that (Which was fine I'm not a fan). My high point of the day (besides the engagement) was after buying our locker to put our bags on we entered the wait line for Banshee and we walked the line, and then we WALKED ON THE FRONT CAR! No wait for the very front seat of Banshee. It was AMAZING!!!! This was actually my first time riding Banshee, as I didn't make it to the park. It was so smooth and fast and the inversions were really great!!! The mid line roll really took me by surprise! After riding Banshee a few more times in various spots as we had our pick of the litter we decided to eat at the Reds Hall of Fame Grill. For a sit down restaurant inside of a park, I personally think that RHoFG is very well priced! My boyfriend and I shared the appetizer combo and both got water to drink, our bill was about $14. That is about what we would pay out our local sit down restaurants (when we share food like this.). It is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to eat in the park. While we were eating the first rain shower hit, and lasted only from about the time we go our drink to the point which she brought our checks. After lunch we continued to get Snoopy Ice Cream and ride the train, another tradition. After the train, We did another run on The Beast and then Diamondback and after Diamond back we decided to hit Backlot Stunt Coaster and while on BSC we saw the darkness. These big dark -almost black- clouds came rolling in, we high tailed back towards diamond back, because I left our refill cup at the gift shop register. We hopped up on the empty counter space and took a seat to decide if we wanted to leave or not, and in the middle of this discussion the rain came. Heavy, heavy rain with big fat drop, and at one point, it did that thing where its so thick an heavy it looks white. So that cemented us staying for the time being. We sat there about 45 minutes and the rain stop, the black clouds had moved on, the sun didn't come out but the could we a much less mincing shade of grey. After the rain storm and the boys digging in to their share of a turkey leg, we went back to Diamondback and then Firehawk, and on Firehawk as we were all on our back pulling out of the station with no turning back, it started to rain again. This time small drops and just raining enough that you know it. It was an annoying and a funny experience. So after getting off the ride we hung out in what use to be the Flight of Fear photo station. Flight of Fear was shut down, and they were very vague as to what was wrong but that was no big deal. After another shower lasting about 15 minutes, we took of into the sprinkling mist and just walked around and by this point it was about 6:30 and we decided to take off towards Feasthaus to get some La Rosas before we left. Feasthaus, was closed though there was a park person out front the doors apologizing to people say they had to close early. So we just took off the International Street La Rosa. This was the longest line we had to wait in all day. It took about 20 minutes to wait in line and get our whole pizza and breadsticks, since they made our pizza fresh for us. It had stopped raining so we wiped down a picnic table and enjoyed our pizza! This was the end of our day, and we only left the park about five minutes before actual closing time. It was a great day, and one that I will never forget! I really enjoyed not waiting very long for rides and being able to just take it very slow and go at an easy and relaxed pace. I was ecstatic to be in the park but it was nice to just be able to slow down and take it all in! Another great day at Kings Island, and a memorable addition to my Trip books
  20. At the park today, and the longest line I have waited on was to get La Rosas Pizza [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Wonder how come they are closed lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Great to hear the wifi is good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Then I shall stick with the free gold pass parking lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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