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  1. If anyone else isn't in the loop (like me), here's a quick video to recap it! https://youtu.be/yFgwZhhOfs4
  2. Whoops, I just realized there's already a topic dedicated to this over in Coming Attractions. My bad!
  3. Foreword: Take this with a grain of salt, as I haven't been to the park since July. I found this video titled "Is Son of Beast RETURNING to Kings Island?" while browsing YouTube today, and I thought it was just clickbait or something, but it actually brought up some great points! As the video describes, there are posters in both Kings Island and Cedar Point hinting towards the ride (mentioning Outpost 5 and the type of wood SOB was built with), and fragments of wood have recently been placed near SOB's "grave" in Banshee's queue. I know that many of you (me included) think that our next roller coaster is going to be a giga, but my mind might have been changed. The video's short, give it a watch and tell me what you think! I've included a link below: https://youtu.be/yFgwZhhOfs4
  4. Thanks for helping me with my question, everyone! Good to know it keeps the coaster stable.
  5. I've kinda been curious about something at KI for a bit. I know that some coasters' supports shake and rock (ex: Vortex), and I've heard on these forums that it's meant to do that, and even safer than still supports. Would someone care to explain how this works? Oh, and if this needs to be in another topic, let me know. Thanks!
  6. If you mean when I said it, it was during. (I had to interrupt.) If you mean when we were friends, before, during and after. I was taking her to KI for her 2nd time, and she hadn't rode Invertigo yet. In case you're wondering, she enjoyed the ride greatly. Hopefully I answered your question correctly, even if it was a joke. Hehe
  7. While in line for Invertigo: "They would totally be able to run 2 trains on this! They'd just have to put them both on a lift hill, let one launch, and once it gets to the other lift hill, the other would launch!" Her friend brings up this point: "How would they get off the ride?" She responds, "They would take those stairs! *points to set of stairs on the lift hill* Obviously!" P.S. I may or may not have been her friend.
  8. Banshee: If this is your first "looping" ride/coaster, prepare to be in for a shock. In my opinion, the inversions keep repeating over and over, which will most likely make you dizzy for a bit. If you get sick often, be warned! Firehawk: Can and will be thrilling your first time! The first turnover will frighten you to say the least, but you'll be used to it by the end. Wait times are long! Delirium: One of the best views in the park! I would ride multliple times to see different perspectives of Action Zone. However, looking up at almost any time can be disorienting. Greatest flat ride I've ever been on. I can't offer any other rides, as I have not been on them, but I will give you some advice. First of all, I would ask the girl if she would be ok for you to hold her hand. Or if you're afraid of her reaction, just ask for her arm instead. It will seem less "romantic" for lack of better words. And I believe Slingshot/Xtreme Skyflyer's prices vary throughout the year, so bringing $50.00 may be safe. (Correct me if I'm wrong). On that note, for a two-day trip I would bring $150.00 just to be safe, and that's just a estimate. Many factors go into what you should and shouldn't do, but I'm just a person on a screen. Good luck with your trip!
  9. Here's what I would like: A B&M giga/wing coaster located in X-Base called Glitch. The track could be light orange, the supports yellow, and the trains yellow or green. And yes, I have too much time on my hands.
  10. When you have dreams of going to KI with friends and family. Every night.
  11. About the phone issue, I have a little something to share. On Diamondback's brake run, my mom got her phone out to take a picture of some tree. It slipped out of her hands and fell into the gravel below. Luckily, the man working there (who was very nice) actually went INTO the gravels as soon as the ride was over to look for it with no results. We had to stay near DB's area until park closing which was when Maintenance arrived. The other very nice man at Maintenance retrieved her phone. it still worked, but it had fallen out of the case and both the screen protector and screen were cracked. This all happened 10/11/15. Mom (who goes through phones often) has already bought and received a new phone. Let this be a lesson to all people with their phones out on a ride: Don't EVER get a device out on a ride, even on the brake run, because it could cost YOU and OTHERS damage.
  12. When I went in 2014, they did. I think it was right next to one of the wave pools. I don't know about this year, though...
  13. I am probably around the age of some of the kids talked about on this topic, and I have three friends (ages 10, 11, and 12) coming with me to Kings Island in a few weeks. The 11 and 12 year olds have never been on a roller coaster and I had taken the 10 year old to Kings Island only recently for their first time at any amusement park. I didn't "force" the 10 year old on anything except two rides: FAAC and Surf Dog. She had thought FAAC was connected to Diamondback and she didn't believe me when I said it wasn't. She was worried about Surf Dog since she had gotten motion sick before, but I was trying to coax her into it to get away from that fear. Fast forward to now, she promises me to ride a roller coaster with a loop, and I let her choose which one and described them all in detail. She surprisingly picked Banshee for her first looping roller coaster, and has convinced the 11 and 12 year olds to ride with us. I'm not afraid of any of the rides and I'm only going to attempt to get them on The Beast, as their first "big" roller coaster. I'm going to let all of the other rides be chosen by them (except for the 11 year old, she got bribed with food to ride everything the 10 year old will ride). I'm just doing this out of love, and out of love for roller coasters. I want them all to enjoy the experience, while still trying things out. I just hope the 10 year old, Rachel, won't get too pushy.
  14. How long will Labor Day lines be? For my birthday, I'll be going with 3 of my friends the day before and I want to be able ride everything I can with them since two haven't been on a roller coaster before.
  15. Got to ride Banshee on Sunday 3 times in a row and everything I visited was a walk on except for Diamondback. I tried to get 5-1 on Vortex but it was out of order and rode right behind it. Roughest Vortex ride ever! Thank goodness the line was short.
  16. ^^^ Now, now, this isn't April, so no pranks. This is a prank, right? RIGHT?!?!?
  17. Now that you mention it, we did go on the Eiffel Tower at night. We would have stayed up there for the fireworks, but we were super hungry and by the time we left the park to eat, the fireworks had already started. Up there, the view was fantastic, especially of Action Zone!
  18. I finally went on my night trip and only got to ride Firehawk and The Beast. (We only rode Firehawk cause our stuff was in lockers.) Despite only getting to ride those two, I enjoyed them both greatly. I couldn't really tell the difference on Firehawk because, well, it was my first time riding, but it scared me silly! The first turnover and drop was a real surprise, to say the least. But anyway, the main event was The Beast. You guys were right! That was probably the most fun ride we did on that 3-day trip, and I had even went on Banshee for my first time the second day! I really enjoyed the first drop and the huge helix. The cool air you get while speeding through the forest is INCREDIBLE! I would recommend riding it even if it's an hour wait. I'll say it from experience. Tomorrow, I'm hopefully going again and I'll make sure to ride either Banshee or Adventure Express at night hopefully. If I do go, I'll post about it here and may make a Trip Report. Thanks for all the suggestions!
  19. Out of the roller coasters I've ridden, my ranking is: 1. Banshee 2. Diamondback 3. The Beast 4. The Bat 5. Vortex 6. Backlot Stunt Coaster 7. Racer 8. Surf Dog (I'll count it) 9. Invertigo 10. Flying ACE Aerial Chase 11. Adventure Express 12. Firehawk 13.Woodstock Express EDIT: Rode Diamondback for the first time a few Sundays ago and I couldn't go without mentioning it on here. It was AWESOME!
  20. Although I've only rode it once, I'll consider Firehawk as my guilty pleasure. Even when we were looking up at the sky, I STILL felt like I was going to fall out, and yet, I would gladly ride again.But, holy CRAP is that first turnover is the scariest thing EVER! (No, I haven't rode a giga or hyper yet.)
  21. I don't mean to go off-topic, but on The Beast, some dude was holding up a gigantic rock on the lift hill right in front of us and at the end of the ride they told us that they had lost the rock and didn't know where it had went. Just think about it. It was during the night, too, so nobody else could probably see it either. Needless to say, my relative told the police officer in the queue about what happened and I haven't rode it since. I'm really worried...
  22. Shout out to Lizzie at Firehawk, Donald at The Bat, and Bobby at Viking Fury. While waiting for the train to pull up, Lizzie talked to us about her co-workers (who also seemed nice) and how she does her job, which made me feel more comfortable about riding. Donald kept the wait for The Bat interesting by reacting and responding to the riders. For example, he asked "How was that ride?!?" and didn't get an answer. As they pulled up on the OTSRs, he said, "That ride was so exciting it left you all speechless." Bobby would have us do our best Viking impression while everybody was loading in. When the ship stopped swinging he would tell us to give the people waiting on the other side a different type of high-five each time including a fist bump, a viking high-five, and what I like to call a "out-of-this-world high-five". It was basically a regular high-five with us saying our favorite planet at the end. ... Should I have put this on "Interesting Things Ride OPs Do"?
  23. I remember going to Kings Island for the first time ever and riding Flying ACE Aerial Chase. There was a nice lady (I forgot her name) who was asking all of the kids the biggest ride they had ridden that day. She got to me and I responded, "The Beast". Silence. Then she says, "WOW! That's a pretty scary ride! Let's give her a round of applause!" And some of the kids and Ops clapped for me. It was awesome.
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