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Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to this site's KICentral Day, I had a great time and had lots of fun!

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We left the house at around 8:00. It felt kind of wierd getting up that early for KI, usually it's around 9:30 we leave!

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It was a cool, clear morning, and the perfect weather stuck around all day!

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Hey, wait a second...

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There aren't any cars here!

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That Red Honda was ours. We got a Great spot!

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It was kind of wierd walking up through the parking lot alone.

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There's a Vekoma on the horizon, sir!

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There's a lot of mechanical stuff up there.

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I loved the lanyards. "Venomous Important Person"

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Season Pass Pricing for next year.

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$140 for a renewall? WOW!

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That's 318 Feet Up, if I remember correctly.

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We registered at the old Season Pass Entrence

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You get a TON of G-Forces on those inversions!

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It's Don Helbig! We saw a lot of him today.

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Where the Holloween Haunt stuff used to stand is the new location of the Diamondback Model!

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Diamondback is a big deal.

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There were crowds around the model all day long!

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It's a tad-bit innacurate, but a nice representation, none the less.

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I usually don't ride Drop Tower, but today I felt like i needed an adrenaline rush so I hoped I could ride it!

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It's Face/Off!

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Ohh, Sorry. It's Invertigo! *Slaps Head for forgeting*

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We went around Timberwolf for a lights on tour of Club Blood.

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We also got a rare look at the old Flight of Fear Trains!

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I'm glad they switched to Lap Bars.

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I've never been in Club Blood before

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Son of Beast started testing!

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The Son of Beast was open, Flight Deck was closed.

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All Right, Steering away from Club Blood we now have some Invertigo ERT!

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Invertigo is surpirsingly smooth, and a quite enjoyable ride!

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I rode her 3 times before I thought I was going to puke.

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Once the park opened everyon made a mad-dash to Son of Beast. Sort of a "I'll do it and get it out of the way" thing.

Sorry, no pictures for this!

I then went over to the Carosuel to get my Son of Beast tour tickets. It was a precious moment seeing so many hard core enthusiasts riding the Carosuel!

I had a bit more time so then I went over to the walk on that was the Blue Racer. I thought it was real fun, but it could be smoother.

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10:50, time to prepare for a Son of Beast walkback!

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Let us in! Let us in!

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Splash! I caught it at just the right moment for this picture

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"Come to the Nick Theatre in 15 minutes for Dora's Sing Along Adventure, Starring the Big Red Chicken!"

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At least we had something to watch untill 11:00!

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Why is there a double down? To accomodate the pathway underneath? :blink:

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All right! We're in!

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Poor Flight Deck. I hope it's up and running soon!

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I noticed Saturdays are allways the most crowded days. Son of Beast pulled a 2 hour wait!

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Wow!

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Son of Beast may not be the best ride...

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...But when it come to behind the scenes tours the Son of Beast was a great idea!

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Hills and Drops

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Nice photos!

I haven't had a chance to see the DB model yet, thanks for posting it. Invertigo is one of my favorites too. I've noticed SOB always has a huge wait when I go. I don't even bother with it.

I went into Club Blood when it was open last year. It was completely disgusting :lol: I have to say, it was worth the wait in line.

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Son of Beast has a beautiful structure.

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I rode Son of Beast in the front row of the blue train, and I found it to be kind of O.K.!

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Every time I ride this overbank it freaks me out because it goes through it with so much speed!

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Breath taking

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I swear, I put a loop RIGHT HERE! Where did it go? :unsure:

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It looks like airtime, but it's a Beast; what airtime? ;)

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Me and the Son of Beast.

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This sturcture would wiggle as the train goes through it. I know it's supposed to, I have just never seen it happen before!

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I love this ride so much more.

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A Picnic Bench? :lol:

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Get Ready for the loop! Oh, wait.

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Outpost 5? Where's 4, 3, 2, and 1?

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Told ya it was long.

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We left the park for lunch after the walk-back

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We had a nice lunch underneath a shade tree.

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But, there's riding to be done. Duty Calls.

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My mom loves these charecters.

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We went to Thrill Seekers and I got a T-Shirt!

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I've never ridden this before...

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Adventure Express, yea!

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45 Minute Wait, Boo!

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It was a Saturday, I was just going to have to live with the crowds.

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A nice ride, but I would have prefered the Addams Familly Coaster.

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ZOMG, It's a turn!

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It shakes, it rattles, it rolls. It's...

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Aww, you ruined it!

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I find this ride quite relaxing, a very nice ride.

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Get loopy!

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Wee!

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Up next, another one of my favorites.

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As in Extra Base: For rides that don't fit in. (I'm still waiting for Time Warp!)

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I love Kings Island.

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Prepare, for FUN!

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After Zephyr someone handed us this!

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I will get to ride Drop Tower after all!

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It can get pretty intimidating,

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But I love it!

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We rode the Dodgems next, which seem to get worse and worse each time. I hate to say it, but they have now been downgraded to LAME!

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I miss the Eagles. (Someone from the Q&A: "Did you get any bad stuff for removing the Eagles and can we have them back?")

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Kings Island is proud of Diamondback. They should be, according to Jeff Gramke they've been trying to get a B&M for years!

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It's a brake, let's all go nuts.

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What kind of people just leave stuff laying all over? Someone could trip, and fall on the support beam! ;)

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Let's save this picture and compare it to a picture taken in the same spot 1 year from now.

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Brake Shed is almost complete!

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Quick Transitions, rough Banking, it's an Arrow. But I still love it.

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More like a 10min AE wait... B)

Maybe from THAT spot it might be a 10min wait. Thats not to say he didnt wait as long as he said he did. By the way, how was your drink on Dodgem and the Carousel? And the kite flying? How did that go? You do have a nice camera, I will give that one to you. (Wink Wink)

BEAST1979: I am loving the photos, ALOT!!

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My "Artistic Photo". Check out the Reflection in her glasses!

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Thrills in a Box: The Ride!

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Apperently The Beast entrance will be remodeled for next year.

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There's gonna be a Footing here, I can feel it.

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All right, the Construction tour begins!

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My favorite ride.

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I can't belive they spent millions of dollars on a big box. Wait, there's a ride in the box? OHH!

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Ronny aplauded me for calling them "Footings"

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The famous Ravine!

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It's nice to finally see the ravine from a different view.

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The ravine used to be deeper, but they had to raised.

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I can't believe how many footings are back there!

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I won't bore you with tons of Ravine pics so I'll leave it at this.

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My mom wouldn't ride a lot of the rides, so she found someone for her to hang with!

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Yes, my hair always looks like that.

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The Beast came close to a 2 hour wait! No rides on The Beast today. :(

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Wait, we're going on a Beast tour to?

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SWEET!

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I love going under wooden supports.

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A 135 foot drop is what you've got here.

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Yau-Ming would have trouble in this tunnel.

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Get Ready...

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...To Drop!

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Further into the woods...

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It's that stupid strait-away before the second lift!

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More like a 10min AE wait... B)

Maybe from THAT spot it might be a 10min wait. Thats not to say he didnt wait as long as he said he did. By the way, how was your drink on Dodgem and the Carousel? And the kite flying? How did that go? You do have a nice camera, I will give that one to you. (Wink Wink)

BEAST1979: I am loving the photos, ALOT!!

My Fanta was delicious :P.... as for the kite...ehh we decided there wasn't enough wind.

Nice Pictures Jackson.... there really good imo

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The brakes ruin the airtime here.

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ZOMG! A CHAIN!

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Cool.

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Returning to Kings Island

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I don't get it, what's so special about it? ;)

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Even the SIGN scares Me! :o

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She couldn't resist.

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Scooby kicks Nickelodeon's butt anyday.

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No Phantom Theatre here.

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O.K. that was a lot. Let's take a break for some R&R Time.

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2 and half hours is enough, right? :)

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Back at the Island!

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Kings Island Sure is proud of what they are doing.

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Let's go through Nick U.!

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SLC in training present!

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Don't worry, someday you to will plauge parks everywhere.

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Wee? :wacko:

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I find it hilarious that none of these rides are at KI. :P

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Look out!

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Aww man, we missed Dora!

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I wanted to see the big red chicken!

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Instead we got Ryan Suhr and this Helbig guy I keep hearing about.

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Friction wheels? :blink:

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Tony was fun to listen to.

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JEFF GRAMKE!

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The Q&A Was very interesting, and I learned a LOT.

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I liked the Wild Thornberry's Show, why does Nick have to cancel the good stuff and replace it with things like the Mighty B?

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The Vortex glows at Sunset.

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I think the guy who poo'd in Club Blood took a leak here! :lol:

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Screws. CorkScrews.

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Come on, it's a good ride. Show it some love!

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"When you give a little love, it all comes back to you!"

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The Vortex is very pretty.

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Views like this just turn me on.

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Feel free to use this as your desktop wallpaper.

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Lame.

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Sunset is a beautiful thing.

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What surprised me was the crowds never let up!

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The park's rides have beautiful lights at night.

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The Zephyr's are my favorite.

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I'll get to you, don't worry!

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Someone Looking at the Monster: "Spider! (Frozen in Fear)"

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The fountains are pretty.

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It's pure horror, more intense then anything!

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The full moon was absolutly beautiful

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I love how they light up the Eiffel Tower at night.

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Kings Island: Where Else?

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Spiral.

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Even late at night Reptar's still at it. What a trooper.

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I loved the Fireworks.

Sorry, no photos for this part!

Then it was time for ERT on The Racer. Good choice! The Racer gave an exellent ride and I rode it 5 times (Six Times actually)

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Thank You Kings Island and KICentral for a wonderfull day!

Thanks for Reading!

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It was nice meeting you and your interest in the park showed with your questions during the Q & A times. Also I don’t know if my mother would have tromped through such a long day for me without complaining about it, your mother was a true trooper and always seemed to have a smile on her face. Maybe I should not say this but at times when you where taking or asking questions, I could not but help notice your mother had a look of pride on her face as she was listening to you speak.

I am quite sure you have thanked her appropriately, you are very fortunate.

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I love playing "Find Ty" in all these trip reports! You only had me once though, and it actually my reflection...

But I'm in your shot, Avatar!

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