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"Spend" a day at Kings Island

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This was a interesting idea that popped up in my head- Kings Island opens at 10AM and closes at 10PM. An old saying goes "Time is Money". Thus the idea: you will get so much time at Kings Island, and I will give you wait times (or "ride prices") for you to spend. These will change as the time-of-day does, to "simulate" a real day at Kings Island. The purpose of this poll: would you rather wait 60 minutes to ride Diamondback once or ride Flight Deck 4 times in that hour, etc etc? When you are really at Kings Island, you actually do make these choices!

You have 12 hours. Wait times will be exact. For this poll, you can magically teleport to the end of the line and don't need to waste time eating/drinking, just to make it simpler. For this poll, SOB is open.

MORNING WAIT TIMES (10AM-NOON):

Action Zone

Son of Beast- 25 minutes

Drop Tower- 25 minutes

Delirium- 25 minutes

Invertigo- 30 minutes

Flight Deck- 5 minutes

Congo Falls- 5 minutes

OKTOBERFEST

Adventure Express- 10 minutes

CONEY MALL

Racer- 10 minutes

Vortex- 25 minutes

Firehawk- 60 minutes

Flight of Fear- 45 minutes

Backlot Stunt Coaster- 20 minutes

RIVERTOWN

Diamondback- 45 minutes

The Beast- 30 minutes

The Crypt- 30 minutes

White Water Canyon- 15 minutes

Planet Snoopy & INTERNATIONAL STREET

Eiffel Tower- 5 minutes

Boo Blasters- 10 minutes

Woodstock Express- 15 minutes

Flying Ace- 15 minutes

Surf Dog- 15 minutes

Great Pumpkin Coaster- 10 minutes

AFTERNOON WAIT TIMES (NOON-6PM):

The waits will be mostly longer since this is when the park is most crowded...

Action Zone

Son of Beast- 45 minutes

Drop Tower- 45 minutes

Delirium- 45 minutes

Invertigo- 45 minutes

Flight Deck- 15 minutes

Congo Falls- 10 minutes

OKTOBERFEST

Adventure Express- 20 minutes

CONEY MALL

Racer- 20 minutes

Vortex- 25 minutes

Firehawk- 90 minutes

Flight of Fear- 60 minutes

Backlot Stunt Coaster- 25 minutes

RIVERTOWN

Diamondback- 60 minutes

The Beast- 60 minutes

The Crypt- 45 minutes

White Water Canyon- 20 minutes

Planet Snoopy & INTERNATIONAL STREET

Eiffel Tower- 5 minutes

Boo Blasters- 15 minutes

Woodstock Express- 25 minutes

Flying Ace- 25 minutes

Surf Dog- 25 minutes

Great Pumpkin Coaster- 15 minutes

EVENING WAIT TIMES (6PM-8PM):

The crowds are leaving...phew!

Action Zone

Son of Beast- 25 minutes

Drop Tower- 25 minutes

Delirium- 20 minutes

Invertigo- 30 minutes

Flight Deck- 5 minutes

Congo Falls- 5 minutes

OKTOBERFEST

Adventure Express- 10 minutes

CONEY MALL

Racer- 10 minutes

Vortex- 15 minutes

Firehawk- 45 minutes

Flight of Fear- 30 minutes

Backlot Stunt Coaster- 10 minutes

RIVERTOWN

Diamondback- 30 minutes

The Beast- 25 minutes

The Crypt- 20 minutes

White Water Canyon- 5 minutes

Planet Snoopy & INTERNATIONAL STREET

Eiffel Tower- 5 minutes

Boo Blasters- 10 minutes

Woodstock Express- 10 minutes

Flying Ace- 10 minutes

Surf Dog- 10 minutes

Great Pumpkin Coaster- 10 minutes

NIGHT RIDES (8PM-10PM):

The park will close soon...

Action Zone

Son of Beast- 25 minutes

Drop Tower- 25 minutes

Delirium- 20 minutes

Invertigo- 25 minutes

Flight Deck- 5 minutes

Congo Falls- 5 minutes

OKTOBERFEST

Adventure Express- 10 minutes

CONEY MALL

Racer- 10 minutes

Vortex- 15 minutes

Firehawk- 30 minutes

Flight of Fear- 25 minutes

Backlot Stunt Coaster- 15 minutes

RIVERTOWN

Diamondback- 25 minutes

The Beast- 30 minutes

The Crypt- 15 minutes

White Water Canyon- 5 minutes

Planet Snoopy & INTERNATIONAL STREET

Eiffel Tower- 5 minutes

Boo Blasters- 5 minutes

Woodstock Express- 10 minutes

Flying Ace- 10 minutes

Surf Dog- 5 minutes

Great Pumpkin Coaster- 5 minutes

The park closes. How did you spend your day? Enjoy the poll.

PS: I tried to make my wait times realistic. Also, somehow, there are no line jumpers.wink.gif And no breakdowns.

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I will spend my "day" now:

FIRST HOUR (10AM-11AM)

1 Ride on Son of Beast (since I have never ridden it): 25 minutes

2 Rides on Flight Deck: 10 minutes

1 Ride on Delirium: 25 minutes

SECOND HOUR (11AM-NOON)

1 Ride on The Beast: 30 minutes

1 Ride on Vortex: 25 minutes

1 Ride on Shake, Rattle, & Roll (to finish hour!): 5 minutes

THIRD HOUR (NOON-1PM)

Wait times now change to "Afternoon"

1 Ride on Adventure Express: 20 minutes

1 Ride on The Racer: 20 minutes

1 Ride on White Water Canyon: 20 minutes

FOURTH HOUR (1PM-2PM)

1 Ride on Flight of Fear: 60 minutes

FIFTH HOUR (2PM-3PM)

1 Ride on Diamondback: 60 minutes

SIXTH HOUR (3PM-4PM)

1 Ride on Eiffel Tower: 5 minutes

1 Ride on Boo Blasters: 15 minutes

1 Ride on Monster: 5 minutes

1 Ride on Zephyr: 5 minutes

2 Rides on Shake, Rattle, & Roll: 5 minutes

1 Ride on Dodgem: 5 minutes

1 Ride on Grand Carousel: 5 minutes

1 Ride on Congo Falls: 10 minutes

SEVENTH HOUR (5PM-6PM)

1 Ride on Drop Tower: 45 minutes

1 Ride on Congo Falls: 10 minutes

1 Ride on Monster: 5 minutes

EIGHTH HOUR (6PM-7PM)

1 Ride on Firehawk: 45 minutes

1 Ride on Backlot Stunt Coaster: 10 minutes

1 Ride on Zephyr: 5 minutes

NINTH HOUR (7PM-8PM)

1 Ride on Invertigo: 30 minutes

1 Ride on Son of Beast: 25 minutes

1 Ride on Flight Deck: 5 minutes

TENTH HOUR (8PM-9PM)

2 Rides on The Beast: 60 minutes

FINAL HOUR (9PM-10PM)

2 Ride on Diamondback: 50 minutes

1 Ride on Eiffel Tower: 5 minutes

1 Ride on Grand Carousel: 5 minutes

WOW. THAT'S A LOT OF RIDES. Of course, in real life getting so many rides in would be nearly impossible...due to riding the rides taking time (Beast can take up 5mins by itself), walking, and stopping to eat. But this just shows that if one uses good strategy, how much you CAN do in a single day at Kings Island.

My Totals:

SOB-2

FD-3

Delirium-1

Beast-3

Vortex-1

SRR-2

AE-1

Racer-1

WWC-1

FOF-1

DB-3

Eiffel-2

BooBlast-1

Monster-2

Zephyr-2

Dodgem-1

Grand Carousel-2

Congo Falls-2

Drop Tower-1

Firehawk-1

BLSC-1

Invertigo-1

Total:35 Rides

Must not have been very crowded...tongue.gif

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I may be the odd duck, but I do NOT plan every minute in an amusement park. I prefer to hop about at random, and enjoy myself. I plan every minute at work. That's enough.

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It takes me 12 hours just to WALK around the park!

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I totally agree Terpy.... my days of mach 10 running around a park to set some record amount of rides on this that or the other coaster that really doesnt mean a thing are long over. I want to enjoy it and not wear myself to death mentally and physically over-planning and over-analyzing my days at a place I am trying to enjoy myself at. Extra large crowds cause enough aggrivation for me LOL... I dont need any more.

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Since Son of Beast is not operating, you have 12 hours left...

McSalsa can list any wait time he chooses, that does not mean the coaster is operating.

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