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Michaeljackson

Top ten scariest rollercoasters at kings island

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The top ten scairest roller coasters operating at KI would be those not found in PS.

Top Ten is too big of number. Try like top three.

Mine are:

1) Invertigo

2) Vortex

3) Diamondback

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You obviously never rode the Williams Grove Cyclone.

Tee Hee.

http://www.rcdb.com/416.htm?p=23023

It didn't look a whole lot better than that when it operated. Guy lines attached to trees, track bending very visibly when the train passed, back car removed from the PTC train so the coaster would make its course. Tree growing up through the lift hill track.

Fun, fun, fun!

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The most amazing thing, and I am not making this up, is it ran much, much better after the garbage truck hit it.

For real.

The transitions between the rebuilt section and the older sections were stunning and amazing.

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Indeed. It also had that wonderful double deck section...

http://www.rcdb.com/416.htm?p=23025

I miss Williams Grove, but I do not miss them lying to me..."Yes, Mr. Terpy, the coaster is open and running." One year, when I got there, there was a sapling growing through the lift hill track...and they said the coaster had just run yesterday... Yeah, right.

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This probably says more about me than anything else, but I adored that ride. I had some of the most fun I have ever had in a park in that little place. And that coaster was scary...especially if you knew a lot about coaster construction and rode it with friends whose job it was and/or now is to design wooden roller coasters...

Terp, just sayin'

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From the GP standpoint probably Diamondback, but I can ride it all day without any problems. I actually find it one of the easiest rides in the park to ride.

If you want to talk about scary rides, I consider Drop Tower to be pretty scary. That's the only ride at the park that I'm a little nervous about riding.

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I actually just discovered the Cyclone yesterday. Was it as rough as the guys over at TPR made it out to be? And, was that final turn into the station as sharp and unexpected as their POV shows?

It, no doubt, is quite an interesting coaster.

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Rough? Not at all. Violent? Yeppers.

And the one drop in the back seat made the cliff on the Tornado at Stricker's look like a mild jostle. The whole ride was just a delight. For me at least. But then, I adore the Georgia Cyclone and Tremors...

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No coaster at Kings Island is real scary, but more thrilling. But Invertigo is the one that gives me a pretty big rush. That is if the ride gets stuck on the top for about 10 minutes and without even letting you know the ride was fixed it drops. blink.gif

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I wouldn't normally consider them Scary but they can be intimidating to some. My daughter is terrified to get on most of them.

In 2009 I rode DB and it was my fist Coaster since Thunder Run in 1990. While I loved the ride, it took a few visits last season before I could get back on it :( Thankfully though, I faced it and have have no problems getting on it now. Even got the wife on it and she had just rode her FIRST coaster last summer.

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Flight Deck is scary because the first time I rode it I didn't know it kinda stopped for a second at the top.

Flight Deck almost always slows down near the top of the lifthill. It's supposedly to allow the other train to enter the loading station safely.

You guys want to see a RIDICULOUS roller coaster that DOES stop? Here ya go, a woodie in Japan named Jupiter. It's at some park named Kijima...or something, I'm not sure about Japanese parks:

Also, the Williams Grove Cyclone looks...fun. Oh no...I am insane!

As for the scariest coasters I have been on at Kings Island...

#1-Vortex

#2-Firehawk (the g-forces on the twist sections are intense!)

#3-Flight of Fear

#4-Invertigo

#5-The Beast (Night Only, Daytime not as scary)

And, as a bit of a weird note...I found BLSC to be more intense than Racer. Weird but true.

McSalsa, commenting on a bunch of stuff at once.B)

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Although, I don't find any coaster scary at KI, I would say Firehawk is the most un-nerving. I would be happier if they had shelves to put your stuff on. I always fear I am going to lose something off my person. I came within a half inch of being clobbered by an arant cell phone in 09 walking near the ride. That's my only coaster fear at KI.

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The Williams Grove Cyclone? I rode it once before the fire, some say it was better after, so I will have to take Terpy's word for it. Also one little bit of info, Williams Grove is in Monroe Township, imagine that.

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You obviously never rode the Williams Grove Cyclone.

Tee Hee.

http://www.rcdb.com/416.htm?p=23023

It didn't look a whole lot better than that when it operated. Guy lines attached to trees, track bending very visibly when the train passed, back car removed from the PTC train so the coaster would make its course. Tree growing up through the lift hill track.

Fun, fun, fun!

Wildcat at Lake Compounce OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!! never again!! :wacko:. that was a one time ride for me but there Boomer is Glass Smooth!!

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McSalsa that looks like a good ride! :D

If I'd have to pick a coaster at KI that is the scariest, I'd have to say Invertigo just for the feeling of complete drainage after riding it.

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My tops have to be...

1.) Firehawk

2.) Vortex

3.) Diamondback

4.) Beast

5.) Flight of Fear

But it's funny how i was scared of "The Beastie" just a few years ago.

(until i went to ki with some friends and got some possitive peer pressure)

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You obviously never rode the Williams Grove Cyclone.

Tee Hee.

http://www.rcdb.com/416.htm?p=23023

It didn't look a whole lot better than that when it operated. Guy lines attached to trees, track bending very visibly when the train passed, back car removed from the PTC train so the coaster would make its course. Tree growing up through the lift hill track.

Fun, fun, fun!

Wildcat at Lake Compounce OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!! never again!! :wacko:. that was a one time ride for me but there Boomer is Glass Smooth!!

the first time i rode mean streak at CP i came off with a massive headache. Is that just me or does it do that to everyone?

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