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If one is into sweet/salty combinations, the Maple Bacon taffy from the pick-a-mix wall at Sweet Spot is really yummy! I tried it first out of the many kinds I bought, and wondered for a moment if they'd let me exchange the rest of it for more Maple Bacon! I didn't dislike any of the other flavors, though, and most were quite good. The Root Beer Float was my second favorite.

Maple......Bacon.....Taffy.....I'm really not a sweets kind of person, nor am I one to eat an unhealthy diet, but when it comes to maple flavouring and bacon, added with taffy, I cannot resist. I may be trying this out next week if I visit the park!
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I think a curved drop brings out the inverted aspect more.  Having laterals coupled with the drop lets your legs swing a bit.  That and inverted coasters aren't normally known for airtime, though Banshee does due to its steep angle of descent and the fact it doesn't have that little pre-drop dip that most B&M inverted coasters have.  

 

There's other factors like space, what things the park(s) request, etc. 

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Also read somewhere (probably a link from this site) that the curve helps the lift motor so the stress is reduced when the train transitions from being pulled up to going on its own.

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Looks like a few new beer choices are coming to the park. Can't wait to try them!

 

Three new beers are being offered this year at #KingsIsland: Banshee Brew, Diamondback Ale and Beast Rock.

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Via @KingsIslandPR on Twitter.

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Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.

 

Happy birthday to Kings Island, happy birthday to you.

 

How old are you?

 

lol

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Wow! I wonder if the new chef is looking to put the space to good use. Thanks for the update.

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I was wondering why they redid that entrance. I didn't even notice that when I was there opening weekend.

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I am sure we disscussed this before but I can't seem to find anything on it. Can gold and platinum pass holders get $1 Banshee ice cream at the stand next to Banshee? Also having trouble finding all the benifits you get as a gold or platinum pass holder, does anyone know of a link to such a site?

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I came across that, but specific benefits like the ice cream and game deals. Any page that tells you everything you get. I think Cedar Point does, wondering if KI has anything like it.

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Happy birthday to Kings Island

I'm trying to figure something out from this picture:  Is the closest looking "family trickster" on Kings Island Drive? Or are the cars further in the distance?  

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I'm trying to figure something out from this picture:  Is the closest looking "family trickster" on Kings Island Drive? Or are the cars further in the distance?

I think the closer one is on KI Drive and the two further in the distance are on I-71. I'm not sure, though.

Has anyone been able to purchase $1 Banshee swirl ice cream?

I believe that was a special deal for the preview night only, not a regular offer.

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Happy birthday to Kings Island

It would be so epic to go back in time to see this. I am jealous of anybody who saw this in person.

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Hey guys, did anyone else notice Drop Tower running abnormally today?

There were a few ride cycles, (i happened to be on one) that looked a lot like this:

It just didnt stop rotating until after it stopped going up.

It closed after that though. :huh:

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Happy birthday to Kings Island

It would be so epic to go back in time to see this. I am jealous of anybody who saw this in person.

 

I remember that day every well.  I marched in that parade as a member of Kings High School marching band.  We also marched down Kings Island Drive when the ribbon was cut to open the road to traffic.  Kings Island's design group made a banner that we carried in front of our band that announced who we were (Kings High School Marching Band, Kings Mills, Ohio, Home of Kings Island).  

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^ wish I could go up there today. We need to rest and clean today though. I guess I will try it next weekend :)

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Hey guys, did anyone else notice Drop Tower running abnormally today?

There were a few ride cycles, (i happened to be on one) that looked a lot like this:

It just didnt stop rotating until after it stopped going up.

It closed after that though. :huh:

I was on one of the cycles where it kept spinning at the top and stopped for a second before dropping. Not gonna lie scared me for a second. And after we dropped the restraints would not come up and we were stuck for about 15 minutes.
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