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Orion opened in July this year and I went to the First Rider Auction Night that was on July 1st. I was able to ride Orion 10 times that night. I rode it 3 more times throughout the rest of the year. I would like to know how many times you guys have ridden it and how many times you think you guys are going to ride it by the end of 2021.

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I've ridden 86 times. I've ridden in pretty much every row and in multiple different times of day and weather conditions. Imo night time is the best to ride as well as right after a downpour when the track is wet. It's a toss up between front or back, but right now I'm leaning towards back row since I love getting whipped through the elements. 

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I rode it 5 times during the first riders auction. Could've ridden it more but I took a break to get some coney bbq. I only visited the park one more time after that and didn't ride Orion. It feels weird that I only visited the park two times this season, I visited 32 times last season.

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As someone who delights in accruing unconventionally high ride counts, I took Orion's 300-foot plunge 219 times. I don't have all-season Fast Lane, for those of you who may be wondering, though every once in a while I buy it if I have friends visiting and getting it too.

60 of those times were in the same day, as I did a day-long marathon on August 10 to pay homage to my previous day-long marathon on Vortex on August 9, 2019.

Dare I say it, but Orion could be the first ride to match my Vortex ride count (1221 1/3), if my 334-ride WindSeeker count doesn't get there first!

 

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I have only gotten one (1) ride on Orion in 2020 with sweet @VortexBFForever, I am unsure how many rides I will get in 2021 due to living in Nashville Tennessee or going to college at Murray State University (Go racers), but I hope to get more than just one ride in 2021. I don’t want to start a debate about COVID-19 here, but I have parents in the dangerous age range for the virus, and I want to keep them safe. I am forever thankful they let me go to Kings Island even just once in 2020, I am forever thankful for this awesome community, and keep up the awesome work y’all!


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Well I will admit  I do have the all season Fast Lane so I ended up with 277 total rides on Orion this year. I had 19 visits this year including the First rider event. Had I not missed 2 visits late in the year I would have hit my goal of 300 , I did do 38 in one day. I did have the pleasure to riding with someone on Aug 10 when she was doing her marathon run of 60. Let see goal for next years total I haven't really decided but I would be shocked if I don't get to the 1000 mark as long as I get in 50 visits in 2021. I have been coming down for a long time but it was back in 2012 when I moved to the area and got a platinum pass that my visits really increased. I wish I would have lived this close sooner but I will just have to make up for lost time.

 

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3 hours ago, Vince Overfield said:

 I did have the pleasure to riding with someone on Aug 10 when she was doing her marathon run of 60.

 

It was nice to meet you!

Now to see if I can catch up to your count...only a 58-ride difference. :P

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I have ridden Orion 18 times over the span of 3 visits throughout the summer. Unfortunately, I was unable to get any night rides but I look forward to it next season. My favorite row is definitely the front, but the back is also extremely good.

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Haven't been active on the forum much since early september but I've had a lot going on recently. I did manage to go a lot after that and really tried to focus my rides on Orion. I managed to get 307 rides in with the last ride being Sat Oct 31. I did go to Cedar Point on the 1st, but unfortunately didn't ride any coasters as everything but corkscrew was closed due to the wind lol

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10 minutes ago, IceePirate said:

Haven't been active on the forum much since early september but I've had a lot going on recently.

I hope things have calmed down for you. Welcome back!

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Before the pandemic hit I bought a heavily discounted ticket during the President's Day Sale and a Fast Lane.  I rode this ride 3 times.  My only regret was I never spent anytime in line so I didn't get to see much of the "hangar" or whatever you'd call it before you go up the steps.  Because you're moving so quickly in the Fast Lane and you don't want to hold up those behind you.

 

Typically a ride doesn't scare me.  I don't have a fear of heights.  I have a fear of what I call unsecured heights.  My first ride was in the front row.  That first view from top gave me a momentary "oh ****" feeling.  After that I was good.  Absolutely thrilling ride.  Dunno why it did that to me.  I've been on Top Thrill Dragster and other taller coasters.

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Ok guys with the new season here I have piled on some rides on Orion already. I ended last season at 277 but i now stand at 357, I have a bet with a friend on whether I can hit 1000 total by the end of June. After that I will take a break from ride count chasing and just enjoy the park. I have only missed one operating day so far this season but I am out of town on vacation from June 7th to the 13th which makes that 1000 total a bit tough but hey if anyone wants to tag along I am always looking for ride buddies. See ya all at the park

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