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Everything posted by jdawg1998

  1. Man, Adventure Express has been pretty popular lately!!
  2. ^Oh my goodness...Magenta...you just made my entire day...maybe my summer...this is absolutely hilarious. Yes, Adventure Express, the only ride at Kings Island that has cats! Come on by and see us sometime!
  3. No fair. So Carowinds gets a 325ft. roller coaster this year and already is teasing something for next year... C'mon Kings Island, give us something!
  4. Why has nobody mentioned Men In Black: Alien Attack at Universal Studios? That is an amazing ride. The aliens shoot back at you and if you don't shoot them in time, your car spins out of control. The theme is impeccable. The alien animatronics are sweet. It's just an all-around great ride. Even better than Buzz Lightyear. And one hundred times better than Boo Blasters.
  5. During my 5-hour visit, I rode The Beast, Vortex, Drop Tower, Adventure Express, Racer and Viking Fury (twice), and watched Cirque Imagine. Most of the waits were 15-20 minutes, so not too bad. But, as I was leaving the park, there were floods of people and the wait times were listed at 30 minutes plus for most rides. Looks like the Fourth of July crowds are already starting.
  6. That's not entirely true. Yesterday was insanely crowded as well. The wait times were actually about the same as today. If there were people who didn't go yesterday and came today instead, I can't imagine the crowds if yesterday had been a nice, warm, sunny day...
  7. The crowds today are ridiculous. Adventure Express had a line outside the entrance. Viking Fury had a full queue. Diamondback with 90 minute wait. Flight of Fear with 100 minute wait. People parking in the grass fields by the parking lot. I've never seen a Sunday this crowded before; it reminds me more of a mid-July day at a Disney World park.
  8. It amazes me how many times I'll be asked if AE is The Racer(s) once they get to the station. How do these people miss the giant Adventure Express sign that they pass right under? And how do they not realize the ride is not racing at all?
  9. Wow...now this is MUCH worse than being stuck on a lift hill for an hour. I'm honestly dumbfounded this even happened. I really hope everyone is OK. I hate seeing people who are just going to have fun at an amusement park end up in a bad situation like this.
  10. How do you know the guests don't realize it? I mean, it's not that big of a deal, but I'm sure there's plenty of people who do say throughout the day, "didn't we already hear/see this?" It could be a quick fix - get some more content.
  11. Not daily, I mean hourly or every two hours...the same things play multiple times. A guest visiting one day could see the same thing several times while in line for different rides.
  12. There's an new FUNtv at Viking Fury as well. I like the concept, not a fan of the execution. It amazes me they can't add at least 5 more songs and a few more commercials. I hear the same thing over and over and over again. I honestly believe they should try to add so much that a guest will never hear/see the same thing twice in a day.
  13. Obviously Universal knows what they're doing, but seriously, it's absolutely ridiculous how much they've added and spent money on. How are they not bankrupt? Haha...
  14. I have been on Adventure Express more than any other coaster this year. 24 times on Express...the second most? Diamondback with 20. I love Adventure Express! I honestly haven't really cared for Banshee that much this year...
  15. Saw it last night...it was amazing! I watched it last year but I didn't remember much. My heart was beating so fast through the whole thing...these types of shows really freak me out...but it was worth it. The new ladder act was awesome.
  16. I wish the wait times on the Kings Island app would show up when I'm not at the park. They need to fix that. It would be perfect to check the wait times throughout the summer. If I see the waits are low, I'll go right to Kings Island for a few hours.
  17. I think a Peanuts dark ride that takes riders through the comics would be cool. Not specifically Great Pumpkin, but everything the Peanuts characters have gone through...sort of like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Disney parks. It would be different and unique from the rest of the park that is mostly full of big roller coasters and thrill rides. ...but NO interactive ride there. As someone else said, build an interactive ride somewhere else. Two dark rides at KI would be amazing. My only concern is, would they be able to keep it up? Probably not...
  18. Oh my goodness, I almost had a heart attack. I read your post really quickly and saw "The Beast and Diamondback had 65 minute waits." I thought that the world was ending for a second...rides at Kings Island on a Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, before school is out, in 50 degree weather have hour long waits??!
  19. Going back to what's missing from the park - are trams really needed? I really don't think the Kings Island parking lot is that big. Dollywood, on the other hand, has a huge parking lot that extends pretty far from the entrance. The trams there are a necessity. Walking from the back parking lot to the park takes 10 minutes. At Kings Island, it seems to take just a few minutes.
  20. I couldn't even spit apart the ribs they were so tough...today's meal was good though, just simply burgers and hot dogs. Coasterstock was pretty awesome. I've never done a Beast tour before until today. I also loved Speigel's talk yesterday. And ERT on The Beast/Diamondback (not Vortex, yikes). Lots of good stuff! I can't wait to see what they have planned next year...
  21. I'll be going tomorrow, but I haven't slept in ages so I'll most likely skip the first few hours until maybe even dinner...hope I don't miss much!
  22. There was a kid today on Viking Fury that told me he has a better idea for the ride theme..."Biking Fury". Instead of a boat, it would be a big bicycle. I couldn't stop laughing.
  23. It honestly amazes me how much money Universal racks in. I know it's a very popular park, but they've been adding things NON-STOP. Since (2009?) they've added a giant Harry Potter themed area with a massive dark ride, a new Simpsons themed area with a new flat ride, a new Transformers multi-sensory ride like Spider-Man, another new Harry Potter themed area with a roller coaster/dark ride combo and a train ride, the Despicable Me motion simulator, and now they're getting a new King Kong ride and possibly Nintendo rides in the future???! Oh, and a new resort hotel... It's kinda getting to be too much. They should relax for a bit...the parks are full of things to do now.
  24. It's just dumb of them to respond to that, and even correct him as to what "really happened". KK should've just let it go and ignored the post...
  25. I love it. But I disagree with upgrading the individual park websites. As they are now, they are simple and easy to use. I'm not a fan of all-Flash websites. I like the simplicity of Cedar Fair sites. Holiday World upgraded their website over the offseason and I just don't like it. It's clunky and confusing. I prefer simple. Did I say I like simplicity already?
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