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Offline Edwardo

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PTR: Kings Island 2012
« on: June 27, 2012, 10:54:48 PM »
I hadn't been to Kings Island in 8 years and needed to get back for at least Diamondback.  I love the park and wish it were closer.  In fact, I wish they'd move Kings Island to Virginia where Kings Dominion is, replace Flight Deck with Grizzly, replace SoB with Volcano, replace the big empty Crypt building with KD's Crypt, and put I305 where Firehawk is.  It'd be a great park and only 5 hours away.  But alas.  Holodecks have yet to be invented.  And let's be honest, when we do have access to holodecks, the last thing we'll be doing is going to theme parks.  I'm just being completely honest.

On to the Park.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

I saw a very similar sight the previous week on the same day.  Odd.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Did you know this was originally intended to go to Coney Island in NYC?


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

I'd heard some people rave and some whine about Diamondback.  First off, we got a Fastlane, which was great because I basically got ERT on Diamondback even though it had over an hour line.  It.  Was.  Fantastic.  Great airtime, and even the trim throws you up out of your seat for some ejector air.  I loved it.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

It was my main reason for coming.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

I also needed this.  I hate it's placement in the park, but its a fun ride.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Even though I have one in my back yard, we rode this one too.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

The ride is sick.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Speaking of sick...No, really, I love Delirium.  I wish Carowinds had some type of Frisbee ride.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Pay no attention to the ginormous wooden structure.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Racer lived up to it's name.  It raced.  It also ran well.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

I wish they'd get Rocky Mountain on this thing.  Steepen the drop.  Double Up to the first helix.  Ninety degree banking on the helix bottom, over bank on the top.  Shorten the MCBR.  Steep drop off.  Add the loop back.  Next helix.  Then reprofile the last couple of hills to give killer air like they did on Texas Giant.  Add in some tunnels and effects like Texas, and you have a fun ride.  Oh, and trains.  Texas Giant Trains.  It could be done.  It could be killer.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Thankfully I had this credit when it was at Geauga.  But to their credit, they use both stations.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Eiffel Pano.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

Didn't ride Vortex, but did ride Beast in day and nite.  My friend Matt described Beast to a newbie that was at HWN with us as "The Voyage with out any airtime hills".  He's right.  But I actually like Beast.  I love it at nite.  There was one really great airtime moment this time, but the thing just flies thru the woods.  In the dark, it's great.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

HI!


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I like pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Okay?!


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

It's no Phantom Theater, but it works.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

It was all lit up at nite.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

I still don't get this ride.  I would have skipped but everyone else wanted to ride and SoB wasn't open.


Kings Island 2012 by Edward Beavers, on Flickr

It's really fun.  If you get it.  I get it.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 12:15:15 AM »
I really got to get my night ride on the beast. Likely not happening until KI gets a crazy good new addition.

Hope you guys got a FOF lap in.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 01:45:04 PM »
We tried to get on FoF, but something really strange happened, that left us with no answers. A train lauched, never came back, ride op's panicked, they turned the lights on, we left, then security and EMS went running to the ride as we were leaving.

Beast was running a lot better than I remember. It was in my bottom 10 coasters honestly after my first visit a few years ago. Not sure where I'd rank it now, but it was certainly fun.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 02:24:49 PM »
I guess the train valleyed?

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 04:26:05 PM »
That's what I was thinking


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 06:42:35 PM »
The cool thing about the tower is you get great photos...

The down side is everyone has the same photos.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 08:07:16 PM »
^ what he said!


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 01:10:41 AM »
not if your camera has the zoom of a google satellite!

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 11:03:56 AM »
That would probably freak me out as well if I was the ride op lol. Hopefully something minor and not another premier bogey explosion :).

I love this park and must get back. Like Voyage, I also thought Beast was a completely different ride at night. Totally worth another night in town just for that.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 06:44:51 PM »
The crap thing for me is the most logical time for me to visit is the day before HWN's. aaaannnddd.... KI closes at 8 that day.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 10:41:37 PM »
So defy logic and go the night AFTER Holiday Nights, Mr. Spock. ;)

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 12:18:50 AM »
Problem with that logic is how good will the beast seem after tons of night rides on HW's woodies?

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 10:56:03 AM »
Valid point but Beast is more of a out of control speed machine through the woods in pitch black while Voyage is a out of control airtime/speed machine through the woods.  I'd be fine with that either way lol

What really needs to happen is KI needs to adjust their hours for you :).

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 02:58:32 PM »
I HATED the Beast before this summer. We spent 2 days at HW before going to Kings Island, and I honestly didn't plan on riding the Beast at all. We gave it a day time ride, which blew me away, and a night time ride, which blew me away. No top 10 type ride, but it was so much fun, even after power riding The Voyage/Legend.


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012, 07:03:02 PM »
Agreed.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2012, 09:23:47 PM »
See, Mr. Spock? ;)

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2012, 10:44:31 PM »
why am I spock all of a sudden. I strongly dislike the trek.

I really need to do a fly out meet up hwn's trip.. Doing KI after hwn's is just not a good family desicion. Perhaps 2014

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2012, 10:57:57 PM »
Mr. Spock is cool. Get over it. LOL

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 09:20:40 PM »
Agree to disagree.

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Re: PTR: Kings Island 2012
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 09:45:04 PM »
I like the Beast alot
just the out and back wooded setting is great and the last helix
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