My family and I was planning a trip to the park tomorrow, of course with this cold front moving thru, its making temps no higher than 55, being on a rollercoaster that cold would just be nasty.
Is it true, that Kings Island wont even operate any of the steel coasters unless it gets higher than 50 degrees??
I dont think we are going tomorrow due to the cold temps, we wanted to move it up to either next weekend or even June 1st but those weekends are limited op days, and I guess that means that most of the rides will be shut down which is not worth going either...
so I guess June 8th
this kinda answers my own question but I called the park and CSR said that if its 45 degrees or warmer then the rides will operate, but I was just wondering since I've seen many trip reports where they state the coasters was not running due to the 50 degree rule..
The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly
I think the 50 degree rule might be a myth although I really couldn't tell you what PKI's policy is. Closing weekend last year at CP temps were in the low 40's if I remember and all coasters were running (Raptor closed in the afternoon due to a crack). It says nothing in the Magnum manual about cold temps. Wind, rain, lightning, etc are all covered, but not temperature. Power Tower was not because compressed air and cold don't get along too well I guess. Just dress properly and you should be all set. Layers are the best because you can adjust them until you are comfortable. A hat is nice too, but if temps are in the 50's, that's probably not necessary.
2001 Magnum Crew
I`ve ridden Son of Beast 67 times!
The 50 degree rule is correct... The air temp has to be a little above 50 for proper operation of most coasters at PKI. BUT if the maintenace guys get the ride going when its warmer, and keep the bearings in the wheels warm, then the ride will work. So if it is high 50s, then there is a good chance everything will eventually be open.
PS. stop by SOB or TG later saturday. Im working 4-close (although if the rides arent going, then im goin to another ride.)
SOB crew in twenty 02
bigger is better
well as you can tell we didnt go, it kinda sucks to think right now I would be walking up to the main gate right now, but oh well. We moved it up a weekend to the 25th, myself I wouldnt care how cold it was, but when a group of 3 outvotes you there is nothing you can do other than trek up there yourself. Anyways next weekend should be fine, temps look to be much warmer, the only thing I am worried about is the crowds since it be memorial day weekend, but we plan on stayin 9-10, I have to check the meeting calender to see if anyone else is going to be there on that day. This will also be my g/f's 1st trip ever to Kings Island, she has only rode the vampire and thunder run at SFKK, so its going to be a treat for me to watch her expressions after beast and sob. =0)
This will be my 1st trip in a few years, when I last went I believe that they just opened up Splat City, Action Zone wasnt around but FOF and James Bond was there.
sorry this is long, but I just wanted to include one last thing, I have never been to CP and me being a coaster nut that seems like 7th heaven..I am sure its a long drive from Louisville Kentucky but I would love to make the trip sometime. How does it compare to PKI??
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