First Kings Island Trip....any suggestions

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:14 PM
Greetings. I am going to Kings Island for the first time ever this fall. Are there are any hints or suggestions for the park. Also, I fit all the height and weight restrictions at C.P. could I run into any issues at Kings Island? Thanks.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:20 PM
You should be fine if you can fit onto everything at Cedar Point.

Suggestions - Do Flight of Fear, Face-Off, and Italian Job early on as those have pretty slow moving lines. Make sure to do The Beast at night. Oh, and don't skip the Scooby Dark Ride or The Beastie.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:34 PM
I agree with dragonrider. Do those rides first. When I was there, I made the mistake of running to Son of Beast, thinking a long line would later form, and I was SO wrong. Son of Beast's line hardly ever get's out of the station. The Beast is just that, a Beast. Top Gun, though short, is a fantasic ride. Vortex is just as good. Have fun. You'll notice that huge lines aren't easy to come by, as PKI knows how to run a park.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:02 PM
Adventure Express is a real treat of a mine train and the ending is the quirkiest blunder I've ever seen. Don't miss Tomb Raider either as it is the only Huss Giant Top Spin in the states and the theming is over-the-top for a seasonal park. It has one of the most anti-climatic endings since, well, Adventure Express though. =p

Italian Job first then work your way around counter clockwise from there hitting Flight of Fear as early as possible as well. Beast at night is a must. Ride Son of Beast in a middle seat of a car. My favorite is 6-2. I usually recommend for people to ride this at night too as it generally has more of the "oh crap, this is dark, scary, and intense" as opposed to "I can see everything coming and.. ow!" It seems like your defenses kick in when you ride something in the dark and the "what the heck happened" might be a good thing then. I just rambled nicely about a coaster most people don't like very much.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:49 PM
Whatever you do. DO NOT hold on while riding The Beast or S.O.B. (Just hold on to A violently shaking object to imitate the feeling) Also, DO NOT sit above an axle. (wheel) Both Coasters have 6 seat cars. Sit in the middle of the first or last car. They are less painful than the others.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:03 PM
I actually like being tossed around like a ragdoll on Beast. However, I don't like getting my spinal cord mis-aligned on SoB. It just ain't cool, man.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:27 PM
I suggest only one thing: Make sure you get a night ride (make that 4 rides) on the Beast. Even if you are underwhelmed by the papa during the day I guarantee you will be blown away at night.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:36 PM
Suggestion: Don't ride SOB :)
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:44 PM
Good pizza and tenderloins!
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:50 PM
Hot wings aren't too bad either
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:55 PM
Swoosh gave you the best advice I have ever heard. I second that you should skip SOB. SOB may make you bleed or cause internal injuries. I have no idea why it is still standing.

AE is downright cool.

Beast is the reason I love coasters.

The view of the Eiffel Tower(spelling?) is breathtaking.

My advice for any park is to take it easy and experience the parks atmosphere. Don't rush from one attraction to the next. Take your time and enjoy. You're going to be there all day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:38 AM
Suggestion: Have fun and don't worry about doing everything... because you won't.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:03 PM
Be prepared for lots of rides being down due to under-staffing. I went there in early June and ran into this problem because a lot of their staff was still in school. The second day I was there nearly half the rides were down. It might not be as bad since the park is only operating on weekends now.

Definately go on Adventure Express if it's running. It's the best mine train I've been on, and the ending is hilarious. It was actually my favorite ride in the park.

Someone mentioned sitting in the middle of a car on Son of Beast. Listen to this. The first time I rode it I actually didn't find it that rough, although a ride op was walking up and down the track pouring grease out of a water bottle, so that could've helped. I decided to give it a second chance the next day and I really regretted it. *** Edited 9/14/2005 7:04:23 PM UTC by shesaidboom***


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