I Have No Favorite at PKI

Monday, August 12, 2002 8:00 PM
My last visit to PKI was August of 2001. Since then, no new coasters have been built at PKI, so it is safe for me to state this. I rode every coaster that PKI has to offer, and I found none to be that exciting. I got no rush at all from the Beast, and probably would have fell asleep, if not for the very bad beating! Vortex, gave me a headache, I bet you it had something to do with that big bump on my head I had after riding. King Cobra, one word, BORING! Vertigo, definitely not worth wait, but my 2nd favorite at PKI. Now, the most interesting coaster their, Son of Beast. The first drop is amazing coming from a woodie. The loop was awesome, but the banging could have been a bit less. As for Racer, that inside coaster, Top Gun, and the kiddie rides, not my worst coasters, but not worth the typing.

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Enjoy Your Flight on the Raaaven!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:04 PM
Somewhat true. I thought the beast was really good though. Vortex sucked in the front, but the back was awesome, don't know where you rode. Flight of Fear, the indoor one, wasn't too bad, though a little rough. I agree with you though, (other than the Beast) that PKI doesn't really have any terribly great coasters, despite their number of coasters.
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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:05 PM
And why are you saying this, no one cares if you don't like any coasters at PKI, but hey it's your own oppinion.

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(Former Signature replaced due to bad joke with accident) The Beast at night-Two peas in a pod? http://www.geocities.com/moviecoaster/safetyeditorial- Next article against Markey!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:08 PM
Geez, I was just responding to his opinion. He just wanted to see what other people thought about it. Don't get so hyped up, geez.
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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:10 PM
Thank you, Millenium Force Maniac!

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Enjoy Your Flight on the Raaaven!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:17 PM
I don't see how anyone can't think that The Beast is an awesome ride. It's a fast terrain woodie that is sweet as hell at night. There actually has been a change to The Beast, making it faster than ever before.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:20 PM
Honestly Holiday_World_Fan, what good does it do to ramble on about how much you don't like a park? I know everyone has there own opinion, but I know on this site, it's not always a good idea to express it like you did.

*** This post was edited by PLayerPunk on 8/13/2002. ***

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:40 PM

Wow good for you, now tell me why any of us should care that you hate all of PKI's coasters.

You go someplace else, I will happily ride Papa, Sonny, and FOF in your place.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 8/13/2002. ***

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Monday, August 12, 2002 9:04 PM

Hmmmm I somewhat agree about the Beast. No offense, I know lots of people love it but it isn't 1 of *my* favorites.

I really like the line up PKI has though. SoB blew me away and I Love backwards Racer. Face Off and FoF are cool too.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:05 PM

I respect your opinion. Here is mine.

Top Gun is the very best suspended coasters I have ever been on. I have a kind of affection for King Cobra because it's bite is what infected me with this coaster loving desease. Adventure Express is my #1 Arrow Mine Ride and is perfect for kids and adults of all ages. Racers is known to have started the new age of wooden coasters we all are now a part of. Flight of Fear is one unique, intense, and insane ride and was one of the first of it's kind. Vortex was GREAT when it first opened due in part to it's unusial layout but over time has lost it's popularity(I still like it though). Beast is still my #1 ALL TIME FAVORITE RIDES and shares that title with other coaster lovers. It is legendary. Beastie is fun and I still ride it for nostalgic reasons.

Face Off is fun for what it is but IMHO belongs in another park. I think the line is too long and the ride is too short. I have nothing aginst boomerangs, but PKI is above needing this kind of ride.

SOB is overrated in my book. A lot of people like it though. It is unique and exciteing.

I have not had the chance to ride RRR, or the two other steel coasters in Hanna Barbara Land and therefore have no opinion on them.

PKI is one of the best parks I have been to. It holds a special place in my heart. I became an enthusiast there 16 years ago at the age of 12. PKI means a lot to me.

I am truely sorry that you have no favorite at PKI. I have a lot.

Only my opinion.

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-KoRn is the Millennium Force of ROCK-

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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:09 PM
I always *used* to wonder why the heck people would rate The Beast anywhere near their favorites, but after riding this year, I can easily see that happening to even becoming a Top 10 wooden coaster for myself! I have no favorite steel coaster at PKI, because I think all of them are near the best of their kind and it's really too hard for me to choose rather I like Top Gun, FOF, Face/Off, Vortex, or even Adventure Express better. They're all just so good in their own ways I can't decide. SOB is easily my favorite ride overall at the park since it has truly surpassed what I ever thought it could be from the beginning and a night ride in my "special seat" is probably the best wooden coaster experience I've had besides The Beast at night (now this is when the coaster is a true winner!). The Racer always delivers great air throughout as well, so it's hard for me to say I agree with you.

I suggest you make another trip to the park, because it doesn't seem you took it in very well since you don't remember several of the major coaster names.

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*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 8/13/2002. ***

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Monday, August 12, 2002 10:57 PM
The people who talk bad about The Beast need to get a back seat ride at night. On The Beast, the back seat is the only place to sit and night is the only time to ride. That'll change your mind about it in a second.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 11:05 PM
If it's not worth the typing, then why type? Bump on the head....lol
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:10 AM
Nah, I'm with SuperJewels here, Beast wasnt all that. I mean, I've definitely been on WORSE woodies, but Beast doesnt hit top ten for me...likely not even 15....hell maybe not even 20!

Sonny, OTOH, was absolutely fantastic. And the drubbing it takes in circles of so-called enthusiasts leads me to believe that it could never be "overhyped" as most think it's crap (or at least those most VOCAL say it's crap).

But seriously, aside from Sonny, I'm not enamored with any of the other coasters there. Still though, I love the park. While maybe not having the "best" of everything, I think that the rides are above average and not many parks can say that.

Oh Vortex is my favorite Arrow Looper, but even I, an Arrow fan, had to 'sell out' to the wonderful B&Ms....:(

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"To get inside this head of mine, would take a monkey-wrench, and a lot of wine" Res How I Do

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:21 AM

Posts like this crack me up. It is yet again an attempt to start some great debate on PKI... a debate that has really been run into the ground. Yaaaaaaaawn....

The truth is, if it isn't your cup of tea, then no skin off of anyone's back but your own.

I will say that 99% of guests must like something though. Why? Because last year the park welcomed 3.2 Million folks that apparently enjoyed something there ;-)

I really like the coasters at PKI, but none of them rank as my favorite. But guess what? They don't have to. The park has so much more than coasters to offer. And I go for the whole package, not just parts of it.

Shaggy

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Shaggy

R.I.P. Maestro
Phantom Theater 1992-2002

*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 8/13/2002. ***

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 9:23 AM

Holiday_World_Fan, if you haven't been to PKI since August 2001, you haven't ridden Beast. I rode it for the first time in November 2001 and I thought it was no big deal. I rode again last Friday, August 9. It was so fast and out of control I had to hang on through the whole ride for fear of flying out of the train! It screamed into the helix tunnel and made me duck!

I am much more of a fan of air than laterals, so you would think this wouldn't thrill me. That Beast ride actually scared me, and anything that can do THAT after 125+ coasters has got to be good. It's now one of my Top 10 woodies.

You owe it to yourself to get there and ride it again. The laterals were like Legend on steroids (and I LOVE Legend).

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 10:07 AM
Amen Shaggy, I just hate when people complain some of us can't take trips every year like you people that get to go ride every ride in the world. Well anyways, if you don't like it don't come and make the lines shorter than us. $10 says that you'll be praising PKI in 2004.

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(Former Signature replaced due to bad joke with accident) The Beast at night-Two peas in a pod? http://www.geocities.com/moviecoaster/safetyeditorial- Next article against Markey!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:42 PM

Holiday World Fan....your a god in my book! One of the few that arn't blind!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 10:12 PM

My quick opinions go as:

Beast - An awesome coaster. Sure, it's not all twisted and constantly changing elevation, and actually, before riding it, I wondered how it could possibly be thrilling, but it managed to thrill me, especially the finale, which is one of the best of any coaster I have ever been on, those tunnels while not going at a steep angle, still manage to give a headchopper, it's a great coaster IMO.

Son of Beast - Another great coaster IMO. Maybe I'm just immune to pain, but I didn't find this painful in the least bit. The verticies left a little bit to be desired, but the loop gave good g's, the first drop was amazing, and the entire ride had some good air, quick drop out of the station was a little cheesy, but still, a very good coaster that I feel gets unfairly ragged on way too much.

Top Gun - Simply the best suspended coaster out there. Sure, it's a little bit short, but the overall ride more than makes up for that, the high speed turns putting you further than parallel with the ground, the first drop, everything about that, just goes by so fast, but still a great coaster.

Adventure Express - Hard to say if this is my favorite mine train or not. The Big Thunder Mountains give it a run for it's money, and I may like them a little bit more, but that's in no way saying I didn't like this ride. The overall track, for a mine train was not bad at all, some great theming, tunnels were well placed, overall a ride I really liked.

Drop Zone - My favorite free fall drop tower, enough said there.

Invertigo - While not super exciting, it still had it's charm when I rode it, although that was before Deja Vu was around, so it probably felt more thrilling than it would to me now, still, wasn't a bad ride.

Flight of Fear - Rode this when it had the OTS restraints, but they had the huge padding by the head. I hit my head an awful lot on it, but I didn't feel much at all. The ride was pretty good. Very dark, so you were totally disoriented, but did slightly lack g forces, although the disorienting was more than enough to make up for it.

Vortex - Another one where the g forces on the inversions are a little bit weak, but a great first drop, and personally a ride that I really couldn't get enough of, even though I felt this was the most painful ride in the park, especially on that turn after the first drop. Other than that, a great ride.

King Kobra - This was a great coaster, another that I heard was rough, but didn't find rough at all myself. First drop was really good, loop had good g's, and what's that I feel? Negative g's on a stand-up? I really liked that, also had some decent laterals although I desired more laterals.

Racer - Both ways on this is a winner. Backward makes sure you can't see where you're going, but you still get that great air the way only John Allen could deliver. Forwards was pretty much the same, but you could see where you were going. Great air, and a great coaster.

Beastie - My second favorite junior coaster just behind High Speed Thrill Coaster (Knoebels), fun first drop with the tunnel, and actually a good layout that makes such a small coaster actually somewhat thrilling.

I know I'm forgetting a few coasters there, but I'll probably edit my post when I remember them, as for the rest of the park, PKI's big weakness to me was layout. It had a layout that required less walking, but it also was VERY confusing, that's the really weak point in the park. Other than that, I really enjoyed my time when I was at PKI.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 10:51 PM
I feel that PKI is one of the more overrated parks out there. Not that I think its bad, I like it, but the park itself is nothing special and its coaster lineup is not very impressive. The Beast and FoF are great IMO, but the rest are average or mediocre. Having 5 of their 12 coasters as kiddie/family coasters doesn't help much either.

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