Kings Island event coming in May

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:35 PM

Just a heads up... Kings Island is planning a crazy delicious event May 9 and 10 for members of any recognized coaster club, including CoasterBuzz Club. Details are coming soon, but in the mean time, be sure to put it on your calendar!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:58 PM

This will certainly be the must-do event of the year for enthusiasts around the country. This event is open to all accredited card-carrying enthusiast groups, including the Coasterbuzz Club.

Very few details have been released, but I can confirm that there will be ERTs on DIAMONDBACK, The Beast, Firehawk, The Racer, Flight of Fear and more!

We'll see you there!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 7:01 PM

Sweet, CF is rolling out the events this year. First CM! gets expanded to two days and now KI? Wow, If I can go Ill only be able to one day but I look forward to it.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:24 PM

Wonder what they consider a 'coaster club'?
I'm part of the Ohio State Theme Park Engineering Group. Definitely a club. Definitely all about coasters!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 2:11 AM

Very cool! I will try to be there!

-Tina

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:11 AM

Hey, what if you're a member of a coaster-based religion? Does that count? :)

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:35 AM

I will put that on my calendar.

~Rob

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:43 AM

I'm marking it on the calendar too. My daughter happens to be off from school that Friday so it'll make the trip easier.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 2:33 PM

More official details have been released here:

http://www.visitkingsisland.com/events/event_detail.cfm?event_id=546&ec_id=15

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Friday, January 30, 2009 4:36 PM

You must be a registered member of a Kings Island-approved roller coaster club or amusement/theme park enthusiast organization to attend Ride Warriors Coaster Weekend!

So my wife is out of luck? I was seriously considering this, but not if I'm going alone.

Does anyone who's familiar with these type of events know if a club member is usually permitted to buy a spouse ticket?

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Friday, January 30, 2009 5:33 PM

They almost always allow members to bring guests.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 5:51 PM

Plus there is the preview on the 17th of april as well. 2 great events at the park this year.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 5:53 PM

^Unless it has changed again, the preview was canceled.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 6:02 PM

Really?

When was it canceled? I hope it's still on, I was able to get that time off work.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 9:28 PM

At No Coaster Con, Don Helbig told me it was cancled.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 7:56 AM

This is what I was hoping for. I have been wanting to get back to KI for a while since I have not been there since 1977. Now this event is the perfect reason/excuse to go. Unless I get laid off I will be there.

Mike

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 11:50 AM

Anyone have an idea how it would work for children under 42 inches? Do you think I would have to buy a guest ticket. (I HOPE I will not have to buy one since he will not be able to do any of the ERT rides and he already has a season pass.) Anyone have an answer?

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:35 PM

Looking at the Kings Island site for the coaster warriors weekend it states CoasterBuzz (Club Members Only).

Does this mean no guests of CoasterBuzz members will be admitted?

We don't really want to drive 3 1/2 hours if my wife and I cannot both be admitted, and my wife will not see the humor in sitting at the Hotel while I ride.

Anybody out there have a clarification? Thanks!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:43 PM

These events almost always allow members to bring a guest or two (I've never seen an event where a club member can't take a guest).

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 11:45 PM

You must be a paid member to attend this event (and have the appropriate ticket). Guests don't count in this case.

For CP's Coastermania, a club member may bring one guest.

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