Kings Island

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:05 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Talon,

Get a FastLane pass. It's made for people who think not waiting in line is worth a small fee, and I get the vibe from your initial post that this is exactly what you're looking for.

Tyler,

Dig hole. Crawl in.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:14 PM
blasterboy6500's avatar

Here's what I would do:

Me digs hole. Me crawls in. Me crawls back out.

Last edited by blasterboy6500, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:15 PM
You don't need a parachute to jump out of an airplane. You need one to do it again.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:30 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Just watch out for sinkholes. They're a bitch.

Last edited by OhioStater, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:39 PM
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:03 PM
blasterboy6500's avatar

Oh my, such colorful language!


You don't need a parachute to jump out of an airplane. You need one to do it again.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:30 AM

Talon,

Get a FastLane pass. It's made for people who think not waiting in line is worth a small fee, and I get the vibe from your initial post that this is exactly what you're looking for.

Tyler,

Thanks Tyler.......We will get the FastLane pass. My other question is....Is the BEAST forgiving on larger people? My brother is 6' 1" and 300 pounds and is all stomach. We have been to several over the last 2 years.... Dollywood, Magic Mountain, and SF Texas at a similar weight. He had issues at Cedar Point last summer and could not ride Milley, or TFD . Maverick, Blue Streak , Mean Streak, Gemini + Magnum were all rode more than once .....He was tight but it worked for him. What rides would be tight at Kings Island in the coaster area for my brother?

Last edited by talon1189, Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:40 AM
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Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:57 AM
OhioStater's avatar

You're welcome.

I think your brother will find Kings Island to be a much more forgiving place; the rides you mentioned above at Cedar Point all have one thing in common; designed and built by a company named Intamin, which is not exactly known as being "bigger person friendly". I think the Beast would be a go, and I'm actually having a hard time thinking of what coaster would be a problem. I would bet none, actually.

Have a blast!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:36 AM

talon1189 said:

or TFD .

Top FRILL Dragster? He wears lace?


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Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:42 AM

I wonder if they ever considered weight expectancy levels on rides. Like a general idea of what you're probably going to be able to ride with a certain weight. I mean, I know that would be impossible because a lot of weight issues are where you carry your weight, but some sort of idea before one even goes to the park would probably be helpful. I guess that's what test seats are for, but those aren't exactly reliable in many cases.

Last edited by bunky666, Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:06 PM

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:20 AM

That might open up to something unpleasant, Bunky. Surely you don't want to have to get on a scale before you get on a coaster, do you? Maybe they should weigh us all at the gate and give us corresponding wrist bands. Red is certified under 200 lbs, blue is under 250, and so on.
I'm just kidding. Or,... am I?
There's a ride at Dollywood, Mountain Slidewinder, where they have you step on a scale (as a group) to make sure you aren't over some kind of weight limit. Ok, that was fine, until we went to get in the boat and the operator said (to me) "HOLD on there, Big Guy!" umm... What? (tip- do not use the Big Guy term with me, please) I was made to return to the scale and stand there while he brought group after group through to see if I could ride with them or not. It got to be humiliating, first of all I'm not that big and he kind of made a big deal of it. Like his little mountain comedy act.
I don't remember who finally showed up. Kids? Little people? Super models? Chimpanzees? Anyway, I was finally deemed someone with whom it was safe to ride. Only to suffer the indignity of getting soaked through to the underpants on the wettest water ride I've ever experienced. Like someone turned a fire hose on me. Musta been all that extra weight in the back...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:00 AM

Anyone know what time/rides early access is with the platinum pass? I've checked online and it doesn't say.


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Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:03 AM

Weight expectancy is totally bogus, However accurate test seats before someone has waited a hour to find they can't ride are almost a must..

Your friend will probably have trouble on Flight of Fear and maybe Diamondback, If you try Flight of fear, MAKE SURE YOU SIT IN THE BACK SEAT OF A CAR. Its a difference of a couple inches in the belt due to how high your knees are from the higher floorboards in the front seats.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:29 AM

Oh, I definitely worded that one wrong!! I meant a weight expectancy in terms of..."if you are above/below such and such weight, you may have difficulty riding this attraction". Like I said though, I know it wouldn't work and everything.

A question that I've never asked but always kind of wondered about: Why are the test seats different than the regular seats in many rides? I mean, they went through the trouble to make an extra seat, so why do the test seats fit differently sometimes?

RCMAC, I feel your pain. I went to Great Adventure one time at my heaviest weight, and I still fit on Toro (though it was one of the driving forces in getting me to lose weight because I was pushing the lapbar not fitting). I rode it three or four times, and on my way to ride it yet again, a line attendant yelled, "Excuse me, ma'am (ew...still not used to being considered old enough to be a ma'am) but have you ridden this ride before? You should probably check the test seat before you get in line". Jackass.

Last edited by bunky666, Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:33 AM

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:45 AM
rollergator's avatar

Test seats aren't perfect, and they seem to be pretty rare on OTSR'd rides, but they'll give you a much better indication of body dimensions. Like carry-on luggage, the dimensions are more to the point than just "weight" is...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:48 AM

Grant said:
Anyone know what time/rides early access is with the platinum pass? I've checked online and it doesn't say.

Past years it's been Diamondback and The Beast. When Windseeker was brand new it was included, but not after that.
They don't have several options like CP does, and one time we went in early to find both coasters down for technical problems and there was nothing to do there at all. You couldn't even get a coke. Just dozens of people walking aimlessly up and down the streets of Rivertown for an hour. (I switched into my RCT mode- "where are all the rides?")

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:21 PM
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If you look at a park map or brochure, there are often warnings that people of certain body dimensions may not be able to ride. These warnings are also posted at rides. But an actual weight limit is often an inaccurate indicator of if someone can ride.

I'm 6'2" 260, but that doesn't mean that someone 4'11" and 260 can fit in the same restraint.


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Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:59 PM

Exactly. That's why I was saying a weight wouldn't really work for rideability anticipation because of where weight is distributed/how it is distributed. I guess the best they can do is the signs because there's not really any way to gauge that.

Last edited by bunky666, Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:05 PM

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:50 PM

talon1189 said:

Talon,

Get a FastLane pass. It's made for people who think not waiting in line is worth a small fee, and I get the vibe from your initial post that this is exactly what you're looking for.

Tyler,

Thanks Tyler.......We will get the FastLane pass. My other question is....Is the BEAST forgiving on larger people? My brother is 6' 1" and 300 pounds and is all stomach. We have been to several over the last 2 years.... Dollywood, Magic Mountain, and SF Texas at a similar weight. He had issues at Cedar Point last summer and could not ride Milley, or TFD . Maverick, Blue Streak , Mean Streak, Gemini + Magnum were all rode more than once .....He was tight but it worked for him. What rides would be tight at Kings Island in the coaster area for my brother?

The Beast's restraints are fine, but Flight of Fear might be a problem for him.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:42 PM
OhioStater's avatar

That had crossed my mind to, but then Talon you did say that Blue Streak at CP was a go, correct?

Blue Streak seems so cramped (6-2, 170 here), so I would think if that can be ridden , FOF should be OK. I think.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:59 PM

I guess for fof it just hurts if you have very long legs, I've heard.

Last edited by Tyler Boes, Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:00 PM
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Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:12 PM
Carrie J.'s avatar

Very long legs are ideal for sprinting to FoF, however. ;-)


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