PKI Food Question

Sunday, May 3, 2009 11:33 PM

Hello All,
My wife and I usually have gone to Cedar Point exclusively for the past 10 years. However, we want to start experiencing other parks and we are going to visit Kings Island for the first time on Friday May 8. I am unfamiliar with the food places in the park. Usually we eat at Friday's or some sit-down type restaurant at Cedar Point. Does PKI have any of these? I need to go to a place where my wife can at least get something healthy, like a grilled chicken salad or something along those lines. She is on a strict diet and cannot have any real greasy or fried type foods. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.
Also, since we have never been to PKI we want to try and experience all the roller coasters at least once. We can do CP real easy in a day because I know the best routes to take. Any ride order suggestions to better maximize our time would be great. Thanks.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 12:13 AM

First of all its no longer PKI just KI ;)

As for suggestions on how to do the coasters first, Im going to assume that you are a Platinum Passholder, that allows you an half an hour (or a whole hour on Saturday) of ERT on Diamondback and the Beast. Do those during ERT and postion yourself so that you can go to Firehawk right after opening, then do that and Flight of Fear. Next go to the Action Zone and do Invertigo, Drop Tower, SOB, Flight Deck, and Invertigo. Assuming you arent planning on hitting the kiddie coasters then you will have just done all the rides that have long lines, next backtrack and do Adventure Express, Racer and Vortex to end the coaster count. As for other rides to do, be sure and hit Scooby Doo (Sally dark ride) and Avatar (Disk-o Coaster) in Nick U and if you are a fan of water rides, be sure and do the park's raft ride its fantastic.

As for places to eat, yeah not thinking of anything real good off the bat, but for you be sure and check out LaRosa's Pizza its great.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 1:14 AM
Jeff's avatar

Kings Island is in dire need of a good sit-down restaurant. Most of the food options are kinda average.


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Monday, May 4, 2009 8:22 AM

I'm not certain, but isn't there a Subway at KI over near/in Coney Island? That might be his wife's best bet to get a grease-free, relatively healthy meal.


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Monday, May 4, 2009 10:23 AM
crazy horse's avatar

Two words........Skyline chili.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 11:05 AM
Pete's avatar

Skline chili does not equall "healthy diet" for Raptor_Rider's wife.

King's Island does not have the sit-down restuarant selection like Cedar Point, it's mostly quick serve type stuff. The only two places that may meet your needs that I can think of is the Bubba Gump Shrimp Shack in the Octoberfest area and the Outback Shack in the Boomerang Bay area. Not sure if the Bubba Gump Shack has the same menu as a regular location though.


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Monday, May 4, 2009 11:48 AM
rollergator's avatar

^Pete, check your PMs... :)

Skyline chili for the most part leaves a LOT to be desired. Thankfully, Cincy has MUCH better food options...

Last edited by rollergator, Monday, May 4, 2009 11:50 AM
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Monday, May 4, 2009 11:51 AM
crazy horse's avatar

Speak for youself rollergator :) .

Just the thought of skyline chili makes me drool.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 12:08 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Oh, healthy? Nah, there's nothing really healthy there. I mean, Kung-Pao chicken from Panda Express, with white rice, is listed in my "eat this - not that" book, as a healthy dish, but it's not in a sit-down type restaurant.


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Monday, May 4, 2009 12:10 PM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

As of last year, Bubba Gump was basically an outdoor 'cafeteria style' location. There were only 3-4 choices which you would individually load onto your plate as you went through the line. It was very similar to Rivertown Junction (formerly Wings Diner) over in Rivertown, except with seafood instead of ribs, barbeque, etc.

I would say that Rivertown Junction (near Diamondback) or Festhaus (LaRosa's, indoor shows) are the best options for a sit-down place to eat.

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