Tuesday, July 25, 2000 7:14 PM
--originally posted on coaster-talk--
Originally, we had planned to go to PKI on Sunday. However, I thought that crowd-wise, it would be better to do PKI on Monday and SFKK on Sunday so that's what we did. We got to the park at about 12:30pm and notice there are an awful lot of cars in the lot. It seems that there was a General Mills company event at the park that day. In the long run, it didn't really matter as no line was longer than 1:15 (SOB) and most were around 20-30 min. We caught a real break early. As we went to the ticket booths, I noticed a window with no line (sweet!). I go up to the guy working and give him my $7 off coupon from Kroger's (thank to whoever suggested that). He looks at the coupon and says "I can give you a better discount than that" and proceeds to give up the group rate discount of $19.99 a ticket (BOUNS!). So for less than the price of three tickets, I got tickets for the four of us. Again, using the -3, +5 0=slight pos scale, which is semi-standard on this list:
I don't really have anything bad to say about the park. The ops kept the trains moving. They were quick to inform patrons about any malfunctions. The park was exceptionally clean (I'm talking CP clean). And there was tons of stuff to do. What I'm about to say may piss some people off, but even though CP has a larger number of coasters, I think that PKI has the better collection of coasters, at least of my tastes (I'm not trying to start a PKI/CP debate, but I will entertain one). Also, people say Holiday World has the best 1-2 woodie punch. I'm not disagreeing as I have never been to HW, but the SOB/Beast combo ain't no joke. The only knocks that I can give are things (food/souvenirs) seemed to be a bit pricey. Also, I was a bit upset because they closed SOB early (circa 8pm) to the GP for a special "Season's Passholder's Event". I mean, I understand rewarding your faithful patrons, but that still doesn't mean that I have t 氀椀欀攀 椀琀 㴀倀⸀ 伀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 ⠀椀渀 漀爀搀攀爀 漀昀 爀椀搀椀渀最☀⸠⤀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀匀漀渀 漀昀 䈀攀愀猀琀 圀漀漀搀攀渀 䠀礀瀀攀爀ⴀ䰀漀漀瀀攀爀 ⬀㐀⸀㠀㨀㰀戀爀㸀唀瀀漀渀 攀渀琀攀爀椀渀最 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 ⠀愀渀搀 愀昀琀攀爀 愀 焀甀椀挀欀 瀀椀琀 猀琀漀瀀⤀ 眀攀 栀攀愀搀攀搀 猀琀爀愀椀最栀琀 昀漀爀 匀伀䈀⸀ 䄀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 欀椀搀 漀渀 琀栀攀 眀愀礀 椀渀 椀渀昀漀爀洀攀搀 洀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 眀愀猀 最漀椀渀最 琀漀 戀攀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 栀漀甀爀猀Ⰰ 猀甀爀攀氀礀 愀渀 攀砀愀最最攀爀愀琀椀漀渀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 昀椀最甀爀攀搀 琀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 眀漀甀氀搀 戀攀 氀漀渀最 搀甀攀 琀漀 琀栀攀 漀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 漀瀀攀爀愀琀椀漀渀⸀ 䠀漀眀攀瘀攀爀Ⰰ 眀栀攀渀 眀攀 最漀琀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 猀椀最渀 猀愀椀搀 愀渀 栀漀甀爀 愀渀搀 愀 栀愀氀昀 眀愀椀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 攀瘀攀渀 愀氀氀 琀栀攀 眀愀礀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀椀最渀⸀ 匀漀 眀攀 栀漀瀀瀀攀搀 椀渀琀漀 氀椀渀攀⸀ 䰀漀 愀渀搀 戀攀栀漀氀搀Ⰰ 䤀 猀愀眀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 渀漀琀 漀渀攀 戀甀琀 吀圀伀 琀爀愀椀渀猀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 琀栀攀礀 搀椀搀 愀氀氀 搀愀礀⸀ 䄀戀漀甀琀 愀渀 栀漀甀爀 氀愀琀攀爀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 圀攀 眀攀爀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 琀漀 氀愀猀琀 挀愀爀 ⠀猀椀猀 愀渀搀 䤀 椀渀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 猀攀愀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀Ⰰ 瀀愀爀攀渀琀猀 椀渀 爀漀眀 ㈀⤀ 愀渀搀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 漀昀昀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀 爀椀搀攀 瀀栀漀琀漀 椀猀渀✀琀 椀渀 愀猀 戀愀搀 漀昀 愀 瀀氀愀挀攀 愀猀 䤀 琀栀漀甀最栀琀⸀ 夀漀甀 最漀 搀漀眀渀 愀 渀椀挀攀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 搀椀瀀 戀㐀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 琀漀 椀琀 愀渀搀 礀漀甀 搀漀 最攀琀 琀漀 瀀漀猀攀 ⠀眀攀 最漀琀 愀 渀椀挀攀 昀愀洀椀氀礀 瀀栀漀琀漀 琀栀攀爀攀Ⰰ 琀漀瀀 琀栀愀琀 匀攀愀爀猀℀⤀⸀ 䄀渀礀眀愀礀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 椀猀 琀爀甀氀礀 猀琀攀攀瀀 愀渀搀 䰀伀唀䐀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 愀猀 礀漀甀 挀爀攀猀琀Ⰰ 椀琀 戀攀挀漀洀攀猀 愀戀猀漀氀甀琀攀氀礀 搀攀愀昀攀渀椀渀最⸀ 吀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀 椀猀 攀砀挀攀氀氀攀渀琀⸀ 吀爀甀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 愀爀攀 猀漀洀攀 爀漀甀最栀 猀瀀漀琀猀 愀琀 琀栀攀 戀漀琀琀漀洀猀 漀昀 猀漀洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 栀椀氀氀猀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀 猀攀攀洀猀 琀漀 戀攀 洀漀爀攀 氀椀欀攀 愀 猀栀漀眀椀渀最 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀✀猀 瀀漀眀攀爀 爀愀琀栀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 愀 昀氀愀眀 椀渀 搀攀猀椀最渀⸀ 䤀 氀椀欀攀 洀礀 眀漀漀搀椀攀猀 爀漀甀最栀⸀ 匀伀䈀 栀愀猀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀愀搀漀砀 漀昀 戀攀椀渀最 最氀愀猀猀ⴀ猀洀漀漀琀栀 愀琀 猀漀洀攀 瀀愀爀琀猀 愀渀搀 爀甀昀昀 渀 琀甀昀昀 椀渀 漀琀栀攀爀 猀瀀漀琀猀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 昀漀爀 洀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 樀甀砀琀愀瀀漀猀椀琀椀漀渀 眀漀爀欀猀 琀漀 瀀攀爀昀攀挀琀椀漀渀⸀ 䰀椀欀攀 洀礀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀椀洀攀 漀渀 匀㨀刀伀匀 ⠀匀䘀䄀⤀ 䤀 欀渀攀眀 琀栀椀猀 琀漀 洀攀 愀戀漀瘀攀 愀渀搀 戀攀礀漀渀搀 愀氀氀 漀琀栀攀爀 眀漀漀搀椀攀猀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 氀椀欀攀 匀㨀刀伀匀 椀琀 搀漀攀猀渀✀琀 最攀琀 琀栀攀 瀀攀爀昀攀挀琀 㔀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 椀琀 椀猀 洀椀猀猀椀渀最 愀 琀甀渀渀攀氀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 挀漀甀氀搀 猀琀椀挀欀 漀渀攀 爀椀最栀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 氀漀渀最 猀琀爀愀椀最栀琀愀眀愀礀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀⸀ 匀瀀攀愀欀椀渀最 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀Ⰰ 䤀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 昀漀爀最漀琀 琀漀 洀攀渀琀椀漀渀 椀琀⸀ 匀伀䈀 椀猀 渀漀 漀渀攀 琀爀椀挀欀 瀀漀渀礀⸀ 䤀䴀伀 礀漀甀 挀漀甀氀搀 琀愀欀攀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀 椀琀 眀漀甀氀搀 猀琀椀氀氀 戀攀 洀礀 ⌀ 眀漀漀搀⸀ 䤀琀 栀愀猀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 猀瀀爀愀眀氀椀渀最 琀眀椀猀琀攀爀 氀愀礀漀甀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 猀攀琀琀椀渀最 愀洀漀渀最 琀栀攀 琀爀攀攀猀 椀猀 攀砀焀甀椀猀椀琀攀⸀ 䤀琀 愀氀猀漀 氀漀猀琀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 瀀漀椀渀琀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 䤀 搀漀渀✀琀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀欀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀猀⸀ 圀栀愀琀✀猀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 爀愀搀椀愀琀椀漀渀 猀礀洀戀漀氀猀 愀渀礀眀愀礀㼀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀圀攀氀l after purchasing our photos, we left the line and noticed that the line for SOB was even shorter than it was when we first rode, so we hopped back in line. About 5 min later, SOB had a malfunction (here we go…). We were going to wait it out, but when we saw the mechanic on the transfer track looking at on of the trains, we decided to go elsewhere and return later. Since we were in the area, and kept seeing it from the SOB line we decided to ride:
Top Gun Arrow Suspended +3.5:
Only my second suspended coaster (Draggin Iron being the other). This was really fun, and really short. There were some good swings. Problem was, the best swing (in the first car) was the one right before you hit the breaks. Seems like the ride wants to do more for you, but was cut down early in life. Also, as we were sitting in the break run, they had a problem with dispatching the other train. Mom, wonders is there a park wide problem, first SOB now TG all within like 15-20 min. The ops were quick to communicate to us that there was going to be a slight delay. The delay was really slight, like a min or two and then we made the long journey to the other side of the park to encounter:
The Beast Terrain Woodie 4.2:
Okay, I understand why this coaster is rated so high. It's not because of airtime, because airtime is limited on this monster. It's because of intimidation. I need not describe the layout to you, as many of you know it better than I could ever explain. I do want to say that I didn't know that the second lift hill was a massive as the first. I also think this is what Arrow should have had in mind when making a runaway mine train. The Beast is great at capturing that out of control feeling. I actually felt like we accelerated throughout the "Beast's Lair" helix. Additionally, I got a good picture from the second lift that shows how well the ride is hidden. I really hope it come out (cheap @$$ camera).
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The Beastie Junior Figure-Eight Woodie + 3.8:
I've been on a few of these and it always surprises me with the air off that first drop from such a little ride. I guess bigger really doesn't mean better. This one however, gets a couple of tenths shaved off because of the awful paint job. If it were themed to Scooby-Doo like the one at Carowinds, purple would be okay. But for the Beastie, I liked the yellow paint job better.
Moving back towards the Action Zone we come upon:
Face/Off Vekoma Invertigo +4:
Same ride as Two Face (SFA) same rating. Interesting side note, there appear to be brakes on the tower side of the vertical loop. Has anyone noticed these before or know why they are there?
At this time it was almost 8 o'clock. While my parents were still eating earlier, I went to the SOB line to find out when it would close to the GP. The attendant said the passholder's event was from 9-12, so I figured they would close the line around 8pm. My father and I wanted to get in another SOB ride so we got back in line. Turns out they closed the line not to long after we got in so we just made it. We rod in about the same spot as before. Same reaction, glorious!
Mom and Dad needed a break, so sis and I went ahead and hit up:
King Cobra Togo single looping Stand-up 3.5:
Contrary to previous reports, KC was running two trains, though the loading process still wasn't what you would call swift. Most of this was due to people trying to 'sit' on the ride and not 'stand'. Each time this would happen, the ops would have to reset that row. Looking at KC now, with SOB as a backdrop, this looks like a baby ride. However, it still packs a mean little left hook. Even though the "trick-track" didn't do much for me (except I thought we might hit a tree), having "standing air" on a stand-up is a very unique experience. Maybe B&M should look into that (hint-freaking hint).<爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䤀琀 眀愀猀 渀漀眀 㤀瀀洀 愀渀搀 䴀漀洀 眀愀渀琀攀搀 琀漀 猀栀漀瀀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 猀椀猀 愀渀搀 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 眀愀渀琀攀搀 琀漀 搀漀 琀栀攀 刀愀挀攀爀 䈀愀挀欀眀愀爀搀猀⸀ 䄀昀琀攀爀 猀漀洀攀 搀攀戀愀琀攀Ⰰ 眀攀 愀氀氀 樀甀洀瀀攀搀 椀渀琀漀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 䴀漀洀 ☀ 倀漀瀀 昀漀爀眀愀爀搀猀Ⰰ 猀椀猀 愀渀搀 洀攀 戀愀挀欀眀愀爀搀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀刀愀挀攀爀 䨀漀栀渀 䄀氀氀攀渀 圀漀漀搀攀渀 伀甀琀 愀渀搀 䈀愀挀欀 ⠀戀愀挀欀眀愀爀搀猀⤀ ⬀㌀㨀㰀戀爀㸀䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 吀栀甀渀搀攀爀 刀漀愀搀 愀琀 䌀愀爀漀眀椀渀搀猀 椀猀 戀攀琀琀攀爀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 琀栀椀猀 椀猀 猀氀椀最栀琀氀礀 戀攀琀琀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 刀攀戀攀氀 夀攀氀氀 ⠀倀䬀䐀⤀⸀ 伀渀 琀栀攀 ✀漀甀琀✀ 爀甀渀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 漀渀攀 栀椀氀氀 琀栀愀琀 栀愀猀 愀渀琀椀ⴀ爀漀氀氀戀愀挀欀猀⸀ 圀攀氀氀 䤀✀洀 漀渀氀礀 甀猀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 愀渀琀椀ⴀ爀漀氀氀戀愀挀欀猀 戀攀椀渀最 漀渀 琀栀攀 琀甀爀渀愀爀漀甀渀搀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 䤀 琀漀甀最栀 琀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 椀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀渀猀琀攀愀搀 漀昀 琀甀爀渀椀渀最Ⰰ 眀攀 樀甀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀瀀攀搀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 挀愀甀最栀琀 洀攀 漀昀昀 最甀愀爀搀 愀渀搀 洀愀搀攀 洀攀 猀洀椀氀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䤀琀✀猀 渀漀眀 㤀㨀㔀 ⠀刀愀挀攀爀 眀愀猀 愀 眀愀氀欀 漀渀⤀ 愀渀搀 䤀 猀甀最最攀猀琀Ⰰ 樀甀猀琀 昀漀爀 挀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀渀攀猀猀Ⰰ 琀栀愀琀 眀攀 搀漀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 琀栀攀礀 挀愀氀氀㨀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䄀搀瘀攀渀琀甀爀攀 䔀砀瀀爀攀猀猀 䄀爀爀漀眀 刀甀渀愀眀愀礀 䴀椀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 ⬀㌀⸀㔀㨀㰀戀爀㸀一漀眀 眀栀椀氀攀 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 䈀攀愀猀琀 椀猀 愀 ∀爀攀愀氀∀ 爀甀渀愀眀愀礀 洀椀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 椀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 戀攀琀琀攀爀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 愀挀挀攀瀀琀攀搀 最攀渀爀攀⸀ 䤀琀 猀琀愀爀琀猀 漀甀琀 瘀攀爀礀 焀甀椀挀欀氀礀 愀渀搀 栀愀猀 渀椀挀攀氀礀 琀栀攀洀攀搀 琀甀渀渀攀氀猀⸀ 䌀漀甀瀀氀攀搀 眀椀琀栀 猀栀愀爀瀀 琀甀爀渀猀 愀渀搀 焀甀椀挀欀 搀椀瘀攀猀Ⰰ 椀琀✀猀 愀 爀攀愀氀 渀椀挀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䤀 搀椀搀 栀愀琀攀 琀栀攀 愀渀琀椀ⴀ挀氀椀洀愀琀椀挀 攀渀搀椀渀最⸀ 吀栀漀甀最栀 椀琀 眀愀猀 昀甀渀 琀漀 猀攀攀 洀礀 昀愀洀椀氀礀 爀攀愀挀琀椀漀渀 氀椀欀攀 ∀琀栀愀琀✀猀 椀琀㼀∀⸀ 䤀 欀渀攀眀 眀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 挀漀洀椀渀最Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 琀攀氀氀 琀栀攀洀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䄀氀氀 椀渀 愀氀氀Ⰰ 椀琀 眀愀猀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 搀愀礀⸀ 䤀 最漀琀 椀渀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 爀椀搀攀猀 椀渀 愀戀漀甀琀 㤀 栀漀甀爀猀Ⰰ 椀渀挀氀甀搀椀渀最 ㈀ 漀渀 匀伀䈀Ⰰ 眀愀氀欀椀渀最Ⰰ 攀愀琀椀渀最Ⰰ 愀渀搀 瀀椀琀 猀琀漀瀀猀⸀ 䤀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 攀渀樀漀礀攀搀 倀䬀䤀⸀ 䤀渀 昀愀挀琀Ⰰ 椀琀 椀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 洀礀 琀漀瀀 琀栀爀攀攀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 瀀愀爀欀猀 渀漀眀 ⠀䌀倀 愀渀搀 匀䘀䜀䄀洀 愀爀攀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 琀眀漀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 渀漀 䤀 眀椀氀氀 渀漀琀 爀愀渀欀 琀栀攀洀 椀渀 漀爀搀攀爀⤀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 猀漀 洀甀挀栀 琀漀 搀漀 琀栀攀爀攀⸀ 䠀愀搀 琀栀攀 挀爀漀眀搀猀 渀漀琀 戀攀攀渀 氀椀最栀琀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 渀漀眀 眀愀礀 礀漀甀 挀愀渀 搀漀 琀栀攀 眀栀漀氀攀 瀀愀爀欀 椀渀 樀甀猀琀 漀渀攀 搀愀礀⸀ 䤀 氀攀昀琀 琀栀攀爀攀 挀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀氀礀 搀爀愀椀渀攀搀Ⰰ 礀攀琀 眀愀渀琀椀渀最 琀漀 最漀 戀愀挀欀 昀漀爀 洀漀爀攀⸀ 䄀渀搀 琀栀愀琀✀猀 栀漀眀 椀琀 猀栀漀甀氀搀 戀攀℀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀栀愀渀欀猀 昀漀爀 爀攀愀搀椀渀最 洀礀 氀攀渀最琀栀礀 爀愀洀戀氀椀渀最猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀氀愀琀愀Ⰰ㰀戀爀㸀䨀䌀匀一㰀戀爀㸀
Tuesday, July 25, 2000 7:58 PM
What a great, well written TR! It's refreshing to hear something different from the usual negative feedback coming from the park. I guess you caught them on a good day(wink, wink) :) It's funny, so did I!
Wednesday, July 26, 2000 6:49 AM
VERY nice trip report. I haven't been to King's Island in years, and I've been debating if I want to go. This well-written, positive report, makes me want to go more. Thanks!
Wednesday, July 26, 2000 11:44 AM
Well I also went to PKI on Monday and the park was looking great. SOB was suprisingly open for 3/4 of the time I was there. I was very suprised again to see them running two trains. I've been on SOB 4 times and the ride on Monday was by far one of the funnest rides I've ever encountered on a ride! The back seat ride is unbelievable! Oh and by the way I also have a new favorite roller coaster over - passing Millennium Force. I'm glad 2Hostyl you had a great day PKI. I know I did.
Thanks for Reading!
Craig the Coaster Freak
Sunday, July 30, 2000 5:48 PM
Now I am truly excited about going. Thank you.
DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
Sunday, July 30, 2000 6:17 PM
pki has a great atmosphere and good prices. there are many food stands. imo, i think they really need a good anchor coaster(steel). maybe a hyper. one that is smooth. that is one thing i noticed: pki doesnt have one smooth coaster.i wouldnt mind visiting again next season, but i would only go once every summer for a whole day.
48.6mi. - CP
27.2mi. - SFO
3 MF rides:
3-2, 5-1, 9-2
Monday, July 31, 2000 12:05 PM
A large steel coaster would put this park over the top!
Tuesday, August 1, 2000 7:36 AM
The brakes on the tower side of the loop on Face Off are a safety feature. If you watch them, you see they only close after the train has gone through the loop, then reopen just before the train drops from the tower for the return trip. If for some reason the train were to drop from the tower, prior to getting to the top, the brakes would prevent it from entering the loop at too low a speed to make the trip over.
At least that is how I saw them working.
*** This post was edited by coasterdad on 8/1/2000. ***
Tuesday, August 1, 2000 1:15 PM
coastedad: yup that is the way that I saw them cycling. It was just suprising to me because I never noticed them on two-face (SFA). But then again, that queue line never gets near that part of the ride.