PKI Questions

Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:06 PM
I have gone to Cedar Point for the last 3 years. Next year I am going to go to King's Island. How good is PKI compared to CP? How many coasters do they have? What are the 3 coasters? What are the 3 best flat rides? Are they building anything for 2004?

Thanks

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:31 PM
PKI has 12 coasters. :-)

To be honest I love both parks. CP has the Beemas and the Intamins and the Cedar Downs.

PKI has the the woodies and Delirium and Drop Zone. :-)

CP has the beautiful beach and killer chili fries, as well as a long history.....PKI has the Coneys and the funny Spongebob attraction, and still the best racing out and back coaster in the world.

My three best coasters at PKI? The Beast, Flight of Fear, and the backwards Racer.

For CP it would be Dragster, Raptor, and MForce of course. :-)

My three best flats? Delirium, Drop Zone, and the Sling Shot (when the prices are lower. :-)

For CP it would be the Cedar Downs, the Demon Drop, and the Skycoaster....nothing like flying literally a few feet from Lake Erie. :-)

If I were you I would visit both parks, and take in SFWOA and LeSourdsville while you are here. :-)

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!
*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 9/14/2003 6:40:56 PM ***

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:47 PM
I love both parks. PKI has 12 coasters, Ride Beast durning the day and at night. Ride Son of Beast day and night. And Top Gun at night! Enjoy and have fun! Bring your camera lots of good spots for pics!

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 3:25 PM
Yup top gun at night is the ownage!.
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Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:14 PM
Yes, PKI is a very nice park...not CP, but still nice. 12 coasters as mentioned(but 3 are junior/kiddie), and a new waterpark for 2004.

Top 3 coasters: Beast, SOB, Top Gun. Top 3 flats: Delirium, Drop Zone, ?.
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*** This post was edited by ThunderStorm 9/14/2003 8:15:11 PM ***

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:21 PM
Upcharge attractions don't count as flats. Sorry. PKI definitely has room to improve in that area, and CP is lost in the 70/80's with many of their flats.

Adrian, you obviously got here, but yet you asked how many coasters PKI has. There's a menu at the top of this very screen with a button labeled "Roller Coasters". There's also a site called "Roller Coaster Database, or rcdb.com for short. Last, I'm sure Paramount payed some high-price web developer to make them their very good looking website. Adrian, let your fingers do the walking, and remember the google search engine is your friend.
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*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan 9/14/2003 8:26:31 PM ***

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:33 PM
A ride can be upcharge and flat. Sorry. If it's located at PKI, even if not included in park admission, it counts. Oh, they charge money at Potato Works, so that doesn't count as a restaurant at PKI?? If that's the case, Holiday World is one of the few parks that has drinks and parking.

-Danny, respectfully being difficult ;)
*** This post was edited by Koaster King 9/14/2003 8:37:47 PM ***

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:39 PM
there 3 best flats in my opinion are Delirium,Tomb Raider:The Ride,and Drop Zone.There 3 best coasters are SoB,Beast,FoF.Pki has the best woodies around and they are adding a new water park for '04.
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Sunday, September 14, 2003 4:44 PM
I was very let down with Tomb Raider. Not worth a 2 hour wait in my book. The themeing was great and I give them an A. But having a top spin in there was a let down. PKI is a great great park!

Also I know SFKK isn't to far from PKI. I've never been there but you might want to take a trip down there as well.
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*** This post was edited by Crashmando 9/14/2003 8:44:34 PM ***

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 6:19 PM
I was going to mention that as well Crash. When I got off, I thought "What the heck, I waited 2 hours for a themed Top Spin!!??". If only it was a raft ride...

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"You're afraid of heights, but you love roller coasters...yep, you're weird alright."
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Sunday, September 14, 2003 7:19 PM
SOB Rocks nailed for me on the flat rides. Delirium, Dropzone, and Tomb Raider. On TR though, don't wait more than 30-40 minutes TOPS! Beast, Flight of Fear, and Top Gun at night rocks too. Good vittles at PKI are Bubba Gump & French Fries next to Tomb Raider, (sorry, the name slips me right now!).
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Sunday, September 14, 2003 7:55 PM
Potato Works.

Ive posted my thoughts on CP before, but I have been banned for them, so Im not even going to try. If you like woodie coasters, go to PKI. SFKK really isnt worth the 2-3 hr drive for from PKI. Not in my book anyway. A buddy of mine and I went down there and rode everything in about 4 hrs, and had nothing to do the entire day. The best 3 flats at PKI are: Delirium (if the entire queue is full, its about a half an hour), TR:TR, and (surprised noone mentioned these yet) the Scooters. Drop Zone is high up there too.

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 8:40 PM
At PKI the best coasters are IMO The Beast, FoF, and Racer Backwards. As for the flats I would say Delirium, Tomb Raider(I do agree to not wait over like 30-40min), and the Flying Eagle ride(Man if you get one of those things swinging you think your gonna break it) Comparing CP and PKI, I would say I love the experence at both parks but CP wins.

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 8:50 PM
At the risk of a hijacking, How is the Halloween stuff at PKI? Would an October 11th trip to Cinci from Lexington be wise?

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Sunday, September 14, 2003 9:03 PM
Adrian,

The VP of park operations at Cedar Point asked me the same question while I was at Cedar Point the other day!

Even Cedar Point wants to know how it compares to PKI. I think PKI is a great park, although its no Cedar Point. With PKI and Cedar Point, Ohio has 2 great parks! If SFWoA gets its act together, it could be a great park too. But that would take lots of money and all new management.

-Sam
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Monday, September 15, 2003 4:01 AM
Tomb Raider is worth maybe a 10 minute wait. :-)

The themeing is very cool and I like Top Spins but I think it's time PKI gets with it and puts in another major coaster, and soon!

PKI is slightly more of a family park and CP is more of a thrillseeker's park IMHO.

As far as SFKK, it's worth a trip. There is really not much to the park but Thunder Run and Chang would be worth the drive alone. Greezed Lightning isn't too shabby either.:-)

By the way, why is PKI closed during most of September? They don't reopen till the 27th. Just curious.

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

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Monday, September 15, 2003 5:31 AM
I think they closed for private buy-out events.
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Monday, September 15, 2003 10:04 AM
PKI is closed during most of September because of corporate buyouts, and when we do reopen on the 27th, avoid the 28th of September as it is Gold Pass bring a friend free day.

Anyways, I think PKI's best coasters definitely are the Beast, Flight of Fear, the Backwards Racer. For Flat Rides I think Delirium, Drop Zone, and the Monster take the cake for the best flat rides. After going to CP again this year I must say though that CP overall has a much better experience to be offered. PKI definitely more of a family park, whereas CP is a hardcore thrill seeker's park.

Just a comment for the person who wanted to go to PKI on October 11th for Fearfest-- I would check to see how the crowds were for the weekend of October 5th before definitely deciding to go to PKI for Fearfest. While it generally is a fun yet scary attraction, the fact that it now is included with Park admission makes me want to think that it will be much, much, much more busier than it ever was the last three years. The fact that I believe season passholders can get in free now as well also heightens my suspicion over this matter. Hence, I think it would be smart to check with someone on how the crowds were before heading to this event.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 10:58 AM
I still don't get how people say Tomb Raider is "just" a Top Spin. Yeah, it's "just" the biggest one in the world, with a theme package that can't be beat.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 2:15 PM
yea i agree with u jeff.personolly i loved the ride and i would give it 8.9/10.
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