The Crypt at Kings Island

Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:34 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar Now, wouldn't it be cool if they could get it to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNYyTRRzmxA ?

Certain victory.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:54 PM
Only if you like pain.

-Brent Kneebush

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:29 PM
I love Top Spins and all, but I even feel a bit nauseated after watching that video!

By the way, for anyone out there who has ridden the TR's from both King's Island & King's Dominion, which one did you like better? Personally, I liked Dominions with the real fire at night. Just an all-around better ride experience to me.


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Monday, April 28, 2008 12:09 AM
I just got back from KI. I didn't get to ride The Crypt. It was down the first time I tried and broke down during my second try. I waited almost an hour to get to the the first room. The dividing bars have been converted into a small three lane queue line. It has a two row gondola now. I didn't get a good view but from what little I saw the demons in the second room looked great. An attendant told me that The Crypt broke down seven times today. (Yikes!) To bad, I was looking forward to an intense program.

The Beast seems a little faster and alot smoother this year. The leg after the third trim and the double helix seem faster. I think that the fourth trim has been moved up the hill a little. My three trips were in 6-2, right side, so I didn't see location of the fourth trim, so I could be wrong.

Summation: Red Racer is smoother than Blue, Drop Tower is wobbling up the tower, park was clean, employees were great, food still sucks, "Happy Days" is now "Juke Box" and "Bubba Gump's Shrimp Shack" is now called "Outer Hanks". (more bad names) The logo's for the new names aren't nearly as bad.

Moderate crowd + light rain = great day. I be back for the big jump on the 24th of May.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 8:28 AM

Blackie said:
It has a two row gondola now.


I'm still a little confused on this...is this two row gondola brand new or retro-fitted with only two rows, or is the third row simply blocked off??

But count me as a skeptic as well...compared to Dorney's top-spin I always thought TRTR was a complete bore!! I mean, only 2 inversions?!...c'mon on!?!

But if you're on the top-spin and it's pitch-black and you can't see anything??...let's just say that money back guarantee better be backed by gold!!

However, it seems TRTR's trustly old un-reliability may prevent riding it anyway.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 4:05 PM
Blackie and I must've been on the same schedule, cause the same kinda thing happened to me. 2nd visit and still no Crypt ride. Sorry I can't report. I'm really curious now about the 2 row thing, too. rats!

I haven't seen Dorney's Top Spin in action, but (as far as CF parks go) I've seen the rides at GL, KD, VF, CW, and KBF operate. None of them seemed all that exciting or thrilling. Top Spin, mind you, is not my favorite flat. If it's good, it's a little too intense for me in my old age and if it's bad it's just agonizing. I'd much prefer watching one over riding one.

So where's the best Top Spin ever? Astroland at Coney Island. Now there was a scary, intense ride, so much in fact that I didn't get on it! It wasn't programmed, but manually controlled by the operator. The guy was great and really friendly, and he looked like he'd just as soon kill ya'. Aaaaah, Coney.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 5:15 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar Blackie, did you actually SEE the gondola? I thought you said you didn't get on the ride...
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Monday, April 28, 2008 6:13 PM
^I did see the gondola, but with dim lighting and a distant view I can't guarantee it was a new gondola. It may have been the same one with a blocked row. They were only two lanes loading. I was so close. The line moved very slow.
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Monday, April 28, 2008 6:27 PM
I want my Keelboat Canal back......waaaahhhhhhhh


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:26 AM

RCMAC said:

I haven't seen Dorney's Top Spin in action, but (as far as CF parks go) I've seen the rides at GL, KD, VF, CW, and KBF operate. None of them seemed all that exciting or thrilling.


I'm not necessarily doubting this at all, but that's just how pedestrian TRTR was prior to whatever alleged program it's now running (when it's working!!)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:16 AM
^^Second the motion, but without the waaaahhhhhhhh. :)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:27 PM
My brother loved TR except for the crotch shot. He is a smaller guy, too, so that always gave more space between his crotch and the padding.

I'm also a little disappointed. I am a fan of the TR movie (so shoot me) and really enjoyed the movie theme. What did they do with the Land Rover? It isn't in my driveway, unfortunately. And man am I going to miss watching Angelina Jolie for two minutes. She gave me courage the first time I rode the ride. :-)

I'm just as confused as some others about what this thing really looks like and rides like. And I do remember the first year they built TR. It broke down several times a day and luckily I was at the park for a week and finally got a chance to ride.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:49 PM
Obviously many here are still asking questions about the new 'Crypt'.

The Cave of the crypt is much the same as TRTRs, some bugs have been added along the cave to give it that 'creature' feeling. The anti-chamber now has skeletons in the areas where the monkey guards were. The preshow area where the movie was shown now is home to the bat like animatronic and two VERY scary looking demons. The ride itself has a brand new program, it can now officially be called a Topspin as it now does everything you love about topspins. The ride area has had most everything removed. The stage that was in front (including the triangle) is now gone. The biggest change you may see is that the whole front row from the TRTR days has been 100% removed. If you never had been on TRTR, you would have never guess that it used to be 3 rows.
The ride begins and the techno music changes. The ride begins much like Crypt at Dominion traveling backwards then locking position to travel back forwards into a double top spin. The ride from there does some different maneuvers not found on Dominions version. The ride takes place in (mostly) darkness. There are some strobes but that is about it. The ride lasts about 2 minutes. During that time you go upside down well over 9 times. The actual ride lacks any story; however, the new ride program is well worth the long wait! Think of this as a basic top spin, only bigger, badder, and faster.

Hope that answers some questions. Like I said in my first post, I guarantee any top spin fan with love this!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:21 PM
Thanks for the detailed account. Now I'm excited to try it out. I remember when TR first opened I thought it was a great ride, but by the 3rd ride I was bored, hopefully this new intense program will give it better re-rideability (sp?).
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 2:47 AM
The new program is excellent, however riders are only upside down a total of 8 times. It does seem like many more, nevertheless.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:49 AM

CoasterHoster said:


The biggest change you may see is that the whole front row from the TRTR days has been 100% removed. If you never had been on TRTR, you would have never guess that it used to be 3 rows.


So it seems like the "unofficially official" word is that it is the *same* gondola as before, BUT with the first row removed.

I'm hoping to make my first KI trip of the season this weekend, so hopefully it will maybe be working, but the new program does sound pretty good!

The funny thing is...I could have sworn at the beginning of the season in 2006 in April and May (when I believe TRTR was in it's last stages theme and program wise from 02-05) that the last/3rd row was always the row blocked off...if so, funny how the 1st row got removed then!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 9:42 AM
Jeff's avatar I wonder what that does to the dynamic of the ride in terms of weight. One of the problems they had was allegedly that the weight made it difficult to adjust motor speeds and synchronize the arms (when they're not in sync, the ride shuts down).

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 2:20 PM
Well jeff, the problem it had when all three rows were in was the the left side of the arm was an unpraportional weight and heavier than the right arm. This was because that arm is built with a hinge that bends the arm ever so slightly when the gondola is in movement. Every top spin has this hinge. If you take a look at Crypt at Dominion, you will see this 'hinge' on the right arm. Towards the gondola below the support beam in the middle.
The giant top spin is fitted with a larger one, thus making that side much heavier.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 3:49 PM

CoasterHoster said:
Now Things have changed. First off there are only two rows now, and the repetitive drum beat music is now gone and now has this techno beat. Techno is not my cup of sugar but at least it is not Rave Techno!

Sorry, what decade do you think it is? I haven't heard the word "rave" used since the early 90's I believe.

There are so many different types of electronic dance music, that your description isn't very helpful. When I think of a rave, I think of underground parties held in warehouses (legal and illegal), where kids and young adults would gather to hear a divergent group of DJ's spinning all forms of electronic dance music (usually in multiple rooms) until the break of dawn.

Of course the way the kids and young adults would stay up all night was to take many illegal substances.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 3:55 PM
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Intamin Fan said:

CoasterHoster said:
Now Things have changed. First off there are only two rows now, and the repetitive drum beat music is now gone and now has this techno beat. Techno is not my cup of sugar but at least it is not Rave Techno!

Sorry, what decade do you think it is? I haven't heard the word "rave" used since the early 90's I believe.

There are so many different types of electronic dance music, that your description isn't very helpful. When I think of a rave, I think of underground parties held in warehouses (legal and illegal), where kids and young adults would gather to hear a divergent group of DJ's spinning all forms of electronic dance music (usually in multiple rooms) until the break of dawn.

Of course the way the kids and young adults would stay up all night was to take many illegal substances.


We had a rave party last weekend at the house (minus the drugs, of course), which was a bunch of people, white shirts, highlighter, live DJ, black lights, strobes, and enough beer to send the US Army into a stuper.

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