Sunday, April 16, 2000 10:24 AM
Well yesterday Brandon, my g/f and I made a last minute trip down to Kings Island for the day. We got to the park around 11am and to my surprise the parking lot was pretty empty. We got our tickets and we went straight to the back of the park to ride the beast. The Beast was down and we went over to the the Vortex and it was our first ride of the season. On our way to Vortex we ran into Randy Hammons and his son Chris. We rode Vortex together and it was out very first coaster ride of the new century. Overall it was ok, nothing special to report.
After Vortex we went and rode one of my favorite rides in the park OL:FOF. Our very first ride waited for the front seat. The launch was great and the rest of the ride wasn't bad. We got out and rode again in the back. When we enetered the the station we ran into Scott Short and Jerry Flemming. We rode in the back and the launch was felt even stronger in the back. When we got off I met Sean Flaharty and some more ACE people.
After OL we rode the Racer forward, overall the ride wasn't bad, the only problem was that on our ride they sent the backward train way before they went ours so the trains were off.
Next it was time for the Drop Zone. The queue house was filled and we waited about 45 minutes to ride. Personally this is the best drop ride that I have been on. I think that it is much better than Power Tower, and it is a great rush.
We also rode Face Off, Top Gun, Adventure Express, and the Flying Eagles several times.
We got a great ride on the Beast when it finally opened. It was running great and less breaked then the times I rode it last season.
We ended the night with the very last ride of the night on the Beast. The only breaks we hit were the ones in the break shed. The ending in the double helix was awesome. It was my very first night ride on the Beast and a very memorable experience. As everyone knows the SOB was closed. I guess I have to 愀椀琀 昀漀爀 䌀倀 琀漀 挀氀漀猀攀 琀漀 昀椀渀搀 漀甀琀 栀漀眀 最漀漀搀 椀琀 椀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀ⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀ㰀戀爀㸀ⴀ搀愀渀椀攀氀 樀⸀ 栀愀瘀攀爀氀漀挀欀ⴀ㰀戀爀㸀✀㤀㤀 䴀愀最渀甀洀 䌀漀甀渀琀㨀 㠀 㰀戀爀㸀眀眀眀⸀猀瀀椀爀椀琀漀昀琀栀攀瀀漀椀渀琀⸀挀漀洀ഀഀഀ ⨀⨀⨀ 吀栀椀猀 瀀漀猀琀 眀愀猀 攀搀椀琀攀搀 戀礀 䐀愀渀 漀渀 㐀⼀㘀⼀㈀ ⸀ ⨀⨀⨀