trip to kings island

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Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, USA

Monday, February 25, 2013 7:53 AM

I went to kings island last july for a few days over a weekend and I'm not going to give in depth details about what we did in order. Instead I'm just going to talk about what rides I rode and how much I enjoyed them.

Flat Rides

Drop Tower 9/10
Probably my favorite drop ride. At 325 feet tall, this drop actually scares me a little. The cool thing about this ride is that it also rotates while going up. I rode this about 5 times over the weekend.

Windseeker 7.5/10
I have a love/hate additude with this ride and I think this is a good concept but it doesn't spin fast enoung. I rode this about 4 times.

I didn't ride many other flat rides because round and round rides sometimes make me dizzy. Also, the Crypt was closed.

Water Rides

Congo Falls 6/10
Just your basic splash down ride. Makes a big wave and gets you very wet.

Rapids ride that the name escapes me 6.5/10
A good raft rapids ride. The only problem is that you have to walk about a mile through the quene to get to the ride. I rode this about 3 times, all when the tempature was 95 degrees one day.

Water park 8/10
The water park was fun because it was so hot when I went. I rode some slides. It was fun.


The Beast 10/10
One of my favorite coasters, the beast never disapoints. I love woodies, so I like going to a park that has a very good one. I got one ride on it at 11 pm at night. That's a moment I'll never forget. Total, I rode this about 9 times.

Diamondback 9.5/10
This wasn't running with as much air time as I wanted which disappoited me. At least I got one ride on it at 11:30 at night. I rode this about 8 times.

Racer 7.5/10
Like diamondback, I expected more air time on racer. I rode this duel woody about 4 times.

Vortex 5/10
The only good thing I have to say about this ride is how much air time is on the first drop. After that, your head goes banging into an oblivion. If you want to avoid a concussion, you need to sit in the front. I learned the hard way. I rode this twice.

Flight of fear 9/10
A good indoor coaster with a poweriful launch. It is the roughest steel coaster ever, but that adds to the fun. I rode this about 6 times.

Firehawk 8/10
A good flyer with a long line. It also breaks down a lot. If you can sit in the front this ride is spectacular, though. I rode this 4 times.

Invertigo 7.5/10
A basic inverted boomarang shuttle coaster. I rode it 3 times

Flight deck 8/10
I actually love this ride. Suspended swingers like this are rare. This one also has a jolt of air time on the drop. I rode this about 6 times.

Backlot stunt coaster 7.5/10
This has a nice launch and the part where it becomes pitch black is cool. Its a nice coaster. I rode it 4 times.

Adventure express 6.5/10
A very jerky mine train themed after indiana jones. I rode it twice.

Other rides

Boo blasters 9/10
A lazer shooting Fun! I rode it 6 times.

Other info

The weather was crazy. Two days it was 95 degrees and another everyone had to take cover because of a tornado warning. That was interesting. Overall it was a fun trip!

Last edited by Tyler Boes, Monday, February 25, 2013 12:31 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013 11:26 AM

Yeah, that walk to the raft ride is a trek.

Beast at night is one of the great coaster experiences.

I think you erred in your mention of Boo Blasters. Buzz Lightyear has no presence in that ride. I think it was Scooby Doo themed until not long ago.

Monday, February 25, 2013 12:33 PM

I meant that the buzz lightyear is the style of ride. People have heard of the buzz lightyear ride and I was using it as a reference of the type of ride it was.

Monday, February 25, 2013 12:52 PM

OK. Gotcha. If Buzz WAS at KI, I don't think the Mouse would be too pleased :)

You're posting often. Maybe Jeff should change the name of the site to Coaster "BOES."

Monday, February 25, 2013 1:46 PM

I really enjoy coasterbuzz!

Monday, February 25, 2013 1:51 PM

Mike, you also have way more posts than I do.

Monday, February 25, 2013 2:02 PM

It's not the count that matters.

Monday, February 25, 2013 2:17 PM

^I'm proof of that - almost 18K posts and still nothing worth saying... ;~P

Monday, February 25, 2013 2:56 PM

Btw jeff, thank you for inventing coasterbuzz. I am on all the time these days. Its pretty awesome!

Monday, February 25, 2013 2:59 PM

True, but your name fits my little pun. Mine doesn't. And I wasn't criticizing your number of posts. I'm happy to see a new poster who isn't just one and done.

Monday, February 25, 2013 3:04 PM

Oh. Thank you for explaing yourself.

Monday, February 25, 2013 8:26 PM

I only have 6,000 posts and I'm clearly more important than Gator.

Monday, February 25, 2013 9:20 PM


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:18 AM

I really like CoasterBuzz too, Tyler. When I was a kid, no one wanted to talk about roller coasters and amusement parks with me. I'd try, and my friends would roll their eyes and try to change the subject about guitar pedals and metal bands, of which I was okay with.

When I discovered CoasterBuzz, I felt like I could finally let that part of me out. CoasterBuzz was the reason I got a computer, way before every house had one.

After a decade, this is still my favorite website ever. I've learned a lot, not just about amusement parks, but about how to communicate and how other people's minds work. I owe a lot to everyone here for making me a much better person over the years.

Anyways, Tyler, I know it's late, but welcome to CoasterBuzz! :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:21 AM

Yeah thanks!

Last edited by Tyler Boes, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:21 AM
Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:07 AM

This site sneaks up on you, don't realize how often you're visiting until half the threads are all your name under them! I still haven't really gotten much into the more political/technical discussions (my eyes tend to glaze over), but I LOVE trip reports especially, and I like trying to help out other enthusiasts.

Travis, I am scared for you that you've learned how this group's minds work. Hehehe...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:15 AM

Tyler, have you checked out the Forum Post Guide yet? It is probably a good idea if you haven't already. You are doing a pretty good job so far, but there is always room for improvement. :)

I don't know if the "Me too!" rule is there or not, but it is always looked down on when you simply post "Me too!" You could add some why or how in there, or just click the Vote up.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:19 AM

LostKause said:
You are doing a pretty good job so far...

Seriously? Sugar coating is only going to make things worse.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:38 AM

I just joined the conversation so I don't know what's going on, but if you're talking about donuts I wholeheartedly disagree.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:00 AM

LostKause said:

Tyler, have you checked out the Forum Post Guide yet? It is probably a good idea if you haven't already. You are doing a pretty good job so far, but there is always room for improvement. :)

I don't know if the "Me too!" rule is there or not, but it is always looked down on when you simply post "Me too!" You could add some why or how in there, or just click the Vote up.

Thanks for the advice


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