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  1. SSR1966

    Boyz are back

    I hear its a tribute to boy bands, and I haven't really liked a boy band since The Monkeys.
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    Banshee down....

    From what I heard from friends who were in line, Banshee was down because a Hydraulic hose came loose and the sound freaked people out and had them running from the line queue like there was an explosion happening. No one was hurt, much less killed, and the ride even reopened later in the evening.
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    Return of DIAMONDSTACK

    It didn't have seat belts on opening day, even though I kept reading that it would have. Strange.
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    banshee testing (creeps through elements)

    I rode it last Friday, after waiting 3 hours and 20 minutes, and I thought it was a really good ride. There comes a point when you don't know if your upside down or right side up, complete disorientation. I like how your head doesn't bat around between the over the shoulder harness like it does on Invertigo. The theaming is rather light. If you took out the tombstones surrounding the queues it would be rather generic, looking more like the Diamondback station than something spooky, only painted purple instead of orange. Despite the coaster being smooth and fun, all the inversion did have me feeling a bit nauseous before the ride was over. I can ride spinning rides but the ones that flip me upside down are the ones that make me sick, and it gets worse as I get older. I'll never wait three hours to ride again, but I will ride this a bunch of more times this year, on slower days, but no more than once per visit unless I'm purposely trying to make myself sick. Next year the novelty of it being new will wear off and riding it will probably become more like Firehawk, in the sense that I only ride it 2 or 3 times a year. I enjoyed it, thought it was a great ride, but my body just isn't as tolerant as it used to be.
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    intamin track spotted on I-71 (pic)

    Hard to believe that you posted that picture on APRIL 1st... my how time flies.
  6. Although the ride in this video looks slower than I was expecting, it still seems to be quite the thrill ride for what we have come to expect from Coney Island. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gssO9rjFqPQ
  7. SSR1966

    What will be your first day?

    I'll be at the park on Friday, April 18th. Will you be there opening weekend or wait for awhile in hopes some of the crowds die down? I remember when Diamonfback opened that first public day, the line circled all the way around the lake, but by 4 pm it wasn't much longer than a typical Saturday. Also to consider, if everyone is in line for Banshee, the other ride lines should, in theory, be pretty short.
  8. Apparently, rollercoasters made of lego is a thing. There are a few videos on You Tube, but this is the latest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82Ms1FHZXP4
  9. SSR1966

    What will be your first day?

    You'll need to elaborate because I don't understand what that means. Are you talking like a power struggle among the middle management?
  10. SSR1966

    What will be your first day?

    So... Your thinking more like opening day, 2015? :lol:
  11. SSR1966

    banshee testing (creeps through elements)

    I just read that myself on Facebook. Maybe they all had to sign waivers. :doh:
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    banshee testing (creeps through elements)

  13. SSR1966

    banshee testing (creeps through elements)

    Did the article actually say they "rode" it? Seeing the extension cord on the ground, my guess is that they just sat in the seats for a photo opportunity but did not actually take a ride. http://www.wkyc.com/...anshee/6514397/
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    I was just looking at the park map on Kentucky Kingdom's web site and noticed that they already have new roller coasters pictured for a 2015 and 2016 openings. http://www.kentuckykingdom.com/
  15. Kings Island Facebook page is making an announcement today for something new this year that will appeal to guest of all ages. What do you think? New flat ride? New show? New restaurant? New water slide? New bathroom closer to Flight Of Fear? The return of Scooby Doo? I'm assuming its something no one has heard yet but I guess it could be something that we fans already know but the average person may not.
  16. SSR1966

    Beast's celebrates it's 35 Anniversary

    I remember Q-102 FM giving away tickets to be one of the first riders on The Beast. My freinds and I listened to that station for a week trying to win. The closest we ever got to getting through was when the phone on the other end started ringing. Suddenly DJ Mark Sebastion's voice was on the other end saying "Q-102..." then the call got cut off. Sooooo frustraiting.
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    Kings Island announcement today at 4:00 pm.

    I crack up every time I see the random shirt-less guy bunny hopping across the front of the stage on a bycycle, because its so random.
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    Kentucky Kingdom

    How much do you know? Will they have new features or just be restored to how they were. Are they in such poor shape that it was cheaper to add a new coaster before fixing the old ones? I'm just curious. This summer will be my first time inside the park. Since season passes are only $15.00 more than a day ticket I might get a season pass. I think I can make it at least two times this summer to make it worth it.
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    Kings Island announcement today at 4:00 pm.

    Yea, they definitely need a restroom down in the bathroom dead zone by Flight Of Fear, its such a long walk to either end of Coney from that area if you have to go. Then you got two in Action Zone very close to each other. If only there was a way to pick up the one by Invertigo and sit it down across from Flight Of Fear and Firehawk. They got the Cirque Imagine video up on You Tube now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oho-aq8-bbk
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    Kings Island announcement today at 4:00 pm.

    "Be prepared to be mesmerized by the acrobatic performances in our new live show, Cirque Imagine, featuring an incredible showcase of strength, balance and athleticism. The show opens May 24 in the Kings Island Theater and is included with park admission."
  22. As ranked by Viral Travler I've been to three.. #4 Universal Islands Of Adventure #8 Dollywood #12 Kings Island http://www.viraltravel.com/top-12-amusement-parks-in-the-usa/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=pp&utm_campaign=fb-pp-l&utm_content=VT3ocpm
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    Top 12 Amusement Parks in the USA

    I think they should have gave water parks their own separate top 12, then they would of had more room to include Holiday World and any other glaring omissions.
  24. The Beach will be adding a new restaurant, a zip line and a 400 foot water slide that you ride down on a mat. The Beach is scheduled to open May 17th, 2014. http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/warren-county/mason/the-beach-adds-two-new-attractions-for-2014-season
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    Roller Coaster videos

    This (mostly) trackless coaster just opened at Knoebels Amusement park this past October and it looks like strait up fun. Its a mix of coaster and bob sled and has been in the making since 2006, but finally opened in October of 2013. I must figure out how to get to Elysburg, Pennsylvania to try this baby out for myself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-UO_ivToA