Well, I went to Kings Island in very early August, and I had a fabulous experience. I loved the park, the atmosphere, the rides, everything. I did happen to ride all the coasters (excluding Bill's teenage unfriendly coaster), and hit up a few other rides as well.
When we first got there, (which was around 4:30) we hit up Invertigo which was really insanely fun! I love how unique it is. Then we went to Drop Zone, rode that, that was good fun. A bit overhyped, but still it was fun. After DZ I hit up Son of Beast. A bit nervous after hearing mixed reviews, I hopped in the far back seat, and had the worst ride of my life. It was absolutely horrendous from start to finish. They could've rebuilt the framework for all the houses that got hit after hurricane katrina with all that wood. What a waste. <_< Anywho, after that terrible experience, I headed over to Top. . . err Flight Deck. What a great coaster! I pictured the coaster as well as the landscape itself to be a lot different, so it was a nice surprise to see how secluded it was. The station is less than magnificent though. Flight Deck is my 2nd favorite Arrow Suspended Swinging Coaster now.
After FD, I headed over to Adventure Express which was very. . . odd. The theming is really random, but oh well. Twas fun. After Adventure Express, I went on both of the Racers which were fairly rough, but oh well, got the credits. :rolleyes: Then I think I went to Italian Job err... Damn all those name changes :P I honestly can't remember the name, but I rode it, good fun, not worth reriding really but still, it was decent. Then I went to the Crypt, but that had a really long line, so I skipped it and went to the Beast. What a great coaster! Awesome layout, but I can tell it's aging & getting more rough. Post-second lift hill was horrible. Other than that, great stuff. After that, I went to Vortex, that was alright. There was one "Son of a b***c moment on it (can't remember what part of the ride) but it was fun.
After Vortex, I went to Firehawk, it broke down in line, so everyone left but me, waited 15 minutes, opened again, got front row. It was great! Sorta felt unsafe with the restraints though to be honest. . . After Firehawesome, I went to FOF that was ace. Loved the launch effects. After that, I ran over to Nick Universe to hit up the 2 kiddie coasters, got on RRR no problem, except I hit the back of the next car with my feet :D , and then I got to Fairly Odd Coaster right as it was closing, but the awesome employee lady let me go in so I was the last person of the night. Great stuff! I love junior wooden coasters.
Second day, went to BB, Fantastic waterpark! Loved every inch of it. Stayed on the flowrider for about 6 hours, and I must say, all the local flowride pro's are so insanely cool & nice, big props to all of you guys! You're awesome!
I had a great experience at KI and I most definitely return once:
A.) Diamondback Opens
B.) Son of Beast becomes Ohio's biggest bonfire.
That's all ;)