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Fall FreakOut PTR 10-25-08

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Part 1- Start of the Day.

 

I printed off my form, sent in my cash, and counted down the days till KIExtreme's and ACE's "Fall Freak Out." At last, it was the morning, so I prepared with a shower and ate a delicious bowl of Boo-Berry cereal. My Dad then drove me over to the park at about 9:40AM.

 

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Welcome ACE Members... I'm sorry, I'm not an ACE Member. But I hope I'm still welcomed.

 

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Evan, the best person you'll ever meet at Kings Island, Paul, also known as TOPGUN1993, and Zach... not sure what to say about him :P

 

I got my packet of fun- park ticket, tickets for Club Blood, Dead Awakening, Massacre Manor, and CarnEVIL, two park maps, the schedule, and my lanyard, recycled from the Diamondback media day.

 

We made our ways through the metal detectors and into the park, empty of park guests. We passed Kings Island Theater, entered Action Zone, passed through Oktoberfest, and were given the choice between ERT on Racer or Flight of Fear. I chose Flight of Fear, which featured extremely friendly staff members. They gave us the option of riding with the lights on or off, a nice touch. I rode a total of eight times, two of which were with lights on. The park was already open by the time I finished riding.

 

The Club Blood lights-on tour was almost an hour away, so I decided to instead walk around the park some.

 

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An empty X-Base, even though the park had already opened :o

 

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Silly Diamondback, you can't hide! :P

 

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Fun little display, very nice.

 

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Congo Falls was closed, bummer! :lol:

 

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I was having some great fun with my new camera and trying out all those shots that never turned out before.

 

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We had to wait at Flight Deck's entrance for Club Blood... fun-fun. Let's put Ty in front of perhaps his least favorite ride and make him wait...

 

Part 2- Club Blood next.

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Part 2- Club Blood

 

The Club Blood: Lights-On Tour started when the majority of people had arrived at Flight Deck's entrance. Paul, Zach, and myself all decided to wait until the crowd had gone inside, so that we wouldn't stall others as we took an endless amount of photos.

 

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The entrance to Club Blood, very well done.

 

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It's a private profile. And I'm not gonna send some friend request to a stranger.

 

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NO! NO! SHIELD YOUR EYES! THIS IS THE SCARIEST ATTRACTION HERE!

 

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Vroom! Vroom!

 

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Entrance to the club

 

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Things started to get a bit crazy here later that night...

 

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This guy was very realistic. Just look at those feet.

 

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Zach! That is not appropiate for KIExtreme.com! :o

 

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Club Blood just dies at the end... you pass this bar, make two turns, and you're outside. The end. Yeah... simple to fix, however, with one last scare.

 

Part 3- Downtime next.

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Part 3- Downtime

 

I had an hour to kill between the Club Blood tour and Racer's backstage photo-shoot. So, in order to kill that hour, I spent the time walking around the park some more and taking photos.

 

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Where or what am I? :P

 

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Blue Man Group :lol:

 

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Isn't it a bit early for the scareactors to be outside?

 

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Car in Paramount Story, 2004...

 

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Car as a prop, 2008.

 

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I like this photo.

 

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Ty's new CarnEVIL idea. Entrance through gates, paved road be scare-zone called "Clown Carnage". In large tent-structure, have "Circus of Horrors 3D". Have two or three small carnival rides, including "FEARis Wheel". Have wooden stage host "Freak Show". Include a small midway with food and small game stands.

 

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Anybody else think they should repaint the runway?

 

Part 4: Racer next.

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Part 4: Racer

 

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Even giving us the run-down, which was pretty-much just don't enter the grass or tent and don't pass the cardboard box.

 

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Another one of Ty's Halloween Haunt ideas- take all the ride/shop/food/whatever parts and use them in a scare-zone called "The Junkyard", maybe even match up scareactors to the ride/shop/food/whatever's theme (blue eyes for Phantom Theater, bat-like creatures for The Bat, ect.)

 

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Random tombstones from 2006's "Hauncert Series"

 

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A never-before-seen view of Flight Commander's waiting queue! :o No problems Don, feel free to upload it to the history gallery :P

 

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Is this a sign that a certain dark-ride that opened in 2003 may be on its way out?

 

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Oh crap, we're in trouble now!

 

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Piano, perhaps from Cowboy Carnage

 

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Pieces from the entrance of Curse of the Crypt.

 

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Paramount starts, perhaps from the International Bandstand.

 

Oh right, this was a RACER behind-the-scenes thing, right? So you want a photo of the Racer, I'm guessing?

 

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The shot would've looked nicer with both sides running, but the opportunity to go into this area was nice and exceeded my expectations.

 

Part 5: More Down-Time next

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Part 5: More Down-Time

 

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Osama bin Laden has been found!

 

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Why is this stuff here?

 

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Seriously- is there a reason these are here? Were they just left up or something?

 

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So, who thinks that Kings Island should have a park history area? Like Cedar Point?

 

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What would be cool was if they had him turn on his flash-light at night and move back and forth, like he did in the attraction... I can dream, can't I?

 

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They added Phantom Theater cars this weekend. Maybe we'll see Willard Warbler or some other characters in them next week.

 

Part 6: Massacre Manor next

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Hubby and I had an awesome time yesterday!! :lol:

 

I went to Walmart today to print out the pictures I took, and I had taken 185 pictures! Yikes!

 

It was a great event, our dark trip thru Club Blood was classic. It was so fun!!

Of course Adam might think differently!

 

Thanks to everyone for such a great time, the park looks great and Diamondback is so gonna rock!

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Seriously- is there a reason these are here? Were they just left up or something?

That is what you'd call an inside joke. If you look at the posters, know the positions of the people whose names are on the graves and think about the epitaph written on them, it makes sense.

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Ty,

 

Nice trip report...and photos...I didn't notice, what kind of camera are you using?

My Nephew also started his morning out with Boo-Berry cereal...I am more of a Frankenberry kind of a guy! It has been tradition for our Kings Island October trips to always bring Boo-Berry, Frankenberry & Count Chocula along to make it seem more like Halloween...childish, yes, but still fun.

I agree with you, Evan is a very nice guy and an asset to the park...I hope he stays around.

The photo of the "W.C. Fields" car reminds me how stupid CF can be...they could sell that to a movie buff...it is sad to see something that someone somewhere would lovingly take care of just rotting away.

 

See ya,

J.D.

 

P.S. Isn't your "where am I" photo the top of the carousel?

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Dang it! I thought that was you, Ty, but I wasn't sure enough to say something! Ah, well, at least I got to meet TOPGUN1993, however briefly. In case you ever saw that really annoying kid during the day in the maroonish-purple hoodie, that was meee! :lol:

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Nice trip report...and photos...I didn't notice, what kind of camera are you using?

 

 

The photo of the "W.C. Fields" car reminds me how stupid CF can be...they could sell that to a movie buff...it is sad to see something that someone somewhere would lovingly take care of just rotting away.

 

 

P.S. Isn't your "where am I" photo the top of the carousel?

 

It's a Canon PowerShot A720 IS, got it for my birthday :D

And I'm not sure if CF has the rights to sell the Paramount props. I kinda like seeing some Paramount stuff return every year, however.

And you are correct, the photo is from on top of the carousel.

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Part 6: Massacre Manor

 

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This is Emily. She may look happy now, but trust me- she's gonna get pretty pissed a bit later.

 

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Take a look at the attention to detail! However, I don't think I fully understand this worship table of male celebrities...

 

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I had never seen this before until the tour.

 

 

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"...say no when Drew ask you..." OMG! A grammar mistake!

 

 

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This is not a $2,000 prop. There are only two people who know what I'm talking about.

 

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I thought she looked happier at the beginning of this post...

 

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Well, she looks a bit happier here... and the fountain is working...

 

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Emily seriously needs to clean out her fridge...

 

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Apple pie- yum!

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Hallway of doors and scareactors swiping at you from above them!

 

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I think she had a bigger smile on her face at the beginning...

 

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It's the floating bed of doom!!!

 

RANDOM BREAK IN THE POST- standbyme, I had Count Chocula for breakfast this morning, I think you'd be proud of me :D

 

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So there's this body in Massacre Manor. That flies up and down, banging against the wall. Cool, right? Problem is you can't really see it in the attraction. Idea for Kings Island- put a light on it.

 

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Evan!!! The most amazing Kings Island person you'll ever meet!!!

 

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Freaky light-up words... which you probably don't have time to read. Yeah...

 

Part 7: Whatever is Next coming soon.

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Thanks for Part 2...some more nice pictures. Until I saw your picture, I didn't even notice that the table was made up of photos. (I didn't take a picture of it because I just looked at the items on it and thought it would be a boring photo.) I'm glad that you caught that.

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Part 7: Randomness, The Beast tour, and Diamondback tour

 

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A new Arcade sign

 

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Why are they taking down this roller coaster?!

 

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I think we all loved the free-drink wristbands. Zach is enjoying his Fanta.

 

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I think this is gone now.

 

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An outhouse. Wonder what's inside.

 

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I love the views we got from back here.

 

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Of all the roller coaster stations within the park, The Beast's is my second favorite, beaten only by Flight of Fear.

 

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Imagine a hayride that could travel through here- The Beast: UNLEASHED. Bodies would be hanging from the supports above, "blood" dripping on the unexpecting passengers.

 

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I've never liked the entrance to this tunnel. I mean, it's a random wall of rocks. There's no rocks around it. It's just a small vertical wall. Why not make it the entrance to a mine, similar to the one near the station?

 

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Look at that curve of supports. Reminds me of Wildcat at Hersheypark.

 

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I know everybody but Ty is against it, but I think The Beast should have single-benched trains.

 

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There are three things I'd like to see here- an outdoors top-spin (with the riders face the other direction), Maniac Mine, or a GCI wooden coaster.

 

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If I am not mistaken, those guards are removed before connecting track pieces. Well, I want one. How much do you think I could get one for? :D

Seriously though, put them on eBay and have the proceeds go to charity.

 

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Diamondback!

 

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The area is very big. But that's not grass.

 

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At night, when the ravine is filled with fog, this looks amazing. Like it's diving into the unknown.

 

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The Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad passing above the ravine, what a peaceful sight! :)

 

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A never before seen picture of one of the White Water Canyon towers!

 

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There are only two people in this whole picture. So close to perfect... sigh :(

 

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A think a big turn should go here...

 

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Imagine that GCI coaster- it'd make it about halfway through the ride before diving down the hill to the right. It'd be amazing... 2011, I'll be waiting!

 

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Clifford!

 

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This was a nerd shot.

 

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No, seriously. All but one of us originally had our cameras pointed at Diamondback. Photo courtesy of TOPGUN1993.

 

Part 8: Dinner and The Rest of the Night coming soon.

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Some more good pictures...I especially like your train shot...I like that the engineer is always willing to put on a show and let off some of the train's steam when he knows people are watching.

 

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There are only two people in this whole picture. So close to perfect... sigh :(

 

Actually there are 3...I tried to get the "perfect shot" also...when I took mine there was only one guy in the shot...the same one that is also in yours...if you look close he is sitting on the top of the hill...right next to that idiot in black that helped ruin your shot!

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