Looking for a Trip Report on Paramounts Kings Island WinterfestKings Island: How are the crowds at Winterfest?
From Rick StrawserI am wanting to go to the Winterfest at Kings Island in a couple of weekends, but I am anxious to read anyone's trip report that has been there on this past opening weekend. I have been looking forward to going, but fear it will be so jamb packed with people that it won't be enjoyable. If someone has gone, how were the lines for the few rides that were open? Were the shops and restaurants also too crowded to enjoy?
Posted November 28, 2005 at 12:10 PM
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From Rick StrawserOh come on, still no response? Hasn't somebody out there been yet?
Posted December 5, 2005 at 11:38 AM
From Carey Lynn HoltsclawI don't know of any here, but there are two extensive Winterfest trip reports over on Coasterbuzz:
Posted December 5, 2005 at 4:39 PM
From Derek PotterSorry guys....haven't made it down yet. Hoping to this weekend.
Posted December 6, 2005 at 9:52 PM
From Rick StrawserThanks Carey, those links helped. Sounds like they are trying to do it on the cheap, but the crowds may not be too bad. I just got an e-mail newsletter offer for $14.99 tickets good any day. That also tells me maybe it isn't the sellout they wanted us to believe it would be. I too had fond memories of this original event, but to read that they have some things open that weren't advertised to be and some things closed that were advertised to be open, that is unfortunate.
Posted December 8, 2005 at 10:11 AM
From Mary JaneI recently visited Winterfest and would have to guess that they are not doing as well as they had hoped. It was quite empty actually, but my family and I had a good time. We were able to attend the show - Santa's Toy Factory with is great for the kids (and adults too). We went on a Saturday night.
Posted December 8, 2005 at 10:07 PM
From Steven SwicegoodWent to Winterfest at Carowinds.
Posted December 28, 2005 at 1:01 PM
It was a good start for first year. It was good to see multi-generation families visiting... something you don't see during the summer (anymore).
In a perfect world, would have liked to have seen more indoor attractions (we southerners are not used to the cold), but the nip in the air did help the atmosphere.
It was a good move to open the children's rides.
Adults need more though to jusitfy the admission charge.
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