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Kings Island: Kings Island surprise trip... Which rides to miss/hit??

From Steve Pint
Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:59 PM
This is very short notice, i just found out today and we are leaving tomorrow. We're going to King's Island!

We have to go there anyway for sports travel, and it is a LONG drive. (9 1/2 hours!) So to ease the stress a bit we decided to get tickets to hit Kings Island, after all, i've been eager to ride Diamondback since i heard of it's release.

We have 2 kids, 12 year old, 16 year old, both boys. What rides at KI are worth, and not worth hitting?

So please tell me all the good flat rides, or even small coasters that might be worth it.

Thanks!!

(Even though we are leaving tomorrow, we officially visit KI on Saturday, so that's the break off point for replies.)


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From Nick Markham
Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:39 PM
You picked a good park. They have the best children's/family area out of almost every park in the world and have top notch coasters like The Beast, Diamondback, and yes, Son Of Beast is good too!

From Audra Distler
Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:46 PM
I just went there last summer. I'd suggest head to Diamondback very first, obviously. The other rides that are pretty good are Beast (really good wooden coaster), Firehawk (an X coaster, used to be at Geagua Lake), Son of Beast, Vortex (big loops, really beats you around and an older ride), The Racer (classic wooden out and back, used to go forward and backward, I think only forward now!), and Flight of Fear (an indoor roller coaster). There's also Delirium, which is one of the big circular swing style rides, and the Drop Tower, one of the huge quick drop towers they have. Those are probably the best rides, I think.
For the kids, there are some great rides. The Avatar ride is actually pretty fun, and so is the Scooby Doo ride, although maybe not for teenagers! :)
I'm sure people who have been there more often can give you much more.

From Steve Pint
Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:54 PM
Thanks for the tips! I'm sure this park is also a bit busier then my local park, Worlds of Fun. What kind of lines should be expected?

From Derek Potter
Posted April 22, 2009 at 5:33 PM
Long ones. Kings Island is a very popular park with the locals, and if it's nice outside, the place will be full. The lines do move quickly though, so don't be too discouraged by that. I think that Diamondback's popularity will thin out the lines of some other rides for a while.

Rides to hit
-Beast
-Son of Beast
-Delirium
-Scooby Doo
-Diamondback (front seat highly recommended, if you're lucky enough to get it)
-Flight of Fear
-Firehawk
-Racer
-Drop Tower
-White Water Canyon (weather permitting of course)

Ride if the line isn't forever long
-Vortex (keep away from the back seat)
-Backlot Stunt Coaster
-Flight Deck
-The Crypt
-Face Off


From steve lee
Posted April 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM
What Derek said, though he left off one part. Beast at night!

From Steve Pint
Posted April 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM
Great! Keep em' coming. :-)

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