Kings Island SurpriseKings Island: Kings Island surprise trip... Which rides to miss/hit??
From Steve PintThis is very short notice, i just found out today and we are leaving tomorrow. We're going to King's Island!
Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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.
(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 MarkhamYou 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!
Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:39 PM
From Audra DistlerI 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.
Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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 PintThanks 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?
Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:54 PM
From Derek PotterLong 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.
Posted April 22, 2009 at 5:33 PM
Rides to hit
Ride if the line isn't forever long
From steve leeWhat Derek said, though he left off one part. Beast at night!
Posted April 22, 2009 at 7:57 PM
From Steve PintGreat! Keep em' coming. :-)
Posted April 22, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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