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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:55 pm

boldikus wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
DavidB wrote:And intensity and lack of smoothness is almost a non factor for me. I am a big fan of The Boss.

This is great news. In this case, every one of Kings Island's coasters is smooth.

Bat is fantastic. Make sure you're prepared for the walk. Bring water, food, bug repellent, a machete, and a pop-up tent. As long as you're a relatively good hiker, you should make it to Bat's station in just under 2 days.


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Is it worse than Zumanjaro?


I'm very curious about that comparison. It's definitely longer than American Eagle.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:22 pm

^ I honestly found the queue for American Eagle more annoying. At least the walks to Zumanjaro and Bat, while long, have relatively wide pathways. I don't feel like I am in the queue until the very end, even though there's nothing else along the way. American Eagle feels like a queue the whole way through with the narrow path and indirect route.

I'd say Bat and Zumanjaro are pretty comparable.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:38 pm

cparkes92 wrote:Also, avoid Vortex unless you need the credit.

If credit is required: last car, front row, brace hard.
(The airtime on the first drop is quite frightening there!)
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DavidB » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:29 pm

^I have the credit, but my friend doesn't, we'll see how it goes...

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:41 am

Midgetman82 wrote:
cparkes92 wrote:Also, avoid Vortex unless you need the credit.

If credit is required: last car, front row, brace hard.
(The airtime on the first drop is quite frightening there!)


I've had really good rides and really bad rides in that seat. Definitely your best chance for a good ride.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:40 am

Midgetman82 wrote:
cparkes92 wrote:Also, avoid Vortex unless you need the credit.

If credit is required: last car, front row, brace hard.
(The airtime on the first drop is quite frightening there!)


Hah. FFFF airtime at the expense of a headache. Middle row front car all the way, unless you're the type of person who's contemplating going down Niagra Falls in a barrel. Drink a few pain killers (beerz) before hand.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:14 am

I remember saying "this should be just like Viper" when I was waiting in line for Vortex back in '07. Boy was I wrong! :vekoma:
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 pm

Midgetman82 wrote:
cparkes92 wrote:Also, avoid Vortex unless you need the credit.

If credit is required: last car, front row, brace hard.
(The airtime on the first drop is quite frightening there!)


Is that generally the "magic seat" for any custom Arrow looper, or does this only apply to Vortex?

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 pm

Jason Maier wrote:
Midgetman82 wrote:
cparkes92 wrote:Also, avoid Vortex unless you need the credit.

If credit is required: last car, front row, brace hard.
(The airtime on the first drop is quite frightening there!)

Is that generally the "magic seat" for any custom Arrow looper, or does this only apply to Vortex?

I cannot guarantee it works for other Arrows (It's a "magic seat" for a lot of old school Vekomas, tho). I'd typically only do one ride on Vortex using that seat and survive just fine with some bracing on transitions for the second half of the coaster.

But who knows, maybe I've been missing out on something better this whole time:
prozach626 wrote:Middle row front car all the way, unless you're the type of person who's contemplating going down Niagra Falls in a barrel.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:07 am

boldikus wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
DavidB wrote:And intensity and lack of smoothness is almost a non factor for me. I am a big fan of The Boss.

This is great news. In this case, every one of Kings Island's coasters is smooth.

Bat is fantastic. Make sure you're prepared for the walk. Bring water, food, bug repellent, a machete, and a pop-up tent. As long as you're a relatively good hiker, you should make it to Bat's station in just under 2 days.


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Is it worse than Zumanjaro?

It's probably about as long, but Bat's queue is better because the walk to Vietnam counts as theming.
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