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Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:44 pm
by Nrthwnd
bert425 wrote:
PKI Jizzman wrote:Before I start reading serious question:

How do you pronounce YTTERBIUM


if you make him say "MUIBRETTY" he has to go back to the 5th dimension.


:p


He told me once back in Knott's, WCB 2016.

But I can't repeat it, or he'll kill me. :|

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:39 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
coasterbill wrote:Great report! Bummer about Kentucky Kingdom though...

Yeah, the fair was cool, but they definitely were relying on Kentucky Kingdom to carry the bulk of the rides offerings. Without it, the midway was pretty small.

bert425 wrote:I was gonna ask was the fair open? since it looked so deserted. .but I guess that could have been the overcast weather.

glad you were able to make the most of it. . and explaining they had 2 of most flats helped me understand, but this still confuses me.

what is this ride called?

1001 Nachts?
Magic Carpet?
Ali Baba?
Tales of the. . . (something I can't read)?

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Most of the photos of rides were taken between 1:30 and 2, so they weren't operating just yet. Fair attendance was pretty good, but not many people went over to the rides. Lines were pretty short all day.

I think both of those rides were officially called 1001 Nachts. I tend to call that ride type Ali Baba because that's what the first one of those I rode was called. Fun rides.

prozach626 wrote:
When I come to Kentucky, I expect to see a four wheeler next to something casually racist. This hit the spot.


:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Dude, I freaking died!

Nice TR. KK closed = Beer Man and lobster carbs. Nice recovery!

Thanks! Figured you'd get a kick out of that one.

Nrthwnd wrote:
bert425 wrote:
PKI Jizzman wrote:Before I start reading serious question:

How do you pronounce YTTERBIUM


if you make him say "MUIBRETTY" he has to go back to the 5th dimension.


:p


He told me once back in Knott's, WCB 2016.

But I can't repeat it, or he'll kill me. :|

Hahahaha.

ih-TUR-bee-yum. It's an unusually stable radioactive element found primarily in Sweden and first discovered in the legendary Ytterby mine, which is the place where the greatest number of new elements have been discovered. I've always been fascinated with it, because I'm a nerd.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ytterbium

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:56 am
by PKI Jizzman
Thanks :lol: I could never figure it out and had to ask!

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:23 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! I didn't realize they brought in outside rides for the fair. I sort of assumed they only used Kentucky Kingdom's rides.

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:07 pm
by PKI Jizzman
That whole fair area is so bizarre. The buildings look so bland and cost efficient they remind me of the outside of a prison. Too bad KK closed, but hey bourbon and beer and weird Louisville!

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:07 pm
by Philrad71
ih-TUR-bee-yum. It's an unusually stable radioactive element found primarily in Sweden and first discovered in the legendary Ytterby mine, which is the place where the greatest number of new elements have been discovered. I've always been fascinated with it, because I'm a nerd.


I meant to ask you that at CP, Andrew...and forgot!

I was thinking that it was some type of anagram, so I was trying to decipher it that way. The only thing that I could come up with is "I'm Buttery" or "Yum Bitter" :lmao:

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:47 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Hahahaha. I approve of both of those.

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:59 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Day 2: What’s in the Shed?

The next morning I took off for Cincinnati and two whole days at Kings Island. Last time I was here I had an evening and a full day, and while I got to do everything, I decided it was worth it to take my time this time around.

I processed the Platinum Pass I bought for this trip (2 days KI + 2 days CP, this is really the cheapest ticket) and headed in for early entry. Mystic Timbers wasn’t quite ready, but Diamondback was, so I rode that one several times with zero wait. It was magical. I love Diamondback, and I think it’s still the best coaster at Kings Island.

From Diamondback, I noticed Mystic Timbers had people on it now, so I went over there next, but just then the thunderstorm rolled in. All hail Midwestern thunderstorms! It lasted about an hour, and I sheltered under the Mystic Timbers fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo hut, and chatted with some people there. Enthusiasts find each other. There was an ACEr who tried to proselytise an ACE membership, and I remembered exactly why I’ve never gotten one. Another ACEr ran into the fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo area, which gave me an opportunity to find other people to talk to. These guys were YouTubers who came to the park to illegally film coaster footage. Joy! Then I discovered the third set of rain refugees were a teacher couple who came to the park from western New York as a getaway before they had to go back to work. I knew there were normal, well adjusted people in this park if I looked hard enough!

The rain let up and of course the rest of the day was amazing. Morning thunderstorms convince people not to come even if the weather is sunny from then on.

Mystic Timbers is really great. I was expecting a Prowler-like experience, and that’s exactly what it is. The multiple river crossings are fun, and the airtime is unbelievable. But of course, it’s all about the shed. This is a great way to spend time on the brakes waiting for the station to clear. The props were cool and the video was fun, and that’s all I will say about it. If you haven’t been out to Kings Island to ride this, go! It does not disappoint.

I spent the rest of the day riding everything as much as I wanted. This was my first time solo on a rapids ride, and as it turns out you go backwards through the whole thing and hit every single drop. So much fun.

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The eponymous Tom & Chee. Really good, hadn't thought of balsamic vinaigrette on a grilled cheese, but it's awesome.

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Flumin' time!

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The vegetation has grown in nicely over the last couple of years.

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What are you doing?

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I told you not to go in the shed!

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Really easy to get two trains in this area.

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THROUGH THE VINES!!!

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Can you spot what's wrong with this picture?

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Diamondback is so big and so visible from all over the park. So great.

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Sklooosh!


There was a stunt show going on in International Plaza, so I took some time out to see that. It was fun, nothing I hadn't seen before, but well done nonetheless.

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What time is it?

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Tower time!

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But first, a stunt show.

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Hmm, where have I seen this before?

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Motorcycles in a cage with a four wheeler.


I also got to go up in the Eiffel Tower, which I wasn’t able to do last time because of thunderstorms. It was awful, nothing like the original. You can’t see any of Paris at all from there.

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This is NOT Paris.

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Nope.

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Not a single Parisian building visible from here.

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Can't see a single croissant cart.

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No Metro stairs here.

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This fountain is not at all in Paris. Not even a little bit.

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Wait, is that Montmartre? Goddamn it, it isn't! Just Windseeker. This Eiffel Tower sucks.


To be clear, I'm totally joking. Eiffel Tower is a great attraction and I'm so glad to be able to experience it this time around.

Shoutout to the bartender at the Biergarten, really great service. Had an awesome pretzel and some good Cincinnati craft beer from Moerlein. I love when parks have local stuff available, since trying new foods and drinks is a big part of visiting a city for me.

Of course I couldn’t miss the new Cirque show, Gravity. It has a sci fi theme with some really good effects and of course amazing acrobatics. I also managed to take better pictures of it this time too. Hard to do with all the lights and movement, but I think a couple turned out all right.

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A little pre-show fun.

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Spaceship! Spaceshipspaceshipspaceship!

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What planet is this?

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Good thing our spaceship folds down like this, super convenient.

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Selfie!

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Hey, there are aliens here!

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Can we talk to them?

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Hmm, they seem to communicate by tying visitors to a column and doing acrobatics in front of them.

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Uh, guys? Alien guys? Um, we're still tied up here....

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Time to bike on back to our spaceship now.


You always have to plan your night rides at this park, and so I headed out to Bat at sunset, then Diamondback at twilight, then Beast just after dark for the greatest coaster experience there is. I settled in near the Eiffel Tower for some fireworks, misjudging just a bit the direction they’d come from, so my view was a bit obscured by a tree. Still a good show and a great way to end a day at Kings Island.

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This is a Pokestop. It's called "Tower Gardens Monument to Cancer."

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I never get over how awesome these fountains are.

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Goodnight, Kings Island!

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:25 pm
by bert425
Nice pics from a park I've not been to!

someday, I'll get there and get to ride the Beast!

Re: The Ytterbium Analysis

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:17 pm
by Philrad71
Forgot about Moerlein...not a bad local beer. Love that bier garten at KI.

Thinking about a trip down for Oktoberfest in downtown and then a KI day.

Wheels are turning...