Not sure what all the effects even are, but I didn’t notice anything obviously missing. What a great family coaster!
Except that it's height restriction is 48", which is the same as The Beast, Vortex, Son of Beast, etc.
IMO, Kings Island has one of the best "kids areas" but almost nothing for kids under 48" outside of the kids area. (Same problem that Cedar Point has).
To me it makes no sense that rides like Top Gun, Adventure Express and Italian Job are all 48"
There is no 'progression' in their rides at all.
I really *thought* that Top Gun, Adventure Express, and Racer used to all have a 42" or 44" height restiction but now they are all 48". (Cedar Fair did the same thing with Jaguar at Knott's.)
While Italian Job's launch *may* be a little too intense for someone 42" I don't think it's thrilling enough for the 48" kid, especially considering the other 48" options.
I really, REALLY wish Cedar Fair would re-conisder the height restrictions on some of those coasters. I mean, c'mon guys - Tower of Terror is 40" and I personally think that Italian Job is nowhere NEAR as scary as freaking TOWER OF TERROR!!!
Adventure Express - 42"
Top Gun - 44"
Racer - 44"
Italian Job - 44"
The Beast - 48"
Vortex - 48"
Seems to make a lot more sense to me.