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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:59 pm

Thinking of doing one of the Friday night Haunts on my way to Nashville, anyone know how lines will be at one of those?

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Postby DILinator » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:23 pm

I've been every year since 2015, and I've never found lines for the coasters to be very long. Haunts can be a different story though, generally being longer the closer you get to Halloween. Typically, I prefer going to Haunt there in September for this reason.
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Postby Haymaker » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:41 am

Thats perfect, i'd be with my kids (7&9) so we probably wouldnt do the haunts.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:04 pm

Haymaker wrote:Thats perfect, i'd be with my kids (7&9) so we probably wouldnt do the haunts.

The Haunts generally open an hour or two after the park, and when they do, the coaster lines on Friday are generally not too outrageous. Especially in September and early October, as DILinator said. If you stay until closing, in the last hour of operation a lot of them will be virtually walk-on as well.

Also of note, a lot of the walkways are transformed into scare zones during Haunt, so it might be tough to avoid scary things during that time. You can always purchase a "No-Boo" necklace for your kids so the scareactors don't try to scare them. I don't think they generally try to go after kids that young anyway though, but if your kids are easily scared, they might still see some scary things.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:17 pm

^Yeah, along those lines, Haymaker, I wanted to mention that I took my kids last year, who are a little older than yours, and got one No-Boo necklace. Even though I took three kids, the one necklace was enough, and nobody tried to scare them. Just make sure you get a map, and avoid the Scare Zones once they open (which is possible), because some of them have scary imagery, and things that automatically pop out, that the necklace won't help. It's a great time though! I highly recommend KI Haunt to everybody!
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:34 pm

DILinator wrote:Just make sure you get a map, and avoid the Scare Zones once they open (which is possible), because some of them have scary imagery, and things that automatically pop out, that the necklace won't help. It's a great time though! I highly recommend KI Haunt to everybody!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:36 pm

Haha! It definitely didn't scare me that much! :lmao: I mean, it was a surprise, for sure. But I actually took it in stride pretty well. ;) So well, in fact, the kids actually thought I already knew it was there! :lol:
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:20 pm

Ill consider the no boo necklace but they arent too bad with that kind of stuff in public areas vs. a haunted house. My wife is a Halloween enthusiast so theyre somewhat conditioned to it.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:36 pm

Thinking about heading up there this weekend. With school starting back up for most places by then how do you guys think the crowds will be? I know when I went to Carowinds around this time last year the lines on most coasters were 10 mins or less on average.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:08 pm

I went around this time last year and lines weren't too bad. A few coasters had 30 minutes or so on that Saturday. FastLane+ isn't a necessity, but it's still a good purchase.
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