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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby partycat » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:37 pm

Cassy and Travis Halloween Haunt Trip Report!
Yesterday we went to the opening night of haunt for their media event, here’s some pictures from our visit:
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Still love how they really transform the entrance of the park! Really gets me excited for spooks!
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Lanyard for the event
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A list of the mazes, no new mazes this year but there are a ton of new walkthrough experiences which I feel really adds to the experience. However there was a “lights out” version of Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror which we really enjoyed! They give you a glow stick when you enter and it really made that maze feel completely different in the dark
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Love these giant skeletons that are on each side of the fountain
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They had an “opening ceremony” which was new to us and I thought was a cool concept, they march to the stage in front of the Eiffel Tower and there scare actors all holding flags of the mazes/walkthroughs that they represent
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They all gather on the stage and announce that the monsters will be unleashed
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There are so many monsters to see, and they are all running around the crowd of people
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Made our way to the tower to see the view from above!
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You can see some of the walkthrough areas starting to get very foggy!
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Such a cool view from the top!
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Another funeral scene set up this year...are they getting rid of something else?
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Footprints to the beast look so good!
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Went to the media area for some food, love this area! It is such a nice spot for the party
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One of the food displays for one of the new walkthrough areas
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The entertainment was really cool, there was a fire breather and they had people twirling fire and we noticed that they were in the new drums of the dead show
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Does this count as raiding Area 51?
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One of my favorite walkthrough areas, I really enjoy all of the pumpkins and they had scare actors in the pathway as well
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I really enjoy the theming of this maze and it really make you feel like you are going through different departments of a store
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Shipwrecked was a new walkthrough area and we really liked it, they had pirate themed scare actors with barnacles on their faces and the whole area felt transformed
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Haunted Homecoming is a newer show, it replaced Hot Blooded last year I believe
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There were a lot of talented singers this year which was great!
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Rivertown reaping was a new walkthrough as well, we really enjoyed the variety of new walkthrough areas, it really adds to the mazes and you’re still being scared as you walk to the next maze!
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Drums of the Dead was a new show this year and included good music and lots of fire!
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I took quite a few pictures of the tower, I really love the way it looks when it’s decorated all spooky
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Some of the merchandise for haunt
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I really like the new clown shirt
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40th anniversary merchandise for the Beast
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Still really like the night package for this ride!
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night rides on the beast are a must!
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This is from earlier in the night, the lines got a bit longer as it got darker.
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At the end of the night the front was so foggy that you could barely see the tower
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When a monster is behind you, just take a selfie!
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We really had a great time at the park, haunt is our favorite time of year to be at the parks and we always love seeing the changes and the new things they add!

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:09 pm

Nice post and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks for sharing. Nice pictures.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:18 pm

Planning on going to Kings Island on October 25th and getting fast lane plus. I'm assuming that the park will be bonkers busy. Should everything still be manageable with fast lane plus? Not really interested in the haunts. Looking to enjoy a fall day at the park along with a lot of night rides.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:31 pm

That will probably be one of the more busy days. We've been to KI Haunt twice in the last three years. I can only comment on our experiences. The longest line we've waited in was last year for Diamondback and that was probably 15-20 minutes, if that. Beast and Banshee were 5-10 minutes. Everything else took us practically right into the station. Once the haunt starts the lines for the rides get shorter. Then, during the last few hours the haunted house lines die down. I suggest at least trying one or two.

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:20 am

KIEnthusiast wrote:Steel Vengeance was built for enthusiasts and every enthusiast in the whole world went to Cedar Point last year to ride it.

I didn't . . .
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby partycat » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:13 pm

ZeroGravity55 wrote:Planning on going to Kings Island on October 25th and getting fast lane plus. I'm assuming that the park will be bonkers busy. Should everything still be manageable with fast lane plus? Not really interested in the haunts. Looking to enjoy a fall day at the park along with a lot of night rides.


I think you will be fine if you get fast lane, and like prozach626 said the lines tend to get shorter for the rides once the mazes open, and I know you said you aren’t interested in the mazes but I would try a couple at least! We really enjoy blackout and madame fatales cavern of terrors was really cool with ‘lights out’ plus it’s in then old crypt building! The only ride that might get super long lines will be the beast I would think, but its definitely worth waiting for when it gets really dark

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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:30 pm

KIEnthusiast wrote:Steel Vengeance was built for enthusiasts and every enthusiast in the whole world went to Cedar Point last year to ride it.


Yeah. No.

There are TONS air coaster enthusiasts who didn’t flock out to Cedar Point for SV. (Myself being one of them.)
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 pm

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Yeah, I can second that. Also: Not all enthusiasts ale living in the US. There are some other countries on other continents.
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Re: Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:06 am

The park has posted an updated ride lineup for this year’s Winterfest. Flight of Fear will be closed this year. No major rides have been added. Merry Christmas. Come to Great Adventure and ride Nitro if you want and I’ll buy you a sympathy beer.
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