PhishyBrewer wrote:Does anyone else eat the hell out of Coney Dogs while at King's Island? Or is it just me that eats those sick and twisted things???
I love Skyline Chili's coneys. I'm lucky to have one of those close to me.
Heck yeah. I live for Skyline.
Proud Coney Island Ride-op for 6 years! Kings Island MSD/Racer crew of 2011 Kings Island Vortex/Windseeker crew of 2012-2013 Best Coaster Ever: Phoenix Top Steel: Intimidator 305 (Maverick in CLOSE 2nd)
Day 8 – Friday – Silver Dollar City, Showboat Belle and Celebration City here we come!!!! OMG, what a day! We arrived at SDC before 9:30am (they open at 9:30) and paid $5 to park in the season pass holder’s preferred lot right up front! We bought season tickets before our trip. We went into the park through the season pass entrance also and went straight to Powder Keg, which was a walk up. We rode it 3 times, once in the front and once in the back. The launch is pretty good. I like the second lift hill. There was a lot of airtime in the back and the view from up there was incredible. We went to Fire-in-the-Hole next and got pretty wet because we were in the front row. Next we went to ride Wildfire. We got on this one 3 times too. Wildfire is a floorless that is similar to Medusa at SFMW and SFGAdv. We walked around the park a little and went to their new area Great Exposition. They have a kiddie coaster, but the line was pretty long. I rode their disk-o coaster instead, yes there was another disk-o coaster on this trip. It is called Electro-Spin. I have ridden three of these this year and this one had a little more kick to it than the other two (Zamperla at Mt. Olympus and Survivor at PGA). They also had a ride called the Racing Regatta, which looked more like the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland only outside. They had a BBQ and Bluegrass festival going on too. It was ending on Sunday. The BBQ was in full swing as you entered Grand Exposition. They had a humongous eating area right in the front. The bluegrass was on nearly every stage throughout the park. We went to Thunderation next. Not much to say here except you gotta ride it if you haven’t. We wanted to ride the train, but we kept missing it. We decided to ride the Flooded Mine next. It is a dark ride in a boat, but you get to shoot targets that give you a score on your gun. It’s interesting and you don’t get wet, just dirty from the gun’s cord. Finally we were able to ride the train. The station was really crowded because they take a lunch break for a half hour before the 2 o’clock train. After the train ride, we went to the front to leave by 3pm for our cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle at 4pm. This is a really great cruise, good food, and awesome entertainment. The people are just so friendly there. The cruise ended around 6:30 and Celebration City is open until 10pm with the fireworks starting around 9:30. We rode the Wildcat a few times along with their other beat you up coasters. The Jack Rabbit and Thunderbolt aren’t the most comfortable coasters to be on. We also did the Ferris wheel along with the drop tower and other rides. The fireworks show is really good. They incorporate a hologram type movie on the rocks along with fire, fireworks, and lasers. It is a must see if you get the chance. You can’t see it from anywhere else but the grassy area at the end of their boardwalk. We got back in enough time to have a beer at the Pizza Hut that is right next door to the Lake View Inn.
We parked right down there in the preferred season pass parking for $5
Make sure all firearms are left in your vehicle
Time for the first coaster
Hey, they have an on-ride photo
Yep, here it is...
Here is the empty queue, pretty much
again, just some neat theming for the ride
There's Gyendolynne all the way to the left.
That's her again going down the hill
This is inside Fire in the Hole
Here we are going to ride wildfire
The queue may look bad, but it was only 1 train wait for the front seat
They really know how to get some good food going!
The BBQ and Bluegrass festival was also going on....sorry about the blurry picture, there will be a couple more. ;)
This is where they were performing. It is funny because I know a place called Dockside in Orlando, Florida
This shirt cracked me up!
More bluegrass music
Here is the BBQ part of it. This was in their new Grand Exposition area.
I'm looking a little bored, no it's not a coaster
This reminded me of the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland
but this is what is was called
TARNATION....Oh I mean Thunderation
Another Jam packed queue. This day was great!
I had to throw Gyendolynne in the stocks after that ride
Here is the flooded mine ride
We finally got on the train after missing it 3 times in a row!
Oh man! We finally get on this and we're being robbed!
That's the crooks home
Good, at least our guy on the left has a gun
The dog on the porch seemed a little exhausted
That's where they buried MA
The dog perked up a little bit after a gunshot
Here's our Wildfire on-ride photo
We went to ride the Showboat Branson Belle for their 4pm cruise
Hey we're on board
You can buy your picture they take once you get on board
and being us, we had to get it...
This is the stage
There are a number of tours your can take in Branson. This one is actually a land and water ride. We saw it just dive into the water, I missed the pic though.
It was really nice to just relax on the cruise. Dinner was included with the show too.
We walked around the ship to take some pictures
Nope, didn't drop the camera :)
Some incredible views...
The Captain was steering the ship with his foot
No Gyendolynne, it isn't too windy....
but go ahead and try to put your coat on.
Some blurry pictures coming up
This lady could sing very well
It was from Phantom of the Opera
They were just moving so fast, but I had to click a photo
This was the Russian couple. They have been performing there for 9 years
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