Trip Report: Kings Island on June 3, 2011

Part one of my “Road to Holiday World” trip started out with a stop at Kings Island for a few hours.

Kings Island - Toll Booths

What’s even better is that in order to fit in a Kings Island stop, I would get to miss school for the day!

Kings Island - Sign

Kings Island - International Street

As soon as my Dad and I got there, we headed straight to the Diamondback, but got side tracked by a walk-on Boo Blasters on Boo Hill.

Kings Island - Boo Blasters on Boo Hill

This was my first ever shooting dark ride and they are really fun.  It’s now on my Cedar Point wish list for stuff they need to get.  After that, we headed over to the Diamondback and found a short half hour wait.

Kings Island - Diamondback Sign

Kings Island - Diamondback Lift Hill

Once in the station, we headed to the 2nd row, which gives you all of the thrills of the front row without the front row wait.  After my ride, I have to say that it was one awesome coaster for my first B&M hyper!  Tons of airtime!  You just fly over the hills and the splashdown ending is great!

Kings Island - Diamondback

Kings Island - Diamondback

Kings Island - Diamondback Splashdown

Kings Island - Diamondback Splashdown

Kings Island - Diamondback Splashdown

Next up was another first for me, a giant top spin in a box.  Yep, it was time for The Crypt.

Kings Island - The Crypt

Kings Island - The Crypt

King Island - The Crypt

I thought it was an amazing ride and it had great themeing, of course I’ve heard it was better at one point, but I still loved it!  Then we headed over to check on the progress of Kings Island’s WindSeeker.

Kings Island - WindSeeker

It looked like it was having the same problems as Cedar Point’s WindSeeker.

Kings Island - WindSeeker

Kings Island - WindSeeker

We then headed over to The Racer to find only one side running, red, and of course I needed the blue credit.

Kings Island - Red Racer

Kings Island - Red Racer

Kings Island - Blue Racer Station

Oh well, I’ll get it another day.  The Racer was great and had lots of airtime.  Since it was nearby, we went on Adventure Express too. That ride is definitely faster than Cedar Point’s Mine Ride.  Next was a quick spin on Dodgem.

Kings Island - Dodgem

I’m not a big fan of bumper cars in the first place and the weird seat belt didn’t help me like this one anymore.

Kings Island - Coney Mall

Walking down the Coney Mall, we stopped at Shake, Rattle, & Roll where my Dad got paired up with a junior coaster enthusiast whose home park is Coney Island (the one in Ohio).

Kings Island - Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Kings Island - Shake, Rattle, and Roll

There was also a very friendly employee giving everyone high fives.  (This was just a sample for what was coming later on this road trip.)  We then walked over to Backlot Stunt Coaster and found a short wait.

Kings Island - Backlot Stunt Coaster

Kings Island - Backlot Stunt Coaster

To finish up the trip, we rode The Beast and I thought that it was a horribly rough ride.

Kings Island - The Beast ACE Landmark Sign

Kings Island - Beast Station

Kings Island - The Beast Warning Sign

I do not know why people say Mean Streak is so bad when The Beast is just as bad.

Kings Island - International Street

As we headed out, I wanted to stay longer, but we had places to be later that evening…  click here to read part two of my “Road to Holiday World” trip report.

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