King’s Island Trip Report

Date: June 26, 2005
Temp: 95, Humidity – 1000%
7:00 – Enter Park
7:10 – Eat @ La Rosa’s
7:20 – Walk to The Beast
7:22 – Wonder if they regret that giant Tomb Raider statue thingy.
7:23 – See The Italian Job in action for the first time. Cool.
7:30 – Ride The Beast.
7:32 – Wish with every fiber of my being that the restraint hadn’t just ratched itself down one more notch.
7:33 – Remark to self that even if Z hits 48″ this year, this is WAAAAAAAAAAY too intense for her.
7:35 – Walk to Viper.
7:37 – Lament the absence of the Flying Eagles.
7:38 – WTF? There’s just a grassy area where the Flying Eagles used to be. It doesn’t look like the Italian Job even encroaches on the space that the Flying Eagles used to occupy. WTF!
7:40 – Ride the Viper.
7:42 – Remark to self that that is one of my favorite – and in my opinion, one of the must underrated – coasters around.
7:43 – Notice that Flying Eagles would fit nicely where the stupid pay per use bungee thing is.
7:44 – Wonder if they regret putting Flight of Fear over in the middle of nowhere on the other side of the Racer, discreetly tucked away in the middle of the Midway.
7:45 – Think to self, evidently not, since it’s the first ride today with a line.
7:50 – Remark to self that FoF is a better little coaster than I remember.
7:55 – Remark to self that Flying Eagles would fit nicely where the stupid and pointless water tower decoration is in the middle of the Action Zone.
7:57 – What? Another line? This is an outrage. Decide to speak to management about the crowds.
8:20 – Ride Face/Off. Remark to self that these xeroxed Verkoma boomerangs are pointless. Make note to complain to management that they only have one train running on this ride, which creates an outrageous line.
8:30 – Note to self while exiting park that there’s room for about four Flying Eagles where the stupid fountains are just inside the entrance.
One hour, four coasters, much fun.
Now looking forward to trip South in September. Can’t wait to stop at Carowinds to ride the Flying Eagles.

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