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Seeing that I am a newbie here. And my 1st year to have season passes to KI.

How busy is opening day? Is it super packed? Would it be smart to buy Fast Lane for this day?

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Some years I seen it packed, other years I seen it quiet. If the weather is nice, I'd say it'll be packed.


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Much depends on weather. With Banshee opening, odds are it will be a VERY busy day. Unless it pours and has been forecast to for several days prior.
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Does KIC do a meet up?



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Sometimes.

Terp..who has been watching too much What's My Line? If that's possible.
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If a new major ride is opening on that day then the new ride will be packed but the rest of the park will be moderate. If there is no new ride then the park will be unreasonably crowded. And if the trend continues then KIC will have a pretty awesome meet up that day. But Banshee will most likely keep it from being as big. 


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Does KIC do a meet up?

http://www.kicentral...-up-2014-ideas/

 

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If a new major ride is opening on that day then the new ride will be packed but the rest of the park will be moderate. If there is no new ride then the park will be unreasonably crowded. And if the trend continues then KIC will have a pretty awesome meet up that day. But Banshee will most likely keep it from being as big. 


I think you meant if there is no new ride the park will be reasonably uncrowded. One might think so, but in recent years, if the weather cooperates, the park has been very, very busy. Of course, in recent years, the park has been open Saturday but closed to the public on Sunday on opening weekend...
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 Would it be smart to buy Fast Lane for this day?

 

If anything close to last seasons opening day, then YES! 


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Last years opening day was really busy and if it was like last years with good weather and an occasional cloudy sky then it will be VERY busy.


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I went on opening day 2011. Both new attractions (WS and DA) were not to open for another month. The weather wasn't even good- cloudy and cool. Yet, the park was PACKED. My friend's dad left early and said he'd come back to pick us up. (I couldn't just leave like that. I had been without the park for months.) Even The Racer's line was spilling out past the basketball game. And Vortex's stretched well past Jukebox Diner. After that experience, I have sworn to myself I will never again go on opening day.


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Seeing Diamondback's line wrap around Rivertown in 2009, and a growth in customers, Opening Day 2014 might be one of the busiest yet. I forecast a full queue line, and maybe a trip though other areas of Action Zone and maybe the nearby areas.


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The biggest issue I have with opening days of any park is that rides and staff aren't to their full potential yet. It is probably that you will experience downtime, maintenance issues, staff still trying to figure out what they're doing...Just be prepared to be patient if you go on opening day, no matter where it is.


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That's what dry run days used to be for.
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I love opening day, crowds and all. I love the excitement of the new season.

Unless there are storms or tremendous amounts of rain in the forecast, I expect the park to be busy. I would almost think it could be the busiest opening day ever.



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I appreciate everyone's input and advice. I'm going to go I want to experience opening day at least once. If it will be great weather then Fast Lane it will be. I'm very excited hope to meet some fellow KIC peeps that day.


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I don't plan on going to Opening Day this year.  Media Day or the second day KI is open sounds better to me.


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The second day may also be a Saturday. If it is....
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Last year it was a Friday iirc.


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Kings Island opened for the 2013 season on Saturday, April 27th.


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He's talking about the SECOND day.
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I'm betting that the park opens April 19th this year, I have a hunch. And like CP we will be open until November.. I think.
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I so hope it will be the 19th of April. I would love to celebrate my birthday with a couple thousand of my dearest friends. :)


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Last year was my first opening day and though it was busy we got around 13 rides in. leaving at about 5. I would think that with most people going to be in line for Banshee that the other rides may not be as crowded? Just a thought.
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Bashee's opening day will probably have a longer line than this.

 

DiamondbackM-18.jpg


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Hmm...DB was slammed for riders..but how packed were other rides that day?

 

Btw things to notice in the picture

 

1. Lack of grass near off limits area @ Swan Lake looks odd

2. Tower theater is a darker shade of green/blue

3. Tower Clock?

4. Nice dark rails on Vortex

5. Odd seeing Soak City not expanded

6. Flying Ace Aerial Chase w/ different paint, wow

7. No Starlight, wow!


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While most were in line for Diamondback, the park was relatively serene. As people got their Diamondback rides, and more guests arrived, the park was eventually packed, with even Monster being a 45 minute wait.
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Hmm...DB was slammed for riders..but how packed were other rides that day?

 

Btw things to notice in the picture

 

1. Lack of grass near off limits area @ Swan Lake looks odd

2. Tower theater is a darker shade of green/blue

3. Tower Clock?

4. Nice dark rails on Vortex

5. Odd seeing Soak City not expanded

6. Flying Ace Aerial Chase w/ different paint, wow

7. No Starlight, wow!

 

Don't forget how clear and clean the splashdown pool is! ( I'm surprised Terp didn't mention that.)


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In 2011 I remember some rides did not even open until later in the day and lines were very long indeed. Once some of the other rides came online then the park seemed not as busy, missed 2012 and 2013 due to working but remembering that one year it rained. So watch the weather reports and only about 100 days till opening day !!


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Bashee's opening day will probably have a longer line than this.
 
http://kicentral.com...os/albums/dane/
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I waited in that line. It was my only reason for going on opening day. I was told it would be a 4 and a half hour wait. It was only about 2 and a half though.
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