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The 2012 ERT Poll


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Poll: What do you think... (48 member(s) have cast votes)

...about the 2012 ERT lineup?

  1. It's awesome! Love the ride choices! (2 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  2. It's good, but some of the rides I could question being on here (22 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Meh...don't love it or hate it. It's a mixed bag. (17 votes [38.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.64%

  4. It's terrible! This ride lineup be garbage! (3 votes [6.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.82%

No Beast...your reaction?

  1. WHAT!?!? (Throws tantrum) (13 votes [29.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.55%

  2. Dissapointed, but will live on (21 votes [47.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.73%

  3. Well, at least Diamondback is still ERT (7 votes [15.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.91%

  4. Well, it wasn't so good in the morning anyway... (3 votes [6.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.82%

  5. I don't like Beast anyway! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Someone already mentioned this in the "crowds" topic, but I felt this deserved its own topic...oh heck, let's make a poll! ;)

Kings Island has revealed the "expanded" lineup of rides for Gold Passholder ERT. It's a long list.

Early rides include: Diamondback, Invertigo, Eiffel Tower, Flying Ace Aerial Chase, Woodstock Whirlybirds, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, Linus’ Launcher, Great Pumpkin Coaster, Charlie Brown’s Wind Up and Surf Dog.

Sadly, a ride that has been ERT for many years now, and in fact is my favorite ride in the park, is no longer on that list...Beast ERT is no more. (A second poll has been added to see the reaction to this) I do like the fact they are giving the kids more rides, though.

What do you think about this "new" ERT lineup?

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So, they add Planet Snoopy rides to the ERT? I was so excited to see what they would add. And they add Planet Snoopy RIDES? Also, Invertigo? My weekly plan is always go to Diamondback then go to Beast. Now I would have to walk to the other side of the park to ride something else? This is crap! The point of ERTs is to get onto the major rides at Kings Island before crowds get here. Now it's Planet Snoopy and Invertigo? Say what?

(if I had waited until tomorrow to post this it I wouldn't have yelled but now I have to get it out of my system).

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Why not invert ago and Drop Tower the two lowest capacity rides in the park? I can see adding some of the kid stuff in there since those lines can get fairly long as well.
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For many years, the before opening ERT rides consisted of.

Then, a to ride Beast, for ACE members was started by the one, the only, the wonderful and incomparable Ruth Voss.

Then Cedar Fair took over and opened the walkback to all coaster club members.

Then, ERT for gold and platinum passholders was added.

It's nice that Cedar Fair does this. Compare Six Flags or even Holiday World. Then, come on, get happy!

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I wish the lineup was more along the lines of Cedar Point's. Firehawk has always been a ride that should be open for ERT as it is possibly the longest line at the park most days. While I can understand the reasoning of not opening up the whole park to visitors at once, Cedar Point does it, and from what I know it causes little problems. If DB, Beast, Invertigo, FOF, and Firehawk were all open for ERT, it would be fantastic.
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What Cedar Point did under Kinzel may not be what it does in 2012. Mr. Kinzel may run Carowinds (offspring), but the patriarch is no longer in charge at Sandusky.

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I've cooled down now and I'm now thinking about the positive...they could have taken off Diamondback but at least they kept it. It's just that Invertigo isn't really a favorite ride of mine and it's not one I have to ride when I go to Kings Island for a day. Oh well. Guess I'll go ride Flying Ace Aerial Chase.

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Looks like the ERTs are pointing more towards family fun like they said they were going to do.
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Looks like the ERTs are pointing more towards family fun like they said they were going to do.


If they pointed towards family fun they would add rides like The Racer or Adventure Express.

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I think it would be nice if the ERT ride list matched the Fast Lane list.

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Someone already mentioned this in the "crowds" topic, but I felt this deserved its own topic...oh heck, let's make a poll! ;)

Kings Island has revealed the "expanded" lineup of rides for Gold Passholder ERT. It's a long list.

Early rides include: Diamondback, Invertigo, Eiffel Tower, Flying Ace Aerial Chase, Woodstock Whirlybirds, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, Linus’ Launcher, Great Pumpkin Coaster, Charlie Brown’s Wind Up and Surf Dog.

Sadly, a ride that has been ERT for many years now, and in fact is my favorite ride in the park, is no longer on that list...Beast ERT is no more. (A second poll has been added to see the reaction to this) I do like the fact they are giving the kids more rides, though.

What do you think about this "new" ERT lineup?

That was me who mentioned it, thank you. Overall I'm ok with the ERT rides I still get Diamondback and I like Invertigo just before, the little 5 year olds had nothing to do, now they can do something.
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If they pointed towards family fun they would add rides like The Racer or Adventure Express.


Both of those have 48" height requirements (same as The Beast), omitting quite a few from the "family fun". The current list of attractions has two 54" rides, two 44" rides, a 42" ride, two 36" rides, and three attractions anyone can ride. That's much more family oriented than before (a 48" and 54" ride).

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I'm pretty excited that Surf Dog is on ERT
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I will miss The Beast.

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I will miss The Beast.


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As for the progeny....
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With more park open, not only will it open more rides, but it will allow us to be closer to other rides that open at 10. So while, for example, Firehawk is not open, with access to Action Zone, you can be closer to it.

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I'm thrilled with the PS rides! I have never taken advantage of ERTs before because there was nothing my kids could ride. But we'll definitely use them a lot this summer!

Great move and hopefully an indication of where KI is headed in the future. More family stuff!
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Sadly, a ride that has been ERT for many years now, and in fact is my favorite ride in the park, is no longer on that list...Beast ERT is no more. (A second poll has been added to see the reaction to this) I do like the fact they are giving the kids more rides, though.


Didn't the park put the kabosh on Beast ERT last year and replaced it with WS & Vortex?

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When WS first opened, yes. Then Vortex's lift chain snapped, and ERT went back to DB/Beast.
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They were also having trouble getting WS open in time for ERT, at least after it first opened.

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