Here’s the classic Kings Island picture of Cat and I in front of the sign and fountains. You can’t go to KI without it.
I’m not a fan of roller coasters. Not. A. Fan. So I brought my friend Danielle – she loves them – as does Cat. This is a pic of the two of us before riding the Beast. Seriously?! (5 on a 1-5 thrill scale)
Then the girls rode the Vortex. At 40 – I know what I can and cannot do. I cannot do upside-down. They look so damn happy don’t they?! (4 on thrill scale)
Then Dani tried to go easy on me and give me the kiddie swings. This was more my speed. I don’t like heights but even I could handle this. And – I don’t like spinning – but again – this was okay. It was so slow – and breezy – it was almost relaxing. Almost. (No thrill – whew)
Next up we did the tame coaster I knew I could handle – The Racer. Does the blue car ALWAYS win?! I did forget how high the first drop is. Ugh. (4 on the thrill scale)
Danielle was the expert – she has a pass and directed us expertly from ride to ride with minimal waits. God Bless that girl! Next up was Adventure Express – another wuss ride – it’s even listed in the “family” rides – but still high! And they made me go alone so they could sit together! #thatscrap (5 on thrill scale – wow – good for me)
These two nutbars went on the Delirium. To quote Whitney Houston, “Hells to tha no!” (5 on thrill scale)
Ok – riddle me this – why is LaRosa’s better at Kings Island? Seriously – I really don’t like LaRosas – EXCEPT at Kings Island! I mean – it’s amazing there! The service, on the other hand, not so amazing. The less-than-helpful girl at the window just stared at me for a few minutes before mumbling something unintelligible. Finally someone came up and told me that pepperoni was going to be a 10 minute wait – but they had plenty of cheese. WELL THEN PUT IT OUT FOR PEOPLE! Ugh. Thankfully – it still tasted awesome.
We were watching the Log Ride – which has some dumb name and a 4 thrill rating – trying to figure out the best weight distribution to not get wet.
And this might be my favorite picture – we cheated and didn’t buy it. But seriously – that has to be the look on my face on EVERY FREAKIN RIDE.
Then Dani had to go – so we took a break – went home and got Larry! Thankfully my riding was done – but I went to be the picture-taker.
Next up was the Firehawk. Larry was making sure all was secure while Cat was just up for fun! (5 on thrill scale)
But then – he saw me taking pics and decided he was far too Hollywood for me. Cat – still smiling. Gotta love that kid!
The last ride of the day was the ship (3 on scale). I begged off and told the kid running the ride, “I decided not to ride because I didn’t want you to have to clean up vomit at the end of your day.” He said, “Thank you – VERY MUCH.”
I saved the best for last – this picture makes me smile. The little guy on the right looking like he’s gonna hurl. Cat being Cat. And then Larry – in sheer and utter glee. Love it.
We had a great time at Kings Island – I think Cat said the Diamondback was her favorite. My favorite? The Log Ride. There were others I don’t have pics of – but all were fun. And we were BEAT. I could barely even walk the next day!
Why Should You Go? If you have a thrill seeking kid or adult in your life – you have to go. If you have out-of-town visitors – you have to go. If you live in the 5-1-3 – you gotta go. (if only that rhymed)
* I did receive free media passes for our visit.