Thursday, July 30, 2009

Did not meet expectations

It is sad when one builds up the memories of an amusement park too much only to have them not live up to it. I knew that there was a good chance of rain, so I expected a mostly empty park. Unfortunately, it didn't quite work out that way. The parking lot was filling quickly as we arrived as the rain had not yet arrived. Then going in I saw that "Son of Beast" was not running. Considering that this was the ride I most wanted to do, I was semi-bummed. We went on The Beast. Good, not great. Nice moments of drama, but it seemed too slow. Definitely better than anything I have done on the west coast, but not the crusher I remembered. The Prowler is now my favorite roller coaster. And backwards racer is now forwards. Weak.

Then the rains started. Yes, this will clear out the park and shorten these ridiculous lines.

Then they stopped running all of the roller coasters. And many of the other rides. And still people weren't going anywhere. It's as though we came to a mecca of rides where everyone counted on the rain to empty the park, so no one left.

We went to the water park and the boys had a great time while I got more and more drenched. They did have a great surfing ride which the boys really enjoyed. But both cell phones were put out of commission as were the GRMS radios. Thank goodness we didn't bring cameras.

After going back to pickup the napping gals and put on dry clothes, we made the executive decision to blow off Kings Island. We'll be back someday, but now I will have lower expectations.

We're now 1/3 of the way to greenakeys farm ( for our next stop.


  1. Damn. Sounds like you need some of these:

  2. Good idea. Certainly cheaper than two new phones.