• jovialethan123

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle

    This being my first SLC, the king of terrible cloned coasters, I was expecting the ride of my life, and not in a good way. Getting into the train, I eyed the “death restraints” with trepidation, and I prayed that my head would sit high enough so as to not have the coaster play pinball with my head. As I sat down, I remarked to myself that the restraints weren’t nearly as bad as they looked, but I assumed the worst was yet to come. The floor dropped with a deafening creak, and we started up the lift. My seat being the back, I waited patiently for my inevitable doom while dwelling on the fact that maintenance was obviously not a priority here. As we crested the lift, I braced myself for the terrible jackhammering that... didn’t happen? It took me until the end of the first drop to realize something was up. The train was rattling, sure, but I had almost no headbanging! I then realized that I could just enjoy the layout for what it is, and was pleasantly surprised by a great and thrilling layout which highlighted the speed of the trains and the intensity of the inversions. Aside from the rattle, which was noticeable but not to the level that I had been told, there were very few things wrong with the ride. Especially since I had been told that this was one of the worst SLCs, this thoroughly exceeded my expectations. Actually, my biggest gripe with the ride is that the rubber from the restraints rubbed off onto my hands and arms, and I had to do a thorough hand washing to get it off. Overall, 7/10 ride, and #4 in the park. 7/10

  • jovialethan123

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Layout Rattle

    I wasn’t expecting much from the old wooden coaster, but I was blown away by how unique and great the forces are. I love how it interacts with the theming for the old... thing? You know, the mountain with the big skull on it. It’s actually #2 in the park for me, only behind Superman.

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    Airtimes Inversions Nice surprise!

    I had low expectations going in, but I was pleasantly surprised. Also, if you plan on riding this, take off any jewelry beforehand! I almost lost my necklace on the heartline roll!

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    Airtimes First Drop Ejectors Capacity

    It was my first RMC, and it didn't disappoint. I personally love the twisted drop, and the airtime is great. 3000% better than Hurler.

  • jovialethan123

    Inversions Pace Masterpiece Harness

    This is my second favorite steel coaster behind I305. I love it because the ride doesn't stop with the intensity until the end, and it just looks so good. The colors work, the inversions work, everything works. My only complaint is the OTSRs, but even those don't detract from the experience. (Also this is the 7000th review on the site!)

  • jovialethan123

    Airtimes Intensity Ejectors

    I mean, it's El Toro. 'Nuff said.

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    Fun Capacity

    It's good for what it is. Backwards ride is pretty fun too!

  • jovialethan123

    Masterpiece Intensity Duration Dead spots

    This is my #1 woodie in the world. I love it to death, even with its flaws. Sure, it has sections of straight track, but keep in mind that this is essentially a giant backyard roller coaster. Kings Island designed this entirely in house, before CAD was a thing. Therefore, Beast does exactly what it was made to do, which is take you on a wild ride through the “backyard” of Kings Island, and it does that as perfectly as the circumstances of its conception allowed. Sure, it pales in comparison to modern woodies made 40 years later, but Beast has a combination of intensity and charm that I just adore. And that double helix the perfect finale to, in my opinion, the perfect ride.