On the second day of the trip, I started out by going straight to the back of the park. We really wanted to get on the Firehawk, but the line was 2 hours long, so we decided to ride the Flight of Fear.
3. Flight of Fear ***1/2
As soon as we got in line, it began to pour and the t.v.’s warned of thunderstorms in the area. We were glad to be under a roof in line for an enclosed ride. The air conditioned warehouse where most of the line is was quite a relief. A well-concealed mirror makes the whole warehouse look twice as big. The themeing on the line is very good including a U.F.O which houses the station. Once you are in the station, it is no relief to watch the trains in front of you get blasted out of the station (and come back empty). The ride itself was better than all the themeing and took a few members of our group by surprise.
The rain had stopped by the time we left Flight of Fear, and our group decided to head to The Crypt. When we got to the ride, we learned two things; first, this is a ride where you have to put your stuff in a locker; and second, it was broken down. We learned the second thing as soon as we stepped in line, so we were not that disappointed. I suggested that we ride the Beast since it was close by, and everyone agreed. This turned out to be a much longer wait than last time, but it was worth it. I think that riding it after the rain made the coaster go faster, making for a wilder ride.
4. Flight Deck ***1/2
After a walk across the park and a long (but scenic) wait, we were on the Flight Deck. My only other hanging coaster experience being Iron Dragon, I was surprised at the intensity of the ride. The faster pacing and changes in terrain make this a better ride than the “Draggin’ Iron”.
5. Adventure Express ***
This mine-train style coaster is above average in both theming and layout. We appreciated the Indiana Jones music that played in the station. Above all, it was a fun ride that didn’t hurt like some other mine-rides.
After that, we had lunch at the nearby Subway. Prices were inflated as usual and selection was limited, but we both got a 6″ sub for $6. I got a free cup of ice water to drink. This is one service that every amusement park should have and I compliment King’s Island for doing this.