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Kentucky Kingdom ready to thrill in 2015 with 8 new rides

And yet another article about KK's opening and the new rides.  There are a few 'real' pics in this article.
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The Amityville Horror (1979)

A quick google search for "haunted house movie" is sure to return this classic.  I remember watching this as a kiddo on network TV.  It seems like it was broadcasted annually for about three or four years.  I thought it was scary as hell.
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The Silence of the Lambs question:

WARNING:  *spoilers below*


I just watched for the first time.  So forgive me as this has probably been asked a thousand times.  I'm certain that I must have looked away and missed something.

How did Hannibal get the handcuffs key?  Or was it even a key?
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

While this was one of the rare times that I liked a remake a bit better, it's hard to deny that the original is a classic.  I think Wes Craven took us into new territory with this film.  The isolated location is so scary on its own.
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Straw Dogs (1971)

This film dishes up some no-frills suspense.  I loved the uneasy feeling that started from the very beginning.
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Psyched-Out by The Ventures

I believe this tune also goes by the name of Flights of Fantasy.  This one is fuzzy good... probably the most psychedelic tune from The Ventures.
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Kentucky Kingdom opening this weekend with several new rides

Here's another recap of the new rides for this year.
Opening this weekend are Cyclos, a spinning pendulum with a 360-degree loop; Skycatcher, a spinning ride with swings that fan out; Enterprise, a spinning ride that's being brought back from the original park; Up Up and Away, a ride for younger children that features miniature hot air balloons; ...
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I'm probably most curious about the refurbished coaster, T3.  The article mentions smoother trains.  I was never a fan of this coaster because I thought it was painfully rough... even more than a wooden coaster.  I'm anxious to see if it truly is a smoother ride.
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Bike rental now available in The Parklands

Great place for bikes, that's for sure.  I always love hopping on a tandem.  If you ride a tandem often, it's probably not a big deal, but if you don't, they're fun to ride.... just feels funny trying to lean in sync with your riding partner.
"Pedal the Parklands” will offer affordable bicycle rentals as a way to explore the popular public park in southeastern Louisville.
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I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

This film really pushed the envelope in its day.  I personally think it still stands as one of the best revenge movies of all time.  The lack of a soundtrack only adds to the uncomfortableness and throws on an extra layer of realism.
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The Exorcist (1973)

The mother of all possession films.  The writing, acting, practical effects, music.... it all comes together in this horror classic.
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TARC to roll out new far system

This sounds more efficient... using smart cards.  I think a lot of other cities already use similar systems.  If not using the new smart card later this summer, your will pay more per ride and you will be unable to transfer.  All regular riders will definitely need the smart card.
Transit Authority of River City drivers and officials are now training on and testing a new fare system. TARC spokesman Jon Reiter said the new system could be in place on the city's nearly 260 buses in the Louisville Metro area as soon as July, WFPL-FM reports. In addition to cash and coins for ...
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She's About a Mover by The Sir Douglas Quintet

This tune has a bit of a reggae beat.... great keyboards and some maracas that say "hey, listen to me!"
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Just working my way through life... having a little fun along the way.  I have a great partner, great friends, and a great family... it doesn't get any better.  Together, Roy and I enjoy traveling, shopping, dining with friends, visiting amusement parks, and absorbing as much radiation as we can from the television... usually laughing at a funny movie or sitcom.  On my own, I enjoy walking, listening to sixties psychedelic or bubblegum music, and satisfying my horror movie addiction.
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Good: Interior ambiance is solid--it looks good and sounds good (native music). I thought the food was good as well. Caution: As others have mentioned, there may folks hanging around outside asking for food or money. I was asked twice. I am not suggesting an unsafe environment because that was not the case at all. Just be aware. Caution: On my visit, I was given attention by three different employees. I was not sure who my server was and all interaction ranged from very polite and times and abandoned at other times. Service was really a mixed bag. This location has not been open long and there may be kinks to work out, so keep that in mind with this particular point.
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Good: Super location, friendly employees, and food is presented very nice. Bad: IMO, I thought this was some terribly overpriced bowls of broth and noodles. Caution: Limited seating. It opens up a bit more on the sidewalk when the weather is nice, but just know going in that there is likely only a 50% chance of having a seat during lunch or dinnertime. Personally, I thought the noodles were too mushy. In all fairness though, that may be a result of my unjust expectations. It is possible that "gourmet ramen noodles" or freshly prepared noodles are suppose to be a bit mushy. I will say that the broth was quite tasty. Haven't been? Do try it out. The place has many fans. It's not a bad place, it just wasn't for me.
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A must-do for both residents and visitors. My favorite part about crossing this bridge: the mood/atmosphere changes as you cross. First, the noises of a park complete with birds and kids playing. Followed by distant sounds of converging interstate highways with sweeping views of the very source of the noise. Finally, all sounds fade away to nearly nothing as if completely separated from the city... yet it's all still in full view... it's almost surreal and often eerily quiet. That silence can vary wildly as it is often broken by talking with the bridge is crowded, boats tooting their horn, music is piped to center-span speakers, or the occasional musician is playing a few tunes. It's all good. For exercise, spectacular views, eco-transport, or just to touch an endless amount of historic iron, walking this bridge is a must-do. Crossing at night, when the ever-changing, colored lights come alive, is a completely different experience than crossing in the daylight. For those who can't or don't want to cross, relaxing at the foot of the bridge as the sun sets and the bridge awakens to its dazzling glory is fantastic.
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This is a staple mid-west amusement park that I've had the pleasure to visit for many decades. GOOD: The entrance to the park (fountains and Eiffel Tower) and one of the best park entrances around... hard to not stop and take it all in for a minute or two. The fountains are a major atmosphere enhancer that becomes better throughout the day as the sun sets and the lights come on. GOOD: The park features The Beast, one of the best, terrain, woody coasters around. It reached a legendary status by the late 1980s. GOOD: The park features The Bat (known by many names over the years), one of the few remaining suspended coasters on the planet. GOOD: The park features world-class steel coasters, including many from today's major power players in the coaster industry. GOOD: Got kids? This park has won awards many years now for "best kid's area." While it does not have nearly the amount of magic oozing from a Disney park, your young ride warriors will appreciate the large collection of kid-sized thrill-rides at this park. BETTER: I've seen more effort to provide shade for ride queues. Though some parts are still not covered (I don't understand why), I'd say the park is over the hump. BAD: While the train ride at the park has a great station, and starts off great, nearly the entire second half is through the bowels of the water park... kinda kills the mood of an old-fashion train ride. BAD: While some major coasters are setup to stow away your "loose articles" and bags at the station platform, some are not. IMO, if it's a system that works on some coasters, then it should be the same across the board. The inconsistency is not good. BAD: Locker rentals are a bit of a mystery. On my visit, the only details were found on self-service terminals with touch-screens that were not legible in the daylight. At best, you just swipe a payment card and hope that a your locker doesn't end up being the most expensive part of your day. I was unable to find locker pricing at KI's official website or posted anywhere around the lockers. Two nearby employees had no knowledge of the pricing when I inquired. BAD: Ride capacity was terrible on my last visit with long gaps of time between coaster train dispatches. No only does it drastically increase wait times, it causes guests to bake in the sun, sitting forever as they wait to return to the station... sometimes with two trains backed up.... just waiting. Overall, this is a great, inexpensive (admission) park to visit. Coaster fans should be happy and kids should be happy as well. It truly is a great looking park with some of the best rides around.
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Good: The selection of items is somewhat different than other discount department stores. For that reason, you might find just the right thing you're looking for. Friendly employees. Bad: The store is almost always cluttered and messy. While other chains were remodeled and updated with the times, Kmart waited too late and now seems unable to catch up. Do visit this store to take a trip to the early 80s. I have often experienced very slow checkout and have even received items that were different than what was on the packaging. With a flea market mindset, I think this store is worth the occasional visit. I don't mean this in a bad way--just be aware.
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GOOD: Great burgers if you love 'em... and even if you don't... you still have a few great options. The seafood burger is one of the best tasting I have ever had. The interior, I believe remnant from an Italian restaurant, has, IMO, a minimalist design for a place selling burgers. The service was excellent. CAUTIONS: Though non-burger eaters have a few great options, it is limited. Also, this place is truly a "hidden" gem... it's literally hidden... tucked away in the nook of a strip mall with no road frontage... might be hard to find for some. SUMMARY: Nothing bad here at all. If you like the menu, by all means, check it out... it's a great place.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Good: More bang for your buck in this area. Hotel interior is very modern and sleek in both the lobby and guest rooms. The checking process was done is less than 60 seconds... that is the fastest I've ever experienced.... that was very nice! The bed was also one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. Caution: The location, though close to everything, is tucked away just off the beaten path. Take a look look an an aerial map online to get a feel of the location. Even the signage is almost completely hidden. This is definitely my "go to" hotel in the Kings Island area.
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