Kings Island

Entertainment
Rating
3.2 (286)
Size
67.2 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
7.236.1
Price
Free
Seller
Cedar Fair
Last update
11 months ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for Kings Island

3.19 out of 5
286 Ratings
1 week ago, TheWarrior185
Good app
This app is good, and is a good concept. Very similar to the Disney World app, but it needs to show wait times outside of the park. As a Cincinnati native, it would make it a whole lot easier to decide when to go and when not to go if it showed the waits. But other than that, this app is awesome. (Protip: the best times to go is on a Sunday in October. Get there when they first open, and go straight to Mystic Timbers. Then go to Beast and Backlot Stunt Coaster. Very short waits.)
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1 week ago, MBThawng
Great Update
I like the new update, it’s so much easier to navigate and familiar. It is very user friendly and it also easy to interacted with.
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1 week ago, 3pwlslsekeksk
The new version nearly terminated my account and deleted my passes which I payed a lot for
Luckily, I had saved my pass on my photos and wallet, so I didn’t loose it. But beware; don’t update without a plan b pass. A lot of my friends are talking about how the new update completely deleted their passes.
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8 years ago, gallandro
Much improved version, few enhancements needed
The app now has much better ride descriptions and wait times, and you can load your season pass. Enhancement request - it would be good to inform patrons which rides are down to prevent them from walking all the way there to find that out. It would also be great if you could enter in a height and have the app display which rides your kid was tall enough for, rather than having to scroll the ride list to figure it out. Bug - The app wipes your stored Gold Pass info without warning. I've loaded mine twice now. It very inconveniently wiped my info while I was in the park today (after I had already used it to enter the park), which prevented me from obtaining the discount at a food vendor.
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2 years ago, Molly Rotton
App needs work
I just want to be clear that I am speaking exclusively about the app, not the park itself. My family and I have a yearly tradition of visiting the park, so obviously we love the park itself. My dad and I both had the same issue. We ordered our tickets and vouchers through the app, but once you do, you have to retrieve an order number from your email receipt to enter them into the app. The only problem is that we didn’t get emails. We searched through every single email account just to be sure, we checked our spam folders but nothing. We both had to call customer service and they looked it up by our phone numbers. But to spend hundreds of dollars and not be able to find your purchase immediately is sort of scary. It doesn’t make sense that the tickets have to be uploaded by an order number that has to be retrieved from an email. Why aren’t they immediately available in the app since that’s where they were purchased? Make it make sense.
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3 years ago, Ij2cool
Crap App
This app is terrible. Good idea but terrible integration with website. So you purchase season ticket, you get vouchers. You then have to go to website to register? I then added Dining and Drink plans which again say only voucher . So I go back and forth between app and website? Why? I should never have to leave the app. On the website it shows my passes and shows they have dining and drink. On the app you can “store season passes here”. I did and when I click on them they say dining plan ,but nothing about drink plan. I then click add to my Apple wallet it does but they say no dining plan inside the wallet. I don’t know if this is true or a glitch (haven’t tested) on the crap app. I want to use “My Wallet “ on my watch to enter and pay for everything. That way I have nothing in my pockets. My watch of course syncs with my phones “My Wallet “ so if indeed the saved card doesn’t actually have both plans on it my watch won’t be an option and I will have to use my phone and use app or website. Crap App.
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8 years ago, Myra-n-Moki
No ride times unless you log in
I downloaded the app while I was at the park, for the simple reason that I wanted to know what the ride times were. Unfortunately, in order to do so, you have to register an account to check that. I already have enough accounts with people and companies I barely go to and I don’t like creating more. And just to be able to get ride times? Bleck. Otherwise, the map, was okay, and the ‘go there’ mapping instructions was kinda cool. Figuring out food options was needlessly complicated by needing to select and open a dining experience to see what they offered (my daughter wanted a hot dog), but I’ve seen worse UI’s. Still, having to login to get wait times, when they also have monitors throughout the park giving out that information free also is really annoying.
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9 years ago, ForeverIDy
Amazing App but Battery Drain
Great app! Ride wait times, directions to different places at park and real time gps location. This app is truly amazing. Only one major downside. The gps does not turn off when you close the app. The app requires the gps to be on 24/7 which leads to a huge battery drain. Generally when you are at a amusement park you need your phone battery to last all day. Besides the gps problem this app is truely a must have for any one visiting Kings Island. Kudos to cedar fair for creating such an app!!!!
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2 years ago, ajpii2
All marketing with no actual utility
This app is nowhere near as functional as it could be. The park quit posting wait times at the entrance to the line for each ride. Would you like to check wait times on rides? First of all you need to share your location. Then you have to be in the park because they wouldn’t want the increased wait times that their fast pass program created to deter you from making the trip. Ok, so you’re in the park and sharing your location with cedar fair. Do you get to see if it’s worth the walk across the park right now? Nope you didn’t sign sign up for an account. An account that serves no other purpose than to collect your data and put you on a marketing drip. Frustrating and barely functional app.
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7 years ago, Aretea
Roll back to the previous version PLEASE!
I halfway feel like I'm just adding to the dogpile of criticism for this new version of the app, but it deserves it. The previous version was easier to navigate, easier to manipulate, and easier to identify individual features. The current map masquerades as various gray buildings, when the previous one felt like a copy of the printed map available in the park - making it easy to orient myself. I could NOT get the directions to work, walk time never showed up, and most especially disappointing: wait times REFUSED to show up. I would get a message saying wait times were updated, and go, "What wait times?" TL;DR: The previous map looked and worked better, this current version seems sophomoric in comparison.
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10 years ago, BorgX
Missed opportunity
This could have been a great opertunity for Kings Island to really show off their park, However it is a very poor example of a modern mobile app. The map is very small and not very detailed at all. There are absolutly no bells or whistles to this app. The only extra thing on this app that might be of some use is the "find a friend" part, and that is assuming it works in the park at all. I will be going to Kings island in a few hours. I will see if this app is at all helpful and report back. But from what I have seen of the app they could have done soooo much more with it (not to mention what they could have done with an iPad version of it) It's sad to see a company blowing off such a great opportunity like this.
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7 years ago, Unoriginal Bastard
Wait times DO work
Updated review: I, like many others, was hugely disappointed in their updated app and made it known. I even called them to explain the issues. Here is what worked for me: 1. Before you get to park, enable always using location services 2. Open app to see if it get location before you enter the park and before (if) you connect to their wifi on the map 3. If step 2 doesn't work, disable KI location services on the phone then re-start the app and it will ask you to enable. Once it gets your location on the map, you're set to see ride times. Hint: Once on the map, instead of using the map view hit the button in the upper right and it gives you a list of rides and their wait times. To app developers: either fix the location service issues so that it works only when running the app OR make ride wait times show regardless of where you are...like Disney.
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6 years ago, illtreaturite1
Messages stay forever
App for iPhone doesn’t add up visits correctly. To update ride times you have to close the app then reopen it. My main complaint is that I’m always seeing the same messages every time I go to the park. It’s July and the Peanut’s Celebration pops up with no way to “delete.” It’s also annoying as a season pass and funpix holder to see this message every time I come to the park (yes, all my info is in the app.) Also the soak city map isn’t functional in park. As a new season pass holder this would have been helpful. I’m more familiar with the regular side of the park.
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6 years ago, HarryPotter9474
I’m glad they updated this app
I remember in April of 2017 I got this app and the map and everything wasn’t updated but then they did update it and it was buggy. Now I think it’s great but still a little buggy but I’m cool with it. I like having my gold pass on my phone because sometimes it’s hard to find my gold pass in my bag. I also love having wait times so I know if it’s worth it. But I wish the map was like the cedar fair map that you can get at the entrance.
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4 months ago, A dissatisfied lady
Confusing and not accurate
Wait times are not accurate. The map for navigation around the park is glitchy. I’ll go one way and then half way to the destination it reroutes me in the opposite direction. Took me an hour to find the beast lol. Also needed the cash to card kiosk and it said the closest one was by the entrance but then as we we’re walking through the park I see other that we’re closer. Same thing happened with the bathrooms. Sent me on a 10 minute walk and then when I got back to where we were I saw a bathroom right around the corner. Not helpful, probably caused a lot of wasted time on our trip.
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5 years ago, Chessie-2101
Not accurate at all
We are in park (June 2019) and the info on the app is completely useless. Wait time for Drop Tower shows 10 minutes and we’ve been in line for 30 with the ride constantly operating (no shutdowns to account for the extra time). Waited in line for Backlot Stunt Coaster for 30 minutes (again it was operating the whole time) and the app said it was Closed. Map walking directions tried to take us through a place closed for construction. A nice feature add would be to tell us when the Skyline runs out of food, how many Coca Cola refill stations are closed, and which water fountains are inoperative. Cedar Fair needs to give the app and the park a little TLC.
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9 years ago, AnnMauren
A Great Refresh!
This revamped app is great! User friendly map, directions and pertinent ride info (i.e. height requirements, waiting time) are all at your fingertips! One suggestion for the developer: please convert the park hours calendar page design from faint colored circle outlines (which are difficult to decipher for people with good eyesight and impossible for color blind folks) to a boldly colored blocked pallet. Overall, this is a fantastic "must-download" app for your day at Kings Island!
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3 years ago, Kyle told
Perfect to Fit Our Needs
It’s so great to have something useful like this, especially during COVID. Our family loves the location features it gives to help us find our way through the park. The ride wait times are fairly accurate throughout the day and are a huge help. Also be sure to take advantage of the car finder and mark you spot, it really helps!
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7 years ago, #KIbestday
Is it the app thats bad, or your phone?
This app is great! It is updated and it does have Mystic Timbers but only with an iOS 8. It has been off a little bit on the wait times but only once. It also gives you discounts just for using the app! It keeps your season pass on there and you can put it in your phone wallet. I think some of these people just dont have good phones.
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2 years ago, Revieww Sstarr
Pretty Good
As of may 2022 I have experienced no real problems with the apps accuracy on wait time. Now when look at reviews I can help but think that KI made a good change to the app. Which is exactly what is supposed to happen. It’s a great app if your new to the Cincy area and want to go and it also great if your familiar with Cincy and have gone to KI multiple times.
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5 years ago, redrayne5
Rollercoaster wait times and closures are HIGHLY inaccurate.
The app is fantastic for many options other than the rollercoaster wait times and closures. Unfortunately that's THE primary reason we use this app other than storing my family's gold pass info on my phone. The rollercoaster wait times are not accurately updated (although they usually state that they were just updated). The wait times are oftentimes off by 15 minutes or more. Also the closures are rarely accurately reflected regarding the status of rides, especially after is has rained.
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5 years ago, H Ohio
Sort of functional
You can pull up the map with the rides, but ride times are often incorrect. When I asked someone (app said 10 min and wait was over an hour) they said ‘oh the times are controlled by the office at the front of the park.’ So someone is just guessing...??? Idk. Also, you can sort by ‘kids rides’ but not by height. That would be a nice feature when you have kids that are under 36” or at 36”, because they can’t ride most the ‘kids rides’ at that size.
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10 years ago, curlymamaw
Info app zaps iPhone power
I thought our up coming trip to Kings Island would be the perfect time to upgrade to new KI app. We got to the park and as I looked through map I discovered the find your friends portion. In the amount of time it took me to get my pin & for my daughter to find and download the app then get her pin my phone list 5% so.. Deleted the pin and mad sure the location service was disabled on the KI app then only used it for quick info. Too bad it's such a battery killer. Maybe KI should invest in Iphone power stations so we can find our friends!
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7 years ago, PissedFFVIIFan
Is this some kind of sick joke?
Are you people on drugs? What is this? You took a really great and user friendly app and gave is this instead? Please tell me this is a joke and you're giving is the old app back. I was planning to attend this weekend but I won't be using this app if I still decide to go. If I do still decide to go, I will have to google a regular park map and save it to my photos, because this map is useless. It doesn't show any rides or anything like the old map and it's always oriented north-up instead of putting the park gate at the bottom like a park map should be. Fix this or I'm going to Holiday World.
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4 years ago, seasonpasshokder6134
May be the worst app ever
There is no way to adequately describe the horribleness that is this App. I am amazed that a company with as much resources as Cedar Fair would delegate app development and algorithms to what I can only assume is a 2nd grade intern. The only really useful thing the app has is season pass storage. The ONE thing people want to use it for, ride wait times is beyond useless and inaccurate. I’m talking 0 or 5 min wait on app equating to 90 min real time wait everyday, all the time never remotely accurate. Kings Island should immediately take down this app to further itself from utter embarrassment as well as the greater good of humanity.
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8 years ago, jbtenor1
Dining Plans
OK, you're halfway there on the dining plans. Now you just need to indicate what items are actually in the dining plan when you get to the meals at the specific dining locations. Even the restaurants don't show you what items on their menu are covered. You have to guess! Help us put, please! Your digital menus at the restaurant used to have little fork and knife icons later year. Couldn't you add those to the app on all the food items that are included on the meal plan?
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9 years ago, MMB36
Better before update
I thought the app was more user friendly before the update, I wish there was an option to go back to previous versions. The calendar for park hours is hard to read, too many colors and they are hard to see. There are also too many pop ups and questions asked when the app is opened. I finally got it working once I enabled location, however, I don't need help planning my trip every time I open the app. Contemplating just deleting it.
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5 years ago, Realtor Amy Rhoades
Must know closest restroom for kids!!!
Apps awesome!!! Little boys tell you last minute they need to use the restroom! The app takes you right there and lists all the restaurants and your location in the park! Saved all our season passes on the app fir easy check in! One phone instead of four cards!
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8 years ago, funtongue
Map issues
The park map is difficult to use, and location often displays in areas off walkways. It's just not calibrated well with the map. The map would be easier to use if it was a simple top-down view instead of 3D-at-an-angle perspective. Cannot display all attractions on map at once - either thrill, family, kids, food, or bathrooms... but not everything at once on the map. Wait times are not accurate, and you must create an account or sign into FB to access them.
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12 years ago, Jdf21972
Ok app
I give this app 3 stars because it gives you just the basic to get by. Need to take a lesson in updates for what people want is RIDE WAIT TIMES. If I'm on international street and want to ride diamondback, how long is the wait? Let users input wait times that we be worth another star. The final star would be for alert updates on live shows or when a character is out in the park for kids to see. Take some time to invest in a better app for 2013 season.
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5 months ago, allisonfrench19
Not accurate and needs work
Wait times not accurate at all, said 45 minutes for Banshee and we waiting 2 hours… and said 20 minutes for one of the alien haunted houses, we waited well over 2 hours as well. The app works on and off and often says “wait times will display when you are in the park” while I am in the park… Map is confusing and overall not a great app. The wait times messed up our whole trip.
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8 months ago, Raccoon are your friends
Season pass keeps disappearing
Solid app, ability to see wait times is for sure a good feature even if there not super accurate, but my main issue is my season pass keeps disappearing and I have to re add it, this is essentially annoy when in the park and I’m purchasing something and trying to use my season pass discount but when I open it it’s just gone.
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8 years ago, Dannyfred77
Not worth download
Was at park on vacation and tried using their wifi and also cell network. Would say wait times of rides but going early in week was better and really had better times to go on rides than what app was reporting. I would figure bugs exist in app and would be close in reporting times to how long wit time was but the guest wifi did not work fast enough on light traffic at park. Save your time downloading app and just go to park during week and plan on a entire day of enjoyment. Fast pass not needed during week for rides.
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7 years ago, Teamramrod13
Would be nice if it did what it says it does.
It's nice that you can have a digital copy of your season pass. It says that it gives you up to date ride wait times. When there the first time using the app, there were rides saying that there was no wait when In fact it was over an hour. When speaking to the employees working the riders, they informed me that they were not the ones who were in charge of updating them. This happened on almost all of the rides. Only a few were close to being accurate.
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3 years ago, jfnnccnvnmfkdld
Not true
I was was told on the kings island app that the flight of fear wait time was 40 minutes i waited 3 hours then had to use the restroom and had someone save my spot, they wouldn’t let me back in, I even told them that I was going to the restroom so I waited 3 hours for nothing. On top of that I won a arcade game and they did have the prize you wanted but I told them that there was some in the wall they said that those are for decoration and I had to get something g I didn’t want and it cost me 40 dollars
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9 months ago, pumpkin-ivy
App needs work but it is and can be useful
I will keep it short the app has some bugs but if you are a thrill junky the wait times are a bit off but nice to have. The “walk to” is a bit broken and hard to use but it works. In short this app is not a necessity but it is useful.
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5 years ago, EmilyRoseAngelic
Tickets won’t add
I knew this app wasn’t reliable for ride wait times before downloading, but figured it’d use it anyway as a way to keep track of my digital tickets and vouchers. I’ve been trying to add them since yesterday, and when I put in my order number for my tickets it just takes me back to the previous screen without adding my tickets or relaying any information back to me. This app doesn’t do a single thing it supposed to. It’s a glorified map. (and if you want a map of the water park, too bad.) 🙄
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2 years ago, SpenceCoaster
One thing
I love this app so much but there’s just one thing left to fix it, the Mystic Timbers icon is located where White Water Canyon entrance is located and the White Water Canyon icon is where Mystic Timbers’s entrance is located at. Could you switch the two around pls? And also add the thrill level and heigh requirement to the app pls?
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4 years ago, Tclemand
Reservations Recommendations
I like the app. It has the ability to store all my family’s passes. When it comes to making reservations though, I’m forced to enter the 21-digit number on the back of each card. Would be easier if it just brings up all the stored cards and allow me to select which people are going. All the information is right there.
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7 years ago, Jspleasant
App needs a little work around wait times
I downloaded and used the app for the first time yesterday while in the park. The wait times were off for some rides. My kids wanted to ride in vertigo and the app said wait was zero wait time. We got there and there was a huge line. Same thing with drop tower. So I wouldn't count on the wait time being accurate all the time.
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11 years ago, tycoonrebel7188
Passbook support?
A decent app that could add a few more features. Adding passbook support for ticket purchases and season passes would be great. Having my Platinum pass in Passbook to automatically pop up when I get near the park would be extremely helpful, plus if I just stop by the park for an hour or so I could just take my phone instead of my entire wallet.
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8 months ago, Viper0580
Needs more work
This app needs to have more work. Ride times are off and not accurate and/or not working. Fun Pix part of the app needs to use Single Sign-On instead of having to log in all the time from the Kings Islands app. The app needs to have a better selection to add stuff to your account and to your passes.
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4 years ago, Dad With Kids
Bring back the calendar month view!
This app is okay, but an update at some point made it much harder for season pass holders to see at a quick glance when the park is open/operating hours. Please please please bring back the calendar month view. The at-a-glance view of operating hours was incredibly useful. Having to pick a date from a scroll list or go week-by-week is a terrible experience the app.
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11 years ago, IX Services
Needs updated, More modern
Better UI and also updated for iPhone 5, and also Virtual wait times would be nice for rides and restaurants. Should have Passbook support, Facebook support to finds Facebook friends in the park, mobile coupons for meal deals and vouchers and tickets all included in passbook. Needs updates more often to stay up to date.
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9 years ago, karweezer
doesn't match up with its explanation
This app is very good in terms of being able to find rides, breaking them up into categories and even giving you directions when you're in the park. The app states it has wait times available but in reality it will only tell you if a ride is running or not even with the location services on there are no wait times included for rides.
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5 years ago, harrietsweetharriet123
Helpful for navigation but...
This app is great for navigation and saves you from having to get a paper map BUT the wait times are way off. 20 mins was 5 mins, 10 mins was 40 mins, etc. and there is no way for users to provide wait time feedback. Net - great substitution for a paper map and adequate descriptions of the rides, but not great for wait times.
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6 years ago, Guess who (it's not you)
Great app, very slow
I have this app because I visit kings island frequently, and use it to check wait times and store my passes. However, when I’m trying to navigate through the app, it goes VERY slow. This is very frustrating, especially when I’m trying to use my drink pass to get a drink. If this is fixed, it will be a 5/5.
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5 years ago, jW4yner
Cedar Fair
I’m not sure why we have to download an app for every park. It seems more logical to have a single Cedar Fair app that shows all the parks and upon detecting your location, would show relevant information for that specific park. Instead, I have to download multiple apps (takes up more space), add my season pass to each one, etc.
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5 years ago, HAXD1
Basically useless
As many people are saying, the wait times are extremely inaccurate. That’s by far the main incentive to use the app. Keeping your phone alive throughout the day is a big deal, and wasting batteries on an app that constantly gives false information is a hard no from me. Save your batteries, enjoy your day in the park, and plan on excessively long wait times because of a lack of the ride times being updated accurately.
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10 years ago, Gold Dawg
Cool idea
This app is pretty well made, but needs to have updated maps and photos. The map is also very small and doesn't include Banshee on it and The Bat is still called Flight Deck. Also, the main reason I got it was to look at wait times, but it doesn't have any, while other amusement park apps do. Please fix these for a 5 star rating.
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