Thanks for all the input! We rode all the coasters at Busch Gardens and both Universals in Florida last August. Montu was pretty spectacular (we rode that one 8 times, front car is definitely the best). Kwazi (dueling coaster, wood) was kind of a yawner, but got the “most rickety” award from the kidling. Kumba was touted as being a good one, too, but we found it uninspiring.
Dueling Dragons at Universal Islands of Adventure was the best for the sheer terror of the imminent collision with the other train. Since you cannot see where the tracks are going on an inverted coaster, the outside loop at the last split-second has the other people’s shoes flying past your face at about 100 mph. Geeeezis. Also, the last car on the fire dragon train offers almost 3 seconds of air time coming across the top of the second hill. It’s tits. Not to mention we discovered the “back door” when exiting the ride - you walk about 40 feet and cut through a hallway - you’re right back at the front of the line (it was not crowded at all). We managed to ride the fire train 8 times and the ice train 6, all in about 2 hours.
I dunno if we’ll have time to check out other parks - where’s this King’s Island place in relation to CP? (And thanks, Phil, but we’re driving from Chicago, and another 5 hours east (i.e. Kennywood)is too much for this trip).
PS. You can buy season passes to Cedar Point online for $98.00 till the end of the year.