Woodstock Express Review

Today at Kings Island, we'll be reviewing Woodstock Express (When I last rode it, it was called Fairly Odd Coaster). This is the park's kiddy woodie. After clenching and squishing into the seats, we're off. We roll around a turn and head straight for the tiny little lifthill. While going up the lifthill, you don't think much other than "Wow. I am a credit whore". You then reach the top and head down the first drop. The first drop is actually fun and to our surprise, when we go up the small hill, we actually get a little airtime. While it's very weak and over quickly, keep in mind that this is a kiddy coaster. After rolling around the turn, we dip back down and get a little more airtime. At this point, you say to yourself "This ride isn't half bad". We then dip down again before rising up into another turnaround. There's not much airtime here, but hey. This is still really fun. Especially for a kiddy coaster. We then dip back down, go through a small little bunny hop, before rising up yet again and turning under the structure. It almost feels like a decent sized woodie. You then dip back down and rise up into the brake run. It's a really fun kiddy coaster. But remember, it's still a kiddy coaster that I'd only ride for the credit, or maybe just for the hell of it.


Location: Kings Island

Opened: 1972

Built by: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters

Last Ridden: August 12, 2008

I have ridden this exact same ride at the following parks.

Canada's Wonderland


Columbus Zoo

Kings Dominion

Michigan's Adventure


Woodstock Express Photos