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Offline BigDipper 80

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #390 on: August 10, 2018, 07:21:23 AM »
^Yeah, the Zodiac was one of those huge "double Ferris wheels", I don't think there are all that many left any more.

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #391 on: August 10, 2018, 08:30:51 AM »
I remember that ride when I was a kid. It was where the old Flight Commander sat. It was a Ferris Wheel meets Teacup ride in the sky. I know I would never ride something like that today because the spinning would make me sick.

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« Reply #392 on: August 10, 2018, 10:11:29 AM »
^Haha I used to play this game I called "spin 'til you barf" when I was a kid, which simply involved spinning in a circle. It drove my folks nuts.

Nowadays I barf at the slightest provocation.

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #393 on: August 11, 2018, 07:55:46 AM »
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This thing used to be called The Octopus.  Why the name change?
https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/rides/monster

What happened to Skylab and the Dutch Flying Shoes?  The Flying Eagles?  The French Taxis?  The completely redundant log flume/keelboat canal 1-2 combo?

Who can forget the ear-numbing 2-stroke engines that propelled those crap taxis?  Honestly, they were probably still running on leaded gas. 

The Flying Eagles were cut way down in size and are in the kiddie area.  I was a master of those things and loved them!  As far as I can remember, The Monster has always been "The Monster".

Our old flying eagles actually went to Carowinds outside Charlotte and the ones in camp snoopy are new, and as you rightfully state, much tamer.

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #394 on: August 11, 2018, 11:38:16 AM »
Also, why was there both the log flume and the keelboat canal?  They were like the exact same ride and right next to one another.  The final "flume" was like the exact same height on both. 

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #395 on: August 11, 2018, 12:01:37 PM »
I never got that. I guess one held more people?

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #396 on: August 16, 2018, 03:23:32 PM »
Kings Island bringing back family-friendly attraction after 14 years
By Andy Brownfield  – Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier



Kings Island is bringing back a classic family friendly ride that's been missing from the park for the past 14 years for its 2019 season.

Kings Island is bringing back its antique cars by spring 2019. Mike Koontz, vice president and general manager of Kings Island, rode one of the vintage automobiles, based on the 1911 Ford Model T, into the park's Festhaus for Thursday's announcement.

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/08/16/kings-island-bringing-back-family-friendly.html

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #397 on: August 16, 2018, 03:35:51 PM »
So are they going to be where the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit is? it seems as if that exhibit has run its course

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #398 on: August 16, 2018, 04:03:44 PM »
Somebody actually recorded these things.  I totally forgot about the iconic "Do Not Bump!" bumper stickers!


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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #399 on: August 16, 2018, 05:30:27 PM »
you know some kid named Spike was constantly ramming the shit out of everybody

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #400 on: August 16, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »
Ramming people and chinese fire drills were part of the excitement as a kid!

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #401 on: August 16, 2018, 05:41:27 PM »
you know some kid named Spike was constantly ramming the shit out of everybody

No it was some guy named Sean who wished he was named Spike.  What happened to all of the Seans, btw?  What about Jeremy and Jared?  What about Scott and Kevin? 





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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #402 on: August 16, 2018, 08:20:35 PM »
Also, why was there both the log flume and the keelboat canal?  They were like the exact same ride and right next to one another.  The final "flume" was like the exact same height on both. 

Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal was a little bit taller at 50 feet and was technically an "Arrow Dynamics Hydroflume", which is a subtle difference from a regular log flume that most people wouldn't recognize unless they're mega theme park nerds. The other log flume was moved to Kings Island from Coney, I believe. A lot of parks used to have more than one log flume because they were very popular rides. Cedar Point also had two flumes.
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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #403 on: August 17, 2018, 05:31:57 PM »
you know some kid named Spike was constantly ramming the shit out of everybody

No it was some guy named Sean who wished he was named Spike.  What happened to all of the Seans, btw?  What about Jeremy and Jared?  What about Scott and Kevin? 






The Seans all would up in prison or dead as far as I can tell

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Re: Kings Island
« Reply #404 on: August 17, 2018, 08:36:24 PM »
you know some kid named Spike was constantly ramming the shit out of everybody

No it was some guy named Sean who wished he was named Spike.  What happened to all of the Seans, btw?  What about Jeremy and Jared?  What about Scott and Kevin? 






The Seans all would up in prison or dead as far as I can tell

And Jeremy ended up on UrbanOhio