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  1. The Beast will beat you up, but it won’t kill you.
  2. I've ridden it once. The song was "Maneater" - didn't realize that changed too. The ride itself was too rough and too short for my liking. I'll hit it again I'm sure, but I was a bit disappointed the first time.
  3. Thank you for the details. That makes a lot of sense. I didn't realize the metal thing was replaced - it seems the same! They did a great job there. Also, I might have been thinking primarily of Kenton's Cove because I remember it in a slightly different spot in the park. EDIT: I was primarily thinking of Kenton's Cove! The rotating platform...the gondola...the really tall drop at the end. Seeing photos brought it back. I'm not sure I even knew at the time that the other flume existed. I had remembered a water ride in the main park that had a rotating platform, but I had thought it was just the whitewater-rafting ride. Guess there were two. I remember that when I went there in 2001, something felt a little...off in that part of the park. Guess now I know why.
  4. Thank you! I was beginning to think maybe this was some other place I was thinking of.
  5. The Holiday Inn ad refers to it as a 1,600-acre park...per Wikipedia, the current is 364, and it's grown a good bit. I'm guessing the 1,600 includes the campgrounds?
  6. You know what I don't miss? Waiting in line four hours to ride Son of Beast in 2000.
  7. Are you talking about the train to the waterpark? I haven't been on it this year. It just used to always play "Kokomo" and I'd sing along, regardless of other people's reactions.
  8. Le sigh...call me old-fashioned, but I wish they still played Beach Boys songs in the waterpark.
  9. I'm referring to Timberwolf. I wasn't aware of another. Timberwolf isn't visible from ground level, is it? I pretty much only remembered its existence when I saw it on the way up that blasted Drop Tower.
  10. Btw, you seem plenty knowledgeable about '90s KI...you should see my post about red soft-serve ice cream. I'm pretty sure I remember getting it in the mid-'90s...it was a dark red color and either cherry or raspberry in color. It briefly either supplemented or replaced blueberry. Unless I'm thinking of another park...who knows?
  11. Thank you. I feel like I played it once either with or against my dad. Was it two-player or four-player? I remember thinking it wasn't all that cool, really.
  12. So aside from being moved, what specifically changed about the log ride? I was under the impression that Race For Your Life was a totally different ride until I rode it with my younger cousins and realized it was more or less the same track (and same track material) from the old one. I feel like maybe the drop isn't as far now?
  13. I have many fond memories of the original Water Works too! They used to play Beach Boys songs and you could hear them from the Lazy River. For what it's worth, I still enjoy KI's water park (I find it awkward to call it by its generic official name), but sometimes I miss what it was in the '90s...luckily The Beach has a similar feel to that and I have passes to both. *shrugs*
  14. There still IS an in-ground amphitheater there, it just isn't used anymore. I saw it last year when I reluctantly rode Drop Tower. (Love drops, hate to be surprised by them.) @CoastersRZ, I thought Drop Zone was the original name of Drop Tower. What is EXtreme Skyflyer? Is that the bungee-jumping thing?
  15. Thank you! Who knows? As little as I was, I may have imagined it.
  16. @TombraiderTy: is that the O.G. log flume in the upper left? I loved that one.
  17. Awesome, guys, thanks to both of you! For some reason I forgot Hanna-Barbera Land and Nick Zone coexisted.
  18. Nah, this was soft-serve. I think I got it from one of the food booths in the Coney Mall area. This was before I realized that the blue stuff could be reliably found in the kids' area.
  19. Does anyone recall a participatory thing, maybe for extra cost, where you would stand behind something and lob water balloons at someone maybe 20-30 feet away, and they were doing the same thing? This would have been in the kids' area shortly after the name change from Hanna-Barbera Land to Nickelodeon whatever...maybe 1994 or '95.
  20. Another random memory here, this one from the '90s. Sometime in the 1993-96 time frame, I think, I remember having a really hard time finding the blueberry ice cream I've always loved. Instead there was a red kind, either raspberry or cherry, that was good but not as good as the blueberry. Does anyone remember KI either replacing or supplementing its blueberry ice cream with a red flavor for a short time in the '90s?
  21. I'm more excited for Winterfest because I've never been to that. I hope to hit both this year though.
  22. Longtime park guest, sometime reader of this site since 2012, member of this site since last year, first-time poster. Let's get to it, shall we? I'm 33 years old and I believe I was three when I first went to KI, so that would be 1987. What was then Waterworks (great name btw) opened in 1989, so, while the waterpark was a staple of my preteen and teenage summers, I did visit at least once while the park was land-only. I seem to recall a walking path that was probably taken out as the waterpark was being built. It wound behind International Street, through and/or around what was then Hanna-Barbera Land, and came out close to the entrance. Does anyone else recall this, or have access to historic park maps that I could use to verify or disprove my memory? I was really little, so I could be wrong, but my memory is usually pretty accurate. This is my first random memory. I have several more.
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