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  1. Before Paramount, the park shared the local 398 prefix. 754 came along a few years after Paramount bought the park. So before the 754 prefix, it was the other Mason prefix 573. However, I do believe when I first started at the park in 1989 the phone number started with 398 so I'm going to say I'm still right and that you just expanded on what I said before! I am inclined to agree with you. CBS did make a mess of things for sure. I will always be partial to Paramount Communications/Viacom's ownership of the parks. I am a little bias, I suppose. LOL However, I will say that they could have done so much more with them. Just my opinion.
  2. Your welcome everyone. My personal favorite was Karen and Al on the Skycoaster. LOL That was great. I rememeber that day fondly. I was down there close to Carolyn and I did not get the "life should always be this good" joke until afterwards. Ha ha!
  3. Hello everyone: I wanted to post these videos from my personal collection for the KI Central community. I am in the process of uploading the rest, so be patient and I will post them as quickly as youtube will upload them. Enjoy! Rod
  4. paramountfan

    Dinosaurs Alive: The Poll

    Thanks for your response, Indyguy4KI. Yeah, I saw that in the news release. I was just curious because most of the exhibits are traveling ones I do believe. Aren't these guys the same ones that did the dino thing at the Musuem Center in Cincy? The press release states the following:
  5. paramountfan

    Dinosaurs Alive: The Poll

    I just saw the announcement today and I had to drop in on KICentral to get the opinion of my favorite online community. He he. It seems kind of like a mixed bag. Personally, I can understand the economics of having an attraction like this. Not everyone likes thrill rides and this attraction provides another outlet for family entertainment. HOWEVER, I think that is a bad move for Kings Island. Other dino-themed attractions like Universal's "Jurassic Park" raft ride have set the bar pretty high in the terms of special effects and theming. I know that this attraction is a walk-through and it may not be "fair" to compare the two. However, let's be honest. Cedar Fair does not have a great reputation when it comes to theming rides and attractions, as they are not a theme park. I just hope that they step up to the plate. This new attraction can go one of two ways - it could be fun or it could be really cheesy. Let's just hope it’s not the latter. Oh one more thing, is this attraction going to be permanent or is it just a traveling exhibit type thing? BTW, the 5.00 up charge doesn't bother me. I personally think that it is a "fair" price.
  6. paramountfan

    Who is your favorite Kings island owner?

    Agreed. I used to work for their office in Charlotte, so I guess I have to be bias! We had brainwashing meetings. Ha ha!
  7. paramountfan

    Who is your favorite Kings island owner?

    Paramount, definately. However, Paramount in the early years. From the purchase of the parks in August 1992 til Viacom split.