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  1. 96 was one of my most favorite summers visiting Kings Island. So many memories!
  2. The new members are Dylon Bales (fire) and Josh Blake (drummer).
  3. Having grown up as a season regular to Camden Park and having Native American ancestry, I found this article of interest: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/wcn/wc_opinion/matthew-perry-ancient-adena-burial-mound-at-center-of-camden/article_3a6989d9-e608-5b2d-b008-4d90500577a1.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
  4. I haven't seen this commercial in years! I love it! I hope someone will turn up the Adventure Express commercial from the same year. I remember it vividly and was terrified to ride the coaster for the first time after marketing really sold the theme in that early tv spot.
  5. Bumping this thread for the original Bat 35th anniversary opening!
  6. I totally agree. I think we will see the return of a water canal dark ride type attraction. The public has wanted it since the Enchanted Voyage was removed and the Lost River was a staple at Coney until it closed with the park in 71. I think there is a great public desire to see this happen! I have faith that Cedar Fair has made the right decisions for this park. They haven't disappointed me yet!
  7. I'm not buying the story of The Racer being removed to make way for another attraction. This scenario simply doesn't coincide with the trends Cedar Fair has exhibited over the last 9 years since they purchased the park. I believe this is a well played marketing strategy to bring attention to the ride and give it some well deserved attention. If I were going to venture a guess I would say that the plan is to do a complete restoration, new trains and a return of the backward coaster. The announcement may also include a new haunt attraction - not some hyper or strata coaster! This is still a family park and there is rich history that plays into the planning and decisions for each new attraction. Removing The Racer and replacing with another steel coaster would be a terrible marketing decision that would only appeal to a niche crowd. Cedar Fair is well aware of this and I'm calling the bluff. I say this is well played and I can't wait to hear the announcement today! Otherwise, I won't be renewing my 2016 season pass
  8. That original logo was used on the first Kings Island brochure (and various promotional items) that was handed out at Coney Island during its final season. Once the new Kings Island park opened the brochure was identical (Coney images used) but the logo was changed. I used to own both brochures but I'm not sure I still have them. I work in the commercial logo/branding design industry so this subject is of great interest.
  9. Lucky number 13! Be content with what you've got! http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/leaving-ohio/?src=fb -Josh
  10. I was not aware that this was a common practice when I worked at the park.
  11. I just came across a few reasonably priced mock-up display models that were used for introducing The Delirium and Face-Off attractions. These appear to be the hand assembled models used for publicity once the new ride addition was revealed and placed in the the front gate IR display area. I've collected items of a similar nature for years and I've never seen any of the mock-up ride models for sale. Check them out! http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/4841058303.html http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/4841065494.html ~Josh
  12. What a treasure! Your video, more than any others I've seen, truly captures what the park felt like in those earlier days. Seeing the park in this raw context is the way I remember it as a child. The footage of the Tumblebug was especially was a treat! I also love how this was able to capture the music and sounds of each area, where other videos that have turned up from the period have only been mute. Thank you once again for taking the time to edit and post these!
  13. The first time I visited that store was the summer of 1990. I remember walking through pretty quickly and then going back to sit in the car with my dad while my mom browsed. Dad and I timed The Vortex cycles and began writing them down on a notepad. It's funny the things you remember from childhood My family hadn't moved to that area just yet, and Kings Island was considered my families vacation spot that summer. We stopped (and attempted stops) by several local attractions including Fantasy Farm and Americana. My parents tried to talk my sister and I into going in to Fantasy Farm, but she and I complained to the point that they aborted the notion. Little did I know that I would acquire such an appreciation for these establishments in my adult life that I regret not participating in my youth. While on the subject of local attractions, does anyone remember the small outlet mall that was once located next to McDonalds (later converted into GE Consumer Credit)? That's another lost local attraction.
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