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  1. You can see my copy of the 1979 brochure here: http://www.KICentral.com/history/photos/thumbnails.php?album=7 and my 1974 brochure (my first visit to Kings Island) here: http://www.KICentral.com/history/photos/thumbnails.php?album=8 Mike B.
  2. Here are scans of brochures from my family collection: http://www.KICentral.com/history/photos/thumbnails.php?album=8 http://www.KICentral.com/history/photos/thumbnails.php?album=7 This August will mark 39 years since my first Kings Island visit. Mike B.
  3. I rode FOF the first year it opened when it had the over-the-shoulder restraints with the padding that was at ear level. My experience in one word: Painful. My ears felt like they had been boxed in. They had signs that recommended anyone wearing earrings should remove them. After that I rarely rode it until I found out during one off season that they had replaced the old restraints with the lap restraints they now have. Now it doesn't seem as bad although one ride per visit is usually enough for me.
  4. There's already something new: a price increase on season pass renewals. Mike B.
  5. Anyone remember the Taft Broadcasting Co. ownership days? Mike B.
  6. Isn't that Route 63? Once you get east of I-75, it's a rollercoaster in itself. My family used to stay at the motel that was right off the I-75 - Route 63 exit. It was an 8 Days Inn (yes the name used to have an 8 in it) back in the 1970's. This was before the one on New Garver Road, which itself didn't exist back then. The restaurant next to it was a Dutch Pantry. Mike B.
  7. From where I live in SE Michigan, about 3 1/2 hours. Back in the 1970's when the national 55mph speed limit was implemented and Ohio had a lot of state troopers staking out I-75, it was more like 5 hours. Mike B.
  8. The Giant Slide, The Enchanted Voyage, The Rotor, Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal, The King Cobra, The Bayern Curve, The Wheel of Fortune, The Ohio Overland Auto Livery, Les Taxis, Winsome Witch's Cauldron, Der Spinnen Keggers, The Bavarian Beetle, The Shawnee Landing and The Sky Ride. Mike B.
  9. This just about sums it up for me at KI, except that I'm not a big fan of Firehawk, and Flight Deck isn't that much of a problem. As an older rider (I posted previously that August 25th marked my first KI visit 38 years ago), my body just can't tolerate the rough rides like it could before. My highest coaster total was back in 1997 on a drizzly day when my cousin and I rode the KI coasters a total of 40 times. Luckily the motel that we stayed at had a whirlpool for our use. We're going to be at KI on Labor Day but it looks like the weather forecast is going to be a big factor in ride time. Mike B.
  10. So the section at the bottom of the following link is wrong? http://www.visitking...ar-Hot-Dog-Days Dollar Days « Go Back 09/01/12, 09/02/12, 09/03/12 Visit Kings Island over Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, and enjoy $1 Hot Dogs, $1 LaRosa’s Pizza, $1 Skyline Chili Coneys, $1 Blue Ice Cream and $1 Cotton Candy. Park visitors will also have an opportunity to play games at select locations for $1 or less and take advantage of special deals and discounts on merchandise including 50 percent off 40th anniversary merchandise at Spotlight Souvenirs, Lotsapalooza and Emporium (excludes souvenir coins and 40th anniversary drink bottles). A memorable day at the park will be capped off with expanded fireworks shows Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. Park hours are from 10am to 10pm September 1-2 and 10:00am to 8:00pm on Labor Day, September 3. View below the food. Games and merchandise deals: Food Deals: $1 Cotton Candy $1 Hot Dogs $1 Blue Ice Cream $1 Skyline Chili Coneys $1 LaRosa’s Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni) $2 Fresh-Cut Fries Game Deals: $1 per climb Rope Ladder $1 per swing Hi Striker $1 all children’s instant win games $1 Coney and Rivertown Pong $1 per ball Goblet $1 per play Plinko $0.50 a ball Short Range $0.25 per play Coney and Rivertown Bowler Merchandise Deals: $5 select plush at Emporium, Lotsapalooza and Seaside Supplies (Regular price $9.99 - $14.99) $3 select mugs and $2 select shots and shooters Diamondback Drinkware sale at Emporium and Diamondback Store 50 percent off 40th anniversary merchandise at Spotlight Souvenirs, Lotsapalooza and Emporium. Excludes souvenir coins and 40th anniversary drink bottles $1 acrylic photo frames at Beast Photo and Firehawk Photo $5 photos at Boo Blaster Photo and Flight of Fear $5 2012 Kings Island and Peanuts promo t-shirts at Lotsapalooza, Emporium and Snoopy Boutique Buy a 2013 Gold Season Pass for just $79.99 (or Platinum Season Pass for $164) Labor Day Weekend and get entered for your chance to win great prizes. Prize Giveaways Include: 2013 Cabana Package for four (4) 2013 Best Day of the Year Kings Island Experience Package Halloween Haunt Opening Night VIP Package for four (4) Blown-up Framed Kings Island Commemorative 40th Anniversary Park Map 2013 Birthday Party at Kings Island for 15 guests Free On-Ride Photos at four (4) attractions: Beast, Diamondback, Vortex, Race for Your Life Charlie Brown Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs Package for four (4) Great Wolf Lodge Overnight Stay Package for four (4) Cincinnati Reds Package Other Highlights for Season Pass Appreciation Weekend Get a 2013 Gold Season Pass at the lowest price of the season of just $79.99 Season Pass Bring a Friend each day for just $19.99 Extended Fireworks show Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 One (1) hour of early ride time on The Beast for Gold and Platinum Season Passholders Prize giveaways every hour at the Bandstand on International Street (must purchase a 2013 Gold or Platinum Season Pass to get entered into the drawing) Nope, those were announced after I posted that. Oh those sneaky Kings Island PR people! Planning to be there on Labor Day. I just passed my Kings Island anniversary date. August 25th marked my first trip to KI 38 years ago. Mike B.
  11. So the section at the bottom of the following link is wrong? http://www.visitking...ar-Hot-Dog-Days Dollar Days « Go Back 09/01/12, 09/02/12, 09/03/12 Visit Kings Island over Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, and enjoy $1 Hot Dogs, $1 LaRosa’s Pizza, $1 Skyline Chili Coneys, $1 Blue Ice Cream and $1 Cotton Candy. Park visitors will also have an opportunity to play games at select locations for $1 or less and take advantage of special deals and discounts on merchandise including 50 percent off 40th anniversary merchandise at Spotlight Souvenirs, Lotsapalooza and Emporium (excludes souvenir coins and 40th anniversary drink bottles). A memorable day at the park will be capped off with expanded fireworks shows Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. Park hours are from 10am to 10pm September 1-2 and 10:00am to 8:00pm on Labor Day, September 3. View below the food. Games and merchandise deals: Food Deals: $1 Cotton Candy $1 Hot Dogs $1 Blue Ice Cream $1 Skyline Chili Coneys $1 LaRosa’s Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni) $2 Fresh-Cut Fries Game Deals: $1 per climb Rope Ladder $1 per swing Hi Striker $1 all children’s instant win games $1 Coney and Rivertown Pong $1 per ball Goblet $1 per play Plinko $0.50 a ball Short Range $0.25 per play Coney and Rivertown Bowler Merchandise Deals: $5 select plush at Emporium, Lotsapalooza and Seaside Supplies (Regular price $9.99 - $14.99) $3 select mugs and $2 select shots and shooters Diamondback Drinkware sale at Emporium and Diamondback Store 50 percent off 40th anniversary merchandise at Spotlight Souvenirs, Lotsapalooza and Emporium. Excludes souvenir coins and 40th anniversary drink bottles $1 acrylic photo frames at Beast Photo and Firehawk Photo $5 photos at Boo Blaster Photo and Flight of Fear $5 2012 Kings Island and Peanuts promo t-shirts at Lotsapalooza, Emporium and Snoopy Boutique Buy a 2013 Gold Season Pass for just $79.99 (or Platinum Season Pass for $164) Labor Day Weekend and get entered for your chance to win great prizes. Prize Giveaways Include: 2013 Cabana Package for four (4) 2013 Best Day of the Year Kings Island Experience Package Halloween Haunt Opening Night VIP Package for four (4) Blown-up Framed Kings Island Commemorative 40th Anniversary Park Map 2013 Birthday Party at Kings Island for 15 guests Free On-Ride Photos at four (4) attractions: Beast, Diamondback, Vortex, Race for Your Life Charlie Brown Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs Package for four (4) Great Wolf Lodge Overnight Stay Package for four (4) Cincinnati Reds Package Other Highlights for Season Pass Appreciation Weekend Get a 2013 Gold Season Pass at the lowest price of the season of just $79.99 Season Pass Bring a Friend each day for just $19.99 Extended Fireworks show Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 One (1) hour of early ride time on The Beast for Gold and Platinum Season Passholders Prize giveaways every hour at the Bandstand on International Street (must purchase a 2013 Gold or Platinum Season Pass to get entered into the drawing)
  12. Ian also says this: "God help us; we're in the hands of engineers". Mike B.
  13. I've got the perfect name for it: Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal Instead of running at ground level they can build it so that it runs up in the air around the trees. Mike B.
  14. Maybe the guy was demonstrating the new proposed procedure to be carried out on all line jumpers. Mike B.
  15. Anyone remember the encyclopedia booth or the Kayak swimming pool display? Mike B.
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