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  1. Entry #4 Sunday night in Paris May 5, 2019
  2. Entry #2 July 31, 2020 Looking up.
  3. I have so many good photos of the Tower. This is one of my favorites.
  4. I got so excited when I first saw the front of the trains. When I saw the picture of the entrance, my excitement levels increased ten fold. I'm loving these improvements! Good job, Kings Island!
  5. Same here. I love riding it each time I visit, but it definitely needs some touching up to restore the airtime. I can't wait to try the new track this season to see how well it runs.
  6. Not my opinion, just a comment I read a while back: "Kings Island needs to tear down The Racer and Adventure Express because they need an update like Cedar Point." My actual opinion: They should add a double down element on the airtime hills on Racer immediately following the turnarounds, just to add more airtime.
  7. The reprofiling Gravity Group did should hopefully bring more airtime to The Racer. Can't wait to ride it this season!
  8. My pleasure! It was an exciting find.
  9. The murals on the rounding boards and on the central drum of the carousel were painted by Carole Lanter in 1969 when the ride was still at Coney Island. The restoration effort was supervised by Coney's special effects coordinator Dick Harsley and all 48 hand carved horses were repainted by Bill Tull. I attended the memorabilia sale at Coney Island on September 26, 2020 and purchased a photo of Carole Lanter repainting one of the murals during the restoration. You can also find this photo in the book "Cincinnati's Coney Island" by Charles Jacques Jr. Top: Carole Lanter paintin
  10. Hey KICentral! I haven't posted on here in a while, but I have been updating my Paramount era I-Street playlist, adding songs that were missing that I came across. I recently found a video from FearFest 2001. The beginning of the video features the entrance with International Street and the fountains, and you can hear the Love Theme from Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith as well as the main theme from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by John Williams. However, between the two pieces, there is some sort of march being played. I've looked online to see if I could find it, listening to all movie
  11. Going by when the episode aired in relation to park development that occurred shortly thereafter, and Mike Brady saying the plans were for a "new area of the park," my guess is he was the one who designed Lion Country Safari for the 1974 season.
  12. I knew that. It's amazing knowing that our area played, and still plays, a significant role in the amusement industry.
  13. Awesome! Thank you so much! I think I've passed that place many times without realizing it.
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