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  1. A friend of mine just gave me a 1977 park newsletter (I'll hopefully have the opportunity to scan and share it soon) and it has created some confusion. I thought I was certain that the original Kings Island Theater, the inflatable one that opened with the park, collapsed under a heavy snow fall in the 1975-76 off-season. American Heritage Music Hall (today's Kings Island Theater) conveniently opened in 1976, so the park was not without a major show venue. However, this 1977 newsletter includes a fold-out map. The map includes "Follies Marionette Review" as attraction number 75, placed over t
  2. The Rivertown LaRosa's opened in 1973 as "Pizza Shop". Rivertown Potato Works opened sometime between 1975 and 1978. I just discovered that Rivertown Potato Works opened in 1977.
  3. I don't think a 50-foot platform restaurant is realistic, but not entirely for your listed reasons. Specifically your times - those seem extremely exaggerated. And regarding the bolded part, I don't think it'd be hard to connect a soda fountain from the Tower Drinks area to the platform, enabling servers to refill beverages at the 50-foot level. But once again, the idea is unrealistic for other reasons (location of kitchen, ADA compliance, etc.)
  4. I guess they just don't have it on their website: https://www.cedarpoint.com/things-to-do/fast-lane
  5. I'm surprised Woodstock Gliders isn't included on Fast Lane, although I suppose neither Cedar Point's or Dorney Park's flying scooters are either.
  6. ^It's been off since, what, 2009? Demolishing that eyesore is the next best thing to fixing it. And based off the park's trend of fixing or removing things (reference the Festhaus clock), I think most of us can guess which the park is more likely to do...
  7. No it didn't - the only whip attraction Kings Island has ever had is Linus' Beetle Bugs (formerly Swiper's Sweepers, Alley Cat 500, The Screecher, and Funky Phantom). You may be confused with Cuddle Up, which was a Crazy Daisy ride removed in the 1970s.
  8. The Rivertown LaRosa's opened in 1973 as "Pizza Shop". Rivertown Potato Works opened sometime between 1975 and 1978.
  9. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the only screen-based technology in Indiana Jones is a relatively new piece of projection mapping technology used on Mara's giant face at the start. Beyond that, it's all physical sets and effects.
  10. I threw together this GIF real quick, showing the area opening day 1972 versus opening day 2009. I'm actually super impressed by this... it lines up really well and you can even identify several of the same trees. There's also a couple buildings that have remained - Rivertown Junction Dining Hall, ICEE Mix-It Up, and the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad station.
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  12. At first I thought you were referring to Diamondback's season pass preview day. The ride was meant to open on April 17, 2009 to season pass holders, but instead that event was cancelled and early morning ride time was added instead (which, for the record, was a much better idea)
  13. ^I think the "lightsaber" look is fine for Fury 325, but it'd be very out of place on Diamondback. However, it pains me that the park has never invested in large floodlights to illuminate the coater's lift and drop similar to how Drop Tower is lit.
  14. My post was not meant to come of as demanding and I'm sorry if it read that way. The winning bidder can do whatever he/she pleases with the collection- if they want to lock it away and admire it, that's their choice. I'm not going to tell them to do otherwise. But as the Kings Island fan community shares a passion for the park and its history, and enjoys sharing that passion on places like KIC, I hope the winner wants to share these pieces and their content.
  15. ^Someone should be paid for sharing an interest/passion? If that was the case, this website wouldn't have a phenomenal history section filled with vintage media. I don't know about you, but I know if I end up bidding and winning, I wouldn't simply lock my collection in a cabinet. I'd scan, upload, and share it, and I wouldn't even consider the idea of making people pay. The only time I'd charge is if I was selling the physical pieces myself.
  16. To whoever wins it, if they are a KICentral user, I think I speak for the community when asking them to scan and share all the brochures, maps, etc.
  17. ^Hopefully it'll be different? But it'll be the same exact ride it's been for nearly two decades, simply sans the standing...
  18. http://www.ebay.com/itm/111605476878 I honestly think you'd be able to fetch more than $150 if you listed these all separately. There's nothing super rare, but many of the pieces could easily fetch $10-$20 on their own.
  19. Here's a fantastic gallery of additional color photos from that day. You can see the wet pavement in a lot of the shots, a sign of the rain. http://holzsc.com/PKI72/index.htm
  20. The caption on that photo ("Opening Day, April 29, 1972.") is wrong. Opening day was indeed April 29, but that picture is from the grand opening on May 27.
  21. There actually are still some King Cobra footings. The big ones that formerly bordered the maintenance road are indeed gone, but footings from the turn-around at the top of the lift-hill remain. You can see the big rectangular slabs that create a half-circle, between the maintenance road and Adventure Express. Photo courtesy of Bing. The footings are not visible with the foliage, but it's clear that area was untouched by Banshee's construction. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.
  22. Has it been officially announced the track is being removed specifically for parking? All the articles I've read only list "transportation improvements". That source is behind a pay-wall (although a very weak one... preventing the page from fully loading can still let you read the article).
  23. If we're going to keep posting that list, could we at least fix some of the grammar mistakes in it? I have no idea why half of those words are capitalized.
  24. I mentioned this in a different post, but Enchanted Voyage's entrance is not still there. Those doors are Enchanted Theater's exit. But the shelter over the loading area for Smurf's Enchanted Voyage is the same shelter used for Great Pumpkin Coaster. It's Der Spinnen Keggers.
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