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Everything posted by Joshua

  1. That sounds like the kind of thing someone says the night before they end up in jail
  2. Interestingly enough, the mine cart sequence from Temple of Doom was the subject of a 1985 special effects documentary called Horizons: How to Film the Impossible. In it, the visual effects artists discuss the influence rollercoasters had on creating the sequence, which was brought to life using mostly miniatures. They went out to parks and filmed reference footage on log flumes and rollercoasters in both fixed and handheld positions in order to study intuitive camera movements that would best reproduce the sensation of riding a rollercoaster.
  3. There isn't a mine train in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Temple of Doom features a mine cart chase sequence. Mine train coasters predate Indiana Jones.
  4. Yes, they both have a yellow to orange gradient. But at one point, AE's logo was just yellow with a grey-ish 3D effect. I actually don't think it is all that reminiscent to the Indiana Jones movies themselves. At least, not directly. The actual visual similarities are very loose at best and is purely in its setting that practically comes standard in the jungle adventure/treasure hunter subgenre, which predates Raiders of the Lost Ark. But at the same time, it makes you feel like you're in an Indiana Jones film, so who can argue with that?
  5. Samples from the Raiders of the Lost Ark score were used in its station at different times and there are some very loose similarities to a sequence from ToD, but AE was never directly themed to Indiana Jones. It opened shortly before the Paramount years, but also the famed archeologist is Lucasfilm's IP and was already being used for Disney attractions at the time.
  6. I agree. Coney Mall is the throwback area of the park. It should feel like you've been transported to an amusement park from a different area. If not ragtime music, then there should at least be a well-balanced playlist with classic songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
  7. I think about this all the time. It seems like such a stupid obvious thing for the park to do and yet, correct me if I'm wrong, they've never done it. The original open layout (before the area was condensed to the small little nugget of an area it is today) seemed ideal for such an experience. Perhaps KI will turn such events to draw in crowds in the upcoming years when they may not be able to budget in major new attractions (if that is indeed the case). Although less likely, I think it'd be cool if there were a bourbon festival of sorts in Rivertown. Perhaps they could put those decorati
  8. While I do like the instrumental covers, I think it's a step down from the John Williams and James Horner selections from previous years. You just can't beat the majestic energy that the music and melodies from the likes of E.T., Hook, and Apollo 13 brought to I-Street. But to mirror what others have said, the new playlist beats hearing the same mediocre pop, rock, and country songs you hear literally everywhere else.
  9. The term "fan" carries too much of a negative stigma these days. Do toxic fans exist? Absolutely. But for every jerk there are at least five or six who are genuinely nice.
  10. More accurately, it would be Janusz Kaminski, who has been Spielberg's cinematographer since Schindler's List. Still looking forward to Max Spielberg's JAWS 19, which was due out in 2015.
  11. I've only watched the Banshee one so far, but I do like the look. One thing I'd like to see is a series of mini-documentaries about the history and making of current/former KI attractions.
  12. The rule of thumb is that if one shot looks one way, all other shots in that sequence must match. Otherwise, it is just jarring. I can see why some might not like the "sunglass" look here. If done right, it can look cinematic. But even big budget movies over-indulge it and the result can be a rather painful headache that won't go away (which is probably just my body's way of saying I shouldn't watch Michael Bay movies ).
  13. Unfortunately, none of the photos are showing up for me.
  15. Err, you're right. It did open in 1998 https://www.visitkingsisland.com/blog/2017/july/jinkeez-yabba-dabba-doo-and-zoinks Strange, I remember it being there when I was a kid. Still, I guess 22 years isn't too far off from 30.
  16. I've noticed that an intermittent issue where a number of avatars won't load. But it's not a wholesale issue when it happens. Some users will have their avatars while others will have question marks where their avatars normally appear.
  17. The illusiveness surrounding The Beast when I was a kid. Even though it had been around for over a decade, it felt very mysterious and intimidating all the way up to my first ride. The internet was very limited at the time, there was no YouTube to watch Ride POVs, and most of the ride is shrouded by trees. What I saw of it was on postcards and publicity photos that revealed little more than what I could already see with my own eyes. Riding Adventure Express and Top Gun when the first opened. My first ride on Vortex where I looked straight down on one of the loops and refused to ri
  18. I also spot Moby Dick's sidekick on the winged dinosaur. I'm trying to identify some of the other characters. The giant mushrooms are also reminiscent of one of the other pieces of concept art.
  19. I recommend calling some bookstores. The one I worked for enjoyed having local authors promoting their work in the stores. The current situation might affect such things, but you should still give them a call. Community art and activity centers might be accommodating , as well.
  20. Agreed. I'd also argue that for the most part, the thread has been on topic as the status of the pandemic does affect theme parks and other such businesses.
  21. That rover concept gives me Jonny Quest vibes. Were those characters ever represented at the park?
  22. Woodstock Whirlybirds? It has been there since the 80s and originally opened as a Yogi Bear attraction.
  23. They could always build a new one over the path that leads straight from I-Street to Rivertown, by the old dolphin show and the still-standing refreshment stand that doesn't seem to get a lot of traffic and often seems closed anyway. The WWC ones are a nice throwback, but are much smaller in comparison to the original tunnel, which was large and had enough space for benches. Since it wasn't part of a queue, you could actually chill there for as long as you want. That's what the park needs.
  24. Perhaps some of the images themselves should have been posted here maybe with the link under the pretense that more images can be found there. I know you want to promote your page. I have a site myself, so I understand the need. (Unrelated to KI so I never bother promoting it here.) But there can be such a thing as over-promotion. Where did you initially find these designs? Were they found on the internet or did you get your hands on them physically? If the latter, how and when?
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