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13 hours ago, Shaggy said:

  The point is, my best memories of that trip are what we did together - not how many times I rode any certain ride.  I have those souvenirs to this day because when I look at them, they remind me of the vivid memories that terrific day.

Just about everything part company except Disney lost that concept long ago in the coaster wars. They decided to appeal to Thrill seekers and little children and eliminate  activities and attractions that families could  do together.    Paramount lead the way with this concept with their removal of so many true family rides at the parks. 
 

However since Cedar Fair has come along they have pointed the needle back in the right direction with their events Such as Winterfest and Carnivale, Better live entertainment, And even bringing back a family ride like the antique autos. They havent  far enough but at least It’s the right direction.

Overall Cedar Fair does have a problem with bringing on low quality food and merchandise that you can get outside the park. Some of it has to do with their sponsorship deals but it really takes away quality from the park

 

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Last time I was in the back of Street Funnel in 2017, there was a framed version of the original 1972 map. I think it was a special edition one made just for the park. Likely 4ftx4ft if I had to guess, or somewhere along that size. 

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First Aid used to (still does? Anyone know?) have a 1975 map on the wall. It doesn't appear to just be a framed 1975 poster map but was custom printed, which makes me wonder if the same map was just kept on the wall for 35+ years :lol:

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First Aid used to (still does? Anyone know?) have a 1975 map on the wall. It doesn't appear to just be a framed 1975 poster map but was custom printed, which makes me wonder if the same map was just kept on the wall for 35+ years :lol:
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That’s actually the next map I’m restoring. I have the 1972 map digitized and restore. Waiting to print copies. But I will have some special editions ready for the 50th.


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I dare you to find a KI map from 1971, before the park opened.  A college buddy who worked at Coney had one and I wish I would have begged him for it.  I would guess they made VERY few of them, probably for employees.  I don't remember much about it, but I do remember a couple things that were later changed on the train ride, such as the location of the enginehouse and a second small trestle where the canoe pond would have extended behind the water tower.

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I dare you to find a KI map from 1971, before the park opened.  A college buddy who worked at Coney had one and I wish I would have begged him for it.  I would guess they made VERY few of them, probably for employees.  I don't remember much about it, but I do remember a couple things that were later changed on the train ride, such as the location of the enginehouse and a second small trestle where the canoe pond would have extended behind the water tower.

Only one I’m aware of is this one that is the predecessor to the first souvenir map. 83846d727c0f91e9ca580db96f93ee2e.jpg


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I emailed Kings Island and they said they aren't using paper maps this year.

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22 minutes ago, KIguy2004 said:

I emailed Kings Island and they said they aren't using paper maps this year.

That’s interesting considering the fact we’ve already seen printed maps.

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6 minutes ago, Benjamin22 said:

That’s interesting considering the fact we’ve already seen printed maps.

Those may have been proofs or just initial runs. 

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22 minutes ago, Benjamin22 said:

That’s interesting considering the fact we’ve already seen printed maps.

Is park open? How did you get mep?

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It was only a little over a month before the planned opening that everything shut down. So it's feasible that they already had a batch printed and have since decided not to hand them out temporarily due to the pandemic. 

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2 hours ago, KIguy2004 said:

I emailed Kings Island and they said they aren't using paper maps this year.

Same for Six Flags.

 

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