It was our first return to the park since opening day back in April. Back then and up until a little over a month ago the King Kahuna was simply a top spinner. And one of the best parts of it was as the ride swung the car, the car also did barrel rolls. But since the addition of water the ride has become a great deal tamer. The car no longer spins while swinging you. Apparently its to make sure the people riding get soaked. But while waiting in line for PR, Joe and I over heard 2 of the PR station op's talking about how a visitor to the park was causing a mjor problem (they didn't say the extent of problem the person was causing [i.e legal action or just complaining]) because they had their mouth open and the water shot them in the mouth and they nearly choked/drown. They went on to say that the water was going to be removed from the ride. Is this true ?? I'm unsure cause it could be one of those he said, she said situations. I guess only time will tell what, if anything will happen.
Another update ... Cowboy Joe has returned !!! You can now come in and have a seat and swap yarn's with Cowboy Joe again. He is looking a little worse for wear though, his age is really starting to show. One one figure with his absence from last year they could have cleaned him up and given him a face lift. But at least he is back.
On a lighter note to all of you who frequent KW, I was greatly disappointed by the absence of "The Phantom Guy". Joe and I were so looking forward to seeing him on our visit, but he must have decided to take the day off due to the possibility of rain.
--Greg, aka Oat Boy
"Another visitor. Stay a while. Stay FOREVER!"
Phantom P|-|r34K said:
You can now come in and have a seat and swap yarn's with Cowboy Joe again. He is looking a little worse for wear though, his age is really starting to show. One one figure with his absence from last year they could have cleaned him up and given him a face lift. But at least he is back.
But I'm not even 21! (only 22 more days though ;)). As for the water thing, I would think that choking and/or drowning is a risk on pretty much any water ride, so who knows.
Shedding off one more layer of skin, keeping one step ahead of the persecutor within.
I hope they get it worked out so it will spin again and make it alot more worth while.
First off I would like to thank The Cheat ... for helping me cheat.
Ok, maybe I shouldn't say that.
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