Answers to PKI winter blahs trivia

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:53 AM

Here you go...

- What was a proposed name for the Drop Zone Stunt Tower before it was decided to call it “Drop Zone?”

It was proposed that the attraction would be called “Deep Impact” and themed to the movie.

- When was the Xtreme Skyflyer added?

This is a trick question. The Skycoaster was added in mid 1995 but called “Drop Zone.” The attraction did not become “Xtreme Skyflyer” until the 1999 season.

- The International Restraint opened in what year?

The International Restaurant opened in 1973, the parks second season of operation.

- On the exterior of the bathrooms located in Rivertown near the now-defunct Antique cars, what decorative pictures hang above the water fountains?

A male and female figure dressed in vintage turn of the century clothing pointing to the appropriate bathroom.

- What was proposed by PKI to toy manufacturer Mattel as a giant walk through attraction, but never materialized?

PKI proposed building “Barbie’s Dream House” as an attraction in the kid’s area of the park.

- What was the original name of Hanna Barbera Land?

When the park was first in developmental stages, the proposed area name was “The Happy Kingdom of Hanna Barbera.” When the park opened, the name had become “The Happy Land of Hanna Barbera.” When the area was remodeled, it was simply re-dubbed “Hanna Barbera Land.”

- Who is the current General Manager of Paramount’s Kings Island?

Mr. Craig Ross.

- How many signature horses are on the Carousel?

There are three PTC signature horses ON the carousel. However, there are four that are a part of the Carousel. The 4th signature horse is currently undergoing a complete restoration.

- What banner hung on the front of the Eiffel Tower during the parks grand opening? What did it say?

A large banner hung from the tower’s 50-foot platform exclaiming “C’mon get happy!” This borrowed a line from the Partridge Family theme song. The Partridge Family cast would film an episode at the park later in the season.

- The current location of the floral clock is actually it’s second. When the park first opened, where was the floral clock located?

It was originally located where the entrance to International Showplace now exists, on the opposite side of the tower from the large floral date. International Showplace did not open with the park and was added later, when it was added the clock was moved to the current location.

- What is different about the Paramount’s Kings Island version of Action Theatre from the Action Theatre at all other Paramount Parks?

It is the only one that is two stories. The bottom level is used for maintenance and storage.

- What park did the PKI Carousel originally come from?

The actual beginning of the carousel is a bit of a mystery. The carousel is PTC #79 out of 89 that PTC created. Cincinnati’s Coney Island purchased the carousel in 1926 and that is it's formal birthdate. However by the time #79 was built, PTC had begun was re-using parts and pieces from other carousels that were defunct or under repair. However, overall the ride is considered to be a PTC original built expressly for Cincinnati’s Coney Island. But, not all of what you see and hear originally came from Old Coney. The Wurlitzer band organ, one of the few remaining operational carousel band organs in the world, is model #165 from 1918 and is not original to the ride. The organ spent many years traveling throughout the country. It is rumored that it was used on a NYC Coney Island and Palisades Park Carousel plus various other carousels around the country before being purchased by the park.

- Where was the original proposed location for Tomb Raider?

It was proposed that Tomb Raider be built in the area of the laser tag and Euro bungee attractions. The park considered placing the entrance on the show side of the 4th Racer hill (the one in which the two sides split veer away from each other.)

- What is significant about the birthday of current PKI marketing Rep Jeffrey Siebert?

Jeff was born on May 27th, 1972 the day has it’s grand opening.

- Does anything still exist from the former “Frontier Trail” nature walk that was located for several years in the area of Beast and the former Kenton’s Cove Keelboat Canal?

Yes, decrepit bridges and path fencing still exists.

- What track is “closed” on Adventure Express?

Track #2 is closed. Both the recorded spiel in the station as well as signage at the entrance to the first tunnel reveals this.

- According to the callboard prop in the ride, what time was Hilda Bovine, the high note-hitting soprano in Phantom Theatre, scheduled to go on stage?

This question included a bit of a typo on my part. The question should have asked, “In what order was she supposed to go on stage?” The callboard in the attraction did not specify times that the performers went on stage. Rather the order in which they performed. Hilda performed 8th.

- The candy shop at the entrance to Coney Mall was originally home to what popular skill game?

It originally housed Fascination.

- What was “Wings” restaurant called before it became “Wings?”

It was called the “Columbia Palace.”

- How long is the Beast?

Contrary to popular belief and numerous unsubstantiated figures, the Beast is precisely 7,359 feet long.

Thanks to those that played!
Shaggy


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Shaggy

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:00 AM
Shaggy why was TRTR put in the place of KCKC?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:03 AM

I suspect because KCKC was slated to go. Maintenance nightmare, costly attraction. So PKI decided to fill it's spot.

Shaggy

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Shaggy

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Phantom Theater 1992-2002

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:06 AM

When you say show side of 4ht hill of Racer, is that where the famous Racer pic is, of both sides of the Racer splitting?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:12 AM

Yes

Shaggy

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:20 AM
Why was KCKC more of a finacial burden than the other log flume?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:34 AM

Because ridership never wained on the King's Mill Log Flume.

KCKC, had a very low ridership, was a costly attraction to maintain, was falling apart, and quite honestly was not that much fun. You didn't even get wet on it.

However, the KMLF always attracted guests, even before it was remodeled into Thornberry's.

So obviously when it boiled down to it, the park weighed the options. They really didn't have a need for two flumes, especially when one didn't entice guests at all. Both were in desperate need of repair, but one lent itself to continuing to be popular and could easily be re-themed.

So the decision was made to keep the lesser of two evils.

Shaggy

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R.I.P. Maestro
Phantom Theater 1992-2002

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:34 AM
Thanks for the answers Shaggy. For some reason I don't think "Deep Impact" would have gone over too well with the General Public, though I've always wondered how far into the ground the seats would go if the brakes didn't stop it.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:57 AM

BeastFreak said:
Thanks for the answers Shaggy. For some reason I don't think "Deep Impact" would have gone over too well with the General Public, though I've always wondered how far into the ground the seats would go if the brakes didn't stop it.


There is a backup and its the same system used on S&S towers. A few huge shock absorbers would stop the ride however how much IMPACT would happen? I hope we never know.

Chuck, who knows you were using Sarcasm :)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:00 PM
Shaggy, you never cease to amaze me about your knowledge of PKI.

"Deep Impact" - sounds like a cool name for a ride. Maybe PKI will use it for something else in the future.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:06 PM
Actually, THAT *Deep Impact* reminds of that new ride the Pulverizor I was hearing so much about...;)
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:06 PM

Now had they set the base of the tower and the loading area maybe 10' underground they could use the "Deep Impact" theme and would be pretty cool. Or maybe in S&S double shot. (Wouldn't mind seeing one of those take the place of the Eurobungy/Laser Tag since the old queues already go underground)

Maybe M:TR could be rethemed for a more general audience to this "Deep Impact"

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 3:34 PM
I'm sorry, I haven't figured it out yet, but what is M: TR?

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:59 AM

Shaggy, considering the rumor is true, how can one find the leftover bear in the forest of KIMVRR?? I think I've seen a pic online, anyone know where it is?

Thanks

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