Anything going on at KI?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:08 PM

That's the name they are using?

Eh.

I was hoping it would be back to the Beastie. Just like it felt cool as a kid to ride the "junior Gemini", it was cool to ride the "Beastie".

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:38 PM

Don't know that for a fact. I agree that "Beastie" would be a better (and historic -- remember how important the history of KI is to Cedar Fair; they've gone out of their way to tell us!) choice. But given the number of WE's that are spreading across the land, I can't see how it will be named anything else.

Perhaps they'll go crazy and call it Snoopy Express.

Or maybe Woodstockhawk.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:11 PM

Unless this has been mentioned elsewhere, the former Scooby Doo and the Haunted Mansion at Kings Dominion is listed as Boo Blasters on Boo Hill on the park's official site.

This might indicate what will happen with Kings Island's Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle, unless it is a generic placeholder name until the actual theme/name is announced.

Last edited by TimChat2, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:13 PM
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:19 PM

TimChat2 said:
...the former Scooby Doo and the Haunted Mansion at Kings Dominion is listed as Boo Blasters on Boo Hill on the park's official site.

Man, that's bad.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:41 PM

Oh... wow. Just when I thought "Flight Deck" was as generic and uninspired as they could get... here comes "Boo Blasters." Oy.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:08 PM

Boo Blasters? All I can picture is the current Scooby theming with generic cardboard faces taped over Shaggy and gang. It's Boo Blasters!

Last edited by Pagoda Gift Shop, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:09 PM
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:40 PM

I suspect you have accurately described what will take place.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:17 PM

Its a variation on Sally's non Scooby shooter, Ghost Blasters. I expect the main villian to be Boosifer.

Heres a POV of the ride at then Camp Snoopy, now Nick U:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnCYN_T3rVs

I think you will notice many similarities.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:02 PM

Actually, the first thing that came to mind when I heard that name (Boo Blasters on Boo Hill) was Mario, and then I realized that would never happen. It would likely be almost as expensive as a singular Nick license.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:06 PM

I think they should just keep it as Boo Blasters, simple, to the point.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:40 PM

Maybe they'll go with Black Light Dark Ride.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:54 PM

maXairMike said:
It would likely be almost as expensive as a singular Nick license.

Glad someone brought up the Nick license. I know we discussed the importance (or lack thereof) of the license ad nauseam back when we first learned it was dropped but here's a timely and interesting tidbit for you that puts the popularity of some of the Nick licenses into perspective.

Last night's TV ratings numbers (the overnights for Monday the 18th) show that from 8pm-8:30 more people were watching a premier episode of iCarly on Nickelodeon than any of the first-run shows on the networks.

Nick (iCarly) - 11.2 million
FOX (24) - 10.5 million
CBS (HIMYM) - 10.5 million
ABC (Bachelor) - 10.1 million
NBC (Chuck) - 6.6 million
CW (One Tree Hill) - 2.2 million

Only NFL Football has done a bigger cable audience in the past year.

But I'm sure Snoopy is just fine. ;)

(for the record, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" did 11.3 million when it aired back on December 8th)

When I read that today and then saw this I instantly related the two (because I'm a huge nerd) and figured I'd share.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:36 AM

Boo Blasters ~ interactive MonStars of Rock. :-/

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:49 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
Nick (iCarly) - 11.2 million

(for the record, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" did 11.3 million when it aired back on December 8th)

When I read that today and then saw this I instantly related the two (because I'm a huge nerd) and figured I'd share.

You know, more than just the total viewing numbers, I'd be interested in knowing the demographic numbers for A Charlie Brown Christmas. We all know that the reason iCarly was on; the kids wanted to watch it. Were the kids wanting to watch Charlie, or were the parents tuning in for a tradition that is largely lost on the kids?

Last edited by maXairMike, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:50 AM
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 2:16 AM

The only solid number I could find was that 4.9 million viewers were in the 18-49 demo. So the other 6.4 were either under 18 or over 50.

It did a 3.8/10 in the 18-49 demo and a 2.6/7 in the 18-34 demo.

Not all the numbers, but it gets you a little closer.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 8:43 AM

Sometimes I really wonder how park operators can walk through their park after making changes like this and not feel like it totally sucks.

How much would a homestar runner license cost?

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:10 AM

Well, if your blind like kinzel, you would not see it.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:47 PM

MonStars of Rock = Worst Dark ride Ever

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:48 PM

Its not going to be the Monstars of Rock. The only thing that will be removed is the Scooby specific stuff (ie Shaggy, Scooby, and the Gang) everything else will still be there. They will be replaced by other characters.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:06 AM

Screamscape said in their last update that Kings dominions Scooby dark ride was going to be renamed "Boo Blasters on Boo Hill". Lame...

It's very likely that Kings Island's will be the same.

Also, it was stated that the kiddie coaster was going to be renamed simply "Ghoster Coaster". What does that have to do with snoopy?

They could at least try to come up with some decent themes and ride names, couldn't they? I bet that I have more creativity in my left pinkie than they entire chain combined.

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