Brady Bunch @ Kings Island

Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:02 AM

Today on TV Land the episode where the Brady Bunch went to Kings Island was on. I found it interesting that (when this episode was filmed) Kings Island was owned by Taft Broadcasting, but at that time Paramount was the producer of "The Brady Bunch"

Small world, huh? It was also neat to see video of how the park changed since then.

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"We don't sit on your dining room table, so please don't sit on our silver handrails"

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:07 AM

1974 I believe. The Canoe ride that they found the blueprints in was exactly where Beast and tomb raider are today.

Notice also that Octoberfest has been destroyed. The only ride in octoberfest is Viking Fury and that ride was not there when BB was filmed. Gone are the beloved spinnin keggers (Alice standing on ride when starting) Bayrne Curve, Ferris Wheel, Skyride, Tumble Bug, Flying Shoes, Rotor and Barvarian Beetle Anton mouse)

Chuck who says the pay extra sling shot is almost exactly where the other end of the skyride was. The south end station is now annimation station.

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:11 AM

Ah, good to know there's people even older than me around the place (even if by only a little).....thanks Chuck...;)

bill, who attended PKD at *around* the same time...'75-'77. Funny how people think of the two Marriott parks (PGA/SFGAm) as similar, but there's very little mention of the KD/KI connection....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:23 AM

Bill, Seemed that THIS OLD MAN could handle alot more Cheetah rides than you.

Chuck, who must have ridden it 40 times that day and still did the rest of the park :)

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:36 AM

Ah, but I can ride Cheetah ANYTIME, lol....(12 months a year that is, pretty cool for a GA park). Gotta love WA, they're only *busy* on those days when they have headlining concerts like Garth Brooks, Tracy Adkins, and the like...(pardon my disdain for country music).

BTW, if (big IF) you are *old*, what on Earth would we call the *real* old folks over at URC, huh? ;)

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:51 AM

Everytime I go into the international restaurant's (IR) board room I think of that episode. Heck everytime I wonder the park. The log flume now Wild Thornberry's. The football toss game is still there in coney mall. I wish I had that episode on tape. I wanna see if the painting in the board room now is still the same or even haning up in the episode.

(work in the park's catering/company picnic department, our office is in IR)

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Wood Rules!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 11:46 AM

When interviewed during the 2002 Ohio Governors campaign, Gov. Taft was asked to pick his favorite coaster: His answer? The Racer...

Typical politician, though. He didn't say which direction.

Anybody know if there is a relationship betweenGov. Taft and Taft Broadcasting?

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Talk to the claw...

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:47 AM
I'm sure this post will be deleted as people who have written a post about rollercoasters in sitcoms or tv shows have had their posts closed in the past. Iv always wanted to write a post about this but didnt because of that reason, i knew it get deleted, but since its up and running Ill reply. Yeah, that was a really good episode, I'm a huge dork and I freakin love the Brady Bunch. That is definately one of my favorite episodes. Imagine little Cindy at PKI today riding SOB, that would be a riot.
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Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:16 AM

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! Its always Marsha. Why can't I ever ride the roller coasters?

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Wood Rules!

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:38 AM
Having been to PKI numerous times, I find it a riot during the final "chase" scene where Mike Brady's sketches are raced to the front of the park. For anyone who has never been to PKI, it seems seamless- a simple race straight from the back of the park to the front gate area. The rest of us see it as jumping around aimlessly: they're racing past the front gate, then running past oldies in the middle, then back on International Street, then in Hanna-Barbarra Land, then in Coney Mall... :)
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Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:38 AM
I believe the North end of the skyride was near the Ham on Rye/Climbing Wall/Adventure Express plaza.

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:44 AM
It was.

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Wood Rules!

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 11:28 AM

And you can't forget the fact that they did stay at the King's Island Resort across the street (which it still resembles somewhat).

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 1:28 PM

I love that episode. "Now Bobby & Cindy, don't you go off eating everything in sight"

I am surprised that the "Brady Bunch Movies" that were out a few years ago didn't have a "revisit" to PKI. How funny would that have been seeing the characters on the Drop Zone and Face Off. lol.

It's not like I watch the reruns or anything.

It's fun to see the Racer so young and what the park looked like 28 years ago.

Tina

Didn't the Partridge Family film an episode there also or am I mistaken?

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 4:38 PM
That was one of the better episodes of that show. I still wonder where they get all the money to go on these trips though? I mean the father is an designer but still.

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Have you hugged a Beemer today?

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 6:22 PM
Yeah, the Partridge Family did also film an episode there. Little Danny Bonaduce was standing on the Log Flume.

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smile...it's cheap, and people will wonder what you're up to. :)

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 7:19 PM
I wonder if the producers of the current Brady's have even thought about it. They have spoofed almost every aspect of the original. I absoloutley loved the last one were Mike became President and Carol was his Vice-President. Then Peter breaks the Priceless Ming Vase while playing ball in the White House. Someone should submit it to either Viacom or Paramount Parks.

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:13 PM

Tinkerbell said:
Little Danny Bonaduce was standing on the Log Flume.


The more things change....;)

BTW, Mike Brady was an architect...

bill, obviously watched too much TV as a kid, lol.

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Friday, December 13, 2002 2:17 AM
Even if he wasn't rich, he was there on business, its the only reason they went.

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Wood Rules!

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Friday, December 13, 2002 4:15 AM

Actually, Octoberfest rides were situated as such:

The Flying Dutchman sat where the Cybersez, Adventure Express exit and remote control cars now exist.

The Bavarian Skyride station sat where the entrance to Adventure Express is.

The Bayern Curve was located where the sling shot now sits.

The Der Spinner Keggers sat where the airbrushed t-shirt stand is now.

The Ferris Wheel was located in the area just to the right of the Festhaus front facade just behind where age/weight sits.

The Bavarian Beetle was located where the Festhaus now sits.

The Rotor was located to the left of where the Festhaus now sits.

Shaggy

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