Diamondback a good investment?

Friday, April 24, 2009 12:32 AM

King Cobra, Amazon Falls, Cafe Killimanjaro. I believe the section was called "Adventure Village". It just sort of tucked in behind Oktoberfest. Was there anything else back there? That was mostly "before my time"; I really didn't start visiting Kings Island until '91 or '92.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 9:34 AM

The Wild Animal Safari was back in the SOB area sponsored by National Geographic. The monorail went back into and beyond the Rosebowl of SOB. The Rhino and Elephant area was all the way up by the bowl of Flight of Fear. The monorail now resides in Fairfield ohio at Jungle Jims international market and provides a transport from the rear parking lot to their conference center.Chuck

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Friday, April 24, 2009 9:54 AM
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DiamondHawkinator.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, April 24, 2009 10:02 AM

LostKause said:
The splash ride was called Amazon Falls.


Amazon - Congo, I guess it was just a generic jungle theme spanning multiple continents. According to Wiki, anacondas are found in both Africa and South America, but king cobras are in southeast Asia. A 1989 map shows there was a Congo Cooler and Congo Curio as well, and the area was named Wild Animal Habitat. I think it was renamed Adventure Village a year or two later.

I find it curious that after they rethemed the area, they changed the name of the ride from Amazon Falls to Congo Falls.

Last edited by Jeffrey Seifert, Friday, April 24, 2009 10:13 AM
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Friday, April 24, 2009 10:23 AM

The change to Congo Falls was a Paramount thing. Here's why:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112715/

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 10:27 AM
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Are they still doing the parking lot trams?


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 10:36 AM

^That's funny, as much as I've been to the park, I never made the movie connection. I can't remember the last time I rode that thing.

Did they rename PKD's or was it gone by then?

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Friday, April 24, 2009 1:09 PM

ApolloAndy said:
DiamondHawkinator.

Only until it's discovered the name has already been legally purchased by TV spokesperson Billy "DiamondHawkinator" Mays.

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Friday, April 24, 2009 1:53 PM

You guys are making jokes about the name changing, but its actually true. My brother who works for a friend of someone that works at CF marketing leaked some of the commercials they already have planned. Hear for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrNjYQOAy9E

Last edited by d_port_12E, Friday, April 24, 2009 3:16 PM
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Friday, April 24, 2009 3:27 PM

Nicely done.


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Friday, April 24, 2009 3:44 PM

Ha, thx...boredom in action.


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Friday, April 24, 2009 6:33 PM

Jeffrey Seifert said:

LostKause said:The splash ride was called Amazon Falls.

Amazon - Congo, I guess it was just a generic jungle theme spanning multiple continents. According to Wiki, anacondas are found in both Africa and South America, but king cobras are in southeast Asia. A 1989 map shows there was a Congo Cooler and Congo Curio as well, and the area was named Wild Animal Habitat. I think it was renamed Adventure Village a year or two later. I find it curious that after they rethemed the area, they changed the name of the ride from Amazon Falls to Congo Falls.

Congo was a Paramount film

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