Posted Monday, April 15, 2002 4:39 AM | Contributed by CoasterAaron
Opening day photos from Paramount's Kings Island have been posted on PKI Unlimited.com. The update includes photos of the new Tomb Raider: The Ride, as well as photos of the new slingshot ride going up in place of King Cobra.
It shows the exact location of the Sling Shot. Notice it is no where near the KC's area.
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Will they add a new coaster? Will it have a movie theme? I'd like to see a German themed coaster or dark ride there since it is near Oktoberfest and with the Indiana Jones-like Adventure Express, they could have a ride themed to Indiana Jones' adventures in Germany (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).
Also, Tomb Raider was awesome! I was there yesterday. I was very impressed by effects, even leading up to the ride.
Please get back to use when you've been on the ride, Madhollander.
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Dude, you know nothing! The Slig Shot is indeed in the place where King Cobra was that is why have the rde is dismantled
I still dont know why PKI have gone for another additional charge attraction, At this Rate, PKI will have more attraction that you have to pay for inside than Free Rides you can actually go on.
I do in fact know that the ride IS NOT LOCATED on the exact piece of land that KC once stood because back last month during our training weekends....... the loop for KC was still standing when Construction of Sling Shot was nearky complete. Sling Shot stands on the land that is between the walk way and where the former loop for KC was. I PROMISE YOU!!! KC was still half intact when construction for Sling Shot was nearly complete. I am sure someone can back that up for me.
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Though it does look like the sling shot is in King Cobra's place it is not. The sling shot is right along the walkway between Oktoberfest and Action Zone. King Cobra was set back a ways from that same walkway.
It was strange to see just the camel back and first portions of the lift hill still intact. I'm used to seeing rides being built, not taken down.
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As for the roller coaster looking weird coming down... my favorite was when the lift hill still had all of its track but the the turn around at the top was missing. There was a little piece of track still attached to the bottom of the turn around supports. Just kind of hanging there... I found it amusing. Of course anything is amusing when you stare at it for six hours from the Skyflyer booth. *** This post was edited by Willyman on 4/15/2002. ***
Weren't there previous rumors about PKI getting a Thrust Air or Volcano: Blast Coaster?
I still would like to see a good Oktoberfest themed coaster a la Busch Garden's Alpengeist or Big Bad Wolf!!
You are right, we don't know what PKI will be doing, but that is what the discussions are for. But we do know how to spell. Next time you try to piss people off, grab a Webster's.
Was the line for TR a long wait?
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