Lesourdsville Lake (Americana)

Monday, June 10, 2002 8:16 AM
For all the buzzers that stopped in this weekend,

What did you think about the Scheerching Eagle and the park in general?

What improvements would you like the park's management to make?

For the buzzes that were there with me on Sunday, Please email me with that crucial information. I do have some of yours, but I don't want to miss anyone out.

William

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Welcome back riders, hope you've enjoyed your ride, push down and then pull up on your lap bars and exit to your right, walk down the exit ramp and enjoy the rest of your day here at Paramount's Kings Island.

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Monday, June 10, 2002 9:03 AM
Well I for one am waiting until they open up the rest of the park. What has been done is fantastic, but there are a lot of other things they are going to need to do to get ready for the full season. Yes, some rides are not done, but will only take a couple of days.

Eagle is running great. A little slow it seems, but great. Its smooth and fun.

The big things they did are done and done well. It took $100,000 to re-track portions of that Eagle as well as clean-up on the main Midway. One thing that the parks NEEDS to do is get the picnic shelters (even the current open one) cleaned. Its full of dust and is really nasty.

But give them time. This weekend was of course, "Preview Weekend"

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Monday, June 10, 2002 9:06 AM
I say they need some new thrill ride or steel looping coaster. A shuttle loop would work or get a ride liek tomb raider that is outside over the lake, maybe even one where your feet dangle below you as you flip. Any new ride will do!!

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Monday, June 10, 2002 9:25 AM
I agree MilleniumForceBugger_05, I don't plan on going to Lesourdsville lake when I have a PKI pass. If they were to add something unique that PKI doesn't have they could bring in a few more guest including me. I know this wouldn't happen but it would be cool in the future that Lesourdsville and PKI would compete a little bit.

*** This post was edited by Beast_rocks on 6/10/2002. ***

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Monday, June 10, 2002 10:03 AM
I thorougly enjoyed the Eagle. It may have been slow in places... But then again, it had only been running for about a day when I rode it. I look forward to returning later this season and trying it again. I'd like to see what night rides are like on it too...

I think the park is doing well getting things opened. I was glad to see the crowd there on Sunday evening that we saw -- it bodes well for response to the park. I'd love to see the Whip speeded up for sure, but I've read that the park is working on that. Most of the rides look very nice, especially the Flyers and the Tilt-a-Whirl. I have no specific suggestions at this time, though I may after my next visit. (I want to give them time to get operations flowing normally before I look for room to improve things...)

The Eagle delivered my favorite element ... air. No, more accurately on the Eagle, losing my seat. It was forceful, but not painful. Short, but I never felt slighted by the length. The difference between front and back was interesting too... Floater air on the tops of hills in front, and ejector going down in back. I really enjoyed it, and I will return.

And a warning to all of those who will fly with the Eagle... It will steal your tickets, so watch out! :)

Jeremy

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Monday, June 10, 2002 10:38 AM

i honestly agree with everything oherian said.

the fact that the coaster has both floater air and ejector air based on your seat is very interesting considering how small the train was.

where is magnumforce? i want to know what you are thinking a day later brent?

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seek first to understand
then to be understood

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Monday, June 10, 2002 11:26 AM

Whats up guys, I agree with Ohierian and Jon too but I gotta admit in that back seat the ride was unreal. If anyone has ever rode Cyclops the air is just like that but you get it at least 5 times during the ride. Unreal. The pacing was extremly unique, I have never rode a coaster that ran quite like that before.

I have to admit the park had a real "carny" feel and some of the ops scared the crap out of me. Two train operation on the serpent would have been better and speed up the whip!!!!

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

*** This post was edited by MagnumForce on 6/10/2002. ***

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Monday, June 10, 2002 12:23 PM
Look, I am only going to say this once. LeSourdsville is a picnic park. PKI and LeS. are never going to compete. It will not be a major theme park. No way no how.. this is a park that is operating on a limited budget, and we are lucky to have it open again. So, please, show your patronage.

Its a park with a great classic wooden coaster and lots of history. As for "new" thrill rides, it just got a Zipper. And the park is partially managed by Pugh Shows. Most of those rides ARE from a carnival. Keep in mind that the Back of the Park where the Log Flume is was not open.

Get something else that PKI doesnt?
It has a Zipper, Tip Top, Tilt-a-whirl, skyride, Calypso, Rock-O-Plane, Zyklon, Musik Express, Round Up, Whip, Speedway, Giant Slide Transportation Boat and....Fasination.
PKI has none of that.

*** This post was edited by john peck on 6/10/2002. ***

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Monday, June 10, 2002 2:26 PM
"Get something else that PKI doesnt?"

John, you forgot to mention a phenominal airy wooden coaster.....
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Brad Sherman
BuzzCon Frequent Flyer, helping to train new ride ops properly!
Model coasters and rides

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Monday, June 10, 2002 2:36 PM

Or a Galaxi, PKI doen't have one of those either.

BTW I got air on the slide. Too cool.

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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?

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Monday, June 10, 2002 2:50 PM
Lets not leave out the paddle boats, minature golf and the fun house.

William

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Welcome back riders, hope you've enjoyed your ride, push down and then pull up on your lap bars and exit to your right, walk down the exit ramp and enjoy the rest of your day here at Paramount's Kings Island.

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Monday, June 10, 2002 4:28 PM
I thought their Galaxi was a Zyklon. Oh well, same thing. Both made by Pinfari.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:10 PM
This park sounds like Oaks Park in Portland,OR except that Oaks has no wooden Coaster.:(

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I can fix anything.....where is the duct tape?

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:20 PM

Yeah, What peck said!

Im a little sick of this a park must have this or that to be good! If you can't have fun at the smaller parks, Maybe the problem is you?

Chuck, just glad to have a affordable option that the family can get together, Have a picnic, Play cards, Go Swimming and ride rides and lots of them. Strange how I can have more fun at parks with one or two coasters than some parks with 10+, Maybe thats because im riding them instead of waiting in 2hr lines!

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 3:06 PM
I promised that I would put this up. So below is a link to the history of the Screeching Eagle.
http://www.americanaamusementpark.com/eagle.html

Serpent Link
http://www.americanaamusementpark.com/serpent.html

William

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CBCon Quote "We didn't even get wet"......30 seconds later you hear plop, then splash!!!!

(I am not associated with nor promoting the site above.)

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