My winter blahs Kings Island Trivia quiz

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 6:18 AM
I typically do this every winter or so.... so here are some Trivia questions for those PKI buffs... good luck! I'll post answers tomorrow.

Shaggy

- What was a proposed name for the Drop Zone Stunt Tower before it was decided to call it “Drop Zone?”
- When was the Xtreme Skyflyer added?
- The International Resteraunt opened in what year?
- On the exterior of the bathrooms located in Rivertown near the now-defunct Antique cars, what decorative pictures hang above the water fountains?
- What was proposed by PKI to toy manufacturer Mattel as a giant walk through attraction, but never materialized?
- What was the original name of Hanna Barbera Land?
- Who is the current General Manager of Paramount’s Kings Island?
- How many signature horses are on the Carousel?
- What banner hung on the front of the Eiffel Tower during the parks grand opening? What did it say?
- The current location of the floral clock is actually it’s second. When the park first opened, where was the floral clock located?
- What is different about the Paramount’s Kings Island version of Action Theatre from the Action Theatre at all other Paramount Parks?
- What park did the PKI Carousel originally come from?
- Where was the original proposed location for Tomb Raider?
- What is significant about the current PKI marketing Rep, Jeffrey Siebert’s, birthdate?
- Does anything still exist from the former “Frontier Trail” nature walk that was located for several years in the area of Beast and the former Kenton’s Cove Keelboat Canal?
- What track is “closed” on Adventure Express?
- According to the call board prop in the ride, what time was Hilda Bovine, the high note hitting soprano in Phantom Theatre, scheduled to go on stage?
- The candy shop at the entrance to Coney Mall was originally home to what popular skill game?
- What was “Wings” resterant called before it became “Wings?”
- How long is the Beast?


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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 6:20 AM
I suck. PKI is my home park and I don't know a single one of these, off the top of my head...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 6:32 AM

Beast is 7400'...all the rest, I dont have a clue

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 6:47 AM

- When was the Xtreme Skyflyer added? 1995

- What park did the PKI Carousel originally come from?
Coney Island Cincinnati

- Where was the original proposed location for Tomb Raider? Where King Cobra was and Delirium will be.

- How long is the Beast? 7,392ft.

I'm not much of a historian, but try to stump me on my PKI coaster statistics.

Edit: Earlier this winter I submited 25 PKI questions to my friend who works in the Tech Services Department at PKI. Next year on Q-TV look for "PKI Trivia."

-Charlie Weingartner

*** This post was edited by Darth Saambe on 1/21/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 7:37 AM

- What is significant about the current PKI marketing Rep, Jeffrey Siebert’s, birthdate?

Jeff was born on the same day PKI opened to the public.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 8:37 AM
- On the exterior of the bathrooms located in Rivertown near the now-defunct Antique cars, what decorative pictures hang above the water fountains?

A man and woman dressed in turn-of-the-centry outfits

- The International Resteraunt opened in what year?
1973 (?)

- What is different about the Paramount’s Kings Island version of Action Theatre from the Action Theatre at all other Paramount Parks?
Ours is a double-theater

- When was the Xtreme Skyflyer added?
Mid 1995, and was called "Drop Zone"

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:01 AM

john peck said:

- What is different about the Paramount’s Kings Island version of Action Theatre from the Action Theatre at all other Paramount Parks?
Ours is a double-theater



Nope. PKD's is also a double theater. Not sure about the others.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:09 AM
-International Resturaunt opened in 1973.
-The current general manager is Craig Ross. He started working in the park as a food service employee. He was a supervisor and worked his way up. He left the park around 1998 and worked for coorperate at Carowinds. The last general manager was Tim Fisher. (Just going a little more in depth on that one)
-The banner on the Eifel Tower on opening day red "C'mon get Happy!". It was a square yellow banner with red lettering. I'm pretty sure this banner is still hanging in the sign shop along with some of the others.
-The floral clock and calendar used to be at the front two legs of the Eifel Tower. (I think, if not it was across the way against the fountain)
-PKI's Action Theatre has two theatres.
-The Carosel came from Cincinnati's Coney Island along with other rides and actual buildings.
-Wing's used to be called Columbia Palace and was rethemed to an old Paramount movie once they bought the park.

I'm not sure about other answers so I'm not putting them just yet.

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Wood Rules!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:18 AM

Original name for HB?Im going to say teh Happy Land of Hanna Babera land.

Current PKI GM Craig Ross.

How many horses on the carosel there is suppose to be 48 but some have been removed for the carrages.

Where did the carosel come from Cincinnati Coney Island

Whats the singificance of Jeff Seiberts Birth date He was born on the day hte park opened.

Original propsed spot for TR:TR I'm going to say where WTRA is.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:39 AM

I'm gonna add a few questions on the Shaggy's list. These are the ones I submitted to the park, and you'll probably see them next year!

- When was Kings Island’s Carousel originally built?

- What Kings Island coaster is credited for starting the roller coaster boom we're in today?

- Kings Island holds the record for longest coaster in North America. What ride is it?

- How long did it take to design and build The Beast?

- What was Kings Island's first steel roller coaster?

- After The Beast opened what was the next wooden coaster to open?

- Before Action Zone, the same area of the park was called what?

- Kings Island’s Beastie was originally named what?

- What popular TV Sitcom shot one of their episodes at Kings Island?

- What game did Greg Brady play during The Brady Bunch episode filmed at Kings Island?

- How many of Kings Island’s roller coasters have two lift hills?

- Kings Island’s Eiffel Tower is what proportion smaller than the real one in Paris?

- Paramount Theater open in 1976 originally named what?

- White Water Canyon first opened in what year?

- What was the first movie/simulator to open in Action FX Theator?

- Wild Thornberry’s River Adventure opened in 1972 with the parks first year but was moved from where?

- The now not operating Lion Country Safari opened with over 300 animals in what year?

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:41 AM

Darth...

- Kings Island holds the record for longest coaster in North America. What ride is it?

The Beast

- What popular TV Sitcom shot one of their episodes at Kings Island?

The Brady Bunch

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:43 AM

Shall I answer them? Tell you what, I'll give others a few hours then reply ;-)

Shaggy

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:46 AM

Yeah, they are fairly simple because most of the GP couldn't answer tougher ones.

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If I were an artichoke, I'd give you my heart.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:52 AM

Here are my answers to Darth (no offense Shaggy, yours were a little tougher and I don't know):

- What Kings Island coaster is credited for starting the roller coaster boom we're in today? -- The Racer

- Kings Island holds the record for longest coaster in North America. What ride is it? -- For Wooden (The Beast)

- How long did it take to design and build The Beast? -- 3 years

- What was Kings Island's first steel roller coaster? -- Barvarian Beetle

- After The Beast opened what was the next wooden coaster to open? -- his son (SOB)

- Before Action Zone, the same area of the park was called what? -- Adventure Village

- Kings Island’s Beastie was originally named what? -- Scooby Doo

- What popular TV Sitcom shot one of their episodes at Kings Island? -- There were 2: Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family

- What game did Greg Brady play during The Brady Bunch episode filmed at Kings Island? -- Coin toss?

- How many of Kings Island’s roller coasters have two lift hills? 1 (The Beast).

- Kings Island’s Eiffel Tower is what proportion smaller than the real one in Paris? -- 1/3 the height

- Paramount Theater open in 1976 originally named what? -- American Heritage Hall of Fame (?)

- White Water Canyon first opened in what year? -- 1985

- What was the first movie/simulator to open in Action FX Theator? -- Bond 007

- Wild Thornberry’s River Adventure opened in 1972 with the parks first year but was moved from where? -- Coney Island

- The now not operating Lion Country Safari opened with over 300 animals in what year? -- 1977 (?)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:58 AM
-Racer started the boom
-Beast is longest in North America
-Son of Beast was the next wood after the Beast
-Bavarien Beetle was the first steel coaster
-Adventure Village before it was called Action Zone
-Beastie originally had a Scooby name
-Brady Bunch episode was shot in the park
-Greg played the football toss. (If he didn't someone on the show did)
-4 coasters have two lift hills:
The Beast
The Racer (one for each side)
Adventure Express
Face/Off (one for each spike)
-Days of the Thunder was the first movie to be simulated in the FX theatre
-The Wild Thornberry's ride came from Cincinnati's Coney Island but under a different name (obviously since Wild Thornberry's didn't exist in 1972)

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Wood Rules!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:58 AM

Coasterdude, you had all right except for 5 of them.

Edit: BeastFreak, all the ones you answered were correct.

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If I were an artichoke, I'd give you my heart.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:37 PM
If I`m not mistaken, The Beast is 7,352 feet long, or at least that`s what the Gold Pass calendar stated this past season. Also, PKI`s current general manager, Craig Ross, started working at PKD in food service in 1975 I believe, before he became PKI`s general manager this past year.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 2:27 PM
PKD, PKI, and Carowinds ALL have double theater's in for the Action FX theatre(I've been on Carowinds and PKD's so i can verify that), and Days of Thudner was the first show there, with James Bond 007: License to Thrill coming in after a few years(thats why all the seats r double seats, it was 2 be like a race car for Days of Thunder). I'm still wondering what is different about it, other than maybe it's cause it's behind PKI's Racing Woodie???

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 4:13 PM

Here are my answers to Darth Saambe's trivia questions..... the answers to mine will appear tomorrow in a seperate thread.

- When was Kings Island's Carousel originally built?

1926

- What Kings Island coaster is credited for starting the roller coaster boom we're in today?

Racer, although I don't think we are in a rollercoaster boom any longer.

- Kings Island holds the record for longest coaster in North America. What ride is it?

Well, Beast is the single longest, but as far as a coaster with the most track feet a sly contender would be Racer. Depending on whether you count it as one or two coasters.

- How long did it take to design and build The Beast?

It was a 2 year design and construction project.

- What was Kings Island's first steel roller coaster?

Bavarian Beetle was the first steel in the park. But as far as a steel coaster built specifically for KI, the Screamin Demon.

- After The Beast opened what was the next wooden coaster to open?

Son of Beast, 21 years later.

- Before Action Zone, the same area of the park was called what?

Adventure Villiage... before that, Wild Animal Habitat.

- Kings Island's Beastie was originally named what?

The Scooby Doo... and it was green. It changed names to Beastie in 1980 when a tunnel was added.

- What popular TV Sitcom shot one of their episodes at Kings Island?

Both the Partridge Family and Brady Bunch filmed there.

- What game did Greg Brady play during The Brady Bunch episode filmed at Kings Island?

Football toss, and the game attendant was named Marge.

- How many of Kings Island's roller coasters have two lift hills?

Currently or over all of KI's history? Currently 4 if you count Racer as one coaster. As far as throughout the park's history..... 5.

- Kings Island's Eiffel Tower is what proportion smaller than the real one in Paris?

1/3 scale is what the park says, but actually just a tad shy of 1/3.

- Paramount Theater open in 1976 originally named what?

The Amercian Heritage Music Hall

- White Water Canyon first opened in what year?

1985

- What was the first movie/simulator to open in Action FX Theator?

Days Of Thunder, in 1994.

- Wild Thornberry's River Adventure opened in 1972 with the parks first year but was moved from where?

Actually the King's Mill Log Flume opened with the park in 1972 after being transferred from Cincinnati's Coney Island. It was built for them in 1968 by Arrow Development for $500,000.00. Wild Thornberry's actually opened in 2001.

- The now not operating Lion Country Safari opened with over 300 animals in what year?

1974 along with the entire Wild Animal Habitat area.

Shaggy

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R.I.P. Maestro
Phantom Theater 1992-2002

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 4:52 PM
Shaggy hit everyone right on the money! The only one that is contestable is that the game Greg Brady played is called "Quarterback" and not football toss. :)
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