New construction photos from Kings Island posted to Coasterguide

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2001 4:03 AM | Contributed by Shawn Wehrley

The center support column can now be seen from the air as it dominates the skyline over what will soon become Nickelodeon Central at Paramount's Kings Island. Supports continue to arrive by the truckload as construction kicks into high gear on the world's first junior inverted coaster manufactured by Vekoma of The Netherlands. Reptar will be the second Vekoma coaster in three years to be installed at Paramount's Kings Island. The daunting size of the Reptar is surprising to the employees at Kings Island.

"It looks large enough to be an adult coaster," says Jeffery Siebert, Public Relations, "The center column is huge."

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:40 AM
Great new photos coasterguide! Love the photos. Better than what PKI has with their "better late than never" webcam. Do you have any new shots of the wild thronberrys river adventure that you are going to post?

Ann

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 9:21 AM
I'm really starting to look forward to this. This is the kind of coaster I would love to have in my backyard!

Jacob
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:30 PM
[Please don't post park PR contacts here... I doubt that the reps want every enthusiast in the world to have their e-mail address. If you are comfortable distributing these addresses, and from experience I wouldn't be, then please do so by e-mail, or let them find it themselves. Thank you. -J]

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 1:32 PM
Thanks for your kind words Ann, I have a few shots that I took of the Thorberrys Log Flume, it is still quite a mess and under construction email me at: shawn@coasterguide.com and gime me your address and I will email them to you.

Regards...Shawn

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 3:18 PM
Again, great photos Sean, even if youe didn`t take these but got them from Jeffrey Siebert. Keep up the good work!
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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:26 PM
gatorwoodie...if you look on PKI's official site you can find the Media and PR contacts under the media section of the site. I posted it here for you since it was already posted in a public access area on the official site, but I obvioulsy violated a rule here on coasterbuzz by doing so.

Good Luck...Shawn

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 6:28 PM
Thanks coastersrz, most of the shots are mine, but the ground shots are a nice compliment too.

Shawn

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Wednesday, February 21, 2001 9:57 PM
Neat -- looks like it'll be interesting. Compact too... kinda mouse-sized from the looks of it. They need something new on that side of the park anyway...

Vekoma must have a hell of a lot of that green paint this year. Reptar's supports, X-Flight track, Deja Vu track... is there any 2001 Vekoma other than Batwing that's not got that green in it somewhere? :)

Maybe it's just a popular color this year. Morgan's got a similar shade of green at Kennywood...

(I honestly don't care, I don't get worked up over colors of rides -- just thought it was kinda silly...) :)
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 6:35 PM
The pictures are fine, but what is the purpose in taking so many shots of nothing but the green supports?
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Saturday, February 24, 2001 12:55 PM
Shawn,
When will you send me the pictures of the log flume? Also, it seems as if almost half the supports for Reptar are up bu there is no track up yet. Has any track arrived on site. PKI better get a move on it as opening day is less than six weeks away.
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Monday, February 26, 2001 3:38 PM
coastersrz...I emailed you and got an "Undeliverable" error from fuse.

Shawn

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Tuesday, February 27, 2001 12:10 AM
I think this looks much more interesting than a mouse, but it is very compact like one. I think that this could end up being one of those rides that reminds you that small coasters have their own charm and a different kind of excitement - like the Beastie.

Jacob
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Tuesday, February 27, 2001 3:34 PM
Shawn, I don`t know why my email didn`t work yesterday, but it should be working now. Try sending me the pictures again to rzerhusen@fuse.net If it doesn`t work let mw know!
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