October 30, 2001
Dear TOMB RAIDER: The Ride enthusiast,
It is hard to believe that our 2001 season at Paramount's Kings Island
about to come to a close after this weekend Nov. 3 & 4th. This is your
chance to see, in-person, TOMB RAIDER: The Ride (TR:TR) under
We would like to thank all of our guests and enthusiasts for making
award-winning memorable season.
PLEASE NOTE 2001 SEASON PASS HOLDERS..... This is your last weekend to
purchase and process your 2002 season pass and receive your free
just a friendly reminder.
Now for the Future.....
In less than one month the exploration begins when you receive an
link to behind-the-scenes construction information and photos. The
mystery of 2002 unveils right before your very eyes.... what will it
TOMB RAIDER: The Ride promises to change the face of thrill ride
and you have a front row seat as the most ambitious project in
Kings Island's 30-year history materializes from a designers dream into
Who is involved in this project?
What are the details of the theming design?
Where is this new attraction being built?
What is the ride like?
All of these questions and more are answered in the winter months
Stay tuned...more to come.....the adventure lives on!
Make sure your friends and family don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime
experience...please visit www.pki.com to sign-up for you TOMB RAIDER:
If you would like to remove your e-mail for the list...just let me
Paramount's Kings Island
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
While a little low on info, this letter really builds the suspense. Thanks for posting it.
"I’m more than a bird..I’m more than a plane...More than some pretty face beside a train...It’s not easy to be me"-Five for Fighting "Superman" dedicated to all of the hardworking rescuers of the WTC...
*** This post was edited by Mr. Mouse on 10/31/2001. ***
As for the "flat ride in a box" people choking on words, that goes both ways, SFMWManiac87 ;)
Scott W. Short
I watch the construction, and I don't know what it is..
quailroberts: i must disagree with you, pki has built a few bad rides...honestly i don't believe that top gun was a great investment for the park, that ride has been around for less than ten years and is one of the least popular coasters in the park. but all in all pki builds excellent rides.....the beast and and racers are proof of that......those rides are world class.
Just occurred to me...how many would consider Spiderman to be a "flat ride in a box"?
Were I in a position to decide, I'd classify The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman as a dark ride. Of course, PKI isn't even close to being in the same league of entertainment as Universal or Disney parks, and so I would be beyond surprised if it turns out to be anything on par with TAAoS.
I can't really quite explain why, but I'm doubtful that PKI, or Paramount in general, would go contract out a completely unique ride system. Parks like Paramount, or Six Flags, or Marriot, or Cedar Fair, or whomever, often pursue turnkey solutions because they're easily cloned, and significantly cheaper.
Tomb Raider: The Ride sounds like a glorified flat ride in a box; like it or not. Maybe it'll be the greatest flat ride in a box on the face of the earth, but that's probably all it'll be. But, in any case, at least PKI is making a move toward a more thematically cohesive and story driven attraction, rather than simply throwing in another variation of the spin 'n' puke formula.
~ Michael ~
By the way, how can anyone make judgements on a ride under these circumstances:
1. The ride itself hasn't even been built
2. PKI has given NO info as to what the ride is
3. No one has even seen pictures of the proposed ride
All that we know is that PKI has said repeatedly that this is a NEW type of ride, one that we've never seen before. Until one or more of these things has been accomplished, no one can say anything about how good or bad the ride will be. The reason I think that it will be good, though, is that PKI does not have a history of spending this much money promoting a ride and PKI does have a history of producing good rides.
"pki has built a few bad rides...honestly i don't believe that top gun was a great investment for the park, that ride has been around for less than ten years and is one of the least popular coasters in the park. "
Personally, i don't think that Top Gun was a world-class ride either. But it IS a good ride. The reason it's the least popular ride in the park is that it is surrounded mostly by rides that ARE world class. Right next to it are SOB and Drop Zone. And Vortex, FOF, and Beast are not far away either. King Cobra and the Racer are still great rides, and when they were built they were the best in the world. (as far as the investment, i don't think it cost the park that much money. the lift goes up the side of a hill and the ride is rather short. Plus it is a sponsored ride, meaning a lot of it was paid for by Gillete.)
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