Posted Friday, August 18, 2000 8:54 AM | Contributed by Jacob
With Paramount's Kings Island's announcement about a month away, The Cincinnati Enquirer is speculating on some of the possibilities for PKI's next ride. The article even mentions a "Giga-Twister" rumor with a 10,000 ft. long track.
[Ed. note: CoasterBuzz has it on good authority that Setpoint's Swing Thing (Super Saturator at Carowinds) is the most likely bet for the new ride. We've also learned that the likelyhood of an exclusivity agreement concerning Vekoma's "flying" coaster (like Stealth at Paramount's Great America) with Paramount is for real, as Paramount allegedly floated much of the research and development costs associated with developing the new ride. The pecking order seems to put PKI in line for the ride in 2002 or 2003.]
Super Soaker, whoopee-doo. Typical PKI move. SOB is the only thing good they've built there since the Beast. (1979?)
Pitiful. So is PKI, sorry, my home park to but it sucks big time.
I'll go to Cedar Point or even Holiday World before I'll venture back into that hokey park again.
Back in the 70's PKI was a classic place to go - it is now nothing more than a bland, corporate chain park with a bunch of stupid, half-hearted, bad movie themes involving bad movies and over-hyped rides that stink.
I'm sure PKI will get some great publicity out of this, and start lots of speculation. Then when it's finally announced, whatever it turns out to be, people will be disappointed, and it will get bashed to death by us coaster nuts. Haven't we been down this road before?
Those of you putting down PKI, I'll trade you guys straight across any day for PGA! You think PKI is lousy and you got it bad, try visiting this fiasco and see the mess Paramount has made out here at PGA. You'll have a new appreciation for PKI, 10 times better than this weak*****park, and that's no exaggeration.
you all make me so mad. Kings Island is a wonderful, fun, and clean FAMILY park. The rides are top notch. The Beast and the SOB rock, but thats not all. What about Vortex, OL:FOF, Top Gun, King Cobra, Face Off, and Drop Zone? You can't beat those rides. STOP bashing Kings Island. The lines may be long, but they are WELL worth the wait. Thanks for your time! Adam
Well ok, I truly hope PKI will get a Giga - Twister. But I don't think Paramount will do such a thing. BUT why would PKI add a SECOND family suspended roller coaster if they already have one in Scooby Doo's Ghoster Coaster??? Anyway they already have three family coasters with that, The Beastie, and Top Cat's Taxi Jam. PKI wouldn't add two of the same kind, would they?
Shaggy, ask yourself how PKD could add another launch coaster, already having two, and you'll understand normal logic doesn't work when talking about Paramount. And your right Jeff, the self-promotion has gotten out of hand. Draco said it best, "Paramount is pure business, and they run all their parks that way". They can care less what enthusiasts think until they have a new coaster to promote.
And Draco have you been to PGA lately? It is an absolute mess. Trash everywhere, half the rides are down and Top Gun's paint and theming is so bad that it was like standing in line for a giant garbage can. The park is running amok and instead of improving it, Paramount is too busy taking out classic attractions and teasing us with new ones only to rip them away. And there are promotions for EVERY film and t.v. show that they have out. It's everywhere. I'm about done with that park!
*** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 8/18/2000. ***