I was also wondering what people thought would go in place of the antique cars if they are removed. The path along the lake and next to the dormit antique car side is very dead and very few people travel along that path even when the park is busy. Adding a major attraction would make sense, because it would draw people to that area of the park and help spread the crowd out.
If I where to make a logical guess of what they would add, based on the availbable space and the necessity to draw people to that area of the park: I think they would add either a major coaster, elaborate themed water ride, or possibly a big thrill ride such as another Huss Giant Ride.
The most logical ride would be a coaster. The parks last major coaster was the Son of Beast in 2000. The park has added major atractions since then, but they have been non coaster additions such as Tomb Raider the Ride and Delerium.
The coaster that I think they would add would be a second generation Boliger and Mabilard vertical drop coaster. Busch Garden's Tampa is rumored to receive this attraction in 2005, and is rumored to feature much more than just a vertical drop. It is rumored to have inversions and possibly some type of a launch.
Also is you remember back to the survey PKI did a while ago about possible future attractions, one of the attractions was the Addam's Family ride. This ride was described as having a vertical drop, numerous turns and twist all while being themed to the Addam's Family. This type of ride (it does not have to be the same theme) could be a possibility for Paramount Kings Island to add in the near future.
I'd love to see a coaster in that position... one that you could walk around and under, like Raptor or most of Hersheypark's coasters.
Just got a good reminder of why I have taken a back seat to the rumor mongering over the past year or so. Folks take things as gospel too easily.
Remember, anything is complete speculation until PKI announces something official. They have not announced anything as of yet, so what happens.... if anything... to the area remains to be seen. I do not have any sort of details or information to share about future attractions at PKI... I do, like everyone else, like to speculate though.
The area of the park in question has essentially lied dormant/untouched for several seasons now. And past history shows us that park may soon develop or revamp the area.
My advice to anyone is that if they are a fan of any older attraction at a park such as PKI that has seen it's better day... ride it and take pictures of the attraction for posterity. I do, because you never know what the future may hold.
What about Reptar?
You can walk basically around and through that whole coaster. Face/Off is kind of the same way although normally you aren't allowed to walk under the two lifts.
From what I remember hearing, correct me if I'm wrong, PKI has several hundred more acres of land they haven't even begun to touch.
I do have to say though, that area around the old antique cars would be a pretty awesome location. Especially if they included the pond, and even the area where the Seal/Sea Lion show used to be.
The Antique Car plot of land and adjacent waterside property would be an interesting spot for a new ride of some sort, a roller coaster perhaps.
If one thing is for certain though, the Action Zone seems to be maxed out. They do need to start to pull crowds away from that area.
I could see a station for a Gigacoaster going in the area we are talking about. I really don't want to see anything to high going directly behind the tower though. It might ruin the views of, and from, the tower. I think that is why all of the parks coasters are situated where they are; so that when you are up in the tower you can get a really good view of the coasters, and so that when you are looking at the tower from anywhere in the park your view isn't obstructed by a coaster.
Whatever they do will be great, methinks.
That being said, that lake/path would create an awesome environment for a coaster too...
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