PKI fans... your support is needed.....

Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:16 AM

Last week I was estatic to find that PKI has returned to offering a poster sized park map for purchase at the gift shops.

Apparently the maps just arrived last week. They are being sold for $2.99 and include a bit more detail than the smaller free ones given at the gate.

The reason I post this is, PKI stopped selling the maps a few years ago due to declining interest. Selfishly, this is perhaps my favorite souvenier from any park. The fact that PKI has brought back the large poster map makes my day!

However I have been told that it is a test. That PKI will offer this map again next season only if it sells well. So as a favor to good 'ol Shaggy, the next time you visit PKI, if you have $2.99 to spare, please purchase one, or two or three or a thousand.

It makes a great souvenier and serves as a great time capsule of the park this season. Typically, the maps have had a great re-sale value many years later as many older PKI park maps sell on Ebay for good sums of money.

Here's hoping it continues to sell well. I bought 3 already. Oh, and the shop I found them in was at the entrance near GR. But I believe the other shops are also carrying them.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:27 AM

Two related questions here ... is PKI "day trip" distance from Pittsburgh? If not, are there cheap hotels close? I really don't remember the area at all as I was with my parents and was like 13 when I went and mainly slept when I wasn't in the park =)

And do Cedar Point's old maps like you're talking about have good re-sale value on ebay? Cause I have them dating back to before Mantis went in ... I also have an old PKI map from that year ...

*twinkle in my eye that I might have found a way to get to PKI this year ... *

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Steel - #1 Mantis, #2 Millie, #3 Wicked Twister
Wood - #1 Thunderbolt, #2 Beast, #3 Blue Streak
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:32 AM
PittDesigner, I'll buy a few from you.

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Hey man. Wanna buy some weed? Crack? Freepass on Millennium Force? I got the hook up...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:35 AM
I fondly remember haveing poster sized park maps from PKI when I was a kid. I would get them every year and compare them to the last. It's good to hear that they may be back.

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-KoRn is the Millennium Force of ROCK-

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:49 AM
I would buy a few from Pittdesigner too, im just dying to get more park maps, and what greater than a huge 1.

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:50 AM
Shaggy, I don't live near PKI. Could you pick me up one send it to me and I would send the money plus postage?

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-Sean Newman
88 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC Coaster # 100 in July.
Nitro Laps:105
B+R Launches:28

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 6:18 AM

3 BUCKS FOR A POSTER MAP?! They sell them for 97 cents at Cedar Point!

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Why do they report power outages on TV? SANDWICH! Feel free to call me Mack. Or S00perd00perhyper.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 7:30 AM
Ill be getting one next time I go. I got one from CP and thought it was 10x cooler than the other maps. Thanks for the updte Shaggy.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 7:39 AM
I'll buy one of the PKI ones and probably a couple others off of Ebay. They're pretty cool and I think they help bring back memories of your visit. IB gives out FREE giant maps at the main entrance, but last year they were way out of date, because the area where Big Flush and Double Shot isn't even there.

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HuKeD oNN fonickS dusinT wOrK"[;.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 8:23 AM
What's GR Shaggy, I'm having a dead day here? I'll pick one up for ya and s00pergir, stop talking about Cedar Point that's really annoying
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 9:06 AM
PittDesigner, I think the drive would be about 5-6 hours each way. That's one long day trip, but doable if you're really gung ho about it. I'm not sure about cheep hotels close to the park, but I'm sure you could find several somewhere between you and the park.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 9:12 AM
I guess I'll have to go up there and get one for myself. :)

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Bill Yost
"I never rode a B&M I didn't like.":)
http://www.small-business-webs.com/pkizone

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 9:12 AM

Yea I guess ... I do CP all the time, got in at 3:45am last Tuesday nite ... 5-6 hours sounds a little rough tho - especially since my friends are all butt-nuggets (see beer thread) and either aren't allowed to drive that far or can't drive stick shifts so i end up doing all the driving.

Guess I'll have to work on the hotel money before I set out for the park then

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Steel - #1 Mantis, #2 Millie, #3 Wicked Twister
Wood - #1 Thunderbolt, #2 Beast, #3 Blue Streak
"The key to a happy life is moderation" -- Jon Stewart

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 9:53 AM
On Friday, I saw them and immediately had my $3 ready, but the girl at the counter said she'd be right back, and when she came back, she told me it was free. Can't explain this, but I didn't make a big news flash about it to everyone around.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 9:56 AM

Arrrgh, I just got back from there today. :(

Oh well. If I go back this year, I'll be sure to get some!

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"I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity."
- George W. Bush

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:01 AM
Shaggy I will buy one for ya, just because its you, it would look good on my wall? How big are they?

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:46 PM

Teenage Ninja said:
s00pergir, stop talking about Cedar Point that's really annoying


What the heck? I hardly ever talk about CP! What is your malfunction?!

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Why do they report power outages on TV?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 6:08 PM
Hmmm...anyone want to help a girl out and trade one for a MIA souvenir? We've got new patches :) Drop me a line if you're interested.

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Kara (car-uh)
795 Laps
382 in '02
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 6:15 PM
I agree that these maps are the greatest souvenirs! The CP ones are only 94 cents coming out to an even dollar with tax! I have one from each of the last three years framed and hanging in my room. I plan on collecting one each year. I usually look for them at other parks too, but I'm usually out of luck as far as finding them. Kudos to PKI for stocking them. Even though $2.99 is higher than CP's price, it's still a cheap and nice souvenir. I'd definitely pick one up if I was out there.

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 6:22 PM
Could someone pick me up one and I could pay for it and shipping please.

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-Sean Newman
88 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC Coaster # 100 in July.
Nitro Laps:105
B+R Launches:28

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