PKI honors guest of a thousand visits

Posted Friday, July 23, 2004 10:22 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Paramount's Kings Island officials honored Don Helbig Thursday for his 1,000th visit to Kings Island. Helbig, his wife Laura and daughter Maria, 9, walked in on a red carpet and he was presented with an oversized commemorative ticket as a memento. He's also credited with over 11,000 rides on The Racer.

Read more from AP via WLWT/Cincinnati.

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Friday, July 23, 2004 10:56 AM
I'm not sure whether to yell out "Congratulations!" or "Nerd!" Does this mean I have grounds for a lawsuit due to emotional pain? ;)
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Friday, July 23, 2004 11:36 AM
Gee, if he got all of that attention then Rotor Fred over at Geauga Lake should have a section of the park named after him.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 11:58 AM
1,000 times - that's three years of your life spent at PKI. Sheesh. It feels like I've been to PKI 1,000 times, but in reality it's probably more like 50.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 1:23 PM
Yeah Haybaler man at Geauga Lake is there almost every day and wears a shirt that I believe has over 40,000 rides accumulated on it. We should try to get him some kind of recognition.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 1:39 PM
For what it's worth, Rotor Fred used to hang out on the Wild Cat at Idora park until it shut down. He'd come out every night after work.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 2:10 PM
40,000 rides only deserves the attention of a mental institution.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 3:32 PM
I don't disregard for a minute the fact that Fred is a little...um...off. But, he could be doing far worse than riding spinning rides all day long.

I mean, I don't know, he could be dancing around naked outside a hotel room after admitting he never graduated high school....didn't really apply to med. school...and butchered his wife.

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Friday, July 23, 2004 3:35 PM
wahoo...do we really need to make jokes out of current news murder cases?
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Friday, July 23, 2004 3:57 PM
Need? No that is probably too strong of a word.

I guess I could change my joke.

I mean, I don't know, he could be huting down his wife's killer on a golf course somewhere...while stealing satellite tv...beating up drivers who cut him off...but all the while knowing that he butchered his wife and her lover.

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Saturday, July 24, 2004 2:00 PM
I'm surprised Pk didn't give the guy a bill... 1000 x divided by probibly 10 years worth of season passes... yo' boss, how much did we lose on this guy???? lol
He is truly using the system to the fullest....
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Sunday, July 25, 2004 2:42 PM
Yeah, but think about how much they made on word of mouth and food/items.
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