Paramount's Kings Island is looking for a few good enthusiasts to appear at the park for a press conference Thursday, August 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Paramount Theater. Admission is not included, and you must appear on time for the announcement.
I think Italian Job simply because PKI sends me those surveys all the time about what I think should go in the park, and one of them from the past year was about a new ride. They are hellbent on making a movie-themed ride and the Italian Job was clearly one of their prime targets as it was mentioned in every survey question.
Same thing happened last season when they asked what kind of food you'd like to see added, and Subway, the Forrest Gump place, and a chinese restaurant all featured prominently, and voila, they were all these the next season.
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I'll be the first to admit I could be wrong, if/when that occurs...perhaps a longer train with one car forwards and one backwards? :)
RotM gets 1,700pph... I think that's pretty good! I'd suspect this new PKI attraction will get great capacity, I think PKI realizes they might have a huge hit on their hands!
Just my $.02. Hopefully it's a coaster so I actually have a reason to revisit the park and they haven't added one in ages.
Anecdotally, it sounds like the results of their surveys don't have much to do with the ride selection. The survey which asked about Italian Job had it going against an Addams Family attraction. Those who commented on the survey invariably said they opted for the Addams ride.
I can picture a Paramount exec making the pitch to the board after the surveys came back with 5,000 votes for Addams and 5 votes for IJ. "As you can see from my not-to-scale chart, my pet project the Italian Job was the second highest vote getter while the Addams concept finished next to last!" :)
That number was given to me by a marketing person we talked with at the ride's media day. And from standing in that line five times over two days, I can tell it's at least close to that number - that line *never* stopped moving! You are in and out of the main "themed" room in 15mins or less.
I think whatever PKI installs will probably go where the markers are, and they aren't in Action Zone. :)
It's my understanding that the ride has another "unique conveyance device." Take that to mean whatever you want.
Ride-ops pushing you around and making "Vroom Vroom" noises?
But guess which ride we'll ask for ERT on for BeastBuzz? ;)
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