PKI looking for enthusiasts to put Beast to sleep

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2002 3:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Weather permitting, Paramount's Kings Island would like to invite entusiasts to join them for the final ride of The Beast for Paramount's Kings Island's 2002 season by meeting at the front entrance to The Beast at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 3.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:44 AM
Are they shutting it down for good or for the season?
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Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:07 AM

Just for the season. I would take the trip if they would deliver a trimless ride.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:08 AM
Its impossible the trim brakes a now a passive system.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:32 AM
john peck's avatar Kings Island are just the best. They always do nice things for us like this.

They did it last year, and even stuck by it when the Beast was only running 2 trains. It was very kind of them to do so.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:27 AM
Robodud's avatar I'm there! Along with John (Micheal Darling), Kristin (KicksTheSky), and Patrick (cdpointcrazy04) we will get that last ride of the season. I think it would be sweet if we can ride the Beast in the snow, it would be a great way to close my coaster season :).

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:48 AM
Vater's avatar BLARGGG! If only it wasn't an 8-hour drive! I'd do it if I didn't have to work the following Monday.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:20 AM

wooohoooooo!!!!

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-Patrick

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:21 AM

Yes, its been a very nice tradition the park has had the last few years. I remember it was part of SOB Hart Hat Tour Day in 1999, then the Beast crew informally offered it in 2000, then the park formally offered it last year, and this year they are passing the invite around.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:37 AM

Sweet. I get to put two coasters to bed for the winter. The world's greatest Steelie and the world's longest Woodie. Ah, sweet joy.

I love how Rob just included me in that group before I even knew about it. I guess he just assumed that since I was there... Of course, I'm not turning down the invite!

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- John
I got a B&M T-shirt!

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:49 AM
Do you have to be a member of a club or anything or do you just show up? Also, how many people do you think will be there, I mean there can only truely be one last ride. *** This post was edited by Beast_rocks on 10/31/2002. ***
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Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:56 AM
My God they almost gave me a heartattack! I thought they were shutting down the ride for good. Man, I wish I were free that day though.
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Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:58 AM

Im gonna be there.WHOO HOO!

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 11:06 AM

John it's funny how he includes you and not me LOL

I will be there as well.

Can't touch our Maggie ride but still should be amazing.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 11:48 AM

BRRRR! Dont freeze to death down there :) Wish I could be there...

Jim

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:53 PM

Well I may have been working while you guys got your Maggie ride, but nothing is keeping me from this!!

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 7:42 PM
I wish I were there lol :)!

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*** This post was edited by The Beast on 11/1/2002. ***

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 7:47 PM
What exactly is this? Is it one last ride after the park closes or is it ERT?
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Friday, November 1, 2002 3:15 AM

If they do it as has been done in the past, what happens is they cut the line at closing time for the general public. During this time the enthusiasts mingle in Beast plaza waiting for the queue to empty out and the GP to finish riding, then the enthusiasts are admitted to the Beast for one ride. If there are over 36 present, yes they will be split up into two (or more if need be) trains.

In some years they have admitted the enthusiasts for the final ride using the original exit path. (That is through the service gate next to the current Beast entrance and to the end of that path to about where the nature trail through the woods used to be (who else remembers there was a nature trail and canoe rental in this corner of the park, quite the rustic recreational park theme), then across the bridge, where then finally up one of the emergency exit stairways.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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Friday, November 1, 2002 3:56 AM

I'll be there and I have made the suggestion for a flyerfest about 4pm.

Anyone care to join us?

Last year was much fun despite long lines. John Peck and many others of us had fun the last couple hours even though the park was jammed, It was still fun with all of us at the flyers, Chatting, Flying and watching the others SNAP like crazy!

Chuck, who will also be at the flyers for a spell around 10:30 :)

BTW, I want to thank PKI for doing this again this year. My thanks gose out to them. Be sure to thank Jeff and the gang personally sunday :)

\c

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Charles Nungester.
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