PKI to host an "Italian Job:Stunt Track" construction tour

Friday, December 17, 2004 10:17 AM

PKI is graciously inviting enthusiasts to tour construction of "The Italian Job: Stunt Track."

Yes, that's right. On Friday January 14th, at 9am, PKI will host a walk-through on the site of the park's forthcoming 13th coaster.

The wonderful marketing staff will be on hand to guide the tour, and answer general questions.

There's no need to pre-register or such, just show up at Security Post 3 (the employee entrance to the extreme right of the main gates) by 9am.

The main parking lot will be open for parking, but should some snow fall it will not be cleared. ;-) Dress very warmly, and please wear shoes and clothing that will not mind some mud or dirt. The construction site is just that, a construction site... so wearing footwear you are not concerned about is important.. and being on good, safe behavior is key.

Thsi should be a fun chance to get a first hand look at next seasons sure-fire hit. It's also a chance to see what other unexpected, and unannounced changes the park is making for 2005.... ;-)

Thanks to PKI for consistantly opening up such fun opportunities for us fans!

See you there!

Shaggy

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Friday, December 17, 2004 11:28 AM
Shaggy, I don't travel up North during the snow season, but tell Jeff I said Hi! :)

PKI definitely knows how to keep enthusiasts *enthralled*...:)

Have fun everyone, and someone hit Shaggy with a snowball for me...;)

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Friday, December 17, 2004 11:42 AM
PKI is so awesome for doing this, but since I hate being cold and muddy, I'll pass. I'll wait until I can actually ride the thing. :)

/looking forward to media day
//hope I'm invited this year

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Friday, December 17, 2004 11:42 AM
Now...someone hit Den with a snowball too...;)
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 12:15 AM
That would be an awesome birthday present if I could go. Since I have school off that day, but it's too early.
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 5:56 AM
Shame on you all! You should know that throwing snowballs is a very unsafe practice, and that as enthusiasts, we need to be more responsible about that sort of behavior!

*whips out a snowball machine gun, starts to mow all you bastards down* ;)

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 1:37 PM
And I bring out a Super Soaker water machine gun which will feel REALLY good in this freezing weather right about now. :-D

-Tina

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 2:44 PM

Shaggy said:


so wearing footwear you are not concerned about is important.. and being on good, safe behavior is key.

Shaggy


What does this button do?

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Friday, January 7, 2005 12:14 AM
Is anyone planning to be at PKI for this event?
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Friday, January 7, 2005 4:00 AM
thrillerman,

I will be there. I know of a few others that plan on being that as well.

-Sean

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Friday, January 7, 2005 9:07 AM
A couple of friends and I might make the trek from Lexington, if the weather is somewhat decent (no rain). I missed the Boomerang Bay construction tour, and don't want to make the same mistake this year with IJ:ST.

Jerry

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Monday, January 10, 2005 8:49 PM
We'll be there. Can't pass up a chance to check out some new construction. Should be a nice warm-up for NoCoaster. Now... if only we could do something about the weather. Friday is looking pretty cold.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:59 AM
CoasterFamily,

It wouldn't be a PKI construction tour unless we were all freezing. The last few before No Coaster have all been pretty damn cold. We shouldn't be surprised though. After all, we will be in a Ohio park during the winter. Then again, Ohio has had some nice warm spells this season. Let's hope for the best!

-Sean (at least the mud will be frozen if it's cold enough)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:55 PM
Steve from PKI wanted me to remind you of these details...

Everyone here at Paramount's Kings Island would just like to remind the enthusiast community about the upcoming construction tour of the new Italian Job Stunt Track on Friday, Jan. 14. Anyone and everyone interested in seeing this new ride's construction progress first-hand is invited to join us at 9:00 a.m. at Security Post 3, just in front of the associate parking lot.

The tour will be held rain or shine, so please remember to dress appropriately. Old shoes and casual clothes are encouraged as you will be walking through the construction site. Also, don't forget to bring your cameras. We would like to thank everyone in advance for a great tour and look forward to seeing you all this Friday.

The PKI Marketing Communications Team

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:21 PM
I hurd about this. I live a state away and have to be at work friday night. I really want to go to this. I know PKD did the same thing with Scooby Doo's Haunted Mation.

Hope some one takes pics...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 11:09 PM
It must have been quite a HURDle to set this up.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 11:12 PM
I'm planning on attending. This will be my first 'enthusiast' event as well, so I'm looking forward to putting some faces to names. We'll see how close I get to making it to my 11:30 class at UC. (Answer: probably won't).

Shaggy, can you give us an idea of how far along the project is? What can we expect to see? I'm 5 months away from a degree in Structural Engineering, so I enjoy nerdy construction site information. ;)

ps - Shaggy, did you know a Mike Williams at PKI? He's a good friend of mine.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 11:28 PM
I will be attending also. I am not a huge coastergeek but I do love roller coasters. Mainly I will be attending because I love seeing things in the construction phase. Bridges, Building, Coasters, you name it. I love watching contruction. (Okay, maybe I am a Geek).

Anyway, I have a question for those who have been on PKI construction tours before. What Usually happens? Is it similar to the Behind the scenes tours we have recieved at Beastbuzz?

Also, has there ever been any opportunity to perhaps purchase any Merchandise? It would be great to bring back an Italian Job Shirt, Mug, Poster, Button or something to tease my Coaster Geek friends who could not go.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005 1:47 AM
James,

What usually happens on these tours is someone from the park will walk us around in a group and point out highlights of the site. There also may be time to ask some questions.

Out of the tours I have done, there never has been a chance to purchase anything. Remember, the park is closed for the season.

As for the site itself, my guess is there will be a lot of "shaping" taking place before the actual coaster starts to really go vertical. Track is now at the park but I am not sure if any of it has been installed just yet. We will find out on Friday.

I know Paramount Canada's Wonderland has shown some recent construction photos on their site. There are now footers and steel going up for buildings.

Ohio has been getting hit rather hard with bad weather this year so progress may be stalled a bit. Just tonight in Columbus we had a really loud thunderstorm. It's supposed to be really warm on Thursday, but back down to 8 degrees on Friday.

Brrrrrrr.

-Sean

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:18 AM

coasterclint said:
I live a state away and have to be at work friday night.

When did Virginia Move? You VA people and your thinking WV isn't a state!

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