PKICentral.com adds aerial photographs

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2006 1:03 PM | Contributed by BoddaH1994

PKICentral.com has added over a dozen images taken by our aerial photographer of Paramount's Kings Island. This includes Nickelodeon Universe construction, Great Wolf Lodge construction, general off-season rehab and more.

Link: Kings Island Central

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 1:20 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar Nice pics! I didn't realize so much work was being done in the kids area of the park.

Is it just me? Or does PKICentral look strikingly similar to CB?

~Rob Willi

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 1:30 PM
Did Top Gun get repainted? It looks blue in those photos.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 3:51 PM

Is it just me? Or does PKICentral look strikingly similar to CB?

I'm going to go ahead and write that off as general arrogance since with the exception of the backdrop, which both sites have used for years, the sites look NOTHING alike.

But yes, there is a lot of work done with Nick Universe. The area will be nothing like how you remember it. In addition to the rethemeing, PKI is adding three new rides, all of which are manufactured by Zamperla. These include a Kite Flyer, a Jumping Star, and a customized Skater with a camel hump.

It may not exactly be the cup of tea for people on here, but the kids will love it!

Regards,

Ryan

Media Director

PKICentral.com

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 3:58 PM
Jeff's avatar How does that make Willi arrogant? Are you sure you know what that word means?
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 4:12 PM
Umm yeah... it's a state of overbearing pride.

I took his comments as a "The site I post on is so much better than their site that they copy off of the site I post on." kind of deal. Sorry if I misinterpreted the post, but that's how I read it.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:26 PM
Soooo... Did Top Gun get re-painted?
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:33 PM
Jeff's avatar Why would he be proud of something he has nothing to do with. I think you're really reading into things.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:45 PM
Oooooooooookay.....

Anyway, my GOD Son of Beast is a beautiful coaster. Absolutely incredible looking.

Until you get on it, that is. ;)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 6:47 PM
Vater's avatar Well, it still looks incredible when you get on it...but that's where the incredibility ends. Well, except for the pain. The pain's pretty incredible. Yup.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 9:02 PM
It doesn't look that way, RCMAC. I think it's just the photographs or at least I hope so because that is an ugly shade of blue.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2006 12:07 AM
I think it's just the lighting. Even from the tower, Top Gun looks a little more blue than it really is.

Also, just to clear up any confusion before it ever happens, if you look at the SOB photos, you'll see what kind of looks like a tunnel or something, but it's actually just a tarp over the track. They did the same thing last year and it started a widespread rumor when our photos went up which was of course proven not to be true.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006 10:44 PM
It deffinitly looks like Top Gun's supports were repaited blue.

Here are some pics:

Original Pic:

http://photos.pkicentral.com/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=11

New Pics:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/rollercoasterphoto.htm?i=240

http://photos.pkicentral.com/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=23

http://photos.pkicentral.com/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=24

http://photos.pkicentral.com/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=27

*** This post was edited by Hamster Boy 2/1/2006 10:49:45 PM ***

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006 11:36 PM
Whats the deal with King Kobra? Didnt they say it was in a warehouse somewhere. Cause that being said it is just laying out in the open. Do they have some plans for it to be sent somewhere, because they could just rebuild it where they have the parts for it.

I never rode it that is why im asking.

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 4:14 PM
King Cobra had too many problems to mention here, but when it comes down to it, it surely seems like the ride is headed nowhere except for the scrap pile. Granted, the ride has gone up for auction before, but the implication was that it was kind of for parts only.

To answer your other questions, there are a couple of boneyards where the King Cobra is stored. All of the track (to my knowledge) is stored outdoors, exposed to the elements. Some of the boneyards can be found behind the Racer and Son of Beast. The trains are actually stored inside Flight of Fears main bowl, so that's the only part that may be considered actually 'in a warehouse'.

If you want to see this stuff, then I recommend attending Beastbuzz at PKI which is going to be on June 17th of 06. I've been to the past two of these and Beastbuzz never fails as a good time. In fact, I'm willing to say that the 2004 Beastbuzz was the best time I've ever had up there and I go... a lot... lol. I'm sure more details of the event will be released as it draws closer.

Ryan

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