Riders needed for Discovery Channel video shoot at PKI

Posted Sunday, November 10, 2002 10:42 AM | Contributed by Sean F.

Paramount's Kings Island needs 100 very enthusiastic riders to participate in a video shoot for the Discovery Channel. Tomb Raider: The Ride will be featured in a future edition of Extreme Rides.

To participate:

  • Riders must be at least 54 inches tall.
  • Riders must wear bright, solid color clothes with NO logos. No park wear of any type is permitted. Summer clothes are recommended. It may be cold outside but remember, Tomb Raider is an indoor ride. You can wear your jacket and store it someplace inside "the tomb."
  • The park will be serving a catered lunch to those that attend the video shoot.
  • All participants will get two free tickets for the 2003 season.
  • The shoot will take place Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and you will be required to ride repeatedly, often having to sit for long periods of time as cameras are repositioned.

The first 100 people to respond will be admitted to the shoot and further instructions on parking and such will be provided. Please RSVP to Jeffrey Siebert at jeffrey.siebert@paramountparks.com.

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 11:35 AM
Remember, even if it is just overgrown Top Spin in a box with some above average themeing, You MUST foam at the mouth and drool, while praising it as most intense, most unique, and best ride ever. Bonus points if you make sure to mention how glad you were that they got Tomb Raider instead of that indoor roller coaster that everyone was sooo sure was going to go in that box. This is just televison so its ok to be a shill for the park and comprimise your true opinions for a couple of free tickets and a all expense paid visit to the roach coach. Need insperation? See Paul Ruben or a die hard ACEr, they will show you the way. Have a good time everyone!
Sunday, November 10, 2002 11:38 AM
It's interesting that they want 100 people when the capsule only seats 77. Maybe they're factoring in bathroom breaks, which are a a bit of a stretch from Tomb Raider. Either that, or they're expecting a lot of no-shows.
Dude, you're getting an Intamin!
Sunday, November 10, 2002 12:39 PM
I think this sounds like fun. I can not believe that anyone could find anything wrong with this offer. It's better than riding several times for free...it's riding several times and being "paid". How can life get any better? If I get lucky enough to be picked, I will have to drive 3 1/2 hours to get there, but it will easily be worth it.
Sunday, November 10, 2002 12:55 PM
Mr. Rumor,

I am pretty certain that those folks that don't care for Tomb Raider won't be attending. To the rest of us that honestly love the ride ( and there are many), it will be easy to hype it up. I mean, why would someone want to be negative about something like that?


Having more people attending this shoot is easier than having not enough. I have been to quite a few shoots and helped parks in the past with them. There are usually some no-shows.

I hope that helps you out.

-Sean *** This post was edited by Sean F. on 11/10/2002. ***

Sunday, November 10, 2002 1:09 PM
ever think that some people may actually enjoy the ride for what it is? A great way to add story theming to a flat ride. I would gladly sign up if it was not a 10 hour drive for me. More than likely people will get to see the ride with the lights on as cameras are set up or changed. Be a pretty neat experience to take part in a tv shooting. I just do not believe that a person is automatically being a 'Paul Ruben' if they attend a media day or tv shoot? Sounds awfully cynical to me.

Jim Wolgamuth *** This post was edited by JWolg on 11/10/2002. ***

Sunday, November 10, 2002 1:33 PM

Cool. I am there!


Feel The Adrenaline....

Sunday, November 10, 2002 1:42 PM

Sean does this by any chance have anything to the do with thwe shoot this summer?

I think I might have to go.

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 1:48 PM
Hopefully I'll see a bunch of you there!

-Aaron D.
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com *** This post was edited by CoasterAaron on 11/10/2002. ***

Sunday, November 10, 2002 1:48 PM
I went to the Travel Channel filming of Drop Zone. It was a fun day and Jeffery Siebert kept us entertained between rides with plenty of info about the park I'll likely go to this filming also if I can find someone to ride to the park with me. Will anyone ride with me?
Sunday, November 10, 2002 1:57 PM
I threw my name (and my wife's) into the hat. Maybe I'll see some of you there. Sounds like a good time. It will certainly be worth the 90 minute drive.

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 2:21 PM

I just love how the park offers it's generousity to anyone willing and wanting to do something fun for free.


PKI or any park for that matter could get employees, General public, Family of employees or whom ever. The send a nice gesture of a good time. (Even if you only get one ride ( I've mannaged to have a blast at these things)

Anyhow, I work or I would gladly be there, For the fun, For the park and the chance to get my handsome mug on TV.

Thanks for the offer PKI.


Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

Sunday, November 10, 2002 2:25 PM


Nope, this shoot if for a totally different show (Extreme Rides 2003).

Trust when I saw that working with Kiku Lani's crew is a blast!


Sunday, November 10, 2002 2:33 PM
WOW...quick notice. DC must be on a tight shoot schedule. Wish I cold attend, but at less than a week notice... Thanks to Jeff S. and PKI for the offer though.

Ahhh the memories: ZOAMMmmmm

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 3:13 PM
More in likely see me there. I probably will be the smallest there, but who cares. I will get my first ride on Tomb Raider and I will be on T.V. which is really cool. Hope to see you there.

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 3:21 PM


As soon as I got that e-mail from Jeff, I immdiately replied for my RSVP. This will be my very first video shoot for Discovery Channel.

Also is there any way of knowing that I'll be able to go?

Bill Yost
"I never rode a B&M I didn't like.":)

Sunday, November 10, 2002 4:03 PM
I also particapated in the shoot earlier in the year, and I do love Drop Zone, but after rinding it so much over the years, it was kinda hard to come up with 10 different very enthiusiastic things to say about it.

smile...it's cheap, and people will wonder what you're up to. :)

Sunday, November 10, 2002 4:14 PM
For this will they ask everyone a question? I mean I don't care if they ask me or not, I would just like to be on T.V.

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 4:43 PM
This hurts.

TR:TR was the most fun I had short of riding a coaster--frankly, more fun than a good half to two-thirds of the coasters I've been on.

But the risk of snow up here or in WIsconsin outweighs the benefits of a drive from MN.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves--what am I saying? Of course you will.


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Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:01 PM
Well, the other post got deleted before i could read it, but Is there and age limit, and if there is, should we have someone over 18 with us? A guardian? If there is a shortage of people, i could find at least 5-10 teenagers to come. I remember Drop Zone having empty seats, but that might have also been because of the mix-up in schedualing.

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