Runaway Reptar @ PKI?

Tuesday, February 6, 2001 7:42 PM
For those of you who know the Rugrats, don't you think a wild mouse would have been a better thing for PKI to add this year especially with the name, Runaway Reptar. They could've had Reptar cars. PKI should have saved an invert for an adult full circuit. Don't you think more people(adults, kids, teens) would be more attracted to come to PKI for a wild mouse? Or was the invert a better pick?

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"You think ya got enough o' dem parks 'n coasters 'ere in Ohier?"
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Tuesday, February 6, 2001 7:53 PM
Regardless, I'm sure that Paramount got a deal for buying two of these.

I'd like to see a wild mouse at PKI, but I think that the Reptar coaster sounds like fun. Chances are slim of a full-circuit invert at PKI, but I doubt that Reptar would push them one way or the other on that decision.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 2:39 PM
PGA got a Mouse!!
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 6:23 PM
they already have a kiddie inverted...the Ghoster Coaster...oh, wait...that must be a kiddie "suspended" It's sad PKI has to resort to adding kiddie coasters to raise their coaster count!
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 6:45 PM
I don't believe that the intention of PKI adding Reptar was to simply increase their coaster count. I would imagine they added it to appeal to families. This now gives them 4 coasters for the kiddies to ride. As a parent, I think it's great! Granted, I'm to bloody tall to fit in most of the kid coasters. LOL
-Eric
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 7:09 PM
Remember, PKI is more likely to sell tickets to a family of four with a promo that says...

"PLUS, Our new Reptar Runaway Coaster in the All new Nickelodeon Zone!"

than they are with one that says...

"And our new Super-X-Invertigo-Wooden-Floorless Standup Drop Ride!"

It's alot easier to make money selling to families. Not only that, it's nice to have something for the kids to do all day. What an asset it is to have ALOT of rides for EVERYBODY. As for me, I can wait until next year for whatever they do to satisfy my needs. I'm just excited to get back on the Beast in 56 days.

Jacob
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 11:18 PM
"And our new Super-X-Invertigo-Wooden-Floorless Standup Drop Ride!"

They already have one of these. It's called Xtreme Skyflyer. It's not wooden though. ;)

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"You think ya got enough o' dem parks 'n coasters 'ere in Ohier?"
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 10:10 AM

CPcyclone said:
"they already have a kiddie inverted...the Ghoster Coaster...oh, wait...that must be a kiddie "suspended" It's sad PKI has to resort to adding kiddie coasters to raise their coaster count!"


PKI does this to cater to all types of people. They do not do this just to increase coaste count, that's just an added bonus. They have added back-to-back for 4 years, which isn't an easy feat. They don't have enough money for huge coaster every year.
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 10:32 AM
And these aren't thrown together little kiddie coasters. Kids go crazy over Ghoster Coaster and Beastie. And that's besides the fact that 2 of their soon to be 4 kids coasters were made before the Paramount change. I don't know any other parks that have a kiddie suspended, inverted, wooden and steel sitdown. Do you?

If I was still that young, I'd love to go. PKI is *the* overall family amusement park. They have more and just as good, if not better kiddie flat rides than adult flat rides. I think that's really cool. Hopefully next year will be really great for us big kids. ;)

And CPcyclone, what's that other Ohio park? They didn't decide to do their second kiddie coaster until '99. And what kind of coaster was it? Oh, a 2nd steel sitdown. Was it to add to their coaster count? That's probobly at least half of it. Hmmm.
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"You think ya got enough o' dem parks 'n coasters 'ere in Ohier?"
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 10:33 AM
I don't think PKI is in it for a "coaster count." Jeff Sibert even said that at no-coaster. The have also decided to count the Racer as one coaster now instead of two. This is a good indication that they no longer care about the coaster count. Everyone is upset because PKI is taking an off-year of building thrills to build something for the family. I think PKI knows what they are doing. Heck, I'm pleased! They have given us Drop Zone, Face/Off and Son of Beast the past two years. All three are great attractions IMO.
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 10:42 AM
Agree PKI Rulz. That other park I was talking about is taking off this year with pretty much absolutely nothing. They hadn't built an adult coaster in 3 years before MF. I don't see why they complain. Especially *those* people.

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"You think ya got enough o' dem parks 'n coasters 'ere in Ohier?" *** This post was edited by Coasterville,Ohio on 2/8/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 10:47 AM
CP is way better than PKI. PKI has to many kiddie coasters!
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 12:02 PM

Rockrc480 said:
"CP is way better than PKI. PKI has to many kiddie coasters!"

And thats your opinion. Comments like that will only get the thread closed, please don't ruin it for the rest of us.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 12:07 PM
Those are the kind of comments Jeff hates. Comments that don't tell why you fell a certain way. They just try to p*** someone off. Overlook those. As worthless as breasts on a boar hog as my old SS teacher used to say. :)

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"You think ya got enough o' dem parks 'n coasters 'ere in Ohier?"
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I will in no way be responsible for the actions of Coasterville Dave. I am me, he is he. But if he said something really great, you can give me credit too. ;)
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 2:05 PM
I'll bet there's a lot of 7-year olds that disagree with you, Rockrc480. ;)

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Friday, February 9, 2001 7:36 AM
I think the new attractions look great...perfect for those kids who are too small or afraid of some of the huge coasters. Heck, I might even ride Runaway Reptar.
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Friday, February 9, 2001 3:06 PM

Runaway Reptar looks like a wonderful ride for families to enjoy--and that's the point. Only because it's not the largest coaster know to man is what makes us enthusiats a little unhappy, but think of the business side of things. This is a great pull for families which have felt alienated the past few years because of improvements for the 'teenage market.' Sure, it's on off year for us, but we still have the future to look forward to...... Plus, the old log flume is coming back!
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Friday, February 9, 2001 3:49 PM
This coaster could end up turning out like the Super Saturator at Carowinds did. The Saturator was an AWESOME expansion for Carowinds. The coaster is known as a "junior" coaster and a family ride, helping Carowinds attract more families (they have a TON of kids and family rides and will add the Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion in 2001). Also, it is a prototype ride which can help attract people as it is "the first and only one of its kind". And one of the most important things, the ride has gone over huge with thrill seekers as well. I LOVE the ride and have yet to hear a negative comment about it. Also, the ride didn't cost near as much money as a huge coaster. These type of expansions are big money makers for parks.
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Saturday, February 10, 2001 8:56 AM
Can somebody please throw me a link where I can get a look at what we're talking about; or is it just a "to be built" ride we're talking about? I sure can't find anything on RCDB.

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ATTENTION!!...This is the Alter Ego of Goliath Rocks; If he said something stupid, we're sorry, it's the "G"s talking... *** This post was edited by Goliath rocks on 2/10/2001. ***
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Saturday, February 10, 2001 9:17 AM
Goliath Rocks-
As far as I know, Paramount`s Kings Island has yet to officially announce their 2001 attraction but are expected to do so very soon. However they displayed some sketches of the renovated Log Flume and new inverted coaster at No Coaster Con. You can view some of these sketches at www.midwestcoastercentral.com Also, www.coasterguide.com has some aerial pictures of the construction going on at the site. What do you mean "[a] to be built" ride?


*** This post was edited by coastersrz on 2/10/2001. ***
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