The Italian Job Stunt Track opens in 2005 at two Paramount parks

Posted Friday, August 13, 2004 11:29 AM | Contributed by cobra1562

Paramount's Kings Island and Paramount Canada's Wonderland announced yesterday the addition of The Italian Job Stunt Track, a heavily themed launched coaster inspired by the car chases from the Paramount Pictures film.

Visit the announcement sites for PKI or PCW.

View the high quality video trailer for the ride here on CoasterBuzz.

Friday, August 13, 2004 11:41 AM
I was at the announcement at PKI yesterday morning, and I loved what I saw. While some may gripe about it not being that fast or high, the theming and effects look amazing. Lets just hope the parks keep the theming up for more than 1 year.
Friday, August 13, 2004 11:42 AM
If that ride is half as good as it looks in that animation it is going to be a lot of fun and a really unique experience. Way to go PKI (and PCW).
Friday, August 13, 2004 12:12 PM
janfrederick's avatar Man, I don't know how anyone could possibly gripe about it. With the engine revs, explosions, sirens, twistys, splashes, etc., all I can hope is that they build a third one at PGA the year after.
Friday, August 13, 2004 12:16 PM
Pete's avatar Seems like a really cool ride, looks like something you would find at Disney. The one thing that seemed like it should be different is the banking on the turns. Real roads aren't banked like that, they could have made flat turns with some very strong and fun lateral Gs. Other than that though, the ride looks like a winner!*** This post was edited by Pete 8/13/2004 1:04:31 PM ***
Friday, August 13, 2004 12:21 PM
janfrederick's avatar I feel the same way about that (banking). Also, the track should be black. Then again, it might very well be black. The track wouldn't show up very well in a promo if it were black.

*** This post was edited by janfrederick 8/13/2004 12:21:41 PM ***

Friday, August 13, 2004 12:47 PM
Well, would you rather have banked turns or getting your sides beat up with unbanked, high lateral turns :).

A little too much to ask maybe, but maybe black track with two yellow lines in the middle?

Friday, August 13, 2004 12:52 PM
janfrederick's avatar Wouldn't be too bad with bucket seats. ;)
Friday, August 13, 2004 12:57 PM
DawgByte II's avatar I wanna know... are they going to re-create driving down the stairs? On the promo video, it shows the coaster car shaking.... do they do that? Vibrators in the coaster car seats, or a track that's like a trick-track?

Friday, August 13, 2004 1:00 PM
Who knows what the final track colors would be. Besides to me I think the yellow is very suiting. It gives the feel of an actual stunt track whereas its actually like your testing something. It makes the ride look like an actual "set". Does anyone else understand what im trying to say lol lol.
Friday, August 13, 2004 1:02 PM
Jeff's avatar Guys, what you see is what you're going to get. There's no mystery here.
Friday, August 13, 2004 1:17 PM
Right on, but now im starting to think. Is this the path premier is starting to take with their "attractions"? Or perhaps this is how they intended their coasters/attractions to be in the first place. I mean look at FOF, Mr. Freeze, and ROTM.
Friday, August 13, 2004 1:33 PM
The color yellow was probably chosen as the track color for for one reason: The Italian Job movie logo has 2 yellow lines which are the center lines. The track is supposed to look like the yellow center lines.
Friday, August 13, 2004 3:00 PM
Did Keith have anything to do with that vid? It's very well done.

Never mind....saw the VIP logo. Nice job keith.
*** This post was edited by Dale Picolet 8/13/2004 3:01:53 PM ***

Friday, August 13, 2004 3:10 PM
Looks really fun! Maybe a trip to ohio will be in the works for next summer... Wanted to take a road trip before college anyway :P. Wow, 1240 people on the site at once! Impressive.
Friday, August 13, 2004 3:39 PM
There has to be banking on the turns. Otherwise it would be too much stress on the car and track. While it was a suspended coaster, The Bat was a perfect example of what happens when you don't bank curves. While the Italian Job is not to that extreme, the same principle applies. Ya' gotta bank the curves.
Friday, August 13, 2004 3:51 PM
janfrederick's avatar Depends on how fast they travel and how heavy they are. Otherwise, there would be no such thing as a mouse.

Think Goldrusher at Magic Mountain.

Friday, August 13, 2004 3:54 PM
Jeff's avatar

Is this the path premier is starting to take with their "attractions"?
Premier builds the ride and the control system, and to that extent, there's nothing particularly out of the ordinary about this particular ride other than the fact that it has to start and stop a couple of extra times. The "show" is designed by the Paramount folks and their consultants.
Friday, August 13, 2004 5:30 PM
I was at PCW yesterday for the announcement and saw all the drawings and video of the ride. It looks very cool and they are very well deserving to get an attraction like this.
Friday, August 13, 2004 6:13 PM
Don't be surprised to see the final product have a different color scheme when it opens. Just a...guess!

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