Theme Parks Category On Jeopardy

Monday, February 18, 2008 10:00 PM
Was watching Teen Tournament on Jeopardy tonight and they had a category on theme parks. Questions about Kennywood, IOA, SF, and Dollywood to name a few. Just run of the mill easy stuff for us coaster geeks but it was great to see. I will try to find the complete question list but thought all would like to know.
Monday, February 18, 2008 10:09 PM
Not quite verbatim:

$200 -- Knotts turned a large fruit ranch into this Southern California theme park. (What is Knotts Berry Farm?)

$400 -- Dollywood's Mystery Mine is a steel variety of this kind of ride, filled with drops, twists, and turns. (What is a roller coaster?)

$600 -- Kennywood's version of this classic ride features not only the standard horses, but lions and tigers as well. (What is a carousel/merry-go-round?)

$800 -- The Spiderman ride is a 3-D simulator at this film studio's Islands of Adventure park in Orlando. (What is Islands of Adventure?)

$1000 -- The number of flags in a popular theme park chain. (What is six?)

*** Edited 2/19/2008 3:11:48 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Monday, February 18, 2008 10:15 PM
Moosh, find that online or were you fixed to the screen with pen and paper. LOL! Hopefully the latter, cause I am dissapointed with my search abilities if so. Thanks for adding this!! *** Edited 2/19/2008 3:16:50 AM UTC by Donny***
Monday, February 18, 2008 10:18 PM
Actually it's neither, Donny :)
Monday, February 18, 2008 10:24 PM
You just work for the show then? I can see why, Alex could be considered quite dapper. J/K
Monday, February 18, 2008 10:58 PM
Seems to me the $800 question is harder than the $1000.
Monday, February 18, 2008 11:22 PM
Possibly the judges might think the GP would be able to tye Spidey to a Universal Picture. Could be a little easier than guessing a number of flags if they don't know jack about theme parks like we do.

Just an idea.

Monday, February 18, 2008 11:31 PM
Shouldn't $800's answer be "What is Universal Studios?"... Silly, silly, Moosh. :)
Monday, February 18, 2008 11:35 PM
Spiderman is at IOA; Back in Black is at USF. I suppose answering with "What is Universal Studios" might be correct as far as the show's judges are concerned....I don't know, I didn't watch the show to hear the actual reply.

And no, I don't work for the show...but thanks for the compliment :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:24 AM
Well, I was just basing off of what you wrote to make a guess that the answer wouldn't be in the question...

$800 -- The Spiderman ride is a 3-D simulator at this film studio's Islands of Adventure park in Orlando. (What is Islands of Adventure?)

I have no clue at what the real questions or answers were...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:56 AM
Neither do I, to be I'm not exactly sure of how the answer was worded as I missed the first round. But now I better-understand your reply and yes, based on how I worded it "Universal Studios" does make more sense as the correct response.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:54 AM
It was more like "The Spiderman ride is a 3-D simulator at this resort's Islands of Adventure park in Orlando" - the words "Islands of Adventure" were in the clue, and the correct answer as the player gave it was "What is Universal Studios?". Geez, it's not that hard to remember five questions & answers, even just hearing them from the next room.

I find it interesting that the theme park category (which included a mention of Kennywood, what a rush - but of course, Kennywood is not a theme park) was left for very last, after the rest of the board was cleared - as if these teenage brainiacs were putting out the message that "we're teenage brainiacs in the first semifinal game of the teen tournament, we don't have time for such silliness as theme parks."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:23 AM
Apparently this is an annual thing, as we were an "answer" on Jeopardy a year ago this week.

Funny, last year's eggheads put off the theme parks catergory, too:


Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:34 AM
Geez, it's not that hard to remember five questions & answers, even just hearing them from the next room.

Geez indeed: as I already stated more than once I didn't watch the first half of the show and what I was posting was not verbatim - that means it wasn't "word for word."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:42 AM
Hey I couldn't remember the actual questions 5 mins after and I watched the whole thing. I think Moosh did a pretty good job recalling what he did.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:57 AM
They're extra hard to remember, imo, because they're worded so oddly ... the "answer" has to fit in a very small space so very few words maybe be used.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:59 AM
Seahawk, no need to be an ass. I only pointed out something in sarcasm, and feel like Moosh did a really good job in recollection. Hell, I can't remember what sites I was just at let alone what he did.

And if you can remember verbatim, maybe you should post them all, along with maybe what their voices sound like, particular accents, or other information that might be useful... from a room away, of course.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:38 PM
uh, you totally read me wrong. What I was meaning to say is that it looked like Mamoosh did indeed rewrite them from memory - it's not that hard to do. I said that in reaction to Donny's thinking he either scribbled them all down quickly, found it online, or worked for the show. I was trying to explain that the likely answer was none of those - he probably just re-created them from memory. Sorry for the confusion.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:50 PM
Nope. I didn't create them from memory, I didn't overehear them from another room...I didn't even see the first round. No one else in the house was watching. I turned it on as the second round was coming to an end. I don't work for the show. I don't know anyone who works for the show.

And yet somehow I knew....hmmmmm...... :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:51 PM
Clearly, mistaking one phrase for another -- "film studio" for "resort" -- is worthy of the most vicious castigation.

Moosh said numerous times he missed the first round, and got the questions from another source, one who may or may not have had better things to do than remember each question verbatim so they wouldn't get reamed a new one on some Internet message board.

But since word-for-word is the name of the game (and with apologies for stepping on Moosh's toes), here's the 100% verbatim clues as they appeared on the show:

$200 -- Walter Knott turned a California fruit ranch into this theme park. (What is Knott's Berry Farm?)

$400 -- Dollywood's Mystery Mine is a steel one of these thrill rides that careens through an abandoned mine. (What is a roller coaster?)

$600 -- Kennywood's version of this classic ride features a lion & tiger as well as the usual horses. (What is a carousel?)

$800 -- The Spider-Man ride is an amazing 3-D thrill at this movie-themed resort's Islands of Adventure in Orlando. (What is Universal Studios?)

$1000 -- It's the number of flags in the name of a famous theme park chain. (What is six?)

Everybody breathe now.


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