TR:TR Cincinnati post news article

Thursday, April 4, 2002 6:35 AM

The first written news report that I have seen is now online.

I and Sean are quoted, but I do not post this link to toot our own horns. I do so because if you are curious about the antichamber and staging areas, Connie gives the best description I have read or heard so far.

When we were asked, you shoudl have seen Sean and I tip-toeing around the G**** T** S*** term. We got a big chuckle out of it actually.

http://www.cincypost.com/2002/apr/04/tomb040402.html

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 6:48 AM
I make a motion to have the words "giant" and "top" and "spin" censored. Wouldn't everyone be happier then? ;)

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If the shoe fits, find another one.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 6:50 AM

Well now we know and , the only way to judge how cool it really IS , is to go for yourself !!! Sounds very cool to me , the 54inch min seems a little tall but saftey first I guess. TR:TR nice job PKI for having the guts to do something total NEW again!!!! PKI............see ya there 4-27-02 .

*** This post was edited by IGGY "KING OF COASTERS" on 4/4/2002. ***

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 6:52 AM
Oh man, and that's an excellent article, too.

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If the shoe fits, find another one.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 7:26 AM
All right, who forgot to remove the Huss logos off of the ride?
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The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 7:27 AM
Very nice article, especially the last part alluding to Huss and it's similarity to the "Giant Top Spin" :)

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Scott W. Short
mailto:scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 7:29 AM

Funny, I expect that the manufacturer reps were going over the ride unit and then *poof!* the plaque appeared.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 7:36 AM

I defininitelyly hope that this is only the first of more Giant rides from Huss at PKI. I don't really want any more with extreme theme unless they can pull it off this well like with TRTR. I probably won't be riding the Huss rides, but I know a lot of people will find them to be right up their alley.

Thanks for all the reporting again Shaggy. You're quotes were kind of humorous as well.

I was wondering if you noticed the ride making different cycles each time you rode or were they all pretty much the same to you?

Lastly, do you think the water will return towards summer? Any more you can tell us with respect to that? Thanks again and have fun riding... over... and over... and over again!! I'm glad you found it so reridable and I hope I and everyone else does as well!!

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 7:56 AM

The cycles of the ride unit itself were the exact same the 7 times I rode yesterday. Not to say that they will not tweak them.

Who knows about the water!. I will say this, when we first rode the seats were soaked and people were getting beaned right in the kisser by heavy giesers. (It was hysterical!) But then they were turned off. Not because of the facial squirts, but most likely due to the ennormous "SQUUUUUUEEEEEEEEK" that started getting louder as the ride operated over and over with heavy water.

The heavy water squirts were gone after about our 2nd ride or so. At first we thought it was because because of the cameras and media. But no, it now seems it may be ride preservation related.

I hope they work it out. I cannot explain how big a suprise it was to certain select individuals that got a big dousing right in the head!

But..... there is another water effect other than the lava pit and giesers...................

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 9:15 AM

Shaggy said:
"But..... there is another water effect other than the lava pit and giesers...................
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What other water effect? People pissing on themselves?
lata,
jeremy
--whatever you do, dont think of running water...

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 9:26 AM
I road it yesterday and i loved IT! Every second. It was was up there with FOF with the lights on!

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Son of beast/top gun crew 2001 and 2002

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 11:01 AM
A giant top spin?Umm..ok...I was hoping for something more unique. O well.

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 11:05 AM

Man, some people just don't get it. It doesn't get much more unique than this!

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- Peabody

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 11:14 AM

I seriously can't wait to ride TR next month. From everything I've heard I think the ride will be a huge hit. You could take away all the theming and the rest of the "experience", and still be left with a GIANT top spin. That in and of itself would be great. Add in the "Tomb Raider" ingrediants, and you've got something quite spectaular I suspect. Count me in...

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Coming Soon: Coasters "American" Style.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 1:26 PM
How much more unique can you get? No one else has a Giant Topspin.
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The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:11 PM
It is definatly unique despite the topspin. We got an invite at the Wabash Plain Dealer so I got to go get some photos. I cride several times. When I got there, when the movie started in the second room and when I got my pants wet and froze outside. Loved the face that turned evil on the ride though. I was told that the water was turned off before I went in. I got sprayed in my private area when facing straight down towards the lava. I was told to get in the top row all the way down to avoid the water. I thought I was safe. I didn't splurge for the 14.99 TR shirt that I saw alot of people wearing. That is my one regret. I need that shirt now. We ran a section today in the Plain Dealer about the ride of course and a bit about Dora and Jimmy.
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 4:36 PM

Shaggy,

LOL! Having spending some time with Connie was great, but it really was a chore waiting in the Antechamber and trying to come up with some other ways to describe it...........and then along comes Jeff to the rescue.

As far as the water squirts.............yea it was real funny seeing the guy get slapped with some H20........until it hit me next. =:^)

Idora,

Personally, I think having the only version of a ride in the entire world if pretty unique. That may be just me though.

-Sean

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 6:23 PM

PKIEMPSOB said:
I road it yesterday and i loved IT! Every second. It was was up there with FOF with the lights on!

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Son of beast/top gun crew 2001 and 2002



Yup, you got to like FOF with the lights on, its the best. Although TR:TR is nice too.

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