Who do we need to kill at PKI to get a B&M ?

Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:18 PM
Every time I think PKI is finally going to step up to the plate with a major steel coaster they slap us in the face with a Hannabarbarra or waterpark expantion......I mean Delirium is great it rocks but I am Jonesin for a B&M in my back yard and for this to be the "FLAGSHIP" Paramount park I can't believe I have to drive up to the point or down to SFKK to get one.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:54 PM
Ditto. Why do I need to drive 4 hours to ride one? I didnt even know what made em good till I rode em at the Point, and now B&M's my fav co.(along with Intamin for the same reason...)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:56 PM
It's me. You can blame me.

Paramount called me up once about three years ago and asked what I wanted them to do. I said, "Whatever you do, don't pander to trends; don't do it just because everyone else is doing it. . .don't get a B&M coaster. In five years, they'll be like the California Raisins of the coaster industry. Nobody will admit to loving them like they did."

Sorry.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:57 PM
Wait, so we need to kill you?

Whatever you do, don't hurt Scooby.

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-Parker
www.SFMWZone.com

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:24 PM
Disappointing, yes. But PKI is trying not to be its neighbor to the north. It's the nature of competition - either be better at what you do than your competitor(s), or bring something else to the table. And since CP is in the business of building the biggest and fastest, it makes sense for PKI to invest in other things like cutting-edge flat rides, a great kiddie section, and a waterpark.

I hate when good business sense rains on my coaster parade, though...

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Come on fhqwhgads!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:39 PM
Whether it's B&M or Intamin, PKI definately needs a new, SMOOTH steel coaster. Delerium is cool, but Tomb Raider is lame and their last 2 steel coasters don't hold a candle to anything at CP (though FoF is much better with the new restraints). Bottom line, they are way over due.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:50 PM
Word, Bakeman. Smooth is the key. The Arrow & Vekoma to Intamin & B&M ratio is way too high at PKI.

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Come on fhqwhgads!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:57 PM
Those family attractions and new waterpark are going to pay for that next shiney new coaster. You should be thankful for what PKI has done the last few years...every decision has been spot-on right.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 4:00 PM
Moosh - you just sounded like father knows best. :)

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Come on fhqwhgads!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:03 PM
Danny works at PKI......he's an on-ride photo guy....photo guys are soooooo much trouble....;)

--Ryan "He's a witch! Burn him!"

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*** This post was edited by Legend_n_Raven 8/27/2003 9:04:47 PM ***

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:07 PM
I agree, I thought for sure this would be the year. Can I hope for next year or is the new water park going to cost them to much to even have a chance at a new coaster for 05? Im ready for something with good capacity(3 train operation), see CP for an example, a smooth re-rideable ride that finds a spot among the greatest steel coasters ever.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:13 PM
how about a 7500+ foot 200+ foot high intamin plug n play woodie?

--Ryan

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:28 PM
Would you like some chilli with your margarita?

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NICK

Tha whistles go woooooooooo!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:50 PM
Maybe I'm just wishing a little too hard, or have been out in the Ohio heat too much, but I saw this statement in the waterpark announcement at PKI.com, and it keeps me hopeful. "The news is out that we are getting ready to announce "ONE" of our exciting 2004 additions at PKI." I don't know, I'm trying to stay optimistic.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:57 PM
Is there any chance at all that they will get a new coaster this year?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 5:57 PM
If PKI installed TWO new attractions next season, my guess would be... well, look at that number verrry carefully.

-Danny
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 6:15 PM
How bout I kill Skip and We take a Intamin instead.

Chuck member of the anti lame B&M club of america incorperated LLC.
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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:51 PM

Mamoosh said:
You should be thankful for what PKI has done the last few years...every decision has been spot-on right.


I feel as though I'm slowly being brainwashed into believing that PKI can do no wrong.

If their recent track record shows anything (extra attention to guests and their wants-building quality, family oriented, people moving attractions- cleaning up the park hardcore) I really think they might be on the track to get to the coveted "perfect" status.

PKI is listening to what people want. Their profits will continue to rise if they continue to do this. In time, the big thrill rides that their surveys say the people want will continue to come. Besides, who said that PKI is done with announcing stuff for next year?

PKI- keep doing what you do best. Listen to your guests and build what works, not what doesn't.


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- John
Homepark: Cedar Point
Home-away-from-homepark: Paramount's Kings Island

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 10:17 PM
In 2003 Delirum played up as the second attraction as Scooby was the main people getter this year. Maybe there just playing the old trick of watch one hand while the other does somthing else for 2004.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 11:56 PM
I too am frothing at the mouth for some smooth steel to find its home at PKI... however, it seems like every time a discussion begins about this particular park there is wide agreement that something special exists here. Something special, not so much in the rides themselves but the overall atmosphere and presentation of the park to its guests. I'd want the new coaster to reflect that... not something overly huge or niche, or something uninspired*, but something special and significant. I could see the next big coaster sharing the spotlight with the Beast as the park's signature ride if it is executed correctly (in the vein of most PKI's decisions in recent years). So if it takes a handful of years to produce something like that... I'm definately willing to wait for it.

*My least favorite major coaster is Face/Off because it just strikes me as below the park's league, not in ride quality, but in character.

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