KIExtreme - The In-Depth Guide to Kings Island
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Defunct Attractions
The Bat (1981-1984) - View Detailed Report
The Bat was the world's first suspended coaster. See the Detailed Report for full details.
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King Cobra (1984-2001) - View Detailed Report
King Cobra was the world's first stand-up looping coaster, built in the Lion Country Safari area. View the Detailed Report for a complete article.
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Phantom Theater (1992-2002) - Play Soundtrack
Phantom Theater was a total renovation of the Smurf's Enchanted Voyage. The boat passages were replaced by a conveyance system with cars that are rotated to face different scenes throughout the ride. The ride was themed to an abandoned theater. It was replaced by Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Castle.
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Lion Country Safari Monorail (1974-1993)
The Lion Country Safari was a monorail ride through a large animal habitat, featuring hundreds of animals. It anchored the Lion Country Safari section of the park. It was removed after Paramount purchased the park.
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Screamin' Demon (1977-1987)
Screamin' Demon was the world's first shuttle loop coaster from Arrow. It was located in the Lion Country Safari area, and was replaced by Amazon Falls in 1988. It was purchased by Camden Park in Huntington, West Virginia, where it has since been scrapped.
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Flying Dutchman (1973-1990)
Flying Dutchman was a HUSS ride where you sat in large wooden shoes and swung around in a circular pattern. It was moved to Kentucky Kingdom, where it operates with the same name.
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Rotor (1972-1981)
Located in Oktoberfest, this was a standard Chance Rotor ride, where you stand against the inside walls of a drum, and are stuck to the wall with centripetal force. It was relocated from Coney Island in Cincinnati. Current location is unknown.
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Der Spinning Keggers (1972-1989)
Der Spinning Keggers was an Intamin Drunken Barrels model located in Oktoberfest. Barrel-shaped cars spun as they moved around a rotating platform. It was replaced with landscaping behind Viking Fury.
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Bavarian Beetle (1972-1979)
Bavarian Beetle was an SDC Galaxi with a figure-8 layout, imported from Coney Island Cincinnati. It was located in Oktoberfest, and was replaced by the Festhaus. What happened to the ride after being removed remains a mystery.
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Bayern Curve (1973-1985)
This was a Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve ride, located in Oktoberfest.
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Sky Ride (1972-1980)
The Sky Ride ran between Oktoberfest and The Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera, crossing International Street.
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Ferris Wheel (1982-1990)
This was a standard Eli Bridge ferris wheel, located in Oktoberfest.
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Tumble Bug (1972-1985)
Standard Tumble Bug that was located in Coney Island. Imported from Coney Island Cincinnati.
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Cuddle Up (1972-1986)
Cuddle Up was a Cuddle Up/Crasy Daisy type ride located in Coney Mall.
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Halley's Comet (1972-1979)
This was a standard Hrubetz Round Up ride located in Coney Island. Imported from Coney Island Cincinnati.
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Wheel of Fortune (1972-Late 70s)
This ride, located in Rivertown next to Kings Mills Log Flume, was a Chance Trabant with a Roulette wheel theme package. The ride was sold to Bland's Park in Tipton, Pennsylvania.
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Zodiac (1975-1989)
Zodiac was a 2H Star Wheel SGW by Intamin. The ride was moved to Wonderland Sydney, where it operated until the park closed in 2004. At last report, it is being stored at Sunway Lagoon Park in Malaysia. It was replaced by Flight Commander.
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Skylab (1986-1997)
Skylab was a HUSS Enterprise located in Oktoberfest. It suffered mechanical difficulties and sat SBNO for much of the final season.
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Flight Commander (1990-1995)
Flight Commander was an Intamin Flight Trainer. Due to a design flaw, there was a fatality on the ride in June 1991.
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Flight Team Aerial Helicopter Tours (2000-2003)
This attraction allowed park patrons, for a fee, to fly over and around the park and surrounding areas in a Robinson R44 Raven helicopter provided by J.R. Aviation of Louisville. Removed after the aircraft provider pulled out, the pad and queue still remains.
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Antique Cars (1972-2004)
The Antique Cars allowed you to drive an old-style gasoline car around a wooded course. It was two tracks, one with a station in Rivertown, and the other in Coney Mall. The Rivertown track stopped operation around 1997.
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Flying Eagles (1972-2004)
The Flying Eagles were a classic Bisch-Rocco 10-tub Flying Skooters ride relocated from Coney Island, and placed in the namesake section of Kings Island. Originally named Flying Scooters, the ride was removed to make way for The Italian Job: Stunt Track, and moved to Paramount's Carowinds. It was relocated within Coney Mall in 1986, moving to a previously unused spot across from Shake, Rattle and Roll. Dodgems took over the original location.
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Kenton's Cove Canoes (1972-1978)
This attraction consisted of canoe docks on the edge of the ponds in Rivertown. This attraction was removed to build The Beast.
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Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal (1973-2001)
Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal was an Arrow Hydroflume ride in Rivertown. It was removed to make way for Tomb Raider: The Ride.
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Enchanted Voyage (1972-1983)
Enchanted Voyage was an indoor boat ride that carried riders through multiple scenes, featuring a Hanna-Barbera soundtrack theme. It was replaced by Smurf's Enchanted Voyage.
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Smurf's Enchanted Voyage (1984-1991)
This was a retheme of Enchanted Voyage, now featuring the Smurfs. It was replaced by Phantom Theater.
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Sunshine Turnpike (1972-1994)
Sunshine Turnpike was a junior driving ride, with a course similar to an antique cars ride. It was removed to make way for expansion of Hanna-Barbera Land.
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Winnie Witches Cauldrons (1972-1991)
This was a small spinning ride similar to a teacup ride, located next to Flintstone's Boulder Bumpers.
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Gulliver's Rub-A-Dub (1972-1998)
Located in Hanna-Barbera Land. This was a small water raft ride, themed to forest animals.
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Scrappy's Slide (1972-1994)
This was a large slide that you slid down on burlap mats. Originally in Coney Island as Flying Carpet, it was removed to make way for expansion of Hanna-Barbera Land.
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McScrappy's Farm (1982-Mid 90s)
This was a children's play area located near the South Pie section of Hanna-Barbera Land. It was removed for expansion.
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Boo-Boo's Buggies (1972-1985)
Hampton motorcycle ride from Hanna-Barbera Land.
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Scooby's Ghoster Coaster (1998-2005)
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster was a Caripro Bat Flyer suspended coaster. It was removed to make way for the Nickelodeon Universe expansion.
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Boo-Boo's Baggage Claim (1972-2005)
This was a kiddie version of the Tumble Bug ride, manufactured by Traver. It was removed to make way for the Nickelodeon Universe expansion.
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Jetson's Jet Orbiters (1972-2005)
This was a kiddie ride where the small rocket-shaped pods moved slowly up and down while the ride base spun slowly. Originally known as Flintstone Flyboys, it was renamed for the 1998 Hanna-Barbera Land expansion. Removed to make way for the Nickelodeon Universe expansion.
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Baba Louie's Buggies (1972-2005)
Located in the South Pie section of Hanna-Barbera Land, these were simple handcars on a track. Removed to make way for the Nickelodeon Universe expansion.
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Emergency Green Slime Shower (1995-2000)
Located in Nickelodeon Splat City, the Emergency Green Slime Shower let you stand on a platform, pull a lever, and get slimed!
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