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About SSR1966

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  • Birthday 04/13/1966

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    King's Island
  • Favorite KI Ride
    Enchanted Voyage FOREVER!
  • First Year Visiting KI
    1972

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    Batavia, Ohio

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  1. On a related note: Kissel Bros is no longer supplying rides for Darke County Fair. No more zipper. 😟
  2. Here is the safari pin.
  3. They sell collector pins at the park, they're like trucker hat pins or lapel pins, they're made of metal with acrylic paint. This year they had a Lion Country Safari pin and it was the first one that I bought. I try to collect them from the places I go. Kings Island has pins of current rides like Banshee and Diamondback, but they always throw in a few retro rides each year as well, like Screamin' Deamon, King Kobra and the American Eagles. I put off getting The Vortex last year and the park was sold out of them by the second week this year. I'm kind of bummed I missed that one. Probably all bought up by a scalper because some guy is selling them on Ebay for $15.00 each. I'm not paying that much for a pin. But anyway, I was instantly excited when I saw the Safari and bought it first thing.
  4. It's not like they're going to introduce a new Peanuts themed Enchanted Voyage, so really, a Sky Ride is all they have left, unless they decide to go with a few flat rides, like a new Rotor or Bavarian Curve. Personally, I wouldn't mind coming across a Butter Cup ride. I remember that being great fun.
  5. Now they need to bring back the sky ride.
  6. I should be at Michigan Great Adventure this time next week! It's a new park to me.
  7. SSR1966

    Scariest coaster you have ever been on?

    Top Thrill Dragster.
  8. SSR1966

    Have you ever been on son of beast?

    Maverick.
  9. SSR1966

    How was king kobra coaster?

    It was a small coaster and a short ride. Seats wern't too uncomfortable. I remember it fell off the track once in the helix. It would go almost completely sideways to the left over the fence. After it fell off in the helix I was always worried it might fall off leaning left, impaling me on the fence. Other than that, the ride was more of a novelty and not very intense. It was the first coaster I ever saw that exited through the gift shop.
  10. SSR1966

    Have you ever been on son of beast?

    I've rode Son of Beast both with and without the loop. Riding it was like getting shook up in a paint mixer at a hardware store. The loop version was nicer because the loop was metal and going around it was about a second of smoothness. It gave you a little bit of a break from getting shaken. I wonder if the Rocky Mountain Construction make overs of wooden coasters makes Kings Island kind of wish they had not torn down Son of Beast.
  11. The Halloween Haunt Troll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1-rl1RvAo8 The Christmas Elf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv6nqYFfufw
  12. SSR1966

    Santa's Toy Factory, 2005

    I think they only did it one year because it lost money. I remember you had to pick a date and buy your ticket in advance. I guess they did this so that they would know how many people to schedule to work by how many tickets were sold. People did not like this system because if it was raining or some other kind of bad weather, they could not get a rain check or trade the tickets in for another day. With the current way they sell tickets, where you can buy them at the gate or get them off line on the day that you are going, people might skip a rainy night but come on another night. With Paramount you were locked into that date you purchased and if it was too wet and miserable to go, especially for your kids, you were just out that money. Paramount was afraid of losing money on a dead night where as Cedar Fair knows that if they don't get you this weekend then they will most likely catch you next weekend. This works for the park and it makes the guest happy to have options. Plus Cedar Fair allows season pass holders to use their passes where Paramount made pass holders pay for the event. Although Cedar Fair is not making any more money for pass holders to get in, the pass holder is still buying t-shirts and funnel cakes and that is just extra monies that the park might not otherwise make. This is just my best guess though. I don't claim to know Kings Island's business and I could be way off.
  13. Here is the Santa Toy Factory show from the year Paramount attempted Winterfest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVNTZpILwOY
  14. Although there are a quite a few differences between Santa's Toy Factory and Tinker's Toy Factory, you can see how the current Tinker show evolved from the 1991 show. Some of the same scenes and songs, just no Tinker character. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC89J7DhHzw
  15. SSR1966

    Santa's Christmas Wish 1992

    LOOK WHAT I FOUND! Now, I never went to the 2005 Winterfest, but the fact that this footage exists probably means the idea was also used in earlier International Theater Winterfest production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m12T5VUE790
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