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Nickelodeon Leaving Kings Island?

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Although many forum members miss Hanna-Barbera, I personally prefer Nickelodeon. It's what I grew up with and it's what's popular with kids today. Many kids are clueless who George Jetson or Yogi Bear are, but they know SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer. I would much rather see Nickelodeon than Peanuts or a generic theme.

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I like it, but it takes away some of the historical significance of the place. Like i really wish they would bring Phantom Theater back. Not to mention the stupid elephant that squirts you at the end of the Wild Thornberry's Adventure.

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^With PT, SDATHC proves much more popular than that did. It's more familiar with both adults and children and, honestly, is more fun of an attraction. It's interactive while PT was a simple dark-ride.

 

And I've never understood why people complain about a water feature on a water ride... :P

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Although many forum members miss Hanna-Barbera, I personally prefer Nickelodeon. It's what I grew up with and it's what's popular with kids today. Many kids are clueless who George Jetson or Yogi Bear are, but they know SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer. I would much rather see Nickelodeon than Peanuts or a generic theme.

I know exactly what your saying. I grew up watching Nickelodeon but it was Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Doug, ect. But I grew up with HB at KI. I miss it alot, but I bet no kids now days know who Fred Flintstone is. I think Nickelodeon is Better for KI, but personally I'd rather have HB.

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^When in 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade, still frequently visiting the kiddie area, I was clueless who Top Cat or Antom Ant or most other characters were. I did know about Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Flintstones, and Scooby-Doo, however.

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^When in 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade, still frequently visiting the kiddie area, I was clueless who Top Cat or Antom Ant or most other characters were. I did know about Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Flintstones, and Scooby-Doo, however.

Same for me. I only knew the Jetsons, Scooby, Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and maybe a few others. But alot of them I had no idea who they were.

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Wouldn't surprise me at all if Nick were leaving next season. The Nickelodeon contract expires next season for the park, and it wouldn't be a shocker if NU turned into Planet Snoopy or something along the lines of that.

 

Eh, Peanuts>Nickelodeon

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When I was growing up I remembered watching Scooby, Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Flintsones, and Top cat. I watched some Nickelodeon but never really liked it as much as I did HB shows. I would love for them to change back to HB but i doubt they ever will.

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Keep in mind that Hanna Barbara has come up with new characters since the 70's. Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Grimm Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls, etc. But since Hanna Barbara was absorbed into Warner Brothers and the newer characters (Camp Lazlo, Ben 10, Codename: Kids Next Door, etc) are produced under the banner of Cartoon Network these days, I don't know how this would fly as far as using anything created beyond the late 90's. Perhaps the park could just create there own characters rather than base it all on pre-established properties?

 

But then again, who are you really trying to entice into coming to a kid's themed play area? The kids or the parents who will be driving them to the park and paying for the admissions, snacks and souvenirs? It might be a smart idea to appeal to the moms and pops with cartoon characters they grew up with, which in this case would probably be the late 80's through all of the 90's.

 

Just thoughts...

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How about Family guy land? Or land of the simpsons?

 

I think it would be funny for stewie and the gang to be walking around and I would love a picture with QUAGMIRE!

 

Not to mention getting one with bart simpson , homer or the comic book guy. Retheme the rides after those shows I think people watch both and it would work!

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Here's my 2 Cents....

 

 

I grew up with both worlds Hanna-Barbera & Nickelodeon.The HB toons I loved as a kid were The Flintstones,The Jetsons, & Yogi Bear,Jabber Jaw and my favorite out of them all was Scooby-Doo! I got really excited when it came on..now moving on to Nick I watched Rugrats(Nicktoon Favorite),Doug,AHHH Real Monsters,Ren & Stimpy,The Angry Beavers,Hey Arnold and last but not least Rocko's Modern Life.Now I know for a fact that kids know who The Flintstones are I mean they are still timeless as ever they are used in product placements(Go to postopia and KidsWB.com) and they are meet & greets at Universal Studios Orland & Hollywood they also are at many six flags parks. Funny story my youngest niece she's three years old loves her flintstone vitamins she even knows fred's classic saying ''Yabba Dabba Doo''she will say ''Yabba dabba do'' after she takes her vitamin for the day cute very cute.I doubt kids of today have any clue who The Jetsons are same with Yogi Bear it saddens me that most of them hardly know of The Smurfs but come next year they will same with Yogi Bear...

 

With that begin said I just want to say I've been told and have know for a long while that Cedar Fair had been thinking of getting rid of Nick for one the contract is very costly and two I've heard they want to re-theme most of the former paramount parks kids areas to Scooby-Doo and/or Peanuts I know Great America may be getting some or a Scooby-Doo themed ride(s) here soon with that being said ... Don't make me say I told you so... ;)

 

^Oh and that's a fantastic Idea but Dexter's Lab & Powerpuff Girls fall under the Cartoon Network banner unless Cedar Fair re-themed the entire area to Cartoon Network then it would work you'd have some classic characters for the parents and characters that the kids love.

Edited by Mr.X

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How about Family guy land? Or land of the simpsons?

 

I think it would be funny for stewie and the gang to be walking around and I would love a picture with QUAGMIRE!

 

Not to mention getting one with bart simpson , homer or the comic book guy. Retheme the rides after those shows I think people watch both and it would work!

 

Yes i agree that would be very funny, but not for children. That area has been created for the younger kids to enjoy. Family Guy and The Simpsons are adult shows that are not appropriate for the particular area.

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The Nickelodeon contract expires next season for the park, and it wouldn't be a shocker if NU turned into Planet Snoopy or something along the lines of that.

 

Are you sure it's this soon? I remember a 2006 Cincinnati Enquirer article listed the number of years listed on the Nickelodeon contract. Now if I wasn't so lazy and would just go retrieve it from my room....

 

How about Family guy land? Or land of the simpsons?

 

Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida both installed The Simpsons Ride in 2008. Very entertaining and funny.

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Don't get me started I HATE Family Guy with a firey passion don't care for American Dad never watch it mainly cuz I don't like seth mcmoron. I watch the simpsons every sunday(HUGE simpsons fan) and the simpsons ride is so funny and fun. I loved family guy at first but then quickly got sick of the mockery of god and the interchangeable jokes it got too stale to fast.

 

Back on Topic... I know the contract expires soon very soon I was talking about the other day with a good friend of mine.FYI they could be just selling some overstock and gearing up for some new Nicktoon items for the new season.

Edited by Mr.X

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Family Guy and sometimes Simpsons episodes are not geared to the younger set. But then again you are looking at what's probably another expensive licensing contract.

 

When KI brought the HB characters out last year for appearances, how did kids react to them? Back in the day I thought it was pretty cool to be greeted by Dino, Captain Caveman, Fred, Barney, Snagglepuss, and Quickdraw McGraw at the gate at opening.

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^From the July 4 event, I seem to remember parents telling their kids to go stand next to the characters for a photo- I don't remember the kids wanting to do it themselves. But that may have only been the few cases I saw.

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Are you sure it's this soon? I remember a 2006 Cincinnati Enquirer article listed the number of years listed on the Nickelodeon contract. Now if I wasn't so lazy and would just go retrieve it from my room....

I'm fairly sure the Nickelodeon contract expires in the 2010 season. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

 

EDIT:: May 22, 2006

http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/...060522_01.shtml

During a conference call Kinzel said that the license to feature the Nickelodeon cartoon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants will continue. The license deal with Nickelodeon lasts for four more years and may be extended to include Cedar Fair's parks.
Edited by SH0X

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Hmmm So my friend was correct then? I wonder if they will renew the contract. I wouldn't mind see a Haunted World of Scooby-Doo! theme take over NU I hear the Scooby contract which is with sally rides is a lot cheaper than nick.

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Sure why not Scooby-Doo has over 300 epsiodes..it would be kinda easy.Hey ty got any ideas? you can come up with some creative stuff ...The Haunted World of Scooby-Doo... you could even theme rides to the villains..think of the ...spooks..ghouls..monsters..etc.

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^You could, but the brightly-colored and varied themes in Nickelodeon Universe are much more attractive than a dozen-and-a-half rides all painted shades of green, black, gray, and purple.

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Nice Color scheme! Did you come up with that all by yourself? ;) No that's not scooby-doo colors ty..besides I said it before the nick contract is costly! But since I don't know how to post my RCT2 park and other artwork I'll tell you about it..

 

I have it down like this...

The Haunted World of Scooby-Doo!

 

Family rides

You could have a Swinging Pirate Ship themed to the classic Scooby-Doo Villain Red Beard's Ghost...

 

I called it Redbeard's High Sea Curse

 

Like this..

 

Then you could have the spinning tea cups like the Witch's Cauldrons themed to the Ozark Witch.

 

Ozark Witch's Spinning Cauldrons ( A huge spooky tree surrounds the attraction with spooky ravens crowing on branches above Scooby Doo is seen inside the tree hiding & popping in and out as the ride moves,Shaggy is seen running in fright around the base of the tree with Ozark Witch giving chase)

For the coasters I have ..

 

The Curse of the Miner 49er which is a themed Chance Morgan Mine Train Coaster.

 

Mystery Machine:Motor Madness is a Family Coaster(the cars of the coaster are painted like the mystery machine!) The station is themed around an old bus station and the Mystery Inc Gang gives the guests a lift as the coaster begins to take off fred takes a short cut through a creepy cemetary sudden he loses control of the mystery machine due to thick peasoup fog and crashes into an open grave the grave is strangely a secret passage way that leads.. to a huge underground cave.. as you twist around steep curves you avoid stalagmites & boulders a lava pool,bats and you hear eerie moans..spooky howls..and come in contact with shadow creatures who haunt the cave while going side to side and backwards to escape the dreaded creatures you finally find a way out and back onto the road to freedom...

(Take it as you will it's still a work in progress)

 

I have also have a Wing Rider Coaster themed to Pterodactyl Ghost I named it-Pterodactyl Ghost's Fear Flight.

See it

 

Scooby Doo's Roller Ghoster-Another family coaster

 

Scooby Doo & Shaggy's Graveyard Dash-A Kiddie coaster ( A Spooky Spector is after Scooby-Doo & Shaggy it's up to you to help them trap this spooky fiend)

 

Scooby Doo's Monster Madness is a Dark ride/Coaster(a Twist and Turn Coaster by Intamin) set inside a huge victorian mansion guests would come face to face with the scooby doo gangs most fearsome villains such as the ghost of dr.coffin,the headless horseman of halloween,phantom shadow,tar monster and creeper.you would go through 5 sections inside & out of the mansion which include the great room then the hallway then inside the attic which would lead out into a spooky forest which ultimatlely leads you to a graveyard ...(I call the cars fear karts which would be like a horse buggy...anyway)see what I mean...

 

And last but not least of my coasters themed to scooby-doo! & villains I have this aquatrax coaster themed to the scooby-doo villains that are based in around or in water such as The Ghost of Captain Cutler,Coral Monster & Creepy''Lighthouse'' Keeper,Sea Monster,Demon Shark..I call it Haunted High Seas of Scooby-Doo!

(sorry about most of them being Intamin I'm fan boy) ;)

As for flat rides/Kiddie ride/more Family rides...

 

I have a Train named the Mystery Inc Express

 

(I have some VERY corny names so bare with me please!)

-Spooky Space Kook's UFO Attack(lame name I know)

Huss UFO

 

-Gator Ghoul's Swamp Stalkers

Huss Air Boats

 

-10,000 Volt Ghost's Shock Tower

Again Huss..

Scooby-Doo's Phantom Racers

Family Launch Coaster

Intaimin to the rescue!

 

Mystery Inc's Monster Mash

Bumper Cars

 

Mystery Inc's Skytower Headquarters

Yet another Huss...

 

Gargoyle's Night Fright

Ummm...

 

Scooby-Doo's Haunted World Tour( A ride that visits spooky places of the world it would be educational but fun.)

Yup you can learn while having fun

 

Diabolical Disc Demon's Music of Horror

Break Dance!

 

Sky Skeleton's Bi-Planes

Attack of the 30 FOOT SHAGGY

See

I based this on the What's New Scooby-Doo ....Attack of the 30 Foot Shaggy!

 

Mystery Inc's Carrousel of Horrors

(Chance-Morgan themed carrousel)

 

Scooby-Doo's Harvest Moon

(A Giant Wheel themed and lights up like a spooky Harvest Moon)

Fred's Mystery Machine

(A Zamperla Crazy Bus)

 

SNOWGHOST'S SNOWSTORM

(A Zamperla theme energy storm for adults & teens)

 

Phantom Shadow's Haunt (lame name again I know)

(A Zamperla Windshear themed to a spooky isolated house think TR:The Ride)

 

Ghoul School-a place were you would learn about monster myths,spooky fables,urban legends.

 

Coolsville Museum of Criminology-See the costumes of numerous scooby-doo villains such as The Black Knight Ghost,Tar Monster,Phantom Shadow,Ghost Clown,Rambling Ghost,Chickenstein and more!

 

Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle-A Halloween event/party ( Like Mickey's Not-so-Scary Halloween Party @ WDW)

 

Coolsville Arcade-a restaurant/shop/diner/arcade

 

Scooby Snacks Factory-a restaurant/shop

 

Scooby-Doo!Route Scary-Six -it's a restaurant themed around an old abandoned diner on route 66.

 

Mystery Inc's Shake Shop-Get a old fashion milkshake or homemade ice cream you can also get a classic american meals such as Hamburgers,Hot Dogs, Mac & Cheese and more!

 

See Tombraiderty it's easy and it would have worlds of different color :P ...

 

... I have more themed around Fred Jones,Daphne Blake & Velma Dinkly...lemme know if you wanna see em.

Edited by Mr.X

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^Could you really theme that many rides, shops, restaurants, and games to Scooby-Doo though? Not that "Scoobyville" wouldn't be cool, however.

 

Give me a pen and some paper and I could. I love Scooby Doo!

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I could to look at all the villian characters you could spinoff onto their own rides!

Ozark witch,mummy,knight,tar monster,high voltage ghost, etc.. then of course the fairly odd coaster could be scooby doo again! Then you could also use shaggy,velma,daphine,and fred with their own rides as well.

 

Dont forget my favorite scooby character THE CReePer! Around Shaggie's rides you could have like a purple fog machine that would be cool :rolleyes:

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If I recall correctly, Nick is leaving because it was on a contract for one and two because Paramount sold the park. Those of you that have more info, please feel free to correct me on this if I am wrong. Anyway, I had heard something mentioned that Snoopy would be replacing the Nick kids area, just like the standard at many other Cedar Fair parks.

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