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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Skramp » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:14 pm

Glad I got to ride it with loop and without. Gotta say I won't really miss it that much. They should have gone another direction entirely with it instead of tying it into the Beast, that had to fail from the beginning. I say tear it down and put King Kobra back up.
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseaker92 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:15 pm

Skramp wrote:Glad I got to ride it with loop and without. Gotta say I won't really miss it that much. They should have gone another direction entirely with it instead of tying it into the Beast, that had to fail from the beginning. I say tear it down and put King Kobra back up.


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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby CPmaverick » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:00 pm

^Trains were moved to Kings Dominion last year.
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:24 pm

Son of Beast was certainly interesting, but the novelty has worn off now. It was a good attempt, but it is not exactly a ride that deserves to be assosciated with a park like King's Island.

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jamesdillaman » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:48 pm

^ Just adapt SoB for King Kobra's trains. If you're going to injure people, why not make it an artform...?

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Skramp » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:58 pm

jamesdillaman wrote:^ Just adapt SoB for King Kobra's trains. If you're going to injure people, why not make it an artform...?

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I'm all for that!!! But while you are at it, run them backwards!!!
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:23 pm

Kings Island has finally pulled back the covers of its recently converted Boo Blasters on Boo Hill.

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Visitors to Kings Island will have an opportunity to experience an all-new interactive family ride in 2010, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill.

The animated adventure begins when guests enter the attraction through the front gates of a haunted castle. Be careful! Those who dare enter must battle Boocifer, the meanest Ghost of all. But don't be scared. You have a secret weapon called a Boo Blaster to zap Boocifer and all the Ghosts away as you travel through ghastly graveyards, creepy corridors, and down into dingy dungeons. If you collect enough points, you'll rid this castle of Boocifer and his Ghosts.
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Visitors to Kings Island will have an opportunity to experience an all-new interactive family ride in 2010, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill.
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The animated adventure begins when guests enter the attraction through the front gates of a haunted castle.
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Be careful! Those who dare enter must battle Boocifer, the meanest Ghost of all. But don't be scared.
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You have a secret weapon called a Boo Blaster to zap Boocifer and all the Ghosts away as you travel through ghastly graveyards, creepy corridors, and down into dingy dungeons. If you collect enough points, you'll rid this castle of Boocifer and his Ghosts.
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Guests can choose to enhance their ride experience on Boo Blasters on Boo Hill with 3-D glasses.
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This is a ride kids, parents, and grandparents can do together and will enjoy riding over and over again.
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Boo Blasters on Boo Hill features special effects and a variety of ghostly gags which makes each ride a different experience.
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Visitors to Kings Island will have an opportunity to experience an all-new interactive family ride in 2010, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill.
24192_426649553367_155893938367_5267766_8030157_n.jpg
The animated adventure begins when guests enter the attraction through the front gates of a haunted castle.
24192_426649558367_155893938367_5267767_3608724_n.jpg
Be careful! Those who dare enter must battle Boocifer, the meanest Ghost of all. But don't be scared.
24192_426649563367_155893938367_5267768_1429732_n.jpg
You have a secret weapon called a Boo Blaster to zap Boocifer and all the Ghosts away as you travel through ghastly graveyards, creepy corridors, and down into dingy dungeons. If you collect enough points, you'll rid this castle of Boocifer and his Ghosts.
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This is a ride kids, parents, and grandparents can do together and will enjoy riding over and over again.
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Guests can choose to enhance their ride experience on Boo Blasters on Boo Hill with 3-D glasses.
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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:25 pm

Wow this actually looks quite a bit scarier than the Scooby Doo version!

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby Maverickrocks » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:15 pm

I'm not liking these changes so far. While the pictures don't look too bad, Cedar Fair and 3-D ride experiences, let alone indoor rides, don't mix well. Look what happened to Disaster Transport when it was made "3-D." All they did was put flourescent paint all over the queue. I'm sure that it won't be as bad as that, but I am worried that it will cheapen the ride experience. Looks like they're also using cheap holloween theming like they did with the Crypt retheme, which also worries me.

I just don't trust CF with theming indoor rides knowing their record. I have heard good things about the former Scooby Doo ride at Carowinds though, so hopefully this one won't be as bad as I fear.

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Re: The Kings Island (KI) Discussion Thread

Postby coolhandluke » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:18 pm

This is a ride kids, parents, and grandparents can do together and will enjoy riding over and over again.

Eh, it's certainly not a Haunt attraction or anything, but I'm wondering how much they'll be hearing about frightened kids, especially with this being right across the pathway from Snoopy and company. I know my little brother (5yrs) wouldn't fare too well on this one, but he could've made it through in its Scooby days.

I'm not really disappointed or anything, I guess I was just expecting something a bit more overtly family-friendly for a shooting dark ride in the kid's area.

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