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Robert Niles
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Six Flags to tear down Kentucky Superman ride... and other weekend notes

Published: November 30, 2007 at 2:47 PM

  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom has a judge's okay to tear down the Superman Tower of Power ride upon which a girl lost her feet last summer.

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain is offering free admission with a toy donation for Toys for Tots. Offer's good on Dec. 2 , 8 and 9 and you must bring a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $15. (We told you about a similar deal at Knott's earlier this week.)

  • The Universal theme park in South Korea, reported here last spring, is a go. (Thanks to reader David Graham for the tip.)

  • Finally, I couldn't let this go unnoticed: There's an entry in the French version of Wikipedia devoted to... the Theme Park Insider Awards. But no such article on the English Wikipedia. Can we get that fixed, TPI readers/Wikipedians?

  • Update: Somewhat off-topic, but still... Evel Knievel died. If you were a boy in the 1970s (like me), Evel was a big, big, big deal. I remember my Evel Knievel action figure and begging, *begging* my parents to take me to Kings Island on my eighth birthday to watch Evel jump. (They didn't.) FWIW, there will be an Evel Knievel-themed roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis this spring.

  • Replies (3)

    Claudine Deshaies

    Published: November 30, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    Robert, being a girl in the 1970's, I still thought Evel Knievel was a big deal. I watched him on TV every time he was on. I wanted the Evel Knievel lunchbox, but always ended up with Holly Hobby or some other lame "girly" one.
    Adrienne McDonald

    Published: November 30, 2007 at 5:13 PM

    Me TOO Claudine! lol. I think my hubby met him on the island of Guam, I know he has a photo of him.
    Shannon Beauchemin

    Published: November 30, 2007 at 9:16 PM

    As a girl I remember watching him on tv. How many of you say 'OUCH" when watching the jump at Caesars Palace.

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