Name Changes for Attractions at King's IslandKings Island: Some name changes to attractions at KI due to change in ownership.
From Don NealI got a newsletter today from KI letting me know that there are some new changes this season. They were detailed in the following manner.
Posted April 16, 2008 at 2:56 PM
- Drop Zone is now Drop Tower
The rides have remain unchanged as far as experience goes but I will be interested to see what change in theming or colors has taken place. I am not sure I can get used to these new names. I grew up at King's Island and while some of these are newer rides, I still frequent the park and have gotten used to them. Flight Desk just doesn't quite roll off the tongue like Top Gun did.
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From Robert NilesJust approved the thread. I'll try to get to changing the listings on our Kings Island page tonight or tomorrow. Thanks.
Posted April 16, 2008 at 2:56 PM
From Eli KatzmanI know this park has nothing to do with me, but who now owns it (and probably KD)?
Posted April 16, 2008 at 3:29 PM
From steve leeCedar Fair - they picked up all the Paramount parks for over a billion dollars back in the summer of '06. So expect your local ex-Paramount park to become more and more generic as times goes by.
Posted April 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM
From Eli KatzmanNo- I knew cedar fair bought the parks, but he said that because of "new ownership". I was just sort of confusing.
Posted April 18, 2008 at 3:57 AM
From Don NealThanks Robert!
Posted April 18, 2008 at 5:43 AM
Eli, sorry for the confusion, I didn't mean "new" as in now, but as in the new owners as of '06. Funny how a few words bring such clarity. :)
From Robert NilesAnyone have the new names and closures from the old Hanna-Barbera Land? I can't believe that's still up.
Posted April 18, 2008 at 4:13 PM
From Don NealHi Robert,
Posted April 21, 2008 at 6:04 AM
I believe this is the breakdown on the change. I couldn't find anything on the web that would validate them all 100% but for the most part, I think it's right.
Flintstones Boulder Bumpers - to - Jimmy Neutron’s Atom Smashers
Also, I submitted two of the newer rides that we didn't have listed. Phantom Flyers and Plankton's Plunge that were built in 2006. One these get updated. I'll try to add some descriptions when I get a chance to help with this kind of stuff in the future. Hope this helps! :)
From Robert NilesDone! Thanks!
Posted April 21, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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