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Name Changes for Attractions at King's Island

Kings Island: Some name changes to attractions at KI due to change in ownership.

From Don Neal
Posted April 16, 2008 at 2:56 PM
I got a newsletter today from KI letting me know that there are some new changes this season. They were detailed in the following manner.

- Drop Zone is now Drop Tower
- Top Gun is now Flight Deck
- Italian Job: Stunt Track is now Backlot Stunt Coaster
- Face/Off is now Invertigo
- Tomb Raider: The Ride is now The Crypt
- Days of Thunder is now Thunder Alley
- Paramount Theatre is now Kings Island Theater
- Bubba Gumps Shrimp Shack is now Outer Hanks
- Happy Days Diner is now Jukebox Diner
- FX Theatre is now Action Theater

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 Niles
Posted April 16, 2008 at 2:56 PM
Just approved the thread. I'll try to get to changing the listings on our Kings Island page tonight or tomorrow. Thanks.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 16, 2008 at 3:29 PM
I know this park has nothing to do with me, but who now owns it (and probably KD)?

From steve lee
Posted April 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM
Cedar 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.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 18, 2008 at 3:57 AM
No- I knew cedar fair bought the parks, but he said that because of "new ownership". I was just sort of confusing.

From Don Neal
Posted April 18, 2008 at 5:43 AM
Thanks Robert!

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 Niles
Posted April 18, 2008 at 4:13 PM
Anyone have the new names and closures from the old Hanna-Barbera Land? I can't believe that's still up.

From Don Neal
Posted April 21, 2008 at 6:04 AM
Hi Robert,

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
Hanna Barbera Carousel - to - Nick-O-Round
Yogi's Sky Tours - to - Lazytown Sportacopters
Top Cat's Taxi Jam - to - Little Bill’s Giggle Coaster
Quick Draw's Railway - to - La Adventura de Azul
Pixie & Dixie's Swing Set - to - Backyardigans’ Swing-Along
Dick Dastardly's Biplanes - to - Blue’s Skidoo
Baba Looey's Buggies - to - Go, Diego Go
Huck's Hot Rods - to - Swiper’s Sweeper
Alley Cat 500 (Fender Bender 500) - Nick Jr. Drivers
Atom Ant's Airways - Timmy’s Air Tours
Jetsons Jet Orbiter - to - Defunct???

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 Niles
Posted April 21, 2008 at 10:58 PM
Done! Thanks!

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