Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Kings Dominion Trip Part 2

The area around the Eiffel Tower is really pretty. This path, leading back toward the Carousel, is lined with huge trees and makes for a great shady walk.

This is the same path from the other side. Again, a scene like this isn't east to come by at most Cedar Fair parks.

This path is around the base of the tower. I know other Paramount Parks had a Paramount Story display of some sort ... I'm not sure but is that what used to be in these squares? Anyone know for sure?

Off from the Eiffel Tower area, but before you are officially in the Old Virginia section, is the Paramount Action FX Theater. As you can see, the Paramount was not removed at all from this attraction.

The theater is currently showing a SpongeBob movie. It was fun, and all the kids seemed to enjoy it a ton, even though it's not really new. I know the movie has been around at other parks for a few years now.

The Old Virginia section contains the Shenandoah Log Flume, seen above. It was built when the park opened in 1975. A classic Arrow Dynamics Log Flume, it's around 1,500 feet long and takes rider on a trip into the woods. I'm a big fan of older Arrow log flumes, so this ride was a hit with me.

More really nice scenery in the Old Virginia section. I can only wish to find areas like this at most of the parks I visit!

And here we have the Paramount Theatre. Yes, pretty blatantly from the former owners. I wonder if a lot of this type of stuff will HAVE to be removed for 2008 if Cedar Fair is going to drop the Paramount license?

Either way, they were showing Twistin' to the 60s, a show that's been at other Cedar Fair parks and is playing at most if not all of the former Paramount parks this season.

That's all I can do for now, more tomorrow!


Joe C said...

The blocks around the tower had movie titles and dates. They flipped em at King's Island too.

NewsPlusNotes said...

Thanks! That's sorta amusing that they just flipped them over like that.