Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sabrina's Brochure Spotlight: Kings Island 1992

When the creative minds at Kings Island sat down to design this brochure back in 1992, I imagine the conversation went something like this: "I bet some chick will try to scan this brochure for an enthusiast blog some day. Let's make that task as difficult as humanly possible! BAH HA HA HA!" Nevertheless, in an effort to preserve their creative vision I have taken extra pains to present this brochure in the manner in which it was meant to be viewed. Enjoy!

The year 1992 holds special significance in Kings Island history for two reasons. First and most obviously, it marked the park's 20th anniversary. But it was also the year that the park was purchased by Paramount Communications. Consequently, this would be the last plain vanilla "Kings Island" brochure the world would see for a good fourteen or so years.

The ride which premiered as "Phantom Theater" in 1992 has had many names and faces through the years. Prior to its stint with the phantoms, its previous incarnations included Enchanted Voyage and The Smurfs Enchanted Voyage. Today it welcomes the young'uns as Scooby-Doo and The Haunted Castle.

Kings Island wanted to make darn sure that its prospective guests were aware of all the opportunities to cool down on a hot Ohio day! In addition to the standard amusement park fare, the park also offered a full-fledged water park called WaterWorks.

And here is the granddaddy of them all, the brochure page that never ends!! A good portion of this spread is dedicated to describing all the special festivities that were set to take place in honor of the park's 20th anniversary, including daily parades, decorations, and special historical presentations. The rest pretty much speaks for itself, although I'd like to draw special attention to the fact that they managed to start a sentence with the phrase, "The beauty of The Beast..." I love it. And speaking of The Beast, I seem to recall hearing that it will be celebrating a special anniversary of its own this year...

If you happen to be in the area this summer, you may also want to check out the other nearby attractions listed here. Why not have a side dish of college football to go along with your main course of hypercoaster? Sounds like a winning combination to me!


Jason said...

Woah. The brochure was really cool. Everything seemed so much simpler. I mean, now, all the brochures are covered with colors and advertisements. I like this one.