Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Boo Blasters on Boo Hill: New at Kings Island

Kings Island, Mason, OH, has announced the details of the park's new dark ride for the 2010 season. Boo Blasters on Boo Hill will be a new interactive family dark ride, replacing the former Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Castle attraction.

The park describes that the adventure begins when guests enter a haunted castle to take on Boocifer, the meanest ghost around. Riders "have a secret weapon called a Boo Blaster to zap Boocifer and all the Ghosts away as they travel through ghastly graveyards, creepy corridors, and down into dingy dungeons. If they collect enough points, they’ll rid the castle of Boocifer and his Ghosts."

Additionally, guests can choose whether or not they want to ride with 3-D glasses available from the park. The dark ride features lots of special effects and gags that will keep the ride interesting even for repeat visitors.

Also new to Kings Island in 2010 is the previously announced Planet Snoopy children's area, as well as four new live entertainment offerings including Snoopy Rocks on Ice! The park opens for the 2010 season on April 17th.


Ryan said...

Boo Hill? Boocifer? Please stop it with the crazy names. I don't appreciate paying for 3D glasses, either. Way to add a little Disaster Transport into King's Island.

NewsPlusNotes said...

I'm quite happy that the parks spent money to renovate the dark rides that were previously themed to Scooby. They could have just as easily ripped out all Scooby references and left it as is.

I'm sure the ride will be known to the public at large as Boo Blasters as well.

Ryan said...

Don't get me wrong, I agree with you. But, the name Boocifer? I'm personally not religious, but that's asking for a controversy. KI stepped over the line last year with their Haunt display that was taken out of context in the news media, and right here's the same thing waiting to happen.

This is the same park that's running a Sean Hannity event, a couple of Christan music events, and Boy Scout functions. I would imagine the organizers of these events scoffing at kids shooting lasers at a thing called "Boocifer."