Riding History to the Limits - Part 1
Special | 23m 35s
As early as 1964, the design and concept of a groundbreaking amusement park was growing in the mind of an ambitious young man by the name of Gary Wachs. Until this time, modern amusement parks were leaving roller coasters and other thrill rides out of the mix.
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Animal Safari, Timberwolf, and the first launch coaster - the Screamin' Demon.
Dennis Speigel and Gary Wachs speak of the festivities in the almost extinct Oktoberfest.
What spawned the idea of this historic section of the park?
The most popular and expensive ride at Kings Island.
Coney Mall, the newly-developed reproduction of Coney Island built at Kings Island.
The chaos of opening day in 1972.
The birth of International Street at Kings Island.
Gary Wachs and Dennis Speigel discuss the overall design of the park.