On nice days like what today is shaping up to be, Kings Island comes to my mind. In fact, aside from going to the book store and getting a new book, riding roller coasters at Kings Island after a hard day of working is the best way to unwind.
My wife and I have rode the Diamondback easily over 100 times since it opened a few years ago, and this year will be no different. I enjoy immensely the intensity, and power of the roller coaster, and I think that the Diamondback is one of the best roller coasters in the country, and I’ve rode many of the best. My ideal evening with my wife is getting Chick-fil-A sandwiches and eating under the Eiffel Tower then grabbing some Steak Fries to eat in line for the Diamondback.
And today, March 17, 2011 Kings Island announced with some very cleaver marketing that I admire greatly, that they are putting in a Dinosaur Walk which excites me greatly.
One of my many nicknames given to me by friends and enemies alike is the Hoffmanator. Of course the overmanwarrior, or just warrior for short. But my favorite is T-Rex, because I love dinosaurs and among them my favorite is Tyrannosaurus Rex. The reason for that is because my behavior sometimes brings that creature to mind, because I have such a volatile temper.
So it is with that in mind that I experienced great excitement upon seeing this video.
I don’t care if it is fake. I don’t care if it’s intended for kids. I love, and I mean love the sight of a dinosaur!
So what’s this all about? Well, here Don Helbick public relations director of Kings Island to explain it.
Doesn’t say much, and this teaser says even less.
But that’s part of the fun in what proves to be another fun and exciting attraction. I’m sure it will prove to be one of my favorite hang outs at Kings Island.
Here’s some more footage of more changes at Kings Island. A lot of this we take for granted during the summer when the heat of the day pushes memories of winter deep in our minds.