Saturday, June 30, 2012

Kings Island Brochure 1976

Still more Kings Island.  It's been a month-long event here, and now it's time for the 1976 brochure...


The above page has a lot of cool stuff, for example, look at that shot of the Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal...

I don't know about you, but that looks like a 100 foot drop, or at least that's what it looked like to me when I was a kid. Shockingly, my mother rode this with the rest of the family, and she was one to shy away from them thrill rides

Next, and to the best of my knowledge it's the only picture on the ultra-nets from this Kings Island show in existence. It's a picture of the marionettes from the Krofft Puppet Theater...


FUN FACT: The Krofft Puppet Theater was in an inflatable red building. (Can it truly be called a "building" if it's inflatable?)  You can see this building in the first couple of seconds of this Partridge Family music video.  EXTRA FUN FACT: I only recently learned that the Brady's weren't the only 70's TV family to visit Kings Island...


Back to the Krofft Puppet Theater...  I don't remember much about the show.  Basically the only thing I vaguely remember was a Frankenstein Monster skit.  If I remember correctly, it was a black-light segment with the monster's table/slab on the right side of the stage.  A jaunty tune played as a row of disembodied hands past the parts of the creature from the left side of the stage down to the table.  Once assembled the creature rose from the slab and walked into the audience.  That was a neat trick. I was slightly alarmed that Frankenstein was walking into audience, but to my relief he didn't come near me.

Now it's time for the giant fold-out...




 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the Banana Splits and the Hair Bear Bunch get some love in the clip!

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