Friday, June 15, 2012

Kings Island Souvenir Booklet 1979

Here's a little more Kings Island stuff to celebrate the parks 40th anniversary.  It's a full-color souvenir booklet from 1979...

The page above should have won some sort of special proofreading award. Check out the animals pictured at the bottom of the page and the corresponding labels.

Since the "Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera" is no longer a part of Kings Island I thought it might be good to post extra big photos from this page.

This spining ride is called the "Witches Cauldron" and features a figure of Winsome Witch rotating on top of a spooky tree. I wish there was a shot of her face, or the other creatures on the big fake tree.

Enchanted Voyage was a fairly elaberate dark ride into the world of Hanna-Barbera cartoons.  Although mostly the more obscure ones - no Flintstones, Jetsons, Yogi and Boo-Boo or Scooby-Doo here. 

Let's grab a snack at Gulliver's Galley.  The Adventures of Gulliver was a cartoon created in 1968 for ABC-TV.  Only 17 episodes were produced, yet Gulliver was featured prominently in the Enchanted Voyage ride, had a small boat ride named Gulliver's Rub-A-Dub, and this snack bar.


Jeremy S. said...

The animal caption mix up was funny. Unfortunately I bet a lot of kids today wouldn't know the difference between those animals anyways.

Haven't been to Kings Island since the 80's as a kid. I remember eating at a Flintstones themed outdoor restaurant. I think they called the burgers different names at different parts of the park, based on the theme of the area. Don't remember what they called the Flintstones grub, but remember that us kids had to go back to eat the burgers there, because it sounded different than the burgers they served in the rest of the park.

David W. said...


I'd bet those Flintstones hamburgers you had at the park were called Bronto Burgers.

IamHeckler said...

The Enchanted Voyage ride actually did have major characters like the Flintstones as well. There were just so many characters all lumped together in one place that it was hard to tell one from another after a while. I know for a fact that Fred Flintstone was at the entrance to the spooky section of the ride holding a "danger, turn back" sign.


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