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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:58 PM
Keep in mind that the pictures are far from professional and many were taken through an airplane window with zoom features on. They are, however, pretty unique angles and perspectives on the park.
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Our date of flight (October 21, 2009) was perfect - leaves were still on the trees, it was very clear out, and the park hadn't closed for the year just yet.
Nickelodeon Universe, not long before it underwent its transformation to Planet Snoopy.
A mixture of a few different areas. Note how high Flight Deck's hill is in comparison to the rest of the ride.
One of the park's "boneyards". You can also see it from the Eiffel Tower with a keen eye (or good zoom). Most of the stuff pictured was cleared the following year.
Just a few things to note from the above picture, left to right... Phantom Theater cars, target from Action Zone sign, Tomb Raider: The Ride display, Action Theater marquee, picnic grove playground, and much, much more.
Rivertown and Nickelodeon Universe with a bit of Coney Mall and International Street.
Picnic Grove, during Howl-O-Fest. There was the Twisted Tales maze, a haybale maze, Tractor Town, Foam Pit, midway games, and more.
Almost all of Diamondback.
X-Base (prior to the radio tower's removal the following year, although you can hardly see it in the picture)
A different view of Diamondback
A nearly-complete overview of the park. It's pretty impressive how big it all is.
I have additional photos of the park, alongside ones from Coney Island and Cincinnati, if anyone is interested in seeing.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:53 PM
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:14 PM
Thank you for the photos Ty...by the way, I like your watermark.
Thanks for the comment, and I'm glad I can share them. I tried to make the watermark discreet and took inspiration from the stamp you put on your pictures
Nice photos! I especially like the one of the boneyard. If I'm not mistaken, we went through that area during the tour at the GOCC Holiday Party last December. Most (if not all) of that stuff is gone, I believe. Action Theater's motion seats now reside there, if they haven't been moved in the past three months.
Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.
Here's a second batch of photos. I have a third batch (plus Cincy/Coney pictures) I can share, but only if there's interest.
One of my favorite pictures, solely because it captured the complete water park.
Rivertown. I noticed that I took a lot of Diamodback photos, most-likely because the coaster was still new.
One of Racer's trains was parked on the lift, for whatever reason.
The picture's blurry, but it's interesting to see Son of Beast's trains sitting motionless on the ground. Based off the recent Ghost Hunters episode shot at Kings Island, the cars haven't moved since this photo was taken.
Another one of my favorite photos from the flight.
And you thought Drop Tower and WindSeeker were high up?
Full overview of The Beast
Like before, please don't post elsewhere or use publicly without my permission.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
Thanks for sharing, and I'll express my interest in seeing every last picture from the flight.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:22 AM
Awesome pictures Ty!
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:19 PM
This year you should do it again to get aerial views of Soak City along with Kings Island with Windseeker and Dinosaurs Alive!
It's definitely something I'd be interested in doing; hopefully it ends up happening.
The Adventure Express one stood out to me as well, I think the colors on the leaves plus the fact that it's a great picture of a ride that doesn't always get the attention it deserves in my opinion.
I agree, Adventure Express doesn't get the attention it deserves. In my opinion, it's one of the park's best rides
To echo the other`s sentiments, bring on the aerial pictures from Coney Island!
I figured you'd be interested in seeing those ones
Here's the last batch of Kings Island photos (well, the ones I deemed worthy-enough to share). I'll post a fourth and final update, showcasing Cincy and Coney, sometime tomorrow.
As I mentioned before, I took quite a few Diamondback photos.
Here's White Water Canyon's reserve, drained for the year.
Old Lion Country Safari land. To learn more, click (prepare for shameless plug) HERE.
Great Wolf Lodge
Tad blurry, but entrance plaza. The signs on International Restaurant advertised Howl-O-Fest, Diamondback, and Halloween Haunt.
Honestly, I prefer Planet Snoopy over Nickelodeon Universe. It's more colorful, plus eight of the shows which rides were based on were off the air by 2009. Interesting tidbit right there.
No matter how you felt about the ride experience, you can't deny that Son of Beast is an impressive structure.
410 steps from top to bottom - there's another tidbit for you
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:10 AM
This has to be the biggest camper I have ever seen from your shot of the campground! LOL!
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:57 AM
thanks again for the pics, despite your disclaimer about being from inside the plane, amatuer photographer, etc... they are really nicely done.
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