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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:51 PM
I loved my View Master when I was a wee little lad and wished now that I had these way back then. Looks like they are from the early days of the park. Anyone else ever seen these reels before?
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:19 AM
The View Master was a cool toy...I had view reels from lots of places I had never been, but the images made you almost feel like you had visited. Granted, you can now just Google images to see anything/anyplace you want, but the experience was different with a View Master...
Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:05 PM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:20 PM
I love the View Master travel reels and have the one they put out for Kings Island in 1977. I just finished uploading that set to Flickr today so if anyone wants to take a look at what was on the reels, here's the link...
From searching the web I've found the original Kings Island View Master set came out in 1973 with at least some different pics than those at the link above. Also in 1975 there was the release of "Lion Country Safari" by View Master. Wish I had those two also but man, they're kind of pricey when you can find them.
Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:08 AM
As far back as I can remember (and that's a lot) I believe they were sold in the Emporium, along with the fuzzy bird Marionettes, "Goober and the Ghost Chasers" 'invisible dog' leashes, and 3" Chrome-plastic Eiffel Towers.
Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:21 AM
It's also worth noting that there are also souvenir slides that were sold at the park during this same period. I have several sets, some still packaged, and these have similar images seen in the view master reels. They do, however, afford other interesting images and angles per ride such as the Bavarian Beetle.