Friday, September 27, 2002

New K.I. ride may result in 'delirium'

2003 attraction will spin, swing, toss passengers

By Randy McNutt,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MASON - Delirium, a thrill ride that will send 50 outward-facing passengers spinning on a continuous ring, will open at Paramount's Kings Island in 2003, park officials announced Thursday.

        Spokesman Jeffrey Siebert described the new multimillion-dollar ride as “a giant Frisbee” that will spin “madly at the bottom of a giant arm that swings back and forth, rocketing riders up to 137 feet into the air-more than 13 thrilling stories.”

        Delirium was developed by polling park guests on what kind of ride they'd like to see added.

        The builder, Huss Rides of Germany, has constructed the largest ride of its kind in the world, to go into the park's Action Zone.

        He said Delirium's riders will rush face-first toward the ground, then nearly upside down again, all in seconds on the blue, yellow and silver ride.

        Mr. Siebert said the park will add two major attractions next year-Delirium and Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Castle, in which guests can investigate a green ghost haunting an ancient castle.

        “We've never spent multimillions on a thrill ride and a child's ride in the same year,” Mr. Siebert said.

        General manager Craig Ross indicated that more rides might be added.

        “There is something new for everyone in 2003 ... and we are not finished announcing new attractions yet,” he said.


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