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Paramount's Kings Island Amusement Park in Ohio
By Matthew Caulfield

I keep running up against a stone wall on this.  Maybe MMD is not the
right list to put the question to, but I don't know of any amusement
park list equivalent to this one.

Can anyone suggest whom I might contact at Paramount's King's Island
Amusement Park (near Cincinnati, Ohio) about a particular band organ
roll that I believe is in their collection?  The problem is that the
roll has no number or tune list, so to put your hands on the right
roll, you have to be familiar with the collection or at least willing
to ferret it out based on the information I can provide.

Thus this is not a job for the front office or the park's guest
services staff but for one of its employees who gets his hands (and
maybe his knees) dirty on the front line.  Who might that be?

Don Stinson was going to look for the roll last fall on his maintenance
trip to the park's band organ, but the trip was cancelled at the last
minute.  Amusement park historian Charles Jacques, who is a friend of
mine, is eventually going to be writing a history of King's Island like
the ones he has done for Kennywood (near Pittsburgh) and other parks.
But right now he's researching another nearby Ohio park and won't be
getting to King's Island for some time.

Matthew Caulfield

(Message sent Thu 22 Feb 2001, 02:07:43 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Amusement, Island, Kings, Ohio, Paramount's, Park

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