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Action Theater at Kings Island
Previously known as
Paramount Action F/X Theater (1998–2008)
Days Of Thunder (1994–1997)
available at California's Great America
Action Theater (spelled Action Theatre at Canada's Wonderland), is a motion simulator ride that debuted in 1993. It is found at several Cedar Fair amusement parks including California's Great America, Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, and Kings Island. The attraction was previously known as "Paramount Action F/X Theater" before being renamed following the purchase of the Paramount Parks chain by Cedar Fair in 2006.
History [ edit ]
Action Theater first opened in 1993 at
Carowinds and Kings Dominion, operating as a motion simulator themed to the Paramount film . Days Of Thunder [1 ] The following year, the attraction was installed at [2 ] California's Great America, Canada's Wonderland, and Kings Island. In 1998, Action Theater was renamed "Paramount Action F/X Theater", and a new feature called "James Bond 007: License to Thrill" – based on the film [3 ] – debuted at each location. Dino Island 3D was shown from 1999–2000, Meteor Attack in 2000, and Superstition in 2000 and 2002. In 2001, the theme parks presented Licence to Kill The 7th Portal (based on the web comic by Stan Lee) as a three-dimensional ride in which the riders help the Data Raiders fight the Nullifiers.
SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D made its debut at all locations. In 2006, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera was presented. It had been closed after its last run in 2002 at Universal Studios Florida. In 2008, the theater was renamed Action Theater to remove ties to the Paramount branding, and the action movie signage was replaced with a comic book theme.
Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia was being shown at Carowinds and Kings Island, while "Happy Feet: Mumble's Wild Ride" was being shown at California's Great America. Canada's Wonderland's Action Theater featured Monsters of the Deep 3D, and [4 ] Kings Dominion's featured "The Lost World 3D". The theaters playing Dinosaur-themed films have had the motion seats removed. [5 ] [6 ]
As of 2015, the Action Theater at Kings Island has been removed from the park map, and has been standing but not operating since the 2013 season.
References [ edit ]
^ McKerrow, Steve (June 26, 1993). "Hollywood spills over into thrills at amusement parks Thrills & chills". The Baltimore Sun . Retrieved . June 9, 2015
^ Rutherford, Scott N. (March 16, 2015). . Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 68. Kings Dominion ISBN 978-1-4671-2301-3.
^ Ferguson, William A. (April 24, 1994). "What's new at Ohio's major amusement parks?". The Toledo Blade. p. E7 . Retrieved . June 9, 2015
^ Shockling, Andrea (April 5, 2013). "Carowinds Celebrates 40th Birthday Dino-Style". Entertainment Designer . Retrieved . July 21, 2015
^ Kings Island. "E-Newsletter – Dinosaurs Alive! 3D an Adventure With Teeth!" VisitKingsIsland.com. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. May 10, 2011, accessed May 10, 2011.
^ Sim, Nick. "Kings Island's Dinosaurs Alive! 3D movie to be free for 2012 season". Theme Park Tourist . Retrieved . 10 July 2012
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