A History of Kings Island (Part One) | Historic Disaster Documentary | Fascinating Horror



On the ninth of June 1991, on the Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio, a standard summer time night took a surreal flip when two deadly freak accidents …

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  1. top gun was more fun after she died. (Flight Commander changed to Top Gun when paramount bought kings island and re-branded everything)

  2. Given that lead-in and being from Ohio, I have a pretty good idea of what episode 2 is going to be about. I’m VERY much looking forward to your coverage of those stories. Thank you!!

  3. I love your videos! Everytime I see you post a new one I have to come watch. Your voice paired with the music is so entrancing!

  4. Very weird … when you have a short … you pay for the electricity. It would make sense to install circuit breakers to not pay a higher bill, I mean how do you know a piece of equipment is broken otherwise? Not to talk about customer safety with a WATER feature …

  5. I live in Cincinnati, had passes every year, and my first job was at King’s Island. The park is 100% haunted. Which makes sense when you look into the history of it.

  6. I rode Flight Commander alone and almost fell out! I went to Kings Island with 2 friends, so one of us always had to go solo on most rides. On FC it was my turn to go solo. I wasn’t paired with anyone and when I went to barrel roll, I nearly slipped through the safety bars. I thought of that when I found out a young woman died.

  7. $20k for killing two young men is woefully inadequate.

    This was entirely preventable if they had followed the regulations.

  8. Ok the only thing I'm a little baffled by is the fact that the park was sued for selling alcohol to a legal adult…

    That's the responsably of an adult to know when they have consumed enough liquor or something her Friends should have been acutely aware of.

    At best you could argue that the ride operator shouldn't have let her get on the ride but even then it shouldn't be the responsibility of a 3rd party to babysit an adult…

  9. At 9:10, concerning the woman riding alone.

    As a ride operator for the Monster in the Coney Island section one summer, we had the "Blue Lady" incident. This woman behaved and looked extremely intoxicated, and was wearing a tight fitting blue terrycloth jumpsuit that we could not discern how she could have got into it. It was just a one piece number with no fastenings nor zippers. Thus her name. Added: She was not built for tight anything, much less a one piece affair in powder blue.

    We could not refuse her a ride, because as ride operators, we were told by supervisors that we couldn't discern whether or not she had a medical condition that caused her drunken seeming behavior. It could mean a lawsuit if we assumed she was drunk, and she was not. She was staggering and swaying, but the supervisor insisted that the behavior might just be her natural state.

    A person in line informed me that the "Blue lady spit up!" and lo- she did vomit in the queue, and later, did it again, but we still couldn't' refuse her a ride. When the ride stopped, and it became evident that she was going on the next round, patrons were begging "Please don't make me sit with the Blue Lady!", one fellow who was, not in the same car, but simply in the arm of the Monster as the Blue Lady, accusingly shouted at me, "I'm no better off there than I was on the ground!" as he pointed at her one car away. No one would get in the car with her, I certainly wouldn't have. By then, she thrown up twice, and stumbled several time in queue.
    At this point, I had a really hard time not laughing. I had to pull up the bottom half of the carriage, and lock people in. Every single person on the same ride cycle as she referred to her as the Blue Lady, and had something disparaging to say about her, and about us allowing her to ride. We could not deny her unless she passed out. I recall the other girl working with me had to close the Blue Lady's carriage, and called the supervisor over to witness the locking mechanism, to pull on the bar himself to make sure it was locked.

    I understand it's a rule that lone passengers should be paired, but in the case of an extremely inebriated passenger, or even one that seems inebriated, you can't pay someone to ride with them and risk being vomited on. The other passengers are there for a good time, not to babysit a ride partner.

  10. if it wasn't so tragic it would be funny how they jumped into the water one after the other. I almost expected a fourth person to jump in but rule of threes I guess

  11. Kings Island is a great amusement park with such a tragic yet interesting history as compared to other parks. I try to go there every couple years and there’s always something rather creepy or odd about the park.

  12. No way, I’ve been going to kings island since I was little, but never knew about these. Kings Island is lit, though. I’ve puked there many times.

  13. I actually worked at Kings Island and was working a double the day this went down. More specifically, I worked in the Coney Shop and was working the Adventure Express kiosk in full view when the Oktoberfest incident happened, even though I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. This isn't an entirely accurate account of what happened. The woman who died on the Flight Commander died because she tried to stand up in the ride, presumably to get a better view of the chaos ensuing down the Coney Way. She was also very drunk as were the guys who ended up getting electrocuted by the fountain and, for a period of time after this incident, Kings Island went dry. They didn't sell alcohol anymore. They've since resumed. I still have my letter that Kings Island sent to me, who was a high school student at the time, that threatened to sue me if I talked to the press about the incident without their permission.

  14. Kings Island… so many good memories. Its had a great reputation for being safe back in the 70s and 80s. I will be looking for part 2

  15. YES! IS a Shame a simple and cheap device was shown, and should have been implemented, Outlets and breakers with GFCI, which stands for ground fault circuit interrupter, monitor current flow on the ungrounded (the hot) and the grounded conductor (the neutral). When a tiny discrepancy occurs between the two conductors, that indicates an electrical leak or “fault” to ground. This trips the device and current flow stops. A person may receive a small shock but not a deadly electrical jolt.

  16. I live in Staten Island NY, I’ll never forget seeing my youngest daughter, who was about 11 or 12 at the time go unconscious on a amusement park ride that was set up via the traveling fair that came to the island every year. It was whipping her helplessly back, forth, jerking her head all over the place like she was a rag doll. I ran to get her when it stopped. She slowly raised her head and had blood running down her face. No more rides after that. It was the first time she had gotten a chance to get on a “big kid” ride. She was “this tall to ride” and everything. We were so excited that she had finally grew to the height of the measuring sign. What a lesson. She’s 16 now. That’s my baby. No more rides. Don’t trust them.

  17. Is that the same park that Mike Brady lost his blueprints and the Brady family had to take turns running it across the park to get it to Mike on time?

  18. Great America in California had that same model ride called Skyhawk. When I was a kid, I remember it had the reputation for being dangerous when going inverted. I figured something happened there but now I realize it was this incident because I went in the early 90s right as this had happened. My mom forbade me from riding it and eventually let me ride it but I couldn't do barrel rolls, so there wasn't much point.

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