August 12, 2004
Stunt drivers dodge near-collisions, chase through tunnels and narrowly escape massive explosions triggered by gunfire from a menacing helicopter.
Kings Island, OH — Another Hollywood big-screen spectacular comes to life at Paramount's Kings Island and Paramount Canada's Wonderland with the addition of The Italian Job: Stunt Track, a new multi-million dollar fast-track roller coaster experience for 2005.
Based on the high-action finale of Paramount Pictures' The Italian Job (2003) starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Mos Def, and Donald Sutherland, this new wild ride takes families on a high-speed stunt car adventure through movie sets and scenes inspired by the film's climatic chase sequence.
Park guests will experience what it's like to be a Hollywood stunt driver and go behind the scenes of an action movie. Guests board their very own MINI Cooper S tricked out with audio special effects adding to the multi-sensory sensation of the experience. Once strapped into their custom stunt car, rubber meets the road as the MINIs peel out to begin their chase sequence.
Drivers will twist through a parking garage, dodge near-collisions, race down stairs, chase through tunnels and narrowly escape massive explosions triggered by gunfire from a menacing helicopter. Tires skid out one last time as the stunt cars crash through a billboard and splash down into an L.A. aqueduct concluding the chase sequence and their trial as a stunt driver in this screen test!
"This new stunt concept offers the perfect combination of Hollywood special effects and coaster thrills," mentioned Paramount's Kings Island's executive vice president and general manager, Craig Ross. "The Italian Job: Stunt Track is an interactive family thrill ride designed for everyone that craves high-speed, hair-raising excitement."
For more information visit www.pki.com.
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