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April 22, 2005

The Italian Job Stunt Track Previews Begin April 29

Kings Island, OH -- The most anticipated ride of the summer will open this Friday, April 29 for a Gold Season Pass private event, then for all park guests beginning Saturday, April 30. Technical rehearsal runs all weekends through May 15.

The Italian Job Stunt Car Ride"Technical rehearsal allows our park guests the opportunity to sneak on our newest Hollywood-inspired fast-track coaster, while we continue to place finishing touches on the attraction's special effects and movie sets," said 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 who craves high-speed, hair-raising excitement."

During technical rehearsal of the park's new attraction, guests may encounter temporary delays or closures while the ride and show program are adjusted. The grand opening for The Italian Job: Stunt Track is May 20 when the park begins daily operation.

The Italian Job: Stunt Track, is a new multi-million dollar fast-track coaster experience 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 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 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 screen test trial as a stunt driver!

Paramount's Kings Island is now open for weekends. Daily operation begins Friday, May 20. For more information about Paramount's Kings Island, guests can visit the park's web site at: www.pki.com

Artwork courtesy of Paramount's Kings Island. All rights reserved.

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