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Zachary

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A few notes before I get to the content:

First off, ParkFans currently doesn't have a very good way to handle content like this so for now it's just going to get its own thread in KD's History section. We have ideas on how to better present content like this in the future, but that's a topic for another day.

Secondly, I know there are people who will be annoyed that I'm watermarking historical content created by the park. I get it. That said, obtaining, digitizing, and uploading material like this takes time and costs money. I'd like KDFans to reap at least a little brand recognition from the YouTube videos that inevitably use these images. Hopefully I won't regret making the watermarks so easy to crop out...

Anyway, with that stuff out of the way, I have a pretty great piece of Kings Dominion history to share: An over 40 page long information booklet from 1976. As far as I know this booklet hasn't been digitized and posted online previously. @Joe and I both learned new things when we went through it together earlier today. I suspect many of you will have a similar experience.

Enjoy!

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Terrific content! Thank you for finding the time and energy to put this up.

I love the signs of the times in older marketing materials... This booklet is no exception, with references to "darkest Africa" and the show titled "Egads! It's Demon Rum!" -- the description of which, on page 29, is one of the greatest things I have ever seen in a piece of theme park promotional material.

Candy Apple Grove: "The All American Action Center." Tremendous.

What? Oh, right! Also, there's the historical angle. The monorail ride was a $1.50 upcharge. Ten Bengal tigers. Yogi's Cave -- site of so, so many illicit activities over the years -- opened with the park (edit: or at least it was there in '76). They knew what they were doing.
 
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