CET DocumentariesRiding History to the Limits - Part 1 Special | 23m 35s As early as 1964, the design and concept of a groundbreaking amusement park was growing in the mind of an ambitious young man by the name of Gary Wachs. Until this time, modern amusement parks were leaving roller coasters and other thrill rides out of the mix. Aired: 08/25/09 Rating: NR checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeCET DocumentariesRiding History to the Limits - Part 1Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down Riding History to the Limits -Part 2 Breaking Ground Gary Wachs and Dennis Speigel discuss the overall design of the park. Riding History to the Limits - Part 3 International Appeal The birth of International Street at Kings Island. Riding History to the Limits - Part 4 Opening Day 1972 The chaos of opening day in 1972. Riding History to the Limits - Part 5 Coney Mall Coney Mall, the newly-developed reproduction of Coney Island built at Kings Island. Riding History to the Limits - Part 6 Name That 'toon The most popular and expensive ride at Kings Island. Riding History to the Limits - Part 7 Rivertown What spawned the idea of this historic section of the park? Riding History to the Limits - Part 8 Two Beers, Please Dennis Speigel and Gary Wachs speak of the festivities in the almost extinct Oktoberfest. Riding History to the Limits - Part 9 Wild and Untamed Animal Safari, Timberwolf, and the first launch coaster - the Screamin' Demon.