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The Crypt at Kings Island

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Flat ride

Opening Date:
Apr 20, 2002

Closure Date:
Oct 31, 2011

Minimum height:
54 inches

The Crypt is an indoor thrill ride located at Kings Island in Ohio. It is the world's only "Giant" version of the popular HUSS manufactured Top Spin ride, which present at many carnivals and theme parks. The Crypt was originally called "TOMB RAIDER: The Ride" and themed to the 2001 film, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."

The ride was exceptional for its transformation of a very typical carnival ride into an immersive, well-themed attraction. As TOMB RAIDER: The Ride, it featured two distinct pre-shows, an LED-light lava pit, fog machines, laser lights, on-ride synchronized audio, an 80 foot tall carving of the Hindu goddess Durga, and a massive and unprecedented 77-person capacity.

After the sale of Paramount Parks to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, the ride's connections to the Tomb Raider franchise were removed. To compensate for the lost themeing, the ride was re-programmed to perform a more acrobatic, intense, nine-inversion cycle more akin to the typical Top Spin's capabilities. This conversation required the removal of one of its three stadium-seating rows. After running the more intense program for one year, the ride was reprogrammed again, reducing it to two inversions.

In 2011, new lighting and music were introduced to the ride, and the LED lights in the former lava pits were re-illuminated.

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