Mike has a big surprise for the family. His boss, Mr. Phillips, has approved the King's Island amusement park plans he has been working on and wants him to go to Cincinnati to present them. In turn, Mike can bring along the family to spend time at King's Island. They are all excited by the news. Once there, Mike is dismayed to learn that he only has a truncated thirty minute meeting to present the plans before the amusement park's directors, Mssrs. Remington and Dempsey, head off on another business trip. Regardless, Mike vows to have a good time seeing as much of the park with the family before his meeting at one o'clock in the afternoon. The morning adventures include Greg trying to find a girl he just met and likes named Marge, who works at the park dressed as an animal, but Greg doesn't know which one. And Bobby and Cindy try to justify eating a lot of junk food before their scheduled meeting with the family for lunch. At lunch, Jan asks her father if she can use one of his two ... Written by
Did You Know?
The Kings Island park was not a closed set when this episode was filmed. To give it a realistic feel the episode was filmed on a normal park business day without extras. Patrons who had been standing in lines for the rides, for up to an hour in the hot sun, gave angry stares at the Brady actors were ferreted to the front of the long lines in order to shoot the ride scenes. Several of the Brady cast members have spoken about their memories of the heat on that day and of their surprise to find the park open for business as usual. They didn't want to be taken to the front of the long lines but relented when they realized it was the only way to complete the scenes. See more
When the family is on the roller coaster, it is clear that two very different rides were used during filming. While looking at the family, you can see that there is a second set of cars with riders to their left, as if it's a "race" ride. But when looking from the point of view of the riders, you can clearly see that it is in fact only a single track roller coaster. See more
The William Tell Overture
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Played as the family runs to get Mike's plans to the park manager's office See more