Kings Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member helter_skelter
N 39° 20.688 W 084° 16.123
16S E 735372 N 4358598
Great family fun located in Mason, Ohio (just 24 minutes North of Cincinnai).
Waymark Code: WMXN7
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 11/05/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 73

The park first open in 1972. The name comes from its previous landlord, the King Powder Company. It opened as a replacement for Coney Island which suffered from frequent flooding. In 1992, the park was purchased by Paramount. It has changed hands again recently. Cedar Fair, L.P. purchased the park in 2006.

The 1/3 scale replica of the Eifel Tower, is the centerpiece of Kings Island. Here are some of the other rides at the park:

The Racer - can be ridden forward or backward
Fairly Odd Coaster - previously called Scooby-Doo, then Beastie
The Best - the world's longest wooden roller coaster
Vortex - once held the record for most inversions (6)
Adventure Express - a mine train coaster
Little Bill's Giggle Coaster - previously Top Cat's Taxi Jam
Top Gun - KIs only suspended, free swinging coaster
Flight of Fear - a dark, LIM launched coaster
Drop Zone - tallest gyro drop in the world (315 ft)
Face/Off - inverted boomerang coaster where riders face each other
Son of Beast - first wooden coaster with a vertical loop
Rugrat's Runaway Reptar - great inverted coaster for the kids
Italian Job: Stunt Track - LIM-launched coaster themed from movie
Date Built: 06/07/1972

Open Dates: From: 04/14/2007 To: 10/28/2007

Open to the public?: yes

Main Attraction: The Beast

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