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Eiffel Tower stands as a majestic symbol

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

What a beautiful Monday morning it is on Memorial Day at Kings Island!

We’re kicking off another week of content on the Kings Island Blog by sharing a photo snapped this morning of the Eiffel Tower. It stands as a majestic symbol; almost like the caretaker of Kings Island.

Guarding the end of International Street, the 450-ton structure has certainly been the dominating landmark at Kings Island and in Warren County and was planned to fit that role.

The design and steel fabrication for the Eiffel Tower was done by Intamin AG of Zurich, Switzerland. Installation costs and equipment costs for the tower exceeded $1 million when it was being built. The attraction was erected in just over 30 days by Southern Ohio Fabricators, Inc., after the steel arrive on property in the spring of 1971.

The Eiffel Tower is a one-third scale replica of the pride of Paris and has been the backdrop for literally hundreds of thousands of family photos over the years.

Twin high-speed elevators whisk guests up to twin observation decks where they are treated to a panorama view of the 364-acre amusement and water park and surrounding area. On a clear day, guests can see as far as 18 miles out into the region from the decks.

Eiffel Tower Fun Facts:

  • Average elevator speed is 10 feet per second.
  • Elevator riding time is 30 seconds.
  • There are 15,000 bolts holding the structure firm.
  • There are 410 steps that lead to the top of the tower.

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