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The graveyard of old Kings Island rides

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 


Have you ever wondered what happens to rides when their motors have stopped, their wood turned rotten and steel to rust? Since Kings Island’s opening in 1972, a lot of attractions have come and gone. The former rides graveyard on display during the Halloween season at Kings Island allows guests to grieve over deceased rides from the past that are lost, but not forgotten.

Here's a look at the tombstones of some the former Kings Island rides. How many of them do you remember?

Phantom Theater, 1992-2002

Rides Given: 14,133,357

Screamin’ Demon, 1977-1987

Rides Given: 9,292,615

Bavarian Beetle., 1972-1978

Rides Given: 7,504,859

Der Spinnen Keggers, 1972-1989

Rides Given: 10,677,304

King Cobra, 1984-2001

Rides Given: 18,272,333

Flying Dutchman, 1973-1990

Rides Given: 12,476,258

Enchanted Voyage, 1972-1991 

*Also known as Smurf's Enchanted Voyage

Rides Given: 47,380,374

Flight Commander, 1990-1995

Rides Given: 3,839,173

Ohio Overland Auto Livery, 1972-1997

Rides Given: 16,298,782

Son of Beast, 2000-2009

Rides Given: 7,058,728

Gulliver’s Rub-A-Dub, 1972-1981

Rides Given” 5,937,519

Rotor, 1972-1982

Rides Given: 6,280,935

Flying Eagles, 1972-2004

Rides Given: 12,104,234

McScrappy’s Slide, 1972-1994

*Opened as the Flying Carpets

Slides Given: 22,200,272

Bayern Kurve, 1973-1982

Rides Given: 8,237,308

Soon the former rides graveyard will have a new resident: Firehawk. The ride will give its last flights this fall on October 28.


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