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Construction on new Kings Mills Antique Autos taking shape

Don Helbig

Area Manager, Digital Marketing - Kings Island

What’s old will be new again at Kings Island in 2019, with the addition of the Kings Mills Antique Autos set to debut in the spring.

Construction on the station for the attraction is taking shape and concrete has been poured for the track in the load and unload areas of the ride.

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The cars for the Kings Mills Antique Autos will be two-third scale replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T that will travel along a quarter-mile track, with parts running alongside the park’s iconic Racer roller coaster. The leisurely rail-guided drive will last approximately three minutes.

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