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International Street and Royal Fountain to get major offseason renovation

Don Helbig

Area Manager, Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig

Kings Island’s International Street is set to receive its first complete makeover since the park opened in 1972.

No element of International Street will be left untouched as crews update the Royal Fountain, install more than 130,000 new pavers, improve each building façade and enhance the landscaping. The renovation will take guests back to what Kings Island looked like when the park first opened, allowing guests to discover the magic of International Street again.

Technology upgrades to the Royal Fountain will allow for choreographed daytime and nighttime shows featuring water that shoots 50 percent higher into the air, and the ability to individually control each of the fountains new 112 nozzles and 176 LED lights. An expanded bandstand stage in front of the Eiffel Tower will allow for bigger celebrations and performances.

Construction on International Street is now underway. Follow the Kings Island blog for a series of construction updates leading up to Opening Day in the spring.

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