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Top 10 Kings Island Instagram photos of 2018

Don Helbig

Area Manager, Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Happy New Year! 2018 was another fun and memorable year at Kings Island. Here's a look back at 2018's "Top 10" most-liked photos on our Instagram channel. See if any of your favorites made the list:

1. Firehawk final rides

2. Which Kings Island coaster will be departing?

3. The Beast was named on February 6, 1979

4.RIP Firehawk

5.This view of The Beast never gets old

6. Which Kings Island coaster is headed to the grave?

7. Do you remember the King Cobra?

8. Flashback: 1980

9. Countdown to Opening Day: 10 Saturdays!

10. Diamondback gets new seats!

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