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Celebrate the music that defined the decade with Totally 80's!

Natalie Belfiglio

Social Media Coordinator - Kings Island 

Today, the 1980's are thought of as the days of Rubik’s cubes, Cabbage Patch Dolls, big hair, leg warmers, pastel suits, Yuppies, Air Jordan’s and Pac Man. It’s also thought of as perhaps the best decade so far for popular music with tunes by Madonna, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Journey and many others still ruling the airwaves.

Relive the decade of the the 1980's this summer at Kings Island by taking a break from the rides and Soak City Water Park to watch Totally 80’s! in the Showplace Theatre on International Street. The 25-minute show features many of your favorite songs that allows you to celebrate the music that defined the decade.

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