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Chef James Major: Enjoy great food at Feast of Nations

 

James Major

Executive Chef - Kings Island

Twitter: @chefmajor72

International Restaurant has opened its doors for our Feast of Nations during Grand Carnivale featuring amazing food from all over the world.

These offerings are available exclusively at the International Restaurant during Grand Carnivale. Come on up during your visit to Kings Island for great food and the great view of International Street and Spectacle of Color Parade.

Seating in the International Restaurant is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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