Skip to Main Content

Kings Island

Kings Island announces important updates regarding the rest of the 2020 Season. Learn More.

Skip to Next Section

Readers’ Mailbag: Does Coasterstock always sell out, Gold Pass Ride Nights, What's happening in 2020 and more! 

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

April was a rainy month but it’s given way to May, where the flowers and leaves on the trees have bloomed because of the water provided to them and it’s made the park look absolutely beautiful this spring.

As usual, we received some great and interesting questions from our readers for this week's Reader's Mailbag:

No Passholders’ late night rides this year? Much better than ERT so why not? Love KI. – Andrew D., Madison, IN

This year we’re doing something a little different and having one larger night time exclusive event for Gold and Platinum Season Passholders on May 31. The Season Passholder Celebration will feature extended ride time from 10 p.m. until midnight on Banshee, Delirum, The Bat, Drop Tower and Viking Fury. Passholders will experience an elevated in-park atmosphere featuring a live DJ spinning the hottest hits all night long.

What’s happening in 2020? – Gary S., Cincinnati, OH

2020 will be a leap year starting on the Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2020th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations and the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century and the first year of the 2020s decade. It’s also an Olympic year with the 2020 Summer Olympics being held July 24-August 9 in Tokyo, Japan and the 30th anniversary of my 10,000th ride on The Racer.

I’m bummed. My boyfriend and I wanted to attend Coasterstock but it’s sold out. Does it always sell out? – Teri C., Bellbrook, OH

Coasterstock has reached its capacity every year since the event debuted in 2015. This year was the fastest, with capacity being reached before the end of April. Should Coasterstock continue past this year, I recommend getting your tickets as soon as they go on sale so you don’t miss out.

I love all of the changes that were made this year, particularly bringing back the Glockenspiel and The Beast footprints. If I could make one suggestion, can you paint the Racer red, white and blue again? – Tony W., Milford, OH

Great to hear that you love all of hte updates that were made over the winter. Things like the Glockenspiel and Beast footprints have rekindled a lot of memories that our guests have of their visits from the 1980s and 1990s. In regards to painting the Racer back to its original colors, that project is on a long list of things that we want to do. We’re only able to check off so many things from the list each year. 

Which side do you like better: The Blue Racer or Red Racer? – Pete O., Batavia, OH

That’s kind of like asking a parent which one is their favorite child. There’s something I like about each side that differentiates them from each other. Now that the Red side faces forward again, I really like coming around the turnaround at night and seeing the park lit up. That was one of my first childhood memories of the ride, so if I had to pick out one thing over the other, that would be it.

To submit your questions for possible inclusion in a future Kings Island Readers’ Mailbag blog, click here.

 

Share This

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Kings Island GM presents next round of Over The Top awards to seasonal and part-time associates

Last month, we shared with our Kings Island Blog readers a new initiative the park’s vice president and general manager, Mike Koontz, has introduced that recognizes seasonal and part-time associates that have gone “Over The Top” to make the experience for our guests memorable and exceeding their expectations along with what they're doing for others. 
Read More

Check out this morning view of the sun rising behind Orion 

Good morning! To begin another week of content on the Kings Island Blog, we’re sharing this look at the bright sun rays rising from behind the Orion giga coaster in Area 72 to usher in a new day at the park.
Read More

Kings Island Foodie News: Double-cooked Short-Rib highlights Saturday's Chef's Plate menu 

Available on Saturdays only beginning at 5 p.m. until park closing (or while supplies last) at the Wishbone Grill on International Street, Chef’s Plate features a specialty entrée that changes each week, giving our guests and All Season Dining members a fresh and exciting new menu option every week.
Read More

New videos added to Kings Island's 4k cinematic YouTube series

Kings Island's 4k Cinematic YouTube Series features the best views of your favorite attractions in the park! Enjoy a virtual amusement park tour by watching four new videos that have been added to the series.
Read More

Kings Island at Night: The Grand Carousel

This Kings Island “At Night” video was captured at one of the park’s most delightful and beautiful rides, the Grand Carousel. It’s a magnificent visual at night as the park comes alive with an ambiance that just cannot be replicated during the day.
Read More

August 25, 1970: 50 years ago today Kings Island was named

Before Kings Island officially opened its turnstiles on April 29, 1972. Before the park’s Eiffel Tower construction had broken ground. Before the Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera welcomed its first families. There’s one date that might just be the most important in Kings Island history. August 25, 1970.
Read More

Kings Island GM presents 13 more seasonal and part-time associates with the Over The Top award

Earlier this month, we shared with our Kings Island Blog readers a new initiative the park’s vice president and general manager, Mike Koontz, has introduced that recognizes seasonal and part-time associates who are going “Over The Top” to make our guests experience memorable and exceeding their expectations.
Read More

Check out this sunrise over Kings Island's Banshee roller coaster

Whether it’s watching the sun climb up and over the Banshee roller coaster or seeing the first rays of light frame International Street, check out Kings Island's sunrise views!
Read More

The Astro-Comet: Remembering King Cobra

In 1984, Kings Island was standing room only as King Cobra made its way into the spotlight of the Adventure Village area of the park. Designed by TOGO, it was the first roller coaster in the world to be designed from the ground up as a stand-up. Other stand-up roller coasters that preceded King Cobra were sit-down models later modified to accommodate stand-up trains, so this made it truly the world’s first.
Read More

Kings Island Foodie News: Chef's Plate pop-up style dining experience new at Wishbone Grill

We have some exciting news for our foodie fans! On Saturdays, Wishbone Grill located on International Street will feature Chef’s Plate, an exclusive dinner hand-crafted by Kings Island’s culinary team.
Read More