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Top five reasons to visit Kings Island during the final fall weekend

Chad Showalter

Director, Communications - Kings Island

Twitter: @ChadShowalter

You don’t want to miss the final fall weekend of the 2019 season!  It seems like it was just last week that the gates opened for the 2019 season for the first time. But here we are, and the final days of the Fall season are this weekend. While there’s still plenty of fun to be had at WinterFest which opens November 22, here are a five BIG reasons you don’t want to miss this weekend.

Final chance to experience Halloween Haunt, HalloTween and The Great Pumpkin Fest

If you haven’t been to the park this Fall, you’re missing fun for all ages with Haunt for adults* (Fri. and Sat. night beginning at 6 p.m.); the brand new HalloTween for families with kids ages 7-14 (Sat. and Sun. from Noon to 6:00 p.m.) and The Great Pumpkin Fest for younger families (Sat. and Sun. from Noon to 7:00 p.m.).

*Halloween Haunt is not recommended for children.

Experience Vortex One Last Time

This weekend is your last chance to ride Vortex. It opened in 1987 as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world and the first roller coaster in the world with six inversions, but this Sunday, October 27, Vortex will be retired. Most coasters of this type typically last 25-30 years. In its 33rd season, Vortex has simply reached the end of its service life. Final rides will begin Friday evening when Halloween Haunt opens at 6:00 p.m. and continue through Sunday, its last day of operation.  On Saturday and Sunday, 2019 and 2020 Gold and Platinum season passholders are being given the opportunity for exclusive Vortex early ride time before the park opens to the public.

Great Pumpkin Coaster to give Nine Millionth Ride

Just in time for the final weekend of the Great Pumpkin Fest, the Great Pumpkin Coaster will give its nine millionth ride. The 200-foot long junior coaster is a perfect first coaster for kids. It features an eight foot drop, two turns, great hills and dips. Opening in 1992, the coaster has averaged more than 320,000 riders per season. The best part? Adults can even ride it with their kids!

Be A Part of History – Ride The Beast

This weekend is the final weekend of The Beast’s 40th Anniversary season. Make sure you’re a part of this historic season for the world’s longest wooden roller coaster.  Since opening in 1979, it has since given more than 55 million rides, the third most in park history, behind the Racer, with 106 million rides, and the K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad, with 56 million.

Last Chance for Blue Ice Cream

Next February you’ll be kicking yourself for not getting that final sugar cone filled with park’s famous Blue Ice Cream and topped with sprinkles. Share your final Blue Ice Cream cone of the season with the masses by posting photos on social media using the hashtag #KIBlueIceCream.

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Director, Communications - Kings Island

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