Skip to Main Content

New Dodgem Bumper Cars Ride entrance sign installed at Kings Island

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

Skip to Next Section

New Dodgem entrance sign installed at Kings Island

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

There’s a big beautiful Dodgem sign above the entrance to the classic amusement park ride in Coney Mall. The newly redesigned sign was installed on Thursday at King Island.

In addition to the new sign, the exterior of the Dodgem has received a fresh coat of paint.

One of the Kings Island’s most popular family rides, the Dodgem opened with the park in 1972. The Dodgem was refurbished in 1986, making it a bigger and better version of the original which gave its first rides in 1924 at Cincinnati’s old Coney Island. After operating there for 48 seasons, it was among the rides transported in the fall of 1971 to Kings Island.

Forty fiberglass bumper cars, manufactured by the Majestic Rides Company, Inc. of New Waterford, Ohio, provide fun for park guests as they try to avoid bumping into each other. Getting behind the wheel of one of the cars is a rite of passage. No visit to Kings Island is complete for family or friends without riding the Dodgem.

Kings Island will open for the 2020 season in July with new health and safety protocol in place. The amusement park will open to season pass-holders starting July 2 through July 11. Kings Island will be open to daily ticket-holders starting Sunday, July 12.

Related Topics:

Share This

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

This date in 1979: Testing of The Beast roller coaster began

On this day in 1979, the first test of The Beast roller coaster at Kings Island was beginning and the mission was to get the car to return.
Read More

Make your own amusement park map

If you’ve suddenly found yourself at home and are looking for kids or family activities to do, you’re not alone. Kings Island’s here to help! 
Read More

The aviation pioneer that invented Kings Island's Monster

If you’ve ever flown on Delta, American Airlines, Southwest or any commercial flight, you might owe your experience to early aviation pioneers like Lee Eyerly. It was his dream to make flights available for everyone, not just the upper class. And, it was that dream that would eventually inspire him to invent several iconic amusement park midway rides, including Kings Island’s very own Monster.
Read More

Annual care keeps The Racer in peak operating condition

The annual care that goes into keeping The Racer in peak operating condition included the retracking of the turnaround on the south side (red trains) of the twin-track wooden roller coaster over the winter.
Read More

Viking Fury gets new coat of paint

The Viking Fury, which has been at Kings Island since 1982, is getting a new coat of paint.
Read More

The story behind Mystic Timbers

Mystic Timbers debuted at Kings Island as one of the most anticipated new rides for 2017, boasting impressive thrill stats and an intriguing mystery.
Read More

At-home activities inspired by the PEANUTS Gang

The PEANUTS Gang have at-fun home for you and your family! Learn and play with PEANUTS activities for grades K-8 that explore STEM, language arts, social studies, math and more!
Read More

5 ways to have some Kings Island fun at home

Looking for something do at home with the kids? Here’s a list of five ways to have some Kings Island fun from the comforts of home.
Read More

The Voice: Kings Island live shows performer Michael Williams saved in battle on Team Nick

Eighteen year-old Michael Williams, who spent the past two years entertaining Kings Island guests as a performer in the park’s Country Flashback and WinterFest’s Holly Jolly Trolley shows, went head-to-head with Allegra Miles on NBC’s The Voice’s Battle Rounds on March 23.
Read More

Beast cars to retain 40th anniversary color scheme

We have some exciting news for fans of The Beast roller coaster: The Beast cars will retain the throwback “flame-themed” color scheme this year that was brought back in 2019 as part of the legendary ride’s 40th anniversary season.
Read More