Kings Island's 50th Anniversary Celebration & Events in Cincinnati, OH

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Kings Island's 50th Anniversary

Spectacular Awaits!

Since first opening in 1972, our guests have known Kings Island as a place where unforgettable memories are made. The 364-acre amusement and water park is home to some of the most fun things to do near Cincinnati. Now, the stage is set for a special summer-long, Golden Celebration, full of new experiences that tell the stories of the park’s first 50 years. We’ll have a lot more to share with you about our landmark 2022 season in the weeks and months ahead. Keep checking this page for all the latest updates about this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Celebrating Kings Island

Whether you’re coming to the park to enjoy the rides, have a bite to eat or watch one of the shows, you’ll see the story of our first 50 years celebrated in new and unique ways.

  • Relive some of your favorite Kings Island moments through original, live shows created just for our Golden Celebration.
  • Feast on a variety of culinary offerings that pay tribute to Kings Island’s rich history and traditions.
  • Take in the excitement of riding one of the park’s original 1972 opening day attractions.
  • Enjoy an immersive fireworks spectacular like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
  • Shop unique and limited edition 50th Anniversary merchandise created to help you remember this once-in-a-lifetime celebration for years to come.

Share Your Stories

Everyone who’s stepped through Kings Island’s front gates has a favorite memory or story to tell. Maybe it was finally being tall enough to ride that first roller coaster, meeting a favorite character or even holding hands with that someone special for the first time? Celebrating 50 years of fun, memories and traditions starts with you.

We want you to share your stories, along with photos and videos of your favorite Kings Island traditions and special moments. Use the form linked below to send us your memory and you could see it featured at the park during our Golden Celebration!