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A picture is worth a thousand rides

Believe it or not, Kings Island owes its whole existence to a single photograph. In spring of 1964, Cincinnati’s Coney Island (located on the bank of the Ohio River) was preparing for another busy season. After all, it was considered America’s finest amusement park at the time.
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Kings Island keeps memories of old steam trains alive

Many people today have never been on a train. And still fewer people have been on a real steam train. That’s why Kings Island’s recreation of the railroad of the late 1800’s appeals to guests of all ages.
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A history worth repeating

If you’ve been to King’s Island anytime during the last 45 years, you probably have a favorite memory. You may have ridden your first roller coaster. You may have danced with a Smurf or Charlie Brown. You may have had your first kiss under the Eiffel Tower. You may have gotten soaked on a water ride. You may have even ridden the Turnpike ride with a long-lost loved one.
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Kings Island celebrates 45 years of world class thrills, fun and family entertainment

In the fall of 1971, Coney Island, an amusement park on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, closed its gates for the final time, ending an era in entertainment.  The following spring, another era began when the turnstiles began spinning in Kings Mills, Ohio at the new Kings Island Amusement Park. When the gates opened April 29, 1972, the stage was set for the next 45 years of world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment.
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Vortex turns 30

One of Kings Island's most popular attractions, the Vortex, celebrates its 30th anniversary season this year. When the steel coaster debuted April 11, 1987, it set a new world's record by turning rides upside down a total of six times in two and one-half minutes.
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Mystic Timbers ready for test runs

Track work on the new Mystic Timbers roller coaster has been completed with overall construction on the 3,265-foot-long wooden roller coaster nearing the end. The cars for the trains have arrived on property with test cycles ready for test runs.
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