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How you can be one of the first riders on Kings Island's new Orion roller coaster

Kings Island will be hosting an Orion First Riders Auction event for those wanting to ride before anyone else on April 9 to benefit A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization which exists to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life-threatening illnesses through fun-filled group activities and events.
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Orion construction progressing on schedule

Construction on the new Orion roller coaster at Kings Island is entering into the ascending helix of the ride erection. The site development and ride control systems are progressing well and on schedule as the calendar turns to mid-January. 
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Kings Island set to debut new Orion giga coaster April 11

If you think riding Diamondback at Kings Island is a thrill (and it is – riders snake their way around 5,282 feet of track at speeds up to 80 mph on one of the top ranked steel roller coasters in the world in annual industry polls), wait until this year!
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Kings Island opens for 2020 season on April 11

Plan your visit now and be among the first guests of the year to experience the new Orion roller coaster, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of roller coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 feet.
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Last truckload of steel delivered to construct Orion giga coaster

The last truckload of steel has been delivered to construct Kings Island’s new Orion giga coaster. The tallest, fastest and longest steel roller coaster at Kings Island is set to open in April.
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Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team to honor iconic Beast roller coaster

If you're a fan of The Beast at Kings Island, you'll want to be in attendance when the Cincinnati Cyclones take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Feb. 28 for an ECHL hockey game at the Heritage Bank Center located along the banks of the Ohio river.
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Wood coaster maintenance shop a beehive of activity in the winter

Winter might be the offseason for Kings island’s guests but for the behind-the-scenes crews at the park, it’s the on-season and busiest time of the year. In the wood coaster maintenance shop located behind the Racer, the process beings immediately following the last day of the season in the fall and takes four months to complete.
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5,000 jobs up for grabs at Kings Island for 2020 season

More than 5,000 jobs are up for grabs at Kings Island. The 364-acre amusement and water park is now accepting applications online for the 2020 season, which begins in April.
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Co-designer of The Beast Jeff Gramke retires from Kings Island 

Jeff Gramke, one of the two men who designed the legendary Beast roller coaster at Kings Island, has retired after 48 years of service at the 364-acre amusement and water park. While he’ll always be known as a chief designer of The Beast, his fingerprints are all over the park.
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Kings Island to host job fair in January

As Kings Island begins its winter hibernation until opening day, the recruiting team is gearing up for another busy season of hiring. The Human Resources Training Center formerly filled with the sounds of WinterFest rehearsals and glittery costumes has been transformed into a hub for hiring.  
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