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This Day in Kings Island History: Vertical construction on Mystic Timbers began

Two years ago today (Aug. 29, 2016), vertical construction on the Mystic Timbers roller coaster began with the placement of the first set of bents. By the time workmen completed construction on the 3,265-foot long ride, they used 330,00 board feet of southern yellow lumber; 30,000 pounds of nails; 88,000 bolts and washers and 5,500 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation.
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Best ways to score the Dollar Days deals Labor Day weekend

You’ve probably heard that Kings Island is holding Dollar Days over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3, in which we’ll feature some incredible deals for just a buck. Dollar Days has become an annual event at Kings Island, and it’s always amazing for our guests. I mean, where else can you get LaRosa’s pizza slices, hot dogs, blue ice cream and chocolate dipped Oreos and pretzel rods for a dollar? Anywhere? Hello?
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Kings Island Blog Meet-Up: Behind the scenes of the Racer

The Racer roller coaster has been a favorite attraction for visitors to Kings Island since the park opened in 1972, which is why our Kings Island Blog Team wanted to offer our readers an opportunity to join us for a behind the scenes tour of one of the park’s most iconic and historical rides.
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6 indulgent-worthy comfort foods at Kings Island

Let’s be honest. You’ve been working hard and could use a break. Kings Island was made for indulgence, and we know just what you need to ease your troubles. Treat yourself to one of our many decadent comfort foods.
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Learn the Pioneer past of one of Kings Island's most popular rides

No matter what record-breaking coasters pop up at amusement parks, something always seems to pull us to a log flume. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of feeling your stomach drop on that final water fall and cooling off with the whole family. Whatever the reason, log flumes like Race for Your Life Charlie Brown have entertained families for decades, and one of Kings Island’s most popular rides has an interesting past that dates back to before the park’s opening.
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What is your Snoopy alter ego?

What’s your idea of a perfect day? Do you prefer to jump in your plane and take on enemies or cuddle up and write a novel? For Snoopy, the choice depends on the day and which of his many alter egos will make an appearance.
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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hosts ‘King for a Day’ at Kings Island

Cincinnati  Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton spent several hours on his off day Sunday giving high-fives, signing autographs and posing for photographs for children at Kings Island. Dalton and his wife, Jj, have hosted the “King for a Day” event at Kings Island for the past five years. The event is one of several put on by the Andy and Andy Dalton Foundation, which helps families in the Greater Cincinnati area with children who are ill or have special needs.
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Kings Island Blog followers meet cast of Gravity

The Gravity show at Kings Island has been a favorite with many of our guests this summer, which is why the Kings Island Blog and Entertainment teams wanted to offer our readers an opportunity of a lifetime with a backstage tour with the cast before the show ended its run on August 19. The group entered Kings Island Theater 30 minutes before the show and had a personal Q&A with some of the performers as they stretched and warmed up.
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5 reasons to get a 2019 Gold Season Pass

We’re already thinking about 2019, and now is the best time to get a 2019 Gold Season Pass! Buying now means you have access to the lowest Gold Season Pass price of the year and exclusive benefits.
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Antique car ride returns to Kings Island in 2019

Fourteen years to the day of the Les Taxis antique car ride giving its last rides on August 16, 2004, Kings Island announced the return of the immensely popular family favorite on Thursday. The standing-room only crowd in the Festhaus cheered loudly when doors off to the side of the stage swung open and Kings Island’s vice president and general manager, Mike Koontz, rode out in a red replica antique car. 
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