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A Partridge in a ginkgo tree

Four months after Kings Island opened in 1972, "The Partridge Family" cast came to film their ABC show at the park a full year ahead of "The Brady Bunch." The TV family of pop musicians -- stars Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Suzanne Crough and Brian Forster – were shown enjoying rides like the Racer, Grand Carousel, Antique Cars and Log Flume when not performing in front of the Royal Fountains on International Street.
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A Kings Island Life: James Moreland

Like many of the full-time staff at Kings Island, James Moreland applied for a seasonal position never imagining a summer job would lead to a career opportunity at the 364-acre and amusement park. Upon being hired as a seasonal associate 14 years ago, James was placed in the merchandise department. After quickly falling in love with his job, he knew he wanted to stay in resale and had his sights set on becoming a full-time member of the team.
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6 tips for keeping cool at Kings Island

Mid-July through August have historically been the hottest months of the year in the Tristate region. When temperatures climb into the 90's, it can feel hotter than it actually is – dangerously hotter.
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Whatchamacallit?

Kings Island is well known for its high thrill, over-the-top attractions. Why, the park has been responsible for introducing millions of people to their first-ever coaster ride. But not all thrill seekers can tackle the biggest and baddest coasters first. Chances are, if you rode your first coaster at Kings Island as a child, it was probably on the “Scooby Doo”… I mean, “The Beastie”… I mean, “Fairly Odd Coaster”… Oooops, make that “Woodstock Express.”
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Body board surfing popular Soak City Water Park attraction

Pipeline Paradise offers both straight and curled waves for those who can stay afloat to master the thrills of body board surfing on Pipeline Paradise in Soak City Water Park. The ride is never the same twice. Each guest's ride is a unique experience.
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Your guide to the Family Care Center by Fischer Homes

The Family Care Center by Fischer Homes, located on International Street near the Eiffel Tower, is the perfect place for young families looking for a safe, private, and comfortable child care space within the park. With storage areas for personal items, waiting areas for accompanying family members, and everything necessary to assist in the care for little ones on their Best Day Ever, our Family Care Center goes above and beyond to ensure our park parents can make memories with their children all day long.
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Kids ready for grand adventure at Kings Island

Thursday (July 6) is shaping up to be a typical day at Kings Island, filled with lots of happy children. Park guests might notice that some of the kids will be in wheelchairs. Some will be hooked up to oxygen, or connected to IVs. But they’ll be having fun and enjoying their day at Kings Island, just like everybody else because that day they are just like everyone else.
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Jinkeez, Yabba-Dabba-Doo and Zoinks!

If you ask anyone who visited Kings Island from 1972 until 2005, they probably will reminisce about Hanna-Barbera Land and its myriad of colorful cartoon theming and characters. It’s etched in the minds of so many that visited the park. 
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Needy kids from Tristate area visit Kings Island

More than 1,500 needy children from communities throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky took part in AAA’s 42nd annual Children’s Outing June 27 at Kings Island. AAA employees coordinate and execute the day’s activities with the help of donations from AAA members.
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The story behind The Beast

It is still growling and prowling, after all these years. A legend in its own time, it is the holy grail of wooden roller coasters. When The Beast opened to the public April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed America’s ultimate roller coaster. It broke all existing records as the longest and fastest ride in the world. It is still listed in the prestigious “Guinness Book of World Records” as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet. The idea for building The Beast actually began as a dream of re-creating one of the Midwest’s most popular old coasters.
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