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Ride a steam train on the K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad

The K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad is popular with guests of every age. Located in the scenic Rivertown theme area, the train is patterned after the famous Civil War-era steam train, “The General”. Instead of being coal fired, Kings Island’s engines are propane gas fired. The 400-gallon boilers on each engine provide plenty of capacity to make them real authentic steam-spitting locomotives.
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The Grand Carousel: A Kings Island tradition

No visit to Kings Island is complete without a ride on our magnificent Grand Carousel. The oldest ride at Kings Island was originally purchased by Cincinnati’s Coney Island in 1926 for $201,000 from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in Philadelphia. It is one of 89 carousels built by the company from 1904 to 1934, and one of the last.
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Soak City Water Park opens for the season on Saturday

Home to exhilarating attractions – Tropical Plunge, towering seven stories and featuring six water slide experiences; Rendezvous Run, which turns you 360 degrees in the dark; Mondo Monsoon, a four-person thrill ride; and our huge wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay – Soak City Water Park is the premier water park in the region.
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Free admission to active military members, veterans Memorial Day weekend

Kings Island is offering free admission to active and retired members of the U.S. military during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The deal is available beginning on Friday through Memorial Day at the 364-acre amusement and water park.
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An epic gender reveal at Kings Island

On a cool evening on April 17, Kelsey Zielinski and her husband Zac waited nervously on International Street, their eyes fixed to the Eiffel Tower. In just a few moments, they would know the gender of their first born child, due in August. The lights on International street danced back and forth between blue and pink, as the anticipation built for the big reveal. And in one moment, the wait was finally over. All 314 feet of the Eiffel Tower lit up solid blue: It was a boy!
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WinterFest an epic holiday experience for families

Imagine an old-fashioned winter…rosy-cheeked skaters gliding under twinkling lights, the magic of dazzling holiday shows and carolers in traditional costumes, shops filled with ornaments, trinkets and toys, the aroma of freshly-baked treats and the spirit of everyone’s favorite season captured in an atmosphere of warmth and nostalgia. A place where memories of holiday’s part are present; a place where memories of holidays now are waiting to be made.
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Meet Tom Pavlik: Airplane Pilot and Diamondback Ride Operator

It’s somewhat fitting that someone who has been visiting Kings Island with friends and family for years would want to be an employee at the park. But what makes Tom Pavlik so unique are his qualifications. When Tom isn’t running the controls of Kings Island’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, Diamondback, he moonlights as a corporate airplane pilot.
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Roller coaster fans in U.S., Canada to gather at fourth annual Coasterstock

Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts are expected to gather at Kings Island to ride roller coasters and share stories of their experiences riding coasters around the world. Friday begins the fourth annual "Coasterstock" event for roller coaster enthusiasts.
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Photoblog: Sweet Spot

As much as we love the outstanding attractions like The Beast, the PEANUTS characters and entertainment that Kings Island has to offer, there’s also all those tempting treats.
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Daily operation begins for 2018 season

Here's a sure sign that summer is just around the corner: Today, Kings Island begins daily operation for the 2018 season. Kings Island will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays through May 24. Operating hours vary for the rest of the summer beginning Memorial Day weekend.
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