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A Kings Island Life: Steve Hill

It’s not unusual to hear our guests share the reasons why they keep coming back to Kings Island year after year, but what about our associates? Kings Island employs a multitude of seasonal associates that return for several seasons. One of these associates, Steve Hill, has spent over 10 years working at Kings Island since the early 90s.
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11 original Kings Island rides that are still around today

While Kings Island continues to grow and change, not all of its originality is lost as there are still 11 rides in the park today that were present on opening day – April 29, 1972. Do you know which ones they are? They are still favorites with our guests to this day!
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Kings Island offering free admission to military July 4 holiday

Kings Island is offering free admission to active and retired members of the U.S. military during the Fourth of July holiday, July 1-4. Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID.
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Those happy friends who lived in my TV

One of the most popular attractions when Kings Island opened in 1972 was the Enchanted Voyage. At a cost of $2 million to build, it was also the most expensive ride for the park’s debut season and the main attraction in the Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera. There was no such thing as being too young or too old to appreciate the animation and the scenes.
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First family to enter Kings Island in 1972 celebrate return visit

Four members of the family who were the first to walk through the gates at Kings Island when the 364-acre amusement and water park opened 45 years ago in 1972 returned to the park for a visit.
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Fireworks cap off memorable day at the park

Kings Island's colorful nightly fireworks display takes place every night the park closes at 10 p.m. or later this summer. Set to a stirring musical background, it is visible for miles around the area.
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Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi

The city of Cincinnati has, perhaps, the most noteworthy German heritage of any city within the United States. Dating back to the 1700’s the influx of German settlers brought with them talents and abilities that show in the architecture, landmarks and industries that still populate the area to this day. It seemed only natural that Kings Island would incorporate the city’s vast German influence into its design. 
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SpiritSong returns June 22-24

Thousands of contemporary Christian music fans from throughout the Midwest will descend upon Kings Island later this month for the 24th annual SpiritSong festival. Set for Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24, the three-day music festival will showcase national headlining artists from across the country at the park's 10,000-seat, outdoor TImberwolf Amphitheatre. Artists performing range from pop and rock to hip-hop.
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Island Smokehouse a game changer for food

Planning for the new Island Smokehouse inside Kings Island's Soak City started during the summer of 2016. Executive Chef Nathan Gushulak helped customize the layout of the Island Smokehouse from top to bottom, turning a blank canvas into a masterful piece of art. Inside of Island Smokehouse, the park installed custom smokers, grills, and a new state-of-the-art kitchen that can create barbecue masterpieces, and that they did!
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International Showplace turns 40

One of the major new attractions at Kings Island 40 years ago was the 1800-seat outdoor amphitheater, International Showplace. Featured in the theatre in 1977 was a 25-minute production entitled “Music Hit Parade”, performed by 12 young singers and dancers and a 10-piece orchestra.
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