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One of the Beast days of my life

August 2 is a day Kings Island's area manager, digital marketing Don Helbig will always remember. It’s a special day – the anniversary of his first-ever ride on The Beast roller coaster in 1979.
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Train engineer one of the coolest jobs at Kings Island

Working on one of the two K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad trains is one of the most exciting and coolest jobs at Kings Island. Imagine how thrilling it must be to be in charge of driving the Blue No. 12 or Green No. 19 locomotive and transporting guests to and from Soak City Water Park every day.
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Join the dark side at Kings Island

Kings Island has hundreds of jobs that will make people scream! The park is now looking for demented souls to help terrorize guests for its annual Halloween Haunt. It's the largest Halloween event in the area and begins its scare season September 21 and continues every Friday and Saturday night through October 27.
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Memories are made and meant to be shared at Kings Island

A visit to Kings Island is more than just a day you spend in the park. It’s the stories and the memories that you will share together for the rest of your lives. In 1974, Brandon Driscoll was just about to turn four when he took his first roller coaster ride on Woodstock Express, which was known back then as the Scooby Doo roller coaster. On Friday (July 27), he took his four-year-old son, Ewan, to Kings Island so that his first wooden coaster would be the same as his first wooden coaster.
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Ultimate Stunt Show returns to Kings Island

A stunt show is returning to Kings Island for a limited time run. The Ultimate Stunt Show features edge-of-your-seat thrills, including a Double Motorcycle High Wire over the Royal Fountain on International Street, Wheel of Destiny, High Wire Tight Rope Acrobats and Globe of Fear. The show will be performed three times daily – 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – July 30 through August 19.
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Meet the rescued animals of Snoopy's Barnyard Friends

Snoopy’s Barnyard Friends has all kinds of creatures to pet, feed and even ride! The barnyard includes one-on-one interactions with horses, alpacas, goats, chickens, cows and more. Read on and get to know some of our friends from Honey Hill Farm, almost all of whom are rescues!
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Christmas in July the time to think WinterFest at Kings Island

While there’s still 59 days left of summer, the holidays will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start thinking about WinterFest at Kings Island. It’s called Christmas in July for a reason, right? In just a few months, Kings Island will be transformed into enchanting winter wonderlands featuring ice skating on the Royal Fountain, the Eiffel Tower turned into a magical Christmas tree, rides, millions of lights, live holiday-themed shows and characters spreading merriment, like Jack Frost and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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5 types of roller coaster riders

Welcome to the Kings Island safari! On this journey we’ll take you through all the fantastic creatures you may encounter as you ride our record-breaking roller coasters like Banshee, The Beast and Mystic Timbers. Read carefully! Keep this guide with you as a reference on your next visit. Remember, No matter which creature you encounter, it can’t ruin the thrilling experience of a Kings Island coaster. Happy riding!
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Mystic Timbers established Kings Island as the wood roller coaster capital of the world

Kings Island and roller coasters are synonymous, particularly wooden roller coasters. The 46-year-old amusement and water park boasts four wooden roller coasters (five if you count each side of the Racer separately). One of them has been a record-holder for 40 seasons!
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The Scrambler celebrating 50th season of spins and thrills

It’s not the tallest or fastest ride at Kings Island, but it is one of the most recognized rides in the park and a staple attraction. The Scrambler is celebrating its 50th season this year and has delighted generations of people since it made its debut in 1969 at Cincinnati’s Coney Island, and continues to put smiles on faces of guests old and young, whether they are experiencing it for the first time or reliving childhood memories.
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