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Kings Island a popular Ohio family destination

For parts of five decades, it has been the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest for millions of families seeking the best in rides, shows and attractions, all in a magical setting: Kings Island. Since opening in 1972, Kings Island has worked hard to ensure a visit to the park is a vacation to remember for the entire family – the best day of the year. 
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Beat the heat this summer with these fresh eats

Sometimes your Best Day Ever at Kings Island also happens to be the hottest day ever -- at least it feels that way. While we definitely recommend indulging in some cold Blue Ice Cream, odds are you’ll need a healthy pick-me-up during your visit. Here’s where to find the best health-conscious snacks during your visit!
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Dine at the new Island Smokehouse

A brand new dining option has opened in Soak City Water Park. Offering a completely unique dining experience and a menu created by the park’s executive chef, Nathan Gushulak, guests can enjoy the smells and tastes of smoked pulled pork, briskets and wings, hand-breaded chicken tenders and shrimp, all cooked to perfection on the restaurant’s wood fired smoker.
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From Losantiville to Rivertown

Harkening back to pioneer days of the 1800’s, one of Kings Island’s original themed areas is a nod to the Cincinnati’s past as a river city. Originally called Frontiertown and Frontier Land by designers, this section of the park is officially named Rivertown.
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JDRF One Walk raises $700,000

More than 7,000 people gathered at Kings Island on Saturday, not to ride The Beast, Banshee, Diamondback and the new Mystic Timbers roller coasters, but to walk.
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A Kings Island Life: Doug Kramer

Riding a roller coaster is one of the safest activities in the world. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Kings Island to keep you safe? If so, meet Doug Kramer, Kings Island's director of safety and security.
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Royal Fountain spits 10,000 gallons

Ever wonder how it would look to spray 10,000 gallons of water into the air? Probably not, but to officials at Kings Island, spraying water into the air has been a project since the park opened in 1972 with one of the nation’s largest animated fountains which shoots more than 10,000 gallons of water into the air at any one time.
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Spend the night in the park with Kings Island's Coaster Campout

What happens after the guests go home and Kings Island closes for the night? The 364-acre amusement and water park is offering you the opportunity to find out. On June 9-10, Coaster Campout returns to Kings Island and includes some sweet benefits including all-day park admission June 10.
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Eiffel Tower stands as a majestic symbol

What a beautiful Monday morning it is on Memorial Day at Kings Island! We’re kicking off another week of content on the Kings Island Blog by sharing a photo snapped this morning of the Eiffel Tower. Guarding the end of International Street, the 450-ton structure has certainly been the dominating landmark at Kings Island and in Warren County and was planned to fit that role.
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Take a journey through time

From the time of the first exhibition in 1854 at the Crystal Palace, dinosaurs have captured the imagination and fascination of the public. Visitors to Kings Island can step back in time to the beginning of the “Age of the Dinosaurs” at Dinosaurs Alive! – the most immersive and comprehensive Mesozoic experience – and encounter the beasts that dominated the planet for over 180 million years in the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur park.
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