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Why Kings Island is the best place to visit on rainy days

You’re pumped up and ready for a great day at Kings Island when you check your mobile device and see the weather report. Unfortunately, the forecast calls for rain and your plans seem to be washing away with it. Don’t worry! Rainy days can be the best days to visit Kings Island. The wait time for your favorite rides and attractions will be minimal, plus there's more to do than rides.
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The thrill of it all

Come feel the surge of excitement as The Beast, the longest wooden roller coaster in the world, unleashes its awesome power on the unsuspecting; as Banshee, the world’s longest steel inverted roller coaster, makes your heart pound with anticipation; as you snake your way along 5,282 feet of track at speeds up to 80 mph on Diamondback. Or as The Bat, a coaster that hangs in mid-air, takes you on a frenzied flight. Year after year, some of the best thrills and memorable ride experiences the world has to offer are at Kings Island. Year after year, the best thrills just keep getting better.
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Ride the Grand Carousel in honor of National Carousel Day

If you’re looking for something fun to do, round up the kids and head to Kings Island July 25 for National Carousel Day, also known as National Merry-Go-Round Day. The annual celebration marks the day William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa, was issued the first American patent for a carousel, in 1871. The mission of the day is to direct attention to the hundreds of historical carousels still in operation today and continue to bring joy to riders of all ages.
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5 stories behind your favorite Planet Snoopy rides

What’s in a name? How about nearly 70 years of comic strips and cartoons! Each Kings Island ride has a story behind its creation and theming, but the Planet Snoopy rides have some extra history to them. Read more to learn how the adventures of the PEANUTS gang inspired rides in Planet Snoopy.
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Autism Awareness Week at Kings Island

For people with autism, a trip to an amusement park can be a challenge. Kings Island and the Autism Society presents Autism Awareness Week, July 16-22, with special features so all guests can enjoy a great day at the 364-acre amusement and water park.
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Kings Island’s trains rekindle the memories and excitement of the old stream train

Visitors to Kings Island who have nostalgic longings for the days of steam on the railroad would enjoy a trip aboard the K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad. The two locomotives, manufactured by Crown Metal Products Co., in Wyano, Pa., opened with Kings Island in 1972 and designed around the 4-4-0 American styled “General” engine which was built in 1855 and was the subject of The Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War.
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West Virginia youth is 2 millionth rider on Mystic Timbers at Kings Island

Eight-year-old Braydan Dunkley, of Poca, West Virginia, scored the two millionth ride on the Mystic Timbers roller coaster Saturday at Kings Island. Braydan, who was accompanied on the ride by his mother, Danielle Dunkley, was awarded a souvenir piece of wood from the ride, a Mystic Timbers tote bag, front of the line passes, complimentary blue ice cream, and tickets to return to Kings Island in the fall to experience The Great Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Haunt.
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Kings Island Blog Meet-Up: Behind The Scenes of The Beast

The Beast roller coaster at Kings Island has been a favorite attraction for many guests since it opened in 1979, which is why our Kings Island Blog Team wanted to offer our readers an opportunity to join us for a behind the scenes tour of one of the park’s most iconic attractions for our first-ever Kings Island Blog Meet-Up. Keep an eye on the Kings Island Blog for future behind the scenes opportunities and events.
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Six easy ways to save money at Kings Island

Family fun is even more enjoyable when you’re getting the most out of your dollar. Saving money at Kings Island is easy when you know the right tricks. Check out these money-saving tips to get the best value for your time and money when you visit.
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Kids enjoy grand adventure at Kings Island

The only thing better than being a kid is perhaps being a kid, again. A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization which exists to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life-threatening illnesses through fun-filled group activities and events, had its 23rd annual outing Thursday at Kings Island. The Kings Island adventure is an incredible day for A Kid Again families, allowing them to give illness a giant timeout.
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