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Kids ready for grand adventure at Kings Island
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, will have its annual outing July 7 at Kings Island.
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Fourth of July at Kings Island a special time for families
Kings Island was undoubtedly the best place to spend this Fourth of July. While many families selected the park as their weekend destination, many members of the military visited Kings Island for the ultimate military discount: free admission to the park.
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On this date in Kings Island history...
On this date in Kings Island history...
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
One of the most unusual Fourth of July celebrations took place on this date in 1976 at Kings Island. Paul Revere was married to Sandra Campbell in front of the Kings Island Theater by none other than Uncle Sam!
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Inaugural Banshee Brew Festival a success
Conceived during the off-season, the Banshee Brew Festival was part of Kings Island's mission to provide even more value-adding experiences for guests to enjoy in addition to the park's lineup of world-class rides, shows and attractions.
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The Racer an important part of roller coaster history
The Racer was the first wooden roller coaster built structurally on the ground with prefabricated sections lifted into position and bolted into place. At the time it was one of the largest roller coasters ever built.
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Kings Island the place for families to celebrate Independence Day
Kings Island lights the fuse on one of the region's largest and most impressive Fourth of July fireworks shows July 3-4. This colorful pageant in the sky set against the backdrop of the park is 10 times the size and scope of the park's daily fireworks display.
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Kings Island's Eiffel Tower a regal landmark
It has stood as a majestic symbol for 43 years; almost as if it were the caretaker of Kings Island. That description could only fit the Eiffel Tower, the massive 314-foot replica of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
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Dive-In Movies lineup announced
Dive-In Movies lineup announced
Monday, June 15th, 2015
When was the last time your family truly enjoyed a night at the movies? Dive-In Movies at Soak City Waterpark offer a great night of entertainment for guests of all ages. This summer's movie lineup features recent and past blockbuster hits you don't want to miss!
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Step back in time to the beginning of the
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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The story behind The Beast
The story behind The Beast
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
When The Beast opened to the public April 14, 1979, it was acclaimed America's ultimate roller coaster. It broke all existing records as the longest and fastest ride in the world. It is still listed in the prestigious "Guinness Book of World Records" as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet.
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10 'Must Do' Rides and Attractions at Kings Island
Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement and waterpark featuring more than 100 world-class rides, shows and attractions. Here are 10 things you must see and do when you visit the park this summer.
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Snoopy's Barnyard Friends Opens May 21
Kings Island will head into the Memorial Day holiday weekend with 60 new family members with the debut of Snoopy's Barnyard Friends in Planet Snoopy. The farm animals are provided by Honey Hill Farm located in Berry, KY.
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Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts attend first Coasterstock at Kings Island
Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts gathered May 16-17 to rider roller coasters and share stories of their experiences riding roller coasters around the world at the first "Coasterstock" event at Kings Island.
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Kings Island's Soak City Waterpark receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award
Kings Island's Soak City Waterpark has been awarded the prestigious "Platinum International Safety Award" for the 2014 season. Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities the park operates consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence.
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Education Days a field trip that's fun but educational
Cresting a 230-foot lift hill on the Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island is the perfect opportunity for students to experience curriculum in action, as one person’s trigonometry is another person’s terror. Students from regional schools have a chance to observe the speeds and angles of roller coasters and other rides during the 27th annual Education Days at Kings Island.
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Kings Island keeps memories of old steam trains alive
Many people have never been on a train. And still fewer people have been on a real steam train. That's why Kings Island's railroad appeals to guests of all ages. The park's trains are scale replicas of the famous 1800's locomotive known as The General, which was the subject of the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War.
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Kings Island opens 44th season April 18
Kings Island opens 44th season April 18
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Kings Island opens its 44th season Saturday, April 18. This season, Kings Island will debut two new family rides in the 14-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids' area and a handful of additions and upgrades to International Street.
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Shake, Rattle & Roll returning to action
Shake, Rattle & Roll returning to action
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
One of the most popular family rides in Kings Island's history is returning to action this summer. Shake, Rattle & Roll was closed midway through last season for refurbishing. The ride will return with a new color scheme, new LED lights on each car, and an observation area.
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Snoopy's Barnyard Friends new for 2015
Snoopy's Barnyard Friends new for 2015
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Among the new attractions planned for the 2015 season is Snoopy's Barnyard Friends, a petting farm with more than 60 animals for guests of all ages to learn about and interact with. Snoopy's Barnyard Friends opens May 21 and is included with park admission.
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SpiritSong returns to Kings Island in 2015
SpiritSong returns to Kings Island in 2015
Monday, February 9th, 2015
Cebebrating its 22nd year in 2015, SpiritSong is a three-day Christian music festival at Kings Island. Scheduled for June 25-27, SpiritSong features top artists such as Skillet, Newsboys and Lecrae.
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February 6, 1979: The Beast is named
February 6, 1979: The Beast is named
Friday, February 6th, 2015
On this day 36 years ago (February 6, 1979), The Beast roller coaster was named. To see what some avid coaster riders thought of the name, Kings Island conducted interviews with members of five special groups.
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Diamondback returns to early rides lineup for Gold and Platinum passholders
A popular roller coaster is returning to the early rides lineup for Gold and Platinum passholders this year at Kings Island. Diamondback, which stands 230 feet at its highest point and reaches speeds up to 80 mph, will be among the rides open for passholders 30 minutes before the park opens each day.
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Winter: Busy time of year at Kings Island
Winter: Busy time of year at Kings Island
Friday, January 16th, 2015
Winter may be the off-season for the park's guests. But for the behind the scenes crews at Kings Island, it's the on-season. It's a beehive of activity at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark and for Kings Island's maintenance crews and ride technicians, it's the busiest time of the year.
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