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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 to host job fairs March 23-24
Kings Island to host job fairs March 23-24
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Kings Island will host job fairs March 23-24 from 4-8 p.m. at the park to fill 1,600 seasonal positions for the 2015 season. The 1,600 associates hired this month are part of the more than 4,200 associates Kings Island will hire overall this season.
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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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Kings Island hosting jobs open house March 15
Kings Island will host an open house for job seekers to ask questions and gain additional information about employment opportunities Sunday, March 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the park.
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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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Kings Island hosting jobs open house February 28
Kings Island will host an open house for job seekers to ask questions and gain additional information about employment opportunities Saturday, February 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark.
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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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Two new family rides, other improvements new for 2015
Two new family rides, the largest Starbucks in the Tri-State, and other improvements are all part of Kings Island's plan for next summer.
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