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The ride experience on Banshee begins with a lift taking riders up to the maximum height of 167 feet. Riders will then plunge down a 150-foot Curved Drop, Dive Loop, a loop interacting with the lift, Zero-G-Roll, Batwing, Outside Loop, Spiral, In-Line Roll and Carousel.
Video and photo opportunities of the construction of the $24 million ride are available for members of the news media. Please contact Kings Island's Public Relations Department in advance by calling (513) 754-5797 or via e-mail at
Don.Helbig@visitkingsisland.com to arrange for a construction tour.
Kings Island and roller coaster enthusiasts alike will enjoy a night filled with riding the world's longest inverted roller coaster over and over again from 9:00pm until 11:00pm. All participants must raise a minimum of $100 for A Kid Again to take part and will receive complimentary admission tickets to Kings Island, a certificate of participation, a Scream for A Kid Again t-shirt, food and unlimited rides on Banshee. Plaques will be awarded to the top five fundraisers.
Interview opportunities with park and A Kid Again officials are available in advance of the event. Please contact Kings Island's Public Relations Department at (513) 754-5797 or via e-mail at Don.Helbig@visitkingsisland.com to set up an interview.
The Beast roller coaster at Kings Island celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the ride remains as popular as ever with park visitors.
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 world’s longest wooden roller coaster.
The Beast is also unique in that it was completely designed and constructed by Kings Island personnel.
More information regarding the Beast 35th anniversary season is available by contacting Kings Island's Public Relations Department at (513) 754-5797 or via e-mail at Don.Helbig@visitkingsisland.com.
For the 13th consecutive year, Amusement Today readers awarded Kings Island with the prestigious Golden Ticket Award for Best Kids’ Area in the World!
Planet Snoopy features an elaborate collection of PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions for every age, including more kids' roller coasters (four) than any other amusement park in the world.
Planet Snoopy also features a live stage show, and daily meet-and-greets with everyone's favorite PEANUTS characters such as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Franklin, and of course the world's most popular beagle, Snoopy!
Visitors to Kings Island can step back in time to the beginning of the "Age of the Dinosaurs" at Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island -- the most immersive and comprehensive Mesozoic experience -- and encounter the beasts that dominated the planet for over 180 million years.
This multi-sensory and interactive experience is the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park and brings not only insight into the new scientific discoveries concerning the appearance and behaviors of dinosaurs, but also features some of the latest finds including Mojoceratops and Kosmoceratops, both of whom were discovered in 2010.
Dinosaurs Alive! is presented in a spectacular outdoor Jurassic forest setting, in order to feature the full life-sized majesty of gigantic sauropods such as Mamenchisaurus and the over 60-foot tall Sauroposeidon, which is the world's largest animatronic dinosaur.
Combining finely detailed, hand-crafted animatronics, interactive consoles, a lush setting and educational content that reflects the latest scientific theories, Dinosaurs Alive! offers not only the excitement of a tail thrashing, clawing and roaring exhibition but the opportunity for guests of all ages to actively engage in a unique learning experience during their visit to Kings Island.
Kings Island’s two locomotives have been at the park since it opened in 1972 and 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 (The General is preserved at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia). Although Kings Island’s engines are fired by propane rather than coal, they are in fact real authentic steam engines. The only thing Kings Island’s railroad lacks is the coal smoke and soot. The 400-gallon boilers on each engine make them real steam-spitting locomotives.