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Two new family rides, the largest Starbucks store in the Tri-State, and other improvements are all part of Kings Island’s plan for next summer.

The first of the new rides is Woodstock Gliders, a classic flying scooters ride from Larson International. The ride features eight two-person planes that glide 28 feet above the ground. As the planes begin to rotate, they will fan out over a large area. Each plane has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing which allows the guest to control the flight and alter their ride experience from mild to wild.


Woodstock Gliders is similar to the Flying Eagles, a popular former Kings Island ride that entertained more than 12 million guests during its 32 years of operation from 1972 to 2004.


The second new ride is Snoopy’s Space Buggies from Zamperla, an attraction designed for children of all ages to enjoy with their parents or grandparents. Six four-seat vehicles will bounce up and down while rotating in a circle.


The new rides will be located next to each other in the 14-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area of the park.


Starbucks will be relocated from its current location at the end of International Street to the opposite side near the front gate and expanded to 3,650 square feet, making it one of the largest Starbucks stores in the Midwest. The seating capacity of 219 will include a spacious outdoor patio that will offer a great view of the 600,000-gallon Royal Fountain and Eiffel Tower.


The International Street Fudge and Candy Shop will be renamed Sweet Spot and undergo an extensive interior and exterior redesign with new product offerings and the opportunity for guests to experience watching fudge and candy being made through large glass windows.


A new yogurt store, Yogurt Plus, will be located on International Street in the current Starbucks location, offering 18 different flavors and an endless combination of toppings including fresh cut fruits, candy, cereal, nuts, granola, and syrups.


Other International Street renovations include the Funnel Cake stand, which will allow guests to see the toppings that are available to top their fresh-fried funnel cake. Toppings will include warm blueberry and apple toppings, fresh strawberry glaze topping, and hand-scooped ice cream.


Other changes coming to the park, as well, as part of the 2015 plan include an expanded Coca-Cola Marketplace with a deeper selection of healthy food options, Coca-Cola Freestyle Café, and upgrades to the Picnic Grove area with a new entrance, improved landscaping around each of the pavilions and remodeled restroom facilities.

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 - Comment on this!

The time is nearing when our favorite summer destination becomes an insane, mystical land of the damned as it transforms into Halloween Haunt.  This "mature audiences" event is held every Friday and Saturday until the bone-chilling hour of 1:00am from Sept 19th through November 1st.  


One of the attractions set to debut in this year is Kill Mart in the Coney 'Maul' section of the park.  Themed to a retail store gone awry, Kill Mart promises killer deals down every aisle.  You'll shop 'till you drop... dead...


Also debuting at Halloween Haunt is the all-new show "Skeleton Crew."  Located in the Showplace Theatre, "Skeleton Crew" displays amazing feats of strength, balance, and athleticism.  If you do one thing at Kings Island this October, make it this show.


With an all-new location and a different experience, Slaughter House will now call home to Rivertown, where a new butcher is in town and you'll never know who - or what - is on the chopping block!


Other highlights include the return of such favorites as CornSTALKers, Delta Delta Die, Wolf Pack, and the reintroduction of "Ghouls Gone Wild" in the Festhaus.  With eleven mazes, four haunted "scare zones," and three live shows Kings Island is set to have the most terrifying Halloween Haunt yet!


For more information including a full list of attractions and special ticket deals, visit the Official Web Site of Halloween Haunt driven by SafeAuto.

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 - Comment on this!

It's no secret that the absolute best way to get a Kings Island Gold Season Pass is to purchase in the Fall, but this year the park is sweetening the deal:


New 2015 Gold Season Pass Holders receive:

  • The lowest price of the season
  • One (1) FREE visit during the 2014 season


RENEWING 2015 Gold Season Pass Holders will receive

  • The lowest price of the season
  • One (1) FREE Fast Lane Plus good for any Sunday during the 2014 season
  • Bring up to four (4) friends for $14.99 (Sept 21, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014)
  • A special Season Pass Preview Day before the park opens to the public in 2015


Check out Kings Island's Official Web Site for more information and to purchase your 2015 season pass!



All pricing, terms, and conditions are subject to change.  Fast Lane Plus available in limited quantities. Contact the park for details.

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 - Comment on this!