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To many people in the Greater Cincinnati area spring doesn't start until they walk into Kings Island.  The clanking of the chain lifts, bright colors, and the smell of freshly baking Cinnabon treats signifies that the dark and cold days of winter have officially passed.


This Friday, Kings Island officially kicks off its 2014 operating season with some much-anticipated new attractions!


The highlight of the 2014 lineup is the brand new Banshee roller coaster in the Action Zone section of the park.  Situated partially on the land which was once occupied by the infamous Son of Beast, this 4,124' inverted roller coaster is the longest in the world of this type.  


Keeping with the tradition of taking the food options in the park to a whole new level, the Chicken Shack will also make its debut in 2014. This new restaurant will featured hand-breaded chicken tenders, salads, wraps, and wings. If you want the best deal in the house, check out Kings Island's new All Day Dining Plan which allows you to save a bundle and never go hungry!


Something old becomes new again at Kings Island as the ride formerly known as Flight Deck is rechristened as The Bat.  Paying homage to the short-lived 1982 roller coaster of the same name, The Bat will debut in 2014 with a brand new paint scheme and logo.  


If you love the live shows and entertainment then you're in for a real treat this year!  Kings Island will debut the new Cirque Imagine show in the Kings Island Theater on May 24th.  This 30 minute show will display feats of strength, athleticism, and balance in this Cirque du Soleui-style showcase.


For more information, park hours, and to purchase tickets, check out Kings Island's official web site

Posted on April 14th, 2014 - Comment on this!

Kings Island Central and The Coaster Crew announced today a partnership that will bring the world's largest Kings Island fan-based community and one of the most reputable coaster clubs together in 2014.


"We here at The Coaster Crew think this is a relationship that will bring value to all members of KICentral, both growing their online community and our member base, as well as continuing our mission in bringing people together to create new friendships and creating fellowship." Said Tim Holloran, VP of The Coaster Crew. "We are all here for the same reason, to have fun! We look forward to working along with KICentral in future events!"


"There are a lot of opportunities for paid coaster clubs, which is something we didn't want to expand into. We looked up with setting up a partnership and The Coaster Crew just seemed like a perfect fit." Said Dane Thomas, president and webmaster of KICentral.


Kings Island recently announced that card-carrying members of certain coaster enthusiast groups, including The Coaster Crew, would be invited to attend Banshee's Media Day this April.


Highlights of the partnership include:

- A discounted membership option for current KICentral members with a valid username

- A forum area to discuss and be informed of Coaster Crew events.

- Co-branded merchandise with the KICentral and The Coaster Crew logo (coming soon!)

- Partnered events and outings (to be announced in the future)

- A great opportunity to meet new people


KICentral requires that all forum members and event attendees adhere to KICentral's Terms of Service.  Coaster Crew requires that event attendees adhere to their list of rules.


Current KICentral members who wish to join the KICentral-Coaster Crew Alliance may begin signing up immediately by following this link.


Per Kings Island - You must have registered a KICentral username by Friday 1-24-14 in order to participate in this offer and attend media day.

Posted on January 19th, 2014 - Comment on this!

The thrill of being among the first night riders on the new Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island will have a whole new meaning April 17, when Kings Island hosts “Scream for A Kid Again” to raise money for the Greater Cincinnati chapter of A Kid Again, a non-profit organization which strives to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by providing healing times of respite through fun-filled group activities and destination events. Kings Island fans and roller coaster enthusiasts alike will enjoy a night filled with riding the world’s longest inverted roller coaster over and over again.


Scream for A Kid Again Event Details

Posted on November 29th, 2013 - Comment on this!