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Last October, Kings Island announced to the world that they would be adding some exciting new rides to the Soak City water park for the 2016 season.  This includes a seven story water slide complex highlighted by three "capsule dropper" slides.  This adrenaline-inducing water slide places riders in a clear vertical tube where they wait for a few anguishing seconds before the floor drops out from under them and they free fall to commence their wet and wild experience.  

 

Tropical Plunge is being manufactured by White Waterwater West of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

 

In additional to Tropical Plunge, Kings Island announced that they would be building a new parking entrance.  This new entrance will be on the north end of the parking lot and will feature a larger, more welcoming entrance experience.

 

To see current photos of the construction of Tropical Plunge and the new parking entrance, click here.

 

 


Posted on January 19th, 2016 - Comment on this!

From Kings Island's website:

Kings Island announced on August 19th a major expansion to its Soak City Waterpark for the2016 season with the addition of Tropical Plunge, a complex of six different water slide experiences towering nearly seven stories.

Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex will start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they will wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume.

Tropical Plunge also features a slide that will send riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re released out into a pool of water and dueling 337-foot long tube slides that zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns.

“This will be a high-adrenaline attraction that will increase the thrill factor for our park guests,” Kings Island’s Vice President and General Manager Greg Scheid said. “They have been asking for new and more thrilling waterpark attractions they are able to enjoy with family members and we think this answers their feedback plus brings another element of FUN to the overall experience of Kings Island.”

Tropical Plunge will expand the size of Kings Island’s waterpark to 35 acres. Once the attraction has been built, Soak City Waterpark will have a total of 36 slides; two wave pools; two coves; a lagoon and an action river plus children’s play areas among its more than 50 water activities.

Construction on Tropical Plunge is expected to begin this fall and will be ready by Memorial Day 2016, the start of the waterpark’s 27th season.

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Posted on August 19th, 2015 - Comment on this!

If you've ever wanted to camp overnight at Kings Island, here's your chance! The Coaster Campout includes exclusive night ride time on The Beast and Diamondback roller coasters and morning ride time on Banshee, Diamondback and select rides in Planet Snoopy, an evening snack, breakfast and admission into the park August 14.
 
Each campsite is $200 and can accommodate a tent with up to four (4) people. Ticket sales end this Sunday, August 9, at 11:59 p.m.
 
 

Posted on August 6th, 2015 - Comment on this!