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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!

If you love food trucks, get ready for the festival rolling into Kings Island this summer. At Kings Island's Food Truck Festival July 18-19, try everything from award-winning waffles, to gourmet grilled cheese and mouthwatering ribs. With over 25 food trucks and all the thrills of the park, you get the kind of fun that's only found at Kings Island! And the price of admission gives you access to it all. Start making plans now, because you won't want to miss out. Park hours are 10:00 a.m. to midnight Saturday, July 18, and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

 

Participants include:

 

C'est Cheese

Cuban Pete

Blue Ash Chili

Bones Burgers

Cold Stone

Pizza Tower

Maui Wowi 

...and many more!

 

Click here for more information on Kings Island Food Truck Festival!

 

[source: visitkingsisland.com]


Posted on July 2nd, 2015 - Comment on this!