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Nik Wallenda to Bring New Heights to Kings Island, Kings Island Underrated, Midnight Saturdays & More!

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It was just over a year ago that the legendary Rick Wallenda set a new world record at Kings Island by doing an incredible high wire from the Eiffel Tower, past the front gate and back. This year, Kings Island does it again!

Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation member of the legendary Flying Wallendas, will bring high flying thrills to Kings Island once again on August 15th as he makes an incredible high wire walk from the parking lot to the Eiffel Tower - a distance of over 800'! This walk will be at an incredible height of 262' -- three times higher than the walk done by Rick Wallenda last year.

Nik Wallenda's death-defying walk will take place on August 15th at 7:00p and is included FREE with park admission!

What do Kings Island, Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm and Schlitterbahn all have in common? They're considered some of the most underrated parks by AOL Travel! "With over 360 acres, 80 attractions and a water park that's included in the price of admission, there's plenty of room to roam," stated the article written by some of AOL's top travel experts. To read the full article, click here.

Some would consider a night ride on Kings Island's legendary Beast or the new Diamondback roller coaster some of the most exciting and unpredictable experiences that a park goer could have. Kings Island is now open on July 25th and August 1st (both Saturdays) until midnight! Now you can enjoy all of the thrills that Kings Island offers late into the night! Click here to view Kings Island's official operating calendar!

Money's tight these days, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a a fun filled day at Kings Island! The park is offering some incredible deals on daily admission:

Single Day Sale - $32.99 (online only) - Save $16 off the gate admission by purchasing online!

Pay Once, Visit Twice - $48.99 - Double your fun with this unique ticketing option which allows you to purchase one day of admission at the regular gate price and visit again - at any time during the 2009 operating season!

Starlight Discount - $24.99 after 5:00pm - Visit after 5:00pm and save $24 off park admission!

Click here to purchase admission tickets from Kings Island's official web site!

Still not enough?

Save money in the park by eating Kings Island's Backyard BBQ! This all you can eat buffet offers the best value inside the park, serving up chicken tenders, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, unlimited soft drinks and ice cream treats! Backyard BBQ runs from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm every day the park is open to the public. Purchase online in advance on Kings Island's official web site!

Are you a creature of the night? Do you secretly enjoy instilling fear in those around you? If you answered yes to both questions then Kings Island wants to hear from you! This warm-blooded employer is looking for some cold-blooded employees to make Halloween Haunt 2009 the best one yet! If you think you can make the cut, tell Kings Island why by clicking here! We'll see you in the Fall!

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MASON — When Nik Wallenda performs at Kings Island next month, he’ll be following in his family’s footsteps.

His footsteps will just happen to be more than 25 stories above the amusement park on a high wire as wide as a nickel.

The 30-year-old Sarasota, Fla., man visited Kings Island Friday afternoon, July 24, to scope out the site of his highest stunt ever. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 15, the stunt will find Wallenda walk from the park’s entrance to the Eiffel Tower on an 801 foot high wire 264 feet above the ground.

For Wallenda, reaching new heights – and walking across them – is in his blood. He is a seventh-generation member of the world-famous Wallenda family of daredevils that started performing in the 1780s. He also is the third member of the family to appear at the park since it opened....

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton...and-220414.html

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Cedar Point...underrated?! Ha ha ha, don't make me laugh. That's like saying The Beatles are one of the most underrated bands of all time; it's a load of baloney. Not to say The Beatles are overrated (they aren't, in my opinion), but the Point IS overrated (in my opinion), due to the fact that it's been the #1 amusement park in the world nine, soon to be ten, years in a row by Amusement Today. If anything, Dollywood and/or Holiday World should be on the list.

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