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The artist Farrell Coffey work at Kings Island.


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There's an excellent article on Coffey in the August 1977 issue of Cincinnati Magazine. It references a lot of the things he had created up until that point. The article starts on page 64.

https://books.google.com/books?id=jR0DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA64&ots=Jj22UkFj2t&dq=cincinnati magazine farrell coffey&pg=PA64#v=onepage&q&f=false

Regarding the puppet tree, that was created in 1982 and near-identical versions were added to other parks around the same time (including California's Great America and Wonderland Sydney). I don't know how long Coffey stayed with Kings Island and his involvement in other parks, but a lot of the 1980s Hanna-Barbera pieces were duplicated across the chain (like the Hanna-Barbera Carousel figures). It's possible Coffey could have worked on it... hopefully someone else knows more and can share.

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