Shows and Entertainment

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Before the Paramount Story became known as that, it was know as “Tower Gardens.” Prior to that, it was home to the Kings Island Theater, which was a large air filled balloon building. It was the home to an elaborate Sid and Marty Kroft marionette puppet show.

In the early 1980`s the American Heritage Music Hall was home to a show called “Celebration.” The show featured a live orchestra, a cast of nearly 30 and elaborate automated scenes. Firestone sponsored the show, which drew capacity crowds. The park kept the show for several seasons and even had the cast record it on a LP, which was sold in the park.

Several celebrities have worked at Kings Island. Carmen Electra of Baywatch was a dancer in a magic show in the early 1990`s. Two members of the band “98 Degrees” were part of a quartet that mingled through the park in the mid-90`s. Ironically, the two were fired by the park.

Next to the International Showplace used to be an aqua arena/dolphin show, which was known as “Saltwater Circus.”

1982 shows included: “Celebration” and “City Rhythm” in the American Heritage Music Hall. “Encore!” and “I believe in Country” in the International Showplace. Also, the “Kings of Komedy,” better known as the Kings Island Clown band paraded around International Street.

1983 shows included: “Celebration” and “Rock `N Roll Explosion” in the American Heritage Music Hall. “In concert `83” and “Play Me That Country Music” in the International Showplace and “World Cabaret” in the new Festhaus. Also, the “Kings of Komedy,” better known as the Kings Island Clown band paraded around International Street.

1984 shows included: “Gotta Dance” and “Rock `N Roll Explosion” in the American Heritage Music Hall. “In Concert `84,” “The Smurf`s Are Here” and “Country Music Showdown” in the International Showplace. “The Good Old Days Are Back Again” in the Festhaus. Also, the “Kings of Komedy,” better known as the Kings Island Clown band paraded around International Street.

1985 shows included: “Gotta Dance” and “Rock `N Roll Explosion” in the American Heritage Music Hall. “Breakaway,” “Song of the Smurfs” and “Cross Country” in the International Showplace. The Festhaus featured “Wunderbar” and “Woodchoppers Ball Revue.” Also, the “Kings of Komedy,” better known as the Kings Island Clown band paraded around International Street.

1986 shows included: “Fascinating Rhythm” in the American Heritage Music Hall. The Festhaus featured “Wunderbar” and “Woodchoppers Ball Revue.” “The Curse of Gargamel,” “Breakaway II” and “Deep in the Heart of Country” were showcased in the International Showplace. Also, the “Kings of Komedy,” better known as the Kings Island Clown band paraded around International Street.

1987 shows included: “Fantasy” in the American Heritage Music Hall was a musical and dance show. The International Showplace had “Yogi`s Funtastic Machine,” “In Concert `87,” and “Sweet Country Music.” The Festhaus was home to the first ice skating show in park history, “Hot Ice.” And the Kings of Komedy, better known as the Kings Island clown band, paraded around International Street with their crazy antics and music.

1992 shows included: The show in the Festhaus was an ice-skating show entitled “Reflections on Ice.” In the American Heritage Music Hall (now the Paramount Theater) “Escapades” was the show, a dance extravaganza.

1993 shows included “Lazer Zone: Mission Impossible” in the Paramount Theater.

1994 shows included “Game On” in the Festhaus. “Paramount on Ice: Lights Camera Action” and “The Lazer Zone: Time Warp” both in the Paramount Theater

Shows in 1995 included “Cheers: The Show” in the Festhaus and “Paramount on Ice: Legends” in the Paramount Theater.

Shows in 2004 included “Graveyard Shift” and the Nickelodeon Celebration Parade debuted.

Shows in 2005 included “School of Rock: Live in Concert” and the Nickelodeon Celebration Parade returned.

Shows in 2006 included “School of Rock: Live in Concert” and “MonsterBash” during FearFest.” Also, the Nickelodeon Celebration Parade returned to the park for its third season.