Opened: April 13. 1991
Cost: $4 million ($400,000 of the $4 million was on special effects)
Type: Mine train
Track Length: 2,963 feet
Lift Height: 1st– 63’ 2nd– 42’
Maximum Speed: 35 miles per hour
Time of Ride: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Designed by: Arrow Dynamics, manufactured by Kings Island Construction Co. Special effects by R&R creative, with design by Amusement Design
Trains: 3 trains, 6 cars per train with 30 people per train
Tunnels: 1st– 161’ long Theme- snakes
2nd– 103’ long Theme- booby trap
3rd– 201’ long Theme- volcanic eruption
4th– 295’ long Theme- forbidden temple
Materials: 180,000 board feet used to support the steel track.
Hourly Capacity: 1,600 people per hour
Ridership: 37,450,509 rides since opening in 1991, the eighth-most in park history. Its record year was 1993, when 2,143,480 rides were given. (Numbers through 2019 season.)
Location: Adventure Port starting in 2023. Previously in Oktoberfest.
Miscellaneous: In 2022, AE received a new paint job to its track. In 2023, AE was included into the new area of the park called Adventure Port. It received new theming to fit into Adventure Port. It also received a new entrance plaza.
Adventure Express Theming for 2023