Kings Island's entrance is getting a makeover. The park announced that it has begun work on a major refurbishment of its International Street entrance plaza, one that not only will restore the area to its original look, but also allow it to host high-tech new fountain shows.
"No element of International Street will be left untouched as crews update the Royal Fountain, install more than 130,000 new pavers, improve each building facade and enhance the landscaping. The renovation will take guests back to what Kings Island looked like when the park first opened, allowing guests to discover the magic of International Street again," the park's Don Helbig said.
No word yet on what new shows might come to the front of the park, but Kings Island parent Cedar Fair is investing the infrastructure to support more advanced productions.
"Technology upgrades to the Royal Fountain will allow for choreographed daytime and nighttime shows featuring water that shoots 50 percent higher into the air, and the ability to individually control each of the fountains new 112 nozzles and 176 LED lights. An expanded bandstand stage in front of the Eiffel Tower will allow for bigger celebrations and performances," Helbig said.
Located just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kings Island is one of the top 15 parks in North America, based on attendance, attracting nearly 3.5 million visitors in 2017. It's the fourth largest park in the Cedar Fair chain. The improvements to International Street should be complete in time for the seasonal park's reopening in the spring.Tweet
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