Kings Island opened in 1972, boosted by appearances in The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch episodes. Dominated by a one-third replica of the Eiffel Tower, Kings Island today is owned by Cedar Fair, which makes it the sibling of fellow Ohio park Cedar Point.
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A now-7,361-foot Dinn wooden coaster with a 141-foot drop and top speed of 65 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 5,321-foot Bolliger & Mabillard giga coaster with a 300-foor drop and top speed of 91 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 2,352-foot Arrow Dynamics suspended coaster with a top speed of 51 mph, formerly known as Top Gun and Flight Deck. Height requirement: 48 inches
Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters racing wooden coasters with tracks of 3,415 feet and top speeds of 53 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
Flight of Fear
An indoor 2,705-foot Premier Rides launch coaster with a top speed of 54 mph and four inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
Backlot Stunt Coaster
A 1,960-foot Premier coaster initially called Italian Job: Stunt Track, with a top speed of 40 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,963-foot Arrow Dynamics mine train with a top speed of 35 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 1,014-foot Vekoma Invertigo (i.e. inverted Boomerang) with a top speed of 50 mph and three inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
Other coasters for younger riders are Great Pumpkin Coaster, an E&F Miler oval; Flying Ace Aerial Chase, a Vekoma family suspended coaster; and Woodstock Express, a Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters wooden coaster originally called Scooby-Doo.
For the complete Cincinnati culinary experience, hit up Skyline Chili and then follow that with some Graeter's ice cream. Yes, there's also Kings Island's famous Blue Ice Cream (originally known as Smurf Ice Cream), but Graeter's is one of the best ice cream brands in the nation.
Kings Island is located off Interstate 71 in Mason, Ohio - 23 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.