Kings Island

Kings Island

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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Roller coasters

  1. The Beast
    A 7,359-foot Dinn wooden coaster with a 141-foot drop and top speed of 65 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
  2. Banshee
    A 4,124-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a 150-foot drop, top speed of 68 mph and seven inversions. Height requirement: 52 inches
    Read Derek Potter's review of Banshee.
  3. Diamondback
    A 5,282-foot Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster with a 215-foot drop and top speed of 80 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
    Read Derek Potter's Diamondback review.
  4. Orion
    A 5,321-foot Bolliger & Mabillard giga coaster with a 300-foor drop and top speed of 91 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
  5. Mystic Timbers
    A 3,265-foot Great Coasters International wooden coaster with a top speed of 53 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
    Read Anne Kelley's review of Mystic Timbers.
  6. The Bat
    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
  7. The Racer
    Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters racing wooden coasters with tracks of 3,415 feet and top speeds of 53 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Adventure Express
    A 2,963-foot Arrow Dynamics mine train with a top speed of 35 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
  11. Invertigo
    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.

Dining

Hit up the Skyline Chili and follow that with some Graeter's ice cream. Yes, there's 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.

Map

Kings Island is located off Interstate 71 in Mason, Ohio - 23 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.