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  1. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/play/rides/kings-mills-antique-autos Kings Mills Antique Autos Coming Spring 2019 Kings Island's most beloved attraction, the antique cars ride, is returning to the park in spring 2019. In the new Kings Mills Antique Autos family ride, guests will board replica classic touring cars and take a leisurely drive around a scenic track equipped with a small rail to keep the car on the path. The ride will be comparable to the original Les Taxis antique car ride, combining nostalgia with new enhancements. Kings Mills Antique Autos will be located in Coney Mall, across from the Juke Box Café and alongside The Racer roller coaster. The ride will be a quarter mile in length and last approximately three minutes. The cars are 2/3 scale replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T; though all-new, they will retain the vintage feel of the original Les Taxis. The ride's name, as well as theming throughout the attraction, is expected to enhance the nostalgic experience for riders.
  2. Two-Time Food Network Champ Joins Kings Island as New Executive Chef Park introduces new restaurant, Coney Bar B Que MASON, Ohio – A two-time winner of the Food Network's Chopped reality TV cooking contest and contestant on Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen, James Major, has taken on the executive chef position at Kings Island. Major is a Culinary Institute of America Certified Pro Chef II, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Ohio native. He previously served as executive chef at Great American Ball Park and Funky’s Catering. “Kings Island has always been a place where family memories are made,” Major said. “It’s an honor for me and my team to have the chance to be creative and provide great food experiences that add to those memories and the fun guests have during their visit.” “In the amusement park industry you’re constantly challenging your team to find new ways to help friends and family come together, and the culinary experience is a big part of that” said Mike Koontz, Kings Island Vice President and General Manager. “Chef Major is here to help create those memorable food and dining options throughout the park that will enhance the guest’s visit.” New Restaurant to Open in Coney Mall Kings Island also is adding the new Coney Bar B Que to the park’s restaurant line-up. This new fast-casual dining location will offer various barbecue favorites including smoked St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, rotisserie chicken and Queen City Sausage along with a fresh selection of side dishes. The location is included in the park’s dining plans. Located in the Coney Mall area of the park, next to the Scrambler, the restaurant’s architecture and theming will pay tribute to the early days of Kings Island and Coney Mall. Covered outdoor seating areas will feature views of Coney Mall and the Grand Carousel. The restaurant will open on April 14, the beginning of the 2018 season. Gold Season Passholders will get a sneak preview on April 13.
  3. PKIDelirium

    WinterFest returns to Kings Island in 2017!

    https://www.visitkingsisland.com/what-s-new/winterfest
  4. After a 12-year absence, the long awaited return of WinterFest will provide Gold season passholders and Tristate residents with four seasons of fun at the 364-acre amusement and water park. The focal point of WinterFest will be the worlds largest Christmas tree display with the parks iconic 314-foot tall Eiffel Tower decorated with thousands of lights which will be seen for miles. Below the Eiffel Tower, International Street will be transformed into a colorful and quaint winter village, featuring the fun of holidays past outdoor ice skating on the parks Royal Fountain, Christmas carolers, and homemade crafts. Tasty foods, colorful gifts, live stage shows, fun rides, and of course, Santas workshop will all be part of WinterFests warmth and excitement. Rides will include the Grand Carousel and a journey through the parks Rivertown area on an authentic steam train. Operating dates, hours and ticket prices for WinterFest will be announced at a later date. The event will be included free for 2017 Gold and Platinum season passholders. Get the LOWEST PRICE on your 2017 Gold Pass! Includes unlimited visits to Kings Island in 2017, early ride times and more all for less than the cost of two visits. Plus, new Passholders get one FREE 2016 visit and renewing Passholders get one FREE 2016 Fast Lane Plus (usable one Sunday) and one FREE 2016 Bring a Friend ticket (usable Sunday of your choice 9/25 - 10/30)!
  5. PKIDelirium

    MYSTIC TIMBERS: New for 2017!

    Ride Videos http://mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com/nature-rises/ride-videos Ride Renderings http://mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com/nature-rises/ride-renderings Construction Photos http://mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com/nature-rises/construction-photos Mystic Timbers Blog http://mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com/mystictimbers/mystic-timbers-blog
  6. Mystic Timbers to debut in the spring of 2017 MASON, Ohio – Construction is underway on a new wooden roller coaster adventure for visitors to Kings Island. Themed to an area surrounding a lumber company becoming overrun by a mysterious medusa-like overgrowth of vines as nature reclaims its land, Mystic Timbers will be 3,265 feet in length, reach 109 feet in height and weave along steep cliffs, down ravines, cross over water and go through an extreme S-turn, among a forest of trees, at speeds up to 53 mph. The ride will feature a total of 16 airtime hills, a mid-course tunnel and interact with parts of the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad and White Water Canyon attractions. “Mystic Timbers is naturally exciting because of its setting in a densely wooded area,” Kings Island’s vice-president and general manager Greg Scheid said. “The natural rugged terrain and tunnel ensures a unique and memorable ride experience.” Mystic Timbers is custom designed and built for the topography of Kings Island by Great Coasters International, Inc. (GCI) of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Three trains will accommodate 24 passengers each (four riders per car and six cars per train) with a capacity of 1,275 riders per hour. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride. The ride experience will last more than two minutes. “Everyone who enjoys the fun and thrills of riding a roller coaster will want to experience this attraction,” Scheid said. Mystic Timbers will debut in the spring of 2017 and become Kings Island’s 16th roller coaster and its fourth wooden. With the addition of Mystic Timbers, Kings Island’s wooden roller coasters will combine to measure 18,804 feet of track, which will be the most at any amusement or theme park in the world. Those who cannot wait until spring may take a virtual ride on Mystic Timbers at mystictimbers.visitkingsisland.com. Visitors of the website may also access exclusive updates and features, including virtual ride renderings, ride statistics, construction photos and a live Web cam.
  7. PKIDelirium

    BLOG: The zombie event of the fall

    The zombie event of the fall https://www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt/blog-article/haunt/The-zombie-event-of-the-fall Monday, October 19th, 2015 Imagine your worst nightmare coming to life. Now imagine it coming to Kings Island because during Halloween Haunt on Friday night, October 30, those who dread the zombie apocalypse will get a special dose of fright when the park hosts Laurie Holden, actress formerly from the TV show The Walking Dead™. She appeared in the first three seasons of the series as Andrea Harrison, a successful civil rights attorney who was on a road trip with her younger sister Amy when the zombie apocalypse occurred. Guests can attend live Q&A sessions to talk about how it feels to be chased by zombies at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Showplace Theatre. You can also experience other thrills at Halloween Haunt including 11 haunted mazes, four scare zones, three live shows and 20 terrifying rides at night. Tickets for Halloween Haunt on Friday nights are as low $29.99 online.
  8. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt/blog-article/haunt/Live-entertainment-part-of-the-Halloween-Haunt-experience
  9. https://www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt/blog-article/haunt/Thrill-rides-a-way-out-at-Halloween-Haunt
  10. Experience evil incarnate for yourself, with haunted mazes and vile creatures, at one of the largest, most terrifying Halloween events in Ohio, Halloween Haunt at Kings Island. Halloween Haunt will start September 25 and run every Friday and Saturday night through October 31. A veritable playground of terror, Halloween Haunt features 11 haunted mazes, four outdoor scare zones, three live shows and more than 600 monsters lurking in the shadows along the midways, plus 20 rides including the Banshee, Beast and Diamondback roller coasters. New this year is Blackout, an eerie dark indoor maze experience. Screams of pure panic will pierce the night as visitors become lost within the darkness and the level of fear is amplified as they become aware they are being followed by ghouls and whispered at. Popular returning mazes include: Board to Death, CarnEvil, Cornstalkers, Delta Delta Die, Kill Mart, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror, Slaughter House, Tombstone Terror-Tory, Urgent Scare and Wolf Pack. “Blood Drums,” a percussive blood bath of rhythm and music, and “Hot Blooded,” a seductive after-life music revue, return for their fourth and sixth seasons, respectively. A new show, “Monster Rock” featuring the music of Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and more, rounds out the live entertainment lineup. Halloween Haunt is a seven-hour experience from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., making it one of the longest and most intense horror nights in the country. Tickets for Halloween Haunt are as low as $29.99 when purchased in advance online at visitkingsisland.com/haunt or the park’s mobile app, which iPhone and Android users can download for free. Visitors looking to make the most of their night can add Fright Lane with Skeleton Key for as low as $40, which allows them to bypass waiting in line to experience each of the 11 haunted mazes. The Skeleton Key unlocks a secret extra room inside of five mazes: Delta Delta Die, Kill Mart, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror, Slaughter House and Urgent Scare. Parents, be advised. Halloween Haunt includes graphic scenes, suggestive themes and intense imagery and is intended for mature audiences; not recommended for children. For more information about Halloween Haunt including the full list of haunted attractions, shows, rides, photos and more, log onto visitkingsisland.com/haunt.
  11. Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 MASON, Ohio – It has stood as a majestic symbol for 43 years; almost as if it were the caretaker of Kings Island. That description could only fit the Eiffel Tower, the massive 314-foot replica of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Guarding the end of International Street at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark, the 450-ton structure has certainly been the dominating landmark at Kings Island and Warren County area, and it was planned to fit that role. The design and steel fabrication for the Eiffel Tower was done by Intamin AG of Zurich, Switzerland. The attraction was erected in just over 30 days by Southern Ohio Fabricators, Inc., after the steel arrived on park property in the spring of 1971. Installation and equipment costs for the tower exceed $1 million, making it the second-most expensive attraction at Kings Island behind the Enchanted Voyage for the park’s debut season in 1972. There are 15,000 bolts holding the structure firm. The Eiffel Tower is a one-third scale replica of the pride of Paris and one of the most photographed attractions in the amusement and theme park industry. On a clear day, park visitors can see 18 miles out into the region from the 275-foot and 265-foot high observation platforms. More than 38 million guests have ridden one of two elevators to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a birds-eye view of the park since 1972. Guests are welcome to stay for however long they would like before returning to the ground.
  12. Thursday, November 7th, 2013 KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Kings Island has named Nathan Gushulak as its first executive chef. Gushulak is no stranger to Kings Island, having worked seasonally at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark for the past seven years. He was responsible this past season for overseeing the opening and operation of the Reds Hall of Fame Grille. His culinary background also includes a stint in the food and beverage division at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In his role as executive chef, Gushulak will bring a more defined culinary presence to Kings Island. The Loveland, Ohio native will also assist in menu development, food analysis and culinary education. “Hiring an executive chef will yield a better dining experience for our guests,” said Gary Gochenour, vice-president of food services at Kings Island. “Chef Nathan will bring new and exciting ideas to our already popular portfolio of menu items at the park. We’re thrilled to have him join our management team.” Gushulak is looking forward to the challenge of elevating the dining experience for guests throughout the park. “I will be working hard on training our seasonal associates, working on food quality and making the food for our guests as memorable as a ride on the new Banshee roller coaster,” Gushulak said. Gushulak is a graduate of Moeller High School and Cincinnati State’s Culinary Institute. He begins his new duties immediately. Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, an indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.
  13. PKIDelirium

    Flight Deck name change!

    Done.
  14. Friday, January 11th, 2013 KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Kings Island is accepting applications online at visitkingsisland.com to fill more than 4,000 seasonal positions for the 2013 operating season. The 364-acre amusement and water park opens for the 2013 season April 27. A diverse range of job opportunities are available and associates needed in all areas of park operation including admissions, call center, cash control, entertainment, food and beverage, fire and safety, games, guest services, lifeguards, merchandise, rides, security, sweeps and warehouse. Anyone 15 years of age or older who has the desire to work in a fast-paced, fun and rewarding place this summer can learn more about the different departments and exciting opportunities at visitkingsisland.com. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an on-site interview. Kings Island is an Equal Opportunity employer. For more information or questions regarding employment, please call (513) 754-5748 or visitkingsisland.com. Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract. www.twitter.com/kingsislandpr
  15. Friday, September 7th, 2012 KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – Every weekend this fall, Kings Island gets transformed. And so will you. Now in its sixth season, Halloween Haunt is a veritable playground of terror featuring over 500 gruesome creatures, 12 spine-chilling haunted attractions and 20 thrill-inducing rides. This year, the bloodcurdling horror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt will feature an all-new thriller maze, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror, a punk rock stomp with Blood Drums, and two new fear zones in Grimm Boulevard and Freak Street. Returning haunted attractions include CarnEvil, Club Blood, CornStalkers, Cut Throat Cove, Holiday Horror, Massacre Manor, Mysteria, Slaughter House, Tombstone Terror-Tory, Urgent Scare and Wolf Pack. Also back by popular demand for an unprecedented fourth season is “Hot Blooded”, a live stage show in the International Showplace Theatre. A second live show, “Graveyard Shift”, makes its Halloween Haunt debut in the Festhaus. Kings Island’s most popular thrill-ride attractions are open during Halloween Haunt. Favorites include The Beast, Diamondback, Firehawk, Vortex, Drop Tower, Invertigo, Delirium, Flight Deck, The Racer, Flight of Fear, Adventure Express, Backlot Stunt Coaster, Monster, Scrambler Dodgem, Zephyr, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill and WindSeeker. Halloween Haunt will begin September 21 and run every Friday and Saturday night through October 27 from 6:00pm until 1:00am (except for September 22 when the park opens to the public at 7:00pm). Friday nights feature the “Wall of Monsters” when the gates to the underworld open at 6:00pm. Only the bravest of souls will make it past the vast array of vampires, werewolves, mummies, zombies, undertakers, clowns and assorted ghouls and monsters they’ll encounter on their way into the park. The park opens at 11:00am on Saturdays, with Halloween Haunt beginning at 6:00pm. The rides and attractions in the award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area close at 5:00pm on Saturdays when the transformation into Halloween Haunt begins. Halloween Haunt does not take place on Sundays, when park hours are from 11:00am until 7:00pm. Halloween Haunt is the most immersive horror experience in the Midwest and is not for the feint of heart. This in-your-face horror experience continues to break new ground and is filled with terrifying mazes, disturbing clowns in 3D and outrageous “live” shows. Parents, be advised. Halloween Haunt includes graphic scenes, suggestive themes and intense imagery and is intended for mature audiences; not recommended for children. Monster savings on admission tickets for Halloween Haunt are available online at www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt2012. Discount tickets are just $25.99 on Friday nights and $31.99 on Saturdays when purchased in advance or with a coupon from Taco Bell. College students can purchase tickets for Halloween Haunt on Friday nights for just $25.99 when they present a valid college ID at any front gate admissions window. Admission to Halloween Haunt is included free for 2012 Gold and Platinum season passholders. Guests that purchase a 2013 Gold or Platinum season pass can use their one (1) free visit this year to experience Halloween Haunt. For more information on Halloween Haunt, including attractions, rides, photos and deadly deals on tickets, log onto www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt2012. Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract. www.twitter.com/kingsislandpr
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