List of Kings Island attractions

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Kings Island Eiffel Tower replica
Inside Kings Island's main entrance

Kings Island is a 364-acre (147 ha) theme park located in Mason, Ohio, 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Cincinnati. Since the opening of the amusement park in 1972, at least one attraction has been added every year except 1978, 1980, 1983, and 2008. The park is known to have attractions such as Flight of Fear which was the world's first linear induction motor launched roller coaster, and The Beast which has held the record for the world's longest wooden roller coaster since its opening in 1979.[1][2] Also, The Beast continues to be ranked as one of the best wooden roller coasters in the world by industry polls.[3] Kings Island's newest attractions are WindSeeker, a 301-foot (92 m) Mondial swing ride, and Dinosaurs Alive!, an interactive children's area featuring animatronic dinosaurs. Both were added for the 2011 season.[1]

Up until 1989, Kings Island did not have a water park. WaterWorks, a 12-acre (4.9 ha) water park was constructed near White Water Canyon.[1] The area featured 15 water slides, a lazy river, and a children's play area.[1][4] Since its initial opening, the water park has had three expansions and four names (present name is Soak City).[1]

For safety, Kings Island uses a ride rating system that classifies the attractions based on the intensity of the ride. The ratings vary from one, for rides that are calm and gentle, to five, for rides that have high speeds, aggressive forces, and rapid elevation changes. A separate set of ride ratings criteria is used for attractions inside Soak City, though the rides are still rated on a scale from one to five.[5]

Kings Island[edit]

WindSeeker at Kings Island
WindSeeker during testing in 2011
Firehawk at Kings Island
Firehawk roller coaster
An animatronic dinosaur at Canada's Wonderland
One of the many animatronic dinosaurs at Canada's Wonderland version of Dinosaurs Alive!, similar to Kings Island
Attractions located in Kings Island
Ride Ride manufacturer Type/model Height requirement Location Rating[5] Ref(s)[5]
Adventure Express Arrow Dynamics Mine train roller coaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Oktoberfest 5 [5]
Action Theater -1N/A 3D theatre -1No height requirement Coney Mall 0N/A [6][7]
Backlot Stunt Coaster Premier Rides Launched roller coaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Coney Mall 5 [8]
Banshee Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted roller coaster Over 52 inches (130 cm) Action Zone TBD [9]
The Bat Arrow Dynamics Suspended roller coaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Action Zone 5 [10]
The Beast Kings Island Wooden roller coaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Rivertown 5 [11]
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Sally Corporation Interactive dark ride Over 46 inches (120 cm) or if under, must be with adult International Street 1 [12]
Character Carousel Chance Rides Carousel Over 46 inches (120 cm) or with adult Planet Snoopy 1 [13]
Charlie Brown’s Wind Up Zamperla Children's swing Over 36 inches (91 cm) but less than 54 inches (140 cm) Planet Snoopy 1 [14]
Congo Falls Intamin Shoot-the-Chutes Over 46 inches (120 cm) Action Zone 5 [15]
Delirium HUSS Frisbee Over 52 inches (130 cm) but under 76 inches (190 cm) Action Zone 5 [16]
Diamondback Bolliger & Mabillard Hypercoaster Over 54 inches (140 cm) Rivertown 5 [17]
Dodgem Barbezi (Azzurra) & Majestic International Bumper cars Over 48 inches (120 cm) Coney Mall 4 [18]
Drop Tower: Scream Zone Intamin Giant Drop Over 48 inches (120 cm) but under 80 inches (200 cm) Action Zone 4 [19]
Dinosaurs Alive![nb 1] Dinosaurs Unearthed Interactive animatronic dinosaur walkway -1No height restrictions Coney Mall -1N/A [20][21]
Eiffel Tower Intamin Tower Over 46 inches (120 cm) or with adult International Street 2 [22]
Firehawk Vekoma Flying Dutchman Over 54 inches (140 cm) but under 81 inches (210 cm) Coney Mall 5 [23]
Flight of Fear Premier Rides Launched roller coaster Over 54 inches (140 cm) Coney Mall 5 [2]
Flying Ace Aerial Chase Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster Over 54 inches (140 cm) or over 44 inches (110 cm) with adult Planet Snoopy 4 [24]
Grand Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Over 46 inches (120 cm) or with adult International Street 1 [25]
The Great Pumpkin Coaster E&F Miler Industries Children's roller coaster Over 40 inches (100 cm) or over 36 inches (91 cm) with an adult or over 60 inches (150 cm) with a child Planet Snoopy 2 [26]
Invertigo Vekoma Invertigo Over 54 inches (140 cm) but under 78 inches (200 cm) Action Zone 5 [27]
Joe Cool’s Dodgem School Jurgen Scmidt Bumper cars Under 54 inches (140 cm) Planet Snoopy 2 [28]
Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad Crown Metal Products Company Steam train Over 46 inches (120 cm) or with adult Rivertown 1 [29]
Kite Eating Tree Zamperla Frog hopper Over 46 inches (120 cm) or over 36 inches (91 cm) with adult Planet Snoopy 3 [30]
Linus’ Beetle Bugs W.F. Mangelas Co N/A Under 54 inches (140 cm) Planet Snoopy 2 [31]
Linus Launcher Zamperla Kite Flyer Under 42 inches (110 cm) Planet Snoopy 3 [32][33]
Monster Everly Aircraft Co. Octopus Over 46 inches (120 cm) or with adult Coney Mall 3 [34]
PEANUTS 500 Venture Ride Mfg., Inc. Low-speed car ride Under 54 inches (140 cm) Planet Snoopy 1 [35]
PEANUTS Off-Road Rally Hampton Amusement Corporation Mini car carousel Under 54 inches (140 cm) Planet Snoopy 1 [36]
The Racer Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden roller coaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Coney Mall 4 [37]
Race For Your Life Charlie Brown Arrow Dynamics, Hopkins Rides Log flume Over 46 inches (120 cm) or over 36 inches (91 cm) with adult Planet Snoopy 4 [38]
Sally’s Sea Plane Zamperla Crazy Bus Over 42 inches (110 cm) or with adult or over 60 inches (150 cm) with child Planet Snoopy 2 [39][40]
Scrambler Eil Bridge Company Twist Over 48 inches (120 cm) or over 36 inches (91 cm) with adult Coney Mall 3 [41]
Shake, Rattle and Roll Huss Troika Over 54 inches (140 cm) or over 42 inches (110 cm) with adult Coney Mall 3 [42]
Sling Shot[nb 1] Funtime Slingshot Over 48 inches (120 cm) Oktoberfest 5 [43]
Snoopy’s Junction Heinrich Mack K.C Train ride Over 40 inches (100 cm) or with adult or over 60 inches (150 cm) with child Planet Snoopy 1 [44]
Snoopy Splash Dance N/A Walk-thru water maze -1No height requirement Planet Snoopy 1 [45]
Snoopy vs. Red Baron Zamperla Mini Jet Over 36 inches (91 cm) but under 54 inches (140 cm) Planet Snoopy 2 [46][47]
Surf Dog Zamperla Rockin' Tug Over 48 inches (120 cm) or over 44 inches (110 cm) with adult Planet Snoopy 4 [48][49]
Viking Fury Intamin Pirate ship Over 48 inches (120 cm) or over 40 inches (100 cm) with adult Oktoberfest 3 [50]
Vortex Arrow Dynamics Looping roller coaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Coney Mall 5 [51]
White Water Canyon Intamin River rapids ride Over 48 inches (120 cm) Rivertown 4 [52]
WindSeeker Mondial Wind Seeker Over 52 inches (130 cm) Coney Mall 4 [53][54]
Woodstock Express Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden roller coaster Over 46 inches (120 cm) or over 40 inches (100 cm) with adult Planet Snoopy 4 [55]
Woodstock Whirlybirds Caripro Amusement Technology Tram Over 42 inches (110 cm) or with adult Planet Snoopy 2 [56][57]
Xtreme Skyflyer[nb 1] Sky Fun Skycoaster Over 48 inches (120 cm) Action Zone 5 [58][59]
Zephyr Zierer Wave Swinger Over 48 inches (120 cm) Coney Mall 3 [60]

Soak City[edit]

Mondo Monsoon water slide
Mondo Monsoon in Soak City

Soak City opened in 1989 as WaterWorks, 17 years after Kings Island opened.[1] In 1997, Kings Island expanded the water park to 15 acres (6.1 ha) by adding the wave pool (Surfside Bay; now known as Breakers Bay), and a new children's water playground.[1] The following year, the FlowRider, and Pipeline Paradise opened as Wipeout Beach.[1] Six years later, WaterWorks was renamed to Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay Waterpark (later simplified to Boomerang Bay Waterpark). In 2012, the water park was re-branded to Cedar Fair's Soak City. All of the water slides and the lazy river were refurbished. An additional wave pool was also constructed.[1][61]

Attractions located in Soak City Waterpark
Ride Type/model Height requirement Rating[5] Ref(s)[5]
Aruba Tuba Two-person tube slide, two children body slides, and a gang slide for younger children Over 36 inches (91 cm) or with adult 4 [62]
Breakers Bay Wave pool Over 42 inches (110 cm) with adult and lifejacket or over 46 inches (120 cm) with lifejacket (if needed) 4 [63]
Tidal Wave Bay Wave pool Over 42 inches (110 cm) with adult and lifejacket or over 46 inches (120 cm) with lifejacket (if needed) 4 [64]
Castaway Cove Small children slides and pools Under 52 inches (130 cm) or with child 1 [65]
Coconut Cove Pool Over 52 inches (130 cm) or with child 1 [66]
Lazy River/Splash River Lazy river Over 42 inches (110 cm) with adult and lifejacket or over 48 inches (120 cm) with lifejacket (if needed) 2 [67]
Mondo Monsoon Raft water slide Over 48 inches (120 cm) 5 [68]
Paradise Plunge Four body water slides Over 48 inches (120 cm) 4 [69]
Pineapple Pipeline Three body water slides Over 48 inches (120 cm) 3 [70]
Pipeline Paradise FlowRider Over 42 inches (110 cm) 5 [71]
Rendezvous Racer Four lane mat racer water slide Over 40 inches (100 cm) 4 [72]
Splash Landing Interactive water playground with three water slides Over 36 inches (91 cm) 2 [73]
Thunder Falls 2 intertwining speed slides Over 40 inches (100 cm) or under 42 inches (110 cm) with lifejacket and adult 3 [74]
Tropical Twister Intertwined water slides Over 48 inches (120 cm) 4 [75]
Zoom Flume Family raft water slide Over 40 inches (100 cm), 40 inches (100 cm) to 48 inches (120 cm) with adult, under 42 inches (110 cm) with lifejacket 4 [76]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Denotes the requirement that guests pay an additional fee for the ride or attraction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Timeline". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Flight of Fear". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Amusement Today — Golden Ticket Awards 2012" (PDF). Amusement Today 16 (6.2): 46. September 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Calendar: Outdoors/Sports". Cincinnati Magazine (Emmis Communications) 22 (8): 31. May 1989. ISSN 0746-8210. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Kings Island 2012 Guest Assistant Guide" (PDF). Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kings Island 2012 Park Map". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dinosaurs Alive! 3D". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Backlot Stunt Coaster". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Marden, Duane. "Banshee  (Kings Island)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Flight Deck". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Beast". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Boo Blaster on Boo Hill". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Character Carousel". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Charlie Brown's Wind Up". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Congo Falls". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Delirium". Kings Island. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Diamondback". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Dodgem". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Drop Tower". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Dinosaurs Alive". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Kings Island adding dinosaur park". Columbus Business First. March 21, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Eiffel Tower". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Firehawk". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Flying Ace Aerial Chase". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Grand Carousel". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  26. ^ "The Great Pumpkin Coaster". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Invertigo". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Joe Cool’s Dodgem School". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Kite Eating Tree". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Linus Beetle Bugs". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Linus Launcher". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Kite Flyer". Zamperla. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Monster". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Peanuts 500". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  36. ^ "PEANUTS Off-Road Rally". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  37. ^ "The Racer". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Race For Your Life Charlie Brown". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Sally's Sea Plane". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  40. ^ "Crazy Bus". Zamperla. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  41. ^ "Scrambler". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Shake, Rattle and Roll". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Slingshot". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  44. ^ "Snoopy's Junction". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  45. ^ "Snoopy's Splash Dance". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  46. ^ "Snoopy vs. Red Baron". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Mini Jet". Zamperla. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  48. ^ "Surf Dog". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  49. ^ "Rockin' Tug". Zamperla. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  50. ^ "Viking Fury". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  51. ^ "Vortex". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  52. ^ "White Water Canyon". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  53. ^ "WindSeeker". Kings Island. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  54. ^ "Wind Seeker". Mondial. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  55. ^ "Woodstock Express". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  56. ^ "Chopper Chase". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  57. ^ "Woodstock Whirlybirds". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  58. ^ "Xtreme Skyflyer". Kings Island. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  59. ^ "SkyCoaster". SkyCoaster. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  60. ^ "Zephyr". Kings Island. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  61. ^ McClelland, Justin (September 2, 2011). "Kings Island to double waterpark with $10M expansion". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  62. ^ "Aruba Tuba". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  63. ^ "Breakers Bay". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  64. ^ "Tidal Wave Bay". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  65. ^ "Castaway Cove". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  66. ^ "Coconut Cove". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  67. ^ "Splash River". Kings Island. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  68. ^ "Mondo Monsoon". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  69. ^ "Paradise Plunge". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  70. ^ "Pineapple Pipeline". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  71. ^ "Pipeline Paradise". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  72. ^ "Rendezvous Run". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  73. ^ "Splash Landing". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  74. ^ "Thunder Falls". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  75. ^ "Tropical Twister". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  76. ^ "Zoom Flume". Kings Island. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 

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