Eiffel Tower (Cedar Fair)

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Eiffel Tower
Kings Island International Street.jpg
The Eiffel Tower at Kings Island
Kings Dominion
Area International Street
Coordinates 37°50′24.07″N 77°26′43.66″W / 37.8400194°N 77.4454611°W / 37.8400194; -77.4454611
Status Operating
Opening date May 3, 1975 (1975-05-03)
Kings Island
Area International Street
Coordinates 39°20′36.12″N 84°16′1.21″W / 39.3433667°N 84.2670028°W / 39.3433667; -84.2670028
Status Operating
Opening date April 29, 1972 (1972-04-29)
General statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Model Eiffel Tower
Height 315 ft (96 m)
Capacity 2000 riders per hour
Vehicle type Elevator
Vehicles 2
Riders per vehicle 35
Fast Lane available at Kings Island

The Eiffel Towers at Kings Dominion and Kings Island are replicas of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. They opened at Kings Island in 1972 and Kings Dominion in 1975, each when the park originally opened.

Statistics[edit]

Both of the replicas at Kings Dominion and Kings Island are one-third replicas of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. They were both constructed by then-owner Taft Broadcasting. Each attractions stands 315 feet (96 m) tall with the observation floor 264 feet (80 m) high.

Kings Dominion[edit]

The Eiffel Tower at Kings Dominion was built by Bristol Steel.[1] It was modeled and built at Kings Island three years prior to construction. It is the centerpiece of the park, located in the International Street section of the park, just beyond the fountains at the main entrance. It is currently the tallest attraction at Kings Dominion if measured by the top of the structure. It is the 4th tallest if measured by the observation platform with Drop Tower, Intimidator 305 and WindSeeker being taller. It is constructed of 450 tons of steel. Elevators in the replica were installed by Haushahn Elevator of Austria with subsequent modernizations and upgrades in recent years.

Kings Island[edit]

The Eiffel Tower at Kings Island was built by Southern Ohio Fabricators, and designed by Intamin Inc.[2] It is the centerpiece of the park, located in the International Street section of the park, just beyond the fountains at the main entrance. It is currently the largest attraction at Kings Island if measured by the top of the structure. If measured by the observation platform, it is one foot shy of Drop Tower for being the tallest. 15,000 bolts hold together the structure with 410 steps leading to the top. Unlike Kings Dominion, Kings Island features Fast Lane which enables visitors to get to the front of the line without waiting.

Gallery[edit]

View from the top at Kings Dominion 
View from the top at Kings Island 
Eiffel Tower at night at Kings Island 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eiffel Tower replica at Kings Dominion". Virtual Globetrotting. 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ Helbig, Don (2009-02-27). "Kings Island Insider: Kings Island's Eiffel Tower a regal landmark". Kingsislandinsider.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 

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