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Kings Island

Amusement Park Info
Current Name: Kings Island
Previous Names: Paramount's Kings Island ( until 2006 )
Kings Island ( until 1992 )
Location: Kings Mill, Ohio, 45034, United States
Status: Operating since 1972
Links: Official Website
Nearest Parks:
(As the crow flies)
Krazy City - 12.96 miles
Stricker's Grove - 21.57 miles
Coney Island - 21.88 miles

Roller Coasters
Rating Votes
1. Diamondback 9.51 45
2. Beast 8.81 391
3. Firehawk 8.03 69
4. Flight of Fear 7.82 308
5. Racer 7.04 351
6. Invertigo 6.93 267
7. Vortex 6.91 343
8. Flight Deck 6.79 329
9. Backlot Stunt Coaster 6.71 121
10. Adventure Express 5.87 297
11. Fairly Odd Coaster 5.36 234
12. Rugrats Runaway Reptar 4.97 196
13. Little Bill's Giggle Coaster 3.27 93
1. Bat 6.22 36
2. King Cobra 6.06 179
3. Screamin' Demon 5.60 48
4. Scooby's Ghoster Coaster 4.45 123
5. Bavarian Beetle 4.31 16
Standing but not Operating
1. Son of Beast 7.41 328

Kings Island - Amusement Theme Park Info
Member Ratings
Park: 8.3/10 (310 votes)
Coasters: 6.9/10 (3372 votes)
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    Recent Park News
  • Son of Beast closed after a woman claims the ride caused her head injuries (25-Jun-2009)
  • Kings Island announces Diamondback for 2009 season (07-Aug-2008)
  • Son of Beast is back open at Kings Island. (11-Jul-2007)
  • Son of Beast to have loop removed (16-Dec-2006)
  • Son of Beast to require partial rebuilding before it can operate again (07-Aug-2006)
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    Members' Comments

    Topic: Kings Island
    scottmitchell 01-Aug-2002 15:55:59
    The worst part of this park was the parking, but amazingly my mother and I had no problem finding a spot. I was there on a sunday, Bring your friend day. It was about 95 deg. and the park was extremely busy. However I only waited in line for a very short time (comparativly speaking). I got in the park for twilight, so lots of people were leaving, but I still was able to ride 4 coasters in the short time I was there and would have gotten in a 5th, but it was broken down. Beast and Son of Beast are the best hands down. I waited for Racer the longest because they only had one train going on my side. And Top Gun was great, just a tad too short. Besides the coasters, the paths were discusting, especially in lines for rides. People would put all their trash in a can, once it started to overflow, bottles and wrappers were everywhere in that line. It was gross. But this park is still great because of its coasters. A+ on the coasters!

    CP4ever 15-Mar-2003 16:58:17
    Kings Island was amazing. I went in 2001 and rode Son of Beast for the first time. The loop was the best part of the ride. I like putting my hands up on the loop because it looks like you are going to fall out but you're really safe. My favorite coaster is the Beast. I went with my friend in 2002 and she was getting annoyed because I refused to get off the Beast. This park is one of my favorite places in Ohio and I wish I could go every day. Too bad it's 5 hours away.

    goldsun 05-Apr-2003 23:21:17
    Probly my favorite Paromount Pak. Needs a long invertited coaster, like Top gun in Carowinds or Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa. Face- Off and Runaway Reptar are not very long. If they had to get rid of a coaster,then get rid of Vortex, which hurts you head unless you over 70 inches. Beast is my favorite wooden coaster. And Son of beast is too ruff, but still fun.

    luzer4life420 25-Apr-2003 18:43:49
    All around fun park, kind of big and hot. Coasters are good, havent been there in 6 years but it was fun back then, The Beast is the most over rated coaster in the world.

    Xx2cansamxX 10-Jul-2003 03:32:26
    The beast isnt overrated. Its the best.
    -PKI Gold Pass Holder

    IndyJones 24-Aug-2003 18:52:40
    This being my home park I love it. Beast is definatly the best wooden ever and it is so good because of its length and speed. I also really like Son of Beast, though in the back, where I ride it, it is a little rough but it is still really fun. Top Gun is an awesome ride but would be better if it was longer. Racers are great too, with the backwards train being my favorite, you can get good air time on it. Flight of Fear is fun though the queue is long but air conditioned. The ride is great. Face/Off is fun but it's queue is to long for the ride to be worth it. Vortex is really cool. It's esspecially fun if you don't bang your head. The inversions are great and it has an awesome lay-out for a corkscrew coaster. I really like my homepark a lot. Though it's not my favorite park ever.

    PKI93 28-Mar-2007 02:02:32
    ive been going to this oark since before i can remember every year.i like it a lot but, i just am REALLY CRAVING A LITTLE MORE UNIQUENESS IN THEIR COASTERS they need a B&M; installation terribly. Im really looking forward to finding out whether the new seats on SOB are going to improve the ride experience

    again, this is a great park, i just think some more coasters with a larger variety of stlyle are in order

    mikehawk 28-Mar-2007 03:59:39
    the park is good, but i definitely think that they need to add a loop d loop on the fairly odd coaster. it is definitely my favorite, and i believe that it is much better than the beast, all though the beast is good

    mikehawk 28-Mar-2007 04:04:40
    little bill's giggle coaster is also kickass, although its scary as hell

    mikehawk 28-Mar-2007 04:04:57
    the park is good, but i definitely think that they need to add a loop d loop on the fairly odd coaster. it is definitely my favorite, and i believe that it is much better than the beast, all though the beast is good

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