Welcome to the first entry of the Kings Island Insider, the official blog of Kings Island Amusement Park in Kings Island, Ohio. Be sure to subscribe to Kings Island Insider to get the latest news, notes and other fun facts that you can't get anywhere else!
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.
With more than 80 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers something for everyone in the entire family. New for 2009 is Diamondback -- the tallest, fastest and meanest roller coaster to ever strike Kings Island! The ride stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at a 74-degree angle. Riders will snake their way around 5,282 feet of track in excess of 80 miles per hour! The $22 million steel coaster opens April 18.