Friday, July 31, 2009

Wallenda to walk on wire 262 feet in the air!

Would you walk on a wire about the diameter of a nickel, suspended 262 feet in the air, a distance of 801 feet with no safety net or harness? Acrobat Nik Wallenda will August 15 at Kings Island!

At 262 feet, the two-time Guinesss World record holder will be higher than the massive new Diamondback roller coaster! This will be the highest Wallenda has ever performed.

Wallenda's history-making walk will take place at 7:00pm and is included free with park admission or season pass.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reds Day at Kings Island

It’s Reds Day at Kings Island Monday, August 17, as park visitors will have an opportunity to see some of their favorite Cincinnati Reds’ stars, along with the Rally Pack, Mr. Redlegs and Gapper.

This special event continues to be a joint partnership between Kings Island and the Reds and includes Q&A shows in the International Showplace Theatre, prizes and much more!

The shows are included free with park admission, on a first-come, first-served basis. Second baseman Brandon Phillips, outfielder Jay Bruce, infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr., shortstop Paul Janish and pitchers Micah Owings, Nick Masset and Daniel Ray Herrera are among the players scheduled to appear.

Reds 2009 season ticket holders can buy discount tickets to Reds Day at Kings Island for just $28.99 – that’s $20.00 off the regular front gate admission price! Get your tickets today by calling (800) 288-0808 or online at www.visitkingsisland/redsday.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Nik Wallenda meets with media about August 15 walk

High-wire acrobat Nik Wallenda met with members of the media Friday at Kings Island. On August 15, Wallenda will push the limits of what his great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, started more than 100 years ago with a spectacular high-wire walk on a cable about the diameter of a nickel suspended 262 feet in the air from the park’s front gate to the Eiffel Tower – a distance of more than 800 feet – with no safety nets or harnesses.

The 30-year-old Sarasota, Florida native will become the third member of the Wallenda family to perform at Kings Island (family patriarch Karl Wallenda was the first 35 years ago in 1974 and Rick Wallenda last year). At 262 feet, his walk will be performed at a height that is three times higher than the previous Wallenda walks at Kings Island.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Survey says ...

Kings Island associate Tiffany Loveless conducts a guest survey in Rivertown. Many thanks to all of our guests who provide us with their feedback.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No ordinary walk in the park

Would you attempt to walk on a cable about the diameter of a nickel suspended 262 feet in the air from the front gate at Kings Island to the Eiffel Tower -- a distance of more than 800 feet -- with no safety nets or harnesses?

Nik Wallenda will attempt that tenuous walk at 7:oopm Saturday, August 15.

“This is going to be the highest walk I’ve ever done,” Wallenda said. “I’ll be taller than the new Diamondback roller coaster.”

Wallenda will be the third member of the Wallenda family to perform at Kings Island. Family patriarch Karl Wallenda was the first to perform there 35 years ago in 1974 and Rick Wallenda performed last year.

Next month’s walk will be performed at a height that is three times higher than the previous Wallenda walks at Kings Island and will be included free with park admission.

The walk at Kings Island is part of the Nik Wallenda Walk Across America Tour, taking place at Cedar Fair parks this summer.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Diamondback gives 1,000,000th ride!

Jim McDonel from Buffalo, NY on Monday became the 1,000,000th rider on the new Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Extreme Skyflyer a breathtaking thrill

People who secretly yearn to jump out of an airplane and plummet to earth but can't quite muster the courage to don a parachute and climb aboard a Cessena can experience the next best thing at Kings Island.

Thrill seekers, meet Xtreme Skyflyer.

Experience the breathtaking thrill of hang gliding and skydiving. You'll be hoisted 153 feet above ground before diving at speeds up to 60 miles per hour while free-falling 17 stories toward the earth, skimming just six feet above the ground.

An additional fee is required for this ride. Minimum height requirement 48 inches.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kings Island now hiring for 2009 Halloween Haunt Scream Team

Join the circus of sick and twisted monsters at Kings Island! Take part in the bloodcurdling horror, mind-bending terror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt, the most immersive horror experience in the Midwest.

The best positions for this year's Haunt are now open. Seal your fate by attending one of the following in-the-flesh interviews:

Saturdays: Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and September 5
Sundays: Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and September 6

Tell us why you should make the cut with this quick and painless INTEREST FORM! You will be contacted by one of our head hunters right away if we think you have the guts to be part of the 2009 Haunt Scream Team.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kings Island open until midnight this Saturday!

Diamondback. The Beast. Firehawk. Delirium. White Water Canyon. Drop Tower and Invertigo. The thrills never seem to end at Kings Island. And now you can enjoy these world-class thrills and more until MIDNIGHT this Saturday!

Pick up a flyer on your way into the park on Saturday and save big all day long with special coupon offers on games including Age & Weight, Peach Basket, Goblet, Ring Toss, Rope Ladder, Grand Prix or Turbo Blast. Save 75 percent off hundreds of items at Coney Confections and take advantage of a special sale on the porch of the DB Trading Post, where t-shirts are just $5.

Don’t miss our famous Rozzi’s fireworks show at 10:00pm. After you enjoy this colorful pageant in the sky, cap off a memorable day at the park with night rides on some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet!

Visit Kings Island for just $32.99 when you purchase your tickets online - that's a savings of $16 off the gate price! Or, visit the park after 5pm and pay only $24.99 with our popular Starlight admission ticket, available online or at the front gate!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Diamondback slithers past 900,000 rider mark

Kings Island's new Diamondback roller coaster surpassed the 900,000 mark in rides given for the season Tuesday afternoon. The $22 million steel coaster is expected to top the one million mark early next week.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Darlene Bell takes 500th ride on Diamondback

A jubilant Darlene Bell (front seat, left) takes her 500th ride on Kings Island's Diamondback roller coaster here, accompanied by a rides associate, Bryan Miller. The Dayton, Ohio native has visited Kings Island 28 times this season, averaging 18 rides per day on the park's new $22 million steel coaster.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Day two for Spirit Song at Kings Island

Hawk Nelson poses for a picture with a park guest following
his Spirit Song performance Friday at Kings Island.

Today's lineup for the second day fo the three-day Spirit Song Christian music festival at Kings Island includes Remedy Drive, Bluetree, Kutless, Newsboys and Third Day. Doors open at 3:30pm. Show begins at 4:30pm. Spirit Song tickets, which includes the more than 80 rides, shows and attractions Kings Island has to offer, can be purchased at the park.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Three-day Spirit Song concert series begins today

The three-day Spirit Song Christian music festival begins today at Kings Island. Acts slated to appear today include Sestor, KJ 52, Hawk Nelson, David Crowder, Skillet and Switchfoot.

Tickets for Spirit Song include admission to Kings Island, Boomerang Bay and the performances. All performances take place in the 10,000-seat Timberwolf Amphitheatre, which has threatre-style, outdoor seating. Seating is reserved.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kids ready for grand adventure at Kings Island

Tuesday is shaping up to be a typical day at Kings Island, filled with lots of happy children.

Park visitors might notice that some of the kids will be in wheelchairs. Some will be hooked up to oxygen, or connected to IVs. But they’ll be having fun and enjoying their day at Kings Island, just like everybody else because that day, they are just like everyone else.

A Kid Again, a non-profit group which is dedicated to providing fun-filled outings and ongoing support to children with life threatening illnesses and their families, will have its annual outing at Kings Island Tuesday. A Kid Again children and their family will enjoy park admission, a picnic, ice cream and the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with some of their favorite cartoon pals. They’ll cap off a memorable day at the park with a spectacular fireworks show over the Eiffel Tower at 10:00pm.

More than 3,600 A Kid Again children and family members from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton are expected to attend the outing, making it the organization’s largest event of the year.

Earlier this year, Kings Island raised more than $102,000 for A Kid Again through an auction to be among the first official riders on the park’s new Diamondback roller coaster. To date, the Diamondback auction is the largest single fundraiser in the organization’s Cincinnati Chapter’s 14-year history.

Kings Island hosts Spirit Song 2009 July 9-11

Kings Island will host Spirit Song 2009, July 9-11, which features the most popular contemporary Christian music, teaching seminars and all the world-class thrills the 364-acre amusement and waterpark has to offer! For more information call 800-288-0808 or log onto

Friday, July 3, 2009

This Date in Kings Island History

On July 4, 1976, Kings Island played host to the wedding of Paul Revere of the pop rock band Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Watch the ASA Action Sports World Tour event at Kings Island on VERSUS

The Action Sports World Tour event that took place May 23-24 at Kings Island will air tonight (July 1) on VERSUS at 5:00pm EST and tomorrow (July 2) at 4:00pm EST.