Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kings Island's "Best Kids' Area in the World" to receive fresh new look with a timeless classic

The world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy, will have a new home at Kings Island, beginning with the 2010 season.

Planet Snoopy will be located in Kings Island’s “Best Kids’ Area in the World” section (Amusement Today Golden Ticket award 2001 through 2008) and will boast an elaborate collection of PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions for every age, including more kids’ roller coasters (four) than any other park in the world. Planet Snoopy will also feature a live stage show and daily meet and greet opportunities with the PEANUTS characters such as Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus.

Starring an unlikely round-headed hero and a unique cast of young characters wiser and wittier than their years, Charles Schulz’s PEANUTS is not just the best-known, most-loved comic strip ever created, but a true global phenomenon. The PEANUTS characters are featured in 2,200 newspapers, in classic television specials and on re-mastered DVD’s, on stage, in hundreds of books and across the Internet. They have inspired every kind of consumer product from t-shirts to toothbrushes.

“PEANUTS are an international icon,” Kings Island’s vice president and general manager Greg Scheid said. “Snoopy and his pals are instantly recognizable among children and adults alike. We look forward to the PEANUTS Gang becoming part of the world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment for our guests.”

Planet Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang will replace Nickelodeon Universe and Scooby-Doo.