Friday, January 29, 2010

Kings Island to host Job Fairs February 20-21

A diverse range of job opportunities are available at Kings Island, as the park announced today plans to hire more than 4,000 seasonal associates for the 2010 operating season, which begins April 17. Kings Island will host job fairs Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the park (6300 Kings Island Drive).

Associates are needed in all areas of park operation, including admissions, call center, cash control, entertainment, food and beverage, games, guest services, lifeguards, merchandise, rides, security, sweeps and warehouse. Anyone 15 years of age or older who wants an exciting and rewarding place to work this summer can learn more about the different departments and opportunities at Apply online, and then come out to the job fair for an interview.

Kings Island is an Equal Opportunity employer. For more information or questions regarding employment, please call (513) 754-5748.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crypt ridership up in 2009

The adjustment to the Crypt ride program for the 2009 season accounted for an increase in ridership of 91,987 from the previous year. The ride also had 100 hours less downtown than the previous year.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ahh yes. I remember that day well

One year ago today (January 26, 2009), workmen finished installing track on the Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island. Track piece #129 was the final piece of track installed on the 5,282 foot-long $22 million steel coaster, being hoisted into place at 2:42pm. It took the Adena Corporation a total of 161 days to erect the ride after the first piece of track was installed in the splashdown area on August 18, 2008. Diamondback opened to rave reviews, giving more than 1.8 million thrilling rides in its debut season.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beast in rebuilding mode

Terry Jones, a ride mechanic at Kings Island, rebuilds the side of a Beast roller coaster car in the wood coaster maintenance shop on Thursday. The legendary Beast will be ready to thrill riders when Kings Island opens for the 2010 season April 17.

Monday, January 18, 2010

What's going on in there?

Hmmm ... I wonder what could be going on under the tarp of this ride located in the all-new Planet Snoopy area of Kings Island? There's a lot of noise coming out of there. Construction-type noise!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Season pass processing begins April 1

Attention 2010 Kings Island season passholders! The Season Pass Processing Center will be open during the following hours beginning April 1:

Monday through Friday: 4pm - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Opening Day is April 17. Click on the link below for the park's 2010 operating calendar.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Peanuts plush arrives at Kings Island

Sarah Gredig, area manager, merchandise at Kings Island, pulls a gigantic Snoopy plush stuffed animal out of a box in the park's warehouse on Friday. Hundreds of boxes of Peanuts-themed plush arrived this week as the park prepares for the debut of the all-new Planet Snoopy in April.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Weather today not fit for man nor Beast

The Beast has gone into hibernation for the winter.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Think warm thoughts!

Instead of shoveling snow this week, wouldn't you rather be doing this at Kings Island in Boomerang Bay?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Plan your 2010 visit to Kings Island

Start planning your 2010 visit to Kings Island. The park's operating calender for the 2010 season is available online at