Friday, February 26, 2010

One year ago today ...

On February 26, 2009, the first test run on Diamondback took place.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Diamondback graces cover of Roller Coaster!

Diamondback graces the cover of the latest issue of Roller Coaster!, the official magazine of American Roller Coaster Enthusiasts. Inside this issue is a six-page feature on Diamondback written by Marlon Scott, an ACE member since 1980, which includes 18 terrific photos.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Record number of job seekers show up at Kings Island

The first day of a two-day job fair this weekend attracted 2,335 job seekers Saturday, the largest single-day turnout for a job fair in the park's 38-year history. Kings Island plans to hire more than 4,000 workers for the 2010 operating season, which begins April 17.

The job fair will be held again Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. Apply online in advance at, then come out to the job fair for an interview.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

World's most popular beagle arrives at Kings Island

The world's most popular beagle, Snoopy, arrived at his new home at Kings Island on Tuesday. New for 2010 is Planet Snoopy, as the park's nine-time, award-winning "Best Kids' Area in the World" receives a fresh new look with a timeless classic. The park opens in just 62 days on April 17. Buy tickets online now and save $15 off the gate price at

Former Kings Island rides associate covering Olympics for NBC

Lewis Johnson, a former rides supervisor on the Beast and Racer roller coasters at Kings Island (1981-83), is reporting from his sixth Olympic Games in Vancouver for NBC, working alongside Bob Papa covering the following three disciplines: Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More than 4,000 seasonal associates needed for 2010 operating season

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, fire and safety, 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 or

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kings Island to hold entertainer auditions for 2010 season February 20-21

Kings Island will hold entertainment auditions and interviews for the 2010 season February 20-21 in the Kings Island Theater. Auditions and interviews for singers, technicians, Peanuts characters and costume staff will be held from 10:00am - 1:00pm, and dancers beginning at 1:00pm each day.

We are currently casting singers for a Motown Revue, a TV Theme Song Revue, a Country Show and contemporary Pop shows. Those auditioning as a singer should prepare two songs of their choice. One up-tempo and one ballad. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the proper key. You may also sing with a pre-recorded CD provided the CD doesn’t include lead vocals. Singers should bring a one page resume and a head shot. Singers may be asked to stay for the dance audition.

Those interviewing for a Technical or Costume position should bring a resume. Those auditioning as a Peanut’s Character should be prepared for a small movement audition. Those auditioning as a Dancer should wear appropriate attire. You will be taught a dance combination.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One down, two to go

Ride merchanics have completed winter maintenance on one of the Diamondack trains, as cars for the 230-foot tall steel roller coaster were delivered back to the ride and hoisted up to the train storage area on Tuesday.