Kings Island is a 364-acre (147 ha) amusement park located 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. Owned and run by Cedar Fair, the park first opened in 1972 by the Taft Broadcasting Company. It was part of a bigger effort to move and broaden Coney Island, a popular resort destination along the banks of the Ohio River that was susceptible to regular flooding. West Chester Ohio Information.
One of the park’s most popular destinations, The Racer, is typically credited with reviving worldwide interest in roller rollercoasters throughout the 1970s. The park has actually also suffered through times of unfavorable promotion, particularly surrounding the early demise of roller rollercoasters The Bat and Son of Beast.
Kings Island is divided into several themed sections and runs seasonally from early spring through the fall, partly resuming for Winterfest throughout the holiday. In 2017, Kings Island was the second-most visited seasonal theme park in the United States behind Cedar Point, with an estimated 3.47 million visitors. It was 3rd total for seasonal attendance in North America, which was led by Canada’s Wonderland. In addition, Kings Island has actually won Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today for having the “Best Kids’ Area” on the planet for eighteen consecutive years (2001– 2018) along with “Best New Ride” in 2017 for Mystic Timbers.