Kings Island

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  • Dave C.
    "Diamondback is definitely the best roller coaster I've been on."(22 Tips)
    Alyssa F.
    "Go on the Banshee!!! Best roller coaster ride of my life!!"(17 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "Firehawk is the best!!!"(9 Tips)
    Coaster Addict
    "Be sure to check out Banshee and The Beast at night!"(6 Tips)
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  • Gary N.
    Gary NottinghamJune 16, 2013
    Spent the evening there with my wife. The real beauty of the season pass is that you can go several times during the season and not have to feel like cramming a years worth of fun into a long day.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonApril 17, 2012
    If the kids are bugging you for the blue ice cream, promise them you'll take them to Whipty-Do! afterwards. Exactly the same stuff, but you can feed the entire family for the price of one in the park.
  • Heather
    HeatherAugust 6, 2015
    Nothing is more satisfying than the Blueberry ice cream with sprinkles in a fresh waffle cone on a hot summer day!... Mmm Mmm yummy!! 🍦🍦🍦
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 4, 2011
    Did you know? Kings Island was built as a replacement for Coney Island, an amusement park that was located on the Ohio River and traced its roots to the 1870s, when it was a popular picnic spot. Read more
    Upvoted Jul 18
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SaturdaySeptember 23, 2014
    So much fun here! Went on a Sunday and there weren't too many people and lines were manageable. Be sure to ride Flight of Fear, and if you wear glasses, bring a case for them!
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GrebnerJune 26, 2014
    The new Banshee roller coaster is great. But, they do not allow you to carry on any bags or loose items. They force you to buy a locker. Which, I think is very unfriendly to guests to the park.
  • Mike A.
    Mike Andrews2 weeks ago
    Such a clean park! Amazing rides as well... Make sure to hit Diamondback, Banshee and once the sun goes down, take a ride on The Beast at night.
  • Jamison S.
    Jamison ShinkleJune 14, 2012
    Make sure you get the fast lane pass at least once you won't regret it. I rode every ride I wanted to at least four times and the people in the line had a hour to two hour wait.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PiotterSeptember 3, 2014
    Absolutely amazing! The roller coasters are the best! Lines can run long. If you're rich buy the Fast Pass if not wait with the rest of us.
  • Coaster Addict
    Coaster AddictApril 21, 2014
    With 15 roller coasters to experience, this place offers a great bang for your buck! Be sure to check out Banshee and The Beast at night!
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioApril 17, 2012
    The new Soak City Waterpark features a 39,000-square-foot Wave Pool & Action River, secluded shade-covered areas & cabanas that feature televisions & fans, a pro quality sand volleyball court & more
  • Kristy B.
    Kristy BrownAugust 6, 2013
    It's fun to go for a few hours at night when you get off work. Cooler weather and smaller crowds. Be sure. To ride the beast at night after dark!
  • Matthew S.
    If you go during the early week (Tuesday, Wednesday), the park is a lot less busy. We went Tuesday and had no wait on 90% of the rides.
  • Syd F.
    Syd ForresterJuly 15, 2013
    It's a great combo amusement park if you live within 3 hours drive of the park. Unlimited refills on souvenir cups day of is a great deal.
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HammettJune 26, 2015
    The Beast is my all time favorite wooden coaster and Diamondback pretty good as well. Try riding the beast after dark for extra fun.
  • Jody M.
    Jody MayerJuly 22, 2013
    Figured a Sunday in July would be busy, but at 5 after seeing a Reds game, perfect for us. Got to do all the big rides, longest wait was 45 mins for Firehawk. Vortex 20 and Diamondback 30.
  • Jeramiah K.
    Jeramiah KrivakApril 22, 2013
    This place is an amazing place to spend with your family or friends.. Thrillers, adrenaline junkies, the food tasters come join the fun.
  • Ramon A.
    Ramon AnnatiJune 23, 2015
    Eh...My very first roller coaster ride was the banshee....kept holding for dear life but all in all was really fun and can't wait to go back with my moonpie :P
  • Alex S.
    Alex SchrankApril 15, 2010
    Don't be discouraged by a long line at the diamondback, because of the ride's capacity, the line moves extremely fast, and it's well worth it.
  • Andy G.
    Andy GuinigundoSeptember 17, 2014
    Lots of coaster. Diamondback, Banshee, Beast, Racer are the best. Top kids area.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PettigrewMay 30, 2012
    The nice thing about a season pass is that you can visit over lunch if you're in the area...especially nice if your family is there!
  • Cincinnati History Photos
    The Eiffel Tower under construction in May of 1971. At 331 feet 6 inches tall, the tower is a 1/3 scale replica of the real Eiffel Tower in Paris. Read more
    Upvoted Jun 17
  • Glen G.
    Glen GreenAugust 16, 2011
    Go at night for the Starlight fees at $22 from 5pm-10pm. I was lucky enough to have a full moon view while riding the Beast
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BottsDecember 10, 2011
    Kings Island has a wonderful selection of flat rides. If you're looking for a fast line, hit up Delirium! That thing eats lines for breakfast!
  • Victoria A.
    Victoria AlexisJune 9, 2015
    Nice size amusement and water park, fun family day. At night the fireworks were nice.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonAugust 1, 2011
    Plan your front-seat night ride on The Beast: add 20 mins to posted wait; get in line so you'll be on ride 1 hour after official sunset but before 9:45 fireworks shutdown.
    Upvoted Jun 12
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonJune 9, 2011
    Like any other amusement park, the food is overpriced. Pack lunch in a cooler and leave it in your car. At lunch time, get your hand stamped and eat in the parking lot to save a few bucks.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GibsonApril 20, 2015
    Line strategy: if you go in the morning, head straight for the back of the park and work your way forward.
  • Rain B.
    Rain BlankenFebruary 10, 2014
    Pack a cooler and have a picnic in the parking lot. It's a great way to save money on lunch in the park. This has become a tradition for lots of families that visit Kings Island!
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BucherMay 6, 2012
    Make sure to stop by Rivertown Snake Pit, right next to the Diamondback entrance, and enjoy one of our delicious Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches!
  • Rachael S.
    Rachael SommerMay 10, 2014
    The Banshee at night is awesome! The Diamondback and the Beast are must rides as well.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron TaylorAugust 8, 2014
    Banshee, Diamondback, Firehawk, and blueberry ice cream are the best.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Courtney H.
    Great for families!!! Everything is sooo fun!! Make sure to get dining with your gold passes!! Saves a ton of money on food! (:
  • Amy S.
    Amy ShropshireAugust 8, 2013
    Get the Fastpass but don't bother with Fastpass Plus. Then just do Firehawk and the Beast first.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RobinsonMay 11, 2014
    KI now has a season pass meal plan. Two meals per visit, unlimited visits, $72. Hot damn.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AmenduhApril 11, 2011
    Ride White Water Canyon when it's hot out! Worth the wait. SHOES ARE REQUIRED and like all rides they take height requirements seriously, its 46".
  • Pete G.
    Pete GarinAugust 30, 2010
    Spend the extra $10 and ride the Sky Coaster. Big kid swing for big kids. It is a very nice rush!!
  • Teea C.
    Teea CookMay 16, 2012
    The sky flyer is amazing! The ride up is scary but once you pull the cord it's total fun from there!!!
  • Allison P.
    Allison PerkinsonJune 20, 2012
    If you don't want to pay $12 for a locker and don't mind carrying around a key, there are lockers by Coney Mall for $2.
  • Ashley H.
    The park is good for families and you get the water park ticket with the general admission. I felt it was an okay park but there selection for food is not great and really over priced.
  • Cincinnati History Photos
    On April 24, 1977, 27 riders became stuck in the Skyride gondolas on a windy day. Firefighters reached some in an aerial truck with a 24' ladder atop the bucket. Others waited 8 hours for a crane. Read more
  • liz M.
    liz MoodyJuly 4, 2013
    This place is well worth the trip! So many coasters and the lines moved very fast.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonJuly 4, 2011
    There are 438 varieties of frozen lemonade in the park. The only one worth buying is in the candy store across from Graeter's on International Street.
  • Tommy N Lisa B.
    Rode the Banshee first at the suggestion of my high school friend, Stacey Moore Sanning! It was great!
  • cw.
    cw.March 3, 2011
    When riding Drop Tower, lean a tad forward when they check your restraints.. then lean back on the ride up- FREEFALL!
  • Duane L.
    Duane LesterJuly 30, 2014
    Get there early to have shorter lines and during a weekday for less local season passholders
  • Thomas C.
    Everything! The weather was perfect and the lines weren't bad at all.
  • SNOOPY
    SNOOPYOctober 5, 2011
    Take a photo with any of the PEANUTS gang inside Planet Snoopy and share it @Snoopy on Twitter or facebook.com/snoopy!
  • Vince L.
    Vince LeeMay 3, 2011
    kings island is my temp place of residence. always have pizza roll w/ ranch and is the best ride in town ;-)
  • Kristie L.
    Kristie LeVangieAugust 20, 2013
    The fact that people are assholes is never more apparent than at theme parks. Bring tons of money. They get you at every turn.
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