Crypt (Kings Island)

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The Crypt
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 5, 2002 to October 30, 2011
Replaced Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal
Manufacturer HUSS
Product Giant Top Spin

The Crypt was an enclosed Top Spin built by German manufacturer HUSS located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA. It was formerly named Tomb Raider: The Ride.


On July 2, 2001, Kings Island announced Tomb Raider: The Ride.[1] It opened on April 5, 2002.

The ride featured a pre-show, monkey statues, a Brahma statue and triangle of light symbols. During the ride, passengers encountered a carved statue with lights, icicles on the ceiling and a lava pit behind the loading area with water pools and fountains.

In 2008, Tomb Raider: The Ride became The Crypt. This led to the removal of everything from the film. A gargoyle-like creature animatronic took the pre-show's former place. Techno music also replaced the Tomb Raider soundtrack. The music was later swapped to drums. The next year in 2010, it was changed to various songs from Midnight Syndicate. A year after that, the Crypt would receive new upgrades. This included new music from the Inception movie, the return of the lava pit lights and lights on the statue.

On January 20, 2012, Kings Island announced that The Crypt would never reopen.[2]



  1. "Tomb Raider: The Ride to Open at Paramount's Kings Island". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  2. "Confirmed: The Crypt to close permanently at Kings Island".

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