Kings Island

Amusement park in the United States

Kings Island
Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating
Opened April 29, 1972
Owner Cedar Fair
Area 775 acres (313.6 hectares)
The park's Eiffel Tower

Kings Island is a theme park located in Mason, Ohio, USA. The park is owned by Cedar Fair, and was operated by the Paramount Parks chain from mid-1992[1] to June 30, 2006[2] after it was acquired from the newly-formed CBS Corporation. Kings Island is one of two operational Cedar Fair parks in Ohio, with the other one being Cedar Point. Kings Island is the second most visited seasonal theme park in North America, behind Canada's Wonderland.


Kings Island opened on April 29, 1972. It was built as a replacement for Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

The park was renamed to Paramount's Kings Island in 1993. Following its sale to Cedar Fair in 2006, the name reverted back to Kings Island in 2007.

Roller coasters

Under construction

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Snoopy's Soap Box Racers Vekoma Shuttle 2024 Under construction


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Adventure Express Arrow Dynamics Hybrid April 13, 1991 Operating
Backlot Stunt Coaster Premier Rides Launched May 20, 2005 Operating
Banshee Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted April 18, 2014 Operating
Bat Arrow Dynamics Suspended
April 9, 1993 Operating
Beast Charlie Dinn Wooden
April 14, 1979 Operating
Diamondback Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper April 18, 2009 Operating
Flight of Fear Premier Rides Launched
June 18, 1996 Operating
Flying Ace Aerial Chase Vekoma Suspended April 7, 2001 Operating
Great Pumpkin Coaster E&F Miler Industries Kiddie 1992 Operating
Invertigo Vekoma Inverted
April 17, 1999 Operating
Mystic Timbers Great Coasters International Wooden April 15, 2017 Operating
Orion Bolliger & Mabillard Giga July 2, 2020 Operating
Racer John C. Allen Wooden
April 29, 1972 Operating
Woodstock Express John C. Allen Wooden April 29, 1972 Operating


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Bat Arrow Dynamics Suspended 1981 1983 Scrapped
Bavarian Beetle SDC Sit-Down 1972 1978 Scrapped
Demon Arrow Dynamics Launched
1977 1987 Relocated to Camden Park
Firehawk Vekoma Flying 2007 October 28, 2018 Scrapped
King Cobra Togo Stand-Up 1984 2001 Stored - scrapped
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster Caripro Suspended
Single rail
1998 2005 Stored - scrapped
Son of Beast Roller Coaster Corporation of America Wooden
2000 2009 Scrapped
Vortex Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down April 11, 1987 October 27, 2019 Scrapped


Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Morgan Tracked Dark Ride 1992
Cargo Loco Zamperla Teacups 2023
Character Carousel Chance Rides Carousel 1982
Charlie Brown's Wind Up Zamperla Junior Chair-O-Plane 1992
Congo Falls Intamin Shoot The Chute 1988
Delirium HUSS Frisbee 2003
Dodgem Barbieri Dodgems 1986
Drop Tower: Scream Zone Intamin Drop Tower 1999
Eiffel Tower Intamin Observation Tower 1972
Grand Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel 1972
Joe Cool's Dodgem School Jurgen Schmidt Junior Dodgems 1977
Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad Crown Metal Products Miniature Railway 1972
Kings Mills Antique Autos Gould Manufacturing Track Ride 2019
Kite Eating Tree Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2006
Linus' Beetle Bugs W.F. Mangels Junior Whip 1972
Linus' Launcher Zamperla Kite Flyer 2006
Monster Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1972
Peanuts 500 Venture Rides Track Ride 1979
Peanuts Off-Road Rally Hampton Rides Roundabout 1972
Race For Your Life Charlie Brown Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1972
Sally's Sea Plane Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 1998
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1972
Shake, Rattle & Roll HUSS Troika 1975
Snoopy vs Red Baron Zamperla Junior Jets 1992
Snoopy's Junction Mack Rides Track Ride 1982
Snoopy's Space Buggies Zamperla Jump Around 2015
Sol Spin Zamperla Enterprise 2023
Surf Dog Zamperla Disk'O 2006
Viking Fury Intamin Pirate Ship 1982
White Water Canyon Intamin River Rapids 1985
WindSeeker Mondial WindSeeker 2011
Woodstock Gliders Larson International Flying Scooters 2015
Woodstock Whirlybirds Caripro Monorail 1998
Xtreme Skyflyer Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1995
Zephyr Zierer Waveswinger 1986


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Bayern Kurve Schwarzkopf Bayern Kurve 1973 1982 Relocated to Australia's Wonderland
Boo Boo's Baggage Claim R.E. Chambers Junior Tumble Bug 1972 2005 Scrapped
Crypt HUSS Top Spin 2002 2011 Scrapped
Cuddle Up Philadelphia Toboggan Company Crazy Daisy 1972 1976 Scrapped
Der Spinnen Keggers Intamin Teacups 1972 1989 Scrapped
Ferris Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1978 1990 Relocated to Libertyland
Flight Commander Intamin Flight Trainer 1990 1995 Relocated to Flamingo Land
Flying Dutchman Intamin Flying Dutchman 1973 1990 Relocated to Kentucky Kingdom
Flying Eagles Bisch Rocco Flying Scooters 1972 2004 Relocated to Carowinds
Gulliver's Rub-A-Dub Arrow Dynamics Scenic Boat Ride 1972 1981 Scrapped
Halley's Comet Hrubetz Round-Up 1972 1979 Unknown
Jetson's Jet Orbiters Allan Herschell Company Junior Jets 1972 2005 Scrapped
Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1973 2000 Scrapped
Les Taxis Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1972 2004 Scrapped
Lion Country Safari Monorail Universal Mobility Monorail 1974 1993 Scrapped
Ohio Overland Auto Livery Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1972 1997 Relocated to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls
Rotor Chance Rides Rotor 1972 1982 Unknown
Scrappy's Slide Aero-Mar Plastics Giant Slide 1972 1995 Scrapped
Skylab HUSS Enterprise 1986 1997 Relocated to Parque Del Café
Skyride Von Roll Ropeway 1972 1979 Scrapped
SlingShot Funtime Slingshot 2002 2021 Scrapped
Smurf's Enchanted Voyage Arrow Dynamics Scenic Boat Ride 1972 1991 Scrapped
Sunshine Turnpike Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1972 1994 Scrapped
Thunder Alley J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1996 2012 Scrapped
Tumble Bug Traver Engineering Company Tumble Bug 1972 1985 Scrapped
Wheel of Fortune Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1972 1980s Relocated to Bland's Amusement Park
Winnie Witch's Cauldrons Unknown Teacups 1972 1991 Scrapped
Zodiac Waagner-Biro Double Wheel 1975 1986 Relocated to Australia's Wonderland


External links

Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair