Kings Island

6300 Kings Island Dr.
Mason, OH 45040- Map It
(513) 754-5700

AAA Editor Notes

Kings Island is at 6300 Kings Island Dr. This family entertainment park offers more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, including more than a dozen thrill rides. Banshee is the world's longest steel inverted coaster and features seven inversions and hits 68 mph. Diamondback is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the park. It reaches speeds of more than 80 mph and has 10 vertical drops; the first one is 215 feet. Other thrills are provided by The Beast, the world's longest wooden roller coaster; Firehawk, where riders lie facedown and travel at more than 50 mph through the air; the 26-story free-fall gyro ride Drop Tower; and the face-to-face inverted Invertigo. Boo Blasters on Boo Hill is an interactive dark ride experience. Planet Snoopy, a children's area, features 18 Peanuts-themed rides, shows and attractions. Step back in time at Dinosaurs Alive!, a 12.5-acre home to more than 65 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs. Soak City Waterpark, the park's 33-acre water playground, offers more than 50 water activities, with 30 waterslides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers, waterfalls and two wave pools. An array of live stage shows rounds out the fun. Time: Allow a full day. Food is available.
(includes Soak City Waterpark) $62 for 2-day ticket; $37 (ages 3-6, ages 62+ and children under 48 inches tall). Dinosaurs Alive! $5. Prices vary throughout the season; phone ahead to confirm. Parking: $15.
Hours: Park opens daily at 10 a.m., Memorial Day-late Aug.; Sat.-Sun. at 10, early Apr.-late May and late Aug.-Labor Day. Open select weekends after Labor Day, depending on private party schedule. Phone for Halloween Haunt hours. Closing times vary. Soak City Waterpark daily 11-8, late May-late Aug. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.