Kings Island opens for the parks 44th season this Saturday!
Kings Island opens for it’s 44th season this Saturday, April 18 2015. This season, Kings Island will debut two new family rides in the 14-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area; Woodstock Gliders, Snoopy’s Space Buggies, and a handful of additions and upgrades to International Street, including the largest Starbucks in the Tri-State at 3,650 square feet.
Check out the new rides in action!
Woodstock Gliders, a classic flying scooters ride from Larson International, features eight two-person planes that glide 28 feet above the ground. As the planes begin to rotate, they fan out over a large area. Each plane has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing which allows the guest to control the flight and alter their ride experience from mild to wild.
Snoopy’s Space Buggies manufactured by Zamperla, is an attraction designed for children of all ages to enjoy with their parents or grandparents. Six four-seat vehicles bounce up and down while rotating in a circle.
Aside from the new rides, Starbucks will be relocated from it’s current location at the end of International Street to the opposite side near the front gate and expanded to 3,650 square feet, making it one of the largest Starbucks stores in the Midwest. The seating capacity of 219 will include a spacious outdoor patio that offers a great view of the 600,000-gallon Royal Fountain and Eiffel Tower.
A new Coca-Cola Marketplace is also underway near the entrance to Coney Mall. Coca-Cola Freestyle, fresh coffee and a variety of healthy snack options including fresh salads and fruits will be offered at this location.
Check out these new user friendly park maps for 2015!
Guests can also use the awesome interactive maps installed around the park. You can find food, rides, restrooms, ride wait times, ride facts, and more. Check out the demo video below!
The additions come a year after the park debuted its record-breaking Banshee roller coaster, which gave more than 2 million rides its first year.
Take a front seat ride on Banshee!
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