The Life Of Kings Island

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Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement park located in Mason, Ohio. The park is currently owned by Cedar Fair, but was first opened in 1972 by Taft Broadcasting Company. King’s Island was opened in an effort to move and expand Coney Island. After 275 million in capital investments, Kings Island is home to eighty rides, shows, and attractions. Throughout its history, it has received national recognition for record breaking attraction and events.1 Kings Island is divided into several themed sections. The park is open early spring till labor day in September. It reopens for several weekends in September and October for Halloween themed events. In 2015, Kings Island was the second-most visited seasonal amusement park in the United States behind Cedar Point, with an estimated 3.34 million visitors.1 King’s Island is home to nine specialized areas of attraction, Action Zone, Coney Mall, International Street, Oktoberfest, Planet Snoopy, Rivertown, Soak City, Halloween Haunt, and the seasonal Winterfest. In 1999, part of a two year expansion plan Action Zone was born. It opened with two new attractions, Drop Zone and Face off.2 In 1986 Old Coney, was renamed into its present day name of Coney Mall. The area features game booths and arcade games that resemble an old time state fair.3 Just past the main entrance of the park lies International Street, that was originally designed by a Disney layout design artist in 1972.3 Oktoberfest opened with the park in 1972, to resemble German
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