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5 reasons to get a 2019 Gold Season Pass

We’re already thinking about 2019, and now is the best time to get a 2019 Gold Season Pass! Buying now means you have access to the lowest Gold Season Pass price of the year and exclusive benefits.
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Antique car ride returns to Kings Island in 2019

Fourteen years to the day of the Les Taxis antique car ride giving its last rides on August 16, 2004, Kings Island announced the return of the immensely popular family favorite on Thursday. The standing-room only crowd in the Festhaus cheered loudly when doors off to the side of the stage swung open and Kings Island’s vice president and general manager, Mike Koontz, rode out in a red replica antique car. 
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Sign up for the Gravity show Kings Island Blog Meet-Up

One of the most popular shows with our guests has been Gravity, a cirque-style show in the Kings Island Theater. This Saturday, August 18, the Kings Island Blog is offering fans of the show an opportunity for a backstage tour following the 1:30 p.m. show. Space for the Gravity Kings Island Blog Meet-Up is limited. Kings Island park admission (season pass or ticket) is required to participate in the Meet-Up.
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Something old will be new again in 2019

It's that time of year when amusement and theme parks across North America begin to unveil what the next year has in store for their guests. And Kings Island is no exception. At Kings Island, something old will be new again. Find out tomorrow, Thursday, August 16, what's returning to Kings Island in 2019. The announcement will be made in the Festhaus. All park guests are invited to attend.
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Daily operation ends August 19

Here's a sure sign the end of summer is just around the corner: Daily operation for the 2018 season at Kings Island ends this Sunday, August 19. After Sunday, Kings Island will be open for weekend operation August 24, 25, 26, 31 and September 1, 2, 3 to close out the summer season. After Labor Day, Kings Island will be closed to the public until September 21 when another season of Halloween Haunt begins. 
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Happy 50th birthday, Snoopy! Learn the history of our favorite beagle

Many of the PEANUTS characters came from people in creator Charles Schulz’s actual life, and Snoopy was one of his earliest creations. As a young boy, Schulz loved drawing and reading comic strips, and at 15 he drew a picture of his black-and-white dog Spike and sent it to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (the drawing below says “drawn by Sparky” because of Schulz’s nickname). The drawing appeared in their newspaper feature, and Spike later inspired Snoopy in Schulz’s PEANUTS comic strips.
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Sign up for the National Roller Coaster Day Kings Island Blog Meet-Up

August 16 is a big day in the amusement and theme park industry. It’s National Roller Coaster Day, which celebrates the king of the thrill rides. To celebrate, Kings Island is offering followers of the park’s blog a meet-up opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the Racer roller coaster. The Racer is credited for re-igniting the roller coaster building boom in the early 1970’s, thus beginning the second golden age of the roller coaster. 
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6 ways to enjoy one last summer getaway at Kings Island

It’s hard to believe it’s already August! The sun is setting sooner, football practices have begun and back-to-school lists are hanging on fridges. Wait! Don’t put on that sweater just yet! Your final summer getaway still awaits at Kings Island. Discover six ways to enjoy Kings Island before autumn begins.
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This Day in Kings Island History: The Partridge Family cast begins filming “I left my heart in Cincinnati” episode

A year before “The Brady Bunch”, another TV family visited Kings Island with “The Partridge Family” cast arriving at the park on August 7, 1972 to begin filming episode No. 66 of the popular prime-time ABC sitcom. Filming lasted a total of five days through August 11. While not as widely recognized as The Brady Bunch episode filmed a year later, The Partridge Family episode is the most significant visual record of Kings Island’s first season. It’s a must watch for all Kings Island fans.
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Two Weeks Notice: Gravity show ends summer run August 19

Time is running out to see Gravity, our cirque-style show in the Kings Island Theater. It closes two weeks from today on August 19. The show features an incredible showcase of strength, balance and athleticism.
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