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This date in 1979: Testing of The Beast roller coaster began

On this day in 1979, the first test of The Beast roller coaster at Kings Island was beginning and the mission was to get the car to return.
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Make your own amusement park map

If you’ve suddenly found yourself at home and are looking for kids or family activities to do, you’re not alone. Kings Island’s here to help! 
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The aviation pioneer that invented Kings Island's Monster

If you’ve ever flown on Delta, American Airlines, Southwest or any commercial flight, you might owe your experience to early aviation pioneers like Lee Eyerly. It was his dream to make flights available for everyone, not just the upper class. And, it was that dream that would eventually inspire him to invent several iconic amusement park midway rides, including Kings Island’s very own Monster.
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Annual care keeps The Racer in peak operating condition

The annual care that goes into keeping The Racer in peak operating condition included the retracking of the turnaround on the south side (red trains) of the twin-track wooden roller coaster over the winter.
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Viking Fury gets new coat of paint

The Viking Fury, which has been at Kings Island since 1982, is getting a new coat of paint.
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The story behind Mystic Timbers

Mystic Timbers debuted at Kings Island as one of the most anticipated new rides for 2017, boasting impressive thrill stats and an intriguing mystery.
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At-home activities inspired by the PEANUTS Gang

The PEANUTS Gang have at-fun home for you and your family! Learn and play with PEANUTS activities for grades K-8 that explore STEM, language arts, social studies, math and more!
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5 ways to have some Kings Island fun at home

Looking for something do at home with the kids? Here’s a list of five ways to have some Kings Island fun from the comforts of home.
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The Voice: Kings Island live shows performer Michael Williams saved in battle on Team Nick

Eighteen year-old Michael Williams, who spent the past two years entertaining Kings Island guests as a performer in the park’s Country Flashback and WinterFest’s Holly Jolly Trolley shows, went head-to-head with Allegra Miles on NBC’s The Voice’s Battle Rounds on March 23.
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Beast cars to retain 40th anniversary color scheme

We have some exciting news for fans of The Beast roller coaster: The Beast cars will retain the throwback “flame-themed” color scheme this year that was brought back in 2019 as part of the legendary ride’s 40th anniversary season.
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