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July 14, 2007
From journal King's Island, Royal Fun!
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
July 13, 2005
From journal Cincinnati, OH
by tina Haflett
October 4, 2004
At 3pm, three of the six Haunted Mazes open. The Curse of the Crypt is a maze through cobwebbed darkness. As you find your way through this maze, you'll dodge not only mummies, but vampires, werewolves, and other terrifying creatures. Part of the maze you have to crawl through and monster are under the floor. House of Darkness is a traditional gothic haunted house patterned after a Victorian manor. Through this maze, enter one terrifying room after another. Doors open and shut at random. Maze of Madness has Chain link and mirrors that make up this challenging, maze. Also at starting at 3pm is Dracula's Haunted Castle -- it is a motion simulator ride though Dracula's Castle.
At dark, the park has fog machines and monsters walking around. The other three haunted mazes open. Sleepy Hollow, sneak your way through the farmhouse, where the Headless Horseman has slipped into. Watch your head in this haunted maze. Psycho Path a dark path overgrown with weeds and trees. Watch out for hideous creatures. Loud, frantic screams fill the air in this maze. Circus Horror 3-D a one-of-a-kind 3-D nightmare. Not your run-of-the-mill Big Top. It has a house of mirrors and 3-D images and 3-D paint on the clowns. Also staring at 8pm is Friday the 13th. In Paramount's Action Theater, see extreme cuts from each of the Friday the 13th movies, and watch out Jason could sneak up behind you.
From journal Halloween at Kings Island
August 26, 2003
There’s plenty for the kids to do as well. Tomb Raider, Face Off, Flight of Fear and Delirium are so wild that all riders must be over 54 inches. But anyone over 48 inches can go on all the other rides in the park – if they dare. Hanna-Barbera Land and Nickelodeon Central are two sections of the park designed especially for the kids. Rugrats Runaway Reptar is one of the only children’s roller coasters where the rider’s feet are dangling. In Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle, riders sit in their own mini-mystery machine and shoot ghosts as you travel through a haunted castle. One of the must unique attractions for kids is the Green Slime Zone. This is a type of water maze where kids run through waterfalls and spraying water. In this section of the park, kids can meet and get their picture taken with their favorite Nickelodeon characters such as Sponge Bob, Eliza from the Wild Thornberry’s, several Rugrats and more.
While water rides are usually some of the most popular rides at amusement parks during a hot summer day, Kings Island has its very own water park which is included in the price of admission. The WaterWorks section of the park offers a 600,000 gallon wave-pool which fills up quickly. A lazy river, inner tube slide, body slide, family raft adventure slide, and some seriously wild enclosed slides are also available. Fastracks allows riders to choose from four speed slide, with various degrees of steepness. The highest slide is almost a vertical drop. Our 8 year old was brave enough for this one and she said she wasn’t even touching the slide on the way down. Boys should be warned, if they have any metal in their swim trunks including zippers or decorations, they will not be allowed down the slide.
If you need to leave the park to take a break or grab a meal, remember to get your hand stamped. You can use your parking receipt to park your car when you return so you do not have to pay again. Discount tickets are available online with rates are a few dollars cheaper than other discounts, including AAA.
From journal Cincinnati: A Summer Sojourn
May 5, 2003
From journal Kings Island
July 17, 2001
If you are willing to fork over an additional $20-30 (depending on the number of people) for pure adrenaline, try the Extreme Skyflier. You get hoisted almost 170 feet in the air and go diving towards the ground at 60 miles an hour, skimming a mere 6 feet from the ground. I've watched friends do this, but you couldn't pay me enough money to try this myself. No thanks! But it's fun to watch friends do it.
If you need a break, take a ride up the mini-Eiffel tower for a great view of the park. If it's hot, take a ride on the Whitewater Canyon or Congo Falls (or just go stand on the pedestrian bridge at the end of the Congo Falls ride - you'll get more drenched than the people on the ride!).
From journal Simply Cincy