Workers Add Finishing Touches On New Rides At Kings Island
Kings Island will be kicking off their 2015 opening day on Saturday, April 18th. Just one season after adding Banshee (one of the best roller coasters in the world) the Mason Ohio park is adding two new family rides, the largest Starbucks store in the Tri-State, interactive maps, and many other improvements.
The first of the new rides is Woodstock Gliders, a classic flying scooters ride from Larson International. The ride features eight two-person planes that glide 28 feet above the ground. As the planes begin to rotate, they will 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.
The second new ride is Snoopy’s Space Buggies from Zamperla, an attraction designed for children of all ages to enjoy with their parents or grandparents. Six four-seat vehicles will bounce up and down while rotating in a circle. The new rides are located next to each other in the 14-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area of the park.
Construction crews have been working vigorously to have everything ready for opening day. Today construction workers and painters applied the finishing touches on the two new family rides.
Aside from the new rides, Starbucks will be relocated from its 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.
Other additions include Snoopy’s Barnyard Friends petting farm, Yogurt Plus, Sweet Spot candy fudge shop, refurbished Funnel Cake Stand, updates to Shake Rattle and Roll such as new paint and LED lighting, updated dining plans, and so much more!
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!
We can’t wait to get back to Kings Island in 2015! Not only to check out all the new shops and changes, but to hear and feel the roar of BANSHEE; one of the most amazing coasters on the planet!
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