Jody Hetzel ’19
Over the years, Kings Island has been a great attraction for all people. It is filled with many roller coasters, water rides, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Many people travel to Mason just to ride the thrilling roller coasters! Every year, Kings Island fans get excited for opening day.
On April 16, 2016 Kings Island opened for the new season! Many people have been buying passes for the beginning season. Passes range from Season, Gold, and Platinum. The Season Pass includes unlimited park visits and unlimited soak city visits. The Gold Pass includes unlimited park and Soak City visits through halloween haunt, free parking, early ride times, early Soak City entry, food and merchandise discounts, and bring a friend discounts. The Platinum Pass has all the same features as the gold pass but includes entrance into all Cedar Fair Parks. Most people have the Gold Pass that Kings Island features because it gives you a good mix of a lot of features you can do with it but not as expensive as the Platinum.
For the new season, Kings Island has many things planned. They have a new ride in Soak City and are adding 13 entrance lanes to create a more open and welcoming atmosphere. The new Soak City ride is called Tropical Plunge and is a seven-story tall complex that features 6 different slide experiences.
Overall, Kings Island is a very fun amusement park that many people like to travel to and have a fun time! Whether it’s to ride a thrilling roller coaster or go on a wind seeking water slide you are bound to have fun! Don’t miss out and order your tickets for this season, who knows maybe I will see you there!