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Park News - (8/7/15) Good news for Kings Island fans... the Drop Tower was reported as being back in action on Thursday. As for the problem... no one is 100% certain, but there have been some bad storms in the area before it closed down, so it may have been wind related.
(8/4/15) Anyone know what happened to the Drop Tower ride at Kings Island? A guest sent in a report on Monday with a picture showing off the lift cart still sitting at the top of the tower and said the staff had closed off the entire area around the tower as well so you couldn't get near it. Anyone know what was going on?
(6/23/15) Good news for Kings Island fans, as I’m told that The Monster has returned and is said to be running as good as new once again.
(5/23/15) While some guests have reported that the classic Monster flat ride at Kings Island has been taken apart, I'm told that Monster will return. I’m just not sure if it will return later this season, or if they have having it refurbished and it will come back next year, much like the Shake, Rattle and Roll.
2015 - Woodstock Gliders / Snoopy’s Space Buggies - (1/17/15) Kings Island has posted a picture to twitter showing off where the new Woodstock Gliders and Snoopy’s Space Buggies rides will go in Planet Snoopy. Click the link to see the picture.
(11/3/14) Kings Island has announced that the park will add two new rides for 2015, along with some other improvements. As previously rumored the park will add a new classic Larson Flying Scooters ride be to called Woodstock Gliders, bringing back the spirit of the park’s removed Flying Eagles ride. The second ride will be called Snoopy’s Space Buggies, a children’s spinning flat ride from Zamperla. Both will be added next to each other in the Planet Snoopy area of the park.
Elsewhere in the park, Starbucks will be relocated from it’s current location at the end of International Street to the opposite side near the front gate, in an expanded 3,650 square-foot location, making it one of the largest Starbucks stores in the Midwest. It will have seating capacity for 219, including an outdoor patio with a view of the Royal Fountain and Eiffel Tower. The International Street Fudge and Candy Shop will be renamed Sweet Spot and undergo an extensive redesign with new offerings. New in 2015 will be Yogurt Plus moving into the current Starbucks location with 18 flavors and a toppings bar.
2016 - Tropical Plunge - (8/20/15)
Kings Island has announced their expansion plans for 2016... a little something called Tropical Plunge that will add a new seven-story tall, six-slide attraction tower. This looks to be similar to what we've seen added to other Cedar Fair parks in the past couple of years, including Kings Dominion last year, and Carowinds is rumored to get the same in 2016 as well. Three of the slides will be new body-slides that will start off your ride inside a drop-pod, where you wait for a trap-door to open under your feet. The other three slides will be tube slides, including one that will feature several high-g spiraling drops. Kings Island will also open a new bigger parking lot entrance on the north side of the parking lot with 13 entrance lanes. This new entrance will replace the current North and South toll plazas.