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Park News - (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 - (4/1/15)
Kings Island has sent us a couple of new pictures of their staff putting the finishing touches on the park's two new rides: Snoopy's Space Buggies and Woodstock Gliders.
(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.
(8/11/14) Screamscape sources tell us Kings Island may be planning on adding a new Flying Scooters ride into the park for 2015. I have to wonder if this might be just one part of a multi-ride package, similar to the multi flat-ride additions we saw Cedar Fair add to both Cedar Point (Gemini Midway) and Valleyfair (Route 76) in 2014. The anchors for both of those previous additions were Zamperla Disk’O Coasters, but Kings Island already has one in the form of Surf Dog (formerly: Avatar). The question is, will it go into Camp Snoopy with Surf Dog, or will it go to the other side of the park along with the returning Shake, Rattle & Roll flat ride?