Kings Island Opening Day is Upon Us, with New (Old) Rides, Local Beer and More

Antique autos, the Miami River Brewhouse and Festhaus glockenspiel are new — or back — this year

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Kings Mills Antique Autos - Photo: Provided by Kings Island
Photo: Provided by Kings Island
Kings Mills Antique Autos

Head to the largest amusement/waterpark in the Midwest to see what’s new.

The park opens for weekends starting Saturday, with full hours launching May 15.

Check out revamped rides, like the Kings Mills Antique Autos, where guests can “drive” a scaled Model T around a scenic track; or the freshly renovated International Street, with a renewed fountain, landscaping and more to harken back to the park’s opening in 1972. The famous glockenspiel has returned to the Festhaus and handmade characters emerge every 15 minutes to dance.

This year is also the 40th-anniversary of The Beast and will see the arrival of the Miami River Brewhouse, with local food and beer.

10 a.m.-10 pm. Saturday, April 20. $70 adults; $44 juniors and seniors. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, visitkingsisland.com

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