The Eiffel Tower at Kings Island to Close Until 2022

The scale replica of the Parisian icon will be getting a little facelift before the amusement park's 50th anniversary season.

click to enlarge This 450-ton beauty is getting a makeover for Kings Island's 50th anniversary. - Photo: Provided by Kings Island
Photo: Provided by Kings Island
This 450-ton beauty is getting a makeover for Kings Island's 50th anniversary.

Kings Island's Eiffel Tower — a brightly colored and one-third scale replica of the Parisian original — is closing down after this weekend.

But not for good: the 450-ton beauty is getting a makeover.

"Over the next several months, the iconic tower will be repainted as the amusement park prepares for its 50th anniversary in 2022," says Chad Showalter, Kings Island director of communications.

That means you have only a couple more days to take that 30-second elevator ride to the top of the 314-foot-tall structure (or climb 410 steps).

Kings Island will end its daily operations on Aug. 15, but will remain open the weekends of Aug. 21-22, Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-6 before closing up for the summer season. 

Although official dates have not yet been announced, Kings Island's website confirms that the park's annual Halloween Haunt will return this fall, and WinterFest will return this November.

The park is celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary next year with "limited time events, enhanced food offerings and all-new live entertainment — each telling the stories of Kings Island’s first 50 years — sure to delight all ages and create lasting memories," says Showalter.

And if you want to learn all about the park's history before then, check out this CityBeat story. 

To snag a ticket before the summer season ends, go to visitkingsisland.com.  


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