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Kings Island

This award-winning amusement and water park in Mason has more than 80 thrilling rides and attractions.

Kings Island is one of the most visited amusement parks in the Midwest. The eight entertainment areas include a 33-acre (13-hectare) water park called Soak City. Take your pick from 13 roller coasters and many more rides, which cater to all ages.

For some of the biggest thrills head to Rivertown with its Wild West theme. Board the park’s adrenalin-inducing roller coaster, Diamondback, reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour (almost 130 kilometers per hour). The Beast’s wooden track is one of the longest in the world with a 540-degree helix tunnel for a final plunge.

More thrills can be found in the aptly named Action Zone. The Delirium lifts you high into the air at fast speeds, as if you were sitting on a giant Frisbee. You’ll find a rotating 315-feet (96-meter) Drop Tower.

For kid-sized thrills, board the Railroad trip, ride dodgem cars or get a scare in Boo Blasters on Boo Hill. And there are many more adventure rides to keep you swinging, rolling, gliding and rattling all day.

Admire a gold-plated carousel dating back to 1926 in International Street. Enjoy views from the park’s replica Eiffel Tower that is one-third the size of the original in Paris. Keep young children entertained with the rides in Planet Snoopy.

Check out Soak City on a hot day. The water park has wave pools and several water slides to cool off in.

There are more than 35 food and drink outlets around the park. Indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet and blue ice cream.

Kings Island is in Mason, 24 miles (39 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati. Paid parking is available, or take a Metro bus from downtown Cincinnati. The park is open from late April until late October, with longer operational hours in summer. Opening days and hours vary throughout the year, so check times on the park’s website. You can also get a substantial discount by purchasing tickets online. Be aware that many attractions have a height requirement.


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Super 8 by Wyndham Mason $42
Super 8 by Wyndham Mason

Super 8 by Wyndham Mason

5589 Kings Mills Rd, Mason, OH
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Mason hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beach Waterpark and Lindner Family Tennis Center. Kings Island is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

    Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason $180
    Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason

    Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason

    2501 Great Wolf Dr, Mason, OH
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Mason resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kings Island and Beach Waterpark. Lindner Family Tennis Center and The Golf Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Comfort Suites Kings Island $67
      Comfort Suites Kings Island

      Comfort Suites Kings Island

      5457 Kings Center Dr, Mason, OH
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Mason, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beach Waterpark and Kings Island. Lindner Family Tennis Center and The Golf Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Baymont by Wyndham Mason $51
        Baymont by Wyndham Mason

        Baymont by Wyndham Mason

        2793 Water Park Dr, Mason, OH
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Mason, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Beach Waterpark and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kings Island. Lindner Family Tennis Center and The Golf Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island $51
          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island

          5324 Beach Blvd, Mason, OH
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Mason, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Beach Waterpark and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Kings Island. Lindner Family Tennis Center and The Golf Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island $85
            Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island

            Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island

            5323 Beach Blvd, Mason, OH
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Beach Waterpark, Lindner Family Tennis Center, and Kings Island. Area attractions also include The Golf Center and Glendower Historic Mansion.

              Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason $94
              Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason

              Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason

              2511 Kings Center Ct, Mason, OH
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Mason, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beach Waterpark and Kings Island. Lindner Family Tennis Center and The Golf Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Tru by Hilton Mason Kings Island $88
                Tru by Hilton Mason Kings Island

                Tru by Hilton Mason Kings Island

                2720 Waterpark Drive, Mason, OH
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Mason, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beach Waterpark and Lindner Family Tennis Center. Kings Island and EnterTrainment Junction are also within 9 mi (15 km).