Kings Island

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Kings Island

Super 8 by Wyndham Mason
Super 8 by Wyndham Mason
2 out of 5
5589 Kings Mills Rd, Mason, OH, 45040
The price is $46 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$46
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Mason. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.2/5 (1,017 reviews)
My Review 1
"Nice place to stay as a smoker. I like to smoke indoors in the winter. Water temperature was unreliable, scalding or freezing at strange intervals. Some of lights dudnt work, but the place was quiet and comfortable after a long trip."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2023

Super 8 by Wyndham Mason
Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason
Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason
3.5 out of 5
2501 Great Wolf Dr, Maineville, OH, 45040
The price is $200 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
$200
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Maineville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 indoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (899 reviews)
Booking of rooms!
"I paid for rooms ahead of time and they were on different floors. Just seems like they should have been."

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason
Baymont by Wyndham Mason
Baymont by Wyndham Mason
2.5 out of 5
2793 Water Park Dr, Mason, OH, 45040
The price is $51 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$51
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Mason. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.2/5 (1,020 reviews)
"Great deal."

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Baymont by Wyndham Mason
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Super 8 by Wyndham Mason
Super 8 by Wyndham Mason
2 out of 5
5589 Kings Mills Rd, Mason, OH, 45040
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Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason
Great Wolf Lodge Cincinnati/Mason
3.5 out of 5
2501 Great Wolf Dr, Maineville, OH, 45040
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Baymont by Wyndham Mason
Baymont by Wyndham Mason
2.5 out of 5
2793 Water Park Dr, Mason, OH, 45040
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Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason
Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason
3 out of 5
2511 Kings Center Ct, Mason, OH, 45040
Residence Inn by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason
Comfort Suites Mason near Kings Island
Comfort Suites Mason near Kings Island
2.5 out of 5
5457 Kings Center Dr, Mason, OH, 45040
Comfort Suites Mason near Kings Island
Tru by Hilton Mason Kings Island
Tru by Hilton Mason Kings Island
2.5 out of 5
2720 Waterpark Drive, Mason, OH, 45040
Tru by Hilton Mason Kings Island
Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island
Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island
2.5 out of 5
5323 Beach Blvd, Mason, OH, 45040
Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island
2 out of 5
5324 Beach Blvd, Mason, OH, 45040
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island
Candlewood Suites Cincinnati Northeast-Mason, an IHG Hotel
Candlewood Suites Cincinnati Northeast-Mason, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
5070 Natorp Blvd, Mason, OH, 45040
Candlewood Suites Cincinnati Northeast-Mason, an IHG Hotel
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