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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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Lodging Near Kings Island

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$49
Super 8 Mason

Super 8 Mason

5589 Kings Mills Rd, Mason
2.9
of 5, from 407 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

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

$47
Baymont Inn And Suites Mason

Baymont Inn And Suites Mason

2793 Water Park Dr, Mason
3.0
of 5, from 183 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

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

$71
Comfort Suites Kings Island

Comfort Suites Kings Island

5457 Kings Center Dr, Mason
4.3
of 5, from 177 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

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).

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

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mason/Kings Island

5324 Beach Blvd, Mason
3.2
of 5, from 173 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

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

$76
Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island

Hampton Inn Cincinnati/Kings Island

5323 Beach Blvd, Mason
4.1
of 5, from 61 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mason, this hotel is close to Beach Waterpark, Lindner Family Tennis Center, and Kings Island. Nearby attractions also include The Golf Center.

$79
Kirkwood Inn

Kirkwood Inn

4027 U.S. 42, Mason
4.6
of 5, from 29 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Mason, this romantic motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kings Island, Miami Valley Gaming, and Cincinnati Premium Outlets. La Comedia Dinner Theatre is 18 mi (29 km) away.

Quality Inn & Suites Mason

Quality Inn & Suites Mason

4110 State Road 42, Mason
3.3
of 5, from 50 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mason, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mason Sports Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Alverta Green Museum and Lindner Family Tennis Center. Beach Waterpark and The Golf Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$61
Best Western Mason Inn

Best Western Mason Inn

9665 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason
4.0
of 5, from 352 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Mason, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Deerfield Towne Center and Governor's Plaza. Arbor Square is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.