Kings Island first opened in 1972 by Taft Broadcasting Company, whose original intention was an extension of Coney Island. Kings Island is a 364 acre amusement park with a wide variety of roller coasters and water rides. The park receives more than 3 million visitors each year and has an astounding 14 roller coasters.
Kings Island was purchased in 2006 by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, who purchased this amusement park, along with other Paramount Parks for $1.24 billion.
This amusement park has been used in numerous sitcoms, movies, and other television shows, as well as music videos over the years. It is well known for hosting a Halloween themed event. Kings Island is the second most visited amusement park behind Cedar Point only by a few thousand visitors.
Kings Island keeps its corporate office in Mason, Ohio.