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Kings Island wins ‘Park of the Year’ for its 50th Anniversary Celebration

MASON — Kings Island won the “Park of the Year” award at the Golden Ticket, according to a press release from the park.

Amusement Today, the organizers of the Golden Ticket Awards” said that Kings Island received the ‘Park of the Year’ award “Because of (the park’s) important history and its perfect celebration of it.”

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The annual award event was held in San Antonio, Texas, over the weekend.

Kings Island also won awards in the following categories:

  • #2 – Best New Show – Fun, Fireworks, and Fifty Nighttime Spectacular
  • #2 – Best Kids Area in the World – Planet Snoopy provides families with top kids’ rides and attractions during their visit to Kings Island.
  • #4 – Best New Show – Phantom Theater Encore
  • #4 – Best Guest Experience (up from #5 last year)
  • #5 – Best Wooden Rollercoaster – The Beast (One of only two roller coasters that have been on every top 10 list Amusement Today has published)
  • #6 – Best Wooden Rollercoaster – Mystic Timbers (The coaster debuted at #11 in 2017)
  • #17 – Best Steel Coaster – Diamondback this year, Grace Timmons from Seymour, Indiana became Diamondback’s 20 millionth rider.
  • #20 – Best Steel Coaster – Orion USA TODAY’s Best New Amusement Park Attraction in 2020


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