Kings Island

The Kings Island Brady Bunch Relay

Growing up, one of my favorite shows to watch after school was The Brady Bunch. And one of the classic episodes that even you younger whippersnappers in the theme park would probably remember is The Cincinnati Kids (although I bet many fewer of you have seen or even heard of the classic gambling movie that name is…

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Kings Island Trip Report & Don Helbig Interview

RexandtheBeast Official Trip Report Tuesday, July 1 2014 Kings Island – Mason, OH _______________________ **Follow our daily insights on theme parks and Join The Journey! with us at Twitter – @rexandthebeast Unfortunately Rex was unable to make our most recent trip to Kings Island in Mason, OH, but a friend of RexandtheBeast.com was able to…

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Flight Deck Becomes The Bat…Good or Bad?

In the off season we learned that Flight Deck, the suspended coaster formally known as Top Gun, would be renamed to The Bat. First, a little history… In 1981, Arrow Development built a prototype roller coaster called The Bat which was promoted as the “first suspended roller coaster.” Whether or not that claim was true,…

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Diamondback – One of the Greatest?

Rex and I have recently returned from the grand opening of Dinosaurs Alive! at the King's Island park in Mason, OH.  During our coverage of their new addition, we were also able to ride some classic KI rides as well as some of their newer thrill rides.  The one I was obviously most excited to…

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Dinosaurs Alive! Trip Report

Rex and I were flying into Dayton, OH in what was perfect flying conditions:  tornados, hail, thunderstorms, and gale force winds.  Ok, maybe not perfect flying conditions, but thanks to the skilled flight crew of Frontier Airlines, we made it safe and sound.  From Dayton, we would be renting a car and making a simple…

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