Kings Island to unveil new attraction

Warren County amusement park Kings Island plans to make a “major announcement” on Aug. 8 for a new attraction.

In a press advisory, park operators said plans are to unveil a new world record-breaking attraction at the 364-acre amusement park and waterpark in Mason.

The only clue sent in the mail to local press was a broken comb strewn with fake hair.

The “most anticipated new attraction announcement in Kings Island’s history” will be unveiled at the park at 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Kings Island is operated by Sandusky, Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., which also owns the amusement park Cedar Point. Kings Island near Cincinnati had about 3.2 million visitors in 2012, according to Themed Entertainment Association.

Cedar Point opened in 2013 the new roller coaster GateKeeper.

In 2012, Kings Island opened a $10 million expansion of its waterpark Soak City. The most recent roller coaster to open at Kings Island was Diamondback in 2009 for $22 million, the park’s biggest single investment to date.