Day 15 – Thursday 14th August 2014 – King’s Island, Ohio


West Chester, Ohio Thursday 14th August 2014


King’s Island today – big funfair / amusement park with many roller coasters including The Beast, the longest, largest and oldest timber roller coaster in the US.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

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Some of the family know the place really well having grown up here in Ohio, so we were able to  get around the park really easily. Also, being mid-week, it wasn’t too busy so everyone went on loads of rides. To put it into perspective, Michael Ascolese (16), who came with us, has been to the park on many occasions and once, only managed to get on two rides, due to the long queues. Our family tally for the day was:

Nell – 20 rides

Rose – 19 rides

Steve – 17 rides

Michael – 16 rides

Chris – 5 rides

Shelly – 3 rides

Lesley – 1 ride

…although to be fair on Lesley, she had all the bags, mobiles, sunglasses, food & drink to look after ! 

'The Drop'
‘The Drop’

The rides we took were:

Drop Tower





The Windseeker

The Beast


BackLot Stunt Coaster

Eiffel Tower (more a lift than a ride !)

The Racer

Whitewater Canyon

The Bat

Dodgem Cars

'Banshee' & 'Delirium'.
‘Banshee’ & ‘Delirium’.

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I went on Diamondback & felt ill for an hour after !

'Windseeker' on the ground
‘Windseeker’ on the ground

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'The Racer' in the distance, an old fashioned timber coaster.
‘The Racer’ in the distance, an old fashioned timber coaster.

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T Rex !
T Rex !

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What a brilliant day all round !

We stopped at Bob Evans for dinner on the way home.

We obviously like it there…this must be the 4th or 5th time this trip ! 

On the drive back through the fields at dusk, Shelly saw a very large White Tailed StagI wish I had seen it !


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