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The Best Rides at Kings Island 

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Updated June 8, 2017 5k votes 1k voters 21.6k views 23 items

List of the best rides at Kings Island, including photos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Kings Island attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Kings Island tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Kings Island enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Kings Island to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Kings Island. Are you one of those people that doesn't like Son of Beast or Vortex? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard.

List rides include Beast, The Racer and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Kings Island?"
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Diamondback is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Kings Island

Opened In: 2009-04-18

Height (m): 70.104

Max Speed (km/h): 128.74752

G Force: 2.0

Drop (m): 65.532

Diamondback is a steel roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, United States. The ride is located in Rivertown just behind International Street and ...more
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Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Kings Island

Opened In: 1979-04-13

Height (m): 34.0

Max Speed (km/h): 104.23721088

G Force: 3.1

Drop (m): 43.0

The Beast is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. When it opened in the spring of 1979 in the Rivertown section of the park, it was the longest, tallest, and fastest ...more
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Flight of Fear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Flight of Fear Kings Island

Opened In: 1996

Height (m): 22.5552

Max Speed (km/h): 96.56064

G Force: 4.5

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The Racer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
The Racer Kings Island

Opened In: 1972-04-29

Height (m): 26.8224

Max Speed (km/h): 98.169984

G Force: 5.5

Drop (m): 25.2984

The Racer is a racing roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Designed by the legendary John C. Allen, The Racer is often recognized with being a vital part of the roller coaster ...more
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Vortex is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Vortex Kings Island

Opened In: 1987-04-11

Height (m): 45.1104

Max Speed (km/h): 88.51392

G Force: 3.9

Drop (m): 42.0

Vortex is a steel roller coaster at Kings Island located in Mason, Ohio. Designed and built by Arrow Dynamics at a cost of $4 million, the ride officially opened to the public on April 11, 1987. ...more
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Firehawk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Firehawk Kings Island

Opened In: 2007-05-26

Height (m): 35.052

Max Speed (km/h): 88.51392

G Force: 4.3

Drop (m): 24.384

Firehawk is a steel flying roller coaster built by Vekoma at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. It originally opened as X-Flight at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure on May 26, 2001. Cedar Fair purchased ...more
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Bat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Bat Kings Island

Opened In: 1981-04-21

Height (m): 31.0896

Max Speed (km/h): 54.717696

G Force: 3.1

Drop (m): 22.2504

The Bat was a steel, suspended roller coaster located at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. Designed by Arrow Development, the ride was billed as the first and only suspended roller ...more
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The Italian Job: Turbo C... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
The Italian Job: Turbo Coaster Kings Dominion

Opened In: 2005-05-01

Height (m): 16.1544

Max Speed (km/h): 64.37376

Drop (m): 9.4488

The Backlot Stunt Coaster is a steel launched roller coaster built by Premier Rides at Canada's Wonderland, Kings Dominion and Kings Island. All three had similar themes revolving around the ...more
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Invertigo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Kings Island

Opened In: 1999-04-17

Ride Type: Roller coaster

Height (m): 48.768

Max Speed (km/h): 80.0

G Force: 5.0

Drop (m): 42.0624

Invertigo is a type of shuttle roller coaster manufactured by Dutch company, Vekoma. It is a variation on their traditional Boomerang design.
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Adventure Express is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Adventure Express Kings Island

Opened In: 1991-04-13

Height (m): 19.2024

Max Speed (km/h): 56.32704

G Force: 3.8

Adventure Express is a Mine Train roller coaster located at Kings Island amusement park that opened in 1991. The ride is located in the Oktoberfest section of Kings Island near Outer Hank's and ...more
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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Top Gun Kings Island

Opened In: 1993-04-09

Height (m): 23.7744

Max Speed (km/h): 82.076544

G Force: 2.9

Drop (m): 13.1064

The Bat, formerly called Flight Deck and Top Gun, is a suspended roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Built by Arrow Dynamics, the ride was known as Top Gun when it opened in 1993. It ...more
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Son of Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Son of Beast Kings Island

Opened In: 2000-05-26

Ride Type: Roller coaster

Height (m): 66.4464

Max Speed (km/h): 125.528832

G Force: 4.5

Drop (m): 65.0

Son of Beast was a record-breaking, wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Built and designed by the now defunct Roller Coaster Corporation of America, it opened to the ...more
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Flying Ace Aerial Chase ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Flying Ace Aerial Chase Kings Island

Opened In: 2001

Max Speed (km/h): 41.842944

G Force: 2.2

Flying Ace Aerial Chase is a steel roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio and Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ride is a Suspended Family Coaster built by Vekoma designed ...more
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King Cobra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
King Cobra Kings Island

Opened In: 1984

Height (m): 28.956

Max Speed (km/h): 80.4672

G Force: 6.7

Drop (m): 27.432

King Cobra was a TOGO Stand-up roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. It was the first in the world to be designed from the ground up as a stand-up roller coaster. Other stand-up ...more
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Scooby's Ghoster Coaster... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Scooby's Ghoster Coaster Kings Island

Opened In: 1998

Max Speed (km/h): 12.874752

G Force: 1.0

Scooby's Ghoster Coaster was a suspended roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Opened in 1998, it was billed as the first suspended roller coaster in the United States designed for ...more
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WindSeeker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
WindSeeker Kings Island

Opened In: 2011-06-21

Height (m): 92.0

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Fairly Odd Coaster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Fairly Odd Coaster Kings Island

Opened In: 1972

Height (m): 11.76528

Max Speed (km/h): 56.32704

Drop (m): 9.144

Woodstock Express is a wooden roller coaster located at Kings Island designed by John C. Allen. It is located in the children's rides area of the park known as Planet Snoopy. The coaster has ...more
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Phantom Theater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Phantom Theater Kings Island

Opened In: 1992

Ride Type: Dark ride

Phantom Theater was an Omnimover dark ride located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Originally opened in 1972 as a dark boat ride called Enchanted Voyage, the ride was later converted to an ...more
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Demon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Demon Kings Island

Opened In: 1977

Height (m): 17.0688

Max Speed (km/h): 72.42048

G Force: 4.0

Drop (m): 14.3256

The Screamin' Demon was a shuttle loop roller coaster at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. Designed by Arrow Development, it opened in 1977 as one of the first looping roller coasters in the United ...more
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Xtreme Skyflyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Xtreme Skyflyer Paramount's Carowinds

Opened In: 1995

Height (m): 45.6

Drop (m): 45.6

Xtreme Skyflyer is a Skycoaster at several Cedar Fair parks. The Carowinds and Kings Island models opened in 1995, while the Canada's Wonderland and Kings Dominion models opened in 1996 followed ...more
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The Great Pumpkin Coaste... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
The Great Pumpkin Coaster Kings Island

Opened In: 1992

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Bavarian Beetle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Bavarian Beetle Kings Island

Opened In: 1972

Height (m): 10.668

Max Speed (km/h): 32.18688

G Force: 4.6

Drop (m): 6.096

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Little Bill's Giggle Coa... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rides at Kings Island
Little Bill's Giggle Coaster Kings Island

Opened In: 1992

Height (m): 2.4384

Max Speed (km/h): 12.874752

Drop (m): 1.524