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Park News - (2/2/16) Kings Island tweeted on Monday that they were building a new entrance for the park's White Water Canyon rapids ride this year, possibly close to the first drop of Diamondback. They are also building a new Funnel Cake shop in Rivertown next to the Antique Photo building, which appears to be in the same general area as where the new ride's entrance will go.
Since the old entrance and old Funnel Cake building are both in the same area, on the other side of the train depot from here, it would seem that the park may be coming up with some kind of future use for this site, and maybe even some of the wooded area behind here. Just something to keep your eyes on this season.
(12/9/15) Kings Island has posted a picture on Twitter showing off the construction progress on the park's new toll plaza entrance to the parking lot. Based on the look of the framework, it will likely end up looking very similar to the one added to Carowinds in late 2014.
2016 - Tropical Plunge - (8/20/15)
Kings Island has announced their expansion plans for 2016... a little something called Tropical Plunge that will add a new seven-story tall, six-slide attraction tower. This looks to be similar to what we've seen added to other Cedar Fair parks in the past couple of years, including Kings Dominion last year, and Carowinds is rumored to get the same in 2016 as well. Three of the slides will be new body-slides that will start off your ride inside a drop-pod, where you wait for a trap-door to open under your feet. The other three slides will be tube slides, including one that will feature several high-g spiraling drops. Kings Island will also open a new bigger parking lot entrance on the north side of the parking lot with 13 entrance lanes. This new entrance will replace the current North and South toll plazas.