Adventure Port, a new themed area featuring two new family rides, will open at Kings Island on Saturday.vThe area is located near the front of the park, between Action Zone and Coney Mall.
The park describes the new area’s theme this way: “Adventure Port is a hub for explorers searching for an ancient civilization’s forbidden temple and mysterious wonders.”
Kings Island describes the two new rides:
- Sol Spin: This recently discovered mechanism appears to be an immense sun disk created by an ancient civilization. Riders will board open-air, suspended passenger vehicles and experience the sensation of flying 60 feet through the air at 25 m.p.h
- Cargo Loco: Their methods might be a little dizzying, but the Arrow Cargo Company will get your goods from Point A to Point B …. eventually. Riders will board these shipping barrels where they will be able to manually control the speed of their spin with a wheel in the middle of the barrel.
“What I love about Adventure Port is that we’ve taken parts of the Adventure Express story and built upon it to create this new themed area,” said Mike Koontz, vice president and general manager of Kings Island. “When guests who have been coming to the park for years visit this area for the first time, the story will feel familiar, but it will be told in a whole new way.”
Also in the area: Enrique’s, formerly Hank’s Mexican Grill, with burrito bowls, tacos and salads; and the Mercado, formerly the Bier Garten, with food, shopping and a full-service bar.
The area will be open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday. Kings Island is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Information: visitkingsisland.com