Walt Disney World Resort is not the only major theme park holding a 50th-anniversary celebration recently.
Kings Island is celebrating the unofficial start of summer with a fantastic new fireworks spectacular that will include 200 drones, among other new additions.
The “Fun, Fireworks and Fifty” fireworks show celebrates the Park’s 50 years of fun, thrilling moments and memories with a longer than usual 14 minutes performance of impressive fireworks, fire bursts, laser projection, and the innovative addition of 200 synchronized drones lighting up the sky from International Street. The show also features an all-new song created especially for this celebration and a finale narrated by Barry Williams, best known for his role as Greg Brady in the 1970’s television series, The Brady Bunch.
The show will have performances at 10 pm every night through the summer, weather permitting. Guests can also enjoy a unique dining package that will allow them to sit back and relax in the International Restaurant while they enjoy an exclusive plated dessert created in celebration of Kings Island’s 50th anniversary, as well as the best views of the Park’s all-new Fun, Fireworks & Fifty – A Kings Island Nighttime Spectacular!
This package is only available on Saturdays, and packages are sold only per tables of four, five, or seven Guests, depending on the size of each Party. Guests can learn more about these packages by clicking here.
This new nighttime show premiered last Saturday, May 28th, as Memorial Weekend provided the perfect opportunity for the debut of the latest collaboration between Kings Island and Rozzi Fireworks, the pyrotechnics company that has been behind Kings Island’s nightly celebrations since the Park opened in April 1972.
Rozzi said it’s amazing to see how his family’s fireworks company and Kings Island have grown through the years, getting bigger and more exciting as each decade passes. Part of that process involves taking a chance with new technology to make their fireworks shows better.
“We wanted to add something different to it and we thought, ‘What about drones?’” Rozzi said. And though adding drones to the show was an expensive decision, both companies made it happen.
Rozzi said he couldn’t wait to debut the show to visitors. “The design elements that were incorporated into the show by the design team captures the essence of what this park has meant to generations of people who have come here and grew up here,” he said. “It’s fantastic.”
The official Kings Island website describes this new spectacular as follows:
Fun, Fireworks and Fifty
Kings Island’s brand-new nighttime finale, “Fun, Fireworks and Fifty – A Kings Island Nighttime Spectacular,” pays tribute to the park’s 50th anniversary season. The evening finale takes guests on a nostalgic journey through the amusement park’s first five decades of fun, thrilling moments and memories. The 14-minute show is four times longer than Kings Island’s traditional evening finale and takes place every night throughout the summer. The immersive experience features fireworks, 200 synchronized drones, fire bursts, laser projections on International Street and an all-new song created just for the celebration. Barry Williams, best known for his role as Greg Brady in the 1970’s television series, The Brady Bunch, narrates the finale.
More on Kings Island
Kings Island is home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions. The beloved theme park offers many thrilling rides, including Orion, Diamondback, Banshee, The Beast, Adventure Express, Delirium, Congo Falls, and many more. It’s also home to the Soak City Water Park.
The Mason, Ohio, theme park is affiliated with Kings Island Camp Cedar. The outdoor resort and campground is just a short drive from the theme park and draws many Guests who come to enjoy the theme park each year. It has both spaces for camping and cottages for families looking to stay near the theme park.
We have previously reported on rather unfortunate events happening at Kings Island and Kings Island Camp Cedar, including a series of accidental emergency calls and an intense brawl that left parties involved severely injured.
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