Kings Island – the Largest Amusement Park in the Midwest April 24, 2019 / Cincinnati / Leave a Comment Here at Wellington Place apartments in Mason OH, we know how to have a good time. With our resort-style swimming pool, state-of-the-art workout center, spacious back yards for the kids to play, and on-site bark park for the doggies, our residents here spend their days enjoying time spent with the family.And when families love to have fun, they’re always looking for new things to do and experience. The good news is that when you’re living at our luxury apartments in Cincinnati, you’re not far from some world-class amusements, including Kings Island – the largest amusement and waterpark in the entire Midwest. The best part is that it’s just down the road from our apartments in Mason, making it the perfect weekend destination!A Brief History of Kings IslandKings Island opened in Spring of 1972 after Coney Island, on the banks of the Ohio river, sustained significant damage from a major flood. The park was under 14 feet of water in 1964. The owners were forced to find a new location for the park, and decided that Mason was the perfect location – just high enough ground away from the Ohio River, but close to bustling Cincinnati.After two years of construction, the park opened, and the general public could enjoy their popular rides such as the Wild Mouse, the Scooby-Doo Roller Coaster, and the Kings Island & Miami Valley Rail Road. According to cpfansite.com, the park became so popular that even an episode of The Brady Bunch was filmed there!Ever since, the park has seen constant improvement and continuous love from Ohioans and the rest of the USA. In fact, Kings Island was the second-most visited seasonal amusement park in the United States in 2017, right behind another Ohio favorite, Cedar Point.Planet Snoopy: A Great Place for The Little Ones If you have tiny tots in tow, you can still have a great time at Kings Island. Planet Snoopy is the perfect place to bring young kids who aren’t tall enough to ride on the big-league roller coasters yet, but that doesn’t mean they won’t experience some thrills and fun of their own! Here at Planet Snoopy, there are plenty of rides and attractions for the kids to enjoy, such as the Character Carousel, the Peanuts Off-Road Rally, or the Joe Cool’s Dodgem School, where the kids can rev up their bumper car engines!For youngin’s that want to experience some roller coaster thrills, there’s the Flying Ace Aerial Chase, which is a thrilling suspended steel roller coaster that is “designed specifically for kids and their parents and grandparents to enjoy together in seats that are suspended below the coaster track”, according to the Kings Island Website.It’s good to know that your little ones won’t feel left out during their trip to Kings Island. Planet Snoopy will have them feeling included and exhilarated, and they’ll be begging to come back for more!Big Roller Coaster ThrillsKings Island boasts more than 9 miles of roller coaster track combined, which means that thrill seekers are in for a treat! According to their website, “Kings Island is home to some of the top-ranked roller coasters in annual industry and enthusiast polls, including Mystic Timbers, voted by Amusement Today as the “Best New Ride” in 2017. This fun and thrilling roller coaster takes riders on an adventure through 3,265 feet of track through wooded terrain and over water at speeds up to 53 mph.”Roller coaster junkies rejoice!That’s not even the best of it! Other rides include The Beast, which was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world! Other rides send guests on stomach-twisting turns, loops, and fast drops that are sure to have you screaming with your arms up in the air.Soak City: The Region’s Best Waterpark Is there anything more fun than hitting up a waterpark on a hot summer’s day? Kings Island has you covered with Soak City, where you can enjoy the free fall Tropical Plunge water slide or enjoy a day riding the waves at Tidal Wave Bay. Your entire family or group of friends can experience the ride of their lives on the Zoom Flume, where four people can speed down a giant water slide in a huge raft.If you’re more in the mood to grab some rays and relax, than you can make reservations for one of their VIP Cabanas, which can serve as both home base and as a great place to chill out, summer style.Great Wolf Lodge: The Perfect BasecampIf you’re looking for the resort experience of a lifetime, be sure to check out Great Wolf Lodge, which is just steps from Kings Island and is the premier resort of choice for park-goers. With its rustic-style rooms, incredible food and drinks, and super fun pool area that’s meant to look like a forest hideaway, your entire family is sure to have the time of their lives. Here, you can enjoy great food, themed rooms, and fun for the entire family while you rear up for another day at Kings Island!Great Wolf Lodge is also a great choice for out-of-town family and guests to stay. It’s not far at all from our apartments in Mason, and it’s sure to impress!A World of Fun at Our Mason, OH Apartments We bet you never thought living at our apartments in Mason OH would be so fun! Here, you’re just steps away from one of the finest amusement parks in the country. And there’s plenty of fun to have here at home as well! At our luxury apartments in Cincinnati, we have a resort-style swimming pool, state-of-the-art workout facilities, an on-site dog park, and spacious back yards where the whole family can run and play. You won’t find an apartment complex this accommodating to families anywhere.Schedule your free tour today to discover what life is like here at our luxury apartments in Mason OH – we can’t wait to show you around our spacious and sunny floor plans, introduce you to some friendly faces, and get you excited about all there is to do here near Cincinnati.