King's Island


   The first postcard is an early overhead view of the park. The second image is a 1972 layout of the park.

Kings Island overhead.jpg (859742 bytes)                                    KI-Map-1972.jpg (1514118 bytes)


   The first group of cards show the Eiffel Tower, Royal Fountain and Main Street. This is the area you see when you first enter the park thru the main gates. The great majority of these cards have scalloped edges which I have had to crop off for viewing purposes because they do not scan properly for use on a black background.

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5 Views of the Fountains


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KI-11.jpg (802859 bytes)        KI-n11.jpg (608418 bytes)        KI-10.jpg (921965 bytes)        Kings Island-Vert. nite.jpg (279079 bytes)        KI-Night View.jpg (238923 bytes)        KI Eiffel Tower-n7.jpg (927112 bytes)


KI Tower From Mall.jpg (496347 bytes)        Kings Island-Tower-12.jpg (225404 bytes)        KI-Swan Lake.jpg (306551 bytes)        KI-Fireworks.jpg (347089 bytes)        KI-BEV.jpg (372667 bytes)


KI-International St views.jpg (410865 bytes)    KI-7.jpg (944933 bytes)    KI International 10.jpg (386283 bytes)    KI-13.jpg (804020 bytes)    King's Island Entrance Nite.jpg (279898 bytes)


KI Eiffel at Dusk.jpg (202038 bytes)        KI-xmas.jpg (311880 bytes)        KI's Tower.jpg (325810 bytes)        KI-Winterfest.jpg (382919 bytes)        KI-Tower.jpg (290664 bytes)


KI-2.jpg (875397 bytes)          KI-n10.jpg (800386 bytes)        KI-12.jpg (945721 bytes)        KI International STreet 10.jpg (333001 bytes)


Kings Island-Fireworks.jpg (457062 bytes)        KI-exlg1.jpg (446035 bytes)        KI-exlg.jpg (417489 bytes)

Larger than normal cards

Kings Mill LG.jpg (444028 bytes)        KI-exlg2.jpg (462076 bytes)        KI Large.jpg (669074 bytes)


KI-Winterfest.jpg (852177 bytes)



The  Vortex

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                                               The Vortex                                   

   The Vortex was built in 1987 and had 2,183,642 riders its first season. Vortex debuted as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world. It was also the first to feature six inversions. 


The  Screamin' Demon

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Larger than normal card                                                                                                   
The Screamin  Demon

   The Screamin' Demon was a shuttle loop roller coaster that opened in 1977 as one of the first looping roller coasters in the United States to run both forward and backward. After ten years of operation, the ride was moved to Camden Park in West Virginia where it was renamed the Thunderbolt Express. It was closed in 2000 and never reopened. It was eventually scrapped in 2004.


The  Racer

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                                  The Racer-twin roller coasters                                      

KI-Twin-n.jpg (882033 bytes)            KI Twin Racer.jpg (515183 bytes)            KI's Coasters.jpg (526804 bytes)        KI Twin Coaster.jpg (729028 bytes)
This card came from a booklet                                                                                                Larger than normal cards                            

   The Racer was built on 1971. The wooden roller coaster became the first coaster to run trains backwards on one side of the twin coasters. In 2014 it will surpass its 100 millionth rider, the most in the parks history.