What’s new on Kings Island in 2023? Park announces new attractions

The new themed area known as Adventure Port, set to debut in 2023, will also include upgrades to the park’s existing Adventure Express roller coaster.

MASON, Ohio — Big changes are coming to Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati for the 2023 season, including two new rides within a new themed area known as Adventure Port.

Park officials announced the new attractions Wednesday morning, noting that the additions will be located in the space between Coney Mall and the park’s Action Zone.

So what can you expect? Here’s a full breakdown…


This recently discovered mechanism appears to be a huge solar 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 mph.

Their methods can be a bit fast-paced, but Arrow Cargo Company will get your products from Point A to Point B…eventually. Riders will board these shipping barrels where they can manually control the speed of their spin with a wheel in the middle of the barrel.

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Adventure Express roller coaster (existing attraction)

Embark on a treasure-hunting mining train expedition in search of a forbidden temple. This family-friendly roller coaster opened in 1991 and features a 63-foot first drop with speeds up to 35 mph. Enhancements for 2023 include a relocated waiting line and additional themes. The ride was repainted before the 2022 season.

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Hank’s Mexican Grill will be renamed Enrique’s, which is a quick service restaurant.

“A trip to Adventure Port isn’t complete unless you experience the local cuisine,” as Kings Island describes it. “Stop by Enrique’s Quick Service Restaurant for a menu that includes traditional burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads and sides.”

The park’s Bier Garten will be transformed into the Market.

“Cultures come together in the Mercado, a melting pot where visitors simply celebrate being alive,” explain park officials. dining, drinking, cargo transportation and more.”


Myths of an ancient civilization and its mighty stone-carved city have drawn travelers from around the world to this bustling port community for more than a century. Resting on the foothills of overgrown mountains and dense tropical terrain, Adventure Port is a hub for explorers seeking the forbidden temple of an ancient civilization and mysterious wonders. If asked, the locals will tell stories of those who came before and disappeared. Did they unknowingly disturb the ancient spirits and fall victim to an ancient curse?

Editor’s Note: The video in the player above shows a front seat ride on the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster at Cedar Point. Park officials announced that the existing attraction was being reinvented into a new ride.

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