9 Awesome Independent Amusement Parks

King's Island

Kings Island (Mason, Ohio)

What do you get when you take 60 dinosaurs, mix with 364 lush acres and add a 42,000 square foot wave pool? You get the “other” theme park in Ohio that can give Cedar Point a run for its money with its coaster options. There are 14 of them here, to be exact.

King’s Island is home to The Beast: a leviathan of a coaster with a nearly 4 minute ride time and over 7,000 feet of track. It is the biggest, baddest wooden coaster of them all that takes riders on a journey through the forest and back again. Other great coasters include the Diamondback, Firehawk, ad Flight Deck.