Kings Island Opening Day 2019

This update from Kings Island's 2019 opening day contains several photos of what is new this year. This year Kings Island is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Beast. We waited 2 1/2 hours at opening for a free commemorative t-shirt.

New this year are the Kings Mills Antique Autos, Miami River Brewhouse, and a refurbishment of International Street and the facade of the Festhaus.

Also we too some photos from the top of the Eiffel Tower of the land clearing occurring on the former site of Firehawk.

Rivertown at Kings Island
Rivertown - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

This is where we got in line for the Beast. Really! This is at 9:45.

Rivertown at Kings Island
Rivertown - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

You can see the new Miami River Brewhouse in the distance.

The Beast at Kings Island
The Beast - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

They rethemed the Peanuts celebration photo spot.

The Beast at Kings Island
The Beast - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

The trains were repainted this year with this retro color scheme.

The Beast at Kings Island
The Beast - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

We got our free shirt. They were literally on their last box! Whew!

Shake Rattle & Roll at Kings Island
Shake Rattle & Roll - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

Next we walked over to check out the new attraction for this year.

Festhaus at Kings Island
Festhaus - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

Every 15 minutes the glockenspiel plays. We'll be back.

Flight of Fear at Kings Island
Flight of Fear - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

Over by Flight of Fear, you can see what little of Firehawk is left. Mainly, just the queue.

Flight of Fear at Kings Island
Flight of Fear - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

There is land clearing occurring behind that wall. We checked it out later from the Eiffel Tower.

Kings Mills Antique Autos at Kings Island
Kings Mills Antique Autos - Kings Island Date Taken: 04/20/2019 Date Posted: 04/22/2019

The antique auto line crept into the extended, extended queue.