Friday, January 19, 2001

Kings Island keeps price

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MASON — Paramount's Kings Island is not raising admission prices for the 2001 season.

        Park spokesman David Mandt said Thursday general admission tickets will remain $39.99 this season. Admission for children ages 3 to 6, and people over age 59, is $19.99.

        An announcement of new attractions for 2001 is expected soon, Mr. Mandt said.

        The park will open for weekends April 7. Daily operations begin May 25.

        Kings Island's last ticket increase was in the middle of last season, Mr. Mandt said, when admission went up $1.

        Meanwhile, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, announced it is raising its adult ticket price to $39 — up $1 from last year.

        Cedar Point spokeswoman Janice Witherow said this year's increase is to keep up with inflation.

        The park isn't adding any major attractions or rides this season, officials said.


        The Associated Press contributed.


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