Sunday, July 21, 2024

Camp Snoopy coming to Kings Island with new family coaster

In 2024, Kings Island will expand its kids’ area with the addition of a new adventure play space, Camp Snoopy, featuring the park’s newest roller coaster, Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers. It will be the amusement park’s first family boomerang coaster, that races riders both forward and backward on the same track. With the addition of Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers, Kings Island will offer five different coaster experiences for future thrill seekers.

Snoopy’s Soap Box Racers takes the classic fun of a soap box racing derby to a whole new level as both parents and kids climb aboard their favorite Peanuts-decorated soap box coaster car and are hoisted up a 70- foot hill to the starting line. As Snoopy waves the checkered flag, riders will be released and launched forward onto a track full of exhilarating twists and turns, passing the camp lookout station, racing toward the finish line up ahead. And, just as they think they are about to cross it, the entire train of soap box cars will roll backward, traversing the same course, now in reverse.

In addition to the new coaster, kids of all ages will have a chance to become full-fledged members of the Beagle Scouts at Camp Snoopy. Beagle Scout Acres, the official headquarters of the troop, will provide more outdoor summer camp fun and activities. In this new shaded, nature-themed play area, kids and their families will be able to explore and play on their own among turfed mounds and grassy areas, filled with camping equipment to play in, climb over and through. Parents can sit back and relax and enjoy a snack while the kids take part in hosted ‘Camptivities’ led by the Peanuts gang throughout the day. Eager Beagle Scouts can also work to earn merit badges for sharing, working together, trying new things and helping someone in need.

Construction on Camp Snoopy, including the coaster and Beagle Scout Acres, will begin this fall.

Camp Snoopy is just what families visiting Kings Island have been looking for,” said Mike Koontz, vice president and general manager of Kings Island. “We’ve designed this new immersive area to feel like a day at camp where families can spend time with each other in a variety of ways, from the thrill of a new coaster to exploring and relaxing in the great outdoors with their favorite Peanuts characters.”

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