Kings Island honors one of its founders

Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Gary Wachs devised a plan to relocate Coney Island and model the new park after theme parks that offered a “pay one price” admission. However, he aimed to include a crucial element ignored by those parks — rides. Wachs also reasoned that if attendance totals were to expand beyond 1 million, the park needed a more expansive area, one that was located far from the flood plain.

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