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June 28, 2001

Massive Fireworks Display Planned at Kings Island

Kings Island, OH -- The Fourth of July holiday starts off with a bang at Paramount's Kings Island, with special events at the park throughout the day, complete with an all-new, star-spangled fireworks display to commemorate the nation's birthday. Night of Fire: An Eiffel Tower Spectacular is an explosive fireworks celebration 30 times the size and scope of the traditional park closing fireworks display, set to a patriotic soundtrack of both traditional and contemporary hits.

"This year Paramount's Kings Island is introducing a fantastic fireworks show, unlike any other in the Midwest, " said Tim V. Fisher, executive vice president and general manager of Paramount's Kings Island. "It will be bigger and better than anything we've ever done before, and prominently feature fireworks from the Eiffel Tower! With all the exciting events planned for the Fourth of July, Paramount's Kings Island is a great place to celebrate the holiday."

An all-American entertainment facility, Paramount's Kings Island hosts one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in the area.

Night of Fire: An Eiffel Tower Spectacular – The night explodes in color at 10 p.m. with a breathtaking show highlighting Paramount's Kings Island's own Eiffel Tower, complete with world-renowned pyrotechnics from Rozzi Famous Fireworks. For almost 20 minutes, fireworks tear a heated path of power and beauty across the sky, as sparklers and rockets explode in a rain shower of illumination. For the first time in the park's history, guests can watch waterfalls of color cascade off the Eiffel Tower. The fireworks celebration includes 2,500 shells, 10 miles of wire, and three radio transmitters. Six laptop computers are needed to control the performance. This visual feast is enhanced by an awe-inspiring soundtrack that plays in sync with the beauty overhead to hits like "Born in the U.S.A." performed by Bruce Springsteen, "The Star Spangled Banner" performed by Whitney Houston, "American Pie" performed by Madonna, as well as "Fanfare for the Common Man" composed Aaron Copeland and "Liberty Fanfare" composed by John Williams. An American birthday celebration unlike any other, this event is sure to engender pride and love of our great nation. Best viewing areas for this spectacular are inside the park, and include International Street, the entrance to Hanna-Barbera land and the Paramount Action Zone.

Hillshire Farm and Kahn's All-American Family Fun Fest – From noon until 5 p.m., stop by the Family Cook Out in the Oktoberfest area of the park and sample some great treats during the All-American Family Fun Fest. Kids ages three to 11 won't want to miss the Hillshire Farm and Kahn's Star Spangled Scavenger Hunt that takes them around the park ending with fun prizes at the grill out. Free with park admission, the scavenger hunt is from noon until 3 p.m.

122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band – Beginning at 9 a.m., the 122nd Ohio Army National Guard Marching Band will perform stirring patriotic music for a flag-raising ceremony at the front of International Street.

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