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September 12, 2000

A New Kind of Fear Overtakes Paramount's Kings Island

Kings Island, OH -- WARNING: Due to the intense nature of six terrifying haunted attractions and five of the world's scariest rides, FearFest is not recommended for faint of heart, claustrophobics or those who have a fear of fright.

Lightning strikes the Eiffel Tower, Kings Island goes dark. Fog rolls across the motionless royal fountain. Creatures lurk on International Street. Screams of fright fill the night. The Midwest's largest theme park transforms for the first time ever into a horrifying expanse of shock, dread and terror ...this is FearFest!

FearFest at Paramount's Kings Island enshrouds the park beginning Friday, September 29 with five premier haunted walk-thru experiences brimming with mummies, ghouls, skeletons, and other frightening creatures. Haunted attractions include:

Torture Tower
Located in the Eiffel Tower - More than 275 feet above the ground with wind howling through the bars of the tower, guests enter an intense world filled with scenes of terror and torture including an electrocution.

The Freezer
Located under the Eiffel Tower - FearFest's coolest attraction chills the bones of the bravest fright seekers as they venture in a maze crammed with corpses, crazed prisoners and ghouls. (Be forewarned..... getting out may be a challenge).

Pirate Jack & the Legend of Halloween in 4-D
Located in the Paramount Theatre - Pirate Jack with his cronies Feer, Dowt and Worry guide visitors though a maze that tells the tale of Halloween in horrific 4-D (a combination of 3-D effects and the use of sets, special lighting and
atmospheric illusions).

The Sewer in 4-D
Located in the New York Nightmare (Festhaus) - Down deep below the streets lies the world of dark despair overflowing with toxic waste and a host of bizarre creatures.

The Mummy's Revenge
Located in the Enchanted Theater. A classic tale of horror that takes guests on a claustrophobic journey through the catacombs of a ruin where the Mummy is bought back to life in search of revenge.

Other shocking attractions include Club Studio Fifty-Gore featuring a monster bash party, located in the New York Nightmare (Festhaus); and and five of the scariest rides on the planet: King Cobra, Top Gun, Face/Off, Drop Zone Stunt Tower and Son of Beast.

"This will be the largest and scariest haunted experience in the Midwest," said Tim V. Fisher, Paramount's Kings Island's executive vice president and general manager. "Where else can you spend hours experiencing six very different state-of-the-art haunted attractions at one place? But be warned: this experience is designed to truly terrify willing guests."

The attractions in FearFest are designed to be frightening. As a result, the event is not recommended for children under 12 or anyone who doesn't enjoy getting scared.

FearFest is an after-hours event with a separate admission fee.


Septempter 29, 30, October 6, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 8:00 p.m. until 12 midnight.

October 19, 26, 29, 30, and 31 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

FearFest admission is $19.99. Admission for guests enjoying a day at the
park is $17.99* and $16.99 for season pass holders. Tickets may be purchased
at the gate or in advance by calling (513) 754-5800.

Call (800) 288-0808, (513) 754-5800 for more information.