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Kings Peninsula is a theme park in Loxahatchee, Florida owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and included with admission to Soak City. The park opened in 1974 as Kings Peninsula & Lion Country Safari which was renamed to Paramount’s Kings Peninsula from 1993 to 2006 until Cedar Fair restored the original name.

HistoryEdit

Around 1974, after the success of Kings Island and Kings Dominion, Taft Broadcasting decided to purchase the Lion Country Safari location in Loxahatchee, Florida and open a third park called Kings Peninsula that was included with admission. In 1984, Taft sold the park to Kings Entertainment along with all sister parks. In 1992, Paramount Parks bought out KECO and sold Lion Country Safari for ownership under new management when the park was renamed to "Paramount's Kings Peninsula". After Paramount Parks shut down in 2006, Cedar Fair bought out the company and restored the park's original name.

SectionsEdit

  • International Street
  • County Fair
  • Safari Village
  • Planet Snoopy (formerly known as Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera and Nickelodeon Central)
  • Action Zone
  • Peninsula Point

RidesEdit

Roller coastersEdit

Name Year Opened Description Section
Amazon Beast 2003 A Bolliger & Mabillard floorless coaster. Safari Village
Dragon Fyre 1979 An Arrow Dynamics looping roller coaster. Peninsula Point
Flight Deck 1993 A Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster. Formerly known as "Top Gun: The Jet Coaster" (1993-2006). Action Zone
Jungle Run 1995 An International Coasters Inc. wooden coaster. Located in the Safari Village section. A clone of "Hurler" at Carowinds and formerly Kings Dominion. Safari Village
Thunderhawk 2014 A Bolliger & Mabillard launched wing rider. Located in the Action Zone section. Action Zone
Valor 2016 A Premier Rides Sky Loop II. Located in the Beachside Boardwalk section. Safari Village
Wildcat 1975 A Schwarzkopf Wildcat roller coaster model. This was the first roller coaster to open at the park. Formerly known as "Scooby Doo" (1975-1992) and "Scooby Doo's Roller Ghoster" (1993-2006). Peninsula Point
Woodstock Express 1999 A Zamperla family coaster. Formerly known as "Top Cat's Taxi Jam" (1999-2003) and "Fairly Odd Coaster" (2004-2006). Planet Snoopy

Water ridesEdit

Name Year Opened Description Section
Bamboo Chute 1975 An Arrow Dynamics log flume ride. Located in the Safari Village section. Safari Village
Jungle Rapids 1980 A river rapids ride. Located in the Safari Village section. Safari Village

Flat ridesEdit

ThrillEdit

Name Year Opened Description Section
Amazon Squid 1980 A Schwarzkopf Polyp. Located in the Safari Village section. Safari Village
Chaotic 1999 A Chance Chaos ride. Formerly known as "Star Trek: The Ride" (1999-2006). Peninsula Point
Katerpult 2007 An S&S Screamin' Swing ride. Action Zone
Jungle Swings 2011 A Mondial WindSeeker ride. Safari Village
The Crypt 2002 An enclosed Huss Top Spin ride. Formerly known as "Tomb Raider" (2002-2006). Safari Village

FamilyEdit

Name Year Opened Description Section
Bad Apple 1977 A Huss Troika. Peninsula Point
Eiffel Tower 1975 A 300-ft tall replica of the Eiffel Tower with an elevator and observation deck. International Street
Klockworks 1982 A Huss Swing Around ride. Peninsula Point
Zephyr 1975 A Wave Swinger ride. International Street

KiddieEdit

Name Year Opened Description Section
Planet Snoopy Carousel 1978 A kiddie carousel themed to the "Peanuts" comics. Formerly known as "Hanna Barberry-Go-Round" (1978-2000) and "Nick-Go-Round" (2001-2006). Planet Snoopy
Charlie Brown's Wind Up 1978 A kiddie Wave Swinger ride. Formerly known as "Baba Looey's Swing Time" (1978-2000) and "Wild Thornberry Jungle Swings" (2001-2006). Planet Snoopy
Flying Ace Aerial Chase 2001 A Zamperla Crazy Bus themed to an airplane. Formerly known as "Spongebob's Bikini Bottom Bus Tours" (2001-2006). Planet Snoopy
Kite Eating Tree 2012 A Zamperla miniature jump tower. Planet Snoopy
Peanuts 500 2001 A miniature whip ride with race car vehicles. Formerly known as "Rugrats Reptarmobiles" (2001-2006). Planet Snoopy
Woodstock Whirlybirds 1978 A miniature tea cups ride. Formerly known as "Green Slime Buckets" (2001-2006) and "Flintstones Boulder Spinners" (1978-2000). Planet Snoopy

Former ridesEdit

  • Thunderbolt - 1985 to 2013 - A TOGO standup coaster. A clone of King Kobra at Kings Island. Was located in the Action Zone section. Replaced with Thunderhawk.
  • The Great Pumpkin Wheel - 1978 to 2011 - A miniature Ferris wheel refitted with pumpkin carriages. Located in the Planet Snoopy section. Formerly known as "Spongebob's Pineapple Poppers" (2001-2006) and "Smurf Wheel" (1978-2000). Replaced with Kite Eating Tree.
  • Eye of the Tiger - 1975 to 2010 - A Schwarzkopf Enterprise. Located in the Safari Village section. Replaced with Jungle Swings.
  • Boo Boo's Baggage Carts - 1978 to 2000 - A Hampton kiddie umbrella ride. Located in the Planet Snoopy (then Nickelodeon Universe) section. Replaced with Peanuts 500 (then Rugrats Reptarmobiles).
  • Yogi Bear's Sky Gliders - 1978 to 2000 - A kiddie plane ride. Located in the Planet Snoopy (then Nickelodeon Universe) section. Replaced with Flying Ace Aerial Chase (then Spongebob's Bikini Bottom Bus Tours).

IncidentsEdit

Valor Edit

  • Originally for the 2016 season, a Premier Sky Loop II coaster named Valor was supposed to open. However, during a human test run in early 2016, the train ended up crashing due to the block brakes malfunctioning. 1 person was killed and 5 others were severely injured.