Kings Island Turns 50

50 Years Ago, The Hit TV Show The Partridge Family Filmed at Kings Island During the Park’s Inaugural Season

Excerpt from a past edition of OhioTraveler

Kings Island Amusement Park opened on April 29, 1972. That inaugural summer, The Partridge Family filmed on location at Kings Island from August 7-11, 1972. The episode premiered in January 1973 and was titled “I Left My Heart in Cincinnati.” The following summer, The Brady Bunch filmed an episode at the park but didn’t use the park name. The Partridge Family did. The episodes featured the family on rides still operating today.  The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer Johnny Bench guest-starred as a waiter in the episode.

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