Teen Writes Comprehensive History Of Kings Island
Though Kings Island's history spans nearly 50 years, the Mason, Ohio, amusement park has never been the subject of a comprehensive telling of its story.
That changed earlier this year with the publication of Kings Island: A Ride Through Time. More interesting, perhaps, than stories about the park's founding by Taft Broadcasting; the visit from TV's The Brady Bunch; or the various thrill rides that have drawn countless visitors over the decades is the fact that its author has been alive for a mere fraction of Kings Island's existence.
Evan Ponstingle was still a 17-year-old senior at Mason High School when he completed the book. Now 18 and working at Kings Island again, Ponstingle can include "published author" on his resume as he heads off to Bowling Green State University to study resort and attraction management.
Ponstingle joins Cincinnati Edition to talk about the book and Kings Island.
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