In 1972, one of America's favorite playgrounds opened with great fanfare. Inspired by the post-Disneyland theme park boom, operators of a small amusement enterprise near Cincinnati realized they needed to go bigger-or go home. They chose big, and so they proceeded to design and build a magnificent property in conjunction with Taft Broadcasting, owners of the popular Hanna-Barbera characters.
The complete story of Kings Island has never been told before now. Learn how the park came about, how it transformed over the years, and enjoy the stories behind your favorite attractions. But don't just read about it-hear it directly from park officials who served throughout Kings Island's history, including the man who started the whole thing from the beginning-Gary Wachs.
Kings Island: A Ride Through Time pays tribute to a grand park that millions of guests have fallen in love with for half a century.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.