Our attractions and events in Warren County have worked hard this winter to enhance the experience and value for visitors, and with warmer weather finally upon us we’re inviting everyone to come play with us
Mason, OH (Vocus) May 15, 2010
May is Ohio Tourism Month and the start of the travel season in the Midwest. Here is a list of some of the new ways to play and save in Warren County this spring and summer.
“Our attractions and events in Warren County have worked hard this winter to enhance the experience and value for visitors, and with warmer weather finally upon us we’re inviting everyone to come play with us,” said Phil Smith, President & CEO of the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more ways to play in Warren County, Ohio’s Largest Playground, visit ohioslargestplayground.com, Twitter @WarrenCountyOH or Facebook. Warren County is in Southwest Ohio, between Cincinnati and Dayton, and within a day’s drive of 60% of the US population.
New Kids Area, “Planet Snoopy,” at Kings Island – Mason
Snoopy and the entire PEANUTS gang have landed on Planet Snoopy, Kings Island’s new kids’ area. The new theme opened on April 17 and features the new Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, as well as PEANUTSTM themed rides and attractions, including more kids’ roller coasters (four) than any other amusement park in the world. Planet Snoopy will also feature a live stage show and daily meet-and-greet opportunities with Snoopy and the whole PEANUTSTM gang. The astronomical Planet Snoopy joins the monstrous Diamondback roller coaster in delivering world-class thrills for the entire family. VisitKingsIsland.com
New Slide, “The Triple Twist,” at Great Wolf Lodge – Mason
Great Wolf Lodge has added more twists, turns and wet-and-wild fun to its 78,000 square foot indoor waterpark with its newest waterslide, The Triple Twist. The slide is the first of its kind in the world and features a high speed, five-story drop into a huge funnel with twists, turns and two more funnels. GreatWolf.com
New Fan and Player Facility at the Masters & Women’s Open – Mason
The Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open – one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world – has constructed a 52,000 square-foot, four-story building to add additional space and amenities for players, media and fans. The new building includes luxury suites and additional covered loge seats, two player locker rooms, indoor and outdoor player lounges, and additional space for media interviews. The tournament will host all of the world’s top players (including Roger Federer, Serena & Venus Williams, Andy Roddick and more) and runs August 7-22 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. cincytennis.com
New Extended Tour at Ozone Zipline Adventures – Oregonia
Ozone Zipline Adventures (the largest zipline tour in the Midwest) has added new lines to its collection to bring the total lines to 10 and the entire tour to more than 6,000 feet in length. There are two tours available – one lasting three hours and other nearly five hours. Ozone is an eco-adventure that combines the thrills of flying through the treetops of the Little Miami River Valley at heights of 200 feet, with outdoor recreation, environmental education and historical awareness.ozonezips.org
New Live Music Show, “The Ohio Hayride,” at Keepin’ It Country Farms – Waynesville
The Ohio Hayride is a new live country music show at Keepin’ It Country Farms, featuring stars of the Grand Ole Opry. It’s Ohio’s only live country music radio program and will be held on the third Saturday of every month from May 15 through October. keepinitcountryfarm.com
New Shows at La Comedia Dinner Theatre – Springboro
La Comedia is Ohio’s only dinner theater, and the 2010 playbill features new Broadway-style shows such as the Church Basement Ladies (May 6 – July 3), Cinderella (July 8 – Aug. 29), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Sept. 8 – Oct. 31) and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Nov. 4 – Dec. 31). lacomedia.com
New Varietals and Run/Walk through the vines at Valley Vineyards - Morrow
On June 6 the vineyard will hold a 40th anniversary celebration and debut its newly planted vineyard (eight acres, largest one-time planting in nearly 10 years) of DeChaunac and Vidal Blanc alongside the existing acreage. The day will includes a 5K Run/Walk through the vineyard, cellar tours, live music, sampling trays, hot air balloon rides, and fireworks. Valley Vineyards produces nationally award-winning, estate-grown table and dessert wines from its 108 acres of vineyards in the Ohio River Valley Wine Appellation. Visit the website for full details. valleyvineyards.com
New Offers Available on OhiosLargestPlayground.com
New money-saving deals for families such as the Ride and Roar Family Vacation Package, discount attraction tickets, coupons and special offers may be found on the Warren County CVB website, OhiosLargestPlayground.com. The site, which was re-launched in 2009 with a fresh new look, offers visitors new planning tools such as a list of free things to do, a calendar of events and more to add more value and experience to a Warren County vacation. ohioslargestplayground.com
About Warren County and the WCCVB:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a progressive destination marketing organization committed to economic growth by increasing overnight and year-round visitors. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. The 6.4 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $917 million and 11,029 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit ohioslargestplayground.com or call 800-433-1072.