Kings Island expands water park hours for heat advisory

MASON, OH (FOX19) - With temperatures expected to be in the 90's all week, Kings Island is helping visitors beat the heat by expanding the hours of its water park.

The amusement park announced on Sunday that they will extend their hours at Boomerang Bay through Sunday, July 24 because of the hot weather that is expected to last through the week. The water park will close at 8 p.m. instead of its normal 7 p.m.

A heat advisory is in effect for the entire Tri-State from noon until 9 p.m. on Monday. An excessive heat watch is in effect for Tuesday in Hamilton County.

Heat index values are expected to reach 105 degrees.

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures are expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

The National Weather Service advises to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Boomerang Bay features over 50 water activities including 30 water slides. Visits to Boomerang Bay are free with park admission to Kings Island.

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