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Eight-year-old's big day at Kings Island

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Shawn Lanier) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Shawn Lanier)
MASON, OH (FOX19) -

Kings Island officially opened its door Saturday morning for the 2015 season.

April brings more than showers to Cincinnati, it also brings two opening days. One for the Reds and one for Kings Island.

This year, Kings Island may have found their biggest fan in 8-year-old Asia Thompson. Asia, against the long odds, made it to Mason for this year's Opening Day.

"During Thanksgiving, she dropped a flashlight on her toe, and she ended up getting an infection in it,” said Asia's mother, Nicole Woodworth. "And come to find out in four months she had to get her toe removed."

An infection reached Asia's toe bone, but there was still one thing on Asia's mind right before her surgery.

“You know what just take my toe off,” Asia said to her doctor.

All she wanted to do is make it to Kings Island on opening day.

Woodworth added, "Her main goal was to ride the Banshee."

Asia and her family were the first to ride the Bandshee in 2015. A rollercoaster that is only one-year-old.

The fun did not end there, Asia also officially opened the park at 10 a.m. It is a memory that will never go away for her entire family.

"It's amazing,” said Woodworth. “It's definitely a blessing. We've been through a lot."

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