Is your family seeking thrills this summer vacation? If so, you\u2019re in luck! Just north of Cincinnati in Warren County (Ohio's Largest Playground\u00ae) is the largest amusement park in the Midwest: Kings Island. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions, and is an easy day trip from Indianapolis.\u00a0Adventure awaits your entire family at Kings Island! Recently, my family visited Kings Island. This was my husband\u2019s FIRST visit; and my daughter, who has no fear, was finally tall enough to experience all the roller coasters. Their mission\u2026. conquer Kings Island\u2019s 16 thrill-inducing roller coasters, including the highly-anticipated new ride of 2017, Mystic Timbers. And while they looked fear in the eye, I was recording their enjoyment and tasting some delicious ice cream treats from the ground (swings are more this mama's\u00a0speed\u2026). We arrived on a cloudy Sunday morning (it was perfect weather -- just a "threat" of rain). As we made our way through the entrance, they headed directly for Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island. And to our delight, there were no lines. They made their way onto the ride while I anxiously watched my husband and daughter ascend into the sky and dramatically drop. I heard joyous cries of happiness and laughter from all aboard. When the ride ended, they came rushing at me to describe the amazing ride. Then we were off to find Mystic Timbers. Built by Pennsylvania-based Great Coasters International and themed to an abandoned lumber company, the 109-ft-tall wooden roller coaster boasts\u00a016 airtime moments through wooded terrain along 3,265 ft. of track at speeds up to 53 mph with a tantalizing mystery: What\u2019s in the shed? To their delight, there were once again no lines (cloudy days are the best days to visit KI) and they walked right onto the coaster. More smiles greeted me as they returned from riding Mystic Timbers. My husband loved the speed and my daughter enjoyed scenery but she refused to tell me \u201cWhat\u2019s in the Shed?\u201d. I will\u00a0have to ride it myself\u2026 maybe next time. As the day went by, they ventured onto The Beast, the world\u2019s longest wooden roller coaster; Flight of Fear, zero to 54 miles per hour in just four seconds in total darkness; and many more. They\u00a0almost\u00a0conquered all 16 coasters, and have resolved\u00a0to come back to Kings Island another day. \u00a0And in the end, I enjoyed a mother\/daughter swing ride before our visit was over. Besides roller coasters, Kings Island boasts of so many other family attractions. Your little ones will enjoy the 13-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids\u2019 area where they will meet their favorite PEANUTS characters, enjoy kids rides and much more. Or if you are interested in learning about prehistoric creatures, step back in time to periods between 245 million to 65 million years ago in Dinosaurs Alive!. Kings Island is your family\u2019s summer headquarters for fun and excitement. And as temps heat up, don't forget about\u00a0Soak City: the park\u2019s massive 33-acre waterpark! Call (513) 754-5700 or visit Warren County's website\u00a0for tickets, hours, events and more. Kings Island is just one of the many adventures that await in Warren County. For more, check out our posts on\u00a07 Things to do in Warren County, 5 Awesome Things to do at Laser Kraze and 5 Reasons to Book a Ride on LM&M Railroad. Feature Image Photo credit: Kings Island About Ainslie: Ainslie Gordon is a St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri\u2019s Journalism School. Her career has focused on advertising, public relations and event planning. In 2011, Ainslie and her family moved to Cincinnati; and she became a stay-at-mom and founder of the blog, Modhousewife. Additionally, she was a fashion\/trends contributor on Fox 19 and Fox 2. Currently, Ainslie is the Marketing Director for Game On! Fitness. She is also a Girl Scout leader and enjoys volunteering throughout the community. She lives with her husband and daughter in West Chester and loves all things Disney. You can find Ainslie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.