Son of legendary stuntman Evel Knievel will attempt to surpass his father's famous 1975 Kings Island jump with a death-defying leap over 24 Coke ZeroTM trucks on May 24th.
Thirty-three years ago, on October 25, 1975, Evel Knievel made history when he successfully jumped 14 Greyhound buses at Kings Island. The jump was the last big jump of the legendary stuntman’s career, and one of his most notable.
Knievel’s successful jump set a new audience viewing record for ABC’s Wide World of Sports, with a 22.3 rating and 52 percent share – a record that still stands today.
Motorcycle daredevil ‘Kaptain’ Robbie Knievel, the son of Evel Knievel, will attempt to surpass his father’s famous jump with a death-defying, spectacular jump over 24 Coke ZeroTM trucks on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Kings Island.
The jump at Kings Island is expected to be one of the last big jumps of Knievel’s 37-year daredevil riding career. “This jump will forever link Kings Island and the Knievel family," said Greg Scheid, Kings Island's Vice President and General Manager. "This special event reflects our commitment to providing our guests with one-of-a-kind thrills and fantastic family entertainment. What a way for our park to jump into the 2008 season!”
Knievel has completed more than 250 jumps in his career. The ‘Kaptain’ is best known for his live television performances including the Building-to-Building Jump in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon Jump, and has thrilled millions of fans around the world. During the summer of 2005, he had his own television show on A&E called Knievel’s Wild Ride.
This historic event is FREE to Season Passholders – plus if you buy a Gold pass before May 25th you’ll get Free Season-Long Parking. The event is also included FREE with a regular park admission ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance for just $29.99.