Eiffel tower

Kings Island’s iconic Eiffel Tower gets a makeover

If you’ve passed King’s Island recently, you might have noticed something going on outside and inside the iconic Eiffel Tower. No, it has nothing to do with upcoming Halloween Haunt events. For the fourth time since 1972, the Eiffel Tower is painted. The tower hasn’t been repainted since 2005 and the park wants to give its centerpiece a facelift before the park’s 50th anniversary in 2022. Newport-based Baynum Painting is repainting the Eiffel Tower for the third time . He also painted The Beast roller coaster, Coney Island’s Cyclone ride and Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster. Having painted hundreds of rides and attractions around the world, Baynum says he’s delighted his local employees can enjoy a shorter commute while painting the Eiffel Tower on King’s Island. “For a lot of our guys, they travel for many, many months,” Baynum President and Paint Owner Chris Baynum said. “About eight months a year we travel for projects, so it’s a nice break for the teams, like the Hopkins family on this project, where they’re usually on the road. So they’re working here close to home, that who is really “Since mid-August, crews have been using blasting techniques with scaffolding, stages and man baskets called ‘spiders’ to remove old paint in order to apply what is needed. 1,500 gallons of new paint. The colour ? There is no need to think too creatively. Baynum Painting calls it “Eiffel Tower Green”. The public is invited to see the new paint job up close and in person starting September 24 for the start of Halloween Haunt. The painting of the Eiffel Tower should be finished on October 15.

If you’ve passed King’s Island recently, you might have noticed something going on outside and inside the iconic Eiffel Tower.

No, it has nothing to do with upcoming Halloween Haunt events.

For only the fourth time since 1972, the Eiffel Tower is painted.

The tower hasn’t been repainted since 2005, and the park wants to give its centerpiece a facelift before the park’s 50th anniversary in 2022.

Baynum Painting, based in Newport, is in charge of repainting the Eiffel Tower for the third time. He also painted The Beast roller coaster, Coney Island’s Cyclone ride and Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster. Having painted hundreds of rides and attractions around the world, Baynum says he’s delighted his local employees can enjoy a shorter commute while painting the Eiffel Tower on King’s Island.

“For a lot of our guys, they travel for many, many months,” said Baynum Painting President and Owner Chris Baynum. “About eight months a year we travel for projects, so it’s a nice break for the teams, like the Hopkins family on this project, where they’re usually on the road. So they’re working here close to home, that which is really really good for them. Kings Island is of course special. That’s where we started.

Since mid-August, crews have been using blasting techniques with scaffolding, scaffolding and man-baskets called “spiders” to remove old paint to apply the 1,500 gallons of new paint needed.

The colour? There is no need to think too creatively. Baynum Painting calls it “Eiffel Tower Green”.

The public is invited to see the new paint job up close and in person starting September 24 for the start of Halloween Haunt. The painting of the Eiffel Tower should be finished on October 15.