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Why Should You Have a Gold Pass to Kings Island?

Here are our 100 favorite reasons!

Early Ride Time On Mystic Timbers Unlimited Visits to Halloween Haunt Unlimited Visits to WinterFest Planet Snoopy: Voted World's Best Kids' Area 16 Years In A Row
More Than 50 Farm Animals At Snoopy's Barnyard Friends Unlimited Visits to Soak City Try Our Signature Blue Ice Cream Be Mesmerized by Acrobatic Performances
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Gold Pass Perks

1. Free season-long parking
2. Early Ride Time every public operating day on Mystic Timbers
3. Early access to Soak City Water Park
4. Exclusive Ride Nights 
5. Bring a Friend Days
6. Unlimited visits to Halloween Haunt 
7. Enjoy Daytime Halloween Fun with kids trick-or-treating & a costume contest
8. Discount on cabana rental
9. Discounts on Merchandise and Food
10. Exclusive night rides on Mystic Timbers every Tuesday in May and June
11. Start a new family holiday tradition with unlimited visits to WinterFest

Big Thrills

12. 16 world class roller coasters
13. Ride The Beast - The world’s longest wooden roller coaster whenever you want
14. Catapulting 275 feet in the air at nearly  100 MPH on Sling Shot
15. World’s first coaster with six inversions
16. World’s first LIM launch coaster
17. Pulled down faster than the speed of gravity on the World’s tallest Gyro drop
18. One of the world’s top ranked steel coasters - Diamondback
19. Ohio’s only flying coaster
20. Only face-to-face inverted coaster in the Midwest
21. Non-stop fright on the Bat
22. The tallest gyro drop in the world
23. Scream on Banshee, the world’s longest inverted steel coaster
24. Thrill of hang gliding and skydiving at the same time on Xtremem Skyflyer
25. 8.6 miles of roller coaster track
26. Experience the mystery of “What’s in the Shed?” on the all new Mystic Timbers rollercoaster

Little Thrills

27. Planet Snoopy - Voted World’s Best Kids’ Area for 16 years in a row
28. Group hugs with Woodstock 
29. 20 PEANUTS-themed attractions
30. You can see Snoopy whenever you want
31. Fun with flight as a family
32. Meet-and-greets with PEANUTS characters
33. See more than 50 incredible farm animals at Snoopy’s Barnyard Friends

Splash, Splash & Laugh

34. Unlimited visits to Soak City Waterpark
35. Soak City Dive-In Movies
36. 36 exciting water slides
37. Enjoy the new amentities in Soak City: shade structures, misting cooling fans and additional seating
38. Relax in style while soaking up the sun
39. Body Board Surfing 
40. Feel the rush of the Tropical Plunge
41. 650,000-gallon wave pool 
42. Kid-friendly waterslides 
43. Get soaked on White Water Canyon
44. Splash down on the wettest ride around on Congo Falls
45. Free-fall into a tunnel of fun on Mondo Monsoon

Eats & Treats

46. Try our signature Blue Ice Cream
47. Enjoy coffee or relax at the region’s largest Starbucks 
48. Never go hungry by upgrading to the All Season Dining Plan
49. Eat a funnel cake for any meal
50. Enjoy mouth-watering fudge and candy apples at the Sweet Spot
51. Choose from over 100 drink choices with Coca-Cola Freestyle
52. Enjoy Cincinnati's favorite foods - Skyline, LaRosa's & Graeters
53. Sit down, air-conditioned Reds Hall of Fame Grille with 20 big flat screen TVs
54. Feast on fresh-cut thick fries
55. Take your taste buds to the leading edge at the all new Island Smokehouse in Soak City

Memorable Experiences

56. More than four decades creating memories that last a lifetime
57. A plethora of special events
58. Fill your Instagram page with memorable family moments
59. Nightly fireworks shows
60. Meet and greet and photo opportunities with the cast after the performance of each show
61. Tweetable moments abound from the time you walk into the park until you leave
62. Make funny faces for ride photos
63. Every visit makes you feel like you’re on vacation
64. Share your #KIBestDay with Free Wi-Fi
65. The Brady Bunch filmed an episode here!
66. Capture, Collect, Share Unlimited digital Pix with the purchase of FunPix
67. Celebrate the 4th of July with 10X's the Fireworks
68. Get a souvenir driver’s license at the PEANUTS License Agency

Family Fun

69. Fun and thrills for all ages
70. Experience what it’s like to be a stunt car driver
71. Celebrate Kings Island's 45th anniversary
72. Compete with family and friends for the highest score on Boo Blasters
73. Set sail on a medieval Viking ship 
74. Play sand volleyball with your kids
75. Ride your favorite attraction as many times as you can
76. Take a ride on a real authentic steam engine 
77. Experience a scale replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
78. World’s largest animatronic dinosaur park
79. Quality time with your family
80. Challenge family and friends to a race on The Racer

Entertainment for All Ages

81. Best entertainment value around!
82. Discover your passion for gardening with world class landscaping 
83. Catch a rising star at one of our live shows (Carmen Electra got her start here!)
84. Be mesmerized by the acrobatic performances of Origins - A Cirque Experience
85. A party in the park with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally and Snoopy!
86. Rekindle memories with Back to the 90's
87. Start a new family tradition at WinterFest with Jack Frost 

Fun & Games

88. Chance to win life size stuffed animals
89. Take the Soccer Challenge
90. See if you’ve still got it at the Football toss
91. Play Games of skill 

Fun All Season

92. Pays for itself in two visits!
93. 364-acres of world-class fun and thrills
94. Come and go Whenever you want
95. Exclusive Season Pass Portal offers year round
96. Upgrade to a Platinum Pass for free admission to ALL Cedar Fair Parks!
97. Discount on Run & Ride registration
98. Navigate your way around the park and digitally store your Season Pass with our Mobile App
99. (Almost) no one will judge you for wearing a fanny pack
100. The fun and thrills never seem to end

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