FAQ

FAQ


A Quick Guide To The Most Common Questions


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The best deals on Kings Island general admission tickets is available online (Green Tickets Button at the top of this page), or Kroger stores. 

The ordering process online is quick and easy. After making your purchase, simply download and print your tickets. 

 

There is more than just rides at Kings Island


Kings Island does not offer a non-rider discount. Kings Island has a one-price admission as we're a multi-faceted park, not just a ride park. 

In addition to rides, Kings Island has live shows, roving characters, shops, restaurants and the 33-acre Soak City Waterpark which features more than 50 water activities.

 

Kings Island does not issue refunds or exchanges on Tickets and Season Passes


Admission tickets and Season Passes are non-refundable and non-exchangable for any reason after the order transaction has been completed at the front gate, online, by phone or when purchased at Kroger. This includes weather-related events.

We do  not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.

 
Kings Island offers a discount for seniors (age 62 and older) and juniors (less than 48 inches) on both general admission tickets and Platinum season passes. Guests under the age of 3 do not require an admission ticket.
Guests under the age of 3 do not require an admission ticket to Kings Island.
No need to panic. You can have your tickets printed for you at Ticket Services located to the left of the Front Gate. You will need to present your order confirmation number and a photo ID. 
If you forget to bring your season pass, please proceed to any ticket window located at the Front Gate. With proper identification a temporary pass will be issued. The temporary pass is only valid for that day and there is a maximum of three temporary passes per guest per season. A nominal processing fee will be assessed to replace a lost or stolen season pass or a forgotten pass after the third temporary pass has been used. 
Guests can receive full credit on their admission towards the purchase of a season pass. Stop by any ticket window at the Front Gate for details during your visit. Upgrading your admission towards a season pass must be done during the day of your visit.
Some attractions may close in inclement weather until conditions permit safe operation. Please enjoy a live show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. Kings Island cannot issue rain checks or refunds for inclement weather.
No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed to be brought into Kings Island or the Soak City Waterpark.  Exceptions are made for Guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food and formula.  Guests with special dietary needs should stop at Guest Services located at the Front Gate when they arrive at the Park. 

If you wish to leave the park and return on the same day, please have your hand stamped at the Front Gate. If you wish to leave the parking lot and re-enter, present your parking receipt to the attendant when you return.  Please be advised there is no re-entry after 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights during Halloween Haunt.
There are several ATMs located throughout the park for your convenience, including near the main entrance.
We are pleased to offer a discount off the regular Front Gate admission price to active and retired members of the miliary and veterans. The discount offer is avaialble online and at the park and is valid for up to six (6) family members. The discount price may vary throughout the season. A valid military ID must be presented to receive this offer. 
Guests with disabilities should stop by Guest Services located at the Front Gate for information regarding park and ride accessibility. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rental on a first come, first served basis at the Front Gate.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the Front Gate.
Only service animals are permitted in the park. Kings Island does not have pet care facilities on site; however, we encourage you to visit our nearby partner's facility, Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages at Kings Island. Valid State issued identification or valid driver's license is required upon each person purchasing, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted while in line for any ride. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought into Kings Island from any outside source or in any type of container. 
Kings Island accepts cash, credit or debit cards from American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. A valid driver's license must be presented when using a credit card for purchases at the park.
For the convenience of all our guests, smoking of any kind, including vapor and e-cigarettes, is allowed only in designated smoking areas. Please refer to our map for specific locations. Smoking and vaping is not permitted in any store, theater, ride line or waiting area, ticket line, food line and any indoor or outdoor restaurant seating area. 
Lockers are available for rent in different areas of the main park and in Soak City. The park is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Guests can enjoy regional favorites and name-brand choices like Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Cinnabon, Graeters Ice Cream and Starbucks. There's also traditional amusement park favorites such as hamburgers, hotdogs, deli sandwiches, burritos, tacos, taco salads, BBQ chicken and ribs and smoked turkey legs. Kings Island is also famous for its blue ice cream!
Your admission to Kings Island includes all rides, live shows and attractions, and our 33-acre Soak City Water Park. Your admission ticket does not include four paid attractions (Sling Shot, Xtreme Flyer and Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island) or events which require a separate admission.
Parking is $20 per vehicle for regular parking and $25 for preferred. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island is the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park and features more than 65 life-sized, moving dinosaurs in a spectacular 12.5-acre Jurassic forest setting. Dinosaurs Alive is not included with park admission or a regular season pass. A separate admission ticket is required for this attraction for non-Gold and Platinum passholders. Tickets to see and experience the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park are available to purchase online, at any ticket window, at the entrance to Dinosaurs Alive! and gift shops located throughout the park.
Halloween Haunt is included free with park admission to Kings Island. Guests with a 2017 Gold & Platinum season passcan enjoy unlimited admission during public operating days in the fall. Regular season passes are not valid for admission to Kings Island during public operating days after Labor Day. 

Re-Entry is not allowed after 7 PM for both ticket and passholders on Halloween Haunt nights. 
Children age 12 and under can wear costumes, masks and/or face paint when visiting Kings Island during our Halloween event as long as it does not hide a passholder's identity. If there is any question about a passholder's identity, Kings Island reserves the right to ask that the mask and/or face paint to be removed. Adults are not permitted to wear costumes, face paint or masks at any time. 
All drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are prohibited at (in) all Cedar Fair parks, including Kings Island, and any unauthorized drone(s) observed over Kings Island will be reported to the FAA and local law enforcement, regardless of its point of origin or operation. Drones may pose a potential safety risk and may violate Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

Some Helpful Hints To Plan Your Day

The all-new Soak City Waterpark is included FREE with park admission to Kings Island.   Don't forget to bring appropriate swimwear so you can splish, splash and laugh on the more than 50 water activities in Soak City, including 30 water slides and a massive new wave pool. 

The best deal on 2014 Kings Island general admission tickets is tickets is right here online. You will save big off the regular front gate price when you buy your tickets in advance online. 
Wear comfortable, broken in shoes.  Wear cotton clothing; it is light and dries quicker on water rides such as Congo Falls and White Water Canyon.  And, you may want to bring an extra pair of dry socks.
Plan your meals for non-traditional times for lunch and dinner.  This will save you time.
The wait for the Beast and Diamondback roller coasters are usually longer in the morning than during the afternoon or early evening hours.  We recommend that you take advantage of the shorter times on the park's other world-class rides and attractions during the AM hours. 
Located in Planet Snoopy throughout the day until 5:00pm and occasionally at the Front Gate are your favorite PEANUTS characters.  Have your camera ready to snap a photo of your favorite pals from PEANUTS TV shows and comic strips.   To save time, the best place to meet the characters is immediately following the PEANUTS Party in the Plaza show at the Bandstand on International Street.   Pick up a Show Guide when you arrive at the park for times. 
Drink fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated. 
Wear sunscreen, and reapply it throughout the day.  Little ones are especially susceptible to the sun. 
As we strive to accommodate all of our guests, designated smoking areas have been established throughout Kings Island.  Please refer to our Park Guide & Map for specific locations.  Smoking is not permitted in any theater, ride or waiting area, and any in-door or out-door restaurant.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Although food and beverages are not allowed to be brought into the park, individuals who have special diets or need items due to a medical condition are asked to visit
Guest Services located at the Front Gate for accommodation.

Kings Island History

The idea for Kings Island was conceived in 1964 when Coney Island, a popular amusement park located on the banks of the Ohio River 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, suffered from a major flood that submerged the park in over 14 feet of water.  Flooding was nothing new for Coney Island.  The park was very successful, but due to limited space there was no room for expansion.  Parking was also an issue.  The Wachs family who owned and operated Coney Island began to explore the possibility of relocating the park.  They had no choice if they wanted to remain competitive.  In 1968, following actor Fess Parker's announced plans to build a new theme park across the river in Kentucky, the need to relocate the park became much more urgent.  The Wachs family had been trying for nearly five years to find a major financial partner.  With time of the essence, the Wachs family in July of 1969, sold their much beloved park to the Taft Broadcasting Company for $6.5 million.   Taft Broadcasting had been looking for a way to market and promote its newly acquired Hanna-Barbera division, and the amusement park industry was the perfect place.  In the fall of 1969, Taft Broadcasting purchased 1,600 acres of land in Warren County, Ohio for $3.2 million for the purpose of building one of the finest amusement/theme parks in the country, Kings Island! 

The construction of Kings Island began June 15, 1970.   A public contest was held to name the new park.  Kings Island emerged as the most popular choice for its recognition of the town where the park was being built, Kings Mills, as well as its predecessor, Coney Island.  Many of Coney Island's rides were transported and installed at Kings Island within three months of Coney Island closing its gates on September 6, 1971, including: The Tumblebug, Scrambler, Flying Scooters, Spider, Dodgem, Turnkpike Cars, Sky Ride and Rotor.   There had been lengthy discussions about relocating the popular Shooting Star roller coaster to Kings Island, but the decision was made to build a new, bigger, faster and better roller coaster, The Racer.  The Eiffel Tower, originally planned for Coney Island and a one-third replica of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, became the centerpiece of the new park.  After nearly two years of construction, the park was ready to open for families and thrill-seekers in April, 1972. 

Kings Island opened its gates April 29, 1972.  The star attractions early on were the twin-track Racer roller coaster, the Enchanted Voyage dark ride, and the Eiffel Tower.  Kings Island gained national attention when two well-known ABC sitcoms filmed episodes at the park: The Partridge Family in 1972, and The Brady Bunch in 1973.   In 1977, the Screamin' Demon debuted as the first forward and then backward-looping roller coaster in the United States.  People came from coast-to-coast to ride it.  But in 1979, the park unveiled a ride that would forever change the world ... well, at least the roller coaster world when Kings Island unleashed The Beast.  It was the biggest, baddest, longest, fastest wooden roller coaster in the world.  The ride still stands today as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,400 feet.

The decade of the 80's featured a series of world firsts at Kings Island, and the first ownership change in the park's history.  In 1981, the park introduced The Bat, which was the world's first suspended roller coaster.  The ride's history was brief due to mechanical issues -- just two short years of operation -- but it was the first step in the fourth generation of roller coasters.  In 1982, Kings Island again made history when one side of the Racer was turned around backwards, making it the world's first full-length, backwards traveling roller coaster.  Later that year, Kings Island became the first amusement/theme park to hold a winter event when Winterfest was introduced.   King Cobra debuted in 1984.  It was the first roller coaster in the world designed from the ground-up as a stand-up roller coaster.  The 1984 season also saw the Taft Broadcasting Company sell its theme park division to Kings Entertainment Company (KECO), a company formed by senior executives and general managers of Taft's Amusement Park division.  The Vortex was added in 1987 and was the first roller coaster in the world to feature six inversions.  Before the end of the 1987 season, Kings Island was sold for the second time in three years when American Financial Corporation purchased Kings Island and two other parks (Carowinds and Kings Dominion) and a 20-percent stake in Canada's Wonderland for $150 million.  While new and innovative roller coasters dominated the headlines for most of the decade, a new section of the park was added in 1989 when WaterWorks made its debut as a family waterpark. 
Kings Island and the rest of the parks in the chain were purchased by Paramount Communications, Inc. for $400 million in 1992.  Paramount formed a new division which was known as Paramount Parks.  That same year, Paramount Parks began adding its themes from movies released by the studio, like Top Gun and Face/Off.  Viacom entered the picture in 1994 and purchased Paramount Communications, Inc., which opened the door for Nickelodeon themes and characters to be used in the park.  In 1993, the Top Gun roller coaster opened as the first new ride in the Paramount era.  Three years later, in 1996, Kings Island unveiled the world's first Linear Induction Motor (LIM) launch roller coaster, The Outer Limits: Flight of Fear.   In 1997, Kings Island celebrated its 25th Anniversary season.  The Hanna-Barbera kids' area received a major makeover in 1998.  Drop Zone (now Drop Tower) and Face/Off (now Invertigo) were added in 1999 in the newly dubbed Action Zone area of the park.   Closing out the decade of the 90's was a major announcement on July 8, 1999, when Kings Island revealed plans to build the Son of Beast roller coaster.  The new ride claimed several world records, including the tallest, fastest and only looping wooden roller coaster.
In addition to Son of Beast, the 2000 season saw the debut of the park's first Halloween event, FearFest.  Parts of Rivertown and Hanna-Barbera Land were transformed into Nickelodeon Central in 2001.  Highlighting the new attractions in Nickelodeon was the world's first junior inverted roller coaster, Runaway Reptar (now Flying Ace Aerial Chase).  The 2001 season began a current run of 11 consecutive years Kings Island has received the prestigious Golden Ticket Award for Best Kids' Area in the World.  A major new attraction opened in 2002 in Rivertown, Tomb Raider: The Ride.   Another world's first was added in 2003 when the park introduced Delirium, a Giant Frisbee ride.  The Beast celebrated its 25th Annivesary season in 2004.  A refurbished and expanded waterpark also opened that season, Boomerang Bay.  The Italian Job: Stunt Track roller coaster (now Backlot Stunt Coaster) debuted in 2005.  On June 30, 2006, Kings Island and the four other Paramount Parks were sold to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company for $1.25 billion.  The park celebrated its 35th anniversary and introduced Halloween Haunt in 2007.   In 2009, the park unveiled the tallest and fastest roller coaster to ever strike Kings Island with Diamondback.  The world's best kids' area received a fresh new look with a timeless classic in 2010 with Planet Snoopy. 

The next decade of world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment opened with a bang in 2011 with the addition of WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall tower swing ride, and the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park, Dinosaurs Alive!  With 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters, Soak City Waterpark, a 13-time, award-winning kids' area, high-energy live stage shows, classic family rides, and most unique Halloween events around, today's Kings Island remains one of the finest amusement/theme parks in the world. 

Did You Know?

Susan Perkins, “Miss America of 1978,” worked as a live shows performer at Kings Island.
When the park’s famous replica Eiffel Tower was originally painted, in 1971, it took 1,000 gallons of paint.
The park’s famous carousel was originally at Old Coney Island. The carousel was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Philadelphia, in 1926. During the 1937 flood, when it was in operation at Coney Island, some of the horses were swept down the river. A reward was offered for them, or pieces of them, and parts were returned from as far away as Memphis, TN. In 1968, the carousel was completely restored and it took one man, Bill Tull, seven months to hand paint the horses.
The original name of the Woodstock Express roller coaster was Scooby Doo. 
The Racer roller coaster has given more than 99 million rides since 1972, the most in park history. 
The Fairfield Marching Band performed as part of the Opening Day Ceremonies on April 29, 1972.
Fresh Horses starring Molly Ringwald. 
Carmen Electra, then known as Tara Patrick, was a dancer in the 1990's show, "It's Magic" in the Kings Island Theater on International Street.
The Fountain on International Street is 320 feet long -- more than the length of a football field! 
There are 11 remaining rides that opened with Kings Island in 1972:  The Racer, Eiffel Tower, Grand Carousel, Scrambler, Monster, Dodgem, Linus' Beetle Bugs, Race for Your Life Charlie Brown, K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad, Peanuts Off-Road Rally and Woodstock Express.
During the design phase of Kings Island, the proposed name for the Rivertown section of the park was Frontiertown.  The name was changed to Rivertown prior to the park's opening in 1972. 
The Brady Bunch filmed one of its most popular episodes,  "The Cincinnati Kids," in 1973 at Kings Island. 
Amazon Falls was the original name of Congo Falls when the attraction opened in 1988 at Kings Island. 
The Grand Carousel features a total of 48 horses.  There are 28 jumping horses and 20 stationary horses.  The horses on the outer ring are stationary.  The middle ring features the "jumping horses" while the inner ride is made up of both.

Adventure Express is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season.
Construction of Kings Island began on June 15, 1970. 

The original marketing slogan for the park when Kings Island opened in 1972 was "C'mon, Get Happy."

Kings Island's locomotives are scale replicas of the famous 1800's locomotive known as The General, which was the subject of The Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War.
One of America’s most unusual Bicentennial Celebrations that year took place at Kings Island when band leader, Paul Revere, was married on July 4 in front of the park’s American Heritage Music Hall (now named Kings Island Theater). All members of his Raiders band were dressed in authentic American Revolutionary uniforms.
The last year of operation for Sky Ride was 1979.  The ride was among the attractions transported from Cincinnati's Coney Island for the park's opening in 1972.  The Sky Ride gave 12,273,796 rides during its eight seasons of operation at Kings Island.

KI By the Year

On June 15, 1970, the Taft Broadcasting Company broke ground and began the construction of Kings Island led by the Charles V. Maescher & Co. Construction firm. By the end of the year construction of the Eiffel Tower, Royal Fountains and Racer roller coaster was underway. The park was dubbed Kings Island, after the town of Kings Mills in which the park was built and its famous predecessor on the Banks of the Ohio River, Coney Island. Only 150 of the 1600 acres purchased were utilized to begin building the park.
Construction of the Eiffel Tower, Royal Fountain and Racer roller coaster were completed by early fall. By Thanksgiving, rides and attractions had been transported and installed from Coney Island, including the Dodgem, Scrambler, Monster, Rotor, Log Flume, Sky Ride, Tumblebug and Flying Scooters.
After two years of construction, Kings Island opened to public April 29, 1972. The two flagship rides were the Racer and the Enchanted Voyage dark ride through Hanna-Barbera's cartoon land. The Racer was the first twin-track wooden coaster to be built in modern times and at speeds approaching 60 mph, it was the fastest, too. At $2 million, the dark ride was the most expensive attraction in the park. Other popular rides included: the Rotor, the Tumblebug, the Sky Ride, the Spirit of '76, the Wild Mouse, the Scooby-Doo roller coaster, the Spider, the Antique Cars, and the Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad.
On April 18, 1973, the park announced the completion of a $6 million expansion project. Three rides were added - the Flying Dutchmen, the Bayern Kurve, and a second log flume - as well as a new games arcade, a 1/2 mile nature trail, and a sit down, fine-dining restaurant specializing in chicken dishes and sourdough bread. The park gained national attention in January when The Partridge Family aired an episode shot entirely at the park in 1972 called, "I Left My Heart in Cincinnati." Former Cincinnati Reds great and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Johnny Bench and former Miss Ohio Mary Ann Mobley guest-starred. Not about to be outdone, the entire cast of The Brady Bunch visited the park in August to shoot their own episode.

A fifth themed area was added this year - the 100 acre Lion Country Safari (later known as Wild Animal Habitat).  During early stages of construction, developers decided to take the then popular drive-through nature park a step further.  By adding a monorail ride, a new concept in animal preservation was born in the country.  Grand opening guests this year witnessed a record-breaking high wire walk by 69-year-old Karl Wallenda.

Daredevil Evel Knievel successfully jumped over 14 Greyhound buses on his motorcycle in the Kings Island parking lot on October 25 to set a new world's record.  The jump was nationally televised by ABC-TV's "Wide World of Sports" and held the highest rating in the shows history.  Additions to the park included the Zodiac, one of only two double ferris wheels in the United States at the time, and the world's largest floral hanging basket weighing in at approximately eight tons.
Following the collapse of the park's air theatre from a heavy snow storm, the imposing American Heritage Music Hall (now known as Kings Island Theater) was erected at a cost of $1.8 million.  This event ended the standing joke in the air theatre that preceded every live show -- "In case of sudden loss of air pressure, everyone should lie down on the floor and blow up at the ceiling!"  On July 4, the park held a unique bicentennial celebration that made Time Magazine.  Paul Revere, band leader of the popular group Paul Revere and the Raiders, was married on this day with members of his band dressed in authentic revolutionary uniforms.  Also this year, the Racer became the one and only ride to have more than 3 million riders in one season.  The 1976 total for the Racer was 3,681,338.
The park's major new attraction this year, the Screamin' Demon, was the first steel looping coaster in the United States to run both forward and backward.  The entertainment program was expanded once again with the construction of the 1,700-seat outdoor International Showplace Theater which was officially dedicated by comedian Dick Van Dyke.  Van Dyke also served as the park's commercial spokesperson.  Other new attractions included the Fascination game building in the Coney Mall area and the introduction of the park's famous thick-cut fries at the Rivertown Potato Works.
The now-relocated College Football Hall of Fame joined the Kings Island complex. The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) championship tournament was held at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course across the street from the park.  At the park, a new Tower Gardens area was opened, an electronic shooting gallery was the new game, and the wildlife preserve became home for 15 black-footed penguins from Africa.  Comedian Jonathan Winters added his talents and humor to the role of park commercial spokesperson.
It was billed as the "biggest, baddest, longest, fastest roller coaster in the world."  You guessed it -- The Beast!  Three years in the making by park personnel, The Beast set a new standard for roller coasters throughout the world.  The Beast continues to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest wooden roller coaster.  The coaster is always ranked as one of the top wooden roller coasters in the world in Industry polls and by groups such as the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
A number of improvements were made to the Beast this year, including re-banking parts of the track, enclosing the 540-degree helix-turn, and joining the other two main tunnels.  Consumer demand prompted the opening of the Beast souvenir shop near the ride where "I tamed the Beast" buttons were the hot commodity.  A wine and cheese shop in the Oktoberfest area rounded out the year's new product.
In the spring of 1981, a totally new concept in steel roller coasters landed at the park.  The $3.8 million Bat was the prototype suspended roller coaster featuring free swinging cars that "flew" at speeds over 50 mph and hung from an overhead track.  Although the Bat was popular with guests, it was dismantled and removed in 1984 due to continual mechanical difficulties.  In July, the Wild Animal Habitat joined the Cincinnati Zoo and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to establish the Cincinnati Wildlife Federation to propagate endangered species.  Finally, roving atmosphere performers like jugglers and magicians were added to unexpectedly entertain guests throughout the park. 
The park pulled out all the stops this year with one exciting announcement after another.  In the ride department, the Viking Fury swinging ship debuted along with a $2.1 million expansion renovation of Hanna-Barbera Land.  Another ride first occurred when one of the trains on the Racer was turned around to travel in the backwards direction.  The other side of the twin racing roller coaster remained traveling forward.  The hit of the summer was the 10,000-seat TimberWolf Ampitheatre which would bring top name concert acts to the area.  The kickoff concert was Air Supply July 9.  The biggest news of the year was the announcement that Kings Island would become the first amusement/theme park in the country to open for the winter holidays.  Winterfest exceeded park officials expectations with over 271,000 visitors during the six-week tribute.
Kings Island's new $2.5 million German Festhaus first opened during Winterfest in 1982, but in the 1983 summer season it featured live entertainment and international food selections.  The entire Oktoberfest themed area was refurbished.  The Cincinnati Wildlife Research Federation's embryo program in an exotic species resulted in the birth of a female calf in June at Kings Island.  It was an eland-to-eland transfer and a first in veterinary medicine history.
The park unveiled yet another United States first -- a stand-up, steel looping roller coaster dubbed King Cobra.  The high tech ride was joined by the introduction of the sensational blue Smurfs cartoon characters.  Not only could the Smurfs be found at the front gate greeting visitors, but the Enchanted Voyage ride was rethemed to feature their adventures.  The Cincinnati Wildlife Research Foundation enjoyed two more research breakthroughs involving embryo transfers.
White Water Canyon, a $4 million rapid river ride, led the park to a then-record attendance high of 2,981,861 visitors.  The ride, specifically designed for Kings Island by Intamin, Inc. of Zurich, Switzerland, drenched each six passenger raft on its 1,680-foot-long channel through rapids, whirlpools, and geysers.  Later, coin-operated "geyser" machines were added to allow spectators the opportunity to soak riders too.  Signs at the beginning of the ride queue line read, "You WILL get wet on this ride!"
During Kings Island's conception, park officials continually stressed that Coney Island was much too valuable and memorable to be completely destroyed.  Thus, an entire area was set up in remembrance of Coney and in just six weeks after it closed in 1971, most of Coney's rides were transported and installed to their new home at Kings Island.  The area was expanded in 1986 with the additions of the 90-foot-high wheel called Skylab, the Zephyr swing ride, and reburbishment of the Dodgem bumper cars.  The Cinema 180 Theatre was also added at the end of Coney Mall.  The 60 by 30-foot-high screen was designed to make viewers feel as though they were part of the action -- whether this was pulling 5-G's while flying with the U.S. Air Force "Thunderbirds", flying over the Mt. St. Helen's crater, or feeling out of control on a run-away train.
Visitors felt the grip of Vortex, a $4 million roller coaster constructed with 750 tons of steel.  The coaster turns riders upside down six times -- more than any other ride in the world when it opened.  Vortex again put Kings Island in the national and international spotlight with crews from Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, and a Chinese television station visiting the park.  Kings Island also presented its first ice skating show, "Hot Ice," in the German Festhaus.  Co-produced by Ice Capades producer Bietak Productions in Los Angeles, CA, the spectacular featured 10 national and world figure skaters.  Park attendance went over 3 million for the first time.
Following the success of the White Water Canyon ride, the park installed another water attraction guaranteed to soak visitors, not just get them wet.  With Amazon Falls (now Congo Falls), a deck was built over the waterfall drop where observers could experience the feel of a "tidal wave" as gallons of water came crashing toward them.  A new 3-D move, "Sea Dream," added an unusual dimension to the park's entertainment package.  The movie was directed by Academy Award filmmaker Murray Lerner, who is also credited with reinventing the 3-D process.  The park also initiated an annual Science Day program for children of all ages and levels of scientific knowledge.  Students were challenged to calculate the speed, energy, and physical reactions of various park attractions.  Sixty-two schools throughout the tri-state and West Virginia participated. 
Waterworks, a new 12-acre themed area of exciting water attractions opened at Kings Island.  The $4.2 million addition featured 15 wet and wild water slides, a river inner-tube ride, a children's water activities area, and a live reggae band playing island favorites.  The legendary Beast celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the park enjoyed another record year with more than 3 million visitors.  Because Kings Island now offered so much to see and do, a specially priced two-day ticket was introduced.
Flight Commander, a futuristic flight simulator ride kicked off the year.  A joystick in each pod allowed visitors to become the "pilot" leading the capsule into climbs, dives, and barrel rolls.  The American Heritage Music Hall presented a new live show format with "It's Magic."  The show featured seven spectacular illusions created by internationally famous magician Mark Wilson.  Kings Island continued to be recognized as the top seasonal amusement/theme park in the country with yet another 3 million-plus in attendance.
Continuing the unique roller coaster legacy, the park introduced an adventure style coaster complete with special lighting, sound, and mechanical effects with Adventure Express.  Lazer Maze, the latest in game technology, was another hit this year.  Game participants were armed with a special infrared light gun to "zap" moving targets.  The merchandise department introduced the new "Hanna-Barbera Shop" featuring limited edition cartoon cels for the young at heart.  Olympic figure skating medalist Debi Thomas performed for guests on the International Street ice rink during Winterfest and hot teen stars from the year's most popular TV shows "Beverly Hills 90210" and the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" made special appearances.
Kings Island celebrated its 20th Anniversary season this year.  The party began with the debut of a new haunted ride Phantom Theatre, the Enchanted Theatre for children, a children's steel roller coaster, an exciting anniversary parade, and many other special events.  In August, Paramount Communications, Inc. purchased Kings Island and KECO to form Paramount Parks. 
Top Gun (now Flight Deck), a fun-filled suspended roller coaster that takes guests on an unforgettable jet ride, opens near Lion Country Safari.  Columbia Palace in Rivertown becomes Wings Diner.  Busytown Grill replaces Quickdraw's Cafe.  The German Bier Gardens is re-named Oktoberfest Gardens.  At the end of the season, the Lion Country Safari and monorail is removed. 
Days of Thunder (now Thunder Alley), an exciting new NASCAR racing simulator opens in Coney Mall between the Racer's turnaround.  The Wild Animal Habitat becomes Adventure Village.  Preston T. Tucker's Roadside Cafe, based on the 1988 Paramount movie "Tucker: The Man and his Dream" opens in Coney Mall.  Busytown Grill opens in Hanna-Barbera Land. 
Green slime invades the park when Nickelodeon Splat City explodes onto the scene, introducing a new brand of messy fun.  The Skycoaster opens in Adventure Village.
The world's first Linear Induction Motor (LIM) launch roller coaster, Outer Limits: Flight of Fear, opens this season in Coney Mall.  This unique attraction sends riders over almost 3,000 feet of track in complete darkness.  The XS Raceway go-kart attraction opens in Adventure Village.   
Kings Island celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season.  A limited number of 25th Anniversary posters are given away on Opening Day.  WaterWorks increases in size to 15 acres with the introduction of a wave pool, Surfside Bay, which is dubbed the only place to surf in the Midwest.  A new children's water play area is also added, Buccaneer Island. 
The 1998 season saw a major makeover in Hanna-Barbera Land.  Scooby's Ghoster Coaster, Yogi's Sky Tours, Atom Ant's Airways are among the new attractions added.  A new attraction opens in WaterWorks, the Wipeout Beach surfing area.  Days of Thunder was renamed Paramount Action FX Theater and featured a new film, James Bond 007: A License to Thrill. 
The new Face/Off inverted looping roller coaster and the Drop Zone Stunt Tower open in the new Paramount Action Zone section of the park.  Face/Off (now Invertigo) is the only looping, forward and backward, face-to-face inverted coaster in the Midwest.  Drop Zone (now Drop Tower) is the world's tallest gyro-drop at a staggering 315 feet.  Construction begins on a major new attraction.  On July 8, the park announces it is building a record-breaking roller coaster, Son of Beast.  The ride will be the world's tallest, fastest and only looping wooden roller coaster. 
Son of Beast is introduced as the world's tallest, fastest and only looping wooden roller coaster.  This behemoth coaster tops off a massive, two-year, $40 million capital expansion program at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark -- more than it cost to build the park in 1972.  FearFest debuts as the first Halloween event in the park's history. 

Areas of Rivertown and Hanna-Barbera Land are re-themed into Nickelodeon Central.  New attractions include Rugrats Runaway Reptar, the world's first inverted roller coaster for kids, and the Wild Thornberry's River Adventure, which had formerly been known as the Log Flume.  The Outer Limits: Flight of Fear is renamed Flight of Fear.   The 7th Portal is the new attraction in the Action FX Theater.  This year marked the final season for King Cobra.  Gold Season Passes are introduced and include free season-long parking and other exciting VIP perks. 

Kings Island celebrates its 30th Anniversary season with the premiere of Tomb Raider: The Ride, a heavily-themed, totally immersive dark ride adventure.  This collaborate effort between Paramount Studios and Kings Island marks the first in a unique experience where riders attempt to survive numerous Tomb Raider encounters.  Construction begins in July on a new dark ride experience for 2003.
The park introduces something for every member of the family with the addition of three new attractions: Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Castle, Delirium and SpongeBob SquarePants 3-D. Delirium is the world's first HUSS Giant Frisbee.  The Fountain on International Street was rebuilt.  In September, high winds destroy the park's marquee sign located by Kings Island Drive.
The Beast celebrates its 25th Anniversary season.  A 25th Anniversary video is played in the Beast's queue line.  Crocodile Dundee's Boomerang Bay Waterpark (later changed to Boomerang Bay Waterpark) opens to transport guests to a sunny down under water paradise.  The Paramount Theater (now Kings Island Theater) is renovated and features a new live show, "The Magic of the Movies."  The Nickelodeon Parade debuts in July. 

The Italian Job: Stunt Track opens as a new, fully themed action stunt car experience in Coney Mall.  Happy Days Diner replaces Preston T. Tucker's Roadside Cafe just around the corner from the park's newest roller coaster.  Chick-Fil-A, Graeter's Ice Cream and Starbucks open at the park.  In November, a long-time Cincinnati favorite holiday tradition returns for the first time in more than a decade with Winterfest. 

The World's Best Kids' area undergoes an incredible makeover to become Nickelodeon Universe, complete with three new rides and two new themed sections. New rides include Avatar: The Last Airbender, Phantom Flyers and Plankton's Plunge.  On June 30, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company purchases Paramount Parks from CBS Corporation for $1.25 billion. 
For its 35th Anniversary season, Kings Island introduces Firehawk -- Ohio's only flying coaster.  Willing test pilots soar 115 feet through five inversions at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour.  The park's live shows program is expanded including the return of an ice show in the Paramount Theatre.  In the fall, Kings Island's Halloween event is upgraded to the more immersive Halloween Haunt.  Dead Awaking in the International Showplace Theatre highlights the Halloween Haunt live shows package. 
Kings Island introduces new names for several rides and attractions.  Drop Zone is changed to Drop Tower; Top Gun to Flight Deck; Italian Job: Stunt Track to Backlot Stunt Coaster; Face/Off to Invertigo; Tomb Raider: The Ride to The Crypt; Days of Thunder to Thunder Alley; Paramount Theatre to Kings Island Theater; FX Theatre to Action Theatre; and Bubba Gump Shrimp Shack to Outer Hanks.  Daredevil Robbie Knievel jumped his motorcycle over 24 Coke Zero trucks in the parking lot to set a new world record.  Rick Wallenda sets a new record with a 2,000-foot skywalk from the Eiffel Tower and over the Fountain to the Front Gate and back again.  The Kings Island Hall of Fame was created to honor park associates who made extraordinary contributions during years of service at the park, or have distinguished themselves in some way that makes them worthy to receive this honor.  Carmen Electra, Dennis Speigel and Janeen Coyle comprise the inaugural class of inductees.  Howl-O-Fest, a family-friendly Halloween event, is added to the fall lineup. 
The park introduced Diamondback -- the tallest, fastest and meanest roller coaster to ever strike Kings Island!  The $22 million steel roller coaster stands 230 feet at its highest point with a first drop of 215 feet at a 74-degree angle.  Riders snake their way around 5,282 feet of track at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.  The park set a new amusement/theme park record for the most money raised for a first riders auction when $107,000 was raised for the charitable organization A Kid Again.  The Beast celebrates its 30th Anniversary season.  In May, a roller coaster event dubbed "Ride Warriors Coaster Weekend" attracted more than 750 participants from 14 states and Canada.  Daredevil Nik Wallenda set a new world record with a 262-foot high skywalk over the Fountains on International Street.  Gary Wachs and Rich Walburg are inducted into the Kings Island Hall of Fame.  A live stage show, "Hot Blooded", highlighted new attractions for Halloween Haunt. 
The park's award-winning kids area received a fresh new look with a timeless classic.  Planet Snoopy debuts with more than 18 PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions, including a live stage show and daily character meet-and-greets.  An interactive family dark ride, Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, opens on International Street.  New live stage shows include Sign, Sealed, Delivered! in the International Showplace Theater, Way Too Much TV in the Festhaus, and Snoopy Rocks on Ice in the Kings Island Theater.  A total of $185,000 is raised for Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati affiliate through the park's newly created Kings Island for the Cure campaign.  Lewis Johnson and Rob Pottorf are inducted into the Kings Island Hall of Fame.
Two new major attractions debut this season, WindSeeker and Dinosaurs Alive!  WindSeeker, a $5 million, 301-foot tall tower ride, spins riders 30 stories above the park. Seated in two-person swings that allow their feet to dangle free, riders slowly begin rotating in a circular motion as the swings ascend the tower. At the top, the swings reach speeds up to 30 mph, flaring out 45 degrees from the tower.  Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island is the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park and features more than 60 life-sized, moving dinosaurs in a 12.5-acre Jurassic forest outdoor setting.  The park raised $219,000 for Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati affiliate through its KI for the Cure campaign.  A new family-oriented Halloween event was introduced in the fall, Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs. 

The Soak City Waterpark highlights Kings Island's 40th Annivesary season.  Soak City is a $10 million expansion of Kings Island's waterpark and is the premier waterpark in the region featuring mroe than 50 water activities, including 30 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers, and surfable waves.  Newest attractions include Splash River and a 650,000-gallon wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay   

Yep, We Really Count Every Ride

Total Riders: 44,492,440 / Record Year: 1,466,142 (1987)
Total Riders: 44,017,946 / Record Year: 2,267,188
Total Riders: 41,654,968 / Record Year: 2,183,642 (1987)
Total Riders: 37,924,762 / Record Year: 1,618,460 (1973)
Total Riders: 33,634,777 / Record Year: 2,143,480 (1993)
Total Riders: 30,622,440 / Record Year: 1,100,299 (1976)
Total Riders: 29,558,461 / Record Year: 1,530,033 (1983)
Total Riders: 28,591,968 / Record Year: 1,746,021 (1986)
Total Riders: 24,712,513 / Record Year: 1,020,706 (1973)
Total Riders: 23,215,548 / Record Year: 970,818 (1976)
Total Riders: 23,155,393 / Record Year: 907,932 (1972)
Total Riders: 22,355,055 / Record Year: 865,690 (1973)
Total Riders: 21,578,073 / Record Year: 1,527,492 (1993)
Total Riders: 20,691,369 / Record Year: 1,363,753 (1988)
Total Riders: 15,441,817 / Record Year: 784,866 (1986)
Total Riders: 14,294,693 / Record Year: 1,078,021 (1998)
Total Riders: 12,910,481 / Record Year: 986,920 (2010)
Total Riders: 11,761,253 / Record Year: 512,769 (1982)
Total Riders: 10,643,887 / Record Year: 1,861,093 (2013)
Total Riders: 10,266,438 / Record Year: 332,303 (1981)
Total Riders: 9,484,499 / Record Year: 647,837 (2000)
Total Riders: 9,102,129 / Record Year: 332,817 (1982)
Total Riders: 8,168,424 / Record Year: 623,905 (2001)
Total Riders: 7,998,872 / Record Year: 827,297 (2004)
Total Riders: 7,871,399 / Record Year: 431,858 (1992)
Total Riders: 7,828,537 / Record Year: 599,677 (1982)
Total Riders: 7,722,381 / Record Year: 321,456 (1982)
Total Riders: 7,476,561 / Record Year: 812,426 (2009)
Total Riders: 7,012,715 / Record Year: 608,184 (2003)
Total Riders: 6,801,556 / Record Year: 270,376 (1976)
Total Riders: 4,827,840 / Record Year: 306,599 (2005)
Total Riders: 4,541,329 / Record Year: 624,016 (2014)
Total Riders: 4,467,163 / Record Year: 230,421 (1996)
Total Riders: 4,121,939 / Record Year: 330,140 (1998)
Total Riders: 3,464,114 / Record Year: 456,136 (2006)
Total Riders: 2,820,679 / Record Year: 345,125 (2006)
Total Riders: 2,687,767 / Record Year: 154,094 (1994)
Total Riders: 2,106,614 / Record Year: 271,133 (2006)
Total Riders: 2,000,305 / Record Year: 2,000,305 (2014)
Total Riders: 1,914,595 / Record Year: 517,736 (2012)
Total Riders: 997,337 / Record Year: 74,284 (1996)
Total Riders: 428,287 / Record Year: 37,687 (2009)

Approved Park Descriptions

With more than 100 world-class rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of thrills and family attractions. Call (513) 754-5700 or www.visitkingsisland.com.
Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions. Guests can check out Banshee – one of 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters. Families can spend the day together in the award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area. Park admission includes Soak City, a 33-acre water park! Call (513) 754-5700 or www.visitkingsisland.com.
With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions. Guests can experience 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters, including Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, and the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast! Families can spend the perfect day together in the award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area. Park admission includes Soak City, a 33-acre water park. Call (513) 754-5700 or www.visitkingsisland.com.
With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions. Guests can experience the park’s 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters, including Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, and the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast! Families can spend the perfect day together in the 13-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area, or step back in time to periods between 245 million and 65 million years ago in Dinosaurs Alive!. Admission to Kings Island includes Soak City – the park’s massive 33-acre waterpark! Call (513) 754-5700 or visit www.visitkingsisland.com

Things To Know Before You Go


Our goal is to make Kings Island as enjoyable and barrier free as possible.


Listed below are some of the services we offer. Please feel free to suggest areas in which we might improve in the future. 

1. On most rides where guests in wheelchairs can be accommodated, guests will have to leave their wheelchairs to be seated.

2. A limited supply of wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (ECV) are available for rental at the Rental Center on the left just inside the front gate. However, since wheelchairs and ECVs are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance, we urge guests to bring their own wheelchair. 

3. Our two First Aid Stations are staffed from 10 a.m. to closing. Refrigeration for medication, with the exception of bee sting anaphylaxis kits, is available at First Aid, and medical equipment can be stored. One First Aid Station is located in Planet Snoopy, adjacent to Charlie Brown's Wind Up. A second is located in Soak City, near the Train Station. 

4. All shows and most attractions are accessible. Please see an usher for seating accommodations.

5. Assistive listening systems utilize a lightweight wireless device that receives a signal from transmitters at certain locations in order to amplify sound. These are recommended for guests with mild to moderate hearing loss. This system is located in the following Live Entertainment venues: Kings Island Theater, International Showplace, Festhaus, and the PEANUTS Playhouse. Please ask one of our house ushers to assist in obtaining a device.

6. If requested a minimum of seven (7) days in advance, Kings Island will provide American Sign Language Interpretation at the following venues: Kings Island Theater, PEANUTS Playhouse, Festhaus, International Bandstand, and the International Showplace. To arrange for sign language interpreting services, please call 513.754.5700. Live Show scripts or Score sheets are available at each show venue (with the exception of Kings Island Theater) upon request and must be returned at the end of the show.

7. ATTY is available at Guest Services for guests with hearing disabilities needing to use a telephone.

8. Service dogs are welcome at Kings Island. Service dogs must be physically controlled on a leash or harness at all times. Due to the nature of most rides, service dogs must remain with a non-riding member of the guest's party. Kings Island associates are not permitted to take control of service dogs. Guests whose service dogs demonstrate aggressive actions toward our guests or associates will be directed to remove the animal from the park. Limit one service dog per guest. Service dogs are accommodated on Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, Eiffel Tower, Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad, Woodstock Whirlybirds, Grand Carousel, and Character Carousel. Please refer to each ride admission policy for further information regarding service animals. Guests may take advantage of our Parent Swap policy for staying with the service dog. 

9. Lockers are available for rent and located at the front gate, in Action Zone near the new Banshee roller coaster, in Rivertown near the entrance to White Water Canyon, and in Soak City. 

10. Smoking: As we strive to accommodate all of our guests, designated smoking areas have been established throughout Kings Island. Please refer to our Park Guide & Map for specific locations. Smoking is not permitted in any theater, ride or waiting area, and any in-door or out-door restaurant. 

11. In Soak City, lifejackets are provided free of charge. Only coast guard approved lifejackets are allowed. For Tidal Wave Bay, Breakers Bay and Splash River, a lifejacket is required for anyone who is less than 48" tall in bare feet or is an inexperienced or non-swimmer. Guests less than 48" tall must wear a lifejacket and be accompanied by a responsible adult.

12. If you need further information or have a specific need that is not addressed here, please contact us by calling 513.754.5700.



 


Supervise Children at all times


Children may be "officially" measured at one of the Height Measurement Stations located at Guest Services located at the front gate, just inside the front gate on International Street and at the entrance of Planet Snoopy near the entrance to Boo Blasters on Boo Hill. The measured guest will be given a wristband to indicate height. Wristbands are not required to ride but are intended to make your wait in line shorter by streamlining the rider height measurement process.

For the safety of the child, a standard shoe that does not contribute excessively to the child's height is required. For example, a child is not permitted to wear platform shoes to help meet the height requirement. Kings Island reserves the right to ask that shoes be removed to ensure that a child's height is not being artificially enhanced or manipulated.


Travel Light


When planning your day at Kings Island, it's best to travel light. Bring only items that can be safely secured in cargo pockets (fastened with velcro, a button or zipper) or waist pack fastened with a zipper.

Most rides cannot accommodate loose articles including cell phones, pagers, hats, cameras, stuffed animals, purses, backpacks, umbrellas, beverage containers, personal entertainment devices, etc. Items must be safely secured in cargo pockets, a waist pack, in a bin on the ride platform if available, left in a locker, or with a non-rider.

On Banshee and Firehawk: Loose items are not able to be stored in bins on the ride platform area. 

For safety reasons, taking pictures, videotaping and filming on rides is prohibited and can be cause for ejection from the park. 


Lost and Found Articles


Be sure to secure all loose articles such as glasses, cellular phones, pagers, loose change, cameras, keys, clothing, sunglasses, hats, wallets, etc., before you board a ride. All items found at Kings Island are turned in to our Lost and Found Department located at the front gate near the admissions windows. 

If you lose an item on a ride, we will search for the article as soon as possible. In order to keep the ride in operation an immediate search is not possible. Please visit Lost and Found to complete paperwork to ensure the item is returned to you if it's found. For your safety, do not enter restricted areas. You may be seriously injured if you enter a restricted area.

If your item has not been found by the time you leave the park, please call 513.754.5805 to follow up with our Lost and Found Department.



 


Bad Weather


Some attractions may close in bad weather until conditions permit safe operation. In the event of bad weather, enjoy a show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. Please be advised Kings Island cannot issue rain checks or refunds for inclement weather. In case of severe weather, area emergency system sirens will sound and further instructions will be given over the public address system. 


Parents like to have fun too!


We know Parents like to have as much fun as the kids. To make it easy for Mom and Dad to enjoy the rides too, we offer the Parent Swap Program. Here's how it works: one parent waits in line to ride a thrill ride or other height-restricted attraction. After riding, they give their Parent Swap pass to the ride operator and the other parent/guardian, who has been taking care of the little ones, can walk up the exit or alternate access lane to get right on the ride.

To participate in Parent Swap, parents need to obtain a slip to authorize them for the program at Guest Services located at the front gate. 

 

Parents, sign up for this service


Kings Island offers a service to quickly reunite separated children and parents with cell phones. Please sign up for this service at Guest Services located at the front gate; Baby Care or Soak City Waterpark Guest Services.

 

If you wish to leave the park and return on the same day...


If you wish to leave the park and return on the same day, please have your hand stamped on your way out at the front gate. If you wish to leave the parking lot and re-enter, present your parking receipt to the attendant when you return.

 

You don't have to leave your pets at home


Only service animals are permitted inside the park. Kings Island does not have pet care facilities on site; however, we encourage you to visit our nearby partner's facility, Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa.

 

Your safety is our top priority!


Kings Island's Ride Admission Policy has been developed based on the recommendations of the manufacturer, our past experience and our evaluation of each ride using our knowledge of the ride in both normal and emergency operating conditions.

Our prime consideration is the ability of each person to endure the dynamics of the ride without risk of injury to that person or other riders.

Any guest that feels he or she may be affected by this policy is encouraged to visit Guest Services located at the front gate to obtain a list of the rides he or she can safely ride.

Your Ride Admission Policy list will provide information for our ride operators to help accommodate you.
 

 

No outside food, beverages or coolers permitted


No outside food, beverages or coolers are permitted to be brought into Kings Island or the Soak City Waterpark. Exceptions are made for Guests with special dietary needs and baby food and formula for infants. 

Guests with special dietary needs should stop at Guest Services located at the front gate upon arrival at the park. 

 

Kings Island is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our guests and associates


Guests arriving at the park may be subject to being electronically scanned with a handheld "wand". All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. may be subject to a brief examination prior to entering.

Outside food and beverages, coolers, glass containers, sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited. We encourage you to leave any unnecessary items at home or secured within your vehicle.

Exceptions are made for guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guests should contact Guest Services or Park Security upon arrival for approval to bring in these special dietary foods. Items will need to be marked and dated to clearly show that they have been approved for entry into the Park.

Kings Island uses a combination of methods to patrol the Park on a daily basis which include a team of uniformed officers as well as other plain clothes officers that walk the property, in addition to video surveillance monitoring. 


Photos and Videos


For safety reasons, we cannot permit on-ride photography of any kind on any ride other than the Eiffel Tower and the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad. Due to the potential for water damage, White Water Canyon, Congo Falls and Race for Your Life Charlie Brown riders should leave their cameras and other valuable items with a non-rider or in a locker. Use of camera phones or any type of photography or video recording devices is prohibited in any rest room or Soak City changing area.

Guests taking pictures or video while riding may be asked to leave the park with no refund given and a misdemeanor under O.R.C. 1711.551.

 

Information For Guests With Disabilities

At Kings Island we are proud of our reputation for accommodating guests with disabilities through our Ride Admission Policy. To continue to provide equal access for all guests, be aware that all guests with mobility impairments or ASD will now receive a Ride Boarding Pass with wait times. The Ride Boarding Pass Program allows guests to access rides at specified times via the exit ramp in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular queue lines.

You may be asking yourself whether Kings Island is appropriate for guests with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or whether your loved one on the spectrum will be able to handle the theme park experience. Kings Island has taken steps to be well-prepared to welcome and provide accommodations for all types of disabilities, including autism and related disorders.

Guests with disabilities should stop by Guest Services located at the Front Gate upon arrival at the park.  A brochure (Rider Safety Guide) detailing the many special accommodations and our Ride Admissions Policy is available from Guest Services.
A limited supply of wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (ECV) are available for rental at the Rental Center on the left just inside the Front Gate. However, since wheelchairs and ECVs are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance, we urge guests to bring their own wheelchair.
Kings Island’s Ride Admission Policy and Special Access Entrances are designed to help you safely experience our facilities. Rides with Special Access designations will make boarding easier. If you require the use of a Special Access Entrance to enter a ride, please visit Guest Services to obtain a Ride Admission Slip.
Assistive listening systems utilize a lightweight wireless device that receives a signal from transmitters at certain locations in order to amplify sound. These are recommended for guests with mild to moderate hearing loss. This system is located in the following Live Entertainment venues: Kings Island Theater, International Showplace, Festhaus, and the PEANUTS Playhouse. A device is also available at Action Theater.  Please ask one of our house ushers to assist in obtaining a device.
If requested at least one week in advance, Kings Island will provide American Sign Language Interpretation at the following venues: Kings Island Theater, PEANUTS Playhouse, Festhaus, International Bandstand, and the International Showplace. To arrange for sign language interpreting services, please call 513-754-5700. Live Show scripts or Score sheets are available at each show venue (with the exception of Kings Island Theater) upon request and must be returned at the end of the show.

Service animals are welcome at Kings Island. A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature pony that has been individually trained to perform tasks for a person with disabilities. We may ask you what task your service animal performs for you. Service animals must be controlled with a “restraining device” at all times while on our property. There is a limit of one service animal per guest. Due to the nature of most rides, service animals must remain with a non-riding member of your party. We are not permitted to take control of your service animal. Service animals are not permitted in water attractions, wet decks, wading pools, or lazy rivers. A relief area is located adjacent to the restroom at Backlot Stunt Coaster. Please stop by Guest Services or our Help Center for more information.

A TTY is available at Guest Services for guests with hearing disabilities needing to use a telephone.
Guests with casts and braces will be restricted from riding rides where the cast or brace will not fit inside the ride unit or where it will present a hazard to the guest or others. Guests with full arm (elbow restricted) and full leg (knee restricted) casts or braces are restricted from most rides and water slides at Kings Island. We suggest you delay your visit until the cast is removed. Casts are not permitted on Banshee, Diamondback and Drop Tower.
Guests with any type of prosthesis should not ride unless they can ensure the device is properly secured and will remain in place during the ride. If there is any concern of the prosthesis becoming dislodged during the ride, guests should visit Guest Services for assistance. Guests with prosthetic limbs must consult with Guest Services prior to waiting in line or riding. Guests with a prosthetic leg cannot ride Flight of Fear or Drop Tower. Guests with a prosthetic above the ankle cannot ride Diamondback.

Guests with certain amputations may be able to ride Diamondback and Banshee with the use of a separate full body harness provided the guest has remaining leg and arm remnants to be secured by the harness. Guests should check with Guest Services to determine if they are eligible to ride using the full body harness.

Height Requirements

Minimum Required to Ride

54 Inches
Diamondback
Firehawk (maximum 80 inches)
Flight of Fear
Invertigo (maximum 78 inches)

52 Inches
Banshee
WindSeeker
Delirium (maximum 76 inches)

48 Inches
Drop Tower (maximum 80 inches)
The Bat
Slingshot
The Beast
The Racer
Vortex
Xtreme SkyFlyer


Minimum Height

48 Inches
Adventure Express
Backlot Stunt Coaster
Dodgem
Zephyr

46 Inches
Congo Falls
White Water Canyon

42 Inches
Shake, Rattle & Roll (42-54 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

40 Inches
Viking Fury (40-48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

36 Inches

Scrambler (36-48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

Other Attractions
Boo Blaster (no minimum height requirement)
Eiffel Tower (no minimum height requirement)
K.I. & Miami Valley Railroad (no minimum height requirement)
Monster (no minimum height requirement)


NoteA supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years of age or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.
Minimum Height

44 Inches
Flying Ace Aerial Chase (maximum 76 inches)
Surf Dog (44-48 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

42 Inches
Linus Launcher

40 Inches
Woodstock Express (40-46 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

36 Inches
Charlie Brown's Wind Up (maximum 54 inches)
Kite Eating Tree (36-46 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)
Race for Your Life Charlie Brown (36-46 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)
Snoopy vs. Red Baron (maximum 54 inches)
The Great Pumpkin Coaster (maximum 60 inches; 36-40 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

Other Attractions
Character Carousel (maximum 60 inches; less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)
Joe Cool's Dodgem School (maximum 54 inches)
Linus Beetle Bugs (maximum 54 inches)
Peanuts 500 (maximum 54 inches)
Peanuts Off-Road Rally (maximum 54 inches)
Sally's Sea Plane (maximum 60 inches; less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)
Snoopy's Junction (maximum 60 inches; less than 40 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)
Snoopy's Spash Dance (no height requirement)
Woodstock Whirlybirds (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a responsible person)

NoteA supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years or older and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.



DINOSAURS ALIVE! HELPFUL TIPS

 

Early morning when the park opens is typically the best time to experience Dinosaurs Alive!, when the temperatures are cooler. Early evening just before dinner is also a great time to experience this world-class attraction.

 

A plethora of great video and photo opportunities


There are many great video and photo opportunities from start to finish in Dinosaurs Alive! You will want to upload them to your Facebook and Twitter pages to share with family and friends.

Be sure to tag your photos #KIDinos.

 

Dinosaurs Alive! is a 12.5-acre journey


Your journey through Dinosaurs Alive! will take you through a 12.5-acre Jurassic forest setting. Wear comfortable, broken in shoes and light clothing such as cotton.

 

Stay hydrated


Your Dinosaurs Alive! experience can last up to one hour and you will be walking nearly a mile through a Jurassic forest setting. Make sure you stay hydrated.

 

 

There are no restroom facilities inside Dinosaurs Alive! A restroom is located to the right of the attraction entrance. There is no re-entry for non-Gold and Platinum season passholders, so please make sure you "go" before you go.

 

Dinosaurs Alive! is a smoke-free environment


Smoking is not permitted inside Dinosaurs Alive! Designated smoking areas are located throughout the main park.

 

DINOSAURS ALIVE! FAQ


Dinosaurs Alive! Ticket Information Coming Soon!


Dinosaurs Alive! tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the park. It is recommended to purchase your Dinosaurs Alive! tickets in advance.



Dinosaurs Alive! open morning until dusk


The world's largest animatronic dinosaur park opens in the morning each day at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. through Labor Day. Dinosaurs Alive! is closed on Halloween Haunt Fridays and closes at 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the Halloween events. 

Please be advised Dinosaurs Alive! may close due to severe weather and remain closed until safe operation permits.

 

Dinosaurs Alive! is free for Gold and Platinum passholders!


Admission to Dinosaurs Alive! is free for Gold and Platinum season passholders.  Non-passholders ticket information is coming soon! 

 

 

Dinosaurs Alive! tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the order transaction has been completed at the front gate, gift shop, online or by phone. This includes weather-related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check the local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.

 

Please don't feed the Dinosaurs!


In-park food and beverages are permitted in Dinosaurs Alive!

 

 

Create your own experience!


One of the great features about Dinosaurs Alive! is you can create your own experience. You can go at your own pace. Most park goers will spend approximately 30-45 minutes in the attraction. 

 

Yard Work


Your admission ticket is valid for one entry. Once you exit the attraction there is no re-entry.

Gold and Platinum season passholders can enjoy unlimited visits through Dinosaurs Alive! every time they visit Kings Island. 

 

Dinosaurs Alive! is for everyone


Absolutely! Dinosaurs Alive! is accessible for anyone with mobility restrictions.

 

 

Dinosaurs Alive! is not open during Halloween Haunt. This attraction closes at dusk each day.

 

Dinosaurs Alive! appeals to guests of all ages


Children are typically fascinated by the more than 65 life-sized, moving, roaring dinosaurs located throughout the 12.5-acre dinosaur park. This attraction appeals to guests of all ages.

 

Fast Lane

Make the most of your day with Fast Lane.  Our list of rides has something for everyone in the family to enjoy!  Try Fast Lane Plus, and add two of your favorite coasters -- Banshee and Firehawk!
Separate ride entrances and exclusive access points make Fast Lane quick, easy and hassle-free to all of our guests.
Daily Fast Lane access is limited.  This keeps the Fast Lane experience great for all our guests.  Be sure to reserve your date by purchasing Fast Lane access online in advance!

Dining Plan Details


Enjoy an entree, side and a fountain drink during your visit.
The Single Meal Deal is $13.99 for the 2017 season. Valid through 10/29. Not valid for WinterFest.

Guests with All Day Dining will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations and enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes! Drinks are not included. However, you may purchase a Souvenir Bottle online at our best price.
All Day Dining is $29.99 for the 2017 season. Valid through 10/29. Not valid for WinterFest.


When you purchase an All Season Dining Plan, it will automatically be uploaded to your season pass. Simply present your pass at any participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at the lowest price.
All Season Dining during the 2017 Season is $111 for Regular and Gold Passholders and $138 for Platinum Passholders. Valid through WinterFest.



plus applicable taxes and fees


Only available online.
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All Day Dining may be purchased in the park at any ticket window or participating dining location. Or, save yourself some time and purchase your All Day Dining Plan online before you go to the park.
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Add the All Season Dining Plan onto your 2017 Season Pass and stay fueled for the fun all day long.  All Season Dining includes lunch and dinner at participating locations throughout the park every time you visit during the 2017 season.  
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plus applicable taxes and fees

Single Meal Deal

Simply redeem your voucher at any participating location for an entree, side, and a drink.  


All Day Dining

Guests with All Day Dining voucher will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations.   Enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes throughout the day.  Drinks are not included.  We recommend adding a Souvenir Bottle with free refills on your first visit and $1 refills (plus tax) for the rest ofthe season with your All Day Dining purchase.



All Season Dining Plan

Guests with All Season Dining will automatically have it included on their Season Pass. Simply present your season pass at any of the participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included. We recommend purchasing the All Season Souvenir Bottle with free unlimited refills all season with your All Season Dining Plan purchase.


   

Look for the Dining Plan symbol at these participating locations throughout the park!
 
 
Coconut Cove Cafe <h2><font size=2>Soak City</h2></font>
Chicken Shack

Action Zone

Planet Snoopy Grill <h2><font size=2>Planet Snoopy</h2></font>
Chick-fil-A

Planet Snoopy

Planet Snoopy Grill <h2><font size=2>Planet Snoopy</h2></font>
Coconut Cove Cafe

Soak City

LaRosa's Pizza <h2><font size=2>International Street & Rivertown</h2></font>
Festhaus

Oktoberfest

Juke Box Diner

Coney Mall

LaRosa's Pizza

International St. & Rivertown

Hank's Burrito Shack <h2><font size=2>Oktoberfest</h2></font>
Hank's Burrito Shack

Oktoberfest

Skyline Chili <h2><font size=2>Coney Mall & International Street</h2></font>
Panda Express

Oktoberfest

Skyline Chili <h2><font size=2>Coney Mall & International Street</h2></font>
Potato Works

Coney Mall

The Chicken Shack<h2><font size=2>Action Zone</h2></font>
Skyline Chili

Coney Mall & International St.

The Chicken Shack<h2><font size=2>Action Zone</h2></font>
Planet Snoopy Grill

Planet Snoopy

The Chicken Shack<h2><font size=2>Action Zone</h2></font>
Soak City Grill Cart
Soak City 
Skyline Chili <h2><font size=2>Coney Mall & International Street</h2></font>
Subway

Coney Mall & Soak City

 Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days.
Chicken Shack
In Action Zone

  • Hand breaded chicken tenders with fries
  • Crispy chicken salad with Texas toast

Chick-fil-A
In Planet Snoopy

  • Chick-fil-A sandwich with waffle fries
  • Chick-fil-A nuggets with waffle fries

Coconut Cove Cafe
In Soak City

  • 2 slices of cheese pizza and breadsticks
  • 2 slices of pepperoni pizza and breadsticks
  • Burger with fries

Coney Potato Works
In Coney Mall

  • Gluten free chicken tenders with fresh cut fries
  • Gluten free corn dog with fresh cut fries

Festhaus
In Oktoberfest

  • 2 slices of cheese pizza and breadsticks
  • 2 slices of pepperoni pizza and breadsticks
  • Chicken tenders with fries
  • Burger with fries
  • Gluten free pizza

Juke Box Diner
In Coney Mall

  • Fresh grilled burger and fries
  • Grilled chicken sandwich and fries
  • Hot dog and fries

LaRosa's Pizza
On International Street and in Rivertown

  • 2 slices of cheese pizza and breadsticks
  • 2 slices of pepperoni pizza and breadsticks
  • Antipasto salad and breadsticks

Hank's Burrito Shack
In Oktoberfest

  • Burrito
  • Burrito bowl

Panda Express
In Oktoberfest

  • Two entree plate and side

Skyline Chili
On International Street and in Coney Mall

  • Two cheese coneys and fries
  • 3-way and cheese coney

Planet Snoopy Grill
In Planet Snoopy

  • Chicken tenders with fries
  • Burger with fries
  • Corndog with fries
  • All beef hot dog with fries

Soak City Grill Cart
In Soak City

  • Grilled all beef hot dog with choice of chips
  • Grilled Italian sausage with choice of chips

Subway
In Coney Mall and Soak City

  • Six inch sub and bag of chips


Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice throughout the season and from year to year. Operating hours vary by location and some locations may not be open on select operating days.


Single Meal Deal includes a fountain drink.

While the All Day and All Season Dining Plans do not include drinks, you may consider buying a Souvenir Bottle online. With a Souvenir Bottle, you can enjoy free refills all day long on your first visit and $1 (taxes included) refills for the rest of the season. Or, get unlimited free refills all season long with the All Season Souvenir Bottle. Enjoy refreshing Coca-Cola beverages including Minute Maid Lemonade, Hi-C Fruit Punch and Powerade all day or all season. The choice is yours!
As a Platinum Passholder, the All Season Dining Plan and All Season Souvenir Drink Bottle are valid at any Cedar Fair park within the U.S. and Canada. Simply present your Platinum Pass at any participating food locations during your visit to enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4-hour interval time between meals) and free refills with your Souvenir Bottle.

Waterpark Information

To participate in water park attractions, appropriate swimwear is required. Here are some recommendations to help you plan your visit:

  • Appropriate swimwear is required. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear.
  • Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride Paradise Plunge, Pineapple Pipeline, Tropical Twister or Tropical Plunge.
  • Footwear is not permitted on Soak City attractions. Aqua socks and aquatic style footwear are permitted on Mondo Monsoon and Zoom Flume.
  • Guests requiring special accommodation should speak to a member of the Aquatics management team. Specifically designed attire made out of lycra or nylon type materials will be considered. Due to attraction manufacturer requirements, some riding restrictions may apply.
  • Diaper dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.
  • When exiting Soak City, shirts, shorts, and shoes are required.
If you do not have appropriate bathing attire, swimsuits and other aquatic gear can be purchased at Seaside Supplies.
To ensure the safest experience for all guests during their visit, the following rules are in effect. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

  • Attractions may have specific height, weight, and safety requirements. Please refer to the Safety Guide sign posted at each attraction to make an informed decision as to whether the attraction is right for you.
  • Please refrain from running, horseplay, and other boisterous activities.
  • Glassware and similar material with a tendency to shatter on impact are not permitted in Soak City.
  • For safety reasons, diving is not permitted at any attraction.
  • Soak City and Kings Island is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.
  • Keep an eye on your young children. Children should not be left unattended at any time.
  • Please secure all loose articles, including hats, glasses, and jewelry when riding. Cameras, cell phones and video recording devices may not be used on any slide or in any changing area or restroom.
  • Water toys, whistles, and inflatable assists are not permitted.
  • Masks and snorkels are not permitted at any water attraction.
  • Hearing devices or any other electronic devices may be damaged by water. Please take the necessary steps to protect such items.
  • According to crowd size, time at the water attractions and access to Soak City may be limited.
Our Aquatics staff is here to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant visit. First aid staff and water park supervisors are available throughout the area should you have any questions or need assistance. Please follow all lifeguard rules and instructions, but do not talk to or distract lifeguards while they are on duty.
In an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable water park experience for our guests, Soak City routinely utilizes training exercises to improve our lifeguards’ skills and vigilance. These exercises will occur during normal operating hours and may consist of the following: submersible water mannequins, the use of video surveillance equipment, internal and external audits, active/inactive water rescues and/or first aid scenarios.
Soak City provides a full day of fun in the sun! To make the most of your day, be sure to drink plenty of water in order to avoid heat exhaustion. Drinking fountains are located near each restroom. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen frequently throughout the day. If you happen to forget your sunscreen, Seaside Supplies and various merchandise locations throughout the Park have a variety of sunscreens and sundries available for purchase.
Life jackets are available for use throughout Soak City. Life jackets are complimentary and are available to any guest wishing to use one. Children, first-time swimmers, and weaker swimmers are encouraged to wear a life jacket. Life jackets are available for all guests needing special consideration. Some attractions require children below a specific height to wear a life jacket before participating in the attraction. Aquatics staff and lifeguards reserve the right to impose the use of life jackets as needed. For specific attraction requirements, please see the Soak City attractions listing. Guests are permitted to wear their own life jacket; however it must be Coast Guard certified.
The First Aid Station is located near the Soak City Train Station. If you need any assistance during your visit, do not hesitate to stop by the First Aid Station, or notify the nearest lifeguard. Our team would be glad to assist.
Upon arriving, we recommend selecting a meeting place such as the Soak City Main Entrance, in the event you or your child becomes lost or separated from your party. In the unlikely event that your child becomes separated, please alert an associate or go to Soak City Guest Services.
If you happen to lose an item or leave an item behind while visiting, please go to Soak City Guest Services during regular operating hours. After hours, please visit Lost and Found located outside of the main entrance to Kings Island.
Soak City is committed to providing all of our guests with an enjoyable visit. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to visit our Guests with Disabilities page for detailed information on the requirements of each attraction, along with the programs that Kings Island and Soak City offer.

A water wheelchair is available for guests requiring additional assistance when at Breakers Bay, Tidal Wave Bay, or Splash River. The water wheelchair may be used by multiple guests on the same day. During your visit, please speak to a member of our Aquatics management team at Soak City Guest Services to obtain access to the water wheelchair and for further accessibility information.
For your convenience, lockers are located next to Coconut Cove Café and the Soak City Train Station. Various locker sizes are available for all of your personal belongings. Locker rentals are automated and can be paid using cash and credit cards. Debit cards cannot be used at this time. The lockers work with electronic pin codes and will allow unlimited access throughout the day. Locker access is available until both Soak City and Kings Island are closed for the evening. Kings Island cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
Relax and enjoy the privacy of your own wave side cabana. A limited number of exclusive cabanas are available each day and often sell out. For more information and to reserve your cabana, please visit our Cabana page.
Inner tubes are available free of charge at each attraction that requires a tube in order to ride. Inner tubes must remain at the attraction after riding.

Group Fundraising

Kings Island is committed to assisting non-profit groups raise funding for their organizations. To participate in this program, your group must be designated as a non-profit group and provide a form W-9. Each member of your group will receive hourly wages payable directly to your group. Each group may only work up to 13 shifts in one season.

All Group Members must be at least 18 years of age and cannot be a current associate of Kings Island. If they were a previous associate, they must be in good standing to participate in the group’s program. All members must bring a photo ID with them to participate in this program.

We need all Group Members to wear a white, collared shirt without a logo, khaki pants or shorts worn at the waist, with a belt and comfortable athletic shoes that are primarily white or black. If possible, a slip resistant sole is recommended. If outwear is needed, you may wear a solid black or navy jacket provided there is not logo.
By clicking on the Register Now button, you will be able to view available dates for your group and enroll your group. Once your registration is completed, we will contact the group leader. Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change. Kings Island reserves the right to cancel shifts up to 24 hours prior to the date of your shift.

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Kings Island address: 6300 Kings Island Dr, Kings Island, OH 45034

 

If you are travelling north on I-71, we are located off exit 24, just 35 miles north of the Cincinnati airport (CVG). To enter Human Resources, make a right hand turn off the ramp onto Western Row Rd. Turn left at the first light onto One Team Way. Inform the security guards that you are working as a volunteer and you will be allowed to park in associate parking. The Human Resources building is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence. When you enter the front office, we will be happy to check you in for your shift.

If you are travelling south on I-71, you will take the Kings Mills exit. Make a left hand turn off the ramp onto Kings Mills Rd. At the first light, near McDonalds the road will fork to the right onto Kings Island Dr. Stay on Kings Island Dr. for approximately two miles until you reach Western Row Rd. Turn left onto Western Row Rd at the fifth traffic light. Turn left at the first light onto One Team Way. Inform the security guards that you are working as a volunteer and you will be allowed to park in associate parking. The Human Resources building is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence. When you enter the front office, we will be happy to check you in for your shift.

FunPix FAQs

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Purchase a FunPix plan online, at the front gate or at any Fun Pix location and create your account.
  2. Download the park app to your mobile device. This is where all your FunPix photos will be housed.
  3. Get your photo taken at locations throughout the park!
    •  At FunPix locations (show your FunPix card after the ride)
    •  By roaming FunPix photographers (show your FunPix card to the photographer)
    •  At FunPix Photo Spots. Open the park app and scan the QR code at each Photo Spot with your mobile device to unlock special borders for taking one-of-a-kind photos.

All FunPix digital photos taken throughout the day (with a Single Day Digital Pass) or season (with an All Season Digital Pass) can be found within the park app. Download as many digital photos as you would like from the app or our FunPix website.

Order prints the same day in the park and receive a great price.

You can view your FunPix photos on the Kings Island mobile app or login to your FunPix account at myfunpix.com to view your photos and order prints and souvenirs.
After you purchase FunPix online you will receive a receipt email to use as a voucher. To redeem:

  1. Print the receipt and bring it with you on the day of your visit to the park.
  2. Present the receipt at any FunPix location to get your FunPix card and create your account.
  3. That's all there is to it! Remember to have your card scanned any time your picture is taken at a FunPix Location to add that picture to your account!

No problem! Just come to a FunPix location, give us your email address and we’ll issue you a new card and link your existing FunPix photos to it.

It’s OK! As long as you have the purchase receipt on your mobile device, we can access the information we need from there. Or, visit Guest Services.
For Single Day Pass holders, FunPix photos will be available for 30 days. For All Season Pass holders, FunPix photos will be available until the end of the season.
No, those are separate activities.
No, FunPix is already a tremendous value, so no additional discounts apply.
No, the FunPix season pass is available only to Kings Island season passholders.

New for 2017! All Season FunPix cardholders will get to capture, collect and share all of their photos at all other FunPix parks in 2017:

  • California’s Great America
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Carowinds
  • Cedar Point
  • Kings Island
  • Kings Dominion
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
When you renew your Kings Island Season Pass for the 2017 Season, just add FunPix to your pass, and your FunPix account will automatically renew for the 2017 season.

Season Pass Auto-Renewal

Enroll in Auto-Renewal while purchasing or renewing your 2017 Season Pass. The auto-renewal program is available for Platinum and Gold Season Passes!
  • Starting September 1, 2017 (and each year going forward), we will renew your Season Pass for the next season and charge the credit card on file.
  • Approximately 30 days prior to the renewal transaction, you’ll receive a confirmation email outlining the products and lowest price* for the following season. If the summary looks good, you don’t need to do anything else. If you’ve changed your mind, you can cancel your enrollment in the program via the Payment Portal with no penalties.
  • Paid in full accounts will be charged the full amount on September 1st each year.
  • Payment plan accounts will be charged 9 easy monthly payments starting on September 1st each year. The payment plan option doesn’t require the payment of any interest or additional fees.
  • No refunds will be accommodated after the initial charge on September 1st of each year.
*Lowest price references the publicly available price through Cedar Fair on our website or at the park and specifically excludes any special group discounts or promotional pricing.
If you have any added products to your Season Pass, such as All Season Dining, All Season Bottle, or All Season FunPix, we’ll take care of renewing those at the same time. You will also receive the lowest price* available on these products.

*Lowest price references the publicly available price through Cedar Fair on our website or at the park and specifically excludes any special group discounts or promotional pricing.
Make sure you have a valid email address on file through the Payment Portal to receive all email communications. This is the only method of communication for the renewal transaction and any other changes to the program.
After your Season Pass is automatically renewed, just keep your card and enjoy the park the following season. There is no need to visit the Season Pass Processing Center.
If you’ve changed your mind, you can cancel your enrollment in the program via the Payment Portal with no penalties if you cancel before the first payment is processed. No refunds will be accommodated after the initial charge on or around September 1st of each year.

Special Dietary Needs

  • Strawberries with Whipped Cream- Festhaus, LaRosa's International St., LaRosa's Rivertown, Skyline Chili International St., Coke Market Place
  • Coleslaw - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Chicken Tenders - Coney Potato Works
  • Corn Dog - Coney Potato Works
  • Fresh cut Fries - Rivertown Potato Works & Coney Potato Works
  • Bacon Cheese Fries - Rivertown Potato Works & Coney Potato Works
  • Chili Cheese Fries - Coney Potato Works
  • Burrito Bowl - Hank's Burrito Shack
  • Antipasto Salad- Festhaus, International St. LaRosa's, Rivertown LaRosa's & Coconut Cove
  • Side Salad- Festhaus, International St. LaRosa's, Rivertown LaRosa's & Coconut Cove
  • Pizza - Festhaus *Apon request
  • Cotton Candy - Cart locations around the park
  • Dippin' Dots ( Bananna Split, Rainbow Ice, Chocolate) - Cart Locations around the park
  • ICEE- International St. Mix-it-up, International St. Skyline, Coney Subway, Coney Mix-it-up, Snoopy Kiosk, Soak City Subway, RivertownAuntie Anne's
  • Popcorn - Coney Refresments, Snoopy Kiosk, Calypso Coolers
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad - (without croutons) Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Chicken Caesar Salad - (without croutons) Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Soft Serve Ice cream with Gluten Free Cone ONLY AVAILABLE AT CONEY POTATO WORKS
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream - (without cone) Ice Scream Zone, Jukebox Diner, Rivertown Funnel, Snoopy Ice Cream
  • Pulled Pork (without bun) - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • House Salad - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Rivertown Potato Works
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Panda Express
  • Graeters
  • Ralphs Ice Cream - (a toppings option)
  • Subway locations - White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • Panda Express
  • Rivertown Potato Works
  • Chick-fil-a
Note: Klosterman bread products carried in the park are vegan friendly

  • Soft Pretzels - Cart locations around the park
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels & Nuggets
  • Strawberries with Whipped Cream- Festhaus, LaRosa's International St., LaRosa's Rivertown, Skyline Chili International St., Coke Market Place
  • Coleslaw - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Fresh cut Fries - Rivertown Potato Works & Coney Potato Works
  • Mac-n-Cheese - Festhaus, Snoopy Grill, Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Burrito Bowl - Hank's Burrito Shack
  • Side Salad- Festhaus, International St. LaRosa's & Rivertown LaRosa's
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Note: Klosterman bread products carried in the park are vegan friendly

  • Soft Pretzels - Cart locations around the park
  • Auntie Anne's Pretzels & Nuggets
  • Strawberries with Whipped Cream- Festhaus, LaRosa's International St., LaRosa's Rivertown, Skyline Chili International St., Coke Market Place
  • Coleslaw - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Fresh cut Fries - Rivertown Potato Works
  • Mac-n-Cheese - Festhaus, Snoopy Grill, Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Burrito Bowl - Hank's Burrito Shack
  • Chicken Tenders - Chicken Shack, Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Chicken Sandwich - Snoopy Grill, Coconut Cove, Juke Box Diner & Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Hot Dogs- Hotdog Grill Soak city, Rivertown Hotdog, Snoopy Grill, Reds Hall of Fame Grille & Juke Box Diner
  • Antipasto Salad- Festhaus, International St. LaRosa's, Rivertown LaRosa's & Coconut Cove
  • Side Salad- Festhaus, International St. LaRosa's, Rivertown LaRosa's & Coconut Cove
  • Hamburger- Festhaus, Jukebox Diner, Reds Hall of Fame, Snoopy Grill & Coconut Cove
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • Chicken Caesar Salad - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
  • House Salad - Reds Hall of Fame Grille
Note: Klosterman bread products we carry in the park are vegan friendly

  • Fresh cut Fries - Rivertown Potato Works
  • Burrito Bowl - Hank's Burrito Shack (no sour cream or cheese)
  • Chicken Sandwich - Snoopy Grill, Coconut Cove & Juke Box Diner
  • Hamburger- Festhaus, Jukebox Diner, Snoopy Grill & Coconut Cove
  • House Salad - Reds Hall of Fame Grille

Full-Time Positions

DATE POSTED: December 16, 2016
POSITION TITLE: Area Manager, Food & Beverage Operations
DEPARTMENT/ DIVISION: Food & Beverage

GENERAL SCOPE OF POSITION: Manages assigned food and beverage operations within the park under little supervision to generate the highest possible profit for the department and the park. Supervises and reviews the work of subordinate supervisory staff and performs related administrative and supervisory duties as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Manages all aspects of the daily operations of assigned food and beverage locations as well as assisting in overseeing operations of the entire park; takes manager on duty shifts as assigned.
• Recruits, hires and trains seasonal associates to maintain optimal staffing levels throughout the operating season and within budget.
• Supervises subordinate food and beverage seasonal management staff; supervisory duties include, instructing, assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new associates; acting on associate problems; motivating associates; recommending and approving associate promotions, transfers and discipline, and recommending discharge.
• Reviews the work of subordinates for effectiveness; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; prepares and/or processes performance evaluations, purchase orders, end-of-season summaries, and daily staffing worksheet, various other reports, memos, correspondence, etc. Offers training, advice and assistance as needed.
• Analyzes and monitors revenue and per capita performance daily and provides feedback to seasonal management, recommending necessary adjustments to product and the operation. Closely monitors cash control and works with security on theft issues.
• Promotes and maintains a safe, secure, legal and healthy work environment for all associates. Refers to policies and procedures, operations manuals, project drawings, equipment manuals, health codes, trade publications, recipe books, etc. Monitors food safety; ensures compliance with all state and county health and safety standards, various laws and regulations, as well as industry and park standards; develops curriculum, and coordinates and trains all seasonal associates in safe food handling.
• Develops, implements, and continually reviews operating plans for food and beverage service. Ensures the proper maintenance of food facilities, generating maintenance and project requests as needed; assists in evaluating operating results, formulating budgets and planning for future departmental growth.
• Receives and responds to guest comment reports and interacts with park guests in person; takes corrective action as necessary to maintain effectiveness of park services and products; Receives and reviews various records and reports including attendance records, labor reports, general ledger, cost-of-sale reports, schedules, safety reports, POS reports, food waste sheets, cash variance logs, inspection reports, guest service reports, budgets, security reports, etc.
• Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to guest service in all aspects of employment.
• Other duties may be assigned.

LAST DATE FOR CONSIDERATION: Until Filled

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
• Associate’s Degree in Business/ Hospitality Management with 2-4 years related experience.
• Knowledgeable in the areas of food service operations and management, health safety, procurement, inventory management, budgeting, accounting, point of sale systems, laws, ordinances, standards and regulations.
• Ability to plan, organize and direct a managerial staff. Must be able to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles; knowledge of administrative principles involved in developing, directing and supervising various programs and related activities.
• Excellent communication skills required to interact with Park management, subordinates, guests, vendors, contractors, etc. to maintain effective relationships.
• Ability to make sound, educated decisions. Reacts calmly and quickly in an emergency situation.
• Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
• Ability to program and maintain Food and Beverage point of sale system.
• Ability to operate a forklift, Cushman cart, and a variety of office and food service equipment.
• Knowledgeable in modern office practices and technology; proficient in the use of computers for work and data processing.
• Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
• Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to credit, criminal, DMV, Previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state or provincial law.
• Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.


Interested applicants should email resume along with salary history to careers@visitkingsisland.com or fax to 513-754-5745. Resumes may also be mailed to the Kings Island Human Resources Office, 6300 Kings Island Drive, P.O. Box 901, Kings Island, Ohio 45034.


An Equal Opportunity Employer



Seasonal Positions

Admissions Associate 14/15
Are you looking for the opportunity to be the first interaction our guests have when they come to the park? Do you want the privilege of enhancing our guests’ experiences with each conversation? If you are outgoing, welcoming and ready to make sure “Every Guest, Every Day, Every Time” has the best day ever, then a position with the Admissions Department is for you.

You have the opportunity to greet guests, explain parking options, and complete transactions at our parking Tolls location; welcome guests at our Sales window and make suggestions to enhance the guests experience at the park; quickly and professionally take photos and process season passes in our Processing Center; and scan tickets, passes and phones at our Turnstile locations while encouraging our guests to “Have the Best Day Ever”.


Admissions Associate
Are you looking for the opportunity to be the first interaction our guests have when they come to the park? Do you want the privilege of enhancing our guests’ experiences with each conversation? If you are outgoing, welcoming and ready to make sure “Every Guest, Every Day, Every Time” has the best day ever, then a position with the Admissions Department is for you.

You have the opportunity to greet guests, explain parking options, and complete transactions at our new parking Tolls location; welcome guests at our Sales window and make suggestions to enhance the guests experience at the park; quickly and professionally take photos and process season passes in our Processing Center; and scan tickets, passes and phones at our Turnstile locations while encouraging our guests to “Have the Best Day Ever”.

What can Kings Island offer you? You will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities .At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you will receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
Associates must be at least 15years of age to work in the Admissions department and possess strong communication skills. First job? No problem, Kings Island is a great first job and we provide training. Working at Kings Island is even more fun if you bring a friend along; encourage a friend to apply with you and share the fun!

Come make a splash in our Aquatics department this summer as a member of our lifeguard crew! We provide the training required for the position, as well as a summer of memories that you will look back on for years to come.

Keeping our guests safe is our priority at Kings Island and as a lifeguard that is your number one job. We are looking for detailed, dedicated, and professional individuals who are safety- conscious to keep an eye on our waters.

No experience, no problem! Kings Island offers free Ellis certification to all of our lifeguards. Uniforms are also provided free of charge.

Slide attendants are required to be at least 16 years of age, with the ability to complete CPR and first aid training. You will work in a variety of weather conditions and work settings in this position.

What can Kings Island offer you that other employers cannot? You will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement; we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, flexible scheduling and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Come make a splash in our Aquatics department this summer as a member of our lifeguard crew! We provide the training required for the position, as well as a summer of memories that you will look back on for years to come.

Keeping our guests safe is our priority at Kings Island and as a lifeguard that is your number one job. We are looking for detailed, dedicated, and professional individuals who are safety- conscious to keep an eye on our waters.

No experience? No problem! We offer free Ellis Certification to all of our lifeguards. Uniforms are also provided free of charge.

Lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age with the ability to learn CPR and first aid. Other training requirements will be discussed during your interview. You will work in a variety of weather conditions and work settings in this position.

What can Kings Island offer you that other employers cannot? You will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement; we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, flexible scheduling and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Technician
William Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It, “All the World’s a Stage” and at Kings Island we have more than one stage for the many shows that entertain our guests from all over the world. These stages need lighting, sound, etc. If you are an experienced sound operator, lighting operator, stage crew or costumer, we need you! Please bring a resume and references to your interview.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you move to the beat of your own drum, participating in one of our ensembles could be right up your alley! We are currently casting for drums, trumpets, keyboards, bass guitar, alto and tenor saxophones, and trombones. We ask that you prepare 2 pieces of music in an up tempo style and be prepared to sight read. We need our musicians to be available six days per week June through mid-August and to have open availability.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Have you heard the phrase, “all the world’s a stage”? Kings Island has multiple stages and we are looking for experienced performers to entertain our guests from all over the world.

Singers will need to prepare at least one up-tempo and one ballad in a pop style and must have an accompaniment. Please bring sheet music in the proper key or pre-recorded tracks, as well as a current photo and resume.

We are looking for energetic, technically trained dancers experienced in jazz, ballet, hip-hop and acrobatics. You will be a taught a combination during your audition, so please come dressed to perform in appropriate clothing and shoes. Please also bring a current photo and resume.

If you are an actor with strong improve skills we encourage you to audition by preparing a short, family friendly monologue. If you are part of a performance group with an amazing approach to entertainment, please prepare a montage of your best work, no longer than 4 minutes in length. We ask that you bring a resume and a current photo as well.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wear one of our Peanuts costumes? If you are energetic and like to dance, we encourage you to audition for one of our highly sought after costumed character positions. Please come in comfortable clothing and shoes for a movement audition; please also provide a current photo and resume.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
Entertainment Character

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wear one of our Peanuts costumes? If you are energetic and like to dance, we encourage you to audition for one of our highly sought after costumed character positions. Please come in comfortable clothing and shoes for a movement audition; please also provide a current photo and resume.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

 If you are looking for a summer job that has can get all of your loose ends sewn up...why not put your needle and thread to use as a wardrobe technician at Kings Island! There are many opportunities in our Entertainment department from repair of costumes to making entirely new ones. This is a fun and opportunity for a talented tailor.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Kings Island entertains guests from all over the world each year. Our guests enjoy the variety of shows they can see at our park. As an usher, you will ensure that our guests have appropriate seating and that all members of their group can be accommodated comfortably and safely.

The escort position works closely with the costumed characters. The escort ensures that the character arrives safely to and from the scheduled appearance area. The escort also speaks for the character, so if you enjoy interacting with guests, especially children, this is the role for you!

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer the opportunity to apply for scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
Are you a detail- oriented individual with cash handling experience? We are looking for associates to count and audit money, operate office machines such as coin sorters and rollers, calculators, and scanners, and prepare cash bags for park locations to become a part of our Cash Control team. If you would like to be part of this team and can maintain a high degree of confidentiality, we want you to see you in this role! This position is open for intern credit; please contact HR if interested in an intern opportunity after completing your application at 513-754-5648.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
If you enjoy working with numbers, have good organizational skills, and communicate well with others, this position in Finance could be the ideal job for you! Looking for intern credit, let us know and we'll be happy to discuss this opportunity with you.

We are looking for someone who is at least 18 years of age with 1 year of related experience in an accounting role. Be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers, specifically Microsoft Office.

Kings Island offers many perks- all wages pay above the Ohio state minimum wage, we have increased the number of scholarship opportunities available to our associates, and we sponsor many associate events at the park. Come join the Finance team, you'll be glad you did!

Are you a numbers person? If you enjoy working with numbers and spreadsheets, working in our Finance Department in the role of Loss Prevention Supervisor could be a great position for you. The responsibilities of this role include reconciling reports, conducting audits, tracking and distributing guest refund methods, and much more. This position is open for intern credit; please contact HR if interested in an intern opportunity after completing your application at 513-754-5648.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Fire and Safety department is looking for individuals with an OH EMT Certification, as well as a valid OH EMT certification, to work with our First Aid department, to conduct incident investigations and assist with fire training. Familiarity with OSHA, OBBC and Ohio Fire Code manuals is required.

In this role, you will have a variety of experiences from assisting with a guest health issue to inspecting areas for the park to ensure that they are within code. This job can be physically demanding and you will be expected to work in all weather conditions. No two days are the same but one thing is certain, you won’t be bored!

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Would you like a position that utilizes both your office skills and your organization skills? In the Food and Beverage Department, these skills can be utilized in this position. This position is ideal for those applicants who are at least 18 years of age who are proficient in the use of computers, data entry, and with great communication skills, both verbal and written.

In this position, you will communicate with Park management and outside vendors, maintain adequate inventory levels, coordinate orders with other departments, and much more. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced Full Time Food and Beverage manager in order to learn this position thoroughly.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Don’t you just love those adorable stuffed animals that you see hanging all over the park? Have you ever wondered what happens to them if they become slightly damaged? We offer this position for a plush repair attendant who makes minor repairs to our slightly damaged animals so that they can go back into the park and join the fun!

If you have the knack with a needle and are at least 18 years of age, why not consider this fun position? Not only do you make minor repairs to plush, but you receive training so that you can work in the games department as needed.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Fire and Safety Department is looking for individuals who are committed to following established procedures in order to coordinate emergency and operations radio communications. If you are at least 18 years of age and can speak clearly over a microphone or two way radios, a position as a Communications Associate could be for you.

What can you expect as a Communications Associate? This is a fast-paced atmosphere with both phone and radio calls coming in at high volume. The Communications Associate is an integral part of the Fire and Safety team and to Kings Island.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
Are you looking for an opportunity to interact and enhance our guests experience with each encounter? Would you like the opportunity to ensure “Every Guest, Every Day, Every Time” has the Best Day Ever? Look no further, the Guest Services Department is for you!

You will have the opportunity to interact face to face with guests, explore options to enhance the guest experience, communicate with other departments daily, and much more! If you are proficient with computers and are at least 18 years of age, we would love for you to join our team.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you have an Ohio EMT Certification, we hope that you will consider becoming part of the team at Kings Island. Medical Responders will provide basic clinical care services to associates and park guests, as well as providing life support and emergency care services.

Every day will be a bit different in this role as you never know what situation will occur during your shift. You will have the opportunity to interact with our park guests and associates at times during their vacation experience that are very trying; you can make a difference to their entire experience by providing quality care with empathy. This is a physically demanding job and you will work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Currently we are hiring nurses who have a Registered Nurse license in the State of Ohio to provide care to our guests and associates. You will be required to determine the level of care a patient requires according to our protocols.

Your experience in this role will vary daily as each shift will be different from the last. Some days you will see more park associates in your area than park guests, but all are given the same quality care. This job can be physically demanding and you will be expected to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you have an outgoing personality? Have you been told that you are easy to talk to? Why not work as a beer pourer in our Food and Beverage Department. If you are at least 19 years of age, come to a place where everybody knows your name, we’ll always be glad you came!

While working in this position you will get to interact with guests from all over the world, providing them a best day of the year experience. The food department offers many opportunities for promotions and additional training to those who excel in their work. Additionally, you may become a favorite of many guests on a hot day at the park! We encourage you to interact with the guests and suggest attractions for them to visit, whether it is a show, our new ride, or referring them to our ever popular Reds Hall of Fame Restaurant.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
If you’ve ever dreamed of cooking your favorite food for thousands of people, working as a line cook in one of our food locations can help you accomplish your goal! From Outer Hanks Burrito Shack to the Reds Hall of Fame Grille, you can please our park guests with a vast assortment of culinary delights.

No experience, no problem! While working in this position, we will teach you proper food handling techniques, how to cook and prepare our menu items, service and production flow, and so much more! There are opportunities for promotion and more training during your season as well for those who excel in this position. As a cook, you will have a chance to make a huge impact on our guests’ day by pleasing the palate of our guests.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Food and Beverage department is looking for associates with supervisory experience in the fast food industry to become a part of the Kings Island supervisory team. The Food and Beverage department at Kings Island has many areas of responsibility from catering and special events, the waterpark, Reds Hall of Fame Grille, and so much more!

An area supervisor oversees food and beverage operations and staff throughout the park while working closely with full time management in the department. The area supervisor has a great number of responsibilities such as tracking labor, responding to and resolving guest complaints, hiring and training new associates, ensuring that safety and cleanliness procedures are followed, and more. If you are detail oriented and have great time management skills, this position is perfect for you.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment? As a line associate in Food & Beverage, you will learn new skills that will be a valuable asset at any job, you'll make new friendships, and since we offer flexible scheduling you will still have time to pursue extracurricular activities at school such as marching band or sports.

In this position, you will be able to work directly with our guests. Providing a best day experience to every guest every time they visit is our goal and you will have this opportunity as a food associate. You will learn proper cash handling techniques, safety and cleanliness procedures, and much more.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you like working with numbers and analyzing trends? The Food and Beverage Department is looking for associates with experience in tracking, reporting, and reconciling financial data. If you are at least 18 years of age, we would like for you to consider this position.

The Food Auditor investigates excessive cash variance and takes corrective action if necessary, works closely with management in Food and Beverage as well as Finance, conducts audits, evaluates Team Leaders, and so much more. This position does have a great deal of responsibility but it is important to note that there are opportunities for promotion and additional training for those associates who excel in this area.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Food and Beverage department is looking for outgoing individuals who are at least 19 years old to tend bar. This is a very fun position for individuals who enjoy guest interaction; it is one of the few tipped locations at our park.

While working in this position, you will be required to check identification of all guests served, maintain safety and cleanliness of your location, operate the cash register, and much more. We will provide you with the training needed to make delicious beverages and you will bring the best day experience to our guests every day.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you would enjoy working in our full service restaurant and are at least 16 years of age, a position as a busser is a great way to contribute to the team. This is a fast-paced environment that requires a team effort to provide our guests with a great dining experience.

In this role, you will learn the safety and cleanliness protocols of Kings Island. You will be a valuable asset to the team by keeping the dining room clean and getting tables ready for the guests.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Food and Beverage department is looking for individuals who are at least 16 years of age to help out in the kitchen as dishwashers. Clean dishes are essential to the operation of the Food and Beverage operation and if you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where you can see the results of your contribution, this position is perfect for you!

While working in this position, you will learn to operate all dish machine equipment safely, maintain sanitation in your work space, learn the proper storage of all equipment, and much more. You will be part of a team in your role as a dishwasher, so you will make friends in the workplace.

In return for all of your hard work, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy Cincinnati Reds baseball AND good food? Working as a host in our full service restaurant, the Reds Hall of Fame Grille could be the perfect position for you!

We are looking for outgoing individuals who enjoy guest interactions who are at least 16 years of age. In this position at our only full service restaurant you will greet and seat our guests, answer questions they may have, make recommendations regarding food, rides and shows, resolve concerns when possible, and much more.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy the Cincinnati Reds, good food, and interacting with people? Working in the Reds Hall of Fame Grille as a server could be a great position for you.

We are looking for individuals who are at least 19 years of age with great people skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. This is one of the few tipped positions in our park and our servers tend to be very happy with the results of a hard day’s work in our only full service restaurant. In addition to taking orders, you will be responsible for cashing out your guest, assisting with the clean-up of your area and other general duties.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy the aroma of fresh brewed coffee? At our newly renovated Starbucks location on International Street, the largest in the Tristate area, you can enjoy the aroma of espresso, lattes, and all the Starbucks products. If this sounds like your cup of tea, or cup of Joe, you may enjoy a position as a barista.

We are looking for individuals who are at least 16 years of age with great guest service skills who excel in a fast-paced environment. You will receive training on proper food handling techniques, how to prepare hot and cold beverages, proper cash handling techniques, and much more.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
The Food and Beverage Department is looking for associates who are 18 years of age and older with previous park experience to facilitate training classes for line associates, as well as Team Leaders, in the Food and Beverage Department. This position requires clear communication between the facilitator and Food and Beverage Management. Previous teaching/ training experience is a plus.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Food and Beverage Department is looking for associates who are 16 years of age and older who can demonstrate knowledge of the policies and procedures of the park and the Food and Beverage Division. The associate in this role must have great communication skills as the line of communication between the supervisors, associates and full time Food and Beverage Management must always be clear.

In this role, you will gain the experience to train, evaluate and coach your team as required. A great deal of guest interaction will be required in this role as you will be called upon to resolve guest complaints and associate issues within your location. You will gain the knowledge of how to budget and staff your location properly, in addition to being mentored by experienced upper management.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Days: 
Do you enjoy working behind the scenes? You can be a valuable asset to the Kings Island Food and Beverage team by working in the Food Warehouse. If you are at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, this position is one for you to consider.

As part of the Food Warehouse team, you will learn to safely operate equipment such as the forklift, maintain inventory and rotate stock, pull items for delivery to food locations all over the park, and much more. This position is physically demanding and requires you to work in all weather conditions. Your primary guest will be the internal guest, the Kings Island associates.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities.. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Nights: 
Do you enjoy working behind the scenes? Are you a night person? You can be a valuable asset to the Kings Island Food and Beverage team by working in the Food Warehouse. If you are at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, this position is one for you to consider.

As part of the Food Warehouse team, you will learn to safely operate equipment such as the forklift, maintain inventory and rotate stock, pull items for delivery to food locations all over the park, and much more. This position is physically demanding and requires you to work in all weather conditions. Your primary guest will be the internal guest, the Kings Island associates.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!


Would you like a position that utilizes both your office skills and your organization skills? In the Food and Beverage Department, these skills can be utilized in our purchasing position. This position is ideal for those applicants who are at least 18 years of age who are proficient in the use of computers, data entry, and with great communication skills, both verbal and written.

In this position, you will communicate with Park management and outside vendors, maintain adequate inventory levels, coordinate orders with other departments, and much more. You will have the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced Full Time Food and Beverage manager in order to learn this position thoroughly.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Are you looking for a job that just shouts FUN? Your search is over because a summer spent in the games department will be the most fun you’ll ever have at work.

The Games department is looking for outgoing personalities who can entice our guests to play games and have a great time doing it. You will learn salesmanship techniques once you are hired, in addition to proper cash-handling techniques and how to maintain a safe and clean work area. This position requires great guest service at all times as you are always visible to our guests. Our goal is to give each guest the best day of the year experience every time they visit the park.

What do our Games Associates have to say about their experiences in the park? One Area Supervisor had this to say when asked:
"Kings Island has impacted me in a way I never imagined would come from a summer job. Not only did I make my closest friends at Kings Island, but I made life-changing relationships with coworkers, bosses, associates, and guests that receive the best day ever. Kings Island gave me valuable skills for my future as a teacher: I know how to provide excellent service with a smile, I learned how to speak in public and get over my fear of looking silly, and I retain information faster and easier than ever after my training as an associate. When I was promoted to area supervisor, I got to work with the very kids I wanted to teach one day--a truly perfect fit. After my promotion, I realized the impact I have on all of the associates I hire and train: I'm giving them the experience Kings Island once gave to me, and still gives to me every day! Kings Island has also supported my education by awarding me an honorary scholarship. Does your job do that?! Of all the summer jobs you could get, Kings Island has given me more than I could have asked for, and I am forever grateful. Thank you Kings Island!"

We also asked a line associate about the first time work experience in the Games Department.
“I love working in the Games Department at Kings Island. It has been a great experience, which is why I am returning for my fourth season in the summer. I love the fun and energetic atmosphere. My favorite things about working here include the people, the after work events, and seeing the guests’ smile when they win a prize. I highly recommend working in the Games Department. It is the best summer job you will ever have.”

As you can see, we have a lot to offer! During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you enjoy being part of a team but prefer working behind the scenes, consider joining the Games Warehouse team. If you are at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license, have good organizational skills, and enjoy working outside, this could be the position for you.

In this position, deliveries are made to all games locations, inventory must be organized and stored, deliveries from vendors must be unloaded and counted, and, in addition to other duties, you will be trained to help out in games on busy days. This position is physically demanding and involves working in all types of weather conditions.

What would one of our Games Associates have to say about working here? We asked one of our first year associates and this is what we learned:
“I love working in the Games Department at Kings Island. It has been a great experience, which is why I am returning for my fourth season in the summer. I love the fun and energetic atmosphere. My favorite things about working here include the people, the after work events, and seeing the guests’ smile when they win a prize. I highly recommend working in the Games Department. It is the best summer job you will ever have.”

Working at Kings Island is more than a summer job, it's an experience. During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we have scholarship opportunities for associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
Are you looking for an opportunity to interact with guests and enhance the guest experience with each phone call you answer? Would you like the opportunity to make ensure “Every Guest, Every Day, Every Time” has the Best Day Ever? Look no further, the Call Center has a position for you!

Each day will be a different experience in the call center but you will never be bored! You will have the opportunity to answer guest inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing answers. There will be opportunities to enhance the guest experience by implementing resolutions and solutions, and opportunities to sell additional services to enhance the guest’s day at the park.
Communication is key in this role; not only will you communicate with our guests, but you will also communicate daily with other departments to answer questions and provide information to our guests. If you are proficient with computers and are at least 18 years of age, we would love for you to join our team.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!
Do you enjoy helping others; have an eye for detail and great guest service? We have open positions in the Human Resources Department that are right up your alley!

Our Associate Services team works to complete your processing paperwork and ensure that it is compliant with State and Federal laws, issue wardrobe and ID cards, handle payroll distribution, and more. We are the one stop shop for all Kings Island associates. This is a busy area where you will spend a lot of time on your feet.

The HRIS team audits files, ensures taxes and direct deposit information is properly set up, etc. The HRIS team must pay great attention to detail to ensure that all paperwork in compliant with State and Federal Laws and is filed properly. This position involves a great deal of work seated at the computer.

The Front Office team performs general office work such as filing and copying, assist applicants with questions regarding their applications, and coordinate interviews, along with other duties. The Front Office team works with both internal and external guests. Potential associates arrive daily for interviews, guests and vendors come in with questions, and our internal guests, the associate, also come to the front office for assistance. This is a busy area and you will spend a lot of time multi-tasking on your feet.

Our intern Jordan had the following comments to make about her internship experience: “Kings Island is a great place to work to gain first year experience! It's a great learning opportunity, that's also fun, and can be very rewarding. Working at Kings Island has opened up doors for greater opportunity for me and my future”. If you are interested in working in the Human Resources department as an intern, please contact Melissa at 513-754-5206.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Supervisor is responsible for managing the daily operation and activities of the Human Resources Front Office, Group Volunteer Program, International Exchange Program, Associate Activities, or Associate Services.

This position holds a great deal of responsibility and requires are person who is committed to providing the highest degree of internal and external service as well as maintaining confidentiality.

Previous Kings Island experience is preferred. Additionally, knowledge of HR practices and laws is preferred.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you don’t mind speaking in front of a large group and can convey educational material in an engaging manner, the position in Human Resources as a trainer could be just right for you! We are looking for individuals ages 18 and over with an ability to captivate an audience and communicate in a fun, yet professional, manner.

This position will require working on weekends, as well as some evenings, in order to meet business needs. In this position, you will interact with every associate in the park as you facilitate orientation classes, interview training and more. You will assist in the creation and evaluation of training modules as well as data entry and general office work. Truly you are the welcoming face of Kings Island for our associates.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you are at least 18 years of age or older with at least 6 months experience in the field of Information Technology, Kings Island is a great place to learn more in your field. If you are hoping to obtain Intern credit, Kings Island can be your hands on classroom.

In this position, you will troubleshoot issues and resolve them; set up and dismantle equipment and build personal computers and laptops. You will work with mentors with a great deal of experience in this field to learn skills that you can build on each season.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy working with tools and seeing the result of your labor? A position in our carpentry department could be what you are looking for if you answered yes to this question. If you are at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license, you could work in our carpentry department.

In addition to measuring and cutting wooden ride components, you will inspect track on our rides each day. There is much more to this position that driving nails and basic carpentry, although that is part of the job! You will need to be prepared to work in all weather conditions in this position and there will be a great deal of repetitive movement and lifting.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy working with tools and seeing the immediate result of your labor? A position in our carpentry department could be what you are looking for if you answered yes to this question. If you are at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license, you could work in our carpentry department.

The associate in this position will assist in general repairs such as fence installation, weld repairs, fiberglass, concrete, etc. Additionally you will operate basic power tools and portable tools. You will need to be prepared to work in all weather conditions in this position and there will be a great deal of repetitive movement and lifting.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do your friends describe you as artistic? Do you enjoy designing flyers and slides on the computer? If you are at least 18 years of age with at least 2 years’ experience in this type of work, a position in Creative Services could be the right fit for you!

In addition to installing signage throughout the park, you will assist in the design of park signage and banners using specialized computer programs and hardware. You will need to be prepared to work in all weather conditions in this position and there will be a great deal of repetitive movement and lifting.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and have at least 1 year of experience in food service equipment repair, a position with us in HVAC could be in your future. In this position, there could be opportunities for you to learn new skills as well.

Associates in HVAC assist in installing food service equipment as well as maintaining it for proper function. Additionally, troubleshooting skills are a plus as being able to diagnose a malfunction is vital to getting the machinery up and running. You will need to be prepared to work in all weather conditions in this position and there will be a great deal of repetitive movement and lifting.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

On your visits to Kings Island, have you ever noticed how beautiful our flower beds are and how neatly trimmed our grounds are kept? It takes a dedicated team to make this happen and if you like working outside with plants this could be the position for you!

In addition to installing and removing flowers, plants, trees and mulch you will work with power equipment such as leaf blowers and mowers as well as hand tools such as pruners and rakes. This position is physically demanding and you should be prepared to work outdoors in all types of weather to ensure the park looks spectacular at all times. We take pride in the appearance of our grounds and guests compliment us on this every day.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities such as rides nights and grill days, which offer free food. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you are at least 18 years of age and have some electrical experience with knowledge of safe electrical work practices, a position in our maintenance department as a lighting technician could be just right for you. In this position you can apply the skills you have as well as learn new ones along the way as you work side by side with seasoned professionals.

There is more to this position that replacing bulbs and broken globes. You will also assist with the maintenance of facilities electrical equipment and perform computer functions to complete work reports. This position is physical and you will be required to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Maintenance department is looking for painters with at least 5 years of experience in the painting industry to join their team. Painters must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
In addition to preparing surfaces for paint, you will prepare paints and primers, construct scaffolding, use power tools and maintain equipment.

The paint department does much more than paint walls at Kings Island; they are responsible for the appearance of all rides, structures and buildings throughout our park. This position is physical with a great deal of repetitive motion and you will be required to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Maintenance department is looking for plumbers with at least 2 years of experience in the plumbing industry to join their team. Plumbers must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

Our plumbers install, maintain and repair water, gas, and sewer systems and equipment throughout the park. This position is physical, requires the use of chemicals, involves repetitive motion, and requires the associate to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you have a working knowledge of plumbing but a desire to learn more? If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, this position is for you!

As a Plumber’s Helper, you will assist with the installation, maintenance and repair of water, gas, and sewer systems and equipment throughout the park. You will test pool water and maintain records, replace gas mantles, and much more. This position is physical, requires the use of chemicals, involves repetitive motion, and requires the associate to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy the rides at Kings Island? Would you like to learn how we repair them? In this position, we are looking for individuals who are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license who have at least 1 year of experience in the repair field to come learn how we inspect and repair our rides.

This position requires the associate to perform daily safety inspections, perform preventative maintenance, inspect and repair rides, and much more. You will learn Kings Island safety procedures when working on and around our rides. Additionally, this position is physical, involves repetitive motion, and requires the associate to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Maintenance Department is looking for technicians to assist in the inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of ride and facility electrical equipment. If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’ license and have experience working with electrical systems, this could be the ideal position for you.

In this position you will be required to use power tools, hand tools and solder. You will learn Kings Island safety procedures when working on and around our rides. Additionally, this position is physical, involves repetitive motion, and requires the associate to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

The Maintenance Department is looking for an associate with experience managing inventory, shipping and receiving items, stocking the items and maintaining a clean, organized environment. If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and at least 6 years of experience in this area, this could be the perfect fit for you!

This position requires computer proficiency, attention to detail, organization, the use of a forklift, and great internal guest service. Additionally, this position is physical, involves repetitive motion, and requires the associate to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Primary Purpose: Reporting to the Area Manager, Marketing, the Marketing Assistant position is responsible for assisting with Kings Island’s website, mobile app, QSR, media partners and park promotions.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Monitor and provide new website and mobile app content on a daily basis
  • Collaborate with other divisions at Kings Island to create unique offerings and messages for mobile app
  • Assist in execution of monthly QSR partners in core and outer markets
  • Implement added value promotions in all outer markets
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Enrolled in a Marketing, Business, or Communications degree program
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, with reliable transportation to work
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week during the key operating season (May-August). Available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during March, April, September & October is preferred
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs
  • Excellent communication skills, organized, flexible and self-driven
  • Possess engaging “conversational” writing skills
  • Experience with customer service is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frame
  • Knowledgeable in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of all primary social platforms
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds; also sit, stand, walk for extended periods of time

What can Kings Island offer you? We offer free admission to all Cedar Fair parks and the opportunity to earn tickets for friends and family, we provide training and opportunities for advancement, associate only events, such as rides nights and grill days, the opportunity to apply for a scholarship if you attend an accredited school and so much more!

Don't let this opportunity slip away! Apply now for the opportunity of a lifetime!
Are you interested in a career in public relations and social media? Gain valuable experience related to both fields as a seasonal social media coordinator.

In this position, our social media coordinators will assist in the planning and creation of engaging text, image and video content on each of the park’s social media channels, write blogs for the park’s website for integration on social media, research audience preferences and current trends, and assist in other marketing related projects including news media and special events. Excellent writing, communication and video editing skills (must provide samples) are required for this position.

What can Kings Island offer you? We offer free admission to all Cedar Fair parks and the opportunity to earn tickets for friends and family, we provide training and opportunities for advancement, associate only events, such as rides nights and grill days, the opportunity to apply for a scholarship if you attend an accredited school and so much more!

During your employment at Kings Island, you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area! Looking for intern credit? We can work with you to give you a fantastic internship experience. Positions are limited so apply now!

Are you looking for a job experience where you can let your skills shine? If you have great organizational and communication skills, in addition to the ability to multi task and proficiency in Word and Excel, this may be the position for you!

In this position, our assistants will have the opportunity to write, edit and distribute media materials, assist with promotional events, perform market research duties, visit promotional partners and offsite retailers, and much more. Looking for an internship opportunity? Look no further, we can give you a well -rounded experience in this field.

What can Kings Island offer you? We offer free admission to all Cedar Fair parks and the opportunity to earn tickets for friends and family, we provide training and opportunities for advancement, associate only events, such as rides nights and grill days, the opportunity to apply for a scholarship if you attend an accredited school and so much more!

During your employment at Kings Island, you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area! Looking for intern credit? We can work with you to give you a fantastic internship experience. Positions are limited so apply now!

Do you like to work in a fast- paced environment? If you have strong communication skills in addition to being able to provide great guest service this position could be the one for you!

The Inside Sales associate works with clients to answer questions regarding contracts and event details, so consistent follow-up and interdepartmental communication is essential. In this role you will be responsible for maintain accurate and complete records of all solicitations, sales and events as well as an accurate database of small group businesses and organizations in a given territory. There are a wide variety of responsibilities in this position that make it an integral role in the marketing department. Ask us about an internship opportunity.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes? You can make an impact on the entire Merchandise Department as part of our Merchandise Warehouse team. If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, this position could be the one for you!

Warehouse associates are responsible for loading and unloading deliveries and stocking warehouse shelves, products must be delivered to merchandise locations so that they can remain well stocked, and all associates receive training to work in merchandise and games so that they can help out when the park is busy. There is a great deal of responsibility in this role; additionally, this position involves repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and the requirement to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy working behind the scenes? You can make an impact on the entire Merchandise Department as part of our Merchandise Warehouse team. If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, this position could be the one for you!

The Inventory Coordinator’s duties include comparing product counts to receiving documents as items are received, maintaining a record of inventory systems, ensuring paperwork in completed for inventory, and determines efficient methods of storage. There is a great deal of responsibility in this role; additionally, this position involves repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and the requirement to work in all weather conditions.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you have a creative flair? Would you like to see the results of your work immediately? This position is ideal for you!

The associate in the Visual Merchandiser role will order, receive, sort and inventory product and maintain documentation and assist with cycle counts and year- end inventory. The creative piece of the job comes with set-up of displays and racks in park locations including stocking, sorting and logging damaged items as well as maintaining the visual integrity of displays and racks.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you have an outgoing personality and love working outside, this position was made for you! The Cabana Server works in Soak City providing excellent guest service to our guest in the Cabana area and must be at least 19 years of age.

The Cabana server is required to check the ID of our guests who are ordering alcoholic beverages to comply with Ohio Liquor Laws in regards to age requirements, must be comfortable handling cash, and must possess strong customer service skills. Additionally, this position requires the server to be outside in all weather conditions and on your feet for long periods of time.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you have a sweet tooth and the ability to make candy without eating it? A position in candy production could by the one for you!

Did you know that Kings Island makes a great deal of the candy that we sell? From fudge to Buckeyes, we make it here on property and you can learn how! In addition to making candy, associates must possess excellent guest service skills and be comfortable handling cash.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy working with your hands? In this position, you will be a valuable asset to the Merchandise Department by making repairs to Merchandise equipment.

The Maintenance Associate in Merchandise makes repairs to strollers, maintains wheelchairs and ECV’s, maintains coin operated machines, replaces and tracks missing locker keys with new core and key and much more. In this position you will be require to work in all weather conditions, perform tasks that require heavy lifting and repetitive motion.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you have an outgoing personality and would love to help people select memorable souvenirs, a position as a sales associate in the Merchandise Department is just right for you! Is this your first job? Don’t worry, we provide training along the way.

Sales associates maintain store displays and shelves to ensure that our guests can always find that special item but they are also available to make recommendations should the guest need assistance. Associates must be comfortable handling cash and providing our guests with directions to other attractions in the park.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you have an outgoing personality and would love to help people select memorable souvenirs, a position in specialized sales is for you! Is this your first job? Don’t worry, we will provide training to the right candidate.

In specialized sales you will demonstrate products to our guests, provide information to them regarding our products and our park, and use a cash register or money apron to make change. You must be comfortable speaking in front of groups as this position is outdoors and often attracts a large gathering. This position will require the associate to work in all weather conditions and be on your feet for long periods of time.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you’ve visited our park, you know that we take pride in its cleanliness. It takes a dedicated team to make our park so clean and we would love for you to join it!

Being a Park Services Associate is much more than sweeping and picking up trash. This role involves a great deal of guest interaction as you are highly visible to our guests. You will answer guest questions about our rides, food and shows as well as give directions to the ATM, restrooms, and the nearest Funnel Cake location. You will be on your feet a great deal and required to work in all weather conditions in this role. If you enjoy working independently, this could be the position for you as you will be responsible for an assigned area each day.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you’ve visited our park, you know that we take pride in its cleanliness. It takes a dedicated team to make our park so clean and we would love for you to join it!

Being a Park Services Cleaning Associate is much more than cleaning offices and restrooms. This role involves a great deal of guest interaction as you are highly visible to our guests. You will answer guest questions about our rides, food and shows as well as give directions to the ATM, restrooms, and the nearest Funnel Cake location. You will be on your feet a great deal and required to work in all weather conditions in this role. If you enjoy working independently, this could be the position for you as you will be responsible for an assigned area each day.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you enjoy working in an office setting, this position could be ideal for you! In this position, you will greet and assist visitors to the resale office, as well as assist the park as business needs dictate. In addition to answering phones and correspondence, the office clerk assists associates and vendors.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

If you are looking for a position where you can put your office skills to work, this could be the ideal position for you. The Office Assistant will interact with the Operations Management Team as well as operations associates.

In this role, the Office Assistant will calculate payroll hours, resolve paycheck issues, run reports, check voicemails and return phone calls as well as data entry functions. Additionally, the Office Assistant will receive rides training to assist with staffing as business needs dictate. This position is fast-paced and requires someone who can multi-task.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Which ride at Kings Island is your favorite? Have you ever thought it would be fun to see how it works and send guests on the ride of a lifetime? If you answered yes, then a position as a ride operator could be perfect for you!

Safety is our number one priority in the rides department. As a rides operator, you will be required to enforce ride restrictions and recommendations, restrict the number of guest on the loading platform to the number that can be seated on the ride, assist with loading and unloading the ride, measuring children at height stations and issuing appropriate wristbands. Additionally, you will be required to work in all weather conditions and on your feet for long periods of time.

Are you interested in an internship opportunity in this field? Let us know during your interview, we may be able to work with you and your school’s requirements to fulfill an internship.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you enjoy the X-Treme Skyflyer at Kings Island? If you answered yes, then a position as a site controller could be what you have been looking for as your summer job!

The site controller is responsible for overseeing the Sky coaster operations and procedures, manages staffing levels and training to maintain safe and efficient operation of the ride. In this position, you will be required to work in all weather conditions and remain on your feet for long periods of time.

Are you interested in an internship opportunity in this field? Let us know during your interview, we may be able to work with you and your school’s requirements to fulfill an internship.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

All aboard for the best summer job you’ll ever have! If you enjoy trains and interacting with the public, this position was made for you!

In addition to operating the controls of the train, you will perform preventative maintenance, assist with safety checks, and interact with our guests. Our guest love the train, so be prepared to be in a lot of photos to help create memories for our guests that will last a lifetime! This position requires the use of tools and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we ofer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college; you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own security officers to patrol the property of our park. If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our security officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs. All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations. This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own security officers to monitor access to the park and to prevent prohibited items from entering our park through the use of walk-thorugh and hand held metal detectors. If you are at least 18 years of age, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our security officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs. All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations. This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Did you know that Kings Island has its own Police Officers? It’s true! If you are at least 21 years of age with an AED certification, Criminal Justice Academy Certification, a valid driver’s license and are First Aid and CPR certified, we would like for you to consider joining our force.

The Park Police officers will undergo further training at Kings Island and will be required to pass training examinations. All officers must maintain proficiency in the use of firearms and demonstrate positive public relations skills.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own police officers to investigate violations of park rules and state laws. If you are at least 21 years of age with an Ohio Peace Officer Certification, and a valid driver’s license, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our police officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs. All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations. This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Kings Island is like a small city and we hire our own security officers to monitor and investigate suspicious activity. If you are at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, we would like for you to consider joining our team.

Our security officers must demonstrate positive public relations skills and be comfortable with entering information into security related computer programs. All officers will undergo training and be required to pass examinations. This position will require a great deal of time on your feet and the ability to work in all weather conditions.

In return, during your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we provide associate training with opportunities for advancement, we offer scholarship opportunities to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!

Do you have a knack for planning events? If you have great organizational and communication skills, in addition to the ability to multi task and proficiency in Word and Excel, this may be the position for you!

In this position, you will assist group sales and Marketing by ensuring a quality experience for group outings and picnics, act as a liaison between departments, as well as prepare written communications. Looking for an internship opportunity? Look no further, we can give you a well -rounded experience in this field.

Some of the essential functions of this position include:
  • Represents Kings Island at group picnic and functions. Supports Group Sales Staff with execution of picnics, outings and special events.
  • Completes picnic confirmation letters, guarantees, signage orders and all other picnic related correspondence/paperwork. Sends guarantee reminder letters to customers 10 days prior to event.
  • Obtains meal guarantees and communicates them with Food Department. Obtains entertainment guarantees and communicates them with Entertainment department.
  • Tracks questionnaire responses and performs various market research duties as needed.
  • Markets and promotes Kings Island Halloween Haunt at various offsite events as part of the Kings Island Street Team.
  • Assists Admissions department in processing season passes and selling tickets as needed.
  • Dresses in costume when needed for company picnic and special events.
To qualify for this position, you must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. Other requirements include:
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.

During your summer at Kings Island you will make new friendships since we hire associates from all over the Tristate area and you will have the most fun you’ve ever had at work by participating in our associate only activities. At Kings Island, we offer associate training with opportunities for advancement, we award scholarships to associates enrolled in an accredited college, you receive free admission to all Cedar Fair parks, and so much more! Work, play, and get paid at Kings Island!