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 the Will Call window located at the Front Gate. A nominal processing fee will be assessed if you lose your season pass.
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 members of the military. The discount offer is available only 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.
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.
As we strive to accommodate all of our guests, designated smoking areas have been established throughout Kings Island. Please refer to our park map for specific locations during your visit, or ask any park associate for locations of the designated smoking areas. Smoking is not permitted in any theater, ride or waiting 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 the all-new 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 $18 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 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 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 2015 Gold and Platinum season passes can 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. 
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 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 responsible person 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 responsible person 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.

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.
Single Meal Deal is only $13.99.

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.
The All Day Dining plan is just $29.99.


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 Plan is $111 for Regular & Gold Passholders and $135 for Platinum Passholders.



plus applicable taxes and fees


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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. Buy Now


Add the All Season Dining Plan onto your 2016 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 2016 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 Drink 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 Drink 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>
Outerhanks

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 & Rivertown

The Chicken Shack<h2><font size=2>Action Zone</h2></font>
Reds Hall of Fame Grill

Rivertown

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>
Snake Pit

Rivertown

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
  • Chicken tenders with fries
  • Burger with fries
  • Grilled chicken sandwich 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
  • Chicken tenders 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

Outerhanks
In Oktoberfest

  • Burrito with chips and salsa
  • Burrito bowl with chips and salsa

Panda Express
In Oktoberfest

  • Two entree plate and side

Reds Hall of Fame Grill
In Rivertown

  • Handbreaded chicken tenders with Saratoga chips
  • Homer burger with Saratoga chips
  • Buffalo chicken salad

Rivertown Potato Works
In Rivertown

  • Chicken chunks with fresh cut fries

Skyline Chili
On International Street and in Coney Mall

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

Snake Pit
In Rivertown

  • Philly cheesesteak with bag of chips

Planet Snoopy Grill
In Planet Snoopy

  • Chicken tenders with fries
  • Burger with fries
  • Grilled chicken sandwich with fries

Soak City Grill Cart
In Soak City

  • Grilled all beef hot dog with choice of chips, pasta or potato salad
  • Grilled bratwurst with choice of chips, pasta or potato salad
  • Grilled Italian sausage with choice of chips, pasta or potato salad

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.

The All Day and All Season Dining Plan do not include drinks, so you may consider buying a Souvenir Drink Bottle for as low as $10.99 online - a $4 savings off the price of the park! With a Souvenir Drink 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 unlimited free refills all season long. The choice is yours!
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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, proper bathing attire is required. Here are some recommendations to help you plan your visit:

  • Proper swimwear is required. Swimwear is defined as a one or two piece swimsuit. Pants, denim, thongs, or 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, or Tropical Twister.

  • 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 the Soak City attractions listings. 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 click 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 compensation and a check will be cut directly to the group. Each group may only work up to 13 shifts in one season.

A end of year bonus is available of $1.00 per hour the group worked for the year to qualifying groups. This is paid out in November to groups who have completed 10 assignments in good standing.
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.
Friday, April 29 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 35 Openings
Friday, May 6 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 20 Openings
Friday, May 6 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 20 Openings
Friday, May 13 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 20 Openings
Friday, May 13 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 20 Openings
Monday, May 16 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Monday, May 16 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Tuesday, May 17 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Tuesday, May 17 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Wednesday, May 18 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Wednesday, May 18 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Thursday, May 19 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Thursday, May 19 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Friday, May 20 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 20 Openings
Monday, May 23 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Monday, May 23 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Tuesday, May 24 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Tuesday, May 24 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Wednesday, May 25 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Wednesday, May 25 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Thursady, May 26 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Thursday, May 26 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10 Openings
Friday, May 27 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 20 Openings
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

We are right off exit 24 on I-71, just 35 miles north of the Cincinnati airport (CVG). To enter Human Resources, make a right hand turn off the ramp onto Western Row Road. 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 using I-75 North, we are just 42 miles from Wright Patterson AFB. From I-75 South, we are just 31 miles from the University of Cincinnati.

Coming from this direction, you will be on Kings Mills Road for a short period of time. The road will merge to the right with Kings Island Drive at the light for McDonald’s. Merge onto Kings Island Drive and proceed for approximately 2 miles until you reach the end of the street. Turn left at the light onto Western Row Road. You will then 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.