Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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.