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Frequently Asked Questions
A Quick Guide To The Most Common Questions
Kings Island does not offer a non-rider discount. Kings Island has a one-price admission as it is a multi-faceted park, not just a ride park. Live entertainment abounds at the park with six fun-filled shows and roving characters and performers.The park also offers a variety of gift shops, restaurants, a 33-acre waterpark and much more.
Admission tickets and Season Passes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the order transaction is complete at the Front Gate, online through our website, 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 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 miltiary 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 guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the park. Your pet may be left at the Kings Island Pet Care Center located outside the Front Gate during park operating hours. A $20 fee is required.
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.
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 $15 per vehicle for regular parking and $22 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.
Only guide dogs/service animals are permitted in the park. Your pet may be left at the Kings Island Pet Care Center located outside the Front Gate during park operating hours. A $20 fee is required.
Halloween Haunt is included free with park admission to Kings Island. Guests with 2014 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.