We're Happy to Welcome You Back for Kings Island's Reopening 2020

Park: Closed Water Park: Closed View Hours
Reservations are no longer required.

You are invited to purchase tickets or a Season Pass.

Kings Island Reopening Protocols 

When Kings Island opens, we want you to have an AMAZING day and feel safe when visiting, so we developed an extensive coronavirus reopening plan – new processes and enhanced procedures throughout the park to help reduce the spread of germs. We’re all in this together and by working together you can safely and confidently enjoy the thrills, giggles, and endless smiles that only Kings Island can deliver.

This page provides you with essential information for what you will need to do before you arrive at Kings Island, what you’ll see and experience when you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit—safely—when you get here. 

Changes from Last Season: 

  • Reservations will no longer be required for any guest.
  • Temperature checks for guests have been discontinued at the front gate.
  • There will be no limitations to ride capacity for most rides.
  • All guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.

No Reservations Required
Reservations are no longer required for any guest.


Mobile App
At least one member of your group should have the Kings Island mobile app on their phone.


Face Coverings
Unless fully vaccinated, face coverings are required indoors unless eating or drinking.


Health Screening
Health screenings will not be required for guests at the park.


Hand Sanitization
Hand sanitization stations are available throughout the park.


Use of Location Services
Enabling the Location Services feature in the Kings Island app allows us to send you real-time updates.

Before You Leave Home

Reservations are no longer required for any guest, but you are encouraged to purchase tickets or Season Passes online in advance for your visit.

While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. 

What to Pack Before You Arrive 

  • Your Season Pass, mobile or printed tickets.  
  • A face covering for each guest. All guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
  • Contactless payment method (other than cash) such as credit card, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. 
  • A mobile phone with the Kings Island app downloaded and "Location Services" enabled. It is recommended that at least one person in your group download the app to their mobile device. 

When You Arrive

Our reopening plan calls for new arrival processes to prepare everyone for a safe and successful day at the park. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when you arrive at Kings Island: 

  1. At the parking tollbooth, we will ask you for proof of parking payment. If you do not have a parking voucher, you may pay with a cashless payment method such as a credit card. 
  2. At the gate, our security screening policies remains in place.
  3. At our touchless turnstiles, scan your Season Pass or single day ticket from the mobile app and let the fun begin! 

When You're in the Park

You’re here and that means it’s time for AMAZING! To help you enjoy your day, here’s what you’ll see and experience inside the park.  

Reminders and Protocols
Here are some reminders and protocols to keep in mind when you visit the park:  

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. We have many hand sanitizer stations throughout the park. 
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • All guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
  • Be in the know about all things Kings Island with our mobile app. You can find nearby hand sanitizer stations, restrooms, open dining locations and available attractions and rides.  
  • Use contactless forms of payment, including credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. 
  • For the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas located outside the park entrances.
     

Restrooms 
Restrooms can be a source of germs, so we want you to know we follow strict guidelines to help you have a safe experience.  We routinely clean and sanitize our facilities throughout the day.

Because we’re all in this together, please make sure to wash your hands after using the restroom.
 

Dining 
We know delicious, fun food is a special part of the Kings Island experience and we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when enjoying our scrumptious food and beverages:  

  • A face covering is required for all guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated when entering and exiting all indoor dining locations. Face coverings may be removed while guests are actively eating or drinking.
  • All disposable products, including pre-wrapped utensils.
  • Plastic barriers between guests and associates.
  • Contactless payments, including credit cards, Apply Pay and Google Pay are required. Cash-to-Card kiosks are available in the park to transfer cash to a card.


Shops, Merchandise, Entertainment and Games

  • A face covering is required for all guests aged 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated in all indoor locations.
  • Contactless payments, including credit cards, Apply Pay and Google Pay are required. Cash-to-Card kiosks are available in the park to transfer cash to a card.
  • At this time, there will be no indoor shows. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Leave Home

Protocols are set based on knowledge gained from multiple sources. First and foremost, the State of Ohio sets operating guidelines for all Ohio businesses, and the park must follow them. Those guidelines, combined with recommendations from the CDC and our own medical experts, inform our final operating procedures and protocols.

We encourage you to purchase your discounted Season Pass or ticket online or on the Kings Island mobile app prior to visiting the park. 

Reservations are no longer required for any guest.

Platinum Passholders wanting to visit other Cedar Fair parks should visit the website of the park they want to visit to view their visitation policies/make a reservation. 

As a new Passholder without a Season Pass card, you will need to process your Season Pass. To make this easier and contact-free, you can now handle this online.  

Please visit https://www.visitkingsisland.com/activate-pass to process and activate your Season Pass.  Season Passes once activated can be added to the Kings Island mobile app for quick and convenient entry. 

Create or login to your Kings Island website account, click “Manage Passes,” click “ADD MY PASS” and enter the Ticket ID you received when you purchased online along with any other outstanding profile information. Once you’ve completed adding your pass, you’re all set to visit. You can even add your pass to the mobile app for quick and convenient entry into the park. 

It is strongly encouraged to purchase parking in advance of visiting.  Discounted parking and ticket packages are only available online or on the Kings Island mobile app. 

No. Face coverings are recommended but not required indoors or outdoors for guests who are fully vaccinated.

Any of the following symptoms that are not caused by a known chronic health condition:  

  • Fever (100.4°F / 38°C or higher)  
  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Unusual fatigue  
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms  
  • Repeated shaking/chills  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Cough  
  • Muscle pain  
  • Headache  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea  
  • Diarrhea  

Additionally, you could be contagious if you have been in direct contact with a close relative, roommate, or neighbor who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or been told by a health care professional or employer you may have been exposed to the coronavirus. 

You do not need to complete a health assessment questionnaire prior to arriving at the park. While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.

If anyone in your family or group has been exposed to a person who has symptoms, it’s best if everyone in your party stay home and reschedule your visit.

When You Arrive

Guests will not be required to complete a health screen questionnaire. While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.

The health and safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority. After consulting with medical experts and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to discontinue temperature checks, except where required by state or local jurisdictions. The pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. 

One of the things we’ve learned in this pandemic, and it’s been talked about a lot over the past year, is that a lot of people transmit the virus with no symptoms or fever. As noted above, the pandemic has shown temperature screening is not completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. As more is learned and understood about COVID-19, guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and others have evolved. 

When You're in the Park

Yes, all rides and at Kings Island and Soak City Water Park are anticipated to be open.

According to the CDC, it’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic, including face coverings. The CDC also said it’s still evaluating reinfection risks for those who have already had COVID-19. While relatively rare, reinfection has happened, and the virus continues to spread and develop variants, some of which have been more contagious than previous strains.

Children under the age of two and guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required to wear face coverings. Also, under provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), guests with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents the wearing of a face covering will not be required to wear one.

None of our ride experiences are long enough to meet the criteria that’s been established by the CDC as consistent exposure, which is 15 minutes or more. In addition, the ventilation and air flow surrounding riders during the ride helps deter the spread. However, face coverings are required while experiencing indoor rides and are still recommended while experiencing outdoor rides.

Per our normal operating guidelines and in compliance with the CDC, we are routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day.

You may exit and re-enter the park. You will need to obtain a re-entry voucher at the exit and will need to go through the entry procedures again including metal detection.  Re-entry policies are subject to change. 

You are welcome to stay as long as you like until the park closes for the day.

BY VISITING THE PARK, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other guests, and our associates. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the park. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

If you are exhibiting any COVID-19-related symptoms, you should not enter or remain in the park.

Help keep each other healthy.