Kings Island in Mason, OH

6300 Kings Island DriveKings Island, OH 45034
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Kings Island in Kings Island, Ohio

Overview

Award-winning and record-breaking roller coasters. Family-friendly entertainment. A water park with 50 water activities. Kings Island is a dream amusement park for thrill seekers and families alike! Coaster fans can get their fill on top rides including Mystic Timbers, the Beast, and Banshee, while kids rush to Planet Snoopy for PEANUTS-themed kiddie rides and attractions. And, you don’t want to miss the shows!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kings Island Travel Experts
  • Admission includes Soak City Water Park, featuring over 50 water activities.
  • Height and weight restrictions apply on select attractions and rides.
  • Planet Snoopy features Snoopy's Barnyard Friends, a petting farm with over 50 animals.
  • “Mystic Timbers” was voted “Best New Ride” in 2017 by Amusement Today.
  • “The Beast” is the Guinness World Record Holder for Longest Wooden Roller Coaster.
  • Be sure to catch a show or two for downtime in the park.
  • If visiting with young children, take advantage of the Parent Swap Program on larger thrill rides.

Description

from Kings Island
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 16 roller coasters, including the world’s longest wooden (The Beast) and steel inverted (Banshee) roller coasters, Diamondback, and Mystic Timbers, voted “Best New Ride” in 2017 by Amusement Today.

Families can spend the day together in the 17-time, award-winning Planet Snoopy kids’ area. Admission to Kings Island includes Soak City Water Park, which features more than 50 water activities, including 36 water slides.

The Great Pumpkin Fest - Saturdays & Sundays Sep. 22 - Oct. 27, 2019
Located in Planet Snoopy, The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island is all treats and no tricks when it comes to family-friendly fun including live entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating and so much more! Guests of all ages will enjoy our Halloween-themed festivities, sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. September 22 through October 27. Please note, the rides and attractions in Planet Snoopy will close at 7 p.m. on Saturdays to complete the transformation of the park into the highly intense Halloween Haunt.

HalloTween (New to Kings Island in 2019) - ??Saturdays and Sundays 12pm to 6pm, Sep. 22 – Oct. 27, 2019
The all new HalloTween at Kings Island offers spooky-fun haunts for scare-seekers ages 7-14! Ghouls of all ages are invited to explore kid-friendly, abbreviated versions of select Halloween Haunt attractions where they can participate in interactive, family-friendly challenges that will test their courage without the fear of running into one of our monsters.

Halloween Haunt - Friday and Saturday Nights Sep. 20 - Oct. 26, 2019
Voted "Best Theme Park Halloween Event" in the country in 2018 by USA Today readers. Are you brave enough to survive our gauntlets of Halloween haunts? Prepare yourself as dark forces are unleashed to make your wildest nightmares come true. You'll encounter evil creatures everywhere, waiting for you in the fog. If you're too scared to explore our haunts, challenge yourself to a night ride on The Beast, Banshee, Diamondback, Mystic Timbers and other thrill-inducing attractions.

Tripster Customer Reviews

110 Reviews
Amy Jones
Walton, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Kings island fall fest"
November 2019
The family members that I went with had season passes so they could just walk on in, but I had to purchase a ticket and the line was really long. I got on tripster and purchased my ticket in a matter of minutes so I didn’t have to be split up from my group. Which was so convenient!!

Kings island was a great time! We had 5 littles ones 4 and under and there were a handful of rides they could ride and they enjoyed collecting candy at the candy stations!! We will have to make this an annual event to join our family each fall at kings island!!
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Tip: It was the last weekend for the special event so crowds were fairly heavy. Also, we were able to take some snacks and water cups in for our little ones which is always a plus for us!!

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Tonya Eschenbrenner
Fairfield, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Halloween Haunt"
October 2019
First time I have ever gone to the Halloween Haunt. We had a GREAT time. Field of Screams was my favorite. I love that they used retired rides names on the tombstones in the KI Cemetery!! We got a GREAT laugh about that. It was TOO crowded for comfort. Downright scary at times but that isn't anyone's fault. One of the actors in Urgent Scare (at the very end) blew into my ear at close range. Someone should tell them NOT to do that. Made my ear ache for a week.
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Tip: If the weather is nice, it is going to be PACKED OUT!! People should not push in a crowd either. I had visions of the Who concert a couple times.

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Alan K.
Falmouth, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Smoking good time! or Fog is cool!"
October 2019
King's Island was doing their Haunted theme and the effect was really neat. The fog machines throughout the park gave an eerie feel to the park and added to the already fun rides and atmosphere of KI.
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Tip: Go early! If you go in October as we did the temperature can vary as much as 30 degrees so wear layers. When we got to the part at the 6PM opening it was almost 60 and when we left after the sun went down it was 48 and falling with a wind chill in the upper 30's.

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Chelsea C.
Charlottesville, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome time"
October 2019
Went with a group of friends and had an awesome day! We went in the fall and had nice weather. It was fall break so it was rather crowded but we got Fast Passes right away before they sold out and enjoyed walking on to most rides all day. Funnel cakes were amazing.
I had also been earlier in the year with my family and enjoyed the water park as well as the regular park! One of my favorite water parks in the midwest. The newer wave pool was SO much fun.
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Tip: Dress in layers, wear comfy shoes or bring a change of shoes as you will want to explore the whole park! Don't miss "The Bat" coaster, it's a fun ride that is easy to miss.

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Tom Seida
Frankfort, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Mystic Tim @ Night"
October 2019
Mystic Timbers and The Beast are The best night ride coasters. If spending the full day, get the all day drink wrist band and dining plan.
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Tip: Ride mystic timbers many times and definitely at night.

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Gregory Vanover
Fairfield, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Kings Island"
September 2019
Was a good time drink pass well worth the price !!!
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Michael W.
Louisville , KY
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Michael"
August 2019
Enjoyed going back to kings island after haven't been in so many years. The weather was great, ..didnt sweat not once that weekend. Ate a hamburger there at the park which taste so good that i still think about it! Wasnt to fond of the beast ride any more because it beat us up so bad we refuse to go on it again. Flight of fear was a real koo inside ride and the banshee was awesome. Still a decent family park....classic!
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Tip: Getting there when the park opens is the best time because the lines are very short and moves rapid

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James R.
Lexington, KY
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful time !!"
August 2019
We got our tickets Thur Tripster An it saved us money for extra things at Kings Island ?? Our weekend was great even with kings island being so packed w/people. Only problem I see is females that show way to much of ur body's for everyone to see and that's just disrespectful due to all the younger kids at the park, better rules needs to be addressed for clothing at the swim park (just my own opinion tho)
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Tip: Kings island is a great family place ?? Just arrive early for parking and ride the bigger coasters first lol cause the lines sure can be long waits

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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525asadi
New York City, New York
"Great Winterfest Experience !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2019 NEW
While visiting the Mason area during Thanksgiving we went to Kings Island. The park was all beautifully decorated for Winterfest. A lovely site with all the lights & gizmos. The park was clean and so were the facilities. The Winterfest price was a bit steep. All in all a great experience & a lovely park.
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Star-time
Huber Heights, Ohio
"International Buffet, disappointing but probably the best"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
The International Buffet is disappointing as a buffet. The scantily selection was a shock, and they even made you get your own coke. I’ve never seen that at a buffet. They did bring you desert though, although you only get one. As the family sitting next to us were curtly told, “Only one per customer.” But the view is outstanding! And it probably is the best place to eat in the park. At $29.99 for non-season pass guests ($27.99 with pass) it’s not that expensive for eating in the park. My wife had a terrible stomach ache after our meal. She ate a lot of the salad, where as I did not, so she thinks that was the culprit. So you cannot buy your buffet meal online the day of, but don’t worry. They will likely be open and have plenty of seats available. Don’t expect to get a lot of roast beef though. They will carve you just one slice and expect you to be happy. When I asked for another slice he cut it so thin I swear that I could see though it! But enjoy the view.
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4DTestingSolutions
Mason, Ohio
"Fun for the whole family"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019 NEW
There is always a good time to be had at Kings Island, they have new adventures every year and anybody is sure to find a lot of fun.
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3trvl
"A must for coaster lovers"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2019
We visited Kings Island during their Halloween events. Weather was great and everyone took advantage. EVERYONE! We opted to purchase the unlimited fast pass which was the only way we could have ridden all of the coasters on this day. The cost was ludicrous though but ended up being the only real way we had a fighting chance on a one day only visit. At night it was much too crowded to be comfortable. Barely enough room to walk through the events or common areas. The bathrooms were not kept up which I imagine could have been due to lack of help so late in the season. The visit was great and we did accomplish riding the Vortex before they take it down forever. The 4/5 rating was due to the lack of staffing and the hour we stood in line to retrieve our prepurchased fast pass wristbands. Also- to be charged a fee of $12+ to purchase a “No Boo” necklace was a jerk think to do. Half the price would be closer to fair. Also- pay for the premium parking If you do not arrive when the first open.
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tipijo
Cosby, Tennessee
"Fun times"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2019
We're from the south and rest of the family is from the north. Kings island was about halfway to meet for grandsons 6th birthday. It was crowded but not much of a wait for kids rides. He had a great time. My husband waited 45 minutes in line at Starbucks for 2 coffees. All in all we had a wonderful time. Lots of kids in Halloween costumes. So cute. Food is pricey. Bring water and snacks yourself. They sure could use a shuttle from the parking lot.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kings Island

I’m bringing my young child. Do they need a ticket to the park?
Children under the age of 3 do not require admission.

Will Kings Island close if it rains?
In the case of inclement weather, some attractions may close until it is safe to operate again. During this time, check out a live show, grab a meal, or look for a souvenir! Kings Island cannot issue rain checks or refunds for inclement weather.

Can I bring food and beverages into the park?
No. Outside food, drinks, and coolers are not permitted inside Kings Island or Soak City Waterpark. Guests with special dietary needs or needing to bringing baby food/formula into the park should stop at Guest Services located at the Front Gate upon arrival to have food checked and approved.

Can I leave and re-enter the park?
Yes. Simply have your hand stamped at the Front Gate. To leave and re-enter the parking lot, present your parking receipt to the attendant upon return.

Does the park have ATMs?
Yes. Several ATMs are located throughout the park.

Are wheelchairs available for rent?
A select number of wheelchairs are available for rent on a first come, first served basis at the Front Gate.

Can I bring my pet?
Only service animals are allowed inside the park. Kennel services are not available at Kings Island.

Can I smoke in the park?
No. For the comfort and safety of all guests, smoking of any kind including vapor and e-cigarettes is prohibited. Designated smoking areas are available throughout the park. Smoking and vaping are not permitted in any store, theater, ride line or waiting area, ticket line, food line and any indoor or outdoor restaurant seating area.

Are lockers available?
Lockers are available for rent in different areas of the main park and in Soak City. Kings Island is not responsible for lost or stolen items. In Soak City, 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.

What does my admission to Kings Island include?
Your admission to Kings Island includes all rides, live shows and attractions, and our 33-acre Soak City Water Park. The two paid attractions, Sling Shot and Xtreme Flyer, are not included. Events which require a separate admission are also not included.

What is the cost of parking?
Parking is $20 per vehicle for regular parking and $27 for preferred. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I bring my drone to film at Kings Island?
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.

What is the Parent Swap Program?
The Parent Swap Program allows adults to enjoy the rides, even when their children are not tall enough to ride. 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.

Will my bag be checked at the entrance?
Yes. Guests arriving at the park will go through metal detection every public operating day. All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. are examined prior to entering the park.

Can I take pictures while riding a ride or attraction?
For safety reasons, on-ride photography of any kind on any ride other than the Eiffel Tower and the Kings Island and Miami Valley Railroad is not permitted. 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. 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.

I have a cast. Can I still ride the attractions at Kings Island?
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. Casts are not permitted on Banshee, Diamondback and Drop Tower.

What is the Boarding Pass Program?
The Boarding Pass Program assists guests with mobility restrictions or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by allowing them to access rides at designated times via the exit ramp. The program works as follows:

  • Guests with a mobility impairment or ASD should visit Guest Services upon their arrival at the park to express his/her inability to wait in the regular line. Some questions are asked to ensure that the rider has the required physical criteria in order to safely experience rides, and a Boarding Pass is issued for the guest in question and up to 3 riding companions. 
  • In addition to a Boarding Pass, the guest with a mobility impairment or ASD will receive a “Rider Access Form” that lists the rides that the guest with a disability can safely enjoy.
  • The rider (or a member of their party) obtains a boarding time from the ride associate at the Alternate Access Entrance, equivalent to the length of the ride line. The rider can then wait comfortably away from the queue area.
  • The guest listed on the Boarding Pass must be present as a rider when a Boarding Pass is being utilized. 
  • Guests may not accumulate more than one boarding time at a time. 

Are assisted listening devices available for the shows?
Assisted listening devices are available in the following Live Entertainment venues: Kings Island Theater, International Showplace, Festhaus, and the PEANUTS Playhouse. Ask any of the house ushers to assist you in obtaining a device.

What should I wear to the park?
Weather appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests who wish to also visit Soak City Waterpark must adhere to the dress code:
  • Appropriate swimwear is required. Thongs and transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear.
  • Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride Paradise Plunge, Pineapple Pipeline, Tropical Twister or Tropical Plunge.
  • Footwear is not permitted on Soak City attractions. Aqua socks and aquatic style footwear are permitted on Mondo Monsoon and Zoom Flume.

Are life jackets available at Soak City or should I bring my own?
Soak City Waterpark has ample life vests for guest use. Should you wish to bring your own life jacket, it must be Coast Guard certified.

What happens if I lose my child? Does Kings Island have a process in place?
Yes. 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, the Help Center next to the Fast Lane booth, the Family Care Center across from Chick-fil-A, or Soak City Waterpark Guest Services.