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.

Kings Mills Antique Autos - New in 2019
Kings Island's most beloved attraction, the antique cars ride, is located in Coney Mall, across from the Juke Box Café and alongside The Racer roller coaster. In the new Kings Mills Antique Autos family ride, guests will board replica classic touring cars and take a leisurely, drive around a scenic quarter-mile track equipped with a small rail to keep the car on the path. The ride will be comparable to the original Les Taxis antique car ride, combining nostalgia with new enhancements. The cars are 2/3 scale replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T; though all-new, they retain the vintage feel of the original Les Taxis.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Lori Leary
Hurricane , WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Kings Island"
August 2019 NEW
Tripster had the best prices on Kings Island tickets. Also bought 2 all day drink passes and I really wish I had bought an all day food pass because the food was crazy expensive.
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Dennis A.
Oak Hill, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun days !"
August 2019 NEW
We went for a 2 days fun days. We did water park on 1st day and rides on 2sd day. The whole place is very clean and the staff is vary friendly and polite. We had a really good time and already talking about going back for the rides here really soon !
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Kenneth Korte
West Chester , OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Day at KI with family"
August 2019 NEW
Family was coming to town for a week. It was predetermined that they wanted to go to Kings Island. I don’t do rides but wanted tickets to go and spend time. I went to Tripster.com to view prices for a day ticket. I saved $38 on my ticket! Instant access to my ticket after payment was made! Will use again!!!
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Tip: Easy to proceed

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Ben Swauger
Columbus, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good Deal"
August 2019 NEW
It was very easier and cheap to purchase our tickets through Tripster. It was very easy to get in Kings Island by just pulling up the email and showing the barcode.
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Tip: You can save a lot of money by packing your lunch and eating in the car.

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Gladys Dennis
PARKERSBURG, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Kings Island trip"
August 2019 NEW
Fun place to enjoy with family
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Tip: Recommend getting the bottle for drinks for the day. You save money .

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Kimberly Sutherland
CENTERVILLE, OH
1 Review
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"Tripster Rocks!"
August 2019 NEW
I purchased two tickets for my son and me for a fun filled day at Kings Island Amusement Park. The tickets were amazingly priced and the site was so easy to use. This was my first experience using Tripster, and I can tell you....I loved it! I am hooked!! As a 30 year flight attendant that travels all over, this will be my go to site for tickets all over. Thank you Tripster and Kings Island for a great experience.
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Tip: How easy Tripster is to use.??

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MARK THOMPSON
Chillicothe, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Kings Island"
August 2019 NEW
Great place for family and friends to visit and have a great time . Great rides and staff
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Tip: Arrive early if u wanna ride all the rides before it gets paced

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Carol T.
Fort Wayne, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"End of summer trip"
August 2019 NEW
I purchased Kings Island tickets through Tripster and got a great deal. Took our two boys for an end of summer adventure and had a great time. Lines for rides were very short if there was a line at all since some area schools had started back already. We will do it again next year...the boys have already asked!
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Tip: We went on a Thursday and there were no crowds or lines.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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861michelleo
Atlanta, Georgia
"Fun times"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019 NEW
Our young son loves Kings Island. He just rode Diamondback and fell in love with rollercoasters. It’s a great park with a lot of fun rides. I highly recommend it.
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NurseMP
Burlington, Ontario
"Great staff at a fun theme park!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
We have the Cedar Fair Platinum Pass, so we’ve been checking out a few of their parks this year. Kings Island didn’t disappoint! The Beast wooden roller coaster was amazing at over 4 minutes long. It was fun reading about it’s history while in line. And Mystic Timbers was great! Good theming & really fast! We found Diamondback to be a bit overrated- the others were much better to us. We enjoyed the jokes & staff interaction! All of the employees seemed to really enjoy their jobs & getting the crowd hyped up! This was new to us & we enjoyed listening to them! We were surprised that the park is already closed during the week. It’s still the peak of summer! We had to re-jig our whole trip because we had originally planned to go to KI today (Monday Aug 19), but thankfully I checked the park hours a week ago & learned that they were already closing except for the weekends. It seemed really busy to us, but the locals said that it was pretty quiet. I would hate to see it busy! The Eiffel Tower is fun to go up as well! And we loved Boo Blasters too! We always love a good dark ride! One other critique- a lot of the food closes at 30-60min before the park closes. We had planned to grab a bite just before closing & eat it to while the crowds dissipated. It wasn’t to be! We will come back someday if we are in the area for sure! A ride on The Beast is worth the 8 hr drive!!
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MountaineeringMama
"Review of Soak City Waterpark"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
First of all, we are season pass holders and visit the park often. We love the rides. We don’t often go to the waterpark, and every time we do I swear I won’t again. Our most recent experience at the waterpark was typical and shows the ongoing problems Cedar Fair or Kings Island management just don’t care to fix. The slides: fun, good variety. For the ones requiring a tube, one must wait in line to get a tube from someone coming off the slides and then wait again for the slide. How hard or expensive would it be to have more tubes? Not very, it would seem to me given the obvious haul they’re making on the over-priced food and long lines of people for everything. The wave pools: crowded with insufficient shade and hardly any tubes available but overall a lot of fun. The food: Kings Island as an amusement park has the worst food, food selection and value for the money of any park we’ve visited throughout the country. Soak City is the worst section of the park for this. Two restaurants+thousands of visitors=long (very long) lines, one of which is in direct sun. For the price of a large pizza outside the park you get two pieces of pizza. The Coke drink location with the roof was closed, so just to get a drink was a 20-minute wait in direct sun. And no outside food allowed. This is the worst part, given that Kings Island just can’t figure out the food situation themselves. Some other parks that have better food selections and food value do allow outside food, so the way KI handles this is just greedy. The restrooms and changing areas: the worst. The ones at the main entrance are crowded and wet. No dry places to change. The floor is always flooded in the “dry” changing area. Not enough toilets. The other option is near the smaller wave pool. There are 10 outdoor changing stalls, which are still dirty but aren’t as wet. Yes 10 for thousands of people. You have to wait for these. So basically no clean, dry place to change and a long wait for gross changing facilities and toilets. Also, there’s no restroom near the large wave pool. In summary I hate the waterpark. But I always go back because the kids (and me too, honestly) love the wave pool and slides. And KI will continue to get our money...but why can’t they just invest a little money to make the waterpark facilities clean, more abundant, comfortable and better maintained?
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Desiree D
"Great"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
Kings island is a great place and my favorite is Halloween haunt, if only they can have haunted houses all year but with holiday themes, like bloody Santa haunted houses at Christmas 😂 🎅 stuff like that
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72W
Richmond, Indiana
"Kings Island is 47 and Still Full of Adventure and Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2019 NEW
We got the lowest price on tickets for the season, so that was affordable. The cost for parking is too much and the cost for food is outrageous! The Festhaus was filthy the entire day - it was nasty! They need to add more umbrella tables for people to sit at Soak City. Beside those complaints - I still really enjoy going to this amusement park! My family and I hadn't been there for five years, so we were eager to visit! Our kids are now old enough to ride all the coasters - yay! My husband and I tell our children the history of the park as we walk around, because it opened the year we were born. We remember when Paramount nearly destroyed it and thankfully Cedar Fair revived it! Once again it is nicely maintained and landscaped and very family friendly. Who doesn't love Snoopy?
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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.