Kings Island in Mason, OH
6300 Kings Island Drive • Kings Island, OH 45034
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!
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Do I need to make a reservation prior to arrival?
The park only requires you to make a reservation before visiting Soak City. Reservations are not required to enter the theme park. You can follow the link listed on your voucher to set-up your waterpark reservation prior to arrival. Capacity is limited.
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.
What is the policy on alcoholic beverages in the park?
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.
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 $17 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.
Does Kings Island offer a non-rider discount?
Kings Island does not offer a non-rider admission as the park is one-price admission.
What kind of dining experiences does Kings Island offer?
Guests can enjoy regional favorites and name-brand choices like Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Cinnabon, Graeter's Ice Cream and Starbucks. 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!
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:
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:
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.