Kings Island in Mason, OH

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


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.


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. Note: Soak City is currently closed for the season and will reopen on May 25, 2019.

Kings Mills Antique Autos - Coming Spring 2019
Kings Island's most beloved attraction, the antique cars ride, is returning to the park in spring 2019 and will be 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 will retain the vintage feel of the original Les Taxis.

Cincinnati Customer Reviews

38 Reviews
Tara King
Hillsboro, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A great day"
June 2019 NEW
We had an excellent trip the kids had fun more than enough to do for everyone
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Tip: Get here early for better parking and to ride a few things with out a long line and we pack food and drinks in a cooler and have a parking lot picnic to save money

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Tiffany Germann
Middletown, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
June 2019 NEW
Absolutely amazing. Our first time was as great as we hoped it would be. We took our son for his 15th birthday and he loved it.
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Tip: I will tell you this, if you have never riden a roller coaster, DO NOT ride the Bangee first LMAO

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Cheyenne Hernandez
Hilliard, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome time!"
June 2019 NEW
Tripster is an amazing website to get admission tickets for such a lower price! It definitely helped me save some money and I still enjoy my time no matter what! Thank you tripster, I’ll definitely be recommending you to others & coming back soon to purchase tickets!
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Jonathan Endicott
Columbus , OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Kings Island trio"
June 2019 NEW
The trip was very easy no complaints from me,
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Tip: It’s easy and affordable

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Kristi Caserta
Huntington, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Middle School Field Trip"
June 2019 NEW
Had a few issues with Kings Island itself (see below comments on what you should know before going) but other then those minor issues my husband and I had an absolute blast with all these middle schoolers. One none of us including our daughter will ever forget.
I shopped around for Tickets for a week before purchasing and came across tripster pricing first and couldn't find anyone else that was better. :-) they made it super easy for checkout and it was right at $100 for 2 adult tickets, free beverages throughout the day and saved $3 on parking. I've been recommending this site to everyone I know thinking about going to Kings Island. THank You Tripster!!
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Tip: buy a FastPass wont regret it if you have the $. no wait longer then 5 minutes. We went on a Tues and figured it wouldnt be terribly bad lines which it wasnt until Soak City was getting ready to close then everyone went to ride so we purchased our FastPass after 5pm which was worth it to us since we got to ride everything multiple times until the park closed at 10. Also get a locker. some of these rides will not even let you get in line with anything loose and you have to give it to someone that isnt riding or get a locker. Mistic Timbers is one of these rides and i didnt get to ride it due to having a small crossbody purse (no bigger then a fanny pack) and noone to hold it for us and i wasnt going to spend $ for a locker when the park was going to close in about 20 minutes.

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Kelley Bare
Etna, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So much fun!"
June 2019 NEW
I haven’t had that much fun in a long time! My family and I had a blast!
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Louise Riley
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great customer service"
June 2019 NEW
The girls had so much fun at Kings Island. No hiccups -Tripster worked well purchasing tickets on line -easy print/and URL code sent to phone. Customer service, cleanliness, and believe it or not the thrill ride lines were awesome at Kings Island too. Great Experience!
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Stephanie Guinta
huber heights, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June 2019 NEW
Fun place with kids and grandkids ??
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Tip: A blast on roller coasters

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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South Lebanon, Ohio
"best deal I'v seen in amusement parks"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2019 NEW
I had a 2018 season pass and renewed it for 2019 because of the value you got from it.The gold pass which I had gave you unlimited visits to both the amusement park and water park with free parking all season,Then you also get admission to their fear fest and winter fest.No other park I know offers so much for the price.
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Wilmington, North Carolina
"Cedar Faire Platinum Pass is the Way to Go"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2019 NEW
We got the cedar fair platinum pass because there are two parks near where we live in North Carolina and the platinum gives you access to all parks, food and merchandise discounts and free parking, among other benefits for not much more money than the single park unlimited pass. Carowinds is in North Carolina and Kings Dominion is in Virginia, both within a few hours of us. We even used our pass at Knotts Berry Farm in California during spring break. It’s right near Disneyland. We visited Ohio this week and wanted to make good use of our pass. I found this park to be really nice. It’s very clean and the employees are very helpful. There’s lots of rides for the whole family to enjoy. I would definitely recommend it.
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Anneliese F
Kettering, Ohio
"Gold Pass to KIng's Island"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2019 NEW
My Husband and I had 2 gold passes to KIng's Island and we loved it even if you don't go on a ride .
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Kula, Hawaii
"Kings Island rules"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2019 NEW
Growing up going here leaves me with nostalgia and a desire for the Beast... And it can only be satiated by riding it many times. I love this place!
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Zane L
"Old faithful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 07, 2019 NEW
The place is awesome and keeping up with the new era. We just need to keep the place rocking with some new stuff.
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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.