Kings Island in Mason, OH

6300 Kings Island DriveKings Island, OH 45034
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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. Soak City is now closed for the 2018 season.

2018 KINGS ISLAND SPECIAL EVENTS:
Select Nights November 23 - December 31 | WinterFest
Imagine an old-fashioned winter…rosy-cheeked skaters gliding under twinkling lights, the magic of dazzling holiday shows and carolers in traditional costumes, shops filled with ornaments, trinkets and toys, the aroma of freshly baked treats and the spirit of everyone’s favorite season captured in an atmosphere of warmth and nostalgia – a place where memories of holidays past are present; a place where memories of holidays now are waiting to be made. Step into WinterFest at Kings Island, an unforgettable experience with the park transformed into ten enchanting winter wonderlands. There's something for everyone in the family to enjoy together, like ice skating on the Royal Fountain, seeing the Eiffel Tower transformed into a magical 314-foot tall Christmas tree, live shows, rides, delicious holiday treats, millions of lights and holiday characters spreading merriment, like Jack Frost, Candy Cane and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Cincinnati, OH - Kings Island Customer Reviews

22 Reviews
Stephen Poindexter
Burkesville, KY
1 Review
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"Great time, but expensive as hell!"
October, 2018
Halloween is the best time to go, but be prepared to spend $100+ per person if you want to skip the lines and ride all the rides at least once. Otherwise, an hour wait per ride will wear you out!
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Mercedes Nix
brandenburg, KY
1 Review
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"Best weekend"
October, 2018
Using this website made things so much easier for my boyfriend and I. Plus the deals were amazing. This was the second time ive used this website to go to kings island. Plus the Halloween experience was to die for
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Tip: Great prices

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Kim Ferguson
Jefferson City, TN
1 Review
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"Great Fall Break Getaway"
October, 2018
We took our girls to Kings Island for Fall Break (they had never been before) they had so much fun. We ordered our tickets through reservedirect.com, it was quick and easy. We took them while “Haunt” was going. It was neat with all of the “Haunt” decorations and the fog machines going throughout the park.
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Tip: It did tend to get super crowded on Saturday night, but Sunday was a fun relaxing day!!

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James Jennings
Meridianville, AL
1 Review
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"FAMILY FUN"
September, 2018
We had a great time at Kings Island the hotel was fabulous the staff was nice and the breakfast was delicious
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Amy Chaudion
Noblesville, IN
1 Review
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"Great experience"
September, 2018
No complaints at all! Great service!
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Tommyy Gold
Fresno, CA
1 Review
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"Awesome fun place"
September, 2018
Great place awesome rides got the water park and admission to the coaster park 30 bucks both parks went for my daughter's birthday we had a blast highly recommend visiting if never been there before
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Tip: Food prices are extremely high

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Devin Stoner
Jeffersonville , IN
1 Review
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"Great time!"
August, 2018
Fast lane tickets are worth it! Make your day so much more fun and proactive
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Tip: The all day drinks are a great deal

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Alex Barrera
Florence, KY
1 Review
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"Estupendo lugar"
August, 2018
Es muy bonito y divertido pero como todo lugar no es perfecto y tiene sus inconvenientes, mi consejo si quiere disfrutarlo mejor, compre el pase de línea rápida así no perderá tiempo haciendo fila y podrá subir a todas las atracciones.
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ManningAvenger
Sellersburg, Indiana
"Winterfest is the best!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
Kings Island is fun to come to in the summer. However, it is great during Winterfest. The park is covered with Christmas lights, making for a festive place. The Eiffel Tower with it's lights and the lake in front frozen for ice skating add to the fun. Couldn't believe some of the rides, including some roller coasters, were actually in operation, even in 30 degree weather. We didn't ride the train due to the extremely long line, but we enjoyed everything about Winterfest. I recommend buying tickets online to save money.
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hihi06
"The best"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2018 NEW
Kings islands winter fest and regular season is great. We have enjoyed winter fest both years and I really recommend it the park has good food too. They really have made the parks food better.
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Dave W
"Winterfest!! It's a HOME RUN for KI...Kudos...Pure CLASS act"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2018 NEW
Stroll down the main avenue of KI and you'll see and hear one of the most TASTEFUL examples of "pure Christmas ambiance" around. It's a WONDERFUL example of sight and sound IMMERSION! You won't see in this part of the park the flashy tacky blow-up dolls and the equally tacky speakers blaring Rudolph....nope...you'll see how they SET the Mood with lights and GREAT music over a great surround sound system. The choice of music is GREAT--not a tacky song do they play. Instead you'll hear one of the best renditions of Ave Marie or other classic's such as Cincy's own Andy Williams to current well done music. After you take your kids...Do yourself a favor--take your wife/girlfriend and visit on a Sunday eve. Sit by the skating rink and just get-into the mood they created. Pure refreshment. Now I must say also the shows are a 100% improvement over the old KI days. Best places to eat are of course The Chicken shack near Delirium ride, the restaurant opposite the racer...and best place for Ice Cream is of course cincy tradition Graeters on the main avenue. People on here complain of long lines--my advice, go on Sunday.
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Melanie T
"Winterfest 2018"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2018 NEW
Absolutely stunning views and so much fun for the family. We took our 7 year old and 2 year old sons. There were so many activities, rides, winter snacks,and hot chocolate to enjoy. The count down for the lighting ceremony was so exciting and fun. There were also several characters roaming around the park that took pictures with everyone. Definitely a must do to get into the Christmas spirit!
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Apxcentral
Cincinnati, Ohio
"Winterfest is tons of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 25, 2018 NEW
Winterfest has a lot going on for the family. Plenty of winter snacks & activities for everyone. The shows were amazing & we really enjoyed taking the train ride at night. There is plenty of picture taking, especially of the Eiffel Tower & the Royal Fountains.
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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 $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.

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.