A few weeks ago as a part of our Ohio vacation, we spent a day at Kings Island!
We went on a Tuesday and the crowds were perfect!! It was warm and sunny but the longest line we stood in was a 20 minute wait!
Kings Island was built in 1972 in Mason Ohio. KI is also the largest amusemenet park AND waterpark in the Midwest!
Your admission ticket to Kings Island not only gets you into the amusement park but ALSO into the waterpark, Soak City!
Kings Island is very clean and upkept. The shade trees and sitting areas throughout the park are plenty. There was plenty of staff cleaning and doing maintenance on the park.
The first attraction we decided to visit was a new part of Kings Island called, “Dinosaurs Alive”.
Dinosaurs Alive is the World’s Largest Animatronic Dinosaur Park! There are over 50 life size dinosaurs! Imagine walking through Kings Island and suddenly hearing and seeing a life sized dinosaur come to life is pretty cool! Near the end of the park there is a place where your children can act like they are a paleontologist.
Then we walked around and grabbed some ice cold beverages then walked over to Planet Snoopy so our youngest could have fun. There are 18 rides in Planet Snoopy. Our youngest needed a diaper change so we went into the Baby Care Center. The center is terrific! It was a nice, cool, and welcoming area for parents with their young children.
There are several dining options for park goers. Of course as soon as I saw Starbucks, I had to go in! There are also prepaid dining options for you to purchase too.
The highlight for my youngest was when the Peanut characters came through the park! The smiles and squeals of delight topped off the day.
My oldest felt it was time to ride a “big” coaster! So after we went up the Park Tower, we headed over to the “BIG” coasters. THE ride for F was “The Banshee”! F had a blast and will never forget that being the first “big” coaster!
We finished out the day going on more rides, watching the Peanuts gang perform in the park, and enjoying some ice cream.
If you haven’t been to Kings Island in a long time or you have never been, you must make a trip there before the season ends.
All of the KI staff we encountered were very friendly and you could tell really enjoyed their job.
We were unable to go to Soak City as it was clouding up and starting to rain so we didn’t want to chance being stuck in a downpour. But that was ok. We had a wonderful day and the memories our children have we hope will last with them forever.
Make sure you check out www.visitKingsIsland.com so you can plan your trip.
Thank you to Kings Island for the complimentary tickets for my family.
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