Spanning 364 acres (147 hectares), Kings Island is one of the largest amusement parks in the Midwest. With more than 100 rides and attractions, including upwards of 15 roller coasters, family-friendly attractions, and a water park, Kings Island offers a day of diversion for families and thrill seekers alike. The Basics
Kings Island is divided into seven themed areas. If you prefer adventure, head to the Beast and Banshee roller coasters, of opt for the award-winning Planet Snoopy area if you have younger kids in tow. Take in a range of live shows and entertainment, spanning song-and-dance revues and acrobatic performances. Admission to King Island also includes entrance to Soak City Water Park (open seasonally).
Choose between 1-day, 2-day, or night tickets. Upgrade to a Fast Lane pass to skip the line for some rides, or an All Inclusive pass that covers parking, food, and souvenirs. If you plan to visit Cedar Point in the same season, save with a combo ticket that includes one day at each park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Kings Island is ideal for families with kids and thrill seekers.
- There are minimum height requirements for certain attractions.
- Sling Shot and Xtreme Flyer require additional charges.
- Outside food and drinks are not permitted; there are multiple food options inside the park.
- The park is wheelchair accessible, though not all attractions are suitable for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Kings Island is located in Mason, about 24 miles (39 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati. Take I-71N (exit 24), I-71S (exit 25), or I-71 (exit 29). Paid parking, including preferred parking, is available on-site. When to Get There
Kings Island is open from May through October, and again for Winterfest in the Christmas holiday season. Soak City is open on select days from late May until early September. Weekends and holidays are busiest. Visit during the week for shorter waits.
Soak City Water Park
Spanning 33 acres (13 hectares), Soak City Water Park features more than 50 water activities and attractions, such as water slides, wave pools, rushing rivers, lagoons, and kids play areas.