Kings Island, located between Columbus and Cincinnati, is consistently rated as a family favorite amusement park. The 364-acre park is home to 14 roller coasters, a 15-acre water park, a classic merry-go-round, a children's area and a plethora of shops, food stands and exciting rides.
Tickets are available from Kings Island--online, by mail, by phone or in person at the attraction's onsite ticket office (open seasonally). However, several discounts are available, both from the park itself and from other area retailers.
Kings Island opens for the 2016 season on April 17.
Buy your Kings Island admission tickets online and save! The single day adult admission is just $42.99 if you buy online and print your own ticket. This compares to $63.99 if you buy your ticket at the gate.
If you plan to visit Kings Island more than once this season, you can save money by purchasing a season pass. Passes for 2016 start at $120.00 per adult and you can pay in three equal monthly payments.
There is also a gold season pass that includes free parking and early admission as well as a platinum pass that includes unlimited admission not only to Kings Island, but to any other Cedar Fair park (including Cedar Point) for the 2016 season. Visit the Kings Island Web site for all the details.
Many northeast Ohio AAA locations offer their members discounts on regular Kings Island admission tickets.
You can also save money by bringing at least 14 other people with you when you come to the park, perhaps neighbors or friends from church. For 2016, group rates start at $37.50 per adult. You can also add a picnic lunch for your group for just $11.50 extra.
Resort Guest Discounts
Several of the hotels near Kings Island, including the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, offer discounted Kings Island passes to their guests.
Meijers, the large Ohio discount retailer, offers discount tickets to Kings Island, Cedar Point and other area attractions seasonally. Prices for the 2016 tickets have not yet been announced. There are no Meijers stores in Cleveland. The nearest one is in Mansfield. For a complete list of stores, visit the Meijers Website.
Free Military Days
Kings Island honors America's fighting men and women (active and retired) by offering free admission on Memorial Day and July 4th weekends. Valid dates for 2016 are May 21-24 and July 2-4.