Kings Dominion is a 400-acre theme park that features 60 rides, shows and attractions, as well as a 20-acre water park. Thrill seekers can enjoy hair-raising rides like WindSeeker and Intimidator 305; water lovers can spend time making a splash with slides, rushing rivers and a 650,000-gallon wave pool in Soak City; and families with little ones can share memories on the Grand Carousel.
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Warwick, Rhode Island
The park was nice and clean. The staff was friendly and accomodating. There were a lot of places to sit down and rest. Even though there were a lot of people there it was spread out enough so didn't seem like it. The food and beverages were outrageously expensive and the food was horrible. It cost $14 for a drink cup for the day with refills every 90 minutes. There is no way I could even come close to drinking $14 bucks worth of soda in a day.
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
As first-timers, we all had a Great time. We did both the water park and the amusement rides, no complaints. Get there early especially on a potentially hot day, the lines start getting long in the afternoon. Think about getting the Fast Lane pass if you're going to hit all the rides or re-ride.
The Good: The park and the rides were very clean - a pleasant surprise. This place is known for the big roller coasters, which looked great, but I have a six-year old. Turns out nearly all the rides in Planet Snoopy were just perfect. Our favorite was Boo Blasters - haunted house ride with target shooting. We stayed for 5.5 hours on a Monday, and there were plenty more rides we could have tried, but we were worn out. One adult (with $20 discount coupon from a fast food restaurant) and one kid together cost $91. About what was expected. The Bad: We kept extra spending to a minimum, but two frozen yogurts with toppings cost $18, and two slices of pizza and a bottle of water cost the same. Add $5 for one carnival game and we spent $41 more for the day. With a hungry group, the price could run up a lot more. Disney lets you bring in as much food as you want - King's Dominion allows one bottle of water from outside. Most of the staff were friendly and efficient, but many were obviously bored with their jobs and ran through their spiels so fast you couldn't understand what they were saying. We went to the wild west comedy show, which was funny at times, but considering all the attacks on public places, they probably need to lose all the shooting of blanks, which can be heard in other parts of the park. The Ugly: The only long line we endured on a Monday (about 35 minutes) was for Whitewater Canyon. A huge disappointment! Sit on a raft and go down a few very small rapids, ending with geysers that are sure to get you very wet. No excitement even for a 6 year old, but you'll be soaked and uncomfortable the rest of the day. We were there for my kid and I had low expectations. The kid had a very fun day and I was happy with the environment. You'll have to work hard to keep the cost reasonable, but if you're careful, you'll have a good day.
We were in town visiting friends and decided to visit King's Dominion on our day of departure because of it's close proximity to the Interstate and it's ability to wear the kids out for a long car ride. I was not sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by all that it had to offer! We had 4 kids aged 2, 2, 4 & 5 with us and they loved it so much! We spent all of our time in the Snoopy Planet area riding all the rides. I loved that my 2 year old had a lot of options for rides, as she is a bit of a daredevil! We even caught a couple of performances and my son was SO excited he got to meet Charlie Brown! The food was sort of spread out by type and not all the dining halls were air conditioned. The food was typical for an amusement park - not great and overpriced. We paid $32 for a full pizza, which beats $15 for 2 slices and a soda, I guess. Would love to go back and check out the waterpark when we have more time!
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Do you offer a non-rider admission ticket?
Kings Dominion does not offer a non-rider discount. Kings Dominion has a one-price admission as it is a multi-faceted park, not just a ride park. Live entertainment abounds at the park with fun-filled shows and roving characters and performers. The park also offers a variety of gift shops, restaurants, a waterpark that is included with park admission and much more.
What is your refund policy?
Admission tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the cancelation policy, which is 3 days prior to arrival. This includes weather related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.
What if my child is under 3 years old?
They are free!
What happens if it rains during my visit?
Most rides and attractions remain open during rain. Some attractions will close when inclement weather prohibits their safe operation, but will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please enjoy a show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. Sorry, no rain checks or refunds once you have entered the park.
Am I permitted to bring my own food and beverages into the park?
For everyone's safety, guests are not permitted to bring coolers, outside food, or other drinks into Kings Dominion. Three shaded picnic areas are available in the guest parking lot. Grills and open fires are not allowed. Individuals who have special diets or need items due to a medical condition are asked to visit Guest Services located at the Front Gate for accommodation.
How do I re-enter if I have to leave the park for some reason?
Hand stamps are available at designated exit turnstiles when leaving the park. To re-enter the parking lot, display your parking ticket on your dashboard. There are no re-entries after 7:00pm during Halloween Haunt.
Are wheelchairs available for rent?
Wheelchair rentals are available at the Stroller/Wheelchair Rental Center near the Main Entrance. A limited supply of motorized wheelchairs are available for rent for a fee.
Do you allow pets at Kings Dominion?
Only guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the park. Your pet may be left at the Kings Dominion Pet Care Center located outside the Front Gate during park operating hours. A $5 fee is required.
Is smoking permitted in the park?
For the comfort of our guests, smoking is prohibited except in designated smoking areas. Please note that our children’s area and Planet Snoopy are smoke-free.
Are there places in the park to store my belongings?
Lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the Front Gate. Additional lockers are available for rent in WaterWorks.
What does my admission ticket include?
Your admission to Kings Dominion includes all rides, live shows and attractions, and the Soak City Waterpark. Your admission ticket does not include three paid attractions (Grand Prix Raceway, Xtreme Flyer and Dinosaurs Alive!) or events which require a separate admission.
What is Dinosaurs Alive!?
Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Dominion features 42 life-sized, moving dinosaurs in a spectacular 6-acre forest setting. Dinosaurs Alive is not included with park admission. A separate admission is required.
How much is parking?
Parking is $15 per vehicle for regular parking and $20 for preferred. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is there anything I should bring?
Soak City Waterpark is included FREE with park admission to Kings Dominion (seasonal). Don't forget to bring appropriate swimwear.
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