There’s a lot to enjoy in King’s Island, from roller coaster rides and amusement parks to life-like dinosaurs that walk around and roar! There is just no limit to how much fun you can have here.
Getting there and having fun is a piece of cake, the challenge is preparing and packing for your trip.
Did you know that the subtle things that you often ignore can have a significant impact on your visit? You can easily have the most disastrous trip ever if you are not well-informed or fail to prepare for your King’s Island tour.
So, what do you need to do to make your visit fun, enjoyable, and memorable? Here are a few tips:
Make Your King’s Island Trip Fun and Easy
1. Buy a Souvenir Water Bottle
If there’s one lesson a long day of outdoor activities in the summer will teach you is that dehydration is can be a real pain. Always have something to keep you hydrated as you enjoy those roller coaster rides and amusement parks.
The average price of a drink at the park is $4 per bottle. If you have an action-packed day ahead of you, you will need around five drinks. That’s a whopping $20-$25 of your daily budget spent on drinks alone. And wouldn’t it be inconvenient to carry cash or credit cards around all day?
However, there is a cheaper and more convenient way to stay hydrated – buying a souvenir drink bottle. You can get them for only $14, and get free refills all day long! Refill stations can be found all over the parks and at some restaurants.
2. Take Some Pain Meds with You
Most people forget that their bodies are not used to the physically demanding activities they’ll do in the parks. Although you may enjoy them, you are likely to get light-headed after a few roller coaster rides.
At the end of the day, you might experience some headaches as well as muscle cramps from all the working and standing. Plenty of rest, lots of water, and a few painkillers should get rid of a headache. For the cramps, massage the affected area with a prescribed ointment.
3. Get a Day-Long Dining Deal
You will certainly get hungry from all the fun activities, not to mention the scorching sun. Secure an All-Day Dining Deal for you and the rest of your family or friends before you head out to the parks and rides
With this deal, you and your companions will enjoy refreshing meals and drinks without having the hassle to pay every time.
4. Beware of Fast Lane Passes
If you have ever been to an amusement park, you must agree that lining up in the scorching heat is the most annoying part of it all. But that does not mean you can get reckless with your money by buying unnecessary fast lane passes.
Sure, you will escape the daunting lines, but is it really worth $53? That’s right. They charge that much for a fast lane pass, and park admission fees are not even included in that deal!
If you feel like spending some extra cash, then get yourself a fast pass. However, if you are on a budget, spending $53 just to get to the rides a little faster than everybody else doesn’t sound like a good deal.
Instead, you can plan your King’s Island trip peak during the off-peak season when the place is less crowded and the lines are much shorter.
5. Don’t Leave Your Beach Sandals Behind
Some water rides in King’s Island are located outside Soak City, so there’s plenty of walking involved. However, walking around in soaked sports shoes can be quite uncomfortable.
Therefore, you should have a pair of flip flops that you can wear for wet areas. This doesn’t mean you should ditch your sports shoes altogether. Your flip flops can easily get lost in some of the water rides. Just carry your shoes as backup.
6. Install the King’s Island App on Your Phone
With this app, you won’t have to walk around with your Kings Island tickets. You can easily save them in the app and access the digital copy on your phone whenever you need to.
It also allows you to keep track of your parking position, add awesome borders to your photos at the park, and find out how long you will have to wait for a certain ride. If you have any inquiries or concerns, you also can use the app to seek help from the operators.
Kings Island Hours
If you are planning on visiting the place in April or May (peak season), schedule most of your activities between 10 am and 6 pm, that is when most amusement parks and rides will be open. Enjoy!