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Kings Island

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Jason P wrote a review Oct 18
Lansing, Michigan639 contributions918 helpful votes
Went to the fall festival with my wife and two kids on a Saturday (4 and 7). Overall, the kids had a great time and would go back tomorrow if they could. I was less enthralled but still had a good time. Park looked great with the Halloween decorations and a nice touch was the free trick or treat stations located around the park for kids. Worked here one summer over 20 years ago (when the park was owned by Paramount) and I think the park is in better shape now than it was back then. Masks are mandatory at the park and the park does try its best to keep people socially distant by marking 6 feet apart spaces in the lines. The snoopy/kids area of the park was kind of mobbed because it was a beautiful fall Saturday and a great day to bring little kids with all of the Halloween celebrations. We spent almost our entire day there. Lots of kiddie rides in this area. One really negative thing is they have reduced most of the rides’ capacity severely (usually a 50% cut) to keep people separated, so every kids ride had a wait. Totally understandable due to COVID but hard to explain to little kids. Biggest complaint was the food service. Bought tickets that included three trick or treat tastings at various spots around the park. These tastings were two set options at certain food places. Instead of having the tastings ready to go buffet style they made to order each of the trick or treat dishes. This caused long and unnecessary lines. Also, the prices for the food are just outrageous in addition to the long lines. I knew this would be the case going in but it still is a shock to see a Chik Fil A #1 meal (an original chicken sandwich, fries, and a drink) priced at $16.79. I think the same meal outside the park goes for $7.79. Don’t mind paying a few dollars more but don’t double the price! By the time you include the food, parking, tickets, souvenirs, and a few games, it is going to cost a family of four around $300 to visit. Just be prepared and find joy in the excitement in your kids’ faces as they have the time of their life.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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KYGirl975 wrote a review Sep 2020
Louisville, Kentucky22 contributions8 helpful votes
Just got back and wasn't impressed at all with how they are handling COVID. We got through screening process okay and went to security to go through. We were then told the mask my son had one (he's 7 by the way) wasn't going to work. We told him that we went through screening and they didn't say a word. He said yeah I don't know why they leave it up to security to tell people that certain masks aren't allowed. And then he said that Kings Island just updated their masks policy. To be honest I was ticked because I didn't receive notice the policy had changed and it wasn't listed on their app. This is after I bought tickets over a week ago. Wasn't cool at all. So we went to this tent to get a disposable mask. We walk in there and the guy sitting in there had on a fire/emt shirt. We told him what security told us. He just looked at us like he had no clue what was going on. And then goes oh yeah Kings Island just changed their policy. At this point I just wanted to leave. I mean come on get it together. We finally got my son settled. He was super upset because he only likes to wear certain masks that he's comfortable wearing. Go inside to do our thing. I only saw one ride being sanitized the whole 6 hours I was there. And please for the love of god can they not take some of our money we spend there and update the bathrooms. They are the same ones from the 70's I believe and were disgusting. Unlike other places that block off sinks so people cannot be right next to each other King's Island had all the sinks open. So everyone was crowded around each other trying to wash hands after using a toilet that wouldn't flush. They did provide hand sanitizer stations around the park but most of them were empty. I've been going to Kings Island for over 35 years and this was the first time I have ever been disappointed when I left. I will say my son had fun and my husband got to ride Orion, so there's that. I guess next time we'll go to Holiday World and check out what is going on there.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jason S wrote a review Sep 2020
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Hats off to Kings Island and their handling of COVID-19 guidelines. I was very skeptical purchasing tickets during COVID-19 but we wanted to ride Orion so we decided to roll the dice. Couldn’t of made a better decision. The park associates ensure rides are properly sanitized every 30 minutes while enforcing the their COVID policies. It didn’t take away from the experience at all. They want everyone to wear a mask at all times but they understand it might come off during certain rides. They even have relax zones where you don’t have to wear a mask.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Stephen wrote a review Sep 2020
Fort Thomas, Kentucky373 contributions146 helpful votes
Labor Day crowds weren't bad. Everyone was masked up at all times and the rides are being wiped down periodically. Most of the restaurant areas were open.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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HeW wrote a review Sep 2020
Attica, Michigan182 contributions35 helpful votes
We had an amazing time here. We got the fast passes so enjoyed riding rides fast. Check in with tickets being on phone was simple and temperature check was super fast. I didn't witness any social distancing even though the ground had stickers. No one really enforced it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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