Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
This past weekend, my family and a few friends of ours visited Kings Dominion in Virginia to spend the day enjoying the park. Kings Dominion is one of the awesome amusement parks in Virginia! We were so excited to visit and see the new attractions as well as experience the ones that we know and love. It had been about 10 years or so since my family has been to Kings Dominion and Liam’s first time. We couldn’t wait to get there and make our game plan for the day. That morning it was raining, chilly and windy but it soon cleared up and was a beautiful day for us to experience the park.
When we entered the park, we saw an adorable Charlie Brown at the Eiffel Tower attraction. Of course we had to snap a picture as we couldn’t wait to get to Planet Snoopy. We first decided to grab some lunch in the park and had a hard time finding a place that we really wanted and would suit everyone. We decided to stop at a place towards the middle of the park and get some cheese steaks, hot dogs and drinks. We chose to get the refillable cups for $9.99 where refills are free for the entire day. Unfortunately, the food wasn’t as good as we anticipated and we weren’t pleased with the prices. Next time we visit, we will bring our own lunch and keep it in the car (as you can exit and re-enter the park as long as your hand is stamped).
I decided that babywearing Liam would be our best option as he’s not too much of a fan of the stroller or walking around. We snapped a quick selfie before we started the fun day ahead.
We first decided to get in line for a few rollercoaster rides as our friends were super excited to get on them – just as we were. We hit up the Volcano but they had to close it for maintenance so we came back later. We decided to get on the Intimidator next – this is a HUGE coaster with a 305 foot hill that you go down at 90mph and at an 85 degree angle. This is the fastest rollercoaster in the park!! We figured, go big or go home. Since we had Liam we had to switch off for all of the coasters with each other but it worked out great.
This roller coaster was SO fun but also scary! My friend, Anna, and I went on it and we had a blast. The guys told us that we would possibly feel like we were going to black out at the bottom of the hill and surely we did. It was short lived and still a blast.
We eventually went back and got on the Volcano which was amazing (like always) as well as the Anaconda and then some of our group got on the Drop Zone, The Crypt and more. We also stopped by the Dominator to be the last roller coaster of the day!
Finally, we headed over to Planet Snoopy for some fun with the entire family! What an adorable part of the park for kids! Kings Dominion has everything that kids and adults will like – we cannot wait for the water park to open for us to experience later this season. Planet Snoopy has over fourteen acres of Peanuts themed fun – from rides and shows, to meeting your favorite Peanuts character
Liam enjoyed walking around the park and seeing all of the rides. The only one he was old enough and interested to get on was the carousel which was a blast for all of us! However, our next visit we will be sure to get on a few of the fun rides in Planet Snoopy!
Our family and friends had a blast at Kings Dominion and cannot wait to go back for another visit before the season is over. Kings Dominion is family fun for the entire family – coasters, kids park, water park and more. Anna and I got some Dippin’ Dots and the others got some funnel cakes.
We stopped by the candy store at the exit of the park and snapped some fun photos in front of the beautiful waterfalls, too,before heading out.
Overall, we had a GREAT day at Kings Dominion. Season passes are available and at a great price- in just 2 visits you’ve paid for your expense! You can buy Kings Dominion tickets HERE.
Season Passes not only get you entrance into the park, they also provide you these benefits:
A Kings Dominion Season Pass has perks!
BUY a 2016 season pass today and enjoy all the benefits being a Season Passholder at Kings Dominion has to offer.
*Season Pass benefits begin on Opening Day of 2016.
- Unlimited visits in 2016
- Visit as many times as you’d like through Labor Day. Gold and Platinum Passholders get access for both Kings Dominion AND Halloween Haunt! Come for an hour or stay for the day – you decide with Kings Dominion Season Pass.
- Free season-long parking
- Scan your Gold or Platinum Pass at the parking booth to receive FREE parking for all the 2016 season!
- Early Ride Times/Early Entry
- Enjoy Early Ride Times before the park is open to the general public by simply flashing your pass. Please enter via the Dominator walkway.
Monday Volcano Anaconda
Tuesday Volcano Avalanche
Wednesday Volcano Backlot Stunt Coaster
Thursday Volcano The Crypt
Friday Volcano Flight of Fear
Saturday Volcano Intimidator 305
Sunday Volcano Intimidator 305
*Due to maintenance and other circumstances, certain rides may not be available and/or replaced with another participating ride.
Also, flash your pass for Early Entry into our newly renovated and expanded Soak City: 11:45am on weekdays and 11:30am on weekends!
- 10% Discount
- All passholders get a 10% discount at select food and merchandise locations all season long. Just look for the “Flash Your Pass” signs.
- Bring-A-Friend Days
- One of the best ways to enjoy Kings Dominion is with friends. All Passholders can bring up to six friends and save $25 off Regular General admission any public operating day.
2016 Special Bring-A-Friend Discount Days:
Opening Weekend (March 25-March 27) $27
Mothers Day (May 8th) $19
Memorial Day (May 30th) $27
Fathers Day (June 19) $19
4th of July Weekend (July 2-4) $27
Passholder Appreciation Week/labor Day Weekend (August 29-September 5) $27
Haunt Opening Weekend (September 30-October 2) $23
Haunt Fridays & Sundays: $26
- Free Admission to Dinosaurs Alive!
- Gold and Platinum passholders receive free admission into Dinosaurs Alive! all season long. Silver Passholders receive half off admission AND Bring-A-Friend tickets to Dinosaurs Alive! are available to all passholders for only $2.50.
View your 2016 Season Passholders Calendar HERE!
*Events, hours and more are subject to change. Please visit our website for the most up to date information.
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