School is out for the summer (or almost) and if you’re local to the Virginia area, you’ll want to plan a trip to Kings Dominion. Kings Dominion is a fantastic amusement park that offers family rides, roller coasters of all sizes, and a huge water park called Soak City. A few weeks ago, we made our first trip of the summer to Kings Dominion and had a blast. Soak City just opened and was already packed with many guests and the park was packed with many people in line for roller coasters and family rides. Right now, you can score daily admission tickets for as low as $45 person as Everyone Pays Kids Price through June 30 online. Further, the Kings Dominion Season Pass is such a great deal with park access and more benefits for the entire season!
About Kings Dominion
Grab your friends and family and come to Kings Dominion – Virginia’s ultimate destination for fun! With more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, there’s something for everyone! New in 2017 – Planet snoopy is growing with three new family rides, food and beverage amenities and more! You can soak up the sun at our newly expanded all-inclusive, 20-acre water park, Soak City!
Kings Dominion’s commitment to providing its guests with world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment continues into this decade. The park built one of the top steel roller coasters in the world in 2010, Intimidator 305. This giga coaster by Intamin is themed to the late NASCAR driver Dale Ernhardt and represents the largest capital investment to date in the park’s history. A new light show, Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular, was added in 2011. In 2012, two attractions debut with WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall tower swing ride, and Dinosaurs Alive!, an animatronic dinosaur park that features nearly 40 life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs. In 2013, Kings Dominion unveiled the bigger, better Planet Snoopy, the world’s largest PEANUTS-themed children’s area, featuring 8 new rides (18 total), a fresh market and more. in 2014 Kings Dominion celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the return of some of your favorite past attractions including Candy Apple Grove, Safari VIlliage and the Singing Mushrooms. In 2015 Kings Dominion rebranded its Waterpark to Soak City and added a new Mega Slide Complex, Hurricane Heights and family splash zone, Splash Island. In 2016, Kings Dominion introduced the gravity defying thrill ride, Delirium!
In 2017 we’re making room for more fun, more laughs and more thrills will our Planet Snoopy expansion that includes 3 new thrill rides- Kite Eating Tree, Sally’s Sea Plane, and Peanuts 500. Also expanding the Planet Snoopy experience includes a new event space and upgraded food and beverage locations. Kings Dominion will also be adding free park WIFI for guests and introducing FunPix, a fun and easy way to capture, collect, and share photos while you’re at the park.
Soak City is a huge waterpark at Kings Dominion that offers fun for the entire family and is included in your admission ticket. We enjoyed letting our son run around the splash pad and our nephew play in the splash house. Garrett and I went down a water slide and had a blast. The lines were long but it was well worth the wait. The waterpark was open from 12p-8pm the day we went and the park was open 1030a-10p. Always check their website and download the FREE Kings Dominion app for more details. You can even find wait times for some of the roller coasters on the app. Additionally, Kings Dominion offers a fantastic Kids Park called Planet Snoopy and my nephew had a blast there. He got on Joe Cool’s Driving School and more while there and we also got to see some characters from Peanuts. Planet Snoopy has a lot of shaded areas and is always a fun place for kids of all ages.
We had a GREAT time at Kings Dominion and cannot wait to go back later this summer. We love the rollercoasters and Soak City. Every time we go, we have a blast with all that there is to experience. Sometimes lines are long for one rollercoaster and then the next time we are able to ride it. Check out this little video that I filmed while in the park!