Does Kings Dominion Close When it Rains? | Explained

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over what Kings Dominion's rain policy is, including if they close the park, if they offer refunds, and the pros and cons of going on a rainy day.

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What Happens if it Rains in Kings Dominion?

Kings Dominion remains open when it rains. If it is a light shower, outdoor rides will remain open but if the rain begins to pick up and/or thunderstorms are on the horizon, outdoor rides will temporarily close. They will open back up when the weather is suitable to continue.

does kings dominion close when it rains

The rides that will naturally be affected the most by severe weather are the outdoor rides.

When it rains, the park will monitor the weather and re-open rides accordingly as the weather improves.

Perks of Going on a Rainy Day

If you don't mind getting wet, lines will be minimal as most visitors will clear out of the park almost immediately.

This leads to incredibly short lines, and you'll easily be able to ride the same ride back to back.

Cons of Going on a Rainy Day

The downside however is that if thunderstorms begin forming, you're risking having to pause or possibly even end your trip.

Refunds During Rain

Unfortunately as of the time of this writing, Kings Dominion does not offer refunds if your day is impacted by severe weather.

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You'll want to familiarize yourself with our Best Tips For Kings Dominion guide that will ensure that you arrive to the park extremely prepared, and know all of the 'hacks' to maximize your time and money.

Preparing For Rain

We've made a checklist of items to have and do in case of the rain:

  • Bring a Poncho
  • Download the Kings Dominion App
  • Know what the indoor rides are, and ride these rides when it rains
  • Watch a show inside

The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

poncho for rain

If you bring an umbrella, you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day. You can purchase ponchos on Amazon ahead of time, or at the park.

The Kings Dominion app is extremely handy as it provides live wait times, an interactive map of the park, allows you to pre-order food, and even locate the closest restrooms.

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