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Kings Island Season Pass: Everything You Need to Know

A Season Pass is one of the most popular passes at Kings Island.

In this guide, we'll explain what a Kings Island Season Pass is, the types of Season Passes offered and what benefits are included.

    What is a Kings Island Season Pass?

    A Kings Island Season Pass allows a Season Pass holder to visit both Kings Island and Kings Island's Soak City Water Park an unlimited number of times throughout the season, on all days that are open to the public.

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    Benefits will vary depending on which type of Season Pass you purchase, however, they all include:

    • Unlimited Visits Including during limited-time events such as Winterfest and Halloween Haunt
    • Free Parking
    • Bring-a-Friend Discount Tickets
    • Discounts on Food & Merchandise
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    Types of Season Passes Offered at Kings Island

    There are two types of Season Passes at Kings Island including:

    1. Gold Pass
    2. Prestige Pass

    The Gold Pass grants you access to Kings Island for the entire season including limited-time events, with complimentary parking and early entry to both parks.

    The Prestige Pass is perfect for visitors looking to maximize every perk offered as it offers everything the Gold Pass does but also includes access to VIP areas, Preferred Parking, and a single-use Fast Lane Pass during every visit to name a few.

      1. Kings Island's Gold Pass

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      The Gold Pass is perfect for visitors who are mainly interested in having unlimited access to both parks while enjoying a few useful perks (such as free parking & early entry) along the way.

      Gold Pass benefits include:

      • Unlimited Visits to Kings Island & Soak City
      • Access to Halloween Haunt & WinterFest
      • Free General Parking
      • Early Entry to Kings Island & Soak City
      • 10% Discount on Food and Merchandise
      • Bring-a-Friend Discount Tickets
      • Pass Perks Rewards

      2. Kings Island's Prestige Pass

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      The Prestige Pass is perfect for visitors who want to maximize every perk that Kings Island offers, such as parking closer to the entrance with Preferred Parking, complimentary tickets/passes, and VIP area access.

      Benefits include:

      • Preferred Parking (Closer to the Entrance)
      • Access to the Preferred Entrance (2 hours daily)
      • 1 Single Use Fast Lane Pass Every Visit
      • 2 Free Bring a Friend Tickets Every Year
      • Access to Kings Island's VIP Area
      • Access to Soak City's VIP Area
      • Unlimited Visits to Kings Island & Soak City
      • Access to Halloween Haunt & WinterFest
      • Early Entry to Kings Island & Soak City
      • 15% Discount on Food and Merchandise
      • Bring-a-Friend Discount Tickets
      • Enhanced Pass Perks Rewards

      Where to Purchase a Kings Island Season Pass

      You can purchase a Season Pass directly from the Kings Island site, the Kings Island app, or in person at the park.

      Paying For Your Season Pass Over Time

      Kings Island allows Pass holders to pay for their Season Pass over 12 consecutive months.

      You'll need to make an initial payment, and for the next 11 consecutive months, you'll pay a fixed amount every month.

      How it Works

      1. Select which Season Pass you want to purchase
      2. Input your billing information
      3. Upload a picture of yourself for your season pass or opt to take a picture at the park
      4. Check out

      When Should I Get a Season Pass?

      If you're planning on visiting the park at least 2 times in a season, a Kings Island Season Pass may be a good option for you, as a Gold Pass pays for itself in only 2 visits.

      Know There Are Upgrades Available With Your Season Pass

      During checkout, you will be given the option to upgrade your Season Pass from several options including:

      • All Season Dining
      • Season Pass Drink Plan
      • Season Drink Bottle
      • All Season Sun Pix

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      If you decide to purchase an Add-On, that specific Add-On will last you through the entire season.

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