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Operating Calendar and Hours

Paramount's Kings Island is open Memorial Day through August 24 and selected weekends in April, May, September and October. Gates open at 9:00 a.m.; rides and attractions start at 10:00 a.m..

WaterWorks is open during park operating days from May 17 through September 1. WaterWorks is included in the General Admission price.

Click Here for complete operating calendar and park operating hours.

Click Here for the Paramount's Kings Island Fun Guide Map.

General Admission

Adults (ages 7-59) $32.95 for a One Day General Admission ticket; $49.95 for a Two Day General Admission ticket.

Child / Senior (ages 3-6, 60+ or 48" and under) $18.95 One Day; $28.95 Two Days

Please Note: Two Day Admissions must be used on consecutive days and are non-transferable.

Discount coupons may be available in your area or offered with hotel packages. Please use our Discount Database to check on money saving coupons that may be available during your visit. If you are planning an overnight stay at Paramount's Kings Island check our Hotel Listings for special discount packages offered at area hotels.

Ride Restrictions Some rides and attractions are restricted by height and physical limitations. These restrictions are for your safety and will be strictly enforced. Click for complete details.

Season Passes

A season pass may be used for entry any day the park is open to the general public. Individual and Family Season Passes are available and offer substantial savings for the frequent visitor. Click Here for further details or call 800-288-0808 or 513-573-5700 for more information.

Group Discounts

Discount rates for groups of 25 or more are available with advance reservations. Please visit our Group Sales Section for further details or call 800-288-0808 or 513-573-5700

Hotel Accommodations / Discount Packages

There are several hotels located near Paramount's Kings Island offering overnight accommodations. Many hotels offer unique amenities and discounted room rates including a discounted park admission. All packages are available in conjunction with an overnight stay. Check out our Hotel Listing section for reservation and accommodation information.

Parking and Re-entry

The fee for parking is $6.00 per vehicle. Buses park FREE of charge. Same day re-entry into the parking lot is permitted by showing parking receipt at toll booth. Same day re-entry to the park is permitted by having your hand stamped at the turnstile prior to exiting the front gate. Please be sure to have your hand stamped at the turnstile upon exiting.

Guest Services

Located at the front gate, Guest Relations personnel are available for your assistance. Fun Guide maps and show time schedule information guides are also available. Messages to reunite parties may be placed or retrieved at the Guest Relations window or the Eiffel Tower information booth. Sorry, we can only page guests in the event of extreme, verifiable medical emergency.

Lost and Found (People and Things)

"Misplaced" parents can wait for their young children in the Lost Parents Center, located in the Baby Care Center. We suggest that you prearrange meeting times and places in case of separation. All lost articles are turned into Guest Relations at the front gate.

Baby Care

Out in park Baby Care Center offers a quite facility where parents can feed and change their infants. Changing stations are also located in clearly marked guest restrooms throughout the park.

Guests With Disabilities

Physical size or limitations will restrict some guests from certain attractions. These restrictions are established for your safety and are strictly enforced. Most attractions are wheelchair-accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available inside the park (nominal fee charged). For hearing impaired guests, a Tele-communication Device (TDD) is available at Guest Relations for outgoing calls. Assisted listening devices are also available here for use in all our show facilities. For guests with visual disabilities, we offer complimentary tape cassettes and players providing in-park information (deposit required). For detailed information on ride restrictions and special accommodations, pick up a Disabled Guest Guidebook at Guest Relations.

Ride Restrictions Some rides and attractions are restricted by height and physical limitations. These restrictions are for your safety and will be strictly enforced. Click here for complete details.

Strollers, Wheelchairs and Lockers

Strollers, wheelchairs, electric convenience vehicles and lockers are available on a first come basis for a nominal fee. Rental booth located inside the park to the left of the main gate. In addition, changing areas and rental lockers are also available at WaterWorks.

Money Matters

We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover at the front gate, gift shops and Wings Diner. Travelers checks are accepted throughout the park. Personal checks are accepted in all shops for the amount of purchase with proper identification, but they are not accepted at the front gate. Travelers and personal checks may be cashed (up to $50.00) with proper identification at the Return Visit booth next to Keyhole Photo. ATM machines are located throughout the park.


Wings Diner, located in Rivertown, features the world famous Montgomery Inn Ribs. Enjoy LaRosa's Pizza in the Festhaus, or foot long coneys at the Skyline Foot Long Express. There are approximately 60 other quick service locations throughout the park. For a quick tour of dining locations in our park, visit our Virtual Park Tour section.


Picnicking is not permitted inside the park. For your convenience, there is a picnic area, available on a first come basis, located to the left of the main gate. For groups of 100 or more, private shelters may be reserved and catered by our in-house staff.

Pets and Pet Care

Only service animals for the visually impaired are allowed in the park. All other animals are not permitted. However, you can keep your pet safe and comfortable at the Pet Day Care Center near the Front Gate. An attendant is always on duty during operating hours. There is no charge for this service, but there is limited space available. Overnight pet stays are not permitted. For the safety of your pets, please do not leave them inside you car during your stay.

Inclement Weather

We do not offer rain checks; however, many shows and attractions can be enjoyed in a variety of weather conditions. Get a bite to eat, take in an indoor show, shop or just relax until the weather clears.

A complete list of park rules and regulations is available at the Guest Relations Office.

How To Reach Us

For Further information contact us by phone at 800-288-0808 or send written correspondence to Paramount's Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr. Kings Island, Ohio, USA 45034.

You're close to a great day of fun!

A great day of fun is just down the road! Paramount's Kings Island is an easy drive from just about anywhere in the Midwest.


Paramount's Kings Island is located off I-71, just 24 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

From Columbus and Cleveland:

Interstate 71 South to Exit 25A.

From Dayton, Toledo, and Detroit:

Interstate 75 South to I-275 East to I-71 North, Exit 24.

From Indianapolis:

Interstate 74 East to I-275 North to I-71 North, Exit 24.

From Huntington and Charleston:

U.S. Route 23 North to Ohio State Route 32 West to I-275 North to I-71 North, Exit 24.

From Lexington:

Interstate 75 North to I-71 North, Exit 24.

From Louisville:

Interstate 71 North, Exit 24.

Airport Information

Paramount's Kings Island is conveniently served by two major International airports. The largest is The Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is located to the south and is serviced by most of the major airlines. The Greater Dayton International Airport is located to the northwest and is serviced by a number of major airlines. Check your favorite air carrier for available schedules.

For Additional Cincinnati Area Information

Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau. For information on Cincinnati area attractions, call toll-free 1-800-246-2987.

Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For Warren County attractions, call toll-free 1-800-433-1072 or 1-513-933-1138.

Ride Restrictions Some rides and attractions are restricted by height and physical limitations. These restrictions are for your safety and will be strictly enforced. Click here for complete details.

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