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Kings Island 2021 season to start in May

MASON — Kings Island announced it will open for Passholder Preview Days in May, according to our news partner WCPO.

Normally the park opens in mid-April, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the park will open its gates on Saturday May 8 to passholders.

Passholder Preview Days May 8 and 9, 2021

Kings Island has also not yet announced an official opening date for the general public, though that is usually about a week after preview days.

Park spokesman Chad Showalter told our news partner that “the full schedule, including any update to safety protocols or park operations will be announced at a later date.”

Sister park Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will open Friday, May 14 to everyone, so it is possible Kings Island might open to the public then.

Kings Island and Cedar Point will honor last year’s Gold and Platinum passes due to last year’s shortened season