Kings Island is now open: What to know about reservations, safety precautions

MASON — On May 15, guests were able to visit Kings Island again. Guest can also expect a few changes as they enter the park.

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There are a few new health and safety measures that have been introduced:

  • Reservations will only be required for visiting Soak City Water Park. Both Season Passholders and Single Day Ticketholders will need reservations for Soak City.
  • Reservations are NOT required for the amusement park…. Just Soak City
  • Temperature checks for guests have been discontinued at the front gate.
  • The health screen questionnaire will be conducted by associates at the front gate and will not be conducted through the Kings Island mobile app.
  • Guests aged 10 years and older are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings are not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6′ of social distancing. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allow virus particles to escape.
  • There will be no limitations to ride capacity for most rides. Face coverings are recommended for outdoor rides and required for indoor rides.

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The amusement park has also announced plans to open its new outdoor luxury resort, Kings Island Camp Cedar. The resort will open this June and they’re now accepting reservations. For more information visit www.visitcampcedar.com.

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Soak City water park will re-open for the first time since being shut down in 2019. However, the park said reservations will be required.

Fireworks are also planned to return to the park. Kings Island says that the Royal Finale on International Street fireworks display will be shown at the end of each day.