Kings Dominion Pass Member Preview Day is March 24 - Opening day is March 25
Look below at "Single-Day Ticket Deals" to learn how to get tickets for as little as $39!
I have good news and bad news.
First, the bad news about the park. Over the last several years, the park has jacked up their single-day ticket fee. That means that a family of four could spend over $76 more than several years ago just to get in the gate.
Amusement parks are great, but jeez...who needs to spend full price?
That's why my discount ticket info is so crucial for you.
My business is to save you money--which leads to the good news...See my past discount ticket finds below:
Scroll down to learn the following:
Here are the 2018 regular (non-discounted) at-the-door ticket prices:
- Single-day Ticket: $68 (ages 3+ AND 48" and up)
CRUCIAL TIP: If possible, always buy tickets in advance online, and you'll save money. In the pre-season, you save a bundle, like with this deal:
One thing to consider...
First, you'll have to decide if you want a single-day ticket or a season pass. I have discount secrets for both. Kings Dominion offers a variety of season passes which are actually pretty good deals, especially if you buy four or more tickets.
Unfortunately, only the Gold and Platinum passes give you free parking. Buy the regular season pass and you'll have to pay for daily parking. And at $15 a pop, that can add up if you go multiple times, just like at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.)
Here's how to get discounts!
You do NOT have to pay full price for tickets, and you can do way better than even the regular rates. Click the "single-day discount ticket" link below for coupons and other ways to save $22-$36 per ticket (and even get free parking)!
New Attraction in 2018 - "Twisted Timbers"
"Twisted Timbers" is the name of the park's latest ride, which combines wood and steel to create a unique ride consisting of these thrills:
The ride is expected to open this spring.
Upcoming Park Events
Want to know what concerts and special events are happening at the park, like "Nights of Fire," KingsFest, Joyfest, and Halloween Haunt? Go to my Kings Dominion Events page. Note that in 2018, for the first time ever, the park will offer Winterfest, a holiday-themed winter event similar to Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Expect to see more details later this year.
For the operating schedule and hours, go to my Hours & Operating Schedule page.
This relatively-new attraction -- which costs $5 extra per person (even if you have a season pass)-- features nearly 40 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs in their own natural forest setting. Is it worth the cost? Depends on whether you really like dinosaurs. Look below for a a great YouTube video that gives you a good idea of what you'll see at Dinosaurs Alive!
Season pass holders can get Dinosaurs Alive! tickets for just $2.50 each, and can bring a friend for just $2.50 each (limit of 6 per order).
To help you save on food, Kings Dominion offers Meal Deals. One thing they offer is a Souvenir Bottle deal, which costs $26.99 and gives you free refills all season long.
Yes, it's a lot more expensive than the old deal, which was $11 per bottle. However, the old deal required you pay $1 for refills, so if you're a big soda drinker (or if you want to share one with the whole family) and you come multiple times, this may still be worth your while.
They also offer a dining plan:
The meal plan can be redeemed at many places in the park and can be used anytime during the day.
They also have two other options:
Picnic in the Park
They haven't offered last year's Kings Dominion Picnic in the Park deal yet for this season, but they may as the season progresses. To get my latest updates, subscribe to my Virginia Beach Blog.
For now, here's what they offered in the past:
For about $18 for adults, and $12 for juniors and seniors you get an all-you-can-eat buffet from 3:30-4:30 pm. The buffet includes fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, soft drinks, iced tea and ice cream treats.
One catch: Picnic time is only from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, which forces you to plan your ride times a little. Plus, Picnic tickets MUST be purchased in advance, are not available at the front gate, and sometimes sell out-- so plan ahead!
No word yet on whether they will offer it again this season, but if they do, here's what it may be like: Have breakfast with your favorite Snoopy character for about $16 for adults or $11 for juniors/seniors. The meal includes scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, french toast sticks, milk, coffee, etc., and is available 10:30 am to noon. You can order this and meal deals ahead of their at www.kingsdominion.com.
Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club
No word yet on whether they will offer it again this season, but if they do, here's what it may be like:
Kids ages 1-10 who visit the Kings Dominion on their birthday can receive a special birthday package at no extra charge if you fill out a Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club form at least one day before your visit.
If you really want to maximize your time at the park, you may want to spring for a Fast Lane Pass or Fast Lane Plus Pass in addition to admission. These wristband passes let you bypass the long lines on a variety of rides, so you'll be able to pack more rides (and repeat rides) into your day. The number of Fast Lane passes are limited each day, so order them ahead of time online. You have two options:
Fast Lane Pass
Bypass the lines on 13 top rides (only exclusions are Intimidator and Volcano). There's no limit on the number of times you can bypass the lines in a day. Passes are available for as little as $40 each day, but during busy summer days can vary to as much as $50-$60 per day.
Fast Lane Plus Pass
Bypass the lines on ALL rides (including Intimidator and Volcano). There's no limit on the number of times you can bypass the lines in a day. The park site says you can buy them for as little as $55 per day, but they can cost as much as $70 depending on the day you want to visit.
For either pass, visit the park website.
Kings Dominion is located off I-95, 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C. The park opens April 4th, and is open daily during summer; weekends in spring and fall.
The park's address is 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA, 23047. Their phone number is 804-876-5000. Website: www.KingsDominion.com
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