FAQ

FAQ

 

A quick guide to the most common questions

The best deals on tickets are available online through our website. You will save big off the regular front gate price when you buy your tickets in advance online.

Kings Dominion does not offer a non-rider discount. Kings Dominion has a one-price admission as it is a multi-faceted park, not just a ride park. Live entertainment abounds at the park wtih fun-filled shows and roving characters and performers. The park also offers a variety of gift shops, restaurants, a waterpark that is included with park admission and much more.
Active and retired military can purchase single day general admission tickets for $39.00 per person. Up to 6 tickets can be purchased at the gate with a valid military ID.

Kings Dominion also shows tribute to the Armed Forces during our Military Appreciation Days, Memorial Day Weekend (May 24th - 26th) and 4th of July Weekend (July 4th and 5th), admission is FREE for active and retired military, with valid ID.
Admission tickets and Season Passes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the order transaction is complete at the Front Gate, online through our website and retail outlets. This includes weather related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.
Kings Dominion offers a discount for seniors (age 62 and older) and juniors (less than 48 inches) on general admission tickets. Guests under the age of 3 do not require an admission ticket.
Guests ages 3 and up are requred to have a ticket to Kings Dominion.
No need to panic. You can have your tickets printed for you at Ticket Services. You will need the credit card you used to purchase the e-ticket and your confirmation number. There is a charge to have your tickets printed at the park.
If you forget to bring your season pass, please proceed to the Ticket Services window located at the Front Gate. A nominal processing fee will be assessed if you lose your season pass.

Guests can receive full credit on their admission towards the purchase of a season pass. Stop by any ticket window at the Front Gate for details during your visit. Upgrading your admission towards a season pass must be done during the day of your visit. *Upgrade can only be applied to purcase a Season Pass in the same year that the ticket is valid. I.E. 2014 Single Day Ticket is valid for upgrade to a 2014 Season Pass

Most rides and attractions remain open during rain. Some attractions will close when inclement weather prohibits their safe operation, but will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please enjoy a show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. Sorry, no rainchecks or refunds once you have entered the park.

For everyone's safety, guests are not permitted to bring coolers, outside food, or other drinks into Kings Dominion. Three shaded picnic areas are available in the guest parking lot. Grills and open fires are not allowed. Individuals who have special diets or need items due to a medical condition are asked to visit Guest Services located at the Front Gate for accommodation.
 

Hand stamps are available at designated exit turnstiles when leaving the park.  To re-enter the parking lot, display your parking ticket on your dashboard.  There are no re-entries after 7:00pm during Halloween Haunt.
Kings Dominion offers two fantastic dining plan options for your visit to the park!

With the All Day Dining Plan, you'll never go hungry, but you'll save a bundle. Enjoy an entree and a side every time you choose to stop in at one of the participating restaurants inside the park. Best of all, there's only a 90-minute wait time between meals. Stay fueled for the fun with the All Day Dining Plan.

If you choose the Single Meal Deal, you can enjoy a meal with your family at the time and place that YOU decide. With participating locations throughout the park offering great meal options, the possibilities are endless! Each meal comes with your choice of Coca-Cola fountain drink or 20 oz. Dasani bottled water.  

Look for the All Day DIning Plan and SIngle Meal Deal icons at all participating locations.  *Single Meal Deal is available online only. *Participating outlets and offerings subject to change without notice.  

CLICK HERE to purchase your Dining Plan online!

CLICK HERE for a full list of Dining options.


There are several ATMs located throughout the park for your convenience, including near the main entrance.

Stop by Guest Services to pick up our Guest Assistance Guide, which outlines the rules and requirements for Guests with Disabilities.
 

Wheelchair rental is available at the Stroller/Wheelchair Rental Center near the Main Entrance. A limited supply of motorized wheelchairs are available for rent.
 

Only guide dogs and service animals are permitted in the park. Your pet may be left at the Kings Dominion Pet Care Center located outside the Front Gate during park operating hours. A $5 fee is required. For any questions about leaving your animal at the kennel for the day, please contact 804-876-5260.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages at Kings Dominion. Valid State issued identification or valid driver's license is required upon each person purchasing, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted while in line for any ride.
Kings Dominion accepts cash, credit or debit cards from American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. A valid driver's license must be presented when using a credit card for purchases at the park.
For the comfort of our guests, smoking is prohibited except in designated smoking areas (which are listed below). Please note that our children’s area, Planet Snoopy, is smoke-free. Thank you for your cooperation.

- Adjacent to the Cinnabon entrance on International Street.
- Covered area to the right of the Front Gate Restrooms.
- Lower level patio at the Tower of Pizza restaurant.
- To the left of the White Water Canyon entrance/exit area.
- Between the Ricochet and Hurler roller coasters.
- Next to Speed Pitch game near the entrance to Safari Village.
- Back side of the Safari Village Restroom.
- In front of the Mt. Kilimanjaro waterfall near the entrance to the Flight of Fear compound.
- Left side of the Outer Hanks patio.
- Right side of the Shockwave Restroom.
- Outside patio at Victoria's Pizza.
- To the right of the WaterWorks entrance sign.
- Small seating area on the winding path down into the hill into the WaterWorks entrance plaza.
- Left patio at Sharky’s restaurant in WaterWorks.
- Back side of the Arbor Restroom.
- Front side of the Tower Restroom.

Lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the Front Gate.  Additional lockers are available for rent in WaterWorks.
Your admission to Kings Dominion includes all rides, live shows and attractions, and the WaterWorks waterpark. Your admission ticket does not include three paid attractions (Grand Prix Raceway, Xtreme Flyer and Dinosaurs Alive!) or events which require a separate admission.
Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Dominion features 42 life-sized, moving dinosaurs in a spectacular 6-acre forest setting.  Dinosaurs Alive is not included with park admission. A separate admission is required or is free with a Gold or Platinum Season Pass.
Parking is $15 per vehicle for regular parking and $20 for preferred. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis. 



Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang want to help make your child's birthday a memorable and fun one with the ALL NEW Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club! Come celebrate your child's birthday at Kings Dominion with our bigger, better Planet Snoopy, featuring 8 new rides and nearly 14-acres of family fun!

If your child will be celebrating their 1st to 10th birthday, click on the link below and then fill out the form. Someone of legal age (18 and over) must sign the minor up and agree to participate in this birthday program. Someone of legal age (18 and over) must be present with the minor to receive the Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club birthday surprise at Kings Dominion. Your name, the minor's name and any additional information will not be used for anything other than this birthday club program.

All submissions must be made by 3pm the day before your visit. When you visit the park, make sure to stop by the Planet Snoopy Family Care Center after 11 AM, located next to the Restrooms in Planet Snoopy, to pick up your birthday package!

Click Here to submit your Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club form!
Whether you are looking to cool off in some AC, need to grab food or put the little ones down for a quick nap, the Planet Snoopy Family Care Center has it all. The newly expanded 1,100 square foot facility is located next to the restroom in Planet Snoopy and also features a room for parents to feed their children and a microwave to warm up your child’s bottle.

Some helpful hints to help plan your day

Weekdays during the summer, weekends in the spring and Sundays in the fall are typically the days to visit Kings Dominion when crowds are the lightest.
 

WaterWorks is included FREE with park admission to Kings Dominion. Don't forget to bring appropriate swimwear so you can splish, splash and laugh on all of the water activities in WaterWorks, including fun and thrilling water slides and a massive 650,000-gallon wave pool.
 

The best deals on Kings Dominion tickets are online. You will save big off the regular front gate price when you buy your tickets in advance online.

Wear comfortable, broken in shoes. Wear cotton clothing; it is light and dries quicker on water rides such as the Shenandoah Lumber Company and Water Water Canyon. And, you may want to bring an extra pair of dry socks.

Plan your meals for non-traditional times for lunch and dinner. This will save you time
The wait for the Intimidator 305 and Dominator roller coasters are usually longer in the morning than during the afternoon or early evening hours. We recommend that you take advantage of the shorter times on the park's other world-class rides and attractions during the AM hours.
Located in Planet Snoopy throughout the day and occasionally at the Front Gate are your favorite PEANUTS™ characters. Have your camera ready to snap a photo of your favorite pals from PEANUTS™  TV shows and comic strips.
Virginia is known for its warm summers.  Drink fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated
Wear sunscreen, and reapply it throughout the day. Little ones are especially susceptible to the sun.
As we strive to accommodate all of our guests, designated smoking areas have been established throughout Kings Dominion. Please refer to our Park Guide & Map for specific locations. Smoking is not permitted in any theater, ride or waiting area, and any in-door or out-door restaurant. Thank you for your cooperation.
Although food and beverages are not allowed to be brought into the park, individuals who have special diets or need items due to a medical condition are asked to visit Guest Services located at the Front Gate for accommodation.
Parking is $15 per vehicle for regular parking and $20 for preferred. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis. 



Lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the Front Gate.  Additional lockers are available for rent in WaterWorks.
Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang want to help make your child's birthday a memorable and fun one with the ALL NEW Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club! Come celebrate your child's birthday at Kings Dominion with our bigger, better Planet Snoopy, featuring 8 new rides and nearly 14-acres of family fun!

If your child will be celebrating their 1st to 10th birthday, click on the link below and then fill out the form. Someone of legal age (18 and over) must sign the minor up and agree to participate in this birthday program. Someone of legal age (18 and over) must be present with the minor to receive the Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club birthday surprise at Kings Dominion. Your name, the minor's name and any additional information will not be used for anything other than this birthday club program.

All submissions must be made by 3pm the day before your visit. When you visit the park, make sure to stop by the Planet Snoopy Family Care Center after 11 AM, located next to the Restrooms in Planet Snoopy, to pick up your birthday package!

Click Here to submit your Snoopy's Birthday Buddy Club form!
Whether you are looking to cool off in some AC, need to grab food or put the little ones down for a quick nap, the Planet Snoopy Family Care Center has it all. The newly expanded 1,100 square foot facility is located next to the restroom in Planet Snoopy and also features a room for parents to feed their children and a microwave to warm up your child’s bottle.

KD Trivia

The name given to the park is derived from the name of its sister park, Kings Island located near Cincinnati, Ohio, and the nickname for the state of Virginia, "Old Dominion".

The construction of Kings Dominion began on October 1, 1972.

Kings Dominion opened its gates to the public for the first time May 3, 1975.

After a soft opening on May 3, 1975, the park's Grand Opening was held on May 24, 1975.

The 1977 suspense-thrilling Rollercoaster starring George Segal and Timothy Bottoms. 
The park's famous fountain on International Street spans a total of 320 feet -- more than the length of a football field!
A total of 4 million, 750 tons of steel were used to construct the popular Anaconda roller coaster.
The track on the Flight of Fear roller coaster is 2,705 feet long. 
FALSE:  The Rebel Yell was the second wooden roller coaster in the world with trains that traveled the full length of the track backward.   The Racer roller coaster at Kings Island located near Cincinnati, Ohio was the first. 

Intimidator 305 is themed after arguably the greatest NASCAR driver of all time, the late Dale Earnhardt. 

Gary Wachs was the first General Manager at Kings Dominion, when ground first broke in 1972. Then, in 1974, Dennis Speigel was named vice president and general manager of Kings Dominion / Lion Country Safari, overseeing the planning and construction of the park. 
TRUE:  At 315 feet tall, the Eiffel Tower is a one-third scale replica of the original in Paris, France. 
The popular White Water Canyon attraction opened in 1983.  Nearly 30 years later the ride continues to rank as one of the best water raft rides in the amusement/theme park industry. 

The Old Dominion stream train ride operated at Kings Dominion from the park's opening in 1975 through the 1995 season.

The Fountain propels 10,000 gallons of water into the air per minute. 
TRUE:  The American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) was founded in 1978 by Roy Brashears, Paul Greenwald, and Richard Munch. At the time, it was commonplace for thrill-seekers and prospective Guinness aspirants to participate in marathons on roller coasters. One such marathon was arranged in 1977 on Rebel Yell at Kings Dominion to promote the release of the movie Rollercoaster, starring George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, and Helen Hunt. Three of the participants in this marathon, Brashears, Greenwald, and Munch, discussed forming a club for those who had a passion for riding roller coasters and the amusement park industry.  With that, the idea for this now international club was born. 

Season Pass Benefits

Gold and Platinum Passholders receive unlimited admission to Kings Dominion any public operating day of the 2014 season.

Silver Passholders receive unlimited admission through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. 

Gold Passholders receive free parking at Kings Dominion any public operating day of the 2014 season.

Platinum Passholders receive free parking to any Cedar Fair Entertainment Company park. 

All Season Passholders receive thirty minutes of unlimited ride time on participating rides each day before opening.

From May 24, 2014 – September 1, 2014, all Season Pass holders can enter WaterWorks™ at 11:30am on Saturday and Sundays or 11:45am on Mondays through Fridays to select your favorite spot or get in line for your favorite waterslide for the day. Waterpark attractions open at 12:00pm.
One of the best ways to enjoy Kings Dominion is with friends. All Season Passholders can bring up to six friends and save $25.00 off each Regular General admission any public operating day. Or save even more on the following dates:

  • Mother's Day (May 11, 2014) - $16.00
  • Father's Day (June 15, 2014) - $16.00
  • Memorial Day (May 26, 2014) - $25.00
  • July 3 - 5, 2014 - $25.00
  • Labor Day Weekend SPECIAL (August 29 - September 1, 2014) - $25.00
  • September 14, 20 and 21, 2014 - $25.00

  • Bring a Friend program is valid for up to six friends per Season Passholder per date.

Save 10% at select food and merchandise locations. Just look for the 'Flash Your Pass' signs in park.


Gold and Platinum Passholders receive free admission to Halloween Haunt, one of the largest Halloween events in the region.
Unlimited admission to all Cedar Fair Parks during the 2014 season: California's Great America, Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Water Parks, Kings Island, Cedar Point, Cedar Point Soak City, Wildwater Kingdom, Dorney Park, Valleyfair, Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, Michigan's Adventure, Carowinds and Canada's Wonderland (Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark not included.) Free parking is included at all parks with a Platinum Pass.
Save 10% on RV sites and Camp Store purchases at the newly expanded Camp Wilderness Resort.
 New for 2014 - Free admission to Dinosaurs Alive! for Gold and Platinum Season Passholders

Story Ideas

On March 29th, 2013, Kings Dominion will unveil Planet Snoopy, the world’s largest PEANUTS-themed children’s area. Planet Snoopy at Kings Dominion will feature 8 new rides (18 total rides), several new live shows, a healthy food market, an expanded Family Care Center with changing stations, napping areas and more. In all, Planet Snoopy at Kings Dominion will span nearly 14 acres with many of the rides designed for families to experience together.

This is a multi-million dollar expansion and investment in Kings Dominion’s future, which provided nearly a hundred additional jobs this season.

SweetFrog, a self-served Richmond-based frozen yogurt company, will open its first-ever shop at an amusement park in Planet Snoopy this season.
In 2013, to build anticipation for the opening of Planet Snoopy, Chase Mytrysak, a 7-year-old from Stafford, Virginia, joined the team as the Kings Dominion Planet Snoopy KidCaster.

Chase has reported several times on the construction and is now ready to make his next move at the park. This season, he will be integrated into the park’s Kings Dominion TV program, acting as a co-host with Gene.

Chase would love the chance to brush up his skills and learn from the best! Have one of your reporters or anchors interview Chase – or even bring him on set – and give him some tips on how to draw in a huge audience.
In 2013, Kings Dominion will unveil its largest entertainment line-up in years. There will be 7 new shows, highlighted by “All Wheel Sports” and “On Broadway”.

“All Wheel Sports” is a BMX-style bike show with bikers, skaters and gymnasts who were semifinalists on Season 7 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. Also, Broadway comes to Kings Dominion this summer with “On Broadway”, a musical revue. Visit the park and take a behind the scenes look at the construction and get to ride a BMX–bike with the cast of “All Wheel Sports” before it debuts. Also, get a backstage pass to one of the rehearsals for “On Broadway”.
Families are always looking for ways to save money on a summer vacation by sticking closer to home. So why not take a trip to Kings Dominion? With 400 acres of fun, and the new Planet Snoopy with 8 new rides, there’s something for everyone in the entire family to enjoy with more than thrill-inducing roller coasters, family rides, a water park, live shows and other attractions. Great discounts on tickets are available in advance online at the park’s website.
In addition to all the rides and attractions at Kings Dominon, your admission includes WaterWorks!

Let loose with 2 giant wave pools, the swirling Tornado, and the churning Zoom Flume! WaterWorks also features incredible kid fun at Surf City Splash House! AND – it’s included with your Park admission. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
 Everyone is on a budget these days and families are cutting back how far they are traveling this summer with the family. Kings Dominion is located right off of Interstate 95 at Exit 98, where families can travel round trip on just one tank of gas from Washington DC, Norfolk and Baltimore.
Long before roller coasters, Dinosaurs ruled Kings Dominion. Now they’re back at Dinosaurs Alive! With 39 life sized animatronic dinosaurs, it’s the dawn of a new era of thrills...

Just $5.00 in addition to park admission.

Park History

Kings Dominion opened May 3, 1975, offering fun and thrilling attractions that included the Rebel Yell roller coaster, Lion Country Safari Monorail, Log Flume, Steam Train and other family attractions.  The park's signature attraction was the Eiffel Tower, a one-third scale replica of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.  Original themed areas were International Street, The Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera, Old Virginia, Coney Island and Lion Country Safari.  In 1977, Kings Dominion added a fourth roller coaster in King Kobra.  The park was also one of the amusement parks used as a set for the movie Rollercoaster, filmed in 1977.   A campground was added in 1978 and a popular attraction known as Lost World debuted in 1979.   By the end of the decade, in just five short years, Kings Dominion had established itself as a destination place for families seeking fun, thrills and adventure. 
The early part of the decade saw two popular attractions added with the Grizzly roller coaster in 1982 and the White Water Canyon river rapids ride in 1983.  These two rides remain as popular as ever today.  In 1983, Taft Broadcasting sold its theme park division to Kings Entertainment Company (KECO).  One of the first additions the new management group installed was Berserker, a looping starship ride on International Street in 1984.   In 1986, Shockwave, a standup roller coaster, was added.  Racing Rivers, a water slide complex, opened in 1987.   Avalanche, which remains the only Mack Bobsled roller coaster in the United States, opened in 1988. 

The decade of the 90's began with the expansion of Hanna-Barbera Land in 1990.  A thrilling new ride was introduced in 1991, Anaconda, which was the first roller coaster in the world the feature an underwater tunnel.   A new waterpark addition opened in 1992, Hurricane Reef.  In 1993, a motion simulator ride featuring the Days of Thunder film, debuted.  The 1994 season saw the addition of a new themed area of the park called Wayne's World, which featured a wooden roller coaster , The Hurler.  In 1996, Kings Dominion unveiled the first LIM-launched roller coaster, The Outer Limits: Flight of Fear.  The following season, in 1997, saw the debut of KidZville, which was a re-theming of the Hanna-Barbera section.  New attractions included the Taxi Jam roller coaster.  The trend of adding launch coasters continued in 1998 when the park opened Volcano, The Blast Coaster.  Expansion continued in the waterpark area with a re-theme to WaterWorks in 1999. 

The early part of this decade saw Kings Dominion open major new rides and attractions starting with the HyperSonic roller coaster in 2001.  In 2002, Ricochet was added, followed by Drop Zone (now Drop Tower) in 2003.   The 2004 season saw the addition of a family dark ride experience, Scooby-Doo & The Haunted Mansion.  The following year, in 2005, Tomb Raider: The Ride (now The Crypt) was added.   Another new roller coaster joined the park's lineup in 2006 in Italian Job: Stunt Track (now Backlot Stunt Coaster).  On June 30 of that year, the park was sold to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.   In 2007, WaterWorks was expanded, adding a second wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay and a four-person raft ride.   Over the next two seasons, Kings Dominion added three new attractions starting with a thrilling steel roller coaster, Dominator.    The park added its first Ferris Wheel in 2009 with Americana, as well as El Dorado, a family flat ride. 

Kings Dominion's commitment to providing its guests with world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment continues into this decade.  The park built one of the top steel roller coasters in the world in 2010, Intimidator 305.   This giga coaster by Intamin is themed to the late NASCAR driver Dale Ernhardt and represents the largest capital investment to date in the park's history.  A new light show, Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular, was added in 2011.   In 2012, two attractions debut with WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall tower swing ride, and Dinosaurs Alive!, an animatronic dinosaur park that features nearly 40 life-sized, roaring, moving dinosaurs. In 2013, Kings Dominion unveiled the bigger, better Planet Snoopy, the world's largest PEANUTS-themed children's area, featuring 8 new rides (18 total), a fresh market and more. 

Timeline

The construction of Kings Dominion began October 1, 1972.  It took nearly two years to build the park.  Attractions for the first season in 1974 included the Lion Country Safari and the Scooby Doo roller coaster. 

After less than two years of construction, Kings Dominion opened to the public on May 3, 1975.  That day, approximately 20,000 guests enjoyed the park.  More than 1.5 million visitors would follow during Kings Dominion's first season.  Park visitors enjoyed five magical lands -- International Street, Old Virginia, Coney Island, The Happy Land of Hanna-Barbera and Lion Country Safari, which opened as a preview to Kings Dominion in 1974.  Attractions for the season in 1975 included Rebel Yell roller coaster, Lion Country Safari Monorail, Log Flume, a Steam Train, Sky Ride, Galaxie roller coaster, and the park's signature attraction, the Eiffel Tower. Families raced down 12 hills on the Rebel Yell racing roller coaster, took a spin on the Carousel, viewed the musical revue "Give My Regards to Broadway" in the Mason Dixon Music Hall and observed the park atop a 315-foot-tall Eiffel Tower.

Bengal tigers arrived at the animal preserve.  The park sent visitors spinning around Candy Apple Grove in the new Apple Turnover ride.

The King Kobra roller coaster was the new attraction this year, featuring a 75-foot drop.  The Kings Quarters Hotel also opened.  The movie Rollercoaster starring George Segal and Timothy Bottoms was filmed at the park. 

The Kings Dominion Campground opened, increasing the number of two-day visits to the park.

The 17-story Lost World mountain was the new attraction this year, featuring three separate rides: Journey To Atlantis, Land of the Dooz and the Time Shaft.

New for this season was the Haunted River, which replaced Journey To Atlantis in the Lost World.

The 180-degree theater opened, which allowed visitors to cruise through the Baja desert and see a volcano up close!

This season saw the park unveil the Grizzly, a wooden roller coaster in a forest setting with an 87-foot drop and high-speed twists and turns.  Also new was The Showplace, a 7,500-seat, outdoor concert venue.

White Water Water Canyon opened this year, presenting guests with a fun, thrilling watery course and spouting geysers.  Riders were assured they would get wet on this ride.  Senior executives with Taft Broadcasting purchased the theme park division of Taft and formed Kings Entertainment Company (KECO) with Kings Dominion, Carowinds in North Carolina, Kings Island in Ohio and Canada's Wonderland in Toronto.

Berserker, a giant Viking ship that takes riders through a series of 360-degree loops, was added to the park's lineup of world-class thrills this year.  Land of the Dooz was replaced by Smurf Mountain.

Kings Dominion celebrates its 10th anniversary season.  A new water ride was added this year, Diamond Falls.  Also added was a new children's play area, Scooby's Play Park.
It was standing room only this year, as Shockwave was introduced as the first stand-up roller coaster on the East Coast.  The interest in the new ride helped drive attendance over the 2 million mark for the first time in park history.
Racing Rivers, featuring three different types of water slides (Torpedo, Splashdown and Riptide), was the new attraction this year.   On the business side, KECO reorganized so that the company owned and managed Kings Dominion, Carowinds, as well as the entertainment and design division, Kings Productions.  KECO also managed Kings Island, Canada's Wonderland and Great America in Santa Clara, California.
New this year is Avalanche, a bobsled-style family roller coaster with twisting curves, deep valleys and steep hills.  The rides trains are themed to Olympic bobsleds from five countries:  United States, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. 
New this year is Sky Pilot.  This exciting ride allowed guests to determine their own flight pattern, including the option to spin a dizzying 360-degrees.   The ride was built in the former location of the Apple Turnover attraction.
The park's 15th anniversary season saw a fresh new look in Hanna-Barbera Land.  The expansion included the addition of five new children's rides, more characters, as well as new games and shows. 
Kings Dominion introduces one of the biggest and baddest rides around, Anaconda.  This new steel roller coaster sends riders screaming through six loops and is the first roller coaster in the world to feature and underwater tunnel.    The park is also the site for the American Coaster Enthusiasts' summer conference. 
A whole new theme area was added this year with Hurricane Reef.  The six-acre waterpark featured 15 water attractions, including a variety of slides.   Kings Dominion, along with Kings Island, Carowinds, Great America and Canada's Wonderland, were sold midway through the season to Paramount Communications, Inc. 
An exciting new attraction opened this year with Days of Thunder, a racing simulator ride.  This ride enables guests to experience what it would be like to be behind the wheel of a racecar.  New owner Paramount Communications, Inc., begins the process of re-theming rides and attractions to movie themes. 
A fun new area opened this year with the addition of Wayne's World.  The Hurler, the park's fourth wooden roller coaster, highlighted the new attractions in this area of Kings Dominion.  Viacom purchases Paramount Communications. 
Green slime was the rage of the summer for Kings Dominion's 20th anniversary season with the addition of Nickelodeon Splat City.  The Showplace re-opened as the Kingswood Amphitheatre. 

Kings Dominion introduces the world's first linear induction launch-style roller coaster with Outer Limits: Flight of Fear.   Riders on this unique attraction are sent roaring through a series of inversions in total darkness.  Also new this year is Xtreme Skyflyer, an attraction that combines the elements of hang gliding and sky diving.

The park's kids' area, Hanna-Barbera Land, is transformed into KidZville.  This all-new section features rides, shows and attractions specifically for kids.

The world's fastest suspended roller coaster is unveiled this year at Kings Dominion with the introduction of Volcano, The Blast Coaster.  The attraction is the park's second linear induction launch-style roller coaster, joining Flight of Fear.   Paramount Action FX Theater becomes the new name for the Days of Thunder motion simulator theater, featuring a new film:  James Bond 007: A License to Thrill.
Hurricane Reef is expanded from six acres to 19 and rebranded WaterWorks.   The makeover includes the addition of more water activities for families.  
Kings Dominion celebrates its 25th anniversary season.  New attractions include Nickelodeon Central in the main park and Pipeline Paradise in WaterWorks.  This attraction features four new thrilling, enclosed water slides.
This season saw the introduction of the world's first compressed air-launch roller coaster, HyperSonic XLC.  Also new this year is 7th Portal, an adventure-filled 3-D film.
The park unveils its 12th roller coaster in Ricochet, which features a series of unexpected twists, turns and a 50-foot drop.  Also new this year is a popular family ride, Triple Spin.
Kings Dominion debuts the tallest drop tower ride in North America in Drop Zone Stunt Tower.  Guests plunge a staggering 27 stories from a height of 305 feet at a speed of 72 miles per hour, providing them with a thrill they'll never forget.  Also debuting this year is SpongBob SquarePants 3-D. 
The first interactive family dark ride in the Mid-Atlantic region is unveiled in Scooby-Doo & The Haunted Mansion. 

An attraction for adventure seekers is unveiled this year in Tomb Raider: The Ride (now The Crypt).  The multi-sensory ride appeals to park visitors and coaster enthusiasts alike with its thrills and special effects.   

The Italian Job: Stunt Track (now Backlot Stunt Coaster) opened as a new fully themed action stunt car experience.  Thunder Raceway Go-Karts also debuts this year.  On June 30, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company purchases Paramount Parks from CBS Corporation for $1.25 billion.
Three new attractions are added in WaterWorks: Tidal Wave Bay, Tornado and Zoom Flume.  An all-new Halloween event is introduced in the fall, Halloween Haunt.  
Kings Dominion added to its lineup of world-class thrills by introducing its 14th roller coaster this year, Dominator.  This scream machine sends rider through five inversions at speeds up to 67 milers per hour on the longest floorless roller coaster in the world at 4,210 feet.  The ride also features one of the largest vertical loops in the world. 
The focus is on families this year with the addition of two new rides,  El Dorado and the Americana Ferris Wheel.  The Grizzly roller coaster was retracked this year, providing riders with a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience. 
This year is one of the most exciting in the park's history.  Intimidator 305, a Intamin Giga Coaster, is unveiled as the biggest and fastest roller coaster on the East Coast.  Standing 305 feet at its highest point, riders race down a 300-foot first drop and through high-speed twists and turns at speeds over 90 miles per hour.   The ride was voted "Best New Roller Coaster of 2010" by Amusement Today.   Two other exciting attractions also debut this year with Planet Snoopy replacing Nickelodeon Central and Boo Blasters on Boo Hill replacing Scooby-Doo & The Haunted Mansion. 
A new night time light show highlights the new attractions this year, Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular.  Starring everyone's favorite PEANUTS characters and their summertime adventures, this colorful pageant of lights invites guests to explore a breathtaking display the entire family enjoys. 
Two new attractions debut this year.  Riders soar 30 stories above the park on WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall tower swing ride.   Visitors to the park are able to step back in time to periods between 245 million and 65 million years ago in the all-new Dinosaurs Alive! 
On March 29, 2013, Kings Dominion will unveil its bigger, better Planet Snoopy children's area. Planet Snoopy at Kings Dominion will feature 8 new rides (18 total), a newly expanded 1,100 square-foot Family Care Center, daily meet-and-greet opportunities with the PEANUTS characters, the Richmond-based self-serve frozen yogurt shop SweetFrog and more. 

Also in 2013, Kings Dominion will have its largest entertainment line-up in years, with 7 new shows, including "All Wheel Sports" with bikers and skaters who were semifinalists on Season 7 of NBC's America's Got Talent, along with "On Broadway", a Broadway-style musical revue. Also new is "Dominion at Dusk" featuring Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular, a new live show and fireworks on all 10pm closes. 

Word Descriptions

KINGS DOMINION—
I-95 exit 98, Doswell, VA. Kings Dominion and WaterWorks. All in one park, always one price! 400-acre theme and 20-acre water park. New in 2013 – a bigger, better Planet Snoopy, with 8 new family rides and new shows. For more information, tickets and hours of operation visit www.kingsdominion.com.

KINGS DOMINION—
I-95 exit 98, Doswell, VA. Kings Dominion and WaterWorks. All in one park, always one price! 400-acre family theme and 20-acre water park with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. Features 15 roller coasters – including Intimidator 305 – the largest collection of coasters on the East Coast. New in 2013 – a bigger, better Planet Snoopy, with 8 new rides and new shows. For more information, tickets and hours of operation visit www.kingsdominion.com.

KINGS DOMINION—
I-95 exit 98, Doswell, VA. Kings Dominion and WaterWorks. All in one park, always one price! 400-acre family theme and 20-acre water park that’s home to more than 60 rides, slides, shows and attractions. The park features 15 roller coasters, the largest collection on the East Coast, including the towering Intimidator 305. New in 2013 – togetherness takes on a whole new meaning with the bigger, better Planet Snoopy, featuring 8 new rides, new shows and healthy food options. Park also features Dinosaurs Alive! with 36 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. For more information, tickets and hours of operation visit www.kingsdominion.com.

 KINGS DOMINION—
I-95 exit 98, Doswell, VA. Kings Dominion and WaterWorks. All in one park, always one price! Kings Dominion is a 400-acre family theme and 20-acre water park that’s home to more than 60 rides, slides, shows and attractions. The park also features the largest collection of roller coasters on the East Coast with 15, including Intimidator 305. New in 2013 – togetherness takes on a whole new meaning with the bigger, better Planet Snoopy, featuring 18 rides, new shows, the PEANUTS gang including America’s most beloved beagle Snoopy, an expanded family care center and healthy food options. The sky lights up at night with Dominion at Dusk on all 10 p.m. closings. Features more than one million LED lights and a fireworks spectacular. Stay where you play at the Kings Dominion campground. Group and special ticket packages are available. For more information, tickets and hours of operation visit www.kingsdominion.com.

Guest Services

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages at Kings Dominion.  Valid State issued identification or valid driver's license is required upon each person purchasing, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted while in line for any ride.

Proper attire must be worn at all times including shirts, bottoms (shorts, pants, skirt, etc) and appropriate footwear. Bikini & Bathing Suit style tops and bottoms must be fully covered at all times. Shorts/pants must be worn so as to show no more than the waistband of ones undergarments. Shirts with buttons must be buttoned up to cover a bare chest. Costumes are not permitted and will be refused admission with the exception of those under 12 years old during Halloween Haunt. This policy applies to all guests with the exception of infants.

In WaterWorks, see-through swimsuits and suits that are too revealing such as thong type swimsuits are not permitted. Clothing with metal buckles, buttons, rivets, zippers, or any other sharp objects on the backs or sides will not be permitted on the body slides. Diaper dependent children are required to wear waterproof diaper covers. Guests are required to wear appropriate shoes, shirts, and bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts, etc.) when leaving WaterWorks.
 

First Aid is available in the park and is staffed by certified Emergency Medical Technicians at all times.
Children may be measured and receive a wristband, if qualified, at the Height Measuring Stations located on International Street and at most major attractions. For the safety of your child, a standard play shoe which does not contribute excessively to the child’s height is required. For example, a child is not permitted to wear platform shoes to help meet a height requirement. Kings Dominion reserves the right to ask that shoes be removed to ensure that a child’s height is not being artificially enhanced or manipulated.
Some attractions may close in bad weather until conditions permit for safe operation.  Please enjoy a show, meal or shopping until such weather passes.
Kings Dominion offers a service to quickly reunite separated children and parents with cell phones.  Please sign up for this service at Guest Services at the Front Gate upon arrival at the park.
Lifejackets are provided free of charge in WaterWorks.  Only coast guard approved lifejackets are allowed.
Should you lose an article during your visit, please check Lost and Found located outside the Main Gate.
Kings Dominion offers a service where the parent of a small child waits in line, both ride!  For more information or to obtain a Parent Swap Pass, please visit Guest Services located at the Front Gate upon arrival at the park. 
Hand stamps are available at designated exit turnstiles when leaving the park. To re-enter the parking lot, display your parking ticket on your dashboard. There are no re-entries after 7:00pm during Halloween Haunt.
Only service animals are permitted in the park. 

Kings Dominion's Ride Admission Policy has been developed based on the recommendations of the manufacturer, our past experience, and our evaluation of each ride using our knowledge of the ride in both normal and emergency operating conditions.  Our prime consideration is the ability of each person to endure the dynamics of a ride without risk of injury to that person or other riders. 

Information For Guests With Disabilities

At Kings Dominion we are proud of our reputation for accommodating guests with disabilities through our Ride Admission Policy. To continue to provide equal access for all guests, be aware that all guests with mobility impairments or ASD will now receive a Ride Boarding Pass with wait times. The Ride Boarding Pass Program allows guests to access rides at specified times via the exit ramp in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular queue lines.

You may be asking yourself whether Kings Dominion is appropriate for guests with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or whether your loved one on the spectrum will be able to handle the theme park experience. Kings Dominion has taken steps to be well-prepared to welcome and provide accommodations for all types of disabilities, including autism and related disorders.

Guests with disabilities should stop by Guest Services located at the Front Gate upon arrival at the park. A brochure (Guest Assistance Guide) detailing the many special accommodations and our Ride Admissions Policy is available from Guest Services.

A limited supply of wheelchairs and electronic scooters are available for rental at the Stroller Rental located inside the main gate. A valid photo ID or driver's license is necessary for rental.  All wheelchairs are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

Guests that require the use of a Alternate Access Entrance to enter a ride are advised to visit Guest Services or First Aid to obtain a Ride Admissions list and Guest Assistance Guide.  The Guest Assistance Guide explains the entry guidelines and procedures and provides specific information related to each attraction. 

Assisted listening devices are available at all Theaters and Show Facilities.  Ask any associate at these locations for assistance.

With advance notice, we can provide interpretive services for hearing impaired guests.  Please direct inquiries to our Park Information line at (804) 876-5561.

Service animals are welcome at King Dominion. A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature pony that has been individually trained to perform tasks for a person with disabilities. We may ask you what task your service animal performs for you. Service animals must be controlled with a “restraining device” at all times while on our property. There is a limit of one service animal per guest. Due to the nature of most rides, service animals must remain with a non-riding member of your party. We are not permitted to take control of your service animal. Service animals are not permitted in water attractions, wet decks, wading pools, or lazy rivers. A relief area is located next to First Aid on International Street. Please stop by Guest Services for more information.

Guests with casts and braces will be restricted from riding rides where the cast or brace will not fit inside the ride unit or where it will present a hazard to the guest or others.  Guests with full arm (elbow restricted) and full leg (knee restricted) casts or braces are restricted from most rides and water slides at Kings Dominion.  We suggest you delay your visit until the cast is removed.  Braces with exposed metal parts are not permitted on the slides in WaterWorks.

Any type of cast (even if not full arm or leg) is not allowed on The Crypt, Dominator, Drop Tower, and Zoom Flume.   Any type of foot or leg cast is not allowed on Backlot Stunt Coaster, Flight of Fear and Shockwave.

Guests with any type of prosthesis should not ride unless they can ensure the device is properly secured and will remain in place during the ride.  All riders must be able to maintain the proper riding position.  Additionally, prosthetic devices with exposed metal parts are not permitted on most WaterWorks attractions.  Guests should visit Guest Services or First Aid prior to riding to ensure a safe riding experience.

The manufacturers of Drop Tower (leg prosthesis only), Intimdator 305, Volcano: The Blast Coaster and WindSeeker require that guests with prosthetic devices provide Kings Dominion with documentation from the provider of their prosthetic device to guarantee that the device has been designed to remain securely in place while exceeding a maximum of 120 miles per hour with maximum G forces from -1.5 G's to 5G's with a sufficient safter factor for single point failure terms.

All prosthesis are not allowed on Flight of Fear. 

Leg prosthesis are not allowed on Dominator. 

Full-Time Positions

Kings Dominion offers the following benefits to its full time employees:
  • Subsidized Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account/Dependant Care Account
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Free Family Season Passes for dependents
EXECUTIVE CHEF

Kings Dominion has an immediate opening for the position of Executive Chef in Doswell, Virginia. This full time position will report to the Director of Food Operations.

JOB SUMMARY:
Develops menus, recipes, and preparation methods for all restaurant and quick service locations in conjunction with Food Management. Assists in the development and training of both full-time and seasonal support staff to ensure they are certified to perform their respective duties to meet divisional standards. This position reports to the Director of Food Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality/Culinary or a related field or equivalent of combined education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years related experience in food and beverage operations/chef.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent environment with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various parties in daily operations.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Proficient in basic business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and be comfortable with learning new software applications.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test and background check, which may include, but is not limited to credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy.
  • Strong, instinctive work ethic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensures all food preparation personnel are properly trained and certified to perform their respective duties to meet divisional standards in conjunction with department managers. Assists with coordination of the Food R&D program for the division.
  • Ensures all food quality standards are consistently maintained throughout the division. Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal regulations for food service operations ensuring these regulations, as well as company and divisional policies, are effectively being carried out in all kitchen facilities in conjunction with department managers.
  • Oversees operation of Commissary. Plans and oversees the execution of special event catering and park guest experiences.
  • Maintains effective communication with all employees and staff members, informing the Director of all developments arising within the division on a daily basis.
  • Motivates supervisors and associates to seek improvement in individual performances.
  • Manages seasonal support staff and addresses disciplinary situations accordingly.
  • Adheres to and enforces all park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to guest service in all aspects of employment.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

KINGS DOMINION OFFERS A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE. FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS BY February 28, 2014 TO jobs@kingsdominion.com OR FAX TO 804-876-5579.

Resumes may also be mailed to
Kings Dominion Human Resources,
PO Box 2000, Doswell, VA 23047

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Kings Dominion has an immediate opening for the position of HR Area Manager in Doswell, Virginia. This full time position will report to the HR Director.

JOB SUMMARY:
Manages the operations of the Associate Services Department and Associate Housing Department. Oversees and coordinates the Associate Relations Program and Associate Events. Assists with HRIS functions, communications to full time and seasonal associates and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures. Supervises and reviews the work of subordinate staff. Performs related administrative, supervisory and professional work as required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or other related field.
• Minimum 3 years related experience.
• Demonstrated ability to work in an independent environment with minimum supervision and deliver against set goals.
• Strong time and project management skills and experience.
• Advanced written and oral communication skills, experience in public presentations, superior spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
• Ability to work nights and weekends as required by business and account demands.
• Proficient in basic business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and comfortable with learning new software.
• Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test and background check, which may include, but is not limited to credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per company policy.
• Strong, instinctive work ethic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage, train and supervise the overall operation and staff of the Associate Services Department, Associate Housing Department and Associate Events.
• Develop and maintain supply expenditure and labor budgets for Associate Services Department, Associate Housing, Associate Relations and Events programs. Monitor budget activity throughout the year.
• Coordinate the seasonal transportation program in conjunction with the Security Department.
• Coordinate all aspects of the Employee Benefits program including planning and implementation of all employee recreational activities, the employee discount program and employee newsletter.
• Create and conduct employee satisfaction surveys, oversee and conduct audits of seasonal employees in the park to ensure compliance to company guidelines.
• Oversee the company’s progressive discipline program, including monitoring counseling summaries and evaluations issued to employees for consistency within the organization. Trains, counsels and coaches managers and seasonal supervisory staff regarding consistency.
• Receive and review various records and reports including schedules, invoices, applications, guest satisfaction reports, operations reports, mid month reports, staffing reports and various other reports, forms, etc. as they pertain to areas of responsibility.
• Assist with the Domestic Recruiting Program to include onsite and offsite recruitment and advertising.
• Act as liaison with vendors regarding outsourced products and services in areas of responsibility.
• Assist in maintaining the company’s internal/ web-based JOBNET application tracking program.
• Attend and conduct training sessions, meetings and make presentations.
• Serve as Human Resources Officer on Duty as scheduled.
• Adhere to and enforces all park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to guest service in all aspects of employment.
• Other duties as may be assigned.

KINGS DOMINION OFFERS A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE. FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS BY APRIL 30, 2014 TO jobs@kingsdominion.com OR FAX TO 804-876-5579.
Resumes may also be mailed to Kings Dominion Human Resources,
PO Box 2000, Doswell, VA 23047

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Kings Dominion has an immediate opening for the position of Tech Rides Maintenance in Doswell, Virginia. This full time position will report to the Supervisor of Rides Maintenance.

JOB SUMMARY:
Inspects, maintains and repairs rides and equipment as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma supplemented by three to five years of experience in mechanical/industrial maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Knowledge of all phases of mechanical work including pneumatics, hydraulics, repair, overhaul and preventive maintenance.
• Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
• Ability to climb heights up to 350 feet.
• Ability to work independently.
• Basic welding helpful.
• Must provide own tools.
• Position requires rotating first and second shifts; including weekends and holidays during the operating season.
• Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test and background check, which may include, but is not limited to credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy.
• Strong, instinctive work ethic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Inspects, maintains and repairs rides and equipment as assigned. Lubricates rides and equipment. Clean mechanical parts as needed. Responds to work order and ride downtime calls in timely manner. Disassembles, repairs, overhauls and reassembles rides as assigned.
• Designs and fabricates parts; rebuilds components.
• Winterizes and winter rebuilds rides as assigned. Conducts non-destructive testing.
• Saws, repairs, restores and reupholsters ride seats.
• Operates rides, boom truck, overhead crane, forklift, man lift, hoist, air compressor, hydraulic press, milling machine, diagnostic equipment, welding equipment, hand and power tools, cutting torch, etc.
• Adheres to and enforces all park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to guest service in all aspects of employment.
• Other duties as may be assigned.

KINGS DOMINION OFFERS A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE. FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS BY MAY 15 TO jobs@kingsdominion.com OR FAX TO 804-876-5579.
Resumes may also be mailed to Kings Dominion Human Resources,
PO Box 2000, Doswell, VA 23047
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Group Fundraising

Kings Dominion is dedicated to helping non-profit groups achieve their goals and raise money for their organization. Interested groups can work in the park on select days. The hourly wages collectively earned by all members is then donated directly to their organization.

The Group will be rewarded a base rate of $7.25 per hour worked per volunteer.

The group check will be made payable to the name of the Non-profit Organization listed on the W-9 Form. The check will be sent by mail to the group leader within four weeks of the date volunteered. Please note that Kings Dominion must have a current W-9 form (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form) on file before your check can be sent.

The group will be eligible for a confirmation bonus of an additional $1.00 per hour per person, if they bring the confirmed number of volunteers listed on their letter of agreement on time and if all volunteers are eligible to participate in the program. All members of the volunteer group must successfully complete their shift. In the event a member of the group does not successfully complete the program (leaves early without authorization, is found to be under the age of 16 and must be sent home, etc.) the organization will not be eligible for the confirmation bonus.
All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and cannot be employed by King’s Dominion. All volunteers must bring a valid original state or school issued photo ID with proof of age each time they work at the park. Volunteers who do not bring proper identification will not be permitted to volunteer.

Food and Beverage
Prepare and serve food and drinks, cash handling, cleaning and dishwashing. Most positions are inside, though some are outside.

Pavilion
Serve menu items along with duties such as cleaning and dishwashing. Positions are in open-air picnic shelters.

Games
Encourage and assist guest in playing games of skill. Position requires cash handling, microphone use and giving out prizes to our winners! Most games are in open-air shelters.

Merchandise
Help run one of our varieties of specialty shops. Positions require cash handling, guest assistance, selling novelty items, cleaning, stocking and straightening shops.

Haunt
Play a role as either a creeper or a maze character during our Halloween Haunt event. All characters scare guests that walk through scare zones or play a specific role in one of our gruesome mazes. Training and costumes will be provided by the park.

Shirts
Only solid white collared shirts are permitted. Sleeveless, crop tops, mesh, silk screened shirts, logoed shirts or undershirts are not permitted.

Pants/Shorts
Solid khaki pants or shorts. No other color may be worn. No denim material.  No cargo style may be worn. Pants/shorts must be worn around the waist and with a belt.

Shorts must reach below your fingertips with arms extended at your side. If wearing shorts, volunteers must wear solid white socks.

Shoes
Should wear comfortable shoes such as tennis or gym shoes, preferably in white or black. Boots, sandals, open toed shoes or heels are not permitted.

Hats/Coats
Group members may wear their own solid colored, black or navy fleece or wind jackets, provided that they have no logos. Scarves, bandanas, “do rags” or knit hats are not permitted.

*HAUNT VOLUNTEERS should report to work in ALL black – shirt, pants, and shoes.

All group members must be in full compliance with Kings Dominion Grooming Standards - please download below

Click here to see the Cedar Fair Appearance Standards.
Click on the Register Now button to sign up your group and view shifts and dates available. Once your registration is complete, a Kings Dominion representative will contact you to discuss the preferred dates you have selected and schedule shift times. Please note that all dates are considered tentative until confirmed with an official Kings Dominion representative. Kings Dominion retains the right to cancel up to 24 hours prior to the date.

REGISTER NOW

Visit our Directions page for easy to navigate directions to Kings Dominion. 
For More Information about the Group Fundraising Program, Contact:

  • Phone: 804-876-5678 or 804-876-5145
  • E-mail: fundraising@kingsdominion.com
  • Fax: 804.876.5579
  • Mailing Address: Kings Dominion Group Fundraising Program, P.O. Box 2000, Doswell, VA 23047

Height Requirements

Minimum Height Required to Ride

54 Inches
Dominator
Flight of Fear
Intimidator 305
The Crypt
Volcano, The Blast Coaster

52 Inches
WindSeeker

48 Inches
Anaconda
Backlot Stunt Coaster
Berserker (maximum 76 inches)
Drop Tower (maximum 80 inches)
Grizzly
Hurler
Rebel Yell
Xtreme SkyFlyer

46 Inches
White Water Canyon

44 Inches
Ricochet (44-54 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

Must be able to straddle the seat with feet flat on the floor
Shockwave

Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years of age or older, and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.
Minimum Height Required to Ride

58 Inches
Grand Prix Raceway – to drive

48 Inches
Blue Ridge Tollway – to drive
Dodgem
Wave Swinger

42 Inches
Bad Apple (42-54 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

40 Inches
Avalanche (40-46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Woodstock Express (40-46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Grand Prix Raceway – to be a passenger

36 Inches
Scrambler (36-48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Shenandoah Lumber Company (36-46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Flying Eagles (36-44 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

Other
Americana (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Blue Ridge Tollway (less than 48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Carousel (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Eiffel Tower (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)


Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years of age or older, and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.

44 Inches Minimum
Flying Ace (44-48 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)

42 Inches Minimum
Linus Launcher


40 Inches Minimum
Woodstock Express (40-46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Joe Cool’s Driving School (maximum 60 inches)

36 Inches Minimum
Snoopy vs. Red Baron (maximum 54 inches)
Snoopy’s Moon Bounce (maximum 54 inches)
Snoopy's Rocket Express (36-42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Great Pumpkin Coaster (36-40 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)


54 Inches Maximum
Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie
PEANUTS Turnpike
PEANUTS Road Rally

Other
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill (less than 46 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Charlie Brown’s Wind Up (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Flying Ace Balloon Race (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Lucy’s Tugboat (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Snoopy’s Junction (less than 36 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Snoopy’s Space Buggies (less than 36 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)
Woodstock Whirlybirds (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion)


Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years of age or older, and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.
Minimum Height Required

48 Inches
Baja Bends
Pipeline Peak
Shoot the Curl
Tornado

42 Inches
Zoom Flume

40 Inches
FreeStylin’ (40-48 inches must wear a lifejacket)
Surf City Splash House Slides

Other
Big Wave Bay (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Less than 48” must wear a lifejacket)
Lazy Rider (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Less than 48” must wear a lifejacket)
Lil’ Barefoot Beach (maximum 54 inches)
Tidal Wave Bay (less than 42 inches must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Less than 48” must wear a lifejacket)


Note: A supervising companion is someone who meets all the requirements to ride the ride themselves, is 16 years of age or older, and demonstrates appropriate observed behavior.
 

Fast Lane FAQ's

Unfortunately, Fast Lane passes can only be used for a single day.
Yes, bring your e-ticket to the Fast Lane booth in the park and we will upgrade your ticket for that day.
Yes, due to ride capacity restrictions, you can ride Volcano: The Blast Coaster twice a day with your Fast Lane pass. 
Fast Lane passes are available at the following locations:
  • Starlight at the Front Gate
  • Sunshine at the Front Gate
  • Rock Shop
  • Congo Thrills
  • Dominator Exit Shop
  • Intimidator 305 Exit Shop
Unfortunately, Fast Lane is an add on option and not included with any season pass types.
Currently, there are no discounts available for season pass holders or military personnel.
Children may ride the posted Fast Lane attractions, provided they meet the posted height requirements for that ride. 

Education Days

April 25.  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Education Days Non-Programming Dates*
May 27-29; June  2-6; June 9-13
*No activities are scheduled for these dates
Admission Tickets

Education Days $33.00
Ages 3 and older. Children 2 and younger are admitted FREE.
PLEASE NOTE: Season passes must be processed before entering the park.

Dinosaurs Alive! Add-On $2.00
Transport back millions of years in Dinosaurs Alive!, a 6-acre animatronic dinosaur park that brings inspiration, science and technology together in a unique setting allowing guests to encounter 36 life-sized dinosaurs. Educational workbooks available for download. Ages 3 and older. Must be purchased in conjunction with an admission ticket.
Meal Tickets

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Meal $15.00 (plus tax)

Once-in, once-out 11:30am-2:00pm on event date. Chicken Tenders
hot dogs, baked beans, assorted chips, ice cream treats and Coca-Cola beverages.

Order meal tickets on the Education Days ticket order form.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all ticket orders (admission and meal) must be pre-paid fourteen (14) days prior to your visit to allow sufficient time to process your order. Orders received less than seven (7) days prior to your visit will be held at the Group Sales building, located at the front gate, for pick up. Season Pass holders do not count toward your group size.
  • Admission tickets, meal tickets and bottomless soda wristbands are non-refundable. No rain checks are offered.
  • Payment must be made via school check, money order (payable to “Kings Dominion”) or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover accepted). Unfortunately, personal checks or purchase orders are not accepted.
  • All school checks will be processed through Telecheck for approval. If declined, another method of payment will be requested.
  • Chaperones: one (1) chaperone admission ticket will be given for every fifteen (15) admission tickets purchased, unless otherwise noted. Complimentary chaperone tickets do not include picnic meal or bottomless soda wristbands.
  • Parking: Bus parking is free. Bus drivers will receive a complimentary admission ticket when presenting their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at the Group Sales building, located at the front gate (does not include picnic meal or bottomless soda wristbands).

Fast Lane

Make the most of your day with Fast Lane. Our list of rides has something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

Separate ride entrances and exclusive access points make Fast Lane quick, easy and hassle-free to all of our guests.
Daily Fast Lane access is limited. This keeps the Fast Lane experience great for all our guests. Be sure to reserve your date by purchasing Fast Lane access online in advance!
  • Front row access on Intimidator 305 is not available for Fast Lane riders.
  • Operating schedule and availability of rides are subject to change without notice.

Helpful Tips for Guests With ASD

As you know, advance planning is a requirement for any successful theme park visit with a person with ASD. You should be able to find information on our rides, shows and attractions in advance online.  A great planning tool is the park’s Guest Assistance Guide is also available for download.  The Guide outlines the specifics about each attraction, including height requirements and health restrictions. Feel free to contact Guest Services in advance at (804) 876-5400 with any additional questions.

When you arrive, please proceed to Guest Services located at the Front Gate.  

  • Please have the individual requiring accommodation accompany you to Guest Services.

  • A pass may be issued depending on the needs of your group, including a boarding pass used for scheduling times to ride attractions.

  • Here at Guest Services we offer KidTrack, a wrist band program, which will assist you and park personnel in reuniting your group should you become separated.

  • We also offer Parent Swap. This allows one parent to ride while another parent waits with the child. When the ride is complete, the parents swap child responsibility at the exit.

  • Additionally, if you need to rent a stroller, wheelchair or locker, proceed to Stroller Rental adjacent to Guest Services inside the front gate.

Please re-visit Guest Services if you need any additional help with your day. We also recommend that as an added safety measure you take a photo of members of your party (especially if you have a child with ASD who tends to dart away or wander off) on your mobile device. This photo can be of great assistance to quickly reunite your party if you are separated.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Guests who wear headphones of any type will not be able to wear them while riding our attractions. We have available disposable ear protection for use at Guest Services.

  • If you are separated during your visit, please contact any park employee for assistance.

  • Ride delays may occur while riding and members of your party may be required to sit quietly until the ride is restarted or guests are escorted off the ride.

  • Please be aware, if an evacuation is required, guests may need to maneuver across catwalks from the highest point of the ride and down steeply inclined steps.

  • If you have any doubts whatsoever about an attraction’s appropriateness for the individual with ASD, please have someone in your party ride it first to make an informed determination.

Kings Dominion offers our guests several restful attractions and quiet places that your party can enjoy during the day. The park has a First Aid Station next to the Eiffel Tower and Family Care Center in Planet Snoopy. Additionally, air conditioned restaurants provide a nice break from the sensory stimulation.

Kings Dominion is a wonderful destination for families and friends to visit. Our goal is to make your experience at the park both smooth and full of family-fun. Please let us know if you have any further questions by contacting (804) 876-5400 or by talking to a Guest Services representative at the park.


“How to Enjoy the Amusement Park” from the Autism Society. Click Here
 


Kings Dominion Cares

Kings Dominion is committed to helping the community by having blood drives to support the local blood banks in the Richmond area. Each year, Kings Dominion hosts two blood drives for guests during a public operating day in the summer and fall. In addition, the Kings Dominion employees help donate blood through two blood drives set up for associates during the summer season. In 2013, Kings Dominion will partner with Virginia Blood Services and the American Red Cross for guest blood drives. 
Kings Dominion and Challenge Discovery are both committed to improving the emotional, health and well-being of at-risk children in the Richmond area. For the 28th year, Kings Dominion is the sponsor of the Challenge Discovery Golf Tournament held at Independence Golf Club in Chesterfield.  
Ticket donations are provided to those non-profit organizations meeting all requirements and are subject to ticket availability. A ticket request does not guarantee a donation and a maximum of two (2) tickets per request per year may be granted. Requests generally take four to six weeks to process. Due to the high volume of submissions, please do not call or e-Mail concerning the status of your request.

Please Note: The Ticket Donation Window has closed, as the 2014 ticket allotment has been fulfilled. The 2015 Ticket Window will open on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10 AM. 
Each year, Kings Dominion and Cedar Fair partner with Give Kids the World, a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates lasting memories for children with life- threatening illnesses and their families. In partnership with Give Kids the World, Kings Dominion welcomes all children and their families that obtain a passport from the Give Kids the World village. This passport allows the child and his or her family to visit Kings Dominion and enjoy a day at the park. 

Kings Dominion also hosts Coasting For Kids each year to benefit Give Kids the World. You can sign up for the event and read more about Coasting for Kids here
Kings Dominion is a proud support of the Hanover County School system to better educate its students and prepare them for employment in the future. During the spring months, Kings Dominion hosts three Job Shadow days with Hanover County Middle School students. The students visit the park on Friday afternoons and work with several department managers, including Food & Beverage, Merchandise and more.   
Kings Dominion is honored to be a partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Capitol Chapter (JDRF). Each year, Kings Dominion donates $2 from every guest ticket sold under the JDRF ticket program toward researching and curing Type 1 diabetes. In 2012, Kings Dominion donated nearly $20,000 to JDRF Capitol Chapter. 
Each year, Kings Dominion and its employees participate in more than a dozen community events throughout the year. In 2013, Kings Dominion employees will participate in projects for Habitat for Humanity, as well as volunteer to stock the food shelves and send food to the needy at the Virginia Food Bank Kitchen in Richmond. 
In 2013, Kings Dominion partnered with the Mayor's Youth Academy out of the City of Richmond to hire 80 high school students in Richmond for the summer at Kings Dominion. The Mayor's Youth Academy -- a program created by Richmond City Mayor Dwight Jones -- provides Richmond youth an opportunity to work during the summer months. The Richmond students hired by Kings Dominion began working at the park in April and will continue to work at the park through the summer season. 
In 2013, Kings Dominion began a new reading program to promote and encourage kids to read throughout the year through the Reading is Rewarding program. As part of this program, children are able to visit Kings Dominion, where learning is present in our bigger, better Planet Snoopy. Kings Dominion works with hundreds of organizations and public libraries, including the DC Public Library, Richmond Public Library and more. 
Kings Dominion is a proud supporter of Relay for Life under the American Cancer Society, all part of an effort to support Relay for Life to raise funds, awareness and save lives affected by cancer. Kings Dominion is an annual participant in the annual Relay for Life Walk in Hanover County each May. 
During the month of August for the past few years, Kings Dominion has partnered with the Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for Kings Dominion For the Cure Pink Days at the park. The program helps raise funds for Susan G. Komen in the fight against cancer and to help fund cancer research. Kings Dominion and its guests have raised more than $100,000 for Susan G. Komen For the Cure. During theprogram, guest of Kings Dominion can purchase a Pink Days ticket, with $1 from each ticket going toward our annual donation to Susan G. Komen.
Kings Dominion and the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg teamed up in 2013 to produce the Planet Snoopy Family FUNtastic Guide to our bigger, better Planet Snoopy. The FUNtastic Guide is an educational learning tool for parents to use to interact with their children before, during and after a trip to Kings Dominion.

Kings Dominion is committed to making sure that families visiting Kings Dominion not only have fun, but learn at the same time.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2013 Planet Snoopy Family FUNtastic Guide.  
In 2012, Snoopy became an honorary therapy dog to help bring smiles to the faces of kids facing illnesses, as Kings Dominion announced a partnership with VCU Dogs on Call at VCU Medical Center.  VCU Dogs on Call consists of trained therapy dogs that visit patients in the hospital at VCU Medical Center in Downtown Richmond. Snoopy makes an appearance once a month to the children and even plays video games with some of the children! 

Girl Scout Day

 Girl Scout Day is Saturday, June 14, 2014
 Tickets for Girl Scout Day are only $33.00! Click Here to purchase tickets

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