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 discounted single day general admission tickets. 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 and 4th of July Weekend, 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. Depending on the size of your group, a service charge may be assessed 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. 2015 Single Day Ticket is valid for upgrade to a 2015 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 must be consumed within designated areas.
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,including e-cigarettes 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.
- Between the Flight of Fear entrance and the Intimidator 305 tunnel.
- Left side of the Outer Hanks patio.
- Right side of the Shockwave Restroom.
- Outside patio at Victoria's Pizza.
- To the left of Apple Ida’s.
- Small seating area on the winding path down into the hill into the Soak City entrance plaza.
- Left patio at Sharky’s Eats restaurant in Soak City.
- Behind Soak City Splash House.
- Between the Bathhouse and Surfer Joe’s in Soak City.
- Between Arbor Restroom and Xtreme SkyFlyer
- Front side of the Tower Restroom.

Lockers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the Front Gate.  Additionally lockers are available for rent at Safari Village Restroom, Old Virginia Restroom, and in Soak City. Additionally lockers are available for rent at Safari Village Restroom, Old Virginia Restroom, and in Soak City. Lockers in Soak City are only available Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day..
Your admission to Kings Dominion includes all rides, live shows and attractions, and the Soak City waterpark. Your admission ticket does not include three paid attractions (Grand Prix Raceway, SkyFlyer 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. 



Whether you are looking to cool off in some AC 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.
All drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are prohibited at (in) Cedar Fair parks, including Kings Dominion, and any unauthorized drone(s) observed over Kings Dominion will be reported to the FAA and local law enforcement, regardless of its point of origin or operation. Drones may pose a potential safety risk and may violate Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

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.
 

Soak City 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 Soak City, including fun and thrilling water slides and two massive wavepools.”.
 

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.

Click here for more information!
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.  Additionally lockers are available for rent at Safari Village Restroom, Old Virginia Restroom, and in Soak City. Additionally lockers are available for rent at Safari Village Restroom, Old Virginia Restroom, and in Soak City. Lockers in Soak City are only available Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day..
Whether you are looking to cool off in some AC 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 Over 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 10, 2015) - $18.00
  • Father's Day (June 15, 2015) - $18.00
  • Memorial Day (May 25, 2015) - $26.00
  • July 3 - 5, 2015 - $26.00
  • Labor Day Weekend SPECIAL (September 4 - September 7, 2015) - $26.00
  • September 20, 2015 - $26.00

  • 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.
 Free admission to Dinosaurs Alive! for Gold and Platinum Season Passholders. NEW for 2015..Season Passholder and BAF discounts available.

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. in 2014 Kings Dominion celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the return of some of your favorite past attractions including Candy Apple Grove, Safari VIlliage and teh Singing Mushrooms. In 2015 Kings Dominion rebranded its Waterpark to Soak City and added a new Mega Slide Complex, Hurricane Heights and family splash zone, Splash Island. 

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 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 Peak 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  and began a new annual event celebrating Halloween called FearFest..  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 unveiled 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 has 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. 
In 2014, Kings Dominion began celebrating its 40th Anniversary with the return of some favorites from the past. Just a few of these attractions were the Candy Apple Grove and the Singing Mushrooms. Our Congo area was also rebranded Safari Village in honor of Lion Country Safari that debuted in 1974. 
In 2015 Kings Dominion announced its Waterpark expansion project with WaterWorks being rebranded as Soak City. We also introduced 2 new attractions. Hurricane Heights, a 65 ft. mega complex featuring 3 new slides and Splash Island, a family splash zone. 

On May 3rd, 2015 Kings Dominion celebrated it OFFICIAL 40th Birthday with a huge party at the park that included a plaque dedicaton for the front gate, live entertainment in all areas of the park, special birthday prizes for guests and much more. 


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.

Special Dietary Needs

  • Personal Size Cheese Pizzas –Available at  Pizza Parlor, Victoria’s Pizza, and Sharky’s Eats
  • Gluten-free hamburger buns – Hungry Hippo, Jukebox Diner (ask for supervisor when ordering)
  • French Fries – dedicated “french-fry-only” fryers are used at Dinner Bell and Hungry Hippo. Requests for gluten free fries shoudl be made when ordering
  • Garden and Chef Salads – Available at many locations throughout the park; Honey French Dressing is our gluten-free salad dressing option
  • Dippin’ Dots – Available at carts throughout the park and at Safari Dippin' Dots and Snoopy’s Snack Shack (Cookies n’ Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are NOT gluten-free)
  • Soft Frozen Lemonade – At Carts throughout the park
  • Cotton Candy –Available at Carts and by walk-around vendors
  • Italian Ice - All Rita's Italian Ice flavors are gluten free  except for Birthday Cake and Cookie Dough
  • Garden and Chef Salads – Available at many locations throughout the park
  • GoGo SqueeZ applesauce is available at many locations and may be substituted for french-fries on most combo meals
  • Vegetarian Taco Salad available at Border Café
  • Veggie Delite sub-sandwiches are available at Subway
  • Malibu Vegan Organic Veggie Burger is available at Wayside Grill, Hungry Hippo and Juke Box Diner
  • Whole fruit, fresh fruit cups, veggie cups, BAKED! LAY's, BAKED! Doritos, Nature Valley granola bars, Kashi Bars and Clif Bars are available at the at the Marketplace Carts in Safari Village and in Planet Snoopy.
  • Peanut oil is used in the following locations: Both Chick-fil-A locations and our Boardwalk Fries Carts
  • Locations that use nuts as ingredients or toppings for menu items include ANY location that sell: fresh-baked cookies, fudge, candied nuts, ice cream, caramel/candy apples, and brownies
  • Cinnabon uses Pecans for the Caramel Pecan Bun
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream sweetened with SPLENDA® is available at Fountain & Floats
  • Diet Coke is available at all restaurants that serve fountain drinks. Coke Zero is available at: many locations
  • Dasani bottled water is available at all food locations and throughout the park at carts and vending machines
  • Rita's and Sweetfrog offer sugar free options daily-
Eight of the most common food allergies include wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, and soy. You can enjoy allergen friendly pre-packaged snack and meal packs from companies like Lucy's, Enjoy Life, and Sunbutter at the following locations.
 
  •  Hungry Hippo
  • Victoria's Pizza - 
  • Coca-Cola Marketplace in Safari Village and Planet Snoopy

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 must be consumed within designated areas.

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 Soak City, Proper bathing attire, defined as a one or two piece swimsuit, is required. See-through, swimsuits and suits that are too revealing such as a thong type swimsuit is not permitted. Pants, denim, or transparent clothing are not permitted.
 

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. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.
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 Soak City.  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 Soak City.

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 positioning. Additionally, prosthetic devices with exposed metal parts are not permitted on most Soak City attractions. Guests should visit Guest Services or First Aid prior to riding to ensure a safe riding experience.

The manufacturers of the following rides 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 speed of 120 miles per hour with maximum G forces from -1.5 G’s to 5G’s with a sufficient safety factor for single point failure items:
  • Drop Tower (leg prosthesis only)
  • Intimidator™ 305
  • Volcano, the Blast Coaster

Prosthetics are NOT allowed on the following:
  • Flight of Fear
  • Dominator (leg prosthesis not allowed)
  • WindSeeker (a rider with more than one lower body prosthetic is not allowed)

Guests with certain amputations may be able to ride Dominator with the use of a separate full body harness provided the guest has remaining leg and arm remnants to be secured by the harness. Guests should check with Guest Services to determine if they are eligible to ride using the full body harness.

 

Full-Time Positions

HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanic

Kings Dominion has an opening in its Park Maintenance Division for a HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanic. This position will report to the HVAC Supervisor.

JOB FUNCTIONS SUMMARY:
Installs, monitors, constructs, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, chiller systems, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems throughout the Park. Maintains and repairs all food and beverage cooking equipment throughout the Park. Responds to service calls. Performs related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  • Must maintain required control system operations certifications.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Driver's License

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Operates vacuum pump, recovery unit, forklift, drills, JLG man lift, etc. Uses meters, gauges, shop tools, electrician tools, diagnostic equipment, volt meters, analyzers, etc.
  • Maintains park's chiller plant, boiler systems, food service equipment, etc.
  • Maintains and operates Fire Effects systems. Conduct daily safety operational checks and checklists, maintain wage logs, inspect burner assemblies and gas valves. Conducts minor repairs as needed, coordinate with rides maintenance to start and stop effects; burn off effects adhering to manufacturer and park standards.
  • Conducts winterization and startup. Flush outdoor drink systems, restarts all equipment and check buildings for problems with equipment related systems before park opening. Flush, drain, and add necessary chemicals, etc.
  • Troubleshoots and services problems and equipment failures. Responds to service calls for refrigeration units such as walk-in freezers, coolers, ice machines, soft service machines, prep coolers, display cases, etc.
  • Installs, monitors, maintains, repairs and retrofits HVAC&R equipment and systems throughout the Park. Performs preventative maintenance for refrigeration units and HVAC&R systems: changes belts, bearings, greasing, etc.
  • Troubleshoots and makes repairs to HVAC&R systems such as direct expansion units, chilled water units, 1-25 tens, electrical, gas units and exhaust/hood systems.
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.
  • Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.
  • Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER INCLUDING
SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO jobs@kingsdominion.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer
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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
  • Complimentary admission tickets to Kings Dominion
  • Food and Merchandise discounts at Kings Dominion in-park restaurants and shops.
Kings Dominion, the Best Amusement Park in the World, has an opening in its Finance Division for Systems
Administrator. This position will report to the Manager Information Technology.

JOB FUNCTIONS SUMMARY:
Installs, configures, tests and maintains operating systems and related infrastructure and software. Ensures systems and related procedures are up to date and functioning as expected. Provides technical support to system users and resolves software,operating system, and networking problems. Schedules, performs and monitors systems backups and maintains user accounts.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 7/8, Server, Exchange, SQL), network (WAN/LAN, TCP/IP, VPN, Firewall) workstation and printer software.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting ability and hands-on experience with MS Active Directory and computer repair.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Driver's License                                                                                                                                                       

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Duties include scripting, light programming, small project management, training lead technicians and end users in system use.
  • Provides technical assistance and input for planning, analysis, development, and support of all park systems and technology-related projects and initiatives.
  • Plans and performs system implementations, upgrades, and repairs. Recommends hardware and software upgrades according to growth statistics and disc space forecasts and maintains accurate records of maintenance and parts inventory.
  • Schedules system maintenance tasks using software support tools and scripts and verifies completion of scheduled jobs such as backups. Repairs and recovers from hardware and software failures; coordinates and communicates with impacted parties.
  • Performs regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Performs and maintains system administration functions and takes proactive measures to ensure that network systems are operating at peak performance. Performs regular file archival and purges as necessary and periodic performance reporting to support capacity.
  • Provides administrative and user support for various enterprise applications like JD Edwards financial reporting,TAS timekeeping, Micros, and Gate Central ticketing applications. Troubleshoots and supports Point of Sale systems.
  • Creates, maintains, and deletes all system user accounts and enforces Company policies relating to access of resources, as applicable. Manages and maintains Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange network; creates and assists with the management of all user e-mail accounts.
  • Manages and prioritizes help desk calls and service requests from system users on a daily basis. Troubleshoots and resolves software, operating system and networking problems. Leads, directs and prioritizes seasonal technician daily workloads. Provides shift coverage and responds to system outages as assigned.
  • Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.
  • Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.
  • Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee
  • Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
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INTERESTED APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER INCLUDING
SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO corphr@cedarfair.com
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

58 Inches
Grand Prix Raceway – to drive

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)

40 Inches
Grand Prix Raceway – to be a passenger. To be a passenger; other restrictions also apply

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

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)

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.

48 Inches minimum
Baja Bends
Pipeline Peak
Aqua Blast
Paradise Plunge
Thunder Falls
Tornado

42 Inches minimum
Zoom Flume

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

Children under 48” are required to wear a lifevest and under 42” are required to be with a Supervision Companion
Big Wave Bay
Lazy Rider
Tidal Wave Bay (less than 42" must be accompanied by a supervising companion. Less than 48" must wear a lifejacket) 
54" Maximum Unless with a Child
Lil’ Barefoot Beach (maximum 54 inches)
Splash Island


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.
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 2015, 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. Kings Dominion is also 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.

The 2015 Application Window is now closed for the season. We will begin accepting applications for next season in early January 2016. You can find out more detailed information about the KD Cares program, including guidelines and eligibility requirements by visiting the KD Cares section of our website.

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. 
Kings Dominion partneres 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. 
In 2014 we hosted the Relay For Life Western Hanover at our Campground. And this year, in 2015, on June 20th we will be hosting once again at Camp Wilderness, but will be combining the Western Hanover and Mechanicsville Relay For Life events for the first time. Team Kings Dominion Cares is also a major player in the fundraising efforts for the event, contributing over 25% of the event’s total fundraising dollars, as well as working with local companies and partners for sponsorship of the event.
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.  

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

Resort Site - Camp Wilderness

The office is open from 8am to 9pm.  If you plan to arrive after 9pm, please call 804-876-3006 for information on alternative check-in procedures?
Complimentary shuttle service to Kings Dominion is availble begining approximatley one half hour before parkopeninga nd runs until all guests hae been returned to the campground.  
Hours for the pool vary based on the day and are published at the pool daily.   
Campsites are reserved by type, not by site number.  Please note your request when making your reservaiton but please keep in mind requests are not guaranteed. 

Dining Plan Benefits

Enjoy an entree, side and a fountain drink during your visit.
Single Meal is only $13.99.

Guests with All Day Dining will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations and enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes! Drinks are not included. However, you may purchase a Souvenir Bottle online for at our best price. 
The All Day Dining plan is just $29.99.


When you purchase an All Season Dining Plan, it will automatically be uploaded to your season pass. Simply present your pass at any participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle online for the lowest price. 
All Season Dining is as low as $99.00.

Plus applicable taxes and fees.  All Season Dining is non-transferable. Price subject to change without notice.

Only available online.  Buy Now

All Day Dining may be purchased in the park at any ticket window or participating dining location. Or, save yourself some time and purchase your All Day Dining Plan online before you go to the park. Buy Now

Include the All Season Dining Plan onto your 2015 Season Pass and stay fueled for the fun all day long. All Season includes lunch and dinner at participating locations throughout the park every time you visit during the 2015 season. Buy Now
Plus applicable taxes and fees. All Season Dining is non-transferable.  

Single Meal Deal

Simply redeem your voucher at any participating location for an entree, side, and a drink.  


All Day Dining Plan

Guests with All Day Dining voucher will receive a wristband at any of the participating locations.   Enjoy an entree and side as often as every 90 minutes throughout the day.  Drinks are not included. However, we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at our best price.


All Season Dining Plan

Guests with All Season Dining will automatically have it included on their Season Pass. Simply present your season pass at any of the participating locations throughout the park and enjoy lunch and dinner (with only a 4 hour interval between meals) every time you visit. Drinks are not included but we offer a Souvenir Bottle online at the lowest price.
   

Look for the Dining Plan symbol at these participating locations throughout the park!
All Season Dining is non-transferable.

Border Cafe

International Street 

Chicken Shack

Safari Village

Coca-Cola Pizza Parlor

Planet Snoopy & Safari Village

Country Kitchen

Near the Floral Clock

Dinner Bell

Candy Apple Grove

Hungry Hippo

Safari Village

Juke Box Diner

Candy Apple Grove

Outer Hanks

Safari Village


 
Victoria Garden's Pizza

Candy Apple Grove

 

 


 Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice. Operating hours vary by location.

DINING OPTIONS

Border Cafe

Steak, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian:
   Burritos
   Hard/Soft Tacos
   Taco Salads
 

Chicken Shack

Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Fries
Chicken Tenders & Fries 
BBQ Chicken Sandwich & Fries
Personal Pizza & Side Salad
 

Coca-Cola Pizza Parlor

2 Slices of Pizza
Slice of Pizza & Breadsticks
Slice of Pizza & Side Salad
 

Country Kitchen

Grilled or Fried Chicken Dinner with Two Sides
BBQ Sandwich Dinner with Two Sides
Chicken Tenders with Two Sides
 

Dinner Bell

Philly Cheese Steak & Fries
Hotdog & Fries
Meatball Sub & Fries
Chicken Tenders & Fries

 

Hungry Hippo

Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries
Cheeseburger & Fries
Hamburger & Fries
Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Fries


Juke Box Diner

Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries
Cheeseburger & Fries
Crispy Chicken Sandwich & Fries
Chicken Tenders & Fries
Veggie Burger & Fries
 

 
Victoria Garden's Pizza Parlor

2 Slices of Pizza
Slice of Pizza &
 Side Salad
Slice of Pizza & Breadsticks
 

Dining Plan participating locations & menus subject to change without notice. Operating hours vary by location.
Single Meal Deal is the only dining plan option that includes a fountain drink.

While the All Day & All Season Dining Plan does not include drinks, you may consider buying a Souvenir Drink Bottle for just $10.99 online - a $4 savings off the price at the park. With a Souvenir Bottle, enjoy free refills all day long on your first visit and 99¢ refills for the rest of the season!
Buy Now
If you'd like a copy of participating restaurant locations and your meal choices, you can easily download a copy here.

 Download the Dining Plan Meal Guide





Easy Pay Program

 Easy Pay is a program that allows you to spread the cost of your stay over 4 convenient payments
Easy Pay makes it convenient to book your stay. You will be able to lock in our current rates and get the first choice of availability. 
Reservations can be made by calling 804-876-3006 or online at reservations.kingsdominion.com. Promotional code PAYMENT must be used for the Easy Pay program.
The payments are 25% of your total reservation value, including tax. If your total reservation comes to $400, you will be charged four payments of $100. If your arrival date occurs before the reservation is paid in full, any balance will be due upon arrival. The first payment is due at the time of booking.
You will be charged 4 equal payments beginning at the time of booking. For example, if you book on March 1st, your payment will be charged to your credit card on March 1st, April 1st, May 1st and June 1st. If your arrival date is prior to all payments being complete, the remainder will be due upon arrival.
Easy Pay is available for most dates throughout the year.
Yes. All guests, regardless of payment program, will still have the ability to purchase discounted tickets.
Yes. Changes to payment type can be made by contacting the reservations office at 804-876-3006. Changes must be made at least 4 days prior to scheduled payment.
Can I use a promotional code? In most cases, yes. Please call 804-876-3006 to book Easy Pay with a promotional code.
No. Group codes cannot be used in conjunction with the Easy Pay program..
Dates of stay for reservation may be changed to within the current calendar year. Reservation subject to rate of new dates of stay. Changing a reservation will not change your payment schedule, but the amount due may change based on any change in the value of the reservation..
Our standard cancellation policy applies. A $50 cancellation fee is charged for any room that is cancelled. We require 72 hours prior to date of arrival cancellation notice for a partial refund. Your partial refund will be your payments minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 72 hours prior to date of arrival, the amount of the first night room charge plus tax will be forfeited..
You will receive a reminder e-mail 3 days prior to the payment being charged. Please be sure there are sufficient funds to cover this charge. If your payment declines, your reservation is subject to cancellation. Guests will receive an e-mail with additional information if the card declines on the payment attempt.
Reservations must be paid in full upon arrival. No payments will be scheduled after date of arrival..
To book without the Easy Pay program, do not use the promotional code..
We are more than happy to personally assist you with your reservation. Please call us at 804-876-3006.

Waterpark Information

To participate in water park attractions, proper bathing attire is required. Here are some recommendations to help you plan your visit:

  • Proper swimwear is required. Swimwear is defined as a one or two piece swimsuit. Pants, denim, thongs, or transparent clothing are not permitted. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of swimwear.

  • Guests wearing bathing attire with metal buttons, rivets, zippers, or snaps will not be permitted to ride Baja Bends, Night Slider, Power Plunge, Paradise Plunge, or the Soak City Splash House slides. Guests are not permitted to wear shirts on Baja Bends or Power Plunge. A swimsuit or swimsuit material is required – surf shorts and rash guards, for example, are allowed.

  • Footwear is not permitted on any of the slides in Soak City.

  • Guests requiring special accommodation should speak to a member of the Aquatics management team. Specifically designed attire made out of lycra or nylon type materials will be considered. Due to attraction manufacturer requirements, some riding restrictions may apply.

  • Diaper dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatic use.

  • When exiting Soak City, shirts, shorts, and shoes are required.

If you do not have appropriate bathing attire, swimsuits and other aquatic gear can be purchased at Mary’s Shorts & Shades and Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies.

To ensure the safest experience for all guests during their visit, the following rules are in effect. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

  • Attractions may have specific height, weight, and safety requirements. Please refer to the Safety Guide sign posted at each attraction to make an informed decision as to whether the attraction is right for you.

  • Please refrain from running, horseplay, and other boisterous activities.

  • Glassware and similar material with a tendency to shatter on impact are not permitted in Soak City.

  • For safety reasons, diving is not permitted at any attraction.

  • Kings Dominion is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is only permitted in designat

    ed smoking areas.

  • Keep an eye on your young children. Children should not be left unattended at any time.

  • Please secure all loose articles, including hats, glasses, and jewelry when riding. Cameras, cell phones and video recording devices may not be used on any slide or in any changing area or restroom.

  • Water toys, whistles, and inflatable assists are not permitted.

  • Masks and snorkels are not permitted at any water attraction.

  • Hearing devices or any other electronic devices may be damaged by water. Please take the necessary steps to protect such items.

  • According to crowd size, time at the water attractions and access to Soak City may be limited.

Our Aquatics staff is here to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant visit. First aid staff and water park supervisors are available throughout the area should you have any questions or need assistance. Please follow all lifeguard rules and instructions, but do not talk to or distract lifeguards while they are on duty.

In an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable water park experience for our guests, Soak City routinely utilizes training exercises to improve our lifeguards’ skills and vigilance. These exercises will occur during normal operating hours and may consist of the following: submersible water mannequins, the use of video surveillance equipment, internal and external audits, active/inactive water rescues and/or first aid scenarios.

Soak City provides a full day of fun in the sun! To make the most of your day, be sure to drink plenty of water in order to avoid heat exhaustion. Drinking fountains are located near each restroom. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen frequently throughout the day. If you happen to forget your sunscreen, Mary’s Shorts & Shades and Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies have a variety of sunscreens and sundries available for purchase.

Life jackets are available for use throughout Soak City. Life jackets are complimentary and are available to any guest wishing to use one. Children, first-time swimmers, and weaker swimmers are encouraged to wear a life jacket. Life jackets are available for all guests needing special consideration. Some attractions require children below a specific height to wear a life jacket before participating in the attraction. Aquatics staff and lifeguards reserve the right to impose the use of life jackets as needed. For specific attraction requirements, please visit our Rider Safety Guide.  Guests are permitted to wear their own life jacket; however it must be Coast Guard certified.

The First Aid Station is located behind the lockers at Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies. If you need any assistance during your visit, do not hesitate to stop by the First Aid Station, or notify the nearest lifeguard. Our team would be glad to assist.

Upon arriving, we recommend selecting a meeting place such as First Aid or the entrance to Splash Island in the event you or your child becomes lost or separated from your party. In the unlikely event that your child becomes separated, please alert an associate. Public address pages cannot be broadcast inside Soak City.

If you happen to lose an item or leave an item behind while visiting, please drop by Lost & Found located just outside the Main Gate during regular operating hours.

Soak City is committed to providing all of our guests with an enjoyable visit. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to visit our Guests with Disabilities page for detailed information on the requirements of each attraction, along with the programs that Kings Dominion and Soak City offer.

A water wheelchair is available for guests requiring additional assistance when at Tidal Wave Bay, Splash Island, Soak City Splash House, or Big Wave Bay. The water wheelchair may be used by multiple guests on the same day. A pool lift is available at the Lazy Rider. During your visit, please speak to a member of our Aquatics management team to obtain access to the water wheelchair or the pool lift and for further accessibility information.

For your convenience, lockers are located at Mary’s Shorts & Shades and Sun ‘n’ Surf Supplies. Various locker sizes are available for all of your personal belongings. Locker rentals are automated and can be paid using coins, cash, and credit cards. Debit cards cannot be used at this time. The lockers work with electronic pin codes and will allow unlimited access throughout the day. Locker access is available until both Soak City and Kings Dominion are closed for the evening. Kings Dominion cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.

Relax and enjoy the privacy of your own wave side cabana. A limited number of exclusive cabanas are available each day and often sell out. For more information and to reserve your cabana visit our Cabana page.

Inner tubes are available free of charge at each attraction that requires a tube in order to ride. Inner tubes must remain at the attraction after riding.