Trip Tips

Quick Tips


Some helpful hints to help plan your day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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