Kings Island set to open in July

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 21:07:23-04

MASON, Ohio — Kings Island guests will have to make a reservation when the park opens next month.

In addition, everyone at the park is required to wear a mask. The changes are among several regulations in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kings Island will open to season pass holders on July 2 and will open to the general public on July 12.

New protocols at the park include:

  • A new online reservation system; each guest is required to have a reservation prior to their visit to enable capacity management
  • A requirement to complete a pre-visit health screening declaration 24 hours prior to admission
  • A touchless temperature screening prior to entering the facility for both guests and associates
  • Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear masks as directed by the protocols
  • Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines
  • Limited guest/associate contact
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas
  • Additional hand sanitization stations
  • Capacity management throughout the park

The park’s new health and safety protocols align with CDC recommendations, general manager Mike Koontz said in a news release.

“We are ready to welcome our guests back to Kings Island for some long-overdue fun. The safety of our guests and associates has always been and will always be our top priority,” Koontz said.

Guests are asked to download Kings Island’s free mobile app to make a reservation and facilitate their visit. Season passes for 2020 have been extended to through 2021.