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Kings Island offers free admission, discount tickets to military for Fourth of July

Military get into Kings Island free for Fourth
Military get into Kings Island free for Fourth
Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 12:51:21-04

MASON, Ohio -- Members of the military get free admission to Kings Island over the Fourth of July weekend.

The offer is available July 1 to 4 to active or retired military members who present a valid military identification. Anyone who qualifies for free admission also can purchase discounted tickets for up to six family members for $34 each.

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Kings Island also will celebrate its famous blue ice cream on Sunday, July 1 -- proclaiming the day as National Blue Ice Cream Day. The Smurf-inspired treat debuted in 1983, and the park has sold hundreds of blue ice cream cones every day since.

The celebration will include blue ice cream-inspired treats, eating contests and a special blue ice cream photo opportunity. 

Then, on July 4, Kings Island will have its annual Independence Day fireworks show. It's a 20-minute-long display, longer than the usual nightly display.