This Post is brought to you from Kings Dominion but all opinions are 100% my own.
I posted a few weeks ago about the Spring Events happening at Kings Dominion and for my boys spring break we spent a wonderful day exploring the park for the first time. We thought we would share with you a few tips and things to expect when visiting Kings Dominion, a wonderful place for thrill seekers as well as people watchers! (a nice way of saying those like myself whom do not like thrill rides)
I was not sure what to expect at Kings Dominion and not sure what I could pack or how big of a backpack I could carry into the park. I was pleasantly surprised that most rides that would not accommodate a backpack or large purse have locked bins where you can store your things. Of course Kings Dominion is not responsible for lost or stolen items. My son lost his hat and we received a call the next day from security saying they had the hat. What a relief!! You can also rent a locker, this is a must especially if you plan on using visiting Soak City during your visit.
While there are plenty of thrill rides, trust me I did one and that was it for me. However, the boys enjoyed all the ones they could, based on their height. They do offer height bands but personally I thought the kiosk was hard to find, we actually missed it when we walked in, but did get some at our second ride. I love the idea of height bands because there is no question what ride your child is tall enough to ride.
My boys thought they were too old for Planet Snoopy. The discovered otherwise. Younger and shorter guests can spend an entire day just in Planet Snoopy. There are actually rides I might consider scary myself, based on the height of the ride, but perfect for the smaller child not yet ready for a thrill ride.
This area was packed with younger children but we never had to wait that long for a ride. My boys actually enjoyed many of the rides in there and it was perfect after a big lunch to allow their bellies to digest.
As far as lunch, expect to spend around $10- 15 for a combo meal at the restaurants. You can not bring in any food so if you rather not pay amusement park rides, pack a picnic and just eat it out by the car. Kings Dominion does offer a few different Dining Plans as well. From one meal to a full season you might find a deal that fits your budget and your belly.
We did not hit any of the park water rides there, it was not quite warm enough, but plan on wearing clothes that will dry fast. Jeans are probably not a good option on the water rides. Obviously if you head to Soak City pack a bathing suit, suntan lotion and towel. We hope to hit the park again this summer to explore that area that is being renovated.
Take a look at our video for some live shots of a few of the kids favorite rides too.