Kings Island's main theme park season for 2023 is now over with Winterfest taking place on select evenings November 24 - December 31, 2023.
Kings Island has recently released its operating calendar for 2024, you can see the calendar by going to the official website, here. There are some interesting surprises and unfortunately these are not surprises in a good way.
Kings Island announced its 2024 operating calendar and there were a few surprises for fans of the Mason, OH amusement park, including 6 p.m. closes during the week in May, the park not staying open until midnight on the Fourth of July, and daily operation ending Aug. 12. pic.twitter.com/yqjyQEeJYg— Don Helbig (@DonHelbig) November 8, 2023
As you can see from the tweet above, posted to Twitter by Don Helbig there are few surprising things included in this newly released calendar. Firstly, there are a number of 6pm closures in May including; 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd. Kings Island will close at the usual time of 10PM on July 4th rather than remaining open until midnight as has previously been the case.
What is perhaps most surprising of all is that Kings Island will cease daily operations after August 12 with August 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th all currently listed as "Closed".
It leads us to wonder whether the recently announced merger between Cedar Fair and Six Flags has anything to do with these surprising changes to the operating calendar for Kings Island in 2024.
For those of you looking to enjoy Kings Island over the next couple of months, WinterFest is Kings Island's annual holiday experience and is taking place on select evenings November 24 - December 31. Guests can marvel at the 12 enchanting winter wonderlands and experience more than 20 rides including Mystic Timbers and Kings Mills Antique Autos.
Guests can really get into the holiday spirit with a whole host of offerings including ice skating on the Royal Fountain, the Eiffel Tower turned into a magical Christmas tree, the WinterFest Wonderland Parade, more than seven million lights and live entertainment throughout the park. To purchase tickets for this year's Winterfest, visit the official website.
2024 will see the addition of the new Camp Snoopy at Kings Island adding an expansion to the iconic Planet Snoopy area. It will have a brand new family roller coaster named Snoopy's Soap Box Racers which is a boomerang coaster hitting speeds of 36mph on its 672ft track.
Camp Snoopy will also bring the new area named Beagle Scout Acres where children can enjoy interactive play equipment and run, crawl and relax in a comfortable shaded area.
We will keep a close eye on Kings Island and update you with any further changes if they are announced.