With rides, games, and attractions spread across 400 acres (161 hectares), Kings Dominion is one of Virginia's premier amusement parks. Thrill-seekers enjoy dozens of coasters and non-coaster rides, kids find endless fun at Planet Snoopy, and summertime guests cool off at Soak City Waterpark—all included with admission.
Whether you experience the roller coasters, entertain the young ones on rides just their size, see a show, or take a dip in the water park—or do it all—Kings Dominion is an amusement park for amusement park lovers. Save money by prebooking admission online. Because entry to Soak City is included with your entry fee, you get two parks in one—a water park and theme park—so you can spend your time splashing around or riding roller coasters, all in one place.
Things to Know Before You Go
Kings Dominion has dozens of high-flying rides such as Twisted Timbers and Dominator.
Book a cabana at Soak City Waterpark for VIP treatment, with amenities like chaise lounges and poolside service.
Make the most of your visit by downloading the Kings Dominion mobile app.
Guests with disabilities can take advantage of the Boarding Pass Program.
Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent; Soak City guests enjoy access to water wheelchairs.
There are multiple dining passes available to save money on food and drink.
Lockers are available for storing belongings.
How to Get There
Located about 24 miles (39 kilometers) north of Richmond, Kings Dominion is best visited by car. Drive via I-95 to VA-30, and find the exit for the park clearly marked by signs along the highway.
When to Get There
While Kings Dominion is at its best in summer when all the rides and the water park are open, it's still a year-round destination, with numerous seasonal events on tap. If you love a good scare, don't miss the Halloween Haunt in October, and get in the holiday spirit with the WinterFest celebration. To avoid the typical weekend crowds in summer, visit on a weekday.
Pint-Sized Fun at Kings Dominion
The Peanuts-themed play area, Planet Snoopy, is just right for families with young children. Pint-sized guests at Kings Dominion can enjoy a thrilling time on rides designed just for them, from kid-sized roller coasters to sky-high rides such as the Flying Ace and Linus Launcher. Beyond rides, enjoy a stage show at the Peanuts Playhouse, and keep your ears open for the roaming Clown Band's quirky tunes.