“Wow, I can’t believe how CHEAP it is to buy Kings Island tickets!”
I don’t think anyone has ever said that phrase before. 🙂
As you plan your visit to Kings Island, it can be shocking to discover the cost of tickets, food, and other expenses. I’ve been guilty of repeatedly looking up ticket prices repeatedly, hoping for a cheaper option. 🙂
Below, you will learn 6 ways to purchase discounted Kings Island tickets.
We will explore many options, including authorized resellers and some lesser-known strategies. I made sure only to include reputable options you can trust, so don’t expect me to recommend Craigslist or eBay to find Kings Island tickets!
Lastly, before you begin, let me temper your expectations slightly. You will not receive massive discounts from any of the options below, such as 20% off or more, as this just isn’t possible. But as you will see, saving a bit of money without putting in much extra effort is possible.
Where to Buy Discounted Kings Island Tickets:
Most often, the BEST place to purchase Kings Island tickets is right on their website. Check out this link to find out how to buy tickets that fit your trip. For example, you can purchase two-day tickets at a discount. Additionally, tickets for entry after 4 pm are also available, so if you plan to be at the park during the evening, you don’t have to pay for the whole day.
Finally, don’t forget that the “regular” online price is still MUCH cheaper than the price of tickets at the gate. You’ll spend roughly $20-30 less if you purchase your tickets online, even without a discount.
Remember, their prices change yearly, and you won’t know the exact offers available until they open for the season. Check back frequently!
#2. Purchase Kings Island tickets from VisitCincy.com
As an authorized Kings Island ticket seller, VisitCincy.com is a reputable place to buy tickets. And on this website, you can also find many other fun things to do near Kings Island!
#3. Buy discounted tickets from Kroger
Kroger grocery stores sell Kings Island tickets at a discount for people who are local to the area. You can visit the service desk at your local store to purchase the tickets.
#4. Discounted tickets for members of the military!
As a thank you, Kings Island offers tickets at a reduced price to people who served in the United States military.
To see how much you can save, you will need to head to this page on Kings Island’s website. As you will notice, the Military Discount is available when tickets are on sale, starting a few weeks before the park opens for the season.
#5. Become an Annual Passholder!
Purchasing an Annual Pass may make sense if you plan on visiting Kings Island multiple times. In exchange for an annual fee, Passholders can visit the park as often as they want throughout the season!
Without getting into complicated math, an Annual Pass typically pays for itself if you visit the parks twice or more in one season.
Head to this site to learn more and see how much it costs.
In addition to free Kings Island tickets, here are a few other benefits of purchasing an Annual Pass:
- FREE general parking
- 10% discount on food, merchandise, and Cedar Fair hotels
- Discounted tickets for “bring a friend” days
#6. Government, Membership, or Corporate Discounts
One last place you should check for discounted Kings Island tickets is with your employer or any groups you might be associated with.
For example, I used to work for State Farm Insurance. There was an entire list of businesses where we received extra savings, with tickets to Kings Island being one of those places!
As you shop for discounted Kings Island tickets, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Make sure you compare the prices of tickets in a few different places. You never know who will have the best rates for the days you plan on visiting.
- Children under 3 are FREE, but anyone three or older requires a regular admission ticket.
- You will ALWAYS pay more for Kings Island tickets at the gate than anywhere else. At the time of this writing, the gate ticket price was $80.00, while the online price was $44.99!
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