Five Ways To Have The Best Summer Ever At Kentucky Kingdom

June 24, 2024

Summer is here and it is time to make the most of these sunny days! While we have fun waiting for you all year long, June and July here at Kentucky Kingdom are especially action-packed, offering something new and thrilling day after day. So, grab your sunscreen and pack your bags as we dive into five ways to make the most of summer with us at Kentucky Kingdom.


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1. Take advantage of our seasonal festivals

Come visit us during Floral Frenzy! With only a little over a week left to celebrate the season, now’s the time to head to Kentucky Kingdom. You’ll enjoy a blend of the excitement of amusement park attractions and the beauty of nature with live flower walls, a vibrant sky of pool noodles, and a Color Blast stunt show. Plus, stop to admire the hard work of our muralist and snap an insta-worthy pic!

Even after Floral Frenzy wraps up, there’s more fun to be had at Kentucky Kingdom. From July 4-6, join us for Kentucky Kingdom’s Red, White, and Bluegrass Bash! Celebrate Independence Day with the unique sounds and flavors of Bluegrass. We’ll commemorate the holiday with live music, nightly fireworks, extended operating hours, and limited-edition specialty food items from Bluegrass Bakery, Casa Mia, Swampwater Jack’s, and Bourbon Craft House. Happy 248th Birthday, America!

Pro Tip: Sign up for the Floral Frenzy 5K race on June 29, an exciting addition to Floral Frenzy. A first-of-its-kind opportunity at Kentucky Kingdom, you can dash through the park while being splashed with powder of brilliant colors. Click HERE to register (only through June 28, 2024).


2. Race to visit all the rides and rollercoasters across the park

Kentucky Kingdom has dozens of rides and attractions all over the park – think you can visit them all in one day? Visiting with little kids? Check out King Louie’s playland for age-appropriate rides that are sure to give them the giggles and leave them asking for more. With the family? Board our bumper cars, captain the Flying Dutchman, or get the best views of the park on the Giant Wheel. More of a thrill seeker? You won’t want to miss Kentucky Flyer, FearFALL, or Scream Extreme.

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Pro Tip: Arrive early or visit during the week to get a head start and beat the crowds. Trust us, you’ll want the extra time to circle back to your favorites and ride them again and again before you head home!


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3. Cool off at Hurricane Bay

Splash, float, swim, and play at Kentucky Kingdom’s famous waterpark, Hurricane Bay. With cabanas, water slides, lazy rivers, and snacks aplenty, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Combine your day of rollercoasters with a day of water slides for the ultimate summer adventure. Here you can soak up the sun to your heart’s content!

Pro Tip: Snag a gold season pass and get one-hour early entry into Hurricane Bay on Saturdays and Sundays! It also includes 20% off food, FREE soft drinks and up to 20% off a cabana any day, all year long.


4. Take advantage of the multitude of entertainment options

Do your legs need a break? Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Kentucky Kingdom has tons of different entertainment options all summer long. Feeling a movie? Check out the 5D cinema and catch a showing of Happy Family. An exciting show more your speed? Swing by the amphitheater to see the talented performers of the Color Blast stunt show. In the mood to tap your feet and bop your head? Pull up a chair by the sound waves stage to immerse yourself in some wonderful live music from local musicians.

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Pro Tip: The Color Blast show times are noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. every day but Tuesdays – perfect times to grab your lunch, snack or dinner and enjoy the show!


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5. Keep your energy up with delicious snacks and treats

What’s a day at the park without some snacks?! Everywhere you look, there’s something new to try. Burgers and nachos and ice cream – oh my! Try the seasonal funnel cake, our award-winning cinnamon bread, or a giant soft pretzel.

Pro Tip: Make the most of our food offerings with a meal plan – for only $28.99+tax, you get an entrée combo and two snacks.


The summer will be gone in a flash, so don’t wait! Whichever tip you choose, remember the most important thing is to have fun, make memories together, and enjoy every moment of this wonderful season.


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