What are the rides and attractions at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay?
When is the park open?
Is this still the Six Flags park?
How much are admission tickets?
Do you offer a non-rider admission ticket or season pass?
Do you offer a discount for senior citizens?
At what age is an admission ticket required?
Do you offer group rates?
Do you offer a military discount?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What if it rains during my visit?
Do the rides close early?
Can I bring my own food and beverages into the park?
Does Kentucky Kingdom offer free soft drinks?
If I leave the park for any reason, can I re-enter on the same day?
Do you provide areas for breastfeeding in the park?
Do you have information for guests with disabilities?
Are wheelchairs and strollers available for rent?
Can I bring my pet to Kentucky Kingdom?
What is Kentucky Kingdom’s policy on alcoholic beverages?
Our beer and alcohol policy is no different from the standard practice at Disney parks, Busch parks, Cedar Fair parks (including Kings Island), and Sea World, for example. At Kentucky Kingdom, guests must be 21 years old to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages, and to do so, must present a state-issued identification card or valid driver’s license verifying their age. Our staff strictly enforces these rules.
Beer and a number of different mixed drinks are offered at various locations inside the park. (See our menus, which are available on our website, for details.) All beer and alcohol is sold in identifiable containers.
Is smoking permitted at Kentucky Kingdom?
Can I rent a locker to store my belongings?
Are there height restrictions for your rides?
How thorough is Kentucky Kingdom’s training for ride operators?
Are infants allowed on the attractions in the water park?
We do offer attractions suitable for very young guests, but require that a supervising companion be present. We also require that babies and toddlers who are not completely toilet trained wear a diaper designed for swimming.
May I bring my own personal flotation device into Hurricane Bay?
No personal flotation devices (rafts, noodles, water wings, float rings, body boards, or toys) are allowed. You may bring a lifejacket type personal flotation device for use at Hurricane Bay; however, life jackets are available free of charge. Please refer to the photos below for examples of different models of children’s swim vests, “puddle jumpers,” and other personal flotation devices that are acceptable items.
Season Pass FAQs
Do I need my season pass to get in?
How do I know my online season pass purchase is complete?
Do I have to purchase and process my season pass online?
If you choose not to purchase and process your season pass on our website, or if you have already bought your pass online, but did not upload a photo (which would complete the processing and allow your pass to be mailed to you), you may have your photo taken and your pass processed at our Season Pass center (located to the right of our front gates). Please note that we do not accept checks for payment and we do not take payment over the phone. You may pay with cash or a debit or credit card from American Express, MasterCard, Discover Card, or Visa.
Do you provide family or children’s discounts for season passes?
Does my season pass include free parking?
Is there a drop-off location for Kentucky Kingdom?
What happens if I lose or forget my season pass?
I am giving a season pass as a gift. Do I need to upload a photo?
Can I buy a season pass just for the water park?
May I use my season pass during the Kentucky State Fair?
the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center, where Kentucky Kingdom is located.
Who do I contact with any other questions I may have about season passes?
Sea Lion Splash FAQs
What is Sea Lion Splash, where do the sea lions come from, and who takes care of them?
Kentucky Kingdom is proud to share the unique experience of Sea Lion Splash with our guests. Sea Lion Splash is an entertaining and informative presentation that showcases the relationship between an “adopted family” of rescued sea lions and their handlers. It is produced by Squalus Inc., a nationally credited marine mammal facility based in Florida and one of only a few organizations approved to take in beached sea lions that have been deemed unable to survive in the wild. This is sometimes the result of damage to the sea lions’ ecosystems, which causes them to become malnourished or abandoned.
Squalus has a passion for educating the public about sea lions and the need to preserve their natural habitats. Their rescue missions have taken them to both the east and west coasts of the U.S. and to South America. The “family” of sea lions vacationing at Kentucky Kingdom this summer is composed of both California sea lions and South American sea lions. In each presentation, our sea lion stars demonstrate how well they have bonded with their trainers, show off their natural behaviors, and even teach kids how to recycle! Between shows, they enjoy lots of time to play with one another and their trainers in the spacious pools installed especially for them or just to lounge in the sun and relax. Under the watchful eyes of their experienced trainers, they receive round-the-clock care and attention.
Each of the sea lions being cared for by Squalus has been assigned to them by the National Marine Fisheries Service (informally known as NOAA Fisheries), a federal agency that is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Squalus is fully licensed by NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
In conducting research on the nutritional needs and behavioral patterns of sea lions, Squalus has worked with the Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota, Florida and many aquariums and zoos across the country, including the Jacksonville, Florida Zoo and the Texas Zoo.
Here are some interesting facts about the stars of Sea Lion Splash:
- They sleep an average of 12 hours per day.
- The two pools that have been installed at Kentucky Kingdom’s Aqua Theatre for the sea lions are three times the minimum size standard set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- The sea lions are fed every three hours during the day, feasting on Atlantic Herring, Canadian Capelin, Gulf of Mexico Spanish Sardines, and Red Herring.
- The sea lions require stimulation and exercise, which they get plenty of as they perform and as they interact with one another and with their trainers between shows.