Policies

ADMISSION:
Children 3 years of age and older require an admission ticket.

PARKING:
Parking for Kentucky Kingdom is on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) and under the KEC's control. The parking fee is currently $8.00 per vehicle per visit. Kentucky Kingdom season pass holders are not required to pay the parking fee for visits made during Kentucky Kingdom operating days and hours.

WEATHER:
To ensure the safety of our guests, we may have to close some rides and attractions during inclement weather. Rain checks or refunds are not offered under these circumstances.

GUESTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:
Our Guest Services staff is happy to answer questions about the accessibility of our rides and attractions. Certified service animals accompanying designated owners are allowed inside Kentucky Kingdom, but must remain with a non-riding member of the party when their owners are riding. Other animals are not permitted inside Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES:
Guests are not permitted to bring food or beverages into the park. We have our own programs that provide great value for our guests. Our season pass includes admission to both Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, 20% off all food and merchandise purchases, and a super low price of $1.00 for 21-ounce soft drinks all season long. We also sell our own 32-ounce souvenir bottle, which guests can refill with soft drinks throughout the season at a cost of only $1.00 per refill.

PARK CLOSING:
All ride operations cease at closing time. To accommodate all riders in line by the park's closing, access to some rides may be restricted prior to closing.

STROLLERS, WHEELCHAIRS, AND ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS:
These items are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a charge of $12.00 for a stroller, $15.00 for a double stroller, $10.00 for a wheelchair, and $38.00 for an electric wheelchair.

DRESS CODE:
You must wear shirts and shoes at all times while at Kentucky Kingdom, except when inside the Hurricane Bay water park. Proper swimming attire is required at Hurricane Bay. For your own safety, you may not swim in cut-offs or other clothing with rivets, zippers, or buckles. Kentucky Kingdom is a family-friendly theme park and reserves the right to determine whether a guest’s attire is appropriate.

SMOKING:
We strive to accommodate all of our guests without disturbing the enjoyment of others. Designated smoking areas can be found on our PARK MAP. Smoking (including the use of any electronic cigarettes) is permitted only in the designated areas and never in restrooms, dining areas, theaters, or anywhere else in the park.

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

  • Weapons such as knives or guns.
  • Any glass container.
  • Food, beverages, or alcohol brought in from outside the park.
  • Drugs or other illegal substances.
  • Coolers or picnic baskets.
  • Vehicles or two-wheeled electric scooters.
  • Hoverboards, skateboards, bicycles or skates.
  • Pets.
  • Tents.

DONATIONS:
Kentucky Kingdom is committed to giving back to the community. In particular, we strongly support organizations that focus on initiatives to promote educational opportunities for young people and families in Kentucky.

Nonprofit organizations interested in receiving a donation of Kentucky Kingdom admission tickets to benefit their cause should submit a letter (on the organization’s official letterhead) explaining their request and including all pertinent information (contact name, address, telephone number, e-mail, and documentation of 501(c)(3) status). In the case of requests connected with fundraising events being held to benefit the organization, please include the date, time, and location of the event. All requests for donation to a particular event must be received at least 30 days prior to the date of the event. Requests must be mailed to: Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, Attention: Donations, P.O. Box 21639, Louisville, Kentucky, 40221.

Donations will be in the form of a limited number of general admission tickets to Kentucky Kingdom. Please be advised that, as a matter of policy, we do not donate Kentucky Kingdom season passes.

We receive a great number of donation requests and therefore cannot send you our regrets if your request is not approved. If your donation is approved, we will contact you.

For your request to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

All organizations requesting donations must be officially registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in the state of Kentucky or in the Kentuckiana region and should be focused on endeavors related to education, young people, and/or families. We will consider requests from groups working on other social, educational, or economic issues if the goals of the organization align with our values.

The following types of requests will not be considered:

  • Individuals requesting personal donations for trips, sporting events, competitions, etc.
  • Requests for donations to individuals with financial needs related to their health or other issues.
  • Requests for donations to be used as employee incentives.
  • Requests for donations to political organizations.