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10 Family-Friendly Hacks!


1) Park Opening

Get to the park before the gates open to get early rides on your favorite rides and attractions. Start at the back of the park and work your way to the front to significantly cut down on your wait time (most guests start at the front of the park and work towards the back). 

Pro Tip: Lightning Run’s wait time is typically shorter in the afternoon than it is during the first 2 hours after park opening.

2) Lockers

Rent a locker based on where you plan to spend most of your day.  Renting a locker at Hurricane Bay when you arrive will save you time and peace of mind knowing that your loose articles and belongings are safely stored for the day. This also makes your belongings easily accessibly when it’s time to take a splash and cool down! 

3. Wristbands for Family

It is easy to get distracted with all the fun and excitement of visiting Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay! We recommend you take advantage of our free child ID wristbands for younger ones.  Reuniting lost family members is quick and easy with the guardian’s phone number right on the child’s wrist.

4) Season Pass

The only thing more thrilling than our rides is the value of a season pass! A season pass is so packed full of deals and benefits that it pays for itself in just one visit. For starters, you save $10 in parking before you even get into the park! The deals only get sweeter as you immediately receive 20% off food and merchandise purchases, as well as $1 soft drinks, and loads of other in-park discounts!!! Get yourself a season pass -  what are you waiting for?!

5) Make a Food Plan

We recommend that you visit our website to view our dining options before your visit. We have plenty of chef-inspired entrees, fun foods and sweet treats to choose from and they’re spread all across the park. You can see item prices and even review our “Allergy Food Guide” to plan the best day with the best food! Yum!

6) Private Cabana

Hurricane Bay is your place to cool down and relax! We have more than 30 private cabanas to take your trip to a new level! Each cabana rental includes a dining table with up to four chairs, two chaise lounges, a ceiling fan, locker, and free soft drinks. You can’t go wrong with this deal! Cabanas can be rented in advance on our website or at the park. Act fast, they tend to sell out quickly!

7) Sweat Treats

No better way to wait for your next thrill than with a delicious treat from one of our many food stands! Some of our fan faves include hand-rolled pretzels from Twisted, pineapple Dole™ soft serve at Sweet ‘N’ Salty and our signature slushie floats from Triple Treats made with delicious Velvet soft serve ice cream and your choice of slushie flavor.

8) Souvenir Bottle

Quench your thirst visit after visit with a Kentucky Kingdom souvenir bottle! Purchase a limited edition refillable cup for only $8.99 with a season pass. Not only are they convenient and a great value ($1.00 refills all season long!), they also make a great collector’s item as the design changes every year!

9) Pack and Ride Light

Don’t let loose articles slow you down on your thrill-packed day! Pack light - only bring what you need. This will make pre-entry bag check quick and easy and getting on rides will be easier all day long.  If you need to bring in “stuff,” be sure to rent a locker. Remember to review our list of prohibited items before packing your bag for the day!

10) Today at the Kingdom

Lastly, at you can find the “Today at the Kingdom” page that is updated hourly with park hours, updates, attraction closures, and much more! Be sure to check out before each visit!


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