Every person 3 years old and older must have a valid admission ticket or season pass to enter the park. Admission tickets and season passes can be purchased on our website and at the park. You may leave the park and return on the same day by having your hand stamped at the exit gate. Present your stamped hand and ticket or season pass to the gate attendant for re-entry. If you leave the parking lot, you will be required to pay the Kentucky Exposition Center’s parking fee to re-enter (unless you are a season pass holder – see parking policy for more details).
Please keep all tickets for proof of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable.
Consecutive two-day tickets must be shown on both visits.
If you are a season pass holder, you must present your season pass on every visit to enter the park. Season passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. Season passes are specific to the holder and may not be used by anyone other than the pass holder. Failure to follow these policies may result in revocation of the pass.
Please Note: Season passes and general admission tickets are not valid during park buyouts or select special events. See our operating days and times.
BB&T ATMs are located at the front entrance of Kentucky Kingdom and in front of Bayside Grill in Hurricane Bay. For your convenience, food locations, retail shops, and games throughout the park accept cash and credit cards. See park map for ATM locations.
Bags (purses, backpacks, beach bags) and carriers (strollers, wheelchairs, wagons) will be searched for prohibited items upon entering the park. The following items are prohibited:
The following items are permitted:
Get ready to relax this summer on the deck of Hurricane Bay’s Family Wave Lagoon, where you can enjoy a private beach experience for only $149.
Cabana rental includes:
Access for up to eight (8) people per cabana.
Mini fridge with eight (8) bottles of water.
Bottle of Ocean Potion SPF 30 Sunscreen.
Table with four (4) chairs plus two lounge chairs.
Outside food or drink is not permitted.
Cabanas are available during Hurricane Bay operating hours. Cabana rental fee is non-refundable and discounts do not apply. Cabana price does not include park admission. RENT CABANA NOW.
Cameras and cell phones are considered loose articles and are not permitted while riding an attraction. Read more about our Ride Lite Policy. Please respect other guests while enjoying your day at the park and only include your party in your photos or videos. Those expecting to use footage for public use such as news or documentaries must make arrangements in advance with our Marketing Department at 502-813-8200.
Throughout the season, we routinely have camera crews and staff photographers shooting video and photos of the park, rides, attractions and guests. These video clips and photos may be used in future advertising and public relation campaigns promoting Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay.
If you do not want to be photographed or to appear in our television commercials, or do not wish to be otherwise recorded, please leave the area during videotaping or photography. By remaining in the area, you grant consent to Kentucky Kingdom, LLLP to record, videotape and photograph your likeness (photo), voice and statements, and use them without compensation, credit or other consideration.
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:
For your safety, guests must wear clothing (shoes, shirts, and shorts/pants or cover-up) for admission and at all times while in Kentucky Kingdom.
Clothing or body art that is rude, vulgar or contains inflammatory language or graphics must be covered.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is a family-friendly park and reserves the right to determine whether a guest’s attire or body art is appropriate.
The park has three (3) Health Services locations: two (2) in Kentucky Kingdom and one (1) in Hurricane Bay. See PARK MAP for locations. Our licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are here to service your medical needs. In accordance with Kentucky law, our EMTs do not dispense medication. If you need medication, please plan to bring your own or you may purchase from a selection of over-the-counter medications in our gift shops.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay does not allow outside food or beverages to be brought into the park, with limited exceptions (e.g., infant formula, baby food, etc.). We offer a wide variety of restaurants and snack options throughout the park (click here to view menus). You may also leave the park to eat – simply have your hand stamped before exiting so you may return the same day.
Kentucky Kingdom’s season pass provides great value for our guests by offering unlimited admission to both Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, 20% off all food and merchandise purchases, and the low price of $1.00 for 21-ounce fountain drinks all season long. We also sell a 32-ounce souvenir bottle, which guests can fill with fountain drinks throughout the season for only $1.00 per refill. $1 refill offer only good for 2017 sports bottles. Vending machines, stocked with Coca-Cola products, are also conveniently located throughout the park.
For your convenience, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay provides free Ocean Potion SPF 30 sunscreen at sunscreen stations located throughout the park. See park map for locations.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay offers a variety of accomodations and services for guests with special needs. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with RIDER REQUIRMENTS and Guests with Disabilities guidelines before visiting the park.
Please Note: Wheelchair users are not required to obtain an attraction boarding pass, but may do so if they wish.
You may enter via the exit of any ride designated as accessible or transferable . Review our Rider Guidelines for specific ride information. The ride operator will accommodate up to a party of four (4). Do not enter the ride area until instructed to do so.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay welcomes all guests. Team members are available at Guest Services to answer any specific questions you may have. When planning your visit to the park, please be aware of the following sensory stimuli:
Please Note: If you need to take a moment in a quiet resting space, the Health Services building near Bella Musica Carousel has a quiet room available for up to two members of your party during the operating day. We ask that you limit your visit to 30 minutes to help accommodate other guests who may also want to use this facility. Reference park map for location.
All dining areas, indoor and outdoor, are accessible for all guests. Reference park map for available dining options.
We offer a variety of foods and snacks for purchase throughout the park. Reference menus and nutritional guide for your convenience. If you or a member of your party has special dietary needs that require you to bring specific food items into the park, notify a Public Safety Officer at the front gate.
Restrooms, showers and changing rooms are available for all guests. Guests who prefer to use a gender neutral or family restroom may use individual restrooms located near the picnic pavilions, Health Services behind Big Surf wave pool or Health Services near Bella Musica Carousel. Gender neutral/family shower areas are available near the Family Wave Lagoon and at the lighthouse located near Big Surf. Gender neutral/family changing rooms are located near Big Surf beach.
Casts and Braces - You should not ride our attractions if you have a neck, back or bone condition. Guests with a cast or brace will not be allowed to ride if the cast or brace does not fit properly in the ride vehicle, presents a hazard to other guests, or will not allow proper rider posture.
Prosthetic Devices - Guests with a prosthesis of any kind must ensure the device is properly worn, secured and will remain in place during the attraction cycle. The prosthesis must fit so that it does not become dislodged or stuck in any area of the ride or vehicle. Please reference the RIDER GUIDELINES for information regarding prosthetics permitted on specific attractions.
Glasses should be secured with a sports strap while riding.
Nursing moms are welcome to breast feed anywhere at the park. We also offer air-conditioned accommodations at our three (3) Health Services locations, equipped with privacy bays and electrical outlets for pumps. Reference PARK MAP for more information.
For the safety of all our guests, see the attraction policy signs posted at the entrance to each attraction for height and/or weight requirements for riders. Height and weight requirements are established by the ride manufacturer and by state law and are strictly enforced.
Hurricane Bay lifeguards are certified by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management and must comply with Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Kentucky State Public Swimming and Bather Facilities regulations.
Lifeguards are continually evaluated and trained to ensure rescue readiness. These programs may be conducted during park operating hours and may include the use of realistic manikins or actual people to simulate guests in distres
Nursing moms are welcome to breastfeed in any public area at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay. We also offer air-conditioned accommodations, with privacy bays and electrical outlets for pumps, at each of our three (3) Health Services (first aid) buildings. See park map.
All guests are required to dress, behave and conduct themselves in a manner that promotes a family-friendly environment.
Kentucky Kingdom will not tolerate any disruptive behavior, including:
Please note: Disruptive behavior as determined by Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay staff may result in ejection from the park and/or revocation of a season pass without refund.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay offers a sensory soothing space where anyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder can take a break with a guardian. This quiet room is located inside the Health Services building near the Bella Musica Carousel. See park map.
For your safety and the safety of our team members, guests may NEVER enter a restricted area. This includes fenced-in areas around attractions, maintenance rooms and team member only areas. Only use designated walkways and pathways while visiting the park.
Report any personal item(s) lost in a restricted area to Guest Services at the front entrance.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay offers ride photos for purchase on Thunder Run and Storm Chaser. Items available include 5 x 7 photo with logoed folder and keychains. Season pass holders receive a 20% discount on ride photo purchases. Obscene gestures will not be tolerated and may result in ejection from the park without a refund or revocation of season pass.
To accommodate all guests, our rider switch policy allows all riders who meet the rider requirements to enjoy an attraction, even if a member of the party does not meet rider requirements or does not want to ride. One supervising companion may wait with the non-rider(s) in the entrance queue while the rest of the party rides. The waiting supervising companion may then load the ride as the non-rider(s) exits with the returning supervising companion.
Riders should look for the wheelchair and transfer symbols on the attraction sign at each ride to determine if the attraction is suitable for you.
The wheelchair symbol identifies attractions a guest may ride while remaining in a wheelchair. The transfer symbol identifies attractions a guest may ride if able to transfer from a wheelchair to the ride vehicle or attraction alone or with assistance from a member of his/her party. Guests must be able to complete the loading and unloading process, which may involve standing, step(s) up or down, or a slight incline. All riders must meet all rider requirements and be able to maintain rider posture for the duration of the ride. For more information, please reference our RIDER REQUIREMENTS page.
Certified service animals accompanying designated owners are welcome at Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay. Service animals are not permitted on rides and must remain with a non-riding member of the party while the owner is on a ride. No other animals are permitted.
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay strives to accommodate all our guests without disturbing the enjoyment of others. Designated smoking areas can be found on our PARK MAP. Smoking (including the use of electronic cigarettes) is permitted only in designated areas and never in restrooms, dining areas, amphitheaters, or anywhere else in the park.
ID wristbands are available at Wheels for Rent and Guest Services. Parents/Guardians may write a cell phone number on the wristband for park staff to contact you if the wearer becomes separated from the group.
Enter Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) parking area via gate 2 or 4 for easiest access to Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay (see KEC map for directions. KEC charges a parking fee of $8.00 per car and $20.00 per bus. Season pass holders receive free parking on park operating days by showing season pass to parking attendant.
KEC provides a thirty (30) minute window for anyone dropping off guests at Kentucky Kingdom. Request a receipt when paying the parking fee and present this receipt to the KEC parking attendant at gate 4 on Crittenden Drive (within 30 minutes) to obtain parking fee refund.
Note: Kentucky Expo Center sets all parking policies and may change them at any time. Visit KEC website http://www.kyfairexpo.org/ for more details and updates.
Guests may bring their own strollers, wheelchairs, and ECVs into Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay. We also offer rentals on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fees per day are $12.00 for a single stroller; $15.00 for a double stroller; $10.00 for a wheelchair; and $38.00 for an ECV (tax not included). Stroller rentals are for children only with a weight limit of 60 pounds for a single stroller and 100 pounds for a double stroller. Wheelchairs have a weight limit of 250 pounds and the ECV weight limit is 450 pounds. Reservations are not accepted for strollers, wheelchairs or ECVs and discounts do not apply. Wheelchairs provided by Health Services are reserved for those who require medical attention
To ensure the safety of our guests, some rides and attractions may be closed during inclement weather. We do not offer rain checks or refunds under these circumstances.
If persistent weather conditions close the majority of our rides for an extended period, we may offer Sunshine Passes at Guest Services (located at the front entrance) for guests who entered the park with an admission ticket. Season pass holders do not receive Sunshine Passes.