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Rider Requirements

Wheelchairs

Electronic Convenience Vehicles and wheelchairs are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis at Wheels 4 Rent located near the front gate. Riders should look for the wheelchair and transfer symbols at each ride to determine if the attraction is suitable for them.

Service Animals

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.

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 attractions where the cast or brace does not fit properly in the ride vehicle, presents a hazard to other guests, or does not allow the rider to maintain the proper posture.

Prosthetic Devices

Guests with a prosthesis of any kind must ensure that the device is properly worn, is 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 our rider requirements (see the “Attractions” tab, then the tabs for Kentucky Kingdom, Hurricane Bay, and King Louie’s Playland) to learn which rides and attractions allow prosthetic devices.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay welcomes all guests.  Team members at Guest Services are available to answer any specific questions you may have.

When planning your visit to the park, please be aware of the following sensory stimuli:

  • Loud noises  (music, crowd noise, ride sounds, etc.).
  • Lights of various colors and brightness.
  • Movement of crowds and attractions.
  • Large crowds congregating in queue lines and midways.

Please note: If you need to take a moment in a quiet resting space, our Bella Musica Carousel Health Services location 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. See park map for location.

Attraction Boarding Pass

  1. Guests who are unable to stand in line due to an Autism Spectrum Disorder or mobility restriction may request an Attraction Boarding Pass at Guest Services located at the front gate. Attraction Boarding Passes accommodate up to a party of four (4).
  2. Once you receive an Attraction Boarding Pass, you may take it to the exit of any accessible attraction. Seven (7) of our rides – Kentucky Flyer, Lightning Run, Scream Extreme, T3, Thunder Run, Cyclos, and Storm Chaser - require an assigned ride time. Guest Services will assign the first ride time if desired. Ride times for these attractions may also be assigned by the ride operator at any of the seven (7) designated rides. Only one (1) ride time is assigned at a time.
  3. Once at the exit, hold up your boarding pass and wait for the ride operator to instruct you how to load the ride.
  4. Do not enter the ride area until instructed to do so.

Ride Smart!

We encourage our guests to RIDE SMART! The following resources are provided at each attraction to enhance your ride experience:

  • Height and weight requirements
  • Attraction rating
  • Rider posture
  • Rider positioning
  • Posted ride rules
  • Audible instruction

Rider requirements are established by the ride manufacturer, regulated by state law, and strictly enforced.  We suggest that you become familiar with these requirements before riding.

All riders must use the restraint systems properly.  Riders with a larger frame, guests with certain disabilities, and those who have casts or braces may not fit safely into certain restraint systems.  In such cases, they are not permitted to ride.  Riders are not allowed to tamper with or disable a restraint system.

Kentucky Kingdom Thrill Ratings

Mild ThrillRiders will experience slow speeds, low heights, and gentle motions.

Moderate ThrillRiders will experience moderate speeds and heights with some unanticipated changes in direction.

High ThrillRiders will experience high speeds and extreme heights with sudden and intense changes in direction.

Hurricane Bay Thrill Ratings

Mild ThrillLow speed and/or shallow water attractions. Passive water fun for supervised toddlers and youngsters and those who just want to get wet and relax.

Moderate ThrillModerate thrill rides and/or water depth to 48 inches. For inexperienced riders, beginner swimmers, and supervised children. Some rider control and maneuvering required. Not recommended for toddlers.

High ThrillAggressive ride action requiring rider control and/or strong swimming skills. Deep water may be encountered. Physical activity may be strenuous. Not recommended for anyone with any kind of health or medical limitation.

Accessibility Symbols

Wheelchair symbolWheelchair symbol identifies attractions that a guest may ride while remaining in a wheelchair.

Transfer symbolTransfer symbol identifies attractions that a guest may ride if able to transfer from a wheelchair to the ride vehicle or attraction by him/herself or with assistance from a member of the party. Guest 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 rider requirements and be able to maintain rider posture for the duration of the ride.

Rider Requirement Symbols

Companion symbolIndicates the requirement of a supervising companion who meets all rider requirements, is at least 14 years old, and able to make sure child follows safety instructions. To ride with a supervising companion, the rider must be able to brace to maintain seated position and must remain seated at all times with back against seat, facing forward with feet in front.

 

Height symbolIndicates minimum height to ride alone.

Rider Posture

Rider PosturesRider must be able to maintain an upright position, with back against seat, facing forward with feet in front, and able to brace for stopping.
Slide PostureRider must be able to maintain proper riding position lying on back, feet first with legs crossed at the ankles with either: hands behind head or neck with fingers locked, arms hugging ears, and elbows pointing toward the front OR with arms crossed over chest with hands on opposite shoulders.
You should not ride if you: have neck back or bone injury; have heart trouble or high blood pressure; are pregnant; have had recent surgery or a pre-existing illness.
Rider Postures

Ride Lite!

Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay is not responsible for your personal articles. Secure your items in a locker or leave them with a non-rider. We do not stop attractions to recover any lost articles. “Ride Lite” so you don’t lose your stuff.

King Louie's Playland

Name Thrill Height Companion Posture Weight Access
Big Foot Trucks
  • 36"
  • 36"
    Flutterfly
    • 48"
    • 36"
      Jump Around
      • 36"
      • 36"
        Mad Hatter
        • 36"
        • 36"
          Musical Carousel
          • 42"
          • 42"
            Pounce & Bounce
            • 42"
            • 42"
              Rio Grande
              • 36"
              • 36"
                Rock 'n' Roller
                • 48"
                • 36"
                • 270lbs
                Rock-A-Bye Swing
                • 36"
                • 73"
                • 31"
                  Sun & Moon
                  • 36"
                  • 36"
                    Up Up and Away
                    • 42"
                    • 42"
                        Whirl-A-Round Swings
                        • 36"
                          • 80lbs
                          Zeppelin
                          • 48"
                          • 48"

                            Kentucky Kingdom

                            Name Thrill Height Companion Posture Weight Access
                            5-D Cinema
                            • 42"
                            • 42"
                              Bella Musica
                              • 36"
                              • 36"
                                Over 250lbs must ride in gondola
                                Bluebeard’s Bounty
                                • 54"
                                • 48"
                                  Breakdance
                                  • 54"
                                        Bumper Cars
                                        • 48"
                                        • 42"
                                        • 340lbs
                                        Cyclos
                                        • 48"
                                          • 300lbs
                                          • +
                                          Eye of the Storm
                                          • 48"
                                              FearFALL
                                              • 48"
                                                • 300lbs
                                                Flying Dutchman
                                                • 42"
                                                • 36"
                                                  Giant Wheel
                                                  • 56"
                                                  • 36"
                                                    Himalaya
                                                    • 48"
                                                        • ++
                                                        Kentucky Flyer
                                                        • 46"
                                                        • 40"
                                                        • 300lbs
                                                        • ±±
                                                        Lightning Run
                                                        • 48"
                                                            • +
                                                            Mile High Falls
                                                            • 42"
                                                            • 36"
                                                              Prof. John’s Flying Machines
                                                              • 48"
                                                              • 36"
                                                              • 340lbs
                                                              • +++
                                                              Raging Rapids River Ride
                                                              • 42"
                                                              • 36"
                                                                  Roller Skater
                                                                  • 56"
                                                                  • 36"
                                                                    Rowdy Racers
                                                                    • 36"
                                                                    • 36"
                                                                        Scream Extreme
                                                                        • 48"
                                                                          • 395lbs
                                                                          • ±
                                                                          Skycatcher
                                                                          • 48"
                                                                            • 300lbs
                                                                            • 340lbs
                                                                            • +
                                                                            Storm Chaser
                                                                            • 48"
                                                                                • +
                                                                                T3
                                                                                • 52"
                                                                                • 79"
                                                                                    • +
                                                                                    Thunder Run
                                                                                    • 48"
                                                                                        Tin Lizzies
                                                                                        • 48"
                                                                                        • 42"

                                                                                          Hurricane Bay

                                                                                          Name Thrill Height Companion Posture Weight Access
                                                                                          Adventure River
                                                                                          • 48"
                                                                                              Big Surf
                                                                                              • 48"
                                                                                              • 48"
                                                                                                Buccaneer Beach
                                                                                                • 36"
                                                                                                • 36"
                                                                                                  Calypso Run
                                                                                                  • 48"
                                                                                                  • 42"
                                                                                                  • 250lbs
                                                                                                  • 400lbs
                                                                                                    Castaway Creek
                                                                                                    • 48"
                                                                                                    • 48"
                                                                                                      Conquistador Canyon
                                                                                                      • 48"
                                                                                                        • 250lbs
                                                                                                        • 400lbs
                                                                                                          Deep Water Dive
                                                                                                          • 48"
                                                                                                            • 300lbs
                                                                                                              Deluge
                                                                                                              • 42"
                                                                                                                • 300lbs (min)
                                                                                                                • 700lbs
                                                                                                                  Family Wave Lagoon
                                                                                                                  • 48"
                                                                                                                  • 48"
                                                                                                                    Forbidden Passage
                                                                                                                    • 48"
                                                                                                                      • 250lbs
                                                                                                                        Kilawaya
                                                                                                                        • 48"
                                                                                                                          • 250lbs
                                                                                                                          • 400lbs
                                                                                                                            Mega Wedgie
                                                                                                                            • 48"
                                                                                                                              • 250lbs
                                                                                                                              • 400lbs
                                                                                                                                Plummet Summit
                                                                                                                                • 48"
                                                                                                                                • 42"
                                                                                                                                • 800lbs
                                                                                                                                  Splash Zone
                                                                                                                                  • 36"
                                                                                                                                  • 36"
                                                                                                                                  42" to slide
                                                                                                                                  • 300lbs
                                                                                                                                  Tornado
                                                                                                                                  • 48"
                                                                                                                                    • 400lbs
                                                                                                                                      Vanishing Falls
                                                                                                                                      • 48"
                                                                                                                                        • 300lbs
                                                                                                                                          Voodoo Express
                                                                                                                                          • 48"
                                                                                                                                            • 250lbs
                                                                                                                                              Waikiki Wipeout
                                                                                                                                              • 48"
                                                                                                                                                • 250lbs
                                                                                                                                                • 400lbs
                                                                                                                                                  Wave Runner
                                                                                                                                                  • 48"
                                                                                                                                                    • 300lbs

                                                                                                                                                      + Two full natural legs and one full natural arm.

                                                                                                                                                      ++ Two legs (natural or prosthetic) and one full natural arm.

                                                                                                                                                      +++ One full natural leg and any amputation must be below the knee.

                                                                                                                                                      ‡ Two full natural arms and two legs to the knee OR one full natural arm and two full natural legs.

                                                                                                                                                      ± One full natural leg (including the foot) and one full natural arm.

                                                                                                                                                      ±± Two natural legs to the knee AND three functioning limbs OR two functioning arms

                                                                                                                                                      * Must be within arm's reach of supervising companion.

                                                                                                                                                      Maximum weight for single rider.

                                                                                                                                                      Maximum weight for two or more riders.

                                                                                                                                                      The supervising companion must meet all rider requirements, be at least 14 years old, and be able to ensure that the child follows safety instructions. To ride with a supervising companion, rider must be able to brace to maintain seated position and must remain seated at all times by facing forward with feet in front of him/her.

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