Kings Dominion Opening Day & 2017 Updates!

Kings Dominion is officially open for their 2017 season, and we recently attended opening day at the park. We had the privilege of being among the first to ride the three brand new rides in Planet Snoopy, and they were a hit! Hearing from the General Manager and Marketing Director before we rode the rides, it is clear that they are striving to give guests a memorable experience! 

Each year Kings Dominion has focused on improving different areas of the park. This year it was expanding Planet Snoopy, implementing park-wide Wi-Fi, a new app, and a fun new way to get your pictures at the park. 

As far as the new rides go, all three of my kids gave them two thumbs up! 

*Kite Eating Tree – Charlie Brown’s kite is stuck in a tree again… can you help get it down? On this family ride, guests will be propelled to the top of the tower and bounce down to the platform as they experience sensations of weightlessness. My youngest loved the feeling of losing her tummy, going up and down the tree. It was all smiles and giggles on this one. 

*Sally’s Sea Plane – Join Sally as she soars through the air high above the sea! Kids and their parents are in store for an adventure with a trip on Sally’s airplane. Take a trip round-and-round on this giant plane as it rotates and rises into the air. This was fun to ride as a family. You can see parts of the park up high and my kids though that was so cool! 


*Peanuts™500 – Pick your car and rev up the engine with the Peanuts™ crew on this fun car ride that is the perfect size for your little racers. Start your engines and hit the track in race cars designed for parents and children to ride together as they move in a circle and whip around the corner on a closed track. This was their favorite new ride! Parents and older siblings can ride this one too. It really whips you around and the kids loved the bright colorful cars. 

All in all, Planet Snoopy is THE place to be with your kids this summer! You are going to have a blast! 

What else is new for 2017? 

All Season or All Day Drinks– Choose between the All Season Souvenir Bottle or go bottle free with the all-new Season Pass Drink Plan and refresh every visit in 2017 with unlimited drink refills for one low price! Enjoy refreshing Coca-Cola products including Minute Maid Lemonade and Fuze Iced Tea!

FunPix Season Photo Pass– Capture a season of memories when you add FunPix to your 2017 Season Pass and get unlimited digital, professional park photos from every visit to Kings Dominion during the 2017 season!

FunPix Single Day Pass- Get a FunPix Single Day Digital Photo Pass to capture, collect and share all of your professional park photos from a single visit to Kings Dominion in 2017.

Pre-K Pass– Kings Dominion offers kids ages 3 – 5 a free Pre-K pass. The pass grants complimentary admission to Kings Dominion and Soak City for the entire 2017 season.

New Refreshment areas in Planet Snoopy- Located upon entrance and to the left and to the right of the fountain. You can fill up your daily or season pass drink cups here and get your favorite park snack. 


Stay tuned for more Kings Dominion updates and reviews! 


My family and I were provided with tickets to Kings Dominion for the day. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

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