Last year we kicked off the end of school with a road trip to New Jersey. We visited the beach, an amusement park, and the boys had a blast. This year we kicked it off right in our own state of Ohio. We headed out to Mason, Ohio to visit Kings Island. Now I have to admit that even though I’ve lived in Ohio for over 11 years, I’ve never been out of the Steel Valley region (South Eastern Ohio.) I was probably more excited than the kids and Chris was more than happy to humor me. It was a four-hour ride and I’m glad to say it was quite uneventful! We listened to some Meat Loaf, some 80’s and 90’s tunes just to torture the boys, and we stopped for lunch at Denny’s. All in all the trip itself was great!
Then we get to the park, and I mean you can see the coasters right off the highway and the boys started squealing, and I started squealing, and my poor husband is all like, “Yea I don’t know ya’ll!” We barely parked because we were ready to jump out the car and run in. Unfortunately for us, my husband made us wait until he parked the car to let us out – no tucking and rolling for this family!
We took the regular pictures that every family MUST take when we arrive somewhere amazing – I’m not the only one right?!
We have the teeth shower, the peace dude, and the “can we get this moving already” kid. Our intention was to ride as many rides as possible before heading out to the water park. Next time can ya’ll remind me to pack my waterproof case and camera? Thanks!
The little boys got to ride their first coaster at Kings Island! Talk about a #KIFirstTimer moment!
It was definitely an exciting moment!
Let me tell you why our visit was so special, not only for our family but also because this year Kings Island introduced the Tropical Plunge! It looks as thrilling as it sounds! Check out this quick video below:
There are also a plethora of events happening this Summer as well, such as the Food Truck Festival, Dive In Movies, Roller Coaster Day, and so much more! CLICK HERE to see the full events list.
If you plan on visiting Kings Island this summer, I highly suggest that you purchase them online and if you go on a weekday, you can save $21 per ticket!
Will you be visiting Kings Island this summer?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.