Kings Island announces opening date and 2022 special events calendar

By | March 18, 2022

MASON, Ohio — Kings Island announced today it will kick off its 50th Anniversary season on Saturday, April 16. Several other special events will take place throughout the season including a daylong celebration on April 29, Kings Island’s birthday. The Golden Celebration, a summer-long event beginning Memorial Day weekend, will feature brand new entertainment highlighting special moments from the amusement park’s first 50 years.

2022 Kings Island Special Events

In addition to more than 100 rides and attractions, Kings Island guests have a lot to look forward to during the 2022 season. View the full events line-up on Kings Island’s website, Highlights include:

  • Passholder Preview (Friday, April 15) Gold and Platinum passholders will be the first to experience Kings Island in 2022. The park will be open from noon – 7:00 p.m.
  • Opening Day (Saturday, April 16) Kings Island officially opens to everyone for its 50th Anniversary season.
  • Kings Island’s Birthday (Friday, April 29) Don’t miss this historic, daylong anniversary celebration that will pay tribute to the park’s first 50 years.
  • The Golden Celebration (Begins Saturday, May 28) Don’t miss the kickoff of our summer-long Golden Celebration featuring brand new entertainment highlighting Kings Island’s history.
  • Soak City Water Park Opening Weekend (May 28-29) Soak City Water Park opens for Kings Island’s 2022 season on Memorial Day weekend and will be open daily through Aug. 21 and weekends Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 3-5.
  • Independence Day Fireworks (Sunday, July 3) In honor of Independence Day, Kings Island will light up the sky with one of the largest and most impressive fireworks displays in the Cincinnati area.
  • Fall and Winter Events (September – December) The 2022 season also will feature the return of Kings Island’s popular fall events, Halloween Haunt and Tricks And Treats Fall Fest, in September and October, and WinterFest in November and December.

Guests can experience all of the fun and thrills this season, including unlimited visits to enjoy the 50th Anniversary season, Halloween Haunt and WinterFest, with a 2022 Platinum or Gold Season Pass.