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The past two weekends the boys and I have been busy having fun. Last Saturday, we kicked off the Spring Break week by taking a 1 ½ hour drive to go to Kings Dominion. I will admit I have been to Kings Dominion before when I was a teen with my church. But, the only thing I could remember was the “Rebel Yell” since that was such a long time ago. However, this was the first time going as a family and boy did we have some fun.
A Rough Start
About a week ago we planned to go to Kings Dominion on Saturday. I had planned for us to spend the entire day there from opening to close so we could explore a large portion of the park, but the weather had other plans for us. Saturday morning it was raining until after noon so we didn’t get on the road until 2:30 and weren’t inside of the park until around 4. Also, we decided to take the boy’s uncle (yes they have an Uncle who is one year older than my youngest), so we could give him a fun time too.
Arriving to the Park
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If you follow me on Instagram, you are already aware of majority of the things we did while there.
Once we had bathroom breaks out the way we went inside to explore the park. Our first stop was Planet Snoopy and there was just so much to do there that I never thought I would be able to get the kids out to do other things.
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The boys just had to get some #rollercoaster action in. A trip to @kingsdominionva wouldn’t be complete without it. #planetsnoopy #KDFirstTimer
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Note: If you are looking for Amusement Parks in Virginia that have a ton of things to keep the kids occupied, Kings Dominion is it. I would also suggest paying for the preferred parking pass because it allows you to make it to the car quickly once the day is over. (You won’t regret this if you have toddlers who start to get fussy and don’t want to walk anymore lol).
My youngest, who is only 36 inches was surprisingly able to do majority of the things as the other boys, except for a few rides and a roller coaster that he really wanted to get on, but wasn’t tall enough for. The boys even managed to get me on a few of the rides too.
The Kids Thoughts on Kings Dominion
When I told the kids where we were going they were super excited. The first thing they said was, “Is it like Busch Gardens”? Then as we got closer and could see the rides the older two were like, “We want to get on that!”. Once in the parking lot, we could see one ride and they were overly excited. The entire time there it was we want to do that, can we do that, can we go on that again, etc. Finally, at the end of the night when I asked all of the boys if they had a good time they said, “Yes, can we come back again”?
Overall, I have to say all four boys enjoyed themselves so I am confidently recommending Kings Dominion as an awesome place for the little ones.
Overall Thoughts on Kings Dominion
As you can see from my photos my family had a ton of fun during our Kings Dominion visit. In fact, the kids had so much fun that we plan to go back again in the summer so they can experience the waterpark. They enjoyed Planet Snoopy, which has over nine acres of Peanuts themed fun – from rides and shows, to meeting your favorite Peanuts character – and all the rides and things to do there.
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Then, we ended the night with playing some fun games and they got on the Ferris Wheel as the last ride off the night (I didn’t ride as I am terrified of the Ferris Wheel lol).
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Overall, if you are a thrill seeker, love water play, or have kids who need something fun to do that isn’t going to break you budget, I would highly suggest planning a trip to Kings Dominion. Additionally, if you live close to the park you may even want to consider purchasing a season pass, so you can enjoy multiple visits to the park for an affordable price.
Have you ever been to Kings Dominion? If so, what was your favorite part?