Summer is here and that means it is time to pack up the family and head to the amusement parks. The BEST amusement parks have water parks too! A place to cool off and take a tropical plunge on a hot day after riding rides is a definite must when you are taking the family out for a day of fun.
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.
If you are looking for an amusement park just like that, one that has amazing rides and a super water park, you can find it at Kings Island! My kids and I are huge fans of water. If I had to choose, I’d always choose to be in the water over being on a ride. There is just something so soothing about nice cool water on a blazing hot day. Soak City at Kings Island is such a great water park!
This year they added a brand new attraction in Soak City called the Tropical Plunge. The Tropical Plunge is a complex of six water slide experiences towering at nearly 7 stories. Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they wait for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume.
Doesn’t that look amazing? Tropical Plunge also features a slide that sends riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re released out into a pool of water and dueling 337-foot long tube slides that zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns.
Tropical Plunge is only a small part of Soak City and you will love it all! There are more than 50 water activities in Soak City, including 36 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers, and surfable waves including a 650,000-gallon wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay. There is a special area just for kids called Splash Landing where the kids can enjoy water slides just their size.
My favorite part of Soak City has to be Splash River where you float lazily along a twisting river and try to avoid your children pushing you under the waterfalls along the way. My kids loved the Zoom Flume.
There really is something for everyone at Kings Island. I haven’t even begun to mention the thrilling park rides at Kings Island including the Record Breaking Rollercoaster called Banshee! If thrills aren’t your speed, don’t worry. There are mild thrills for you too. I loved going up on the Eiffel Tower and looking out over the park.
If you live anywhere near Kings Island, you are going to want to buy a Season Pass. It is the most economical way to enjoy the park all season long. With all of the special events that King’s Island shares all year, you’re going to want to go often!
June 3-5, 2016 is the Food Truck Festival! There will be more than 20 Food Trucks participating in this event. All foodies need to go check this event out.
If you love movies, you’ll want to go every Friday in June. You can relax in a floating tube, swim or watch poolside and enjoy the movie. Enjoy music and games before the movie which begin at dusk.
Check out the schedule:
Friday, June 3: Inside Out
Friday, June 10: The Goonies
Friday, June 17: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Friday, June 24: Minions
Have you ever been to Kings Island? I’d love to hear what you love the most! And if you haven’t, what do you think you would enjoy best? Have a wonderful, fun-filled summer!