Define Winning

November 01, 2016 | 2 Minute Read

Amusement parks provide a wide range of fun for people of different ages and interests. So the first step toward having a fun and satisfying visit, is to carefully consider your wants and the needs of everyone in your group.

Kings Island Park Hacks is a book, ebook launching in December and paperback in early Spring 2017. Between now and launch, I’ll be sharing some of the strategies here. You’re invited to participate in the process. In the comments below, or using the Contact or Share a Hack forms, you can let me know what you think.

If you have a frustration about Kings Island and want some ideas on how to fix it, let me know. We’ll work on a strategy to make it better.

If you have an awesome tip that you do, when you visit, please hook us up! You can have bragging rights. You’ll get credit for sharing here on the site and recorded in the book. If your idea is used in the published version, I’ll also send you a copy of the paperback!

Park Hack Category:
Define Winning

What do you want? What is important to you? One family might ride the three or four most intense rides in the park, waiting 30-40 minutes to get on each one. To another family, that might sound awful. Watching the stage shows, riding the train and cooling off during the afternoon at the waterpark might be more their cup of tea.

What does your group or family want? Take an inventory of the desires among your group. If you have a mix of small children and teenagers, there may be some separating to focus on different attractions.

The makeup of your group will have a lot of influence on how you need to manage your time as you work through the park. Splitting up so that thrill seekers and the young ones can each focus on their interests separately for a while is a start. So that everyone has a great day, you can come back together to arrange lunch. Then while you’re together, you can work in a swap, for the early afternoon the thrill seekers can rest and the morning kid watchers can take a turn on the thrill rides. This is also a good time to take in the show as a whole group. Plan ahead and take turns, so everyone gets to have a great day at the park.

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