Parking Challenges

by Krystal | April 28, 2017 | 2 Minute Read

I personally get anxiety when I drive. I like to simply get to the park and park my car. Be mindful of those around you. Some drivers can be vicious. They do whatever it takes to get one of the best parking spots.

I personally get anxiety when I drive. I like to simply get to the park and park my car. Be mindful of those around you. Some drivers can be vicious. They do what it takes to get one of the best parking spots. They also tear out of the lot when they are trying to leave.

The drivers in the Kings Island parking lot span a lot of levels of experience. Some drivers are young, having only recently obtained their drivers license. Others have years of experience as professionals, driving busses or 18-wheelers.

Be aware of your surroundings, as well as the speed limit. Yes, Kings Island’s parking lot has a speed limit! You should always use caution because anyone, young or old could suddenly appear from out of the rows of parked cars.

The Parking Options

There is the main parking lot that you can access with a gold pass or by paying when you enter the parking gates.

If you’re coming in a bus or RV, you are typically told where to park.

There are limited parking spaces in the handicapped parking area. If you do not have a handicap plaque, or if you park on the lines that are between spaces, you will be ticketed.

The last parking option are the preferred parking spaces. It costs an extra $10 ($30 total) and allows you to park closer.

The App

Also Kings Island has their app that can help you find your vehicle. If you get on the Kings Island wi-fi, it is useful.

Also, if you’re a go getter who likes to get to the park when it opens, they first open the gate from the road about 90 minutes before the park opens. Then they allow you to go through the gates at about 60 minute before opening time. That way you can be prepared by grabbing some coffee and breakfast to enjoy while you count down the remaining moments before the park opens.

>> Many families and have their own secrets for the parking lot. I've seen tailgating, like they do at sport stadums. I've seen two men playing chess on a folding table. Lots of families do picnics sitting on lawn chairs arranged around the back of a minivan or a trunk. Please take a second and tell us a fun thing you've done to take advantage of the parking lot and its rules!

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