Kings Island Gold and Platinum Passholder Preview Weekend 2021

Kings Island Photos Taken: 05/08/2021 Posted: 05/09/2021

In this photo update, we take you around Kings Island and show you what is new for 2021. Pandemic protocols are still in place, but have been loosened significantly from last year. A new French Quarter food stand can be found at the end of International Street. Also Racer has seen significant retracking and reprofiling work performed under the guidance of The Gravity Group. Lastly at the front gate there is a new Squishmallows store.


Entrance at Kings Island
Entrance - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
We arrived at the park at around 12 - and hour after opening. Looks like many other passholders beat us to the park. There was a backup on I-71!
Entrance at Kings Island
Entrance - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
You may notice that the temperature screening tent is gone.
Entrance at Kings Island
Entrance - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Instead there is a symptom checking checkpoint consisting of a sign.
Entrance at Kings Island
Entrance - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
The entry process seemed slower that usual. Later in the day we received a message (and experienced) the fact that pass and credit card scanning was slow.
International Restaurant at Kings Island
International Restaurant - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Once in, we noticed the new Squishmallow store. That queue would actually get longer throughout the day.
Misc at Kings Island
Misc - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Fast Lane was sold out. Seemed like a lot of passholders wanted to experience Orion.
The Racer at Kings Island
The Racer - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
A look at The Racer. It got some trackwork done over the winter.
Coney BarbQue at Kings Island
Coney BarbQue - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
First stop was for lunch. Food lines were very long today. So long I never got a drink outside of meals with my drink plan. Let's hope that system gets fixed soon!
Coney BarbQue at Kings Island
Coney BarbQue - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Slight tweak to the menu this year. Sad to see the short rib go. The new Sirloin Roast looked a bit dry so we opted for the ribs and they were delicious.
Coney BarbQue at Kings Island
Coney BarbQue - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Line for food after we left. Thought this was very long when the photo was taken, but it got worse.
Orion at Kings Island
Orion - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
The line actually went out of the queue and under the Racer.
Orion at Kings Island
Orion - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Probably just picked a bad time. Fast Lane was the longest I've seen, but still not bad.
Orion at Kings Island
Orion - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Got to ride for the first time with full trains. The ride is growing on me.
Flight of Fear at Kings Island
Flight of Fear - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Next stop was Flight of Fear. The line moved slowly, largely due to the fact that operations were limited with the park seating guests in every other row.
Flight of Fear at Kings Island
Flight of Fear - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
I have absolutely no problems with this policy, just I think it would make sense for the park to tell guests in standby that this is happening. Saw a lot of unhappy guests in line.
Coney Mall at Kings Island
Coney Mall - Kings Island
Date Taken: 05/08/2021
Date Posted: 05/09/2021
Mobile ordering was not enabled. Hopefully it makes a comeback and has better planned out order pick-up stations.