Kings Dominion announced that starting in 2023, they will begin the year-round operation. The scheduling change adds additional weekends to the calendar in January, February, and early March with the regular park operation continue throughout the rest of the year.
Of course, the weather conditions and scheduled maintenance will limit the operation of some park attractions.
“Kings Dominion will be the cure for cabin fever in 2023,” said Bridgette Bywater, vice president and general manager. “We’ve always wanted find a way to extend our season to all 12 months, and now families and season passholders won’t have to wait until the spring for their favorite rides or their first taste of funnel cake.”
This past year, the guests were introduced to the park’s newest theme area, Jungle X-pedition, it’s newest coaster, Tumbilli along with two rethemed family favorites – Reptilian (known as Avalanche) and Archnidia (formerly Scrambler). The guest also was introduced to the new dining experience and live entertainment.
The 2023 season will also bring back popular events like Grand Carnivale, Halloween Haunt, and WinterFest. They are promoting the season pass at the lowest prices of the season until the end of the year.
In 2022, guests were introduced to the park’s newest themed area, Jungle X-pedition, its newest coaster, Tumbili, two re-themed family favorites – Reptilian (formerly Avalanche) and Arachnidia (formerly Scrambler) – as well as new dining experiences and live entertainment.
This is a game changer for the seasonal park due to the 4 seasons. Will Kings Island, Worlds of Fun, and other Cedar Fairs follow suits? I can’t imagine Cedar Point will open during the winter due to the potential hazard weather by the lake.
I’m excited for the change coming from Cedar Fair. This is an opportunity to bring revenue to reduce the debt after selling California’s Great America earlier this year.