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Kings Dominion announces new family rides, free admission for kids under five in 2017

Three new rides, an event space, and more will be added to the family-friendly “Planet Snoopy” section of the park next year.

Trevor Dickerson



The world’s largest Peanuts-themed children’s area, part of Kings Dominion, is growing yet again. The park announced plans this wekeend to expand the Planet Snoopy area of the park in 2017, adding new rides, an event space, and upgraded food and beverage locations. In addition, children under five will be able to visit the park for free all season long with a new Pre-K pass.

The forthcoming family-friendly rides, which will open at the start of the 2017 season, include:

Kite Eating Tree – Charlie Brown’s kite is stuck in a tree again, can you help get it down? On this family ride, guests will be propelled to the top of the tower and bounce down to the platform as they experience sensations of weightlessness.

Sally’s Sea Plane – Join Sally as she soars through the air high above the sea! Kids and their parents are in store for an adventure with a trip on Sally’s airplane. Take a trip round-and-round on this giant plane as it rotates and rises into the air.

Peanuts 500 – Pick your car and rev up the engine with the Peanuts crew on this fun car ride that is the perfect size for your little racers. Start your engines and hit the track in race cars designed for parents and children to ride together as they move in a circle and whip around the corner on a closed track.

This latest expansion to the 14-acre kids area brings the total number of rides in Planet Snoopy to 20. All of the rides are designed for families to experience together.

To complement the additions, the theme park has created a new “Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass” for the 2017 season. The pass, which parents must register for online, grants complimentary admission to children ages three to five years of age for the entire 2017 season. The pass also includes one free visit during the fall of 2016 to enjoy the Great Pumpkin Fest in Planet Snoopy, which begins on September 24th.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.