Hearts pounding, I watched my kids as they held tightly to the handles of the yellow raft that was racing down the water slide. It had been years since my husband and I had gone to Kings Island. This was our children’s first taste of the excitement, and we were spending the day together in Soak City waterpark.
This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to family fun, Kings Island has something for everyone. There are over 8 roller coasters to thrill even the most daring member of your family. Planet Snoopy has rides for the younger crowd. And then there is Soak City — with over 35 water slides to cool you off on a hot day.
This year Soak City introduces Tropical Plunge, featuring 6 different water slides to choose from, including 3 slides where the floor literally drops out beneath you and sends you careening down 7 stories of twisting water slide.
As my husband was enjoying the twisting Tropical Twister tunnel slide, I took the kids over to Splash Landing to enjoy the kid-friendly water slides. They were hooked! Once we conquered the little slides (Mommy rode a couple of the kiddie slides, too), we grabbed inner tubes and raced down Thunder Falls. Then it was time for Zoom Flume, a water slide with a raft big enough for the whole family.
If you live in Ohio, or you’re traveling this way, make sure Kings Island and Soak City waterpark are on your list of stops. If you don’t have season passes, buy your tickets online and save a whopping $21 (because every dollar counts when visiting an amusement park).
Somewhere between floating on tubes along Splash River and jumping the waves of Breaker’s Bay, my son tugged on my hand and whispered, “Mommy, this is like a vacation.” I’d say that’s a great way to start summer break off right.