How to Create a Kings Island-Themed Adventure at Home

Looking for ideas for a Kings Island-themed birthday party?

Are you missing the park in between seasons?

I’m sharing more about how you can create a Kings Island-themed adventure inspired by the amusement park from the comfort of your home. 

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I love any excuse for a theme. I’ve been visiting/ a season pass holder of Kings Island Amusement Park in Cincinnati since I was a kid. As an adult, I love making new memories with my family at the park. 

I’m sharing ideas to help inspire you to think out of the box. You can customize your Kings Island-themed adventure based on your time for planning and your creative comfort level.

These ideas can be used for a themed Kings Island birthday party or get-together. 

Kings Island Themed Adventure Ticket

Create or Print a Special Kings Island Adventure Invite & Admission Ticket

A special invitation and admission ticket can help your family look forward to an upcoming Kings Island Adventure at home. 

Kings Island Amusement Park

Create Ambiance with a Kings Island Music Playlist

Music can really help set the tone for your at-home Kings Island experience. You can listen to the music dedicated to each themed section of the amusement park on the Kings Island Spotify playlist. 

I think it always feels like a movie when you hear the music on International Street as you are leaving after a great day at the park. 

The seven Kings Island-themed playlists include:

Skyline Chili at Kings Island

Kings Island Themed Foods to Eat at Home

A big part of the experience when you visit Kings Island is the food. There is even a theory that LaRosa’s pizza tastes better at the park. 

Get carryout from 

Or Try a Recipe

WinterFest hot chocolate souvenir cup

Kings Island Themed Drinks at Home

  • Drink your favorite carbonated beverage out of your favorite Kings Island souvenir cup
  • Make your own hot chocolate or frozen hot chocolate
  • Enjoy a Frozen Pina Colada or non-alcoholic beverage inspired by visits to Soak City Waterpark 
blue ice cream with sprinkles at Kings Island

Kings Island Themed Desserts to Eat

Of course, Kings Island’s blue ice cream is a must for dessert!

I prefer mine with LOTS of colorful sprinkles. Oreo crumbles are also a great option too. 

 Make Blue Ice Cream at Home

Buy Blue Ice Cream

Create your own Candy Bar inspired by Kings Island Sweet Spot on International Street

  • Fudge
  • Candy Apples
  • Chocolate-covered Oreos
  • Giant Lollipops
  • Cotton Candy
Funnel cake with ice cream at Kings Island

Funnel cakes are also another great dessert at Kings Island. I like mine with either ice cream or strawberries on top.

Create your own Funnel Cake Bar

You can make the famous funnel cake at home with this funnel cake recipe from Kings Island.

 Topping Ideas for a Funnel Cake Bar

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream
  • Strawberries
  • Ice Cream 
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cherries
  • Sprinkles
  • M&Ms
balloon pop game

Kings Island Themed Games & Activities

There is an assortment of carnival-style games throughout Kings Island. A favorite game probably comes to mind based on where you frequent the park. 

When I think of the Carnival Games, the Coney Island section of the park immediately comes to mind. My boys are big fans of the 3-point basketball challenge. 

Carnival Themed Game Ideas

You can find little prizes at the Dollar Store or make your child’s stuffed animals the prize. 

  • Balloon pop
  • Peach basket toss
  • Ring Toss
  • 3-Point Basketball Challenge
  • Guess your weight
  • Squirt Guns on a Target

Kings Island Printables

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Test Your Kings Island Knowledge

diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island

Roller Coaster-Themed Activities


Watch Kings Island Ride and Roller Coaster POV

Enjoy the thrills of a vantage point of view of a rider in the comfort of your home.

If you want to add to the rider experience, make your family wait in line before they watch the rider’s POV (point of view.)

You can also seat your chairs like the cars, add a fan for wind, and squirt them with a water gun to create weather elements.

Current Kings Island Ride POV

Retired Rides POV

YouTube video

Watch Kings Island Themed Episodes or YouTube Clips

Did you know that Kings Island was featured on two popular television shows in the 70s?

The Partridge Family visited Kings Island in 1972 on the “I Left My Heart in Cincinnati” episode and The Brady Bunch in 1973 on the “The Cincinnati Kids” episode.

The Kings Island parking lot was also the site of Evel Knievel’s successful record-breaking jump over 14 Greyhound buses in 1975.

YouTube video

Reminisce the Park’s History with Old Kings Island Pictures and Videos

Look through the pictures on your old season passes and from previous visits.

Or try to find your old keyhole photo keychain, if you are old enough to remember them.

Bonus points for anyone with the oldest memorabilia or Kings Island t-shirt. 

You can also take a trip down memory lane by watching one of the documentaries on the history of Kings Island on YouTube


End the Night With Fireworks at Home

No visit to Kings Island is complete without the fireworks. 

You can watch Kings Island fireworks on video or light a few sparklers at the end of your evening.

Make it extra special while the kids wait with glow-in-the-dark necklaces. 

Kings Island Themed Adventure at home checklist

Kings Island Themed Adventure at Home Checklist

Print the PDF of the Kings Island Themed Adventure at Home Checklist to help you remember all of the special details. 

Don’t forget to take pictures and videos of your Kings Island Adventure at home!

After your themed adventure at home, you can look forward to your next visit to Kings Island even more!

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