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Free Pre-K Pass for Kings Dominion in Virginia 2024

**Updated for 2024**

Does your family love going to theme parks? You’ll love this deal for a FREE Pre-K Pass for Kings Dominion in Virginia.

There is an important change to the process, so read on for more information about getting your preschool pass for Kings Dominion.

One of the best parts of this preschool pass offer is that there is no residency requirement, like at Sea World. You can live anywhere to take advantage of this great deal, so consider it if you’ll be visiting the area in 2024.

free preschool pass at Kings Dominion 2024

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Where is Kings Dominion?

Kings Dominion is in 16000 Theme Park Way in Doswell, Virginia. That’s about 30 minutes north of Richmond, VA, depending on traffic.

If you’re coming from the north, like Washington, DC, it’s just over 80 miles down Route 95. Definitely plan on heavy traffic on summer weekends because that’s a main road for folks heading to beaches or other vacation destinations.

The Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, metro area is about 3 hours away by car.

What is new for 2024 at Kings Dominion?

Last year, Kings Dominion experimented with being open year-round, particularly with weekends through the winter months. It didn’t go well, so they are reverting back to seasonal operating for 2024. Be sure to check the operating schedule before you plan your trip.

My kids were disappointed to see Volcano removed in 2023. It looks like a new coaster will be built in its place, but not open until 2025. In 2023, the Grizzly was revamped and reopened. The Safari Village was also upgraded, with the new 4D ride Tumblii. My teens loved it!

The season passes have changed a bit, with the new Prestige Pass offering special VIP access and benefits. You can also add an All-Park Passport which allows you to use your Gold/Prestige passholder benefits at all 12 Cedar Fair parks nationwide.

Kings Dominion 2024 season passholders All Park Passport for Cedar Fair

IMPORTANT change to Free Pre-K Pass for kids 3-5 years old

Like last year, there is a major change to the free Pre-K season pass program this year. You can only register for the free Preschool Pass after an adult purchases a Gold or Prestige Pass.

The Preschool Pass online registration form will include a spot for you to enter the number on your season pass. The limit is TWO free passes per Gold/Prestige passholder.

That means that if you have more than 2 children eligible for the free pass (ages 3-5), you’ll need a second adult to register along with you.

What to do first

Start by purchasing yourself a season pass to the park. You can choose the Gold Pass for $115 which allows unlimited visits and free parking to both Kings Dominion and Soak City USA. This is a great deal since one-day admission tickets start at $39.99, and parking is $30. So make just two visits during the season, and you’re covered.

Nice perk this year–the Gold Pass also includes Haunt and WinterFest!

The other option is the Prestige Pass for $250. There are additional benefits with this option, like free Preferred Parking ($35/value per visit) and the ability to enter the park 2 hours early. You also get 1 single-use Fast Lane per visit (!) and 2 Bring-A-Friend tickets. Sometime in 2024, they’ll also open a VIP area for Prestige Passholders.

Kings Dominion Season Pass comparison 2024

Register for the Kings Dominion Free Pre-K Pass

Once you’ve purchased your season pass, you can register online for the free preschool pass (maximum two children). Do this any time before August 1, 2024.

After registering your child/children online, bring them to the park on a public operating day to activate their pass(es) at the main entrance by August 1, 2024. You will need to bring a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age. Copies are fine.

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Details of the Kings Dominion PreK Pass

The Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass can be used throughout 2024–including the Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest. 

It’s good for unlimited visits to both Kings Dominion and Soak City Waterpark.

Planet Snoopy is the best place for young kids! Especially during the spooky season, you’ll find kid-friendly Halloween decorations and surprises without the scares.

Parking at Kings Dominion

Parking is $30 per vehicle for regular parking at the Front Gate and $35 for preferred. A limited number of disability parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Areas of Kings Dominion

Download their digital map of the park or download the app to use while visiting.

Planet Snoopy
International Street
Candy Apple Grove
Old Virginia
Jungle X-pedition
Soak City

I have such great memories of watching my little ones on the kid-friendly rides. Their favorite was Joe Cool’s Driving School and the beginner coasters. If you have little ones, plan on meeting the Peanuts characters and enjoying all the rides and shows in this favorite section of the park.

Soak City Waterpark

Soak City is open through the summer season and is included with all admission tickets to Kings Dominion. This 20-acre water park features extreme water slides, a massive wave pool and the all-new redesigned play area Coconut Shores.

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How to get a FREE Pre-K Pass to Kings Dominion Virginia


Monday 29th of January 2024

Do you know if my child turning 6 early in the season can still get a Pre K pass, I assume as long as we activate it while she is still five? Do you know the cut off date? I've tried to call but haven't gotten through to anyone.


Monday 29th of January 2024

Yes, you're exactly right! As long as your daughter is 5 when you activate it, it will be good all summer. The deadline is August 1st, so do it before her birthday.