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Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang welcome you to the Bigger, Better Planet Snoopy at Kings Dominion!
Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang welcome you to the Bigger, Better Planet Snoopy at Kings Dominion!
Blast off on Snoopy’s Rocket Express, a rocket-themed monorail that gives your entire family an aerial view of Snoopy's Playhouse.
Blast off on Snoopy’s Rocket Express, a rocket-themed monorail that gives your entire family an aerial view of Snoopy's Playhouse.
Come aboard and set sail on the high seas with Lucy and your family by your side on Lucy's Tugboat!
Come aboard and set sail on the high seas with Lucy and your family by your side on Lucy's Tugboat!

Kings Dominion to Honor Nation’s Heroes with Military Days

Free admission to current or retired service men and women

DOSWELL, VA (May 17, 2013) – /PRNewswire/ – Kings Dominion – home of the bigger, better Planet Snoopy – kicks off the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend with the opening of WaterWorks, Kings Dominion’s 20-acre water park which is included with the price of admission.

Kings Dominion will also honor our nation’s heroes with Military Days May 25 – 27 and Dominion at Dusk which features a firework show, Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular with more than one million LED lights and Street Beats, an all-new dance party on the famous International Street. Dominion at Dusk will operate during every 10 P.M. park closing from May 25th through Labor Day weekend.

During Military Days, Kings Dominion will offer free park admission to any active or inactive U.S. Servicemen or Servicewomen with a valid military ID. Guests are encouraged to visit their local military installation for special family and friend pricing. Military Day weekend activities include a moment of silence, flag raising, military bands, patriotic music and more.

“Kings Dominion is proud of its employees and guests who serve, or have served, our country, along with those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom,” said Kings Dominion Vice President and General Manager Pat Jones. “It is an honor to host our heroes, along with their family and friends, for this special tribute.”

In 2013, Kings Dominion unveiled the bigger, better Planet Snoopy with eight new family rides (18 total rides) that are designed specifically for families to experience together. Planet Snoopy now spans nearly 14-acres and features Snoopy’s Rocket Express – an aerial 600-foot-long monorail – along with the classic teacups with a new Woodstock twist on Woodstock Whirlybirds and more.

Kings Dominion will begin daily operation on Friday, May 24th and WaterWorks will be open daily starting Saturday, May 25th. 2013 Season Passes to Kings Dominion are now available online at www.kingsdominion.com. Gold Season Passes are now on sale – which include early admission to WaterWorks, free parking and admission to the park through the popular Halloween Haunt event – for as low as 6-easy payments of $16.00. Gold goes away Monday, May 27th.

Kings Dominion is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Dominion, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.