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.
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Kings Dominion will also honor our nation's heroes with Military Days
– 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
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
. "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
Kings Dominion will begin daily operation on
Friday, May 24
and WaterWorks will be open daily starting
Saturday, May 25
. 2013 Season Passes to Kings Dominion are now available online at
. Gold Season Passes are now on sale – which include early admission to WaterWorks, free parking and admission to the park through the popular
Haunt event – for as low as 6-easy payments of
. Gold goes away
Monday, May 27
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.
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