Get ready for picture overload. No apologies. 🙂 This past Saturday we ventured down to Mason, Ohio to visit Kings Island. It’s weird for me to think that I had never been to Kings Island until that day. Having grown up in Ohio, you would have thought I would have taken the trip, but somehow it never worked out. So this past Saturday, we packed up the boys and dressed them in quite a few layers to venture down to see what all the excitement was about. It was also the last day of Banshee Brewfest so my hubby and I were excited to share a few brews.
I’m always amazed at how many things there are to do with young kids at a large theme park like Kings Island. We spent most of our time at Planet Snoopy which was quite large and had plenty to do. My biggest kiddo and I rode one of the “tower” rides together. I’m not going to lie, it kind of freaked me out a bit.
Look how bundled up they are?! When we got home, we realized that they both had five layers on. My husband and I had both put a couple of layers on not realizing that they had some underneath from the other one of us dressing them. Ha! They never complained about it being cold. I guess we know why!
I think my husband had as much fun, if not more, than the kids! Sometimes our whole time at theme parks feels like one big kid-fest. And that’s okay. Our boys love it and we love watching them have such a blast. However, this time we decided to add some adult only fun to the mix after a long fun day of bumper cars and spinning helicopters.
My husband and I tag teamed it and enjoyed Banshee Brew! I had never attended additional events within a theme park, and this was a great one to start with! Oh my word. So many different brews to choose from (over 200!). I wondered where to start. My husband took the boys (since it was 21 and over within gated area) and I had time to myself to try out some delicious beers, food and the live band.
I decided on the dark chocolate, first. Oh, so good. Since food was included in our ticket I was able to score dinner and a few brews before heading back into the park. I walked out and my husband went in to enjoy a few brews himself.
The next time I do believe we’ll leave the kids and make a date day of it. However, the time to myself exploring was actually quite nice as well. And it was hard to think of traveling to such a fun place without the kiddos.
Here’s a view of Banshee Brew from atop the Eiffel Tower. If you’re headed up to Kings Island this summer make sure to check out all their special events like the Food Truck Festival happening June 3 – June 5. You can save on tickets by visiting visitkingsisland.com. Buy a Weekday Saver Admission ticket online, visit during the week and save $21!
What’s your favorite ride at Kings Island?
Disclosure: 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.