Glamping and Thrill Rides at Kings Dominion Virginia

This Summer we enjoyed a family vacation to Kings Dominion, a theme park in Doswell, Virginia 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 95. We decided to stay at their campground with our travel trailer and take advantage of their military discounts on amusement park tickets plus a discount for staying at their campground.

The campground was nice, but we didn’t get to enjoy it as much as we would have liked. It rained a lot so the campground was really muddy and smelly and the mosquitoes were overwhelming due to the rain and heat. The weather made it a little uncomfortable and we spent a lot of time in the trailer if we weren’t at the park.

Settling in at the Kings Dominion Campground
Settling in at the Kings Dominion Campground

 

My recommendation, if you plan to stay at the campground, is to not dish out the extra funds for their corner lots with “extra space”. It’s a little misleading as their “extra space” really wasn’t much of a difference and there were much nicer spots that weren’t on the corners. Our corner had absolutely no grass, so it was one muddy area and had a smell to it. Next time I might have to forego the trailer and just opt for a local hotel, but it was fun nonetheless.

Kings Dominion Campground Corner Lot
Kings Dominion Campground Corner Lot

 

The shuttle to and from the Park at the campground was a tremendous plus and it came every 15 minutes so it wasn’t a long wait at all. We got the season Silver Pass for King’s Dominion, so we spent all day there and went almost every day. The park is divided into two separate areas: The Amusement Park, which contains the rides, shopping, and dining, and The Water Park, which consists of the pools, water rides, and rivers.

 

The Amusement Park

The Amusement Park was full of lively music and festivities. It had all kinds of shops from clothes, trinkets, jewelry, and more. There were so many places to eat with foods from around the world, theater and magic shows for all ages, tons of games, and of course, rides – glorious rides – for the casual visitor like myself up to the most heart-stopping thrill rides for the most adventurous visitors like my husband and son.

Watch my husband and son trying out the Windseeker Ride. 

 

Even the clown band plays music so catching and lively that I couldn’t resist stopping to watch them perform.

 

Every part of this Amusement Park had me stopping to take in the surroundings. The beauty of Kings Dominion is breathtaking and worth every moment for families young and old.

Kings Dominion Center Fountain
Kings Dominion Center Fountain

 

Peaceful and quaint bistro seating
Peaceful and quaint bistro seating

 

Playing the Ring Toss Game
Playing the Ring Toss Game

 

King’s Dominion Waterpark

The waterpark is where we go to cool off. From monster wave pools to teeth-grinding fast slides, the waterpark is not only fun and thrilling, but relaxing enough for the worn out adults. We rented a Private Cabana and played some card games while eating lunch, then went right back out into the crystal clear waters.

Center Sprinkler Area
Center Sprinkler Area

 

Relaxing in the Lazy River
Relaxing in the Lazy River

 

All kinds of Twists and Turns
All kinds of Twists and Turns

 

Kings Dominion was a very nice vacation. It was very beautiful when it wasn’t raining and it was so much fun for the whole family. If you plan on taking a trip this Summer, I’d recommend Kings Dominion and then come back here to share your memories with us!

What did you think of our trip to Kings Dominion?

For more photos of Kings Dominion, visit our Kings Dominion Gallery at Nerdgirl Studios.

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