While there is no news about Peppermint Patty’s support for gay-marriage, Kings Dominion is buzzing about the Peanuts gangs’ takeover of the park’s 2013 season.
When Kings Dominion opened in 1975 it had just 15 attractions. Today, the Virginia amusement park opens its 2013 season with more than 60 attractions including a updated and expanded children’s area.
In addition to the rides, the Planet Snoopy section has several new live shows, a healthy food market, and an expanded Family Care Center with changing stations and napping areas.
An expansion of its live entertainment offerings is also part of King Dominion’s 2013 seasons, highlighted by a high-energy BMX bike show and a Broadway-style musical revue.
The new All Wheel Sports includes bikers, skaters and gymnasts who were semifinalists on Season 7 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The show will be in the Peanuts Showplace Theater in Planet Snoopy daily, June 22 through Aug. 18.
At the Kings Dominion Theatre, the On Broadway musical revue will run June 15 through Aug. 18.
The additional live entertainment schedule includes:
Kings Dominion is owned and operated by Ceder Fair Entertainment Co., which has an LGBT inclusive nondiscrimination policy:
“Cedar Fair prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any of its employees and guests, regardless of whether that harassment or discrimination is targeted specifically to the person, based on an individual’s age, race, religion, sex, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship status, national origin, military status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or condition, physical or mental disability, or other protected characteristic.”
Each September, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Brother Help Thyself hosts an official Gay and Lesbian Night at Kings Dominion. The date for 2013 is still pending, and information will be posted at brotherhelpthyself.net.
Tickets cost $51.99 for adults online and $61.99 at the gate. Through June 16, the park is hosting an “Everyone Pays Kid’s Price” sale, and tickets cost $39.99. The sale is available online only at kingsdominion.com.