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Kings Dominion’s Pride Night returns this weekend

LGBT people take over Kings Dominion for annual fundraiser/dance party Pride Night

Pride Night at Kings Dominion

Pride Night at Kings Dominion

Some people go to Kings Dominion to ride roller coasters and bumper cars. Others go to eat cotton candy or funnel cake. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the LGBT community can do all that, plus dance their way down International Street, when the park’s annual Pride Night returns.

Attendees can enjoy exclusive access to their favorite rides starting at 8:30 p.m.. Baltimore’s DJ Rosie will spin from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the foot of the park’s Eiffel Tower. Pride Night supports Brother Help Thyself, a local organization that provides money to local LGBT-related nonprofits. The evening typically brings in upwards of $20,000, with proceeds going to BHT’s general fund. Tickets are available online or at the BHT kiosk on the day of the event for $38 (a deal compared to the $66 price at the gate).

“Everybody enjoys not having to wait in long lines to go on rides,” says BHT President Jim Slattery. “They particularly have a great time at the dance party. I’m personally looking forward to everyone dancing their butts off.”

Brother, Help Thyself’s Pride Night at Kings Dominion is Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Va. Visit

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at

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