King’s Island Enforces New Rule: Kids 15 & Under Require Presence of an Adult 21+ – King’s Island, in southwest Ohio near Cincinnati, has recently made a rule for the park that children under the age of 15 will require the presence of an adult 21 years of age or older. Learn about why they made the rule change right here on Newsymom!
If you haven’t heard, King’s Island, a park in southwest Ohio near Cincinnati, has made a policy change regarding minors aged 15 years and younger. The new policy went into effect yesterday, April 22, 2023, requiring all kids 15 and younger to be in the presence of an adult at least 21 years of age or older when visiting during evening hours (4 pm-close). The responsible adult also must provide a phone number and not have more than 10 kids under their supervision.
Why The Chaperone Change?
King’s Island specified in its Facebook post that the chaperone policy has changed due to “increasing incidents of unruly and inappropriate behavior across our industry and at other major entertainment venues”. Long story short: When kids aren’t in the presence of an adult, they get unruly. (As moms, we know this!)
Many commented on the post saying the change was long overdue. It’s in the best interest of everyone involved to ensure kids stay safe and supervised by trusted adults.
Is Cedar Point Affected?
Many wondered if Cedar Point was affected, as both parks are owned by Cedar Fair. There haven’t been any chaperone policies required specifically in the same regard, though their Code of Conduct does strongly recommend all minors be accompanied by adults.
A note to all moms out there:
If your minor kiddos are heading out to the theme parks, please ensure they’re either with you or another trusted adult! We live in a crazy world, but all deserve to be happy, healthy, and safe.