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King's Dominion versus BGE for 40

Kings Dominion: Is it easy to go to King's Dominion with both a 50" and 40" child and stay together in the park, or is Busch Gardens Europe a better choice?

From Hajime Hadeishi
Posted June 13, 2008 at 8:26 AM
Hello. I'm brand new here. I was hoping someone could tell me if it's worth my while to get passes to KD. I already have passes to BGE but I pass KD on my way to Busch. I have two kids. One is 50" but the other is only 40". What I like about BGE is that the little one can ride and do things really near the BBW and LNM while the older one rides with me. Is it similar at KD or would the 40" little one be confined to Nickelodeon only? Are there roller coasters near the Nickelodeon area? Thank you in advance.


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From Alex Clark
Posted June 13, 2008 at 11:19 AM
Near the BBW, there are at least three kiddie rides your 40 inch child can ride, while by the Loch Nes Monster, I can only think of one. There are also more kiddie rides in the Italy section by Apollo's Chariot. In Kings Dominion, there are two kiddie areas: Nickelodeon Central and Kidzville. Kidzville has two kiddie coasters: Scooby-doo's Ghoster Coaster and Taxi Jam, which are both great for young kids. There are also at least fifteen kiddie rides in both sections combined. I would say that both parks have great thrill rides and kiddie areas, and that ist's worth having a pass to both parks. Hope this helps!

From Hajime Hadeishi
Posted June 13, 2008 at 4:44 PM
Thanks Alex. I guess I was wondering if the Nick sections are close enough to the larger kid rides so that the family could regroup quickly after we split up to do a bigger roller coaster at KD. At BGE it seems pretty easy since little kid rides are scattered just about everywhere (except in France).

From DV M
Posted June 15, 2008 at 2:34 PM
Hajime, Both parks are wonderful and BGE is the most beautiful park around, but KD has more of everything - more thrills and more regular amusement rides. My kids rode the Rugrats Toonpke over and over. From ages 5 to 11, they loved it! In addition to the two kids coasters, Avalanche, a bobsled coaster allows smaller riders and it is tucked right next to the Volcano Blast Coaster. Even my little one who was afraid of the kid coasters loved Avalanche. You should check out KD, it is a great park.

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