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2017 Kings Island Winterfest Dining Plans

Do you own a 2017 All-Season dining plan for Kings Island or have a Platinum pass from another park with All-Season dining? Well great news, because your dining plan has been extended this season and can be used throughout Winterfest!

The following is the list of dining plan meals that are accepted during the 2017 Kings Island Winterfest.

Chick-fil-A
– Chick-fil-A Sandwich with Waffle Fries
– Chick-fil-A Nuggets with Waffle Fries

Classic Christmas Café (Hank’s Mexican Grill)
– Create your own Mac & Cheese Bowl
– Create your own Tater Tot Bowl
– Soup or Chili Bread Bowl

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Classic Christmas Cafe Chili Bread Bowl

Dasher’s Diner (Chicken Shack)
– Handbreaded Chicken Tenders with Fries
– Crispy Chicken Salad with Texas Toast

Old St. Nick’s Potato Factory (Rivertown Potato Works)
– Boneless Chicken Wings with Fresh Cut Fries

Panda Express
– Two Entree Plate with side

11 Pipers Piping Pizza (Rivertown Pizza)
– 2 Slices of Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza & Breadsticks
– Entree Salad with Breadsticks

Prancer’s Pizza (International Street Pizza)
– 2 Slices of Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza & Breadsticks
– Entree Salad with Breadsticks

Reds Hall of Fame Grille
– Handbreaded Chicken Tenders with Saratoga Chips
– Homer Burger with Saratoga Chips
– Buffalo Chicken Salad
– Curveball Chicken Sandwich with Saratoga Chips

Skyline Chili
– Two Cheese Coneys with Fries
– 3-Way with Fries

Subway
– Six Inch Sub with Bag of Chips

Tinker’s Spielzeug Haus (Festhaus)
– 2 Slices of Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza & Breadsticks
– Chicken Tenders with Fries
– Gluten Free Pizza
– JoJo Salad and Breadsticks
– Turkey or Ham Dinner with Cranberry Sauce and choice of two sides

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Tinker's Spielzeug Haus Turkey Dinner (2)

Tom + Chee (Now located in the former Planet Snoopy Grill)
– Classic Grilled Cheese with Bag of Chips
– BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese with Bag of Chips

For additional specialty menu items available, please see our 2017 Kings Island Winterfest Food Guide.

If you are happy with the variety of options on the 2017 Kings Island Winterfest dining plans, let us know below in the comments!

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2017 Kings Island Winterfest Food Guide

2017 Kings Island Winterfest Food Guide

We hope you are as excited as we are for the debut of the Kings Island Winterfest event, which takes place select nights November 24 through December 30, 2017! Winterfest is going to be a fantastic array of Christmas decorations, lights, live and interactive entertainment, select rides, and a whole new variety of food options around the park!

For a complete list of entertainment, rides and additional information, see our 2017 Kings Island Winterfest Attractions list.

We are really excited for all the new specialty menu items you will see around the park, so we have put together the Kings Island Winterfest Food Guide that will be updated as information becomes available. So lets get started!

If you have All-Season dining, please see the 2017 Kings Island Winterfest Dining Plans list.

11 Pipers Piping Pizza (Rivertown Pizza)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest 11 Pipers Piping Pizza

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Jojo Salad with Breadsticks- $11.29

Rondos & Breadsticks- $11.29

2 Slices Pepperoni Pizza- $12.59
2 Slices Cheese Pizza- $11.99

Breadsticks- $3.99
Side Garden Salad- $4.99
Cookie- $3.79
Deconstructed Canoli- $3.99

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Blitzen’s Hot Beverage Bar (Graeter’s)

11124 Kings Island Winterfest Blitzen's Hot Beverage Bar

Menu:
Blue Hot Chocolate (Signature blue ice cream flavored white hot chocolate)- $7.29

Santa’s Cheerful Hot Chocolate (Hot chocolate served in sprinkle rimmed cup, snow dusted whipped cream, marshmallows and a doughnut)- $7.99

Peppermint Hot Chocolate- $6.99

S’mores Hot Chocolate (Graham crackers, chocolate chips, and marshmallows)- $6.99

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (Topped with whipped cream, caramel, salt, and a pretzel rod)- $6.99

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Coffee- $2.99

Graeter’s menu with seasonal flavors: Peppermint Stick and Egg Nog

Café du Pere Noel (adjacent to Yogurt Plus in what was used as a refill station)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Café du Pere Noel Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Menu:
Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread- $7.99

Christmas Popcorn Bag- $5.99

Popcorn- $5.99 Large; $4.99 Small

Soft Pretzel- $4.99
Cheese Cup- $1.29

Christmas Cookies- $3.79

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Coffee- $2.99

Candy Cane Concoctions (Coney Treats/Coca-Cola Refresh Station)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Candy Cane Concoctions

Menu:
Soft Pretzel- $4.99
Cheese Cup- $1.29

Nachos- $4.99

Popcorn- $5.99 (Large); $4.99 Small

Cotton Candy- $4.79

Classic Christmas Café (Hank’s Mexican Grill)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Classic Christmas Cafe

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Build Your Own Mac & Cheese or Tater Tots- $12.99
or try Signature Bowls:
– Margherita (Alfredo Mac & Cheese, Basil Pesto, Baby Spinach, Diced Tomatoes, Feta Cheese)
– Smokehouse (Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, Blue Cheese)
– Buffalo Chicken (Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Sauce, Popcorn Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Ranch)

Kids Portion of Mac & Cheese or Tater Tots- $8.99

Soup or Chili- $6.99
Bread Bowl- $3.99

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Dasher’s Diner (Chicken Shack)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Dasher's Diner

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Serving standard Chicken Shack menu items.

Hot Roasted Nuts (Outside Festhaus near Viking Fury)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Hot Roasted Nights

Jack Frost’s Liquid Libations (Bier Garten)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Jack Frost's Liquid Libations

Menu:
Loaded Tots (Bacon, Cheese, Ranch)- $8.99
Buffalo Chicken Dip (Served with Tortilla Chips)- $9.29
Pretzel Sticks (with Warm Beer Cheese)- $7.99

Valley Vineyard Honey Mead- $8.99
Wine- $6.59
Holiday Mixed Drinks- $8.99
Bottled Beer- $8.79

Kings Island Holiday Buffet (International Street Restaurant)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest International Street Restaurant

Enjoy a holiday dinner featuring traditional holiday buffet with three carving stations (sliced turkey, ham, and roast beef), classic seasonal sides and some of Santa’s favorite holiday deserts.

$24.99 per person ($19.99 for season passholders). Kids 12 and Under $14.99. Dining plans not accepted at this location. Two sessions available daily: 5:30-7:00 pm or 7:30-9:00 pm.

Cash Bar
Domestic Bottled or Canned Beer- $7.00
Premium Bottled or Canned Beer- $9.00
House Wine- $8.00
Premium Wine- $10.00

Old St. Nick Potato Factory (Rivertown Potato Works)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Old St. Nick's Potato Factory

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Boneless Chicken Wing Basket- $11.99

Poutine Fries- $8.99

Fresh Cut Bacon Cheese Fries- $8.69
Fresh Cut Chili Cheese Fries- $8.49
Fresh Cut Crab Fries- $7.99
Fresh Cut Rosemary Parmesan Fries- $7.99
Cheese on a Stick- $4.99

Side of Cheese- $1.29
Side of Chili- $1.29

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Peppermint Patty’s Holiday Treats (Planet Snoopy Ice Cold Drinks and Snacks)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Peppermint Patty's Holiday Treats

Menu:
Soft Pretzel- $4.99
Cheese Cup- $1.29
Cotton Candy- $4.79
Popcorn- $5.99 (Large); $4.99 Small
Brownie- $3.99
Rice Crispy Treats- $3.99

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Prancer’s Pizza (International Street Pizza)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Prancer's Pizza

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Jojo Salad and Breadsticks- $11.29
Rondos & Breadsticks- $11.29
2 Slices Pepperoni Pizza and Breadsticks- $12.59
2 Slices Cheese Pizza and Breadsticks- $11.99

Breadsticks- $3.99
Side Garden Salad and Breadsticks- $4.99
Cookie- $3.79
Deconstructed Canoli- $3.99

Reds Hall of Fame Grille

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Animated Reindeer & Red's Hall of Fame Grill

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Bullpen Dip (Spicy Buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips)- $9.29
Bavarian Pretzel Sticks (Served with cheddar beer cheese)- $7.99

Bread Bowl- Add $2.99
Brocolli Cheddar Soup- $6.99
Creamy Loaded Potato Soup- $6.99
Chicken Noodle- $6.99
Ninth Inning Chili (Texas Jack Chili with Cheese)- $6.99
Chicken Caesar Salad- $11.49
Buffalo Chicken Salad- $11.49

Wing Flavors: Crazy Hot, Medium, Spicy Garlic, Sweet & Spicy, Seasonal Cranberry, BBQ
Traditional Wings- $8.59 (6); $12.59 (12)
Boneless Wings- $9.59 (6); $12.99 (12)

Upgrade meals with seasonal sweet potato fries- $1.99

Home Run Chicken Tenders (Hand battered and served with Saratoga chips. Choice of BBQ or honey mustard)- $12.99

Homer Burger (topped with cheddar cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, pickle spear, served with Saratoga chips)- $12.79

Curveball Chicken Sandwich (Grilled chicken breast topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, served with Saratoga chips)- $12.79

Reuben (Classic mounded corn beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, served with Saratoga chips)- $12.79

Pulled Pork Sandwich (Montgomery Inn pulled pork served with Saratoga chips and cole slaw)- $12.99

Grand Slam Rib Platter (served with Saratoga chips and cole slaw)- $28.99

Turkey Dinner Sandwich (Turkey layered with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, and gravy on toasted wheat, served with Saratoga chips)- $13.79

Sweet Potato Fries- $4.59

Kids Menu (includes sweet potato fries or applesauce and kids drink):
Mac & Cheese- $8.99
Chicken Tenders- $8.99
Corn Dog- $8.99

Sally’s Festive Funnel Cakes (Rivertown Funnel Cakes)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Sally's Festive Funnel Cakes

Menu:
Ice Cream Cones

Banana Foster Funnel Cake- $9.99
Egg Nog Funnel Cake- $9.99
Chocolate Chip Cookie Funnel Cake- $9.99
Old Fashioned Funnel Cake- $8.99
Mini Donuts- $6.99
Belgium Waffles- $7.99
Funnel Cake Fries- $6.99
Elephant Ear- $8.99

Snoopy’s Snack Shack

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Snoopy's Snack Shack

Soft Pretzel- $4.99
Cheese Cup- $1.29

Rice Krispy- $3.99
Chocolate Covered Pretzels- $3.79
Chocolate Dipped Cookies- $3.79

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Coffee- $2.99

Sugar’s Cake Factory (International Street Funnel Cakes)

Creme Brulee Funnel Cake- $9.99

Gingerbread Funnel Cake- $9.99

Mint Creme Funnel Cake- $9.99

Old Fashioned Funnel Cake- $8.99

Fried Oreos- $6.99

Fried Twinkies- $6.99

Tinker’s Spielzeug Haus (Festhaus)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Tinker's Spielzeug Haus

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Larosa’s Menu:
Smoked Turkey Dinner with cranberry sauce and choice of two sides (Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Bacon Braised Green Beans)- $13.99

Maple and Brown Sugar Ham Dinner with cranberry sauce and choice of two sides (Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Bacon Braised Green Beans)- $13.99

Mashed Potatoes- $3.99
Stuffing- $3.99
Green Beans- $3.99
Basket of Fries- $4.99
Mac & Cheese- $4.99

Antipasto Salad- $9.99
Garden Salad with Breadsticks- $4.99
Strawberries- $3.99

Cheesecake- $3.99
Apple Pie- $3.99
Cookie- $3.99

Jojo Salad- $11.29
Chicken Tender Basket- $12.29

Larosa’s Pepperoni Pizza Basket (2 Slices & Breadsticks)- $12.59
Larosa’s Cheese Pizza Basket (2 Slices & Breadsticks)- $11.99

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Guests can also enjoy the full Panda Express menu.

Bar Menu:
Bottled Water- $3.99
Soft Pretzel- $4.99
Cheese- $1.29
Draft Beer- $8.99
Bottled Beer- $8.79
Premium Bottled Beer- $9.79

Tom & Chee (Planet Snoopy Grill)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Tom Chee

Dining Plan accepted at this location

Menu:
Classic Grilled Cheese- $9.99
Tom & Chee- $10.99
Grilled Mac & Chee- $10.99
BBQ Bacon- $10.99

CBR Basket (Bread, cheese, bacon, chicken, ranch)- $10.99
Grilled Cheese Donut- $7.99
Mac & Cheese- $3.99
Bleu Cheese Chili- $4.99
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup- $4.99
Cole Slaw- $2.99
Chips- $2.99
Smores Donut Bites- $7.99

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Toy Town Treats (Paradise Island)

171124 Kings Island Winterfest Toy Town Treats

Menu:

Soft Pretzel- $4.99
Cheese Cup- $1.29

Seasonal Churros- $3.79

Christmas Cookies- $3.79

Hot Chocolate Refill Mug- $10.99

Classic Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Turkey Lurkey’s Legs to Go (Across from International Street Auntie Anne’s)

171125 Kings Island Winterfest Turkey Lurkey's

Menu:
Smoked Turkey Leg- $8.99
Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatballs- $6.49
Baked Potato (Bacon, cheese, sour cream, green onion)- $4.99
Sweet Potato (Cinnamon & brown sugar blended butter)- $4.99
Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread- $7.99

Local Honey Mead (from Valley Vineyard)- $8.99
Hot Chocolate- $4.49

Also available will be the following franchise locations.
Auntie Anne’s
Chick-fil-A Dining Plan accepted at this location
Cinnabon
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Panda Express Dining Plan accepted at this location
Skyline Chili Dining Plan accepted at this location
Starbucks
Subway Dining Plan accepted at this location
Tom & Chee Dining Plan accepted at this location

Kings Island will debut a 2017 Winterfest Souvenir Mug for $10.99 which includes free refills on the first day of your visit of hot chocolate and $1 refills on subsequent visits.

Winterfest Souvenir Mug Refill stations will be located at:
– Café du Pere Noel (adjacent to Yogurt Plus in what was used as a refill station)
– Candy Cane Concoctions (Coney Treats/Coca-Cola Refresh Station)
Coca-Cola Marketplace
– Classic Christmas Cafe (Hank’s Mexican Grill)
Festhaus
Graeter’s Ice Cream
– Toy Town Treats (Paradise Island)
– Peppermint Patty’s Holiday Treats (Snoopy’s Snack Shack)
– Rivertown Coca-Cola Refill Station
– Sally’s Festive Funnel Cakes (Rivertown Funnel Cakes)
– Snoopy’s Hot Chocolate
– Tom + Chee (Planet Snoopy Grill)
Starbucks
Yogurt Plus

Note, 2017 All-Season Dining Plans will be accepted during Winterfest. Single Meal Deals will also be available for $13.99. 2017 All-Season Souvenir Bottles and Season Pass Drink Plans will be accepted during Winterfest.

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7 Reasons to Love Cedar Fair Parks in the Fall

150812 Cedar Point Midway Horse-Drawn Hearse (7 Reasons to Love Cedar Fair Parks in the Fall)

Were you fortunate to make it to a Cedar Fair at least once (or 10) this summer? Traveling to Cedar Point, Kings Island, Carowinds, Dorney Park or any of the other Cedar Fair parks is a blast throughout the year, especially when you can enjoy long days in the park and late nights under the lights of the midway. However, once the temperatures start to drop, there are lots of reasons to love Cedar Fair parks in the fall.

1) Decorations

Starting around August each year, guests visiting the parks can get into the fall spirit by seeing some of the decorations start to take shape around the park. Maybe you will see a Haunt vehicle here or a hearse there. Slowly as you get closer to fall, you will begin to see the park transformed into an entirely new experience, especially after dark.

Fall also means new kids and family activities throughout the day. Then once the sun goes down, the fog starts to roll in and the entire atmosphere becomes captivating.

2) Park Improvements

There is nothing that gets park enthusiasts blood running faster than with the announcement of improvements for the next season. Typically sometime in August or September, the parks have their official release of the next years improvements, whether they be a new roller coaster, rides, or dining enhancements. Shortly thereafter, guests going into fall can watch the early progress of construction, building excitement to carry them into spring and the park reopening.

3) Character Spirit

141022 Cedar Point Trick-or-Treat Halloween Snoopy

Everyone gets into the fall spirit at the parks, and that includes Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Bring the family out during the day and see your favorite characters dressed up just for Halloween.

Or if you visit Cedar Point during the day, you may get lucky and see Tony Clark, the Communications Director driving around the midway parade in a boiling pot of witches brew. Everyone gets in on the action.

4) Unique Menu Offerings

150918 Cedar Point Kettle Corn

While the leaves are changing, so does the food that nurtures the soul, preparing our bodies for winter. That is why we love the food scene at the parks for fall. Find warm cider, pumpkin treats, food stands that are only brought out for Haunt, unique food events, and freshly prepared kettle corn.

References:
2017 Canada’s Wonderland Haunt Food
2017 Valleyfair Blood Suckers Buffet & Brew Bar
2017 Dorney Park Fright Feast
Review: Cedar Point Halloweekends Specialty Baked Potatoes
2017 California’s Great America Haunt Boofet
2017 Cedar Point Boeckling’s Banquet
2017 Cedar Point Night of the Living Fed

5) Dwindling Crowds

Halloweekends/Haunt are historically the busiest time of the year to visit the park, but there are some ways to minimize the crowds. As you get closer to Halloween, and especially on Saturdays, the parks can be very crowded. However, depending on the weather forecast, Friday nights and Sundays can be great nights to take in the park with lower crowds.

6) Merchandise Deals

Looking to snag our favorite merchandise for that special someone? As the parks get closer to closing day, they risk being stuck with a bunch of inventory. This means you should be able to find some great discounts of select items.

7) Best Deal of the Year on Season Passes

Cedar Fair Platinum Pass

If you are like our family, we like to save money, and the best time to do that with Cedar Fair season passes is in the fall. When season passes first go on sale is the best time to buy due to the lowest prices and additional added incentives.

For example, new guests that purchase a season pass this season get into the parks one time this season. Renewing members get a free Fast Lane Plus pass, getting them front of the line access one time this season.

When purchasing your season pass, it is also in your best interest to add the all-season dining plan and all-season drink cup/season pass drink program now, as the prices will only go up the longer you wait.

What gets you in the fall spirit?

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