For as long as I can remember, Kings Island has been one of the premier amusement park destinations. The added bonus? It's not that far away. The park is going to give back on the first three weekends of August to those who serve our communities. 

The following occupations will be getting in FREE in August at Kings Island.

August 2-4, this coming weekend, teachers, faculty and staff, before they head back to school next week can get in free with a valid school employee ID or teaching license with a photo ID.

August 9-11, all first responders get in free, again, with proper ID and photo ID: firefighters, EMTs, uniformed police officers, state troopers, border patrol agents, investigators, evidence technicians, firearms examiners, crime lab technicians, 911 dispatchers, correction officers, handwriting examiners, intelligence analysts, and investigative assistants.

August 16-18, healthcare professionals will be able to get in free with a valid healthcare ID. Those who qualify for free admission include: surgeons, physicians, therapists, nurses, certified nursing assistants, pharmacists, optometrists, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, dietitians and nutritionists, speech-language pathologists, family practitioners, phlebotomists, veterinary technologists, cardiovascular technologists, anesthesiologists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, obstetricians, pediatricians, nurse’s aides, medical aides and more.

*Family members and friends can get discounted tickets online for these dates HERE under "lowest price of the season".