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Celebrate the 4th with Cedar Fair

Here’s what’s in store for Independence Day at Cedar Fair’s theme parks:

Knott’s Berry Farm
Open 10 am – 10 pm
Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City water parks- Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs are pleased to announce that they will offer FREE admission to active and retired United States Military personnel July 2-6 as part of their Tribute to the Armed Forces program. In addition, active and retired members of the U.S. military will be able to purchase discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) for Knott’s Berry Farm ($32.99) and Knott’s Soak City water parks ($27.99)at the gate. A valid military ID must be presented during time of ticket purchase at gate.

Knott’s will celebrate the 4th with a spectacular aerial fireworks show at 10:00 pm as well as offer some fantastic park wide entertainment starting with Knott’s ice show “Happiness is….Snoopy!”, “All Wheels Extreme” Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular and more!

California’s Great America
Open 10 am – 8 pm
California’s Great America welcomes the world famous Santa Clara Vanguard for a special Independence Day performance. This special performance in Celebration Plaza will take place at 4:00PM.

Gilroy Gardens
Open 10 am – 6 pm
June 30 – July 4 and September 1 – 3 • Join us in saluting our heroes! Active Duty Military personnel get FREE ADMISSION to the park, on the dates listed above, when presenting an Active Duty Military ID—one complimentary admission per ID.

June 30 – July 4 • Come celebrate with us! The Park will host a special All-You-Can Eat BBQ in the South County Picnic Grove from noon to 2:00pm.

World’s of Fun
Open 10 am – 11 pm
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are offering FREE admission to active, reserve, retired, and veteran U.S. military personnel on July 3 – 5.

Worlds of Fun lights up the sky with a huge fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4, PLUS every Saturday in July! Fireworks begin at 10 pm.

Valleyfair
Open 10 am – 11 pm
Military members receive FREE admission to Valleyfair over the Fourth of July holiday!

Valleyfair will light up the sky on select evenings from June 1 – August 25 with a Fantastic Fireworks display. Fireworks begin at 9:50pm on every night the Park is open until 10pm or later. An extended Fantastic Fireworks show will be presented Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Michigan’s Adventure
Open 11 am – 9 pm
No events or fireworks have been announced for this park.

Kings Island
Open 10 am – Midnight
Kings Island prides itself on providing world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment for guests of all ages. Kings Island is also proud of the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military and is pleased to announce plans for its Tribute to the Armed Forces program during the 2012 season.

Kings Island’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program will offer a free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Memorial Day weekend and over the Fourth of July. Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $29.99. A valid military ID must be presented at the Kings Island ticket window July 3-5 to receive this offer.

Kings Island lights the fuse on one of the Midwest’s largest and most impressive Fourth of July fireworks displays. This colorful pageant in the sky set against the backdrop of the park will be 10 times the size and scope of the traditional nightly fireworks display at the park, creating an experience unlike any other in the Tri-State region. To keep the excitement in high gear, Kings Island will stay open until Midnight July 4, giving guests the chance to experience and enjoy even more thrills.

Cedar Point
Open 10 am – Midnight
Any active, retired or honorably-discharged member of the United States Armed Forces can receive one (1) free regular admission ticket to Cedar Point. Fireworks will take place at 10:30 pm following a 9:15 pm performance of Luminosity.

Dorney Park
Open 10 am – 11 pm
Dorney Park is proud of the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military and will offer a deeper discounted admission this week for any active or retired military personnel and their families of $30.99. In addition, active and retired military personnel can receive free admission when celebrating July 4th at Dorney Park.

Join us for the LARGEST and BEST fireworks display in Dorney Park’s history! We plan to treat our guest with the GREATEST firework display in the state to celebrate our nation’s birthday. You won’t want to miss it! Show starts at 9:30 pm, then stay for one last ride as the park is open until 11:00 pm.

King’s Dominion
Open 10:30 am – 10 pm
Join us July 3-4 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

*Free Admission only valid on July 3 & 4 for those qualifying with a valid US military I.D.

Schedule of Events

  • Moment of silence at noon
  • Flag raising before opening by Quantico color guard and soloist on July 3 and VFW veterans on July 4
  • Recruiters from all branches of military will have booths set up by the Eiffel tower on July 3
  • Bagpipe soloist Tim MacLeod
  • Band performance on the Bandstand at 12PM
  • Uncle Sam stilt walker at front gate
  • Special 15 minute firework show on July 4

Carowinds
Open 10 am – 10 pm
Join us May 27-28 and July 3-4 for the third annual Military Days! Carowinds salutes our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.
*Free Admission only valid on May 27 & 28 and July 3 & 4 for those qualifying with a valid US military I.D

Daily Special Activities at Carowinds:

Tuesday, July 3
Presentation of the Colors by the Indian Trail VFW Post 2423
Flag Ceremony
All-You-Can Eat Command Picnic
Interactive Military Artillery Vehicle

Wednesday, July 4
Presentation of the Colors by Civil Air Patrol of Iredell
Flag Ceremony
All-You-Can Eat Command Picnic
Performances by the Army Ground Force Band- Brass Brigade
Celebrate America! Fireworks Spectacular

Compiled by IPM News

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