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Kentucky Kingdom announces new chaperone policy

by Brittani Tuttle

Kentucky Kingdom has announced a new policy to help ensure the park “continues to be a place for all to enjoy” — the Adult Chaperone policy.

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Effective Saturday, May 22, 2021, all guests ages 15 and younger visiting Kentucky Kingdom must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Under this new policy, a chaperone is defined as “a parent, guardian, or other supervising adult age 21 and over with a valid ID, including a photograph and date of birth.”

Each adult chaperone can accompany up to six guests ages 15 and under, and must be present at the time of entry and remain in the park for the entirety of the party’s visit. However, the chaperone doesn’t have to accompany the entire party for the entire time.

Identification will be checked at the park entrance and the policy will be enforced throughout the park by management and security.

If a guest aged 15 or younger is found without their chaperone and not complying with the park’s code of conduct, management or security may request that they identify their supervising adult. If necessary, park management or security will contact or seek to locate the chaperone, and will accompany the guest(s) until they are located.

As reported by WHAS 11, this policy comes not long after police responded to several 911 calls that reported multiple fights involving unaccompanied minors in the theme park’s parking lot.

More information on the new policy can be found here.

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