Everything You Need To Know About Halloween Haunt At Kings Island
Halloween Haunt at Kings Island is well underway! We stopped by to check out everything happening at this year’s event. When you approach the park, you may notice the front gate looks a little different than during the summer. The front gate has been themed to Haunt as well and as soon as you approach the park, you’ll notice the Halloween feel.
Haunt kicked off with a ceremony at the front of the fountains with a clown who appears on stage. He tells the crowd that if he’s evil enough, he’ll unleash Haunt upon Kings Island (you can probably guess whether or not he’s evil enough). This is fun way to start off the evening at the park and get in the mood to get spooked in all the mazes and scare zones the park has to offer.
The park has two new outdoor scare zones this year, Wasteland and Dance of the Macabre. Wasteland is themed to a toxic spill at the Miami River Chemical Company and the toxic waste is spreading. The event we attended even had food themed to Wasteland to celebrate the opening of the new attraction.
The other new scare zone is Dance of the Macabre. It’s a unique and interactive experience different from other scare zones you might be used to seeing. Located under the Eiffel Tower, its a celebration and you’re invited. Characters in period clothing walk around, interacting with guests and there’s even places for you to stop and take pictures with them.
There’s also the addition of a new skeleton key room this year. The building where Sorority House was located in previous years is undergoing construction, but don’t worry, because the skeleton room has been re-themed and moved to Blood on the Bayou (we’re not giving any spoilers as to what’s in the room though!).
While there, we talked with Don Helbig, the parks Director of Communication. He told us more about Haunt as well as some details about future events such as WinterFest, Coasterstock and more!
What part of Haunt are you looking forward to the most? Let us know via social media. For tickets and more information, visit the official Kings Island website here.
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