Kings Islands officially kicked off its frightful Halloween Haunt on Friday the 23rd. It’s a lot more organized this year and offers more perks and conveniences for those that don’t want to wait in lines. For as little as $20 dollars(purchased 5 at a time) or $30 purchased individually they offer a fright lane lanyard which allows you access to a special fast path line cutting your wait times in half for all haunted mazes. The only downside we were able to note with the fright lane lanyard was that it easily blows off on some of the bigger coasters and is unable to be replaced. KI added two new areas for 2011 which include a scare zone called “Nightmare Alley” which leads to the indoor haunt “Holiday Horror”. Holiday zone is a novel concept of different rooms based on holidays each with twists and a scare. Gone in 2011 is “Death Row” which was replaced by “Mysteria”. Mysteria is housed in the same area of death row and is filled with chain link fencing, laser lighting, full body spandex suit wearing actors, and a quiet dark ambient soundtrack. Some of the better returning indoor haunts include “Urgent Scare”, “Club Blood”, “Massacre Manor”, “Slaughter House” and “Wolf Pack” which returns for its second year. KI has a unique outdoor ambience with thick rolling fog and is thoroughly decorated for Halloween. For season pass holders you can’t go wrong, and if you aren’t a season pass holder make sure you spend the extra $5 dollars when purchasing your ticket and grab the fright feast. It’s unlimited food from 6pm-730pm and has chicken tenders, hot dogs, pulled pork bbq just to name a few. Kings Island is a great place to come out just to enjoy the dark spooky fog filled evenings where you can soak in the cold air while enjoying the ambient sound of screams in the background. It’s probably one of our top choices in the Cincinnati area to come hang out and enjoy the spooky things that go bump in the night.
We would like to thank the media department at Kings island for providing us with tickets valued at $29.99