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Halloween Haunt comes screaming back September 21

Don Helbig

Area Manager Digital Marketing - Kings Island

Twitter: @DonHelbig 

  

The chill of fall is now in the air, which can only mean one thing to residents of Greater Cincinnati: the return of Halloween Haunt at Kings Island!

The popular annual Halloween event returns September 21 to Kings Island when the park is transformed into a veritable playground of terror, with literally hundreds of assorted clowns, ghouls, vampires, werewolves and zombies lurking in the shadows waiting to feed off your screams.

Running every Friday and Saturday night for six weekends through October 27, Halloween Haunt 2018 will feature nine haunted mazes, four outdoor scare zones, three sinister shows, plus the thrill of more than 20 of your favorite rides, including The Beast, Banshee, Diamondback and Mystic Timbers roller coasters.

The biggest change this year is the addition and location of two new scare zones, Coney Maul and Pumpkin Eater, which will make for a more immersive and frightful experience. Eight popular haunted mazes will be returning, Backwoods Bayou, Blackout, Field of Screams, KillMart, Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror, Slaughter House, Urgent Scare and Wolf Pack.

One new haunted maze will debut this year, CHAOS. Its backstory goes like this: C.H.A.O.S. Labs Inc. (Cerebral Health Association and Operational Sciences) has been hired by the federal government to develop a sedative that will allow safer space travel by humans to distant planets. The injected drug is intended to put the passengers in a stasis while they make the long journey to the far off planet. During the testing phase, one of the pipes carrying the vapor form of the drug accidentally burst open, creating a massive cloud that intoxicated the queue of participants. The drug in its vapor form is extremely aggressive, and side effects, including chaotic hallucinations, have taken over.

The live entertainment lineup will feature Blood Drums, Monster Rock and the all-new Haunted Homecoming.

Tickets for Halloween Haunt are as low as $31.99 when purchased in advance online or Kings Island’s mobile app, which Android and iPhone users can download for free. Admission to the event is free for 2018 and 2019 Gold and Platinum passholders.

Guests looking to make the most of their night at Halloween Haunt can add Fright Lane to bypass waiting in line to experience each of the nine haunted mazes once.

Parents, be advised. Halloween Haunt includes graphic scenes, suggestive themes and intense imagery and is intended for mature audiences. This event is not recommended for children.

For families, the Great Pumpkin Fest, presented by the Hershey Company, is a kid-friendly daytime Halloween event that takes place from 12-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 29 through October 28. The event features crafts, games, mini tractor races, a hay bale maze, foam bit, trick-or-treat stops, petting farm, kids’ costume contest and meet-and-greet opportunities with the PEANUTS gang.

 

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