What is the Kings Island Halloween Haunt? | Simply Explained

In this guide we'll cover what Halloween Haunt is, how the Kings Island park changes to accommodate it, and everything that you must do when you visit.

    What is the Kings Island Halloween Haunt?

    Halloween Haunt is a limited time event that occurs around the Halloween season featuring Scare Zones, Haunted Houses, shows, and dozens of terrifying monsters strolling around the park.

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    When night time begins, Halloween Haunt does as well. The park transforms into a halloween themed event, which is ultra popular with park-goers.

    Halloween Haunt is typically intended for visitors at least 13 years of age.

    Fun Fact

    Halloween Haunt was voted the 'Best Halloween Theme Park Event' in 2018 by USA Today readers.

    When Does it Start?

    Halloween Haunt in 2022 begins on September 24th - October 30th.

    It takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at 6 pm.

    Scare Zones

    What are Scare Zones?

    Scare Zones are zones in the park that purposefully have less lighting and lots of fog.

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    In this area 'monsters' (aka workers dressed up in scary costumes) will walk up to you when you least expect it, to try to give you the ultimate scare.

    Not all scare zones are the same however, as each scare zone is themed differently, and so are the monsters!

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    Scare zones are popular in most theme parks across the country, and it is something that's only available near Halloween season.

    Scare zones include Coney Maul, International Street of Fear, Pumpkin Eater and ShipWrecked.

    Haunted Houses

    What are Haunted Houses?

    A scary-themed house/maze full of screams, thrills, and tons of fog where park-goers can enter. 

    Upon seemingly every corner, there are scarers ready to greet you. On top of this, these houses are themed to be as scary as possible.

    It's safe to say that haunted houses aren't for the faint of heart.

    There is also typically very loud music playing to make it hard for visitors to be able to predict where the scarers are.

    Can't Miss Mazes/Houses include C.H.A.O.S, Cornered, Slaughterhouse & KillMart.

    cornered halloween haunt kings island

    Shows

    The monsters around the park aren't restricted to just scare zones and haunted houses, as they also frequently perform shows.

    These shows feature synchronized performances by the monsters, where they will showcase their amazing moves and instrumental skills live.

    Drums of the Dead and Monster Rock are shows that you absolutely can't miss.

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    Great Pumpkin Fest

    During the day, experience the lighter side of Halloween season through the Great Pumpkin Fest, with many of the same night-time attractions and some not-so-scary daytime fun with the Peanuts Gang.

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    Kids will be able to swing by dressed up in their halloween costumes and be able to trick or treat or even take part in the PEANUTS costume parade.

    Fright Lane

    Fright lane is essentially a Fast Lane pass that allows you to skip the lines at Kings Island during the Halloween season.

    Halloween Haunt is a popular event that only occurs once a year, so naturally when it finally returns the crowd does as well.

    If you hate waiting in lines, or just want to maximize your time, you will definitely want to consider a Fright lane pass.

    You can purchase Fright Lane tickets directly from the Kings Island site.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Halloween Haunt at Kings Island Scary?

    Halloween Haunt is absolutely scary, and for that reason is one of the most anticipated events of the year. As soon as the night begins, there will be monsters prowling the park from the scare zones to the haunted houses.

    What is the Scariest Haunted House at Kings Island?

    It's a toss up between Chaos and Slaughterhouse as they're both extremely frightening, and some of the best houses the event offers.

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