*Pictured above, my friend Amy (left) and I enjoying Kings Island Halloween Haunt in 2009! Talk about a throwback!*

It may be August, but we are heading full steam ahead into spooky season AKA my favorite time of year.  One of my favorite things to do when Halloween season is in full swing to go to Kings Island and check out their Halloween Haunt. I've been a few times with friends, and they always go all out for Halloween.  This year the amusement park has been nominated for a national contest for the USA Today's 10 Best Readers Choice Travel Awards Contest. Kings Island was nominated for Best Halloween Event. If you would like to vote for Kings Island you can do so once a day until August 30th, here.

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Halloween Haunt at the legendary Kings Island near Cincinnati is back with evil creatures, frightening mazes, haunted attractions, and night rides on The Beast, Banshee, Diamondback, Mystic Timbers, and other thrill-inducing attractions. Special lighting and fog effects turn the 364-acre complex into a spooky experience you’ll never forget.

Kings Island is located in Mason Ohio, which is just outside of Cincinnati, so it's not a far drive from the Tri-State.  When my friends and I have gone to their Halloween Haunt we usually just make a whole day trip out of it, and it's worth it! They deck out the entire park in Halloween decorations, they have haunted houses throughout the park, and at night the creepy characters come out and it's a little unnerving, but in a good way.

If you're interested in checking out Kings Island Halloween Haunt for 2021, it kicks off on September 24th and runs through October 30th.

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