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This past weekend we were invited to spend the day at Kings Island for The Great Pumpkin Fest. Kings Island transforms the park for Halloween with a little something for all ages. The usual rides and some attractions are still open so you don’t have to spend all of your time at the Great Pumpkin Fest but if you do I don’t think the kids will be disappointed.
One little tip to keep in mind if your children are small and do not like being scared, try to make it on a Sunday or prepare to leave at 6pm on Saturday. I didn’t realize when I planned our visit that Planet Snoopy closes on Saturdays at 6pm so that it can be transformed into a place full of creepy ghouls, goblins and things of that nature. Also keep in mind that Saturdays are very busy and at 6pm it becomes even more busy as in everywhere you walk you’re sandwiched in between people. This may pose a bit of discomfort for parents with small children or those pushing strollers.
The Great Pumpkin Fest takes place back in the water park area. As you walk back to the area it’s held at you will find many signs all along the fencing showing the different activities that you have to look forward to as well as areas where you can stop to take pictures.
Once you arrive at the area where the Great Pumpkin Fest is being held there’s a park employee dressed up handing out treat bags. The kids can then take these bags around the different stations to trick or treat.
Many children and adults were dressed in costumes as well but as you will notice in our pictures we did not. It was a little warm out and we didn’t want the kids getting overheated or having to worry about tugging at their costumes all day. They did have a lot of fun observing all of the costumes on the guests and Kings Island staff.
We loved the variety of activities for the kids to take part in as well as a the great selection of additional places where you can take pictures.
This was The Great Dance Party and below is Zayden having some fun dancing along.
The Linus’ Foamtastic was definitely a favorite for Isaiah and Zayden! As you can see they weren’t the only kids enjoying all of those bubbles.
Linus’s Labyrinth is a corn stalk and hay bale maze made for kids. The kids had a great time playing and we had just as much fun taking pictures and watching them enjoying themselves.
Of course at the end of it all they got to meet one of their favorite characters and have their picture taken.
We can’t wait to go back next year but I do think we will go on a Sunday. All in all we had a great time.
If you’re planning a trip to Kings Island you may want to take a look at my post on Tips And Tricks For Your Family Visit To Kings Island.
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