In terms of individual haunts, the experiences can be a bit uneven. CarnEvil was terrific this year. 3-D glasses, kooky clowns and uniquely camouflaged characters make it a lot of fun
The Haunt will satisfy the curious occasional hauntgoer but won’t slake a veteran horror freak’s thirst for chills.
THE WAIT: Lines can be very long during the thick of the evening (we waited an hour to get into one haunt), so go early and plan to stay late: You won’t make it through all of the attractions in one night. Individual attractions take 10-20 minutes to explore.
DETAILS: The park is open noon-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30 with the Haunt running 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Kings Island, Exit 24 off I-71, Mason, 513-754-5700, haunt.visitkingsisland.com
THE DAMAGE: Free admission to KI season pass holders. Saturdays are $49.99 at the gate or $27.99 online in advance; Fridays are $34.99 at the gate, $21.99 online in advance or at the gate with a college ID.
CITYBEAT RATING: PG-13