Are you looking for some family-friendly fun this fall?
The Tricks and Treats Fall Fest event at Kings Island Amusement Park has you covered.
I’m sharing more about what to expect this year and how to make the most out of this unique fall event.
This article is brought to you in partnership with Kings Island. As a Kings Island Ambassador, I love sharing insider tips to help you make the most of your visit to the park. This article contains affiliate links.
What to Expect at Trick or Treats Fall Fest This Year
Kings Island’s all-new Tricks And Treats Fall Fest is set to be the area’s favorite event for family-friendly Halloween activities and fall fun.
The fall festival is designed to help make special memories and enjoy the fall season with your loved ones safely.
Guests can expect AMAZING food, activities, entertainment, seasonal merchandise and so much more!
When is Tricks And Treats Fall Fest?
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest is Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 29, 2023, from 11AM- 6PM.
*Tricks and Treats Fall Fest is included with your admission ticket. You can find the lowest price on Kings Island tickets here.
*Please note that Planet Snoopy is closed on Fridays and will also close at 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays during Halloween Haunt.
Make sure that you download the free Kings Island mobile app.
It’s a great resource with information on show times, ride wait times, attractions, and dining during Tricks and Treats Fall Fest.
Family Activities at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Tricks And Treats Fall Fest offers all the playful fun of a traditional fall festival with the bonus of incredible amusement park rides.
It’s so fun to see all of the little kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes at the park.
Family Activities at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
Families will find that there are a lot of additional activities to enjoy beyond the rides.
Here are some of the activities that kids can enjoy:
- Tricks and Treat Costume Contest
- Artisan Pumpkin Patch
- Corn Cart Alley
- Monster Makeovers *additional fee
Halloween Crafts at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
- Pumpkin Decorating
- Create hand-crafted masks
- Halloween Coloring
- Halloween bracelets
You can watch as talented pumpkin artisans decorate incredible masterpieces.
Visit Designated Trick-or-Treating Spots at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
There are designated Trick-or-Treating spots (10 in total) for kids with individually packaged treats located in Planet Snoopy or very close to it.
The lines move pretty quickly, especially in the non-kid sections of the park, like Action Zone.
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest activities are NOT in the waterpark like in previous years many years ago.
Make sure that you pick up a Tricks and Treats Fall Fest park map or scan the image with your phone near the entrance so that you don’t miss any treat or treat stations.
Ghoulish Game Zone at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Kids can enjoy a variety of games where everyone is the winner at the Ghoulish Game Zone located in Planet Snoopy.
Kids Costumes at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Children ages 12 and under are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes during their visit to the park.
The Kings Island Costume Council will be searching for new members to join their “houses” as they gather their teams for the big costume contest!
What are the Costume Guidelines for Tricks and Treats Fall Fest?
Costumes are encouraged for guests ages 12 and under. If you want to wear a costume, make sure that it’s family-friendly.
Keep your weapons and gore at home. Costumes that conceal identity are prohibited.
FYI – Kings Island reserves the right to deny admission to, or remove, any person wearing attire that is inappropriate or that could detract from the experience of other guests at the park.
Get a Monster Makeover
If your kids don’t have a costume, they can transform their look with a Halloween-themed makeover by a Kings Island airbrush artist.
2023 KINGS ISLAND Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Tasting Locations
Plan your culinary adventure around Kings Island by checking out the menu items at the locations below.
- LaRosa’s Pizzeria
- Sweet Spot
- The French Corner
- Kings Island Food Truck
- Grain and Grill
- Wishbone Grill
- International Street Funnel Cakes
- Chicken Shack
- Enrique’s Cantina
- Rivertown Funnel Cakes
- Rivertown Potato Works
I would highly recommend scanning the QR code to pull up the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Menu to help you narrow down your options.
If you are like me, you probably want to know ALL of your options before you decide what you want to try.
Below you can save the image of all of the menu items of the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest included with the All Season Dining Plan to your phone for easy reference.
Plan Ahead for the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Menu
I would recommend prioritizing the menu items that you want to try because popular menu items could run out closer to the end of the evening.
Hours may be adjusted at any time.
Most of park food locations close 1 hour – to 30 minutes before the park closes. International Street and the restaurants closer to the front of the park are open until the park closes.
I think it’s so much easier to decide once you know what the food options look like.
There are images of each of the special Fall Fest Tricks and Treats menu items outside each participating restaurant location.
Make it a Date
If you want to mix up your next date, the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Menu is a fun way to mix things up and try something new.
I love that so many Tricks and Treat Fall Fest menu items are also included in the All Season Dining Plan.
Afterwards, you can enjoy the rides with options for all thrill levels from coasters to the train.
Specialty Brews and Booze Bars at Kings Island
Enjoy tasty craft beer, ciders, and specialty potions (that can be ordered without alcohol or “bewitched” with a nip of spirits.)
Throughout the park you’ll also find gotta-have-it favorites and lots of goodies with a Halloween twist—all served with the highest safety standards.
Specialty Brews and Booze Bars Locations
- Rotten Gourd (Action Zone)
- Festhaus Bar
- Oktoberfest Bar
- Jukebox Diner Bar
- Miami River Brewhouse
Watch a Live Show at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
You can still enjoy live entertainment throughout the park. It’s recommended to arrive 15-30 minutes early before the showtime.
There are live shows throughout the park. Check the Kings Island app or Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Guide for times and locations.
- Dj Dr. Scream Dance Party
- The Fangtastistics
- The Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown
Take a Fall Family Photo
There are plenty of areas throughout the park that are perfect for a family photo or pic with friends.
There are several great photo areas in Planet Snoopy for younger kids.
You’ll definitely want to check out the Peanuts Showplace with lots of photo ops added this year.
Make sure that you don’t leave the park before taking a group picture somewhere in the park.
There are also fun photo ops for older kids throughout the park.
Are the Rides at Kings Island Still Open During Tricks and Treats Fall Fest?
Yes! You can still enjoy all of your favorite rides (except for water attractions) during your visit to the park.
*Take Note of Early Ride Closures
Planet Snoopy rides will be closed on all Fridays AND starting at 7PM during Haunt events on Saturdays.
Early Ride Time for Season Pass Holders
Park early ride time (ERT) hours for 23 & 24 season pass holders is 10:30 on Saturday & Sunday only. No Early Ride Times on Fridays.
Early Ride Time rides through the end of October are on Banshee, Cargo Loco, Sol Spin, Flying Ace Aerial Chase and Woodstock Gliders.
Season Pass checks will be conducted at ride entrances this year not on International Street.
How to Save on Your Visit to Kings Island With a Tricks and Treats Bundle
This is a great time to consider a Gold Season Pass which has unlimited visits in 2024 and is also good for the rest of the 2023 season.
You can also find the lowest price on admission tickets to Kings Island here.
“No-Boo” Necklace Option If You Want to Stay for Halloween Haunt
The No-Boo Necklace is for any guest who may be a little hesitant to experience Halloween Haunt.
The monsters may still interact with the wearer of a No-Boo necklace, but won’t attempt to scare them. A No-Boo necklace can be purchased at the park.
*If you have younger children, you may want to leave the park before 6 PM on Saturdays when the monsters for Haunt begin to walk throughout the park.
What Ages is Haunt at Kings Island Recommended for?
Haunt is recommended for ages 13 and older due to mature themes and attractions.
What Time Does Haunt Start at Kings Island?
Haunt activities begin at 6 PM beginning Friday, Sept. 22, and running for 15 select nights through Oct. 28.
Haunt Sundays this year are 10/8, 10/15 and 10/22 starting at 6 PM.
Your Kings Island Admission ticket includes Fall Fest and Haunt.
*There is no reentry to the park after 6 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and select Sundays Haunt dates listed above.
New Chaperone Policy at Kings Island
There is a new chaperone policy at Kings Island to help keep all guests as safe as possible.
Under this policy, all guests at Kings Island ages 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old in order to be admitted to, or remain in, the park after 4PM local time to close.
The chaperone must present a valid government-issued photo identification with date of birth at ticket entry.
One chaperone may accompany no more than (10) guests ages 15 or younger per day.
In addition, the chaperone must accompany their party during entry, remain inside the park during their visit, and be available by phone throughout their stay.
Guests ages 15 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection. This chaperone requirement applies to all Kings Island ticket and season passholders.
Bag Policy for Haunt at Kings Island
The bag policy at Kings Island begins at 4 PM.
During Halloween Haunt, re-entry is not permitted for guests who leave the park after 6:00 PM.
Clear plastic bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” as well as non-clear wristlets or clutches no larger than 5”x 8”x 2” are allowed after 4:00 PM for Halloween Haunt.
All bags are subject to search prior to entry.
Haunt Scare Zones
- International Street Fear
- Pumpkin Eater
- Coney Maul
- Alien X
- Abandoned (New) – The problem started years ago in this new scare zone, on the grounds of the Miami Valley Lumber Company. Men and women, 66 in total, entered the lumber company and were never seen again… at least not the way they used to be. Stepping into Rivertown, outsiders find themselves immersed in a small abandoned lumber village that’s haunted by something mysterious. The forest is overrun by supernatural creatures that have riddled their confines with darkness and despair. Are these the lumber yard workers from days past? And, which of them is evil?
Haunt Indoor Mazes
- Alien Abyss (New) – In this haunted maze, the Department of Alien Research has been secretly cross-breeding two aggressive life forms. Their goal: develop a biological weapon in the event of future warfare. When civilians are invited to tour the research compound, something goes terribly wrong. The only way to exit the compound is to move forward, but are they being followed? And where are those new life forms?
- Hotel St. Michelle
- Madame Fatale’s Cavern of Terror
Haunt Outdoor Maze
Haunt Sinister Shows
- Monster Rock
- Dr. Nightmare (New)
Haunt Themed Merchandise
You can find the lowest prices for tickets to Kings Island Fall Fest and Haunt here.