This post is a review of Planet Spooky at Kings Dominion, which hosted my family for its opening day.
Last weekend, we went to Planet Spooky at Kings Dominion, which is their kid friendly Halloween extravaganza. They had some of the same treasure hunts as last year, like pick out and coloring a pumpkin or the foam pit, but they also added things like a petting zoo and tractor derby. Plus, the treats were better and more of the staff and park was decked out for the event, which made the experience even better this year.
Also, if you haven’t been to Kings Dominion all the summer, most of the kids’ area has been redone to be a much fancier Planet Snoopy with new rides and just a great atmosphere. We had a blast spinning, looping, and flying since the Planet Spooky activities are mixed throughout it.
Before we left the park, we trick or treated with the dinosaurs of Dinosaurs Alive!, which for some reason made me laugh and laugh and laugh. They gave out candy and non-candy options, and even the adults got candy so I didn’t have to steal anything from my kids when they went to sleep that night.
We stayed longer than we meant to and definitely slept well after that Halloween extravaganza.
If you’re in the Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, North Carolina area, you can check out Planet Spooky. It runs every Saturday and Sunday from September 28 through October 27 from 12-5 p.m. and are included with park admission (but only for kids under 54 inches). You can also trick or treat with the dinosaurs for an additional $5 per person with park admission. Park admission prices vary depending on the package but are currently discounted.
Disclaimer: I was asked to review my family’s experience at Kings Dominion’s Planet Spooky in exchange for free admission to the park and to Dinosaurs Alive. I was not told what to say although we do love Kings Dominion so I’m probably a safe bet for them.