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Halloween attractions uncovered in Cincinnati

As Halloween season approaches, McNicholas students have the opportunity to get in the spirit with numerous local attractions. The most popular Cincinnati Halloween attractions are Halloween Haunt, USS Nightmare, Land of Illusion, and the Dent Schoolhouse.

Halloween Haunt, also known as Fearfest, is perhaps the most known among McNicholas students. Halloween Haunt is located at Kings Island. Every Friday and Saturday night, this horror-filled park is open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. until October 26.Tickets cost $26.99 and allow access to the haunted houses and rides. Halloween Haunt is not recommended for anyone under 13 due to the graphic visuals and possible exposure to strobe lights.

Senior Meaghan McGraw enjoys spending time with her friends at Halloween Haunt. “I love going to Halloween Haunt,” McGraw said. “I don’t think it is that scary, but I like hanging out with my friends and having a good time. The creepy people walking around scare me when they jump out. The haunted houses could be scarier if they weren’t predictable.”

The USS Nightmare  is a popular haunted attraction located in Newport, Kentucky.  Senior Kristen Rehl thought it was a good place to go with friends, but overall thought it was not that scary. “We would talk to the people and tease them to ease the tension. There were these two girls in front of us screaming. If I had to give it something out of 5 stars, it would be 2 out of 5,” Rehl said.

The USS Nightmare is located in Newport and is open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the weekends and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays.  A ticket costs $18 Thursday through Sunday.

Land of Illusion  is one of the scariest places to visit in Ohio and freshman Wade Kennedy is one McNicholas student who visited this attraction. “Overall it was fun, but it was scary because people would jump out unexpectedly,” Kennedy said. “I toughed it out and got through it. I would go back again.”

Land of Illusion is located in Middletown, Ohio and is open weekends from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. One ticket at $34.99 is good for four haunted houses and a haunted trail.

Although it may not be as well known to McNicholas students as the preceding attractions, the Dent Schoolhouse has been said to be one of the scariest. Located in Harrison, it is open every Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. General admission is $22 until the attraction closes on November 2. Legend says that children have disappeared from this schoolhouse when it was an actual operating school.

“[Dent Schoolhouse] was definitely one of the most suspenseful haunted attractions around,” senior Taylor Edwards said. “Not only were they great at scaring people, but the decorations and the set up was incredible.”

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About Maddie Sorensen

Senior Maddie Sorensen is a Journalism I student and a staff reporter. She has been on the McNicholas varsity softball for three years. She is involved in Service Club, Spirit Club, Respect Life Club, International Club, and she is a McNicholas Ambassador.

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