MASON, Ohio (WDTN) - When Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs opens for its second season September 23 at Kings Island, park visitors will notice many of the dinosaurs in the world’s largest animatronic dinosaur park have been decorated as Dracula, pirates, wizards, clowns and ballerinas.
The decorations on the dinosaurs were done by families from A Kid Again, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun-filled outings and ongoing support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, and are accompanied by a story about a child in the program.
Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs is just $5 with park admission. All proceeds from the Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs’ ticket sales September 23 will go directly to A Kid Again.
In 2009, Kings Island raised more than $107,000 for A Kid Again through an auction to be among the first to ride the Diamondback roller coaster. To date, the Diamondback auction is the largest single fundraiser in the organization’s Cincinnati chapter’s 17-year history.
Only Kings Island lets kids and families fill a bag full of candy with over 60 life-sized, moving dinosaurs at Dinosaurs Alive! But dinosaurs are just half the fun. Everyone’s favorite rides and attractions are open during the day on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall with all sorts of Halloween activities like a hay bale maze, petting zoo, costume contest, and more in the all-new Soak City’s Howl-O-Palooza.
Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.