Open Saturdays and Sundays through October 27, Planet Spooky is all fun and no fear. Kings Dominion has turned its newly expanded Planet Snoopy area into a Halloween wonderland for little ones with not a scare in sight.
Kids arriving at Planet Spooky receive a treat bag and trick-or-treat map to help them find fun treats at stations around Planet Snoopy. They're also measured and given a wristband that makes it easy to tell which rides they are tall enough to ride.
A loved the rides at the park - at just a smidge over 45 inches tall, she was tall enough for every ride she asked to try and was big enough to go on a few by herself.
Flying the planes on Snoopy vs. Red Baron was the highlight of her day - this was A's very favorite ride.
We had assumed baby brother would largely be along for the ride, but we didn't realize that he'd literally be along for the ride - D was big enough to join his sister on PEANUTS Road Rally and PEANUTS Turnpike.
D was sad he was too small to join A for Joe Cool's Driving School. A had a bumpy start getting her car going (right into a wall of hay bales!), but once she got the hang of it she had a great time zipping around the track.
In addition to rides, Planet Spooky has lots of other activities, including a moon bounce, foam pit and corn maze. A loved Sally's Pumpkin Painting Patch and brought home her very own pumpkin, and D could have stayed with Woodstock's Barnyard Pals all day - he loved these little piglets!
Costumed characters dressed in their Halloween finest roam through Planet Spooky, and both kids loved them.
We made one more stop at Kings Dominion before heading home - to visit the dinosaurs of Dinosaurs Alive for the new Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs!
39 life-sized moving dinosaurs line the paths of Dinosaurs Alive, and for Halloween many of them are in costume.The dentist T. Rex was a family favorite.
Treats were available at stations along the way. Each station had a sign posted with a list of ingredients, making life a bit easier for families with allergies. Non-candy treats were also available.
The dinosaurs were a little too realistic for A, who was a bit afraid until she came to a station where she could make a dinosaur move with the push of a button. Both kids loved the sand pit, where they stopped to help dig up bones.
Planet Spooky and Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs are two great new Halloween options for younger kids who love Halloween but aren't ready for scarier attractions. A has already asked when we can go back!
Disclosure: My family received tickets to Kings Dominion and Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions about these attractions.