Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin’ Donuts
It’s that time of year again. To be scared, of course! Chances are if you like haunted houses, you have heard of Dent Schoolhouse! And it’s back for another season in Cincinnati, Ohio. I got to experience a backstage tour with the lights on (phew!) and learn all about the creepy attraction thanks to the Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin’ Donuts.
Cincinnati’s Ultimate Haunted House is ranked as one of the nation’s best haunted attractions by USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria, Haunted Attraction Magazine, Hauntworld, HauntedHouseRatings.com, Citybeat, and many others. www.frightsite.com
Also seen on the Travel Channel show- Halloween Crazy!
The Dent Schoolhouse takes place in a schoolhouse that was built back in 1896 and contains a gruesome legend… The Janitor of the school, Charlie McFree, is said to have killed a large number of the student body over a period of 10-20 years. Hiding their bodies within the basement, the smell became too much and alerted the town of Dent… discovery of the hellish scene has made a permanent residence in the basement.
The building is said to be haunted by both the lost children… and The Janitor!
Every admission ticket includes admission to The Dent Schoolhouse and the Queen City Slaughter Yard. Cincinnati’s premier haunted house is just outside downtown and open on select days in September through certain days in November.
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30pm to 12:00am
Sundays & Thursdays: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Dunkin’ Donuts invited a group of bloggers from the local area to come enjoy donuts, dinner, and the Dent Schoolhouse. I spent the evening with wonderful friends and their guests while we played games, got fed delicious donuts and other sweet treats from Dunkin’ Donuts, guzzled down their coffee, and enjoyed a meal prepared by Colonel De’s Gourmet Herbs and Spices.
The tour was after we finished our meal, and the owner of the haunted house, Bud Stross, personally walked us through the different areas as he answered our questions and showed us up close and personal! Now, I don’t like scary movies or haunted houses, and I only agreed to go on the tour because the lights were kept on! I can’t imagine making it through in the dark, with all the lights, actors and special effects all going on around me.
BUT for folks who love this kind of scary stuff, this is THE place to go if you can. It takes the actors several hours each night to get made up with costume, makeup, etc. Plus, about one-third of the entire attraction is redesigned each year, so there’s always something different than last year. And it’s over 18,000 square feet of haunting fun!
As if the schoolhouse itself wasn’t enough, there’s also the Queen City Slaughter Yard also included in each ticket! Just imagine the worst parts of a butcher shop and a ton of chainsaws operated by crazy people!
As a parent, I had to evaluate it for my family before they visited. It’s definitely meant for older teenagers and adults, not kids! There is an emergency and/or “chicken” exit in most areas. There are non-scaring staff members keeping an eye on everyone, plus night vision cameras being monitored by on-site security. The Dent Schoolhouse also keeps medical staff on-site in cause of any problems. And they sell food, drinks, souvenirs right outside AND they have bathrooms available.
There are several ways to get tickets to this year’s season. First, you can enter to win your own tickets! The giveaway runs until 10/9/17! See the details below.
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Buy your tickets at The Dent Schoolhouse ticket office. Or you can pick up discount tickets at Dunkin’ Donuts, CVS, and Pizza Hut. Or you can purchase your tickets online (I suggest checking out the Fast Pass option) on the Dent Schoolhouse website. Also be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and deals!
As one of the sponsors of The Dent Schoolhouse, Dunkin’ Donuts wants to let all of our local friends know about their Who-Dey promotion: When the Bengals win, so do you, with a free hot or iced coffee the next day when you order through the mobile app. Plus, they have their pumpkin donuts and coffee, including the new Pumpkin Iced Macchiato!
A huge shout out and thank you to Dunkin’ Donuts of Cincinnati to having us out for dinner, treats, and this tour. I’d also like to thank Colonel De’s for making our dinner so we wouldn’t get scared on an empty stomach. Be sure to check out their locations in Ft Thomas, Findlay Market & Jungle Jims Eastgate. And to Bud with The Dent Schoolhouse for showing us around without trying to scare us!
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