Now, when I say that we went to these scary functions at the amusement parks we left before it got dark and before the scary stuff actually happened. Even my 14 year old isn't in to being terrified in the haunted houses. If I had to judge which park was scarier without ever having participated with the actual events, I would have to say King's Dominion by far. They have things set up throughout the park that seem just more scary without the added 'monsters.' But, they also have much better stuff during the day for kids like a treasure hunt.
I recently learned about a program called Treats 4 Our Troops and am considering donating some of our ample candy load, being ex-Navy and living in a military area makes me feel like it is a good thing to teach my kids about.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween! And to all those in the north that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy stay safe and warm and I hope you are able to celebrate in a way that is special to your family.