Haunted Hangouts

hauntedhangoutsThe little girl in me is just jumping up and down. It’s October! Time to dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. I’ve always loved Halloween and got really creative with my costumes. One year, I was a book worm. I dressed all in green, wore fake glasses (I didn’t need them for real back then) and a fake graduation cap. bookwormThen I took two large poster boards and created a dummy version of the cover of my favorite book at the time, Great Pyramid Mystery by De Wolfe Morgan, hinged them at the top with yarn and wore them like a bulletin board.

Of course, back then we did real trick or treating, going from neighbor’s house to neighbor’s house. Now a days, to keep our kids safe, we go to a variety of haunted hangouts, places of varying levels of scariness, to have some Halloween fun. And, of course, all the major theme parks want to get in on the action. Below, you’ll find a list of the Halloween events taking place at major theme parks across North America. If you know of others, feel free to post them in a comment. I’m sure your fellow genre travelers will appreciate it.

For a more comprehensive list of local haunts, you should check out HauntedHouse.com/.

Old Tucson Studios Nightfall

Disneyland, Halloween Time
Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Scary Farm
LEGOLAND, Brick-or-Treat Trail
SeaWorld San Diego, Halloween Spooktacular
Six Flags Magic Mountain, Fright Fest (Valencia)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Fright Fest (Vallejo)
Universal Studios Hollywood, Halloween Horror Nights

Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
SeaWorld Orlando, Halloween Spooktacular
Tampa Busch Gardens, Howl-O-Scream
Universal Studios Orlando, Halloween Horror Nights

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Six Flags Over Georgia, Fright Fest (Austell)

Six Flags Great America, Fright Fest (Gurnee)

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Fright Fest (Louisville)

Six Flags America, Fright Fest Mitchellville)

Six Flags New England, Fright Fest (Agawam)

Six Flags St. Louis, Fright Fest (Eureka)

New Jersey
Six Flags Great Adventure, Fright Fest (Jackson)

New York
The Great Escape, Fright Fest (Queensbury)

King’s Island Haunt
Cedar Point Haunt

Busch Gardens, Howl-O-Scream
Hersheypark, Hersheypark in the Dark
Kennywood Amusement Park
Sesame Place, The Count’s Spooktacular Halloween

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Fright Fest (San Antonio)
Six Flags Over Texas, Fright Fest (Arlington)

Kings Dominion, Halloween Haunt

Quebec, Canada
La Ronde, Fright Fest (Montreal)

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About the author

As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.