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Top U.S. Haunted Attractions Announced by Hauntworld Magazine

Well, now that its September, it is officially Haunt Season. So, Hauntworld Magazine, the haunt industry’s leading trade publication, has announced its list of the Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions in the U.S.

According to the press release, “these attractions are being recognized for their attention to detail, high-quality special effects, and overall scare factor.”

“The haunts we’ve included are as expertly produced as any major motion picture today,” said Larry Kirchner, Editor-in-Chief of Hauntworld Magazine. “They have behind-the-scenes teams of master Hollywood special effects technicians, make-up artists, set designers, and trained actors. We’re an industry that exists to make people scream and laugh at the same time — and these haunts do just that, and more.”

So here’s their list: (more…)

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Haunted Sleep Over for Teens

Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, Fla., is offering “Howl-O-Scream sleepovers” for 7th through 10th graders. That’s pretty cool. According to their website, for $75 per teen, participants are treated to “chaperoned front line access to haunted houses, bone-chilling coasters, ‘creatures of the night’ animal interactions, two freaky meals and accommodations at [their] on-site dormitory.” You […]

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Movie Icons Scare at Universal Studios

Modern horror icons Freddy Kreuger, Jason, and Leatherface are heading to Halloween Horror Nights 17 at Universal studios this Halloween season. Universal studios is running a contest now through August 15, 2007, where the winner receives a trip for four (4) to either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood to attend this year’s Halloween […]

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World’s Largest Indoor Amusement Park Closed for Next Four Months

Lotte World, South Korea’s largest theme-park, announced this week that it will close for the next four months to inspect and repair its facilities, reported Robert Niles of ThemeParkInsider.com. Apparently, an official inspection of the place found “severe problems,” including “the roller coaster ride, the movie theater, the swimming pool and the bumper car arena,” […]

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