For me, no article on Halloween celebrations would be complete without Disneyland on the list. Halloween time at Disneyland is truly magical. Disneyland starts their Halloween festivities September 26th through November 1st. The entire park is decorated in festive Halloween cheer. On Halloween, they are having a Mickey’s Trick or Treat Party at Disney’s California Adventure Park that costs $37 dollars to go to (children under 2 are free). This event is on previous days (at a lower price of $29 dollars) but going on Halloween itself would make it more fun. They’ll have trick or treat stations, games, rides and more. You can wear costumes and masks as long as they are not scary and do not block your vision. Disneyland is located at 1313 S. Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802.
Best Theme Park Celebrations on Halloween #2: Universal Orlando
Universal Studios in Orlando is well known for having extra creepy and scary exhibits at their theme park during the Halloween season. This year is no different and they are having their Halloween Horror Nights starting September 26th and ending November 1st. Scare yourself to death as you enter the Reflections of Fear, cry in horror as you go through Scary Tales Once Upon a Nightmare, lose your mind as you take a walk in the Asylum of Horror, feel faint as you enter Fractured Tales, experience evil as you walk through The Path Of The Wicked, be careful not to be eaten by Creatures, get an education you’ll never forget at The Skoolhouse, feel a little green at American Gothic with Lizzie Borden leading the way, have your space dreams crushed when you go check out Interstellar Terror, never look at a camera the same way again in Dead Exposure, experience hell on earth with Doomsday, learn that Halloween isn’t all fun and games in The Hallow, think again before collecting anything as you walk in Body Collectors: Collections s of the Past and wail in fear in The Streets of Blood. This event is NOT recommend for younger children and they should be left at home as everything in the park has the potential to scare them (after all, it’s geared to freak adults out, can you image what it’d do to children?). You can buy a Halloween Horror Nights pass for $69.99. Guests are not allowed to wear costumes or masks.
Best Theme Park Celebrations on Halloween #3: Cedar Point Amusement Park
Cedar Point Amusement Park is located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. They have HalloWeekends starting in October that is good Halloween fun for the entire family. Cedar Point will be having a Magical House on Boo Hill that is filled with seven themed rooms. There will also be a Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade, Hay Bale Maze, Planet Spooky, Peanuts Halloween Show and Costume Contest, Chris Linn’s Magiccommedy, Graveyard Shift, The Witches of Witch Hollow, DJ Zombo and more. Admission prices can be found here.
Best Theme Park Celebrations on Halloween #4: Screams Halloween Theme Park
Screams Halloween Theme Park is devoted entirely to Halloween and boast that they are the world’s largest Halloween Theme Park. They are only open during the Halloween season. This theme park is the place to be if you want to get your spook on as they have five attractions set up for you to go through. Do you dare enter the Castle of Darkness, 3DPirates of Peril Point, The Arcane Asylum, Death Trap Maze and The Ghoulish Graveyard? While they are not open on Halloween itself, you can go to the park before and the day after Halloween. Tickets are $21.99 for adults and children under 5 are free. There are activities for children such as face painting, games, etc but I wouldn’t really recommend taking your younger child to the theme park because they will see lots of things that could scare them. Guests are not allowed to wear costumes or masks. You also can not take cameras or video cameras. For those that want to have an extra special time this Halloween season, you can arrange to get married at the theme park. For more information on a SCREAMS wedding, click here. Screams is located at 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, Texas 75167, 30 minutes south of Dallas and Forth Worth.
Best Theme Park Celebrations on Halloween #5: Knots Berry Farm
Knots Berry Farm in California transforms into Knots SCARY Farm during the Halloween season This event draws out the screams and shivers so children under 13 should be left at home. The Scare-zones are The Gauntlet, Carnevil and Ghost Town. There will be six new mazes to scare your pants off; The Slaughterhouse, Labyrinth, Corn Stalkers, Quarantine, Club Blood and Alien Annilation as well as the old mazes The Doll Factory, Killer Clown Kollege, 13 Axe Murder Manor, Welcome to Lost Vegas Nevahead, The Asylum, Black Widow’s Cavern and Pyromaniax. Knots Scary Farm also will have 7 live scary shows you can watch. Knots Scary Farm starts at the end of September and ends November 1st. This Halloween Haunt event is not covered in the regular admission ticket as it is a separate event. Pre-sale tickets cost $47.99 – $49.99. Guests are not allowed to wear costumes or re-enter park if they leave early the day they go.
Best Theme Park Celebrations on Halloween #6: Six Flags
There are several Six Flags Amusement Parks over the United States that are participating in Fright Fest. The park boasts that it’s “thrills by day, chills by night” during the Halloween season. They’ll have rides in the dark, costumes employees ready to give you a scare, live spooky shows and much more. Click here to find out what the Six Flags in your area is doing for Halloween.