If You're Obsessed With Halloween, Visit These US Theme Parks This Season!
Sometimes one lonesome haunted house just isn't enough. Don't get me wrong — I'll still go, because I'm obsessed with all things Halloween. But there's nothing like getting one scare after another by going through multiple mazes in one night to really get me in the spirit, or spending a day at a park immersed in Halloween decor and treats. There are some awesome theme parks in the US that allow guests to really get the full experience, so buy your tickets ASAP and prepare for lots of fun and maybe even a few frights.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando both offer some of the best scares in the country at Halloween. Halloween Horror Nights occurs each year on select dates starting in September through the beginning of November and includes multiple terrifying mazes, scare zones, and themed entertainment. The haunted houses change up each year, and many are updated to reflect recent horror films and TV shows. It's definitely not to be missed if you're a major fan of the holiday!
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World
While both Disneyland and Walt Disney World celebrate Halloween in very special ways, the Orlando park is the only one with Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party. The event runs on select nights throughout August, September, and October, and guests will see fun shows, go trick-or-treating, and collect souvenirs celebrating the event.
Six Flags Fright Fest
Six Flags America, Discovery Kingdom, Magic Mountain, and more throw the Six Flags Fright Fest each year, where on select nights, park-goers can get their scares in as zombies and ghouls take over the park. There are also scare zones, haunted attractions, entertainment, and more.
Halloween Time at Disneyland
For the first time, Disneyland's traditional Halloween celebration is taking over Disney California as well! Both parks get decked out in their Halloween best, and guests can buy separate tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party, which occurs on select nights throughout the season. All park-goers can enjoy the general Halloween festivities that run Sept. 15-Oct. 31.
HalloWeekends at Cedar Point
Cedar Point — also known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World — celebrates Halloween in its own unique way as well. The Ohio park holds HalloWeekends, which give guests "fun by day" and "fright by night." Park-goers can enjoy the Great Pumpkin fest, mazes, scare zones, shows, and more.
Knott's Scary Farm
Knott's Scary Farm — "where nightmares never end" — is the largest Halloween experience in Southern California. The berry farm turned theme park has 13 unique haunted mazes and attractions, thrill rides, and shows. Park-goers can also expect to encounter more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking around every corner.