The preceding page includes parks in Arkansas to Massachusetts.
The following page includes parks in Pennsylvania to Utah, plus Canada.
Shakopee (near the Twin Cities), MN
Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE and Planet Spooky
Cost: Prices vary. Discount tickets available online at official site.
2012 info: Haunted mazes include Camp Wekilou (I guess parents who send their kids here don't scan the brochures too diligently), CarnEvil in 3D, and The Mangler Asylum. The park will also feature Blood Creek Cemetery and Abnormal Alley, two haunted zones. Shows include the Madness and Mayhem Show. For younger kids, the park will offer Planet Spooky with a pumpkin patch (filled with goodies), a hay bale maze, and other scare-free activities.
For more info: Official ValleySCARE site
Worlds of Fun
Kansas City, MO
Halloween Haunt and Howl-O-Fest
Discount tickets available online at Worlds of Fun official site.
2012 info: Among the haunted houses will be BloodShed and Zombie High (do these deadbeats try to go to college?). Live shows will include Blood Drums. For younger kids, the park offers Magical House on Boo Hill, a not-so-haunted house, pumpkin decorating, Charlie Brown's Pirate Adventure, and other activities and shows.
For more info: Worlds of Fun Halloween events official site
Adventuredome Theme Park (at Circus Circus)
Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $37.95 general admission. VIP Fast Pass and private tours available for additional fees.
2012 info: Among the haunted houses will be George A. Romero's Ward of the Dead (Romero is the auteur behind Night of the Living Dead and other zombie classics). Scare Zones will include Disturbed Tourist (interesting premise!). Magic and stunt shows will also be offered.
For more info: Fright Dome official site
Canobie Lake Park
Cost: $28.99 general admission, $17.99 for under 48" tall or over 60 years of age. Discount info available online at ScreemFest site.
2012 info: Haunts will include Dead Shed, The Village, and Terror in the Corn. Not sure what this has to do with Halloween, but shows will include tributes to Madonna (who, come to think of it, can be kinda scary), as well as as the curious Mini KISS, a troupe of diminutive musicians performing as the classic rockers. For younger kids, the park will present a corn maze and an Autumn Fairgrounds area.
For more info: ScreeemFest official site
Silly, Spooky Halloween Extravaganza!
Cost: $21 general admission
2012 info: In keeping with the park's target audience of the under-12 set and their families, the scares are mostly mild. Instead of Santa, the Silly Nilly Witch of the North presides over the park. Trick or treating is available. Guests are invited to come in costume.
For more info: Santa's Village official site
Wildwood (on the Jersey shore)
Morey's FEARS - Terror on the Boardwalk
Cost: $30 general admission.
2012 info: Morey's will present the haunts, CornStalkers, CarnEvil, The Other Side, and Terror Trench. Ghost Ship, the park's walk-through haunted attraction, will also be open for the event as well as some of its other rides.
For more info: Morey's FEARS official site
Six Flags Great Adventure
More info: Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest official page .
Darien Lake, Darien Center, NY
2012 info: Haunts will include Dr. D.C. East's House of Horrors and the FINAL Field Trip. Shows will include The Darker Side of Magic and LaserBlast Spooktacular. For younger kids, the park is offering Wally’s Pumpkin Trail.
For more info: Darien Lake FrightFest official site
The Great Escape
More info: The Great Escape Fright Fest official page.
At Coney Island in Brooklyn
Nights of Horror
2012 info: The park's Halloween event will include the haunts, Coney Carnival and Cudie Farm, as well as monsters throughout the park.
For more info: Nights of Horror official site
SCarowinds Halloween Haunt and Howl-O-Fest's Boo Blast
Discounted tickets available online at SCarowinds official site. Howl-O-Fest's Boo Blast is included with park admission.
2012 info: Haunts will include Defex (a factory filled with busted -- and vengeful-- toys), Fury, and Last Laff 3-D. The park will also present Creatures of the Night, Blood Drums, and other shows. Geared to younger kids, Howl-o-Fest will offer a hay maze, a costume parade, and other milder Halloween fun.
For more info: SCarowinds official site
2012 info: Haunted houses will include Club Blood and Eerie Estate. Scare Zones will include Fear Faire. For younger kids, the park will feature a kids-only mild haunted house, the Magical House on Boo Hill, the show Skeleton Crew, a costume contest, and other treats.
For more info: HalloWeekends official site
Kings Island (near Cincinnati)
Halloween Haunt and Howl-O-Palooza
Cost: Prices vary depending on the night. Online discounts available at Halloween Haunt official site.
2012 info: Haunts will include Club Blood and Cut Throat Cove. Shows will include Hot Blooded and Half Pint Brawlers, a midget wrestling show. The wrestling connection to Halloween? Beats me. Howl-O-Fest will be geared to younger kids, and will include the show, Charlie Brown's Spooktacular, a hay maze, pony rides, costume parade, and other activities.
For more info: Halloween Haunt official site
Cost: Included in admission. Haunted house requires additional fee.
2012 info: Attractions will include the Nightmare haunted house, Dead Man's Party, and a trick-or-treat trail, a magic show, and other milder activities in for younger guests.
For more info: Frontier City official site
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