14 Theme Parks with the Spookiest Halloween Celebrations
Halloween is almost here, which means the spookiest season of the year is in full swing at America’s favorite amusement parks. Here is a rundown of all of the biggest, best, and BOO-worthy Halloween events ranging from blood-stooping terrifying to family-friendly fun.
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This Charlotte, North Carolina amusement park transforms from a theme park to a scream park every weekend leading up to Halloween. At SCarowinds you will find over 500 ghastly monsters waiting to feed off your screams at Carolinas’ largest Halloween event. Walk through the haunted cobblestone streets of London at “Fleet Street,” and then get lost in the terror of spooky scarecrows at the “Dark Harvest” maze. Every attraction will give you goosebumps!
Hersheypark in the Dark, Hersheypark
Chocolate is such a big part of Halloween so it only makes sense that America’s chocolate-centric amusement park would celebrate the holiday in a big way. For three weekends leading up to Halloween, kids can trick-or-treat around the parks and enjoy the candy the park is inspired by. Also, after the sun sets at Hersheypark in the Dark, a selection of roller coasters have lights-out rides and guests can enjoy the “Creatures of the Night” attraction, which features nocturnal zoo animals. Get in the spirit of things by telling these best ghost stories on your drive there.
Halloween Haunt, Kings Island
Cedar Point isn’t the only Ohio theme park that gets spooky around Halloween. Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt includes spine-tingling Halloween attractions like haunted mazes, outdoor scare zones, live shows and evil creatures lurking everywhere hoping to make your worst nightmares come true. You can also experience the park’s most thrilling rides and attractions at Haunt including Banshee, Diamondback, Mystic Timbers, and the legendary Beast!
During weekends in October, Pennsylvania amusement park Knoebels hosts its annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. Party with ghosts and ghouls, experiencing tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides! Kids and adults alike will be able to get into the spirit without getting too scared. Top off your Halloween celebrations by watching these 35 scariest movies of all time.