Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hauntingly Good Places to Go for Halloween Thrills

Looking for some place to go for Creepy Halloween Scares? Here are just a few I managed to 'scare up' using Google and a computer. If there is nothing here for your area, let your fingers do the grave walking.

MOSI, Tampa
Hall-O-Boo    Oct 28-30
Held at the Museum of Science and Industry, this family friendly event is guaranteed to delight with science demon-strations, trick-or-treat stations and more.
http://mosi.org

Magic Kingdom Park, Orlando
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party    Begins mid September through November 1
This kid-friendly event allows everyone to wear a costume and collect candy while trick-or-treating with Mickey and friends.
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/magic-kingdom/special-events/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party

Seaworld, Orlando
Halloween Spooktacular     October 9-31 (weekends)
Suitable for all ages enjoy an underwater 'fantasea' with trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fishes and much more.
http://seaworldspooktacular.com

Seaworld, San Antonio
Halloween Sleepover     October 23, 30
Campers will join counselors for Halloween activities and shows.
http://seaworld.org/adventure-camps/swt/sleepover/popular/halloween.htm

Seaworld, San Diego
Halloween Spooktacular     Oct 1-31
Trick-or-treat as you meet amazing sea creatures, catch silly and spooky Halloween shows and create creepy cookie monsterpieces.
http://sandiego.org/event/Visitors/3149

SCREAMS Theme Park, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas     October 1-31
Park offers a night full of terror. Visit all five Haunted Attractions and go through them as often as you wish. Food, drink, Scary-oke, The Mythical Monster Museum and Trail of Terror, Classic Horror Movies, games, rides, face painters and fortune tellers.
http://screamspark.com


Spookyworld Nightmare New England, Litchfield, NH    Oct 1-31 (see site for exact dates)
One of the largest and most terrifying Halloween Scream Parks in the country. Massive 20-acre Scream Park features seven haunted attractions, dozens of freakish characters stalk the grounds. Monster Midway hosts live music, go-karts, batting cages, two themed mini-gold courses, concessions, restaurant, bar and more.
Intended for ages 13 and up.
http://spookyworld.com

KIDS ALL GONE BUT STILL WANT TO PLAY HALLOWEEN? CHECK OUT THESE ADULTS ONLY SPOTS.

Universal Orlando
Halloween Horror Nights XX    September throught October 31 weekends
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year promises to be a real 'scream'.
This is an adult event and NOT intended for children.
http://halloweenhorrornights.com

Busch Gardens, Tampa
Howl-O-Scream     September 24-October 31 weekends
This is an adult even and NOT intended for children.
http://howl-o-scream.com/tampa



If you don't find what you need on this list, check out: http://travelwithkids.about.com/od/halloweenevents/fr/halloween_events.htm  These are listed by state or region so you'll be sure to find whatever races your heart.

If you carry a Florida AAA card, savings at the Florida venues are significant!
Written by Rebecca Ryals Russell, author of YA/MG Fantasy. She has three books coming out during 2011 from MuseItUp Publishing. Odessa, Book 1 of the YA series, Seraphym Wars is due out April 2011. Zarena, Book 1 of the MG series, Stardust Warriors is due out July 2011 and the horror story Don't Make Marty Mad is due out next Halloween. 
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2 comments:

Roseanne Dowell said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Rebecca Ryals Russell said...

I've never visited one of these places at Halloween, but my oldest daughter LOVES Halloween Horror Nights at Universal.