Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Halloween 2013: Theme Park Haunts

This list will be updated when more info is released, check for updates, you can always find this page on the right side of the site leading up to Halloween.

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
September 13 - October 31

Disney starts the earliest this year with a transformed Halloween park. Transformed rides and areas will add a hint of Halloween novelty to the park. for full details check it out here

Mickey's Halloween Party, happening on select nights goes late, but has the little ones in mind with Trick-or-Treat trails and dance parties for college going monsters.

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
September 20- Nov 2

Universal is going heavy with mazes based on current scare properties. The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven maze takes place from the third season of the show setting it in the jail, until you wind up in to good to be true Woodbury.
Other mazes will include Evil Dead: Book of the Dead, Black Sabbath: 13 3D, Insidious: Into The Further. El Cucuy: The Boogeyman, a maze based on a Latin American legend of a shape-shifting monster, with narration by Danny Trejo. Universal Monster Remix: Resurrection brings back old-school monsters with new music from DJ Figure, some of the monsters are taken from a fan competition, others have been redesigned to look modern.
New scare zones based on The Purge and Curse of Chucky will be up and running after you. Many of the  best rides will be open to during the night. 

Knott's Scary Farm
September 26- Nov 2

New mazes this year include Black Magic, dead magicians. Mirror Mirror, step inside a mechanical steam punk backwards world. Let's not forget the brand new Gunslinger's Grave taking you back to the old west, good to see Knott's using that cowboy setting of the park to good use. The Forevermore maze looks very similar to Jack the Ripper's old maze from last year. This time the setting is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe.
        Now Knott's does beat the competition in live shows. Elvira will be there in person for her Sinema Seance or possibly someone who looks like her. Possessed might posses you to sit down and take a load off between being frightened in mazes and long lines.
        Major rides on at night, so many roller coasters. Add scare areas to cross over through with cowboy ghosts and mechanical monsters and you have a wonderful evening at the park.
     Trapped: The New Experiment has the special "pay for maze" that started last year set the skill level high. Of those trapped inside, there will be harder to figure out puzzles and new phobias to encounter.

The Queen Mary’s Annual Dark Harbor
October 3 through November 2

What's new this year other than the Lady Ringmaster?

"An all-new circus maze featuring a terrifying MAD house will disorient guest’s illusions through fatally horrific magic, paranormal wonders and spirited thrills like never before seen. A new freak show of devilish entertainers invites guests to “step right up” and experience fierce and terrifying freaks from beyond the grave.  The new Coney Island inspired vintage circus ride “ferris-squel,” mini mazes and chilling side shows will have visitors shocked in awe.

 The Ringmaster, The Captain and their gaggle of ghosts including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary have conjured up an all-new bloodcurdling vintage circus under the big top tent inside the deadly dome.'

Six Flags Fright Fest
Oct 4-Oct 27
For Fright Fest we have activities between day a night, so some stuff for the kids and then night time fun for teens and adults. Roller coasters at night!