Halloween is celebrated in ghoulish style at US theme parks each fall.
Leveraging their identity as centers of family fun and excitement, theme parks roll out the carpet for fans of Halloween. Attractions are transformed into haunted rides, frightening monsters are unleashed, and nightmares come true!
Halloween-themed celebrations at theme parks were established back in the 1980’s. Leveraging the growing popularity of the Halloween holiday, many parks extended their season into the fall. They began offering Halloween-themed daytime and evening entertainment for all ages.
Not all events were scary. Many parks offered fall-themed programs for families. Even little ones were able to get in on the daytime fun with traditional favorites, like hayrides, scarecrows, and corn mazes.
Since then, events at theme parks have grown in popularity and attendance. Parks have responded with increasing complexity and number of offerings.
Don’t miss out! Get the scoop on freaky family fun at theme parks this year!
Happy Halloween Weekends Open weekends, starting September 30, and Halloween Day
Halloween fun for the whole family
- 12 acres of corn mazes and hayrides
- 3D Halloween Adventure
- Halloween Magic Show
- Lights Out!
- Carnival Chaos
- Mummy’s Treasure Maze
Knott’s Scary Farm Open select nights starting September 21 thru Halloween
Where Nightmares Never End
- Pumpkin Eater
- The Hollow
- Elvira’s Last Show
- Fiesta de los Muertos
- Ghost Town Streets
Knott’s Spooky Farm Open during the daytime on weekends, starting September 30, and Halloween Day
Family friendly Halloween fun
- Live show and costume contest with Peanuts Gang
- Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
- Creepy Critters of Calico
- Railroad “A Trip To Camp Spooky”
- Halloween Hootenanny
Fright Fest Open select days September 16 through October 31.
It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park.
- The Ringmasters Cabaret
- Forbidden Forest
- The Gates of Hell
Haunt Open on select nights from September 16 through October 29.
Fear is waiting for you
- High-flying cirque-style skeleton show
- 8 horrifying mazes
- Blood on the Bayou
- Lore of the Vampire
- Ripper Alley
- Zombie High
Extend your summer fun into the fall! Visit a theme park for a scary taste of Halloween this year!